Exciting opportunity to develop the enormous potential of young women at a school where girls take center stage.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women within a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a part-time Drama Director for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The Drama Director is a committed educator who will challenge students to perform at their best. Woodlands Academy believes that a multicultural perspective is an essential element of a 21st Century education and values diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
The Drama Director will report to the Activities Coordinator and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty.
· Primary duties are to produce a fall play and a spring musical, nurture the arts in school, and teach acting and set design skills
· Introduce students to acting methods and to all the other elements associated with launching theatrical productions (from costume and set design to lighting and direction)
· Educate students on different acting styles, methods, and techniques
· Ensure students are well-prepared and well-rehearsed so that their experience is positive, enjoyable, and successful
· Produce all extra-production materials (including programs, posters, tickets and advertisements)
· Support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
· Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, discretion, punctuality, and clear, direct, open communication.
Requirements and Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or related subject matter; master’s degree is preferred
· Minimum two years’ experience teaching high school, preferably in a single-gender setting
· Sincere drive to share the art of theatre and work with high school students
· The ability to build positive relationships with high school students and be a powerful student mentor
· The ability to draw people in for collaboration, curriculum development, and problem solving and be a trusted and sought-after colleague
· A high-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives
· A genuine understanding or willingness to learn/understand the culture, community, and the demands students feel on a daily basis
· Superb communication skills, including excellent verbal/written skills, in order to collaborate with Student Support Team, parents, students, and faculty
· Strong people skills in order to be empathetic to the needs of the students and their parents
· A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the WA community
· Upon employment: completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children training and successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.
An equal opportunity employer, Woodlands Academy seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Please complete the application materials listed on the Employment web page of the school’s website at woodlandsacademy.org. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, three written references, and a Job Faculty Application.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college prep day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education.
Woodlands Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Woodlands Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.