Keys School, a K-8 of approximately 320 students and 50 faculty, seeks a full-time Theatre Arts and Dance Leave Replacement Teacher to begin August 2020. The leave is expected to conclude in December, 2020. Founded more than forty years ago, Keys believes students’ curiosity and intellect are best nurtured in a safe and supportive environment that offers a constructivist approach to learning. Today Keys is known for helping students to become compassionate and empathic community members while developing the confidence to find their voice and advocate for themselves.
With a cross-divisional buddy program, ice skating lessons, classes in self-science, and an extensive outdoor education program beginning in kindergarten, the school offers an array of distinctive programs. These experiences, in concert with a strong academic program, prepare students to matriculate to the region’s highly selective independent secondary schools and rigorous public high schools.
The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart. The Middle School campus houses grades 5-8, approximately 140 students and 25 faculty and staff.
The Theatre Arts and Dance Leave Replacement is a full-time position reporting to the Head of the Middle School. The Theatre Arts and Dance teacher offers instruction in acting principles and techniques, vocal and body expression and personality projection. Both sections of each grade level put on a play over the course of the year, and the position requires the teacher to organize all elements of the show from running auditions and rehearsals, to casting, direction, wardrobe, props, tech and more for students in grades 3-8. Additionally, movement, choreography and a range of dance techniques are taught to 7th and 8th grade classes. Responsibilities outside of classroom instruction include but are not limited to:
Communicate regularly about student progress through reporting systems, and about classroom curriculum through our learning management system, KeysNet, and with emails sent home as needed
Participate in the school’s outdoor education program, buddy program, and other duties as assigned
Collaborate with Assistant Head of Middle School / Curriculum Coordinator to ensure development of and coordination of the Middle School Theatre Arts and Dance curriculum
Additionally, ideal candidates will be well versed in the academic, social and emotional development of early adolescents. Candidates should have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field arerequired.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to email@example.com
Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit www.keysschool.org
About Keys School
Keys School challenges students to develop a keen intellect and a generous spirit, to advocate for themselves and others, and to honor curiosity and reflection in an increasingly hurried world.