POSITION SUMMARY / JOB GOALS: The Early Childhood and Elementary Drama and Movement Educator teaches Drama, Theatre Games, Movement and Dance in ensemble style classes at the Elementary and Early Childhood level. This position works with Coordinator of Theatre and Dance, and Director of Fine Arts, to ensure appropriate Theatre Pedagogy, with a continuation of scope and sequence and vertical articulation of the Drama and Dance curriculum. This is a Full Time position with Commensurate Pay, Benefits and Health Insurance. There are additional opportunities that carry the duties of teaching: Elementary School Drama, Elementary Musicals, and potentially Directing competitive One Act Plays, Directing Dramatic Plays, or Directing/Co-Directing Musical Theatre Productions at the Elementary and Middle School level (See supplemental job description “VRT Director”.
EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
Identify gaps in process-making skills and then teach to the skill areas to address these gaps
Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) in Theatre and/or Dance Education
Experience teaching Drama, and Dance, Courses to large and small groups utilizing differentiation using multiple tiered instruction for all levels
Experience creating and implementing a strengths-based arts curriculum for students that provides opportunities for success through modifications and accommodations.
Experience collaborating with other teachers and team members to integrate the arts across the curricula
Experience producing performances and events across grade levels
Experienced in multiple classroom management pedagogies and strategies
Well-organized and able to create classroom environment supportive of learning and exploring
Educational colleague with a collaborative style who values a community of highly-engaged team members
Embodies servant leadership
Detail oriented and well organized
Collaborative, team-player, does not make decisions in isolation
Strong EQ, calm and mature presence; fair but firm
Energetic, self-starter who closes feedback loops
Acts with integrity and builds a culture of trust
REPORTS TO / EVALUATED BY: Fine Arts Director in collaboration with the Coordinator of Music and Theatre
DIRECT REPORTS: none
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Teaching of Performing Arts, Dance and Drama, including planning and preparing courses and lessons; setting and marking of work; and assessing, recording and reporting on development, progress and attainment.
Preparing pupils for public performances assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations, recording and reporting such assessments and attending meetings connected with the conduct of public examinations.
Communicating and consulting with the parents of students, including the writing of reports and attendance at parents’ evenings and open evenings.
Maintaining good order and discipline among the pupils he/she is teaching.
Participating in departmental meetings and taking responsibility for noting points of action and effectively communicating with colleagues.
Working as a member of a team in the shaping of Departmental policy and practice, introduction of curricular initiatives, the preparation and development of schemes of work, units of study and methods of teaching and assessment.
Contributing to the provision of resources and teaching materials and taking some responsibility for care of stock.
Participating in appropriate administrative and organisational tasks in order to ensure the smooth running of the Department.
Taking responsibility for a designated area of the curriculum or curriculum innovation or project.
Keeping up to date with curriculum innovation, participating in arrangements for ProD, contributing to his/her own professional development.
Working collaboratively with support teachers in the classroom.Taking responsibility for the monitoring and support of a student teacher takinghis/her class (when required).
Setting work for his/her classes where absence is known in advance and setting work for absent colleagues where required.
Using a variety of teaching methods such as play readings, demonstrations, role-play, performances, movement and dance
Producing class plays and performances
Using a range of materials including music and audio-visual aids
Organising and directing drama activities and encouraging self-expression in pupils - Some of these duties may be scheduled after normal teaching hours for either stipend or flexible scheduling hours
Setting assignments, projects, tests and exams, preparing and carrying out continuous assessment, marking pupils’ work and writing reports - Rigorous and academic
Preparing for and attending parent-teacher meetings and staff meetings
Sometimes supervising out-of-hours activities such as theatre visits, rehearsals, performances or social events.
Other duties as assigned by Fine Arts Director & Coordinator of Music and Theatre
VILLAGE BELIEVES THAT EFFECTIVE EMPLOYEES ARE:
Accountable - Establishes a high performing culture and accepts accountability for organizational performance.
Strategic - Leads opportunity and is committed to continuous improvement aligned with the organizational vision and direction.
Collaborative - Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes
Entrepreneurial - Creates organizational value for diverse stakeholders and achieves commercial success.
Enabling - Drives excellence through valuing and developing others
Agile - Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment
Resilient - Demonstrates personal resilience within a demanding environment of high expectations
Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee or Village to only the work identified. It is the expectation of the School that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our organization.
QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING:
Must hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Theatre or Dramatic Arts (Acting, Drama) or Dance. BFA in Performance, Technical Theatre or Stage Management) or Theatre Education or Early Childhood Education.
Preference will be given to those holding a valid Texas Teaching License with the appropriate endorsement and authorization for the assignment, or, to individuals with commensurate experience of more than 3 years in Theatre or Drama education at the appropriate level.
Preference will also be given for those with commensurate experience in professional theatre
Preference will also be given for those with either a MFA - Acting, M.E. Theatre Education
Preference will be given to those with experience in either Dalcroze or Eurythmy (Waldorf/Steiner) education.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience and certification