Fayerweather Street School is seeking an experienced and energetic teaching artist to direct the School’s annual 7th and 8th grade play. The director will work closely with a second teaching artist, a production manager who has 10 years of experience with this annual production.
This is a part-time seasonal position that runs roughly from the last week in November (auditions) to the first week of April (three culminating performances). During the rehearsal months of January, February and March, the director is typically present three days per week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, during after school hours (typically 3:00 to 6:00 or 6:30). Typically about 40 students participate in the play, either on stage or in tech roles.
Candidates should have experience directing, especially in a school setting or with young people. The director will have responsibility for choosing and cutting a script (Shakespeare plays and non-Shakespeare plays – not musicals - in alternating years); leading rehearsals; and other regular duties of a director. The director must have strong interpersonal abilities, excellent written and verbal communications, and the ability to work closely and collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and staff. The director will be expected to attend production meetings, parent meetings, and other functions, as necessary, in addition to rehearsals and performances. BFA and/or MFA required.
This is a contracted position. The budget for this position is approximately $8K.
Fayerweather Street School is a progressive independent school, Pre-K through 8th grade, located in Cambridge, MA. Families are an integral part of the school and open and clear communication with parents is important. Fayerweather values diversity in all aspects of school life and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter, resume & references to firstname.lastname@example.org (state name & position sought in email header). Applications are being accepted immediately, and we hope to schedule interviews in September. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: This is a contracted position. The budget for this position is approximately $8K.
Fayerweather Street School is a progressive Pre-K through 8th grade school.
At Fayerweather Street School we help young people develop the knowledge, skills and awareness to flourish in a complex, diverse and increasingly interdependent world. We believe that truly knowing each child is the heart of a great education. We strive to engage each child's intellect, imagination, and awakening sense ...of social responsibility, to help our students become confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners. We are committed to building a diverse and welcoming community in which compassion, humor and respect are woven throughout the curriculum and spirit of the day.