Castilleja is a school for girls in the 6th to the 12th grades, dedicated to excellence in educating young women and cultivating young leaders. Castilleja offers an enriching, comprehensive and forward-looking Visual and Performing Arts curriculum to expose our students to a variety of artistic forms and techniques, and to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century by instilling creative confidence.
The Theatre Arts teacher reports to the Visual and Performing Arts Department Head and works closely with other Arts teachers within the program. The Theatre Arts teacher will be expected to teach introductory Core Arts in the 9th Grade, as well as classes in the fundamentals of acting, improvisation, and scene creation, as well as coach advanced students through directing experiences. Experience should include Directing, as well as introductory work in a variety of areas, which could include (but is not limited to) voice and speech, stage combat, classical text, improvisation, playwriting, and Film. This position also entails directing a play and a musical. Castilleja offers courses in Film, and candidates who have experience or interest in Film teaching are encouraged to apply.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizes, constructs, and communicates lessons clearly, working from a syllabus and purposeful plan that is revised over time as the course and program develop
Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and the age of the students being taught
Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments
Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
Continues professional development in both subject matter and methods of teaching
Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied instruments for evaluating and assessing student achievement that align with course objectives
Understands and is compassionate to adolescent realities
Treats students equitably, is sincerely interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs
Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning
Holds students accountable for their actions and their learning
Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these expectations clearly and regularly
Actively engages in the life of the school as a student advisor and club mentor
Participates in related teaching duties as needed
Committed to academic excellence, exceptional service, and providing a dynamic climate for lifelong learning
Education Requirements Prior teaching experience
B.A. or B.F.A. in Theater Arts, Master’s preferred
Experience managing a theater preferred
Please send cover letter and resume along with a completed and signed application located on the careers page of our website to email@example.com. Please use Theatre Arts in the subject of your email. Please do not forward to individuals at Castilleja as we cannot guarantee proper response or distribution that way.
About Castilleja School
Castilleja School is a non-sectarian independent college preparatory school for young women located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1907 by Stanford graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, the school has an enrollment of girls in grades six through twelve, and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Castilleja educates young women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community.