Job Description: Part-Time, Exempt, Faculty Position
The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time musical theatre/theatre teacher to teach musical theatre technique and performance to students in grades 9-12. Courses will likely include a variety of approaches to acting (auditioning, cabaret, etc.), as well as music direction of the spring musicals. The Theatre Department seeks a candidate with a strong mastery of acting and vocal/singing techniques, as well as the ability to direct/musical direct, and who can teach to a range of skills, learning styles, and interests. We seek candidates who value student centered, hands-on learning, and are supportive of individual students while challenging them to take meaningful, creative risks. Candidates should be able to recognize and appreciate the diverse perspectives of the students they work with, and create opportunities to integrate these perspectives in their teaching. The ideal candidate will want to participate in community life beyond the classroom.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
-Teach approximately 7 blocks in the Theatre Department
-Music direct large spring musical as well as smaller studio musical.
Skills and Qualifications:
-Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
-Minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
-Strong piano skills.
-Professional performance experience.
In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration and flexibility among colleagues and with students in our vibrant, arts-infused school. Moreover, they need to have the skill and experience to teach creative students with a broad range of learning styles and who come from diverse backgrounds. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives.
About The Cambridge School of Weston
The Cambridge School of Weston, founded in 1886, provides a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world. Located 12 miles from Boston, we are a day and boarding high school community of approximately 340 students. Our module system forms the basis of the educational program, allowing us to offer more than 300 classes. All classes meet for 75-to-90 minutes each day, taught over five-week modules. Our pedagogy advocates active, experiential learning within a curriculum designed to accommodate the interests and experiences of individual students. We welcome the perspectives of different ethnicities, races, classes, religions and sexual orientations that enhance our mutual understanding.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genet...ics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply.