Doane Academy seeks a part-time Theater Director to join our faculty starting in the fall of 2019. The successful candidate will support students in grades 4 to 12 in our performing arts program. He or she will act as director and oversee all aspects of our winter/spring upper school production (either a drama or musical, depending on the year) and our lower school spring production. In addition, the Theater Director will serve as an advisor for the school’s Halloween event known as “Doane’s Dungeon” and the annual Christmas pageant. Finally, the Theater Director will teach one section of our middle school drama class in the spring trimester.
This is a part-time position based on the seasonal nature of the productions that the school stages. The candidate for this position should anticipate working some non-traditional hours as performance and rehearsal schedules demand. It should also be noted that Doane, like many schools, has a rotating, 6-day academic schedule which means that classes meet at different times on different days.
About Doane Academy
Doane Academy, founded in 1837, is an independent Episcopal day school serving students from age 3 through grade 12 in Burlington, New Jersey. The student body includes approximately 245 students. Doane maintains a deep commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and character development. The school’s appreciation for the arts is broad and deep. Although we are a small school, our distinguished alumni include a 2-time Tony Award winner and various others who have achieved notable success in the arts. Our theater program is housed in a newly restored, versatile black box performing arts space, featuring a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. We are located on the banks of the Delaware River, about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and slightly over an hour from New York City.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and c.v. to George B. Sanderson, Headmaster, Doane Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The qualified candidate must possess a deep appreciation for the potential of students and bring with them a creative spirit, sense of humor, and passion for collaboration. Exceptional flexibility, teamwork, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Ability and interest in technical theater is highly desirable but not required.
Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree in the performing arts as well as experience with directing high school students. An advanced degree, teaching experience, and familiarity with independent schools are preferred but not required.
About Doane Academy
Since its founding in 1837, Doane Academy has helped students to realize their interests, develop their talents, and have a significant impact on the world around them.
For children ages 3 through twelfth grade, Doane Academy is committed to developing intelligent, capable young people within a school culture where students are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to realize their full potential.
The students, faculty and staff at Doane Academy are all part of a supportive and encouraging school family. Our teachers are attentive to the needs of each student as an individual, and work closely with both students and parents to insure success in academics and extracurricular activities. The school's rigorous college preparatory curriculum, strong athletic program, and numerous opportunities in extracurricular activities cultivate the development of character, leadership, emotional maturity, and standards of ethical conduct that are essential in preparation for college and education for life.