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Performing Arts Coordinator

About Allens Lane Art Center

In 1953, Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC) was founded to bring together a diverse community of Mount Airy residents through engagement in the arts. The center has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for nearly 70 years and continues to thrive today with a rich variety of programs. The four core programs at ALAC are Theater, Art Education, Summer Art Camp, and Exhibitions. The Art Education program serves both young and adult artists and includes visual arts, ceramics, and theater classes.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

Allens Lane Art Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status in any of its activities and operations. These activities and operations include, but are not limited to, employee hiring and employment practices; selection and management of volunteers, vendors, and contractors; provision of services; and dealings with the public.

About the Position:

In collaboration with the Programs Director, the Performing Arts Coordinator will help ALAC to plan, schedule, and administer our new performing arts series, Live! At The Lane. The series presents a broad variety of performing arts in our historic theater space, including music, spoken word, comedy, dance, and theater.

This position is part-time salaried, hours are mostly flexible and remote, except for the evenings of performances, on average twice a month, and during the run of mainstage shows.


  • Help to inform the season’s schedule of performances by identifying talent and/or organizations to partner with.
  • Manage contracts, payments, and communications with performers.
  • Manage the physical theater space with the help of our Facilities Coordinator.
  • Run and design lighting, sound, video, and set construction.
  • Collect/write descriptions and gather promotional imagery for all performances.
  • Work as part of a team and attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Help to restructure and reinvigorate our mainstage theater program.
  • Represent ALAC in the NW Philadelphia community.
  • Be available during performances – at minimum 2 Saturday nights a month.
  • Coordinate volunteer ushers and the box office attended.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Help to organize performing arts aspect of the Mt. Airy Arts Festival.


  • Center Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Access and Belonging in all aspects of the job.
  • Punctuality and efficiency in communications, deadlines, and meetings.
  • Organization, innovation, and taking initiative.
  • Warm, friendly, and welcoming communications that uphold the mission and the culture of Allens Lane Art Center.
  • Thoughtful and diplomatic resolution of conflict that is centered in restorative practices.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in performing arts field and administration.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be organized and have a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of lighting and/or sound, and stage set construction is preferred.


Salaried: $10,000 a year. The summer months there are no performances, but some light scheduling and coordinating would be required.

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Mount Airy, Philadelphia

Since 1953