Hangar Theatre Company

Creative Catalyst Fellowship

EDUCATION & Engagement Associate
Hangar Theatre
Ithaca, N.Y.
Application Deadline
April 23, 2021
fellowship duration
Six-month fellowship,
beginning June 2021
20-25 hours/week
Typically hours land between 9-5:30 M-F;
with some nights and weekends related to
rehearsal and performance schedules.


job description

The Hangar Theatre seeks a Creative Catalyst Fellow in Education and Engagement to provide oversight, guidance, and vision for a number of initiatives related to educational programming and engagement efforts of the Hangar Theatre during a six-month period (June 2021 to December 2021).

The Education and Engagement Associate (EEA) participates as a member of the theatre’s staff, attending staffmeetings, regular meetings with the Artistic and Managing Directors, participating in short and long-range planning,evaluating, budgeting, and organizational direction.

The EEA will help plan and oversee the Next Gen summer education program for school age students (1-10th grade) and be very active in: arranging and facilitating training for teachers from an anti-racist, equity and accessibility focused perspective; communicating with both parents and teachers to ensure successful programming; and providing oversight to assure that Next Gen teachers and students are aware of and able to adhere to all local, state, and federal guidance as it pertains to COVID-safety in the performing arts.

The EEA will lead efforts to engage with community groups during the final production of the season, An Odyssey, and take the lead on educational initiatives and supplemental programming during that community-specific performance.

The EEA will also spend time during their residency re-conceiving, improving, and eventually over-seeing Project 4, the Hangar Theatre’s in-school residency arts education program, and will work with Hangar leadership to grow the program to reach more students. If the Hangar decides to produce a holiday show in fall/winter 2021, the EEA will lead educational programming during that time, including school outreach, student matinees, post-show talkbacks, and other engagement efforts.



About Creative Catalyst Fellowships

Creative Catalyst Fellowships, in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts, are highly competitive, paid fellowships that advance artist leadership through skill-building, mentoring, and community of practice; strengthen creative community networks to better address regional gaps; foster systemic approaches to increase access, inclusion and equity; and embrace participation and exchange across the creative sector.  Creative Catalyst Fellows will also gain access to educational and community-building opportunities.