Position/Title:MS Drama and MS/US Dance teacher (possible opening)
Appointment:School Year 2021/2022
Reports To:Director of the Middle School
*This is a possible opening for 2021-2022*
We are accepting applications from those candidates who may be interested in this possible opening
Laurel School seeks talented faculty who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to question existing paradigms and to dream, dare, and do.
Laurel School seeks an experienced Drama and Dance teacher for Middle School courses, productions, and after school activities as well as some Upper School courses.. The ideal candidate is experienced as both a drama and dance teacher with directing and/or choreography experience. This position involves teaching classes in acting, improvisation, and with the additional ability to also teach dance and movement classes. The drama position includes director of theater productions responsibilities in the Middle School and production support as needed in the Upper School. Required skills include collaboration in the design and instruction of a sequential curriculum in drama, and working collaboratively with faculty at each grade level to integrate drama into all subject areas. The position also entails serving as a Middle School Advisor to a small group of students and may include directing and teaching in the Upper School.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Design, implementation, and timely evaluation of appropriate, authentic formative and summative assessment
Timely and proactive communication with student, parents, advisor about student progress
Advising of a small group of students
Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Active participation in all faculty and staff meetings
Support of divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch, study halls, dances, class trips, etc
The successful candidate holds a degree in drama and/or drama education or dance and/or dance education (bachelor’s required, master’s preferred) and has at least three years of Middle and/or Upper School teaching or professional performance experience. Other desired skills include strong rehearsal technique, creative programming ideas, knowledge of, and a commitment to an encouraging and supportive yet challenging rehearsal process. Superb written and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate or non-tax certificate.
Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Please see www.laurelschool.org for further information and a job application.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed pre-primary division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek a culturally diverse faculty and staff.
Laurel teachers are committed to:
the study of research on girls’ education
integrating this knowledge into classroom practice
working with each girl to fulfill her promise
flexibility and openness to new ideas
the academic and social development of girls
involving parents as partners in the educational process
the creation of a classroom community
the integration of community-based learning projects at the classroom level and as a part of the whole school community
equity and inclusion
multicultural and anti-racist education
outdoor education and sustainability
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.