Teach five courses in the Performing Arts Department in grades 9-12 and supervise after-school activities. The Technical Theater/Media Arts Teacher presents material and instruction focusing on performance practices in a digital age, including topics in the language of the camera, acting and speaking on film, visual storytelling, and presentation in social media. The candidate will also be able to teach a course in technical theater, including set design and construction, lighting, and sound.Assume other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach classes in technical theater including set design/construction, lighting, sound, and other theater related fields.
Teach classes in topics related to animation, video production, filmmaking, acting, visual storytelling, vlogging, and installation/performance arts, with an understanding of the computer hardware and software associated with these offerings.
Establish a supportive learning environment that allows students a chance to explore and take risks.
Create class exercises and instruction that support performance and other studies in the arts.
Develop curriculum and setting foundational principles for all art studies.
Provide technical assistance in department and school-sponsored events that take place in the Lasdon Theater.
Assist managing props, staging, and costume storage.
Train event organizers, faculty, and students on the theater technology.
Assume additional upper school assignments and duties as required.
Supervise all students involved in the technical design and running of each show.
Maintain all lighting, sound, and shop equipment.
To apply for this position:
Please send a single PDF file that includes a letter of interest, resume, and three references to email@example.com.Please include the position title in the subject line.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience in stagecraft, theater technology, media, film, and production.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
3-5 years experience teaching in the arts preferred.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends periodically when performances or events are scheduled.
Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.
About The Harvey School
The Harvey School
Located on a wooded, 125 acre campus in Katonah, NY, The Harvey School is a student-centered, co-educational independent school serving approximately 360 students in grades six to twelve. The school provides a college-preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and changing world. With our commitment to small class size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding.