The Madeira School is seeking a Theater and Film Teacher to join its faculty for the 2018-2019 school year. The successful candidate will support and achieve the School's mission and vision by effectively facilitating learning in student-centered college preparatory classrooms.
Have the content knowledge and personal flexibility to teach a range of students in a variety of classes including Acting, Film, and Directing
Direct the fall play and winter musical, including running of related pre-season activities
Collaborate with the Stagecraft Teacher, Production Manager and contractors in work pertaining to theater productions
Collaborate with the production design team during production meetings
Coordinate Tech Week activities and build and communicate rehearsal schedules that fit a boarding/day school program
Assist the students in the creation of the student-centered One Acts Festival and the Film Festival
Collaborate with the Production Manager and Stagecraft Teacher to recruit, train, and oversee the student stage management team
Collaborate with Department Chair to organize and recruit parent volunteers
Manage a standard load of up to 21 of 28 blocks of a combination of: teaching, directing the two major productions, on-campus professional development and collaboration
Plan and prepare innovative and rigorous instructional content
Maintain accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicate such data in accordance with the Academic Calendar and School expectations
Perform all duties associated with advising, which includes participation in first-year advisor orientation program and serving as a student advisor in subsequent years
Know how girls learn and use this knowledge to guide instructional and curricular decisions; apply principles of mind, brain and education science when teaching, developing curriculum, and assessing student learning
Work collaboratively with a team of faculty, colleagues, administrators and parents
Support and act in accordance with the school's mission and values
Teaching and directing experience required
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred (degrees in related subject matter preferred)
Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn required
Ability to innovate and think creatively about education
Ability to make contribution to the School outside one's academic department, including to activities program, residential program, and interdisciplinary offerings
Ability to use and adapt to a wide-array of technology as tools to support and deepen student learning and instruction
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Uphold the School's professional standards including punctuality, courtesy and discretion
Ability to serve three to five weekends each school year of on-campus duties in support of the residential program (includes driving school vehicle)
Work a daily schedule that begins at 7:50 am and ends at 4:15 pm (Tech Week hours will differ)
About Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.