St. Paul’s School for Girls is pleased to announce an opening for a part time Middle School Theatre teacher.
St. Paul’s School for Girls is an independent, all girls’ college-preparatory school enrolling 415 students in grades five through twelve, founded in 1959, in the Episcopal tradition. St. Paul’s Plus, a division of St. Paul’s School for Girls, is an educational childhood program for ages six weeks through Pre-K. St. Paul’s School for Girls educates hearts and minds in an inclusive community that is grounded in the Episcopal values of respect, integrity, and spiritual growth. We empower voice, nurture intellectual curiosity and creativity, and inspire confident leaders who serve in the world.
The theatre program resides in the Ward Center for the Arts, a jointly owned and operated building which serves as a bridge and hub between the campus of St. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Paul’s School.
We are looking for individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with prior experience teaching middle school students and a passion for theatre arts, to lead a dynamic middle school theater program that fosters individual student voice, grows students’ self-confidence and encourages healthy risk taking.
Twelve teaching sections per week for 5th through 8th graders.
Directing and producing the coordinated after school middle school musical theater production bi-annually and assisting in off years.
Close collaboration with a full-time technical director and facilities manager, jointly employed by the two schools, especially as it relates to the middle school play direction.
Collaborating with other middle school faculty members to provide students with interdisciplinary experiences that incorporate theater and acting.
Enthusiastically representing and promoting the theatre department to all internal and external communities.
Working with our Dean of the Arts to organize and implement programming that is developmentally appropriate and relevant to other arts projects.
Must be able to demonstrate accurate acting and theatre techniques.
Minimum of two years of experience in either a middle-school or upper-school theatre arts classroom preferred.
Demonstrated passion for and expertise in subject matter.
Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Ability to function well both independently and in a team setting.
Ability to meet deadlines, lead initiatives, and be proactive.
SPSG supports the model of the teacher-coach as it scaffolds student development and connection, and thus the School is especially interested in candidates with coaching experience and/or those who are able to demonstrate initiative and serve as coaches in a variety of significant ways outside of the classroom.
Therefore, this individual must possess strong communication skills; be well-versed in school life and pedagogy; and understand the developmental needs of girls.
To apply for the position, please forward cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. SPSG is an equal opportunity employer.
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Additional Salary Information: This position is 60% full time and a 10-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate is eligible for some of our benefits package including 403(b), legal resources, AFLAC, pet insurance and other supplemental programs. Additional benefits include free lunch, dry cleaning service delivery and fitness center.