Part-Time Program Manager

Part-Time Program Manager


CO/LAB Theater Group seeks a Program Manager to focus on CO/LAB:connect – CO/LAB’s workshops and residencies, Sharing the Stage (CO/LAB’s Professional Development offering), and building and supporting community in and around the organization. This team member would ideally begin work with CO/LAB the week of October 15, 2023.

CO/LAB Theater Group is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our organizational values state “All Are Welcome” at CO/LAB—applicants of all races, religions, gender identities or expressions, familial statuses, sexual orientations, ages, or disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. We are committed to continually diversifying our team and we aim to include new voices and experiences to our work. 


    • Manage CO/LAB:connect (CO/LAB’s partner residencies and one-off workshops):
      • Oversee outreach, onboarding, and ongoing communication with partners
      • Foster relationships and recruit new organizational partners
      • Oversee the tiered and subsidized pricing program 
      • Create training program and materials for in-class staff at partner sites to support connect workshops 
      • Coordinate & communicate with partners regarding schedules, attendance, updates and announcements
      • Manage connect budget
      • Manage & organize supplies for connect workshops and residencies
      • Collaborate on curriculum plans with Director of Programs and Teaching Artists 
      • Oversee collection & implementation of feedback
    • Manage Sharing the Stage (CO/LAB’s Professional Development Program)
      • Connect with organizations to promote and book Professional Development workshops, inclusive of workshop logistics, contracts, etc
      • Manage program development and curriculum
      • Work with Programming Team to schedule Teaching Artists & CO/LAB leaders as facilitators
    • Build community in and around the organization
      • Seek out and coordinate participation in fairs, conferences, and performances to promote programs.
      • Spearhead CO/LAB:Encore partnerships & program
      • Work alongside programming team to produce annual showcases and shows


  • The position reports to the Director of Programs.
  • This position is part-time and requires 20 hours per week. 
  • This position will be on call in collaboration with the other programming team members for our weekend and evening classes to help manage any last minute needs and/or emergencies.
  • The position will receive an annual salary of $27,500.
  • CO/LAB is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • This is a hybrid position. While some in-person office hours and/or meetings will be required, CO/LAB is proud to offer employees a flexible schedule and remote work opportunities. A specific schedule will be agreed upon by the employee and their supervisor. 
  • CO/LAB is proud to offer a generous vacation policy for our administrative staff. 
  • CO/LAB will provide access to the appropriate technology needed to carry out the responsibilities of this position.
  • CO/LAB believes in creating a work environment where employees are nurtured and supported. We provide an annual professional development stipend, take extreme care in our performance management systems, and have multiple full-team outings per year.


  • CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Creative Opportunities without Limits And Boundaries. CO/LAB offers individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. Through our programming, we encourage actors to collaborate as an ensemble and discover their individual voices. CO/LAB creates a safe, judgment-free, and neuro-diverse environment that allows participants the opportunity to express themselves both in class and on stage. We seek to honor and celebrate every individual. CO/LAB aims to offer financially accessible programs to all.
  • Our organizational core values which guide our daily work:
    • All are welcome; CO/LAB fosters a community with open doors that is supportive of people with all abilities, beliefs, and backgrounds.
    • CO/LAB honors and celebrates each individual for who they are. We value everyone’s unique contribution to our ensemble at large.
    • We set the bar high, artistically and administratively. We are ambitious. We learn, grow, and thoughtfully apply our knowledge.
    • At CO/LAB we listen carefully, encourage new ideas, and collaborate with team members.
    • We are determined to have generous, honest, passionate, joyful people leading the organization.
  • All staff members of CO/LAB participate in deepening the organization’s commitment to becoming an inclusive and equitable organization. Each individual is responsible for conducting their work in an equitable manner and our staff works together to continue to learn about anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-ableism, and/or social justice. 
  • We recommend perusing our website and social media channels to find out more about our team and our work!

    • I have relevant education, work, or volunteer experience that would apply to this position. This may include a combination of the following: program management, community partnerships (specifically with disability-focused organizations), volunteer program management,  theater and/or performing arts, and nonprofit experience.
    • I am comfortable and familiar with working in the disability industry because I have personal and/or professional experience working with folks with developmental disabilities and/or neurodivergence.
    • I have exceptional communication skills and can adjust my approach and communication method for various audiences. 
    • I enjoy offering services to a prospective client, and can do so with comfort and ease. I am comfortable discussing financial obligations and transactions, and can remain non-judgmental when listening to a partner’s needs.
    • I am organized and detail oriented. I have the ability to work on several projects at once, prioritize tasks, and delegate assignments. 
    • I am comfortable managing budgets and tracking expenses in real time.
    • I love to collaborate and welcome creative ideas from team members.
    • I am self-driven, and a critical thinker. 
    • I have a network of artists that I’d be excited to share with the CO/LAB community.
  • $27,500 - 20 hours/week

  • 09/17/2023
  • Entry-Level | Mid-Level | Part-time
  • Performing Arts
  • CO/LAB Theater Group
  • New York
  • NY
  • Becky Leifman
  • 8475297355
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