DEPARTMENT: Performing Arts POSTING DATES: 4/4/2019 until filled
REPORTS TO: Director of Upper School FLSA: Exempt
The Performing Arts Department has an opening for a part-time teacher/director for the 2019-2020 school year. The position is two-fold: classroom teacher for Theatre classes and director of the Upper School Musical and Spring Play.
Teaching responsibilities include:
Designing a vibrant and challenging curriculum for first-year acting students
Teaching 7th Grade Drama
Teaching experiential drama-based classes in the Primary School grades 2-4
Establishing Movement for the Actor
Creating an environment that nurtures creative exploration and expression
Collaborating with other faculty members to enhance the learning experience
Broadening the student’s horizons by engaging guest artists into the classroom
Communicating with the parent/guardian regarding student progress
Other duties may be assigned
Directing responsibilities include:
Working closely with members of the theater team on all aspects of theater production in the Upper School including contract arrangements with publishers, organizing and holding auditions, communication with parents and the community and all business aspects of productions.
Directing or co-directing Upper School performances which could include the Upper School Musical, the Student Playwriting Festival and the Spring Play.
The successful candidate should be proficient in:
Working with ages 8-18
Various acting techniques, theatre history, and oral interpretation
Teaching Shakespeare to the actor
Using visual and audio technology to enhance the classroom and play production experience
Collaborating with the department chair, fellow performing arts faculty, and other school leadership for professional growth
Establishing parent contact for students’ progress throughout the school year
Education and/or Experience:
A or B.F.A in Theatre, M.F.A preferred
Interested candidates should email resume, 3 professional references
and statement of teaching philosophy, with cover letter to the email address listed.
Hathaway Brown is a school for girls, and it's so much more. It’s a school for scientists and writers and artists and budding entrepreneurs. It’s a training ground for athletes and dancers and musicians and actresses. It’s a place where young people are empowered to ask questions, challenge conventions and explore opportunities.
And everything we do is guided by our motto: Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus - We Learn Not For School, But For Life.
Since 1876, HB has given students the tools they need to confidently embrace all the possibilities that exist for them beyond our Shaker Heights campus. The faculty’s dedication to hands-on experiential learning at all levels can be observed every day in the classrooms, libraries, science labs, theatres, dance studios and art rooms, as well as on the athletic fields. In addition to the superior academic preparation they receive, at every turn HB students are inspired to become the best people they can be. We encourage girls of all ages and boys in our Early Childhood program to take chances, stretch their minds, work together, and pick themselves up and start over when they need to. The results of this philosophical approach are both ...astounding and humbling. Through the years, we’ve amassed more than our fair share of awards and accolades in every discipline you can imagine. Students continually perform with notable distinction on high-level tests and in the rate at which they’re accepted to their first-choice, top-tier colleges and universities. But no matter how well they fare by these measures, all of our students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to their lives. They know how to test theories, challenge conventions, find beauty in overlooked places, implement creative solutions, and lend a hand where it’s needed. Wherever they go from here, HB graduates bring strong character, unparalleled intelligence, unbridled enthusiasm, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with them.