Theatre Teacher (San Gabriel Valley) - Challenging, Inspiring Community!

Job Title: Theatre Teacher (San Gabriel Valley) - Challenging, Inspiring Community!
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Salary: annual
Start Date: 8/1/2020
Reference: P031920-2
Contact Name: Leah Biegeleisen
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: March 19, 2020 09:45

Job Description

An independent, coeducational college-preparatory school is seeking a lower/middle school theatre teacher for Fall 2020. 

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.
At the school, you will enjoy: 
  • 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.
 You will need: 
  • 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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