Brandon Hall School seeks an experienced and dynamic Performing Arts Director for the 2018-19 school year. The full-time position is responsible for overseeing the direction and growth of the Performing Arts Program, including theater and music classroom instruction and school productions.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in performing arts with independent and/or boarding school experience and excellent communication and organizational skills. There may also be an opportunity for the candidate to reside in school housing.
Job Title: Performing Arts Director
Reports To: Dean of Faculty
Employment Status: Full-Time
Bachelor's degree required
Experience with directing theater productions required
Experience with teaching performing arts courses required
Master's degree and/or 3+ years teaching experience strongly preferred
Experience with soundboard and lighting equipment preferred
Experience with International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum preferred
Performing Arts Director Position Requirements:
Facilitate the direction and growth of the Performing Arts Program
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to promote the arts
Coordinate regularly with the Visual Arts Teacher to continually progress a thriving arts program
Manage school productions in terms of budgeting, scheduling, and programming
Select, prepare and direct student productions, including a One Act Play and Spring Musical
Oversee the school's participation in performing arts competitions, such as the GISA One-Act Play and GISA Literary and Music Competitions
Coordinate various student, faculty and staff performances throughout the year including the Holiday Show, Winter Music Competition, and Talent Show
Exemplify technical proficiency in order to work with and teach students how to operate soundboard and lighting equipment
Develop and teach theater and music courses for Middle School and High School
Evaluate each student's theatrical and/or musical growth and performance
General Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
Curriculum and Instruction:
Create and implement lesson plans in accordance with course curriculum and the Brandon Hall Performance Standards (BHPS); written evidence of preparation is required.
Use a variety of instructional techniques to enhance student learning and adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities.
Work with department chair and other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
Use instructional technologies to strengthen the teaching and learning process in accordance with ISTE Teacher Standards and Technology Office policies.
Design lessons and projects that foster an interactive learning environment centered around main learning goals, specific and timely feedback, and student-produced content.
Facilitate and inspire highly effective 21st Century Skills in each student, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the use of clearly defined rubrics, discussion, and reflection.
Uphold and adhere to all school policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty, Dean of Academics, and/or Head of School.
Student Growth and Development:
Conduct ongoing formative assessments of student understanding in order to provide timely feedback to students and guide instruction.
Help students develop appropriate study methods and habits.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities through faculty sponsorship or as assigned.
Serve as an advisor to a select number of students.
Be a positive role model for students and support the mission of Brandon Hall School.
Create and cultivate a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior through a shared understanding of fair and equitable class rules, procedures, and consequences.
Participate in faculty development activities to improve the craft of teaching; including required faculty in-service and on-campus workshops and independent opportunities.
Establish and reflect on teacher goals and uphold proficient levels of practice in the areas of curriculum and instruction.
Attend and participate in monthly faculty meetings and serve on faculty and staff committees.
Professionalism, Community and Communication:
Use appropriate oral and written communication with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community in accordance with school policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain regular communication with parents regarding positive student progress and growth opportunities.
Serve the school's residential life and boarding program two times per semester.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community.
Interested applicants must submit an online application which includes a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Brandon Hall School is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.