UMetc Program Overview:
Reporting to the offices of New Student Programs and Student Life, the Educational Theatre Director’s primary responsibilities include providing Artistic Direction for the company through direction and coordination of undergraduate students as actors. Major program components include first-year summer orientation programs and fall semester bystander intervention workshops delivered to all first-year students, which serve to educate and inform students about a variety of social, academic, and personal issues typically encountered during the college years.
The Program Director will also be responsible for developing new partnerships that situate UMetc as a consultation and training resource to enhance the skills and efficacy of peer facilitators across campus. This will include working alongside departments, units, and programs to strengthen their peer facilitation training through the use of and training on educational theater techniques. The Educational Theatre Director will oversee a variety of administrative tasks and supervises a full time UMetc Program Coordinator.
Orientation Performances: 50%
The Orientation productions serve as an introduction to various campus services and offices for incoming students. These programs consist of performances for Freshman Orientation (June-August), Transfer Orientation (May-August and December), International Orientation (August) and the Collaboration at Michigan workshop (June-August). Collaboration at Michigan is a workshop which uses interactive theatre to help students prepare to work in Diverse teams and groups.
Peer Facilitation Training and Consultation 20%:
In service of our collective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts this role will focus on strengthening peer facilitator training within programs designed to build students’ awareness, knowledge, skills, and actions associated with building inclusive campus communities.
- Develop and lead a team that brings together effective practices in peer facilitator training and shares assessment outcomes and teaching methods. Identify opportunities to partner with departments, units, and programs across Student Life to enhance student leadership and peer facilitation trainings through the incorporation of interactive theater and the development of public speaking and stage presences skills.
- In partnership, enhance the current Student Life Peer Facilitation Training in order to centralize key components, bring together students from across content areas, and develop a pool of peer facilitators to engage in as needed programming to support DEI efforts.Serve in a consultative role for staff and students developing peer facilitation training content throughout the division.
- Ensure that appropriate success metrics, including Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)?, participation, satisfaction, and comprehensive student and/or staff learning outcomes are gathered, analyzed, reported, and utilized for data-informed decision-making and continuous improvement.
Change it Up! Bystander Intervention Training: 20%
The Change It Up! workshop uses interactive theatre content, a bystander intervention model and is delivered to students, staff, and faculty. This is a peer delivered workshop at each level and serves as a core training effort in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategic plan. Change it Up! with Undergrads is a required program for all incoming students in their fall semester and is facilitated by undergraduate and graduate students Change it Up! also holds graduate sessions in partnership with schools and colleges throughout the year and serves as a requestable training for staff and faculty through central Human Resources Learning and Professional Development. Change it Up related duties include but are not limited to:
Team Leadership and Administration 10%
- Develop and maintain UMetc as a community by facilitating the intentional development of student learning and development through the facilitation of meetings, professional development, and team-building for company.
- Develop and oversee administration of audition process for actors in the fall and in the spring
- Prepare reports of program activities
- Evaluate the company and specific performances
- Monitor budget expenditures for the company
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.