Lower and Intermediate School Drama Teacher (1 year position; Late August 2018 - June 2019)
Francis W. Parker School
May 18, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced Lower and Intermediate School Drama teacher to join our expert faculty in a one (1) year, non-tenure track position. The Lower and Intermediate School Drama Teacher develops and implements lessons that teach students how to act. Topics can include diction, projection, vocal expression, physical expression, improvisation and working as a team. Class times typically include practicing skills, both in small groups and in front of the whole class.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
B.A. in Performing Arts/Drama/Theater or a closely related discipline; Graduate work in Performing Arts, education, and instructional methods preferred
At least 3-4 years full-time teaching experience required
Progressive teaching experience preferred
An understanding of the developmental needs of Lower and Intermediate school students
Knowledge of drama curriculum that works with this age group
Background in movement and dance
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and emotional maturity
Ability to cheerfully collaborate and plan with other teachers who share the same students
Interest in extra-curricular involvement with students
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.