Job Title: CUNY Creative Arts Team, Youth Theatre Program Manager
PVN ID: VA-2207-004915
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description


Seeking a highly organized, detail-orientated administrator and team-player who believes in supporting youth driven spaces to serve as the Program Manager for the CAT Youth Theatre.


CAT Youth Theatre is a free, award-winning after school program that invests in young people and inspires them to thrive– on stage and in life. The collaborative theatre process gives young people the opportunity to make new meanings from the material of their lives. Each year approximately 70 middle school, high school, and early college-aged young people from across the city create socially relevant, artistically sophisticated original plays while learning vital life skills enabling them to become self-confident, compassionate and accountable; develop relationships across differences; build community; and be prepared to act as contributing citizens.

CAT Youth Theatre is a program of the Creative Arts Team at CUNY.


The Creative Arts Team (CAT) is an arts-in-education program at the City University of New York (CUNY), serving more than 20,000 people annually in New York City. CAT uses theatre strategies to engage, inspire and educate in a variety of settings, including schools, after-school programs, college campuses, community-based organizations, and government facilities. 

Other Duties


  • Responsible for the long-term and day-to-day oversight of all administrative matters for the CAT Youth Theatre program
  • Coordinate a broad range of day-to-day projects and administrative services
  • Build relationships and liaise with young people, parents, schools, theatres, community groups, staff, etc.
  • Serve as the marketing, publicity arm of the Youth Theatre Program
  • Work to support the CAT Director of Development with fundraising & individual giving.



  • A Bachelors Degree
  • Must be detail orientated, motivated self-starter, with excellent project management and the ability to think creatively while working both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to working in culturally diverse settings and using youth centered practices; enthusiasm for working with teenagers
  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills; able to keep accurate, detailed and well-organized records
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations/priorities, multi-task, and develop new skills
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite- Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Adobe, social media platforms and metrics, and the Internet. Some basic web design (Drupal) and graphic design experience preferred.
  • Experience with email marketing and fundraising software preferred (Constant Contact, Network for Good a plus).


We are committed to enhancing our diverse community by actively encouraging people of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability age, or protected veteran status to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. CUNY is an EEO/AA Employer.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

CAT Youth Theater
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$47,000.00 - $55,000.00
Closing Date
Sep 06, 2022 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit