Education Director


Education Director

Timber Lake Playhouse
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053


Paul Stancato

Job Details




Education Director


Timber Lake Playhouse
Dan Danielowski- Executive Director
Paul Stancato- Artistic Director

Seeking Educational Director:

Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois state's oldest summer stock company, is seeking an Educational Director for their 2018 summer season. This is currently a part time position that TLP is looking to grow into a full time position. See job description below:

:  The Education Director oversees Timber Lake Playhouse’s Education and Outreach Program.  Specifically, this position will develop, coordinate and teach TLP’s workshops and classes, oversee the Apprentice/Internship Program, and the All Area Teen Production.


Primary Responsibilities


  1. Planning 
  • Management of the Education department
    • Assess Education department programs to make them more efficient, scalable, and sustainable. 
    • Assess Education programs to insure that they are essential to TLP’s identity and fulfill its mission. 
    • Implement curriculum and operating processes in response to program evaluations and outcomes. 
    • Manage Project timelines.
    • Manage Education calendar insuring accuracy and compliance with corporate calendar.  
    • Prepare quarterly and annual report/summary for Education programs including data and demographics.
    • Analyze gaps in the Education Program, make recommendations to the Administration and implement accepted recommendations.


  1. Direct Daily Operations
  • Analysis of curriculum, materials, etc.
  • Annual analysis of equipment needs
  • Insure that TLP continues to deliver quality educational product 
  • Insure that facilities meet the quality of our product
  • Collaborate with Administration to insure Education materials are in compliance with corporate brand and represent the department’s goals and image. 
  • Facilitate weekly dialogue with Marketing, Development, and Production to insure that all parties have mutual understanding of Education team activities. 


Specific Responsibilities

  1. Teen Workshop and Children’s Camp
    • Develop program and curriculum for the daily camps.
    • Provide the educational component for the camps
    • Work with Admin Assistant to track participant attendance
  1. Administer the High School Apprentice Program
    • Keep all records for the program
    • Meet weekly with apprentices and supervisors
    • Approve weekly and total hour records
    • Schedule apprentices on a weekly basis
    • Manage the evaluation process 
  1. Manage the All Area Teen Production (NOTE: The Education Director often assumes the role of Director of this production)
    • Coordinate production aspects of the production
    • Manage the scheduling process
    • Act as liaison to TLP management
  1. Administer the Resident Company Internship Program
    • Keep all records for the program
    • Meet weekly with interns and supervisors
    • Assure interns are receiving quality mentoring
    • Manage the evaluation process 



  1. College degree (or presently in a professional program) in related field preferred.
  2. Professional experience and presently working as a professional 


Personal Characteristics

  1. Behave Professionally: Must be able to work in a professional manner in all areas of responsibility while establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
  2. Focus on Client Needs:  Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters while managing multiple, diverse interests and constituencies.
  3. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  4. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  5. Demonstrate Workplace Skills:  Ability to work well, efficiently and effectively under stress and must be able to be flexible in a fun, fast-paced environment.


May 28, 2018 - August 15, 2018





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