Director of Learning and Community Engagement

POSITION: Director of Learning and Community Engagement 
DEPARTMENT: Learning and Community EngagementREPORTS TO: Artistic Director
JOB TYPE: Full Time
START DATE: August 2023 
COMPENSATION/SALARY: $75,000 - $85,000

ABOUT: The Rep is the St. Louis region’s most honored live professional theatre company. Founded in 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a fully professional theatrical operation belonging to the League of Resident Theatres, The League of St. Louis Theatres and is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Inc., the national service organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre.

MISSION: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis creates bridges between people in the St. Louis region and beyond through expertly crafted theatrical experiences that are joyful, unique, inspiring and thought- provoking.

VISION: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will be a welcoming home where a full spectrum of artists and audiences courageously engage with one another and expand their appreciation and understanding of the world.

VALUES: Collective Excellence, Equity and Anti-Racism, Resource Stewardship for Sustainability and Growth, Life-long learning

POSITION SUMMARY: Our Director of Learning and Community Engagement reports directly to the Artistic Director and will oversee all of the educational and community-based programming at the organization. Some primary functions of this role are to create and oversee educational programs in local schools (including but not limited to: any in-school residencies and the staffing of Teaching Artists), produce our TYA touring productions and any additional educational performances (including the Story2Stage festival), produce community centered events including RepresentSTL, Community Nights and The Glowy Snowy Day Drive-Through Experience, and creating and maintaining community partnerships. If you share a common goal of lifelong learning and community-based work, the Director of Learning and Community Engagement might be the perfect role for you!

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We offer a strong compensation package including but not limited to: Health, dental and vision insurance, FSA Plan, 2 weeks of paid vacation in the first year of employment, 3 weeks per year after the first year, 403(b) Retirement Plan.


  • Managing outreach and establishing strong relationships with school and community partners

  • Overseeing all educational programming in local schools and community centers

  • Serving as lead producer for family and youth programs and performances

  • Directing and producing the TYA plays for The Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company

  • Acts as the Youth Director for The Rep’s annual production of A Christmas Carol

  • Produces and directs of the Story 2 Stage Festival

  • Produces accessible community centered-events including RepresentSTL programming,

    Community Nights and The Glowy Snowy Day Drive-Through Experience

  • Providing leadership that advances EDI work in strategic planning

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of community storytelling workshops and other artistic training programs

  • Providing vision and oversight for curriculum building

  • Recruitment, evaluation and supervision of all program instructors (teaching artists), partner coordination and class instructions

  • Ensures compliance with special grants by establishing systems of record keeping and communication both interdepartmentally and with school partners

  • Creates, oversees and manages all Learning and Community Engagement budgets


  • Has a minimum of 3-5 years of educational or community-based work

  • Has experience with managing a staff

  • Has experience with budgeting and financial reporting, including grant writing

  • Values diversity as much as we do

  • Wants to have real stakes in the success of our theater

  • Appreciates the value of arts in the community

COVID-19 AND VACCINATION POLICY: As a condition of employment, The Rep will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including one booster.

ENVIRONMENT: This position requires the ability to work seated and standing for several hours at a time. Some filing is required. The work environment is an air-conditioned, smoke-free, office environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This position may require local, day travel.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the job’s requirements. It does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis reserves the right to modify this job description at any time, including assigning or reassigning job duties or deleting this position.


Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting) and resume to No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted in Word or PDF format. Subject line should read: Last Name, First Name – Director of LACE.