Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 340 students in Northwest Washington, DC, is looking for a part time Middle School Theater Arts Teacher.
Overview of Position
Lowell seeks a part time 6th–8th Grade Theater Arts Teacher. The ideal candidate will have a specialized degree with experience in theater education and possess knowledge of the social, emotional, and academic needs of middle school students. The Middle School theater program at Lowell is one that is highly respected, attracting many talented and enthusiastic students. This position will require a varied schedule, including some evenings, as well as special events and performances that occur on weekends and outside of regular school hours.
The successful candidate will:
Possess a contagious enthusiasm for theater craft
Foster a safe learning environment that promotes respect, equity, and cultural competency
Create an engaging environment for teaching and learning
Manage the myriad of moving parts involved with a middle school production
Work effectively with faculty and parents and inspire students
Serve as director for a team-taught theater arts class
Create cross-disciplinary learning opportunities
Be flexible with space and scheduling of performances and class periods
Identify resources, ideas, and strategies to ensure student achievement
Build relationships with arts and other organizations in the region; use the abundance of resources in the area for teaching and learning
Regularly assess student achievement and skill mastery
Participate in ongoing professional development
Manage classroom administration and record keeping, including grades, attendance records, and student progress
Possess an understanding of theater technology, including lighting, sound, video, and stagecraft
Regularly communicate with students and parents to share progress and opportunities
Have experience with curriculum development, constructivist teaching/learning, differentiation, and assessment strategies
Be open to serving as student advisor
A collaborative spirit and a ready sense of humor are preferred. If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Director of Middle School Kavan Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About Lowell School
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.