Reports to: Lower School Director and Middle/Upper School Director
The Performing Arts teacher is a new position at CIS. As a member of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, the Performing Arts teacher supports a wide age range of students in our JK – 12th grade school. In addition to teaching elective and after-school classes in performing arts for lower, middle and upper school students, the Performing Arts teacher also will direct performances for our lower school theater program, as well as a fall and spring musical/play for middle and upper school students. Additionally, all CIS teachers support the social, emotional and character development of each student in his/her class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach middle and upper school elective classes
Teach after school club and other performing arts classes
Direct fall and spring shows for lower school students
Direct fall and spring shows for middle and upper school students
Support lower school classes in preparing classroom performances
Collaborate with other members of the Visual and Performing Arts Department
Update and create curriculum in conjunction with departmental goals
Prepare progress reports and conduct conferences for students and parents each semester
Attend faculty, divisional, and in-service meetings as scheduled
Support the mission of the school through teaching, advising, and participating as a member of the faculty
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Attend professional development opportunities
Model life-long learning through personal and professional growth
Serve as an ambassador for the school at Open Houses and other admissions or public relations activities
Demonstrated performing arts experience; director experience preferred
Teaching experience working with children from a wide range of ages
Demonstrated passion for working with children and an understanding of the developmental needs of the age group
Highly skilled teacher with effective pedagogical and classroom management techniques
Effective written and oral communicator
Commitment to the success of every student
Proven collaborator and team member
Innovative and optimistic thinker
Life-long learner with a growth mindset
Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Interest, a Statement of Educational Philosophy, References, and a Resume/CV via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Columbia Independent School
Columbia Independent School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 350 students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve, located in mid-Missouri near the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College. Founded in 1998, CIS seeks to foster superior academic, artistic, athletic, and social growth for each of its students. Students come from a variety of socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from Columbia and the surrounding area, as well as foreign countries such as China, Germany, Republic of Georgia, and South Korea. Columbia Independent School is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, ISACS, National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, and National Honor Society.
Columbia Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.