Foster a love of theatre while creating a safe space for creativity and growth!
As a theatre teacher you will:
- Use a variety of styles and techniques to teach the craft of acting, with a heavy focus on improvisation, vocal and physical work, and the ability to guide students through a clear process to consistently achieve the desired results in performance.
- Teach sections of Drama, and possibly Dance, in the Lower School.
- Teach Oral Interpretation, Drama, and Musical Theatre in the Middle School.
- Prepare class materials in collaboration with the performing arts department, including syllabi, homework assignments, assessments, and supplementary materials.
- Be able to manage classrooms effectively
- Collaborate with members of the performing arts department, the Lower and Middle School faculty, and the entire K-12 community.
- Regularly participate in professional development opportunities to maintain and grow expertise in the subject matter.
- Enthusiastically participate in the greater life of the school, particularly extracurricular activities as an advisor or spectator and chaperone.
- Be knowledgeable in new trends and developments within theatre education
- Be available to parents, students, administration, and colleagues outside the school day when needed.
- Be willing to take on other duties as needed.
- Small classes, which encourage deep student-faculty interaction, facilities that enhance the ability of the faculty to teach, and opportunities for faculty development, are essential ingredients in the academic enterprise.
- An appreciative community that learns from individual differences, fosters the ability to disagree with civility, and embodies courtesy and compassion
- A competitive compensation plan that is commensurate with a first-year teacher salary.
- A full benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, and a retirement plan.
- Bachelor’s degree in theatre, dance, or music
- Minimum of three years' experience with Lower and/or Middle School children
- Demonstrated experience as a teacher and a performer
- Additional experience in technical theatre and stage craft, dance and/or musical theatre preferred
- Solid understanding of pre-adolescent development, strong communication skills, and a passion for teaching this age level
- Experience singing or playing a musical instrument or instruments encouraged, but not mandatory.
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