Position Title: Interim Performing Arts Teacher, grades 2-12
Position Start Date: August 2018 with possible end date of November 2, 2018
Westmark School is currently seeking a Interim Performing Arts Teacher for grades 2-12. Our ideal candidate will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based learning differences, and be able to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and be in accordance with Westmark School’s mission. The Interim Performing Arts teacher will teach theater classes across all divisions and coordinate the 5th grade fall performance.
Teach performing arts classes to students with language-based learning differences;
Plan and implement fine arts curriculum;
Submit weekly lesson plans;
Integrate technology into the curriculum;
Maintain class PowerSchool page;
Regularly update and post to PowerSchool class grade book;
Use behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Provide a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Communicate on a regular basis with administrators to discuss student progress;
Model professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers and the community;
Additional duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts, education or related field;
Experience teaching performing arts curriculum to lower, middle and upper school students;
Background in drama or vocal training
Experience with school theater productions preferred
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences;
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies;
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Strong organization and time-management skills;
Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.
About Westmark School
The leading independent school in Los Angeles for children with language-based learning differences in grades 2-12, Westmark School has provided an exceptional college-preparatory environment for more than 30 years, allowing students to grow and succeed, not only in the classroom, but also in life.
Westmark students discover how they learn best and become advocates for themselves, leading them to become highly functional, concrete thinkers, and preparing them for a successful college experience.
Westmark’s exceptional multi-modal, research-based pedagogy differentiates instruction based on student need and allows children to discover not only their personal academic style but their strengths and areas of need as well. Using state-of-the-art technology—including our one-to-one iPad program—and facilities designed with our learners in mind, as well as low student-teacher ratios, our distinguished faculty provide individualized instruction.
Westmark is about much more than what happens in the classroom. With a beautiful new athletic field, highly competitive sports teams, a small sound stage and production studio, vibrant music, performing and visual arts programs, an advance...d experiential learning program highlighted by engaging outdoor educational class trips, an integrated service learning program, student leadership opportunities as well as countless enrichment programs, Westmark has much to offer motivated, creative, and multi-faceted children.