Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and experienced Upper School Drama teacher (80% FTE) to join our progressive faculty, providing instruction to students in grades 9 through 12. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching up to three (3) courses per term including: Speech, Improvisation, Acting, and Television Arts. The Upper School Drama teacher is also responsible for directing Upper School productions, and leading an advisory. Direction of school productions will require availability after school, evenings and some weekends.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources Francis W. Parker School 330 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
B.A. in Performing Arts, Drama or Theater, or a closely-related discipline
At least 3-4 years full-time teaching experience required
Improvisational training and experience
Experienced Director of Theatre
Television Broadcast training and experience
Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula
Experience in progressive methodologies and curriculum development
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment
Ability to collaborate and plan with other teachers who share the same students
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate work in Performing Arts, education, and instructional methods
Knowledge of drama curriculum that works with this age group
Interest in extra-curricular involvement with students
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.