The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, coeducational day school in Manhattan, seeks a full time Upper School Theater Production Teacher to begin in August, 2019. Theater teachers are responsible for the development, implementation, and progression of the Calhoun curriculum, and the success of its students. Theater Department faculty are highly collaborative, and they provide a positive learning environment in which all students can excel.
Applicants should sincerely enjoy working with high school students. They should also be interested in joining an innovative community with a commitment to progressive values, and to being a member of an inclusive, diverse community.
The Upper School Theater Production Teacher will report to the Director of Upper School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Teaching and Directing Upper School Theater productions, involving 9th - 12th grade students.
Potentially teaching theater electives in the Middle School..
Successfully engaging and sustaining students’ interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter and for the process of learning.
Developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum.
Assessing students in a rigorous and progressive manner.
Collaborating with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally.
Engaging in the wider life of the Upper School – for example, serving as a faculty adviser to a student club or chaperoning trips.
Attending all division-wide and school-wide meetings.
Serving as an adviser to a small group of students.
Collaborating with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress
Attending faculty meetings and conferences as needed.
Maintaining consistent relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
Engaging in the wider life of the Upper School - for example, serving as a faculty advisor to a student club, coaching a sport or chaperoning trips.
Displaying a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with Calhoun’s mission and values.
Maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Theater teaching experience in an Upper School setting.
Experience directing both dramatic and musical productions.
Interest in working in a progressive and humanistic school with a focus on experiential and place based teaching and learning.
Appreciation for, and commitment to, diversity and social justice in multiple forms.
Demonstration of enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
Flexibility and ability to cope with change.
Bachelor’s degree in Theater or related field required, Master’s degree in Theater or related field preferred.
High school teaching experience
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WORK
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.
About The Calhoun School
The Calhoun School is a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan.