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TYA Jobs: School Relationship and Booking Coordinator (Childsplay, AZ)

School Relationship and Booking Coordinator

Do you want to feel like you are a part of something exciting? Childsplay seeks a proactive, creative,
outgoing individual to join our team to sell, market, and book performances with schools and teachers.
Childsplay is Arizona’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences serving young people, teachers, and
their families through theatre in the classroom and on stage. The core of Childsplay’s operations is its
robust school performance programs, including field trip and tour performances that reach 200,000
children every year. These performances happen daily throughout the school year, both in theatres and
directly in schools.

The School Relationship and Booking Coordinator will be in charge of developing relationships with
school and community partners, working with the marketing department to create and implement
marketing plans to reach schools, and directly selling and booking school groups into Childsplay’s field
trip and tour performances. The School Relationship and Booking Coordinator is the first point of
contact for many teachers to engage with Childsplay – accordingly we are looking for a passionate,
enthusiastic representative of our programming.

This role is part of an ensemble that celebrates learning and creativity, encourages innovation, and
provides multiple opportunities for professional growth. The work at Childsplay is fast, furious and
extremely rewarding. We offer a terrific family environment and the fulfillment of working for a
company with a mission to improve the lives of young people through the arts.
This full time position will be a part of the Education team, working closely with the Marketing and
Production teams to ensure that schools have the best possible arts experience.

 Sell and schedule performance programs to schools
 Work with the Education Team and Marketing to develop engagement strategies for school
performance sales.
 Implement and manage sales and marketing plans for field trip and tour performances
 Develop and steward relationships with districts, schools, and teachers
 Provide exemplary customer service experiences for all teachers and school representatives
who interact with Childsplay
 Work with the Education team to increase the list of schools that engage with Childsplay
 Work within a collaborative team environment to achieve sales goals
 Understand and maintain a working knowledge of AZCCRS and develop strategies for sharing
this information with teachers to enhance their application with theatre and performance
 Stay current with Arizona’s education environment, and how it could impact student attendance
and participation in the arts.
The ideal candidate will possess
 Experience in sales or marketing (additional experience in the field of education or theatre
 Experience in managing budgets and meeting goals
 Comfort with talking on the phone, reaching out to potential patrons in a variety of ways, and
addressing customer service issues
 A passion for education, theatre, and Childsplay’s mission as well as a healthy sense of humor

 An understanding of schools, teachers, and the current Arizona education landscape
 Strong technology skills and comfort learning new technology systems
 Previous experience with CRM/database systems, SalesForce or PatronManager preferred
 BA degree in a related discipline e.g. non-profit management, business, education, theatre,
marketing, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
 A car, a valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to schools around the Phoenix area
You’ll Be A Great Fit if:
 You multi-task with flair!
 You are comfortable speaking in public and mingling with teachers and children
 You stay cool under pressure
 Talking to people about theatre, education, and their impact on young people makes your day
 You’re self-motivated. When given an idea or a framework you are comfortable taking
 You are goal oriented
 If you thrive in collaborative environments
 You can find fulfillment in the small parts and the big projects of your job
 You’re always learning. The only thing you know for certain is that you don’t know it all and
relish the prospect of being a part of a learning organization.

This is a full-time non-exempt position of 35 hours per week. Salary is $30,000/annually including
benefits. Childsplay has a casual office environment and dress code, and unlimited opportunities to
develop creative and groundbreaking arts education strategies.

Childsplay values equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our organization, programs and audiences.
We are committed to giving underrepresented artists a safe space to create art and community. By
welcoming people with differences in religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender identity,
ability, and age we are better able to celebrate that which brings humankind together: imagination and

Due to our work in the schools and with young people, all serious candidates must submit to finger
printing and a background criminal check.

Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter detailing why you think you’re the best fit with
Childsplay and this position along with a resume and two or three professional references. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled with a first review on January 15, 2018.

Please send email submissions with the subject line: Application – School Relationship and Booking
Coordinator to Korbi Adams, Director of Education and School Programs at kadams@childsplayaz.org
No phone calls please, we will contact candidates whose skill sets, education and experience meets the
requirements for the job. Please visit our website at www.childsplayaz.org for additional company

Founded in 1977, Childsplay’s mission is to create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both,
that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving
imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood that are keys to the future.

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