Program Manager, CAT Youth Theatre

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Program Manager, CAT Youth Theatre

  • New York City, Manhattan
  • Location:
  • CUNY Creative Arts Team 101 West 31st Street 6th Floor New York, NY, 10001 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Manhattan
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Status : Full Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Number of Available Positions: 1
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train One block from Penn Station (NJT and LIRR) and PATH trains
  • Area of Focus: Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater) Office/Adminstrative Support Other
  • Job Description:

    Seeking a highly organized, detail-orientated administrator and team-player who believes in supporting youth driven spaces to serve as the Program Manager for the CAT Youth Theatre. Open until filled, interviews starting in mid August.

    CAT Youth Theatre is a free, award-winning after school program that invests in young people and inspires them to thrive– on stage and in life. The collaborative theatre process gives young people the opportunity to make new meanings from the material of their lives. Each year approximately 70 middle school, high school, and early college-aged young people from across the city create socially relevant, artistically sophisticated original plays while learning vital life skills enabling them to become self-confident, compassionate and accountable; develop relationships across differences; build community; and be prepared to act as contributing citizens.

    CAT Youth Theatre is a program of the Creative Arts Team at CUNY.

    The Creative Arts Team (CAT) is an arts-in-education program at the City University of New York (CUNY), serving more than 20,000 people annually in New York City. CAT uses theatre strategies to engage, inspire and educate in a variety of settings, including schools, after-school programs, college campuses, community-based organizations, and government facilities.


    • Responsible for the long-term and day-to-day oversight of all administrative matters for the CAT Youth Theatre program
    • Coordinate a broad range of day-to-day projects and administrative services
    • Build relationships and liaise with young people, parents, schools, theatres, community groups, staff, etc.
    • Serve as the marketing, publicity arm of the Youth Theatre Program
    • Work to support the CAT Director of Development with fundraising & individual giving.
  • Required Skills/Experience:
    • A Bachelors Degree
    • Must be detail orientated, motivated self-starter, with excellent project management and the ability to think creatively while working both independently and as part of a team
    • Commitment to working in culturally diverse settings and using youth centered practices; enthusiasm for working with teenagers
    • Strong organizational, written and communication skills; able to keep accurate, detailed and well-organized records
    • Ability to adapt to changing situations/priorities, multi-task, and develop new skills
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite- Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Adobe, social media platforms and metrics, and the Internet. Some basic web design (Drupal) and graphic design experience preferred.
    • Experience with email marketing and fundraising software preferred (Constant Contact, Network for Good a plus).
  • How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume online via the Research Foundation of CUNY wesbite New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Helen White
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Program Manager, CAT Youth Theatre

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