University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for a position leading the high school theatre program. Responsibilities include teaching theatre courses (improvisation, playwriting, Theatre as Societal Commentary as examples), serving as an advisor to approximately ten students, participating collegially in meetings and initiatives of both the performing arts department and of the high school division, and taking an active role in the life of the school community. Specifically, the High School Theatre Director will partner with the Technical Theatre Director and the Middle School Theatre Director to facilitate a ninth through twelfth grade theatre program. This program works in two ways. It encourages participation and exploration by all interested students while helping develop the skills, talents, and abilities needed to further pursue theatre beyond high school should students wish to do so. This position also entails directing a high school play and a musical.
Qualifications include at least a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or arts education, experience with teaching performing arts courses of a theatrical nature, demonstrated skill with selecting, preparing, and directing theatre productions at the high school level, an appreciation for high school students, and experience working in a diverse school community. We have particular interest in candidates who have a deep commitment to active collaboration with colleagues and schools.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School (PDS), USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 100-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means that students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at usn.org/jobs. To learn more about USN, visit our website at usn.org.
About University School of Nashville
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.