Founded in 1986, Mount Pisgah Christian School is a leading private school that provides an outstanding college-preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. Our vision is to teach foundational truth in an ever-changing world, empowering students to think critically and creatively and to act with courage and compassion. We are committed to partnering with families to offer excellence in faith, academics, fine arts, and athletics.
The Upper School Drama Instructor is responsible for teaching upper school students (grades 9-12) drama/theatre curriculum with an enthusiasm, passion and commitment for teaching in a Christian environment.
• Creates a classroom environment that fosters a desire to learn and develops a culture of excellence • Develops lesson plans based on MPCS curriculum guidelines • Works cooperatively with MPCS Instructional Coaches to learn feedback and continuously improve quality of instruction • Attends all required staff meetings, workshops and/or school functions • Maintains overall professionalism adhering to the MPCS guidelines • Supports the value of an education founded in Christian values • Supports the philosophy and mission of Mount Pisgah Christian School • Supervises students in the classroom, at performances, rehearsals and trips • Works with Division Heads and Department Chairs to ensure timely and pertinent communication is being shared regarding student activities • Supports the MPCS Fine Arts program • Works collaboratively with other Fine Arts instructors/directors • Selects, casts, rehearses, and produces at least 1 mainstage production per year • Creates and teaches a basic dance/movement for stage curriculum and class
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre/Performance or related field required • A minimum of three or more years of experience in related subject area with a demonstrated ability and expertise • Proven history of commitment to professional development and lifelong learning • Excellent written/oral communication skills • Excellent organizational and planning skills • Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to use sound judgement • A genuine ability to connect with and serve young people in a Christian community • An eagerness to serve in a faith-based academic environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the associate is:
• Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear • Frequently required to stand, walk distances and climb stairs • Drive personal vehicle across campuses • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus • The noise level in the work environment is usually low • Manage equipment including phone, computer, cameras, video equipment and other electronic devices • Use muscles/limbs to Lift boxes/items under 30 lbs • Occasional night and weekend work in support of school activities
The faculty and staff of Mount Pisgah Christian School affirms a Statement of Christian Belief. MPCS believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission, vision and guiding principles. Consistent with its Christian beliefs, it is the policy of MPCS to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability and in compliance with all federal and state laws.