The Masters School Department of Performing Arts seeks a dynamic Acting Teacher/Director to teach upper school students in a variety of courses – ranging from an introductory acting course to directing.
Energetic, enthusiastic teaching candidates who are eager to collaborate with a talented department of performing arts teachers are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a high-level of talent and passion for the dramatic arts, as well as a commitment to student-centered teaching. The Department of Performing Arts’ aim is to facilitate learning experiences that ensure a lifelong passion for and appreciation of the arts and that allow students to develop their skills throughout their time at Masters.
Teach a range of Upper School classes, including acting, directing and public speaking Direct the fall play and the winter musical; coordinate spring shorts production Co-advise Phoenix, the honorary dramatic society Successfully engage and develop student’s interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Serve as an advisor for 8-10 students Attend Department of Performing Arts, Upper School division and full faculty meetings Participate in the life of the school by attending full group activities including morning meeting, student presentations and performances and culminating events
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Proven ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues to build community and support student learning, including excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience working with students of varied skill levels Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches Willing to be a flexible team player and shift responsibilities year to year as best serves students Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students Demonstrates kindness, empathy and the ability to create safe spaces for young people to explore themselves and their artistic abilities Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competence Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as advising, student life, leading a student club, or coach of a team Proficient in the use of technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Theater or related performing arts field required, Masters or professional experience preferred Prior experience teaching similar-aged students Availability to commit to a rehearsal schedule, including some nights and weekends
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “US Theater Teacher” in the subject line.
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About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.