Site Coordinator, Kluge School Community Learning Center

This position is a full time, 9-month contract and will report to CLC Program Managers.

Position Description

The Site Coordinator’s primary objective is to execute the CLC requirements specified by the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant and Milwaukee Recreation, to provide administrative support and oversee the daily functions of the CLC at Kluge.  The Site Coordinator must believe in the mission of First Stage, to transform lives through theater, and work to create a safe, welcoming, inspiring and motivating after school environment for students, teachers and parents.



  • Assist the Principal, Academic Coordinator, and day school staff in recruiting and retaining students for all CLC program activities, with the daily average of 60-80 students at the CLC.
  • Coordinate, direct and monitor the CLC staff, program partners and volunteers for overall effectiveness in carrying out the CLC’s program plan and operation.
  • Collect and complete all written paperwork including payroll, attendance, accident/incident reports, evaluations, surveys, etc. in accordance with required deadlines.
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day operation of CLC programs at the project site.
  • Maintain constant communication with Program Managers regarding curriculum, staff, site logistics, data entry and administrative needs.
  • Complete assignments and duties as directed by the Lead Agency and per CLC contractual requirements (i.e. organize Family/Parent Events, lead assemblies and presentations, submit attendance and other data, etc.).
  • Attend School Learning Team meetings, School Governance Council meetings, bi-monthly CLC Site Coordinator mandatory meetings to ensure ongoing communication with Day School, and CLC Project Team staff.
  • Become trained in APlus System and ensure data is up to date and accurate, including:
    • APR data o Site information data o Program activities
    • Participant registrations
    • Rosters o Daily attendance
  • Keep all signed registration forms and attendance records in a secure, locked place. Records must be retained on site for seven (7) years.
  • Maintain positive relationship with parents of student participants (i.e. hold special conferences, share program opportunities for students and families, give acknowledgments, etc.).


The Site Coordinator must be a team player, lead by example, exhibit a strong work ethic and be committed to the First Stage philosophy of teaching life skills through stage skills and transforming lives through theater. Excellent communication skills are critical, along with the ability to adjust communications styles to varied youth, parent and professional populations. The position will require local travel to schools and other community destinations, and the ability to move or lift up to 40lbs.

required.  Microsoft Office proficiency, a strong administrative background, and a willingness to learn our database system is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Education or Theatre Arts is preferred. The ability to pass a background check is required.


First Stage offers a mission you can stand behind and a positive work environment.

This full time position with single health benefits is approximately 30-40 hour per week position that includes nights and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience.

About First Stage

First Stage is Milwaukee’s premiere non-profit theater for young people and families and has grown from a small theater group to a nationally acclaimed company drawing annual audiences of more than 135,000 people. With a season including six family series plays and one First Steps show (more than 300 performances annually), First Stage has become one of the largest programs in the nation. First Stage offers arts-in-education programs, spending more than 2,000 hours annually in classrooms throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and the First Stage Theater Academy, a professional theater training program teaching “life skills through stage skills” to 3,000 enrollments of young people ages 3 – 18 each year. It is one of the largest and finest programs of its kind in the nation. For more information about First Stage visit

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume with your experience and interest in this position via email to Julia Magnasco at:


FIRST STAGE is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.