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Special Programs Leader I - Creative Arts Theatre

Recruitment #191002-118100-002

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing in touring theatrical productions; assisting with the design and/or creation of props, sets, and costumes; assisting in teaching theatre/art classes, workshops, and camps at various community centers.  The ideal candidate will have experience in more than one aspect of theatre production and will be passionate about theatre education and theatre for youth. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Rehearses and performs in touring theatrical productions.

Assists in the planning, organizing, and teaching of theatre/art workshops, classes and camps.

Assists with the design/building and painting of all necessary props, set pieces and costumes for each touring production.

Coordinates programs and activities with coworkers and supervisor.

Promotes Creative Arts Theatre programming throughout the community.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: Acting and theatre production.

Some knowledge of: Rehearsal and performance process and protocol; theatre production; the use and care of tools and equipment pertinent to theatre production.

Ability to: Rehearse and perform when on tour; participate in specialized theatre education initiatives; stimulate interest and enthusiasm of various age groups in theatre; organize and execute work independently as well as collaboratively;  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.

Instructional ability: Passion for theatre education and some teaching experience preferred.

Preferred skill in: Acting; theatrical design; theatrical construction; use and care of pertinent equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school with six (6) months 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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