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Special Programs Leader II - Theatre

Recruitment #190903-118200-002


This is specialized work in performing and teaching theatre in a lead capacity as well as in designing and building items for theatrical production.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for rehearsing and performing in touring theatrical productions; designing and/or creating props, sets, and costumes; planning, promoting & teaching theatre/art classes, workshops, and camps at various community centers.  In addition, an employee in this class will assume a leadership role within the department.  Employees are required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in overseeing, coordinating and promoting Creative Arts Theatre activities. The ideal candidate will have experience in multiple aspects of theatre production and will be passionate about theatre education/theatre for youth. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Rehearses and performs in touring theatrical productions.

Plans, organizes, promotes, and teaches theatre/art workshops, classes and camps.

Designs and constructs all necessary props, set pieces, puppets and/or costumes for each touring production. Operates audiovisual equipment such as film/slide projectors and tape players; operates sound and light systems.

Attends and conducts sessions at meetings, workshops and training clinics.

Coordinates programs and activities with coworkers and supervisor.

Serves as a liaison and promotes Creative Arts Theatre programming throughout the community.

Directs visitors at center; answers phones and provides information concerning programs and use of centers.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: acting and theatre production. 

Working knowledge of: rehearsal and performance process and protocol; theatre production; theatre education; the use and care of tools and equipment pertinent to theatre production; basic computer skills – word processing, internet research, and social media.

Some knowledge of: public relations and marketing principles and practices; first aid and CPR

Ability to: rehearse and perform when on tour; memorize lines and blocking; plan, organize and oversee specialized theatre education initiatives; stimulate interest and enthusiasm of various age groups in theatre; organize and execute work independently as well as collaboratively; provide leadership in coordinating and conducting Creative Arts Theatre activities; maintain records and compile reports; perform duties requiring physical strength and endurance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Skill in: acting; theatrical design; theatrical construction; theatre education; use and care of pertinent equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college with coursework in recreation, recreation therapy, physical education, leisure services, art, theater, or a closely related field, with one (1) year of experience in specialized recreation programs, preferably in an instructional or theatrical performance capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a: Standard First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate within six (6) months of appointment; valid Florida driver's license; some positions might require a Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class "C" with passenger endorsement within six (6) months of employment.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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