Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Upper School Drama Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. We seek a talented and energetic individual withknowledge of and practice in theatre education, acting pedagogy, stage direction, and public speaking who is committed to providing a joyful and equitable education for our students, and whose competence, integrity, and collegiality will enrich our first-rate Performing Arts Department. The ideal candidate will exhibit a passion for engaging with students; strong communication and collaboration skills; and excellent organizational and time management skills. In view of our commitment to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion, we seek an individual whose creative vision is aligned with those values, who can serve as a role model for our students, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich our school community.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Teach up to four classes/sections of Drama and Public Speaking with a focus on general performance skills, including, but not limited to, improvisation, acting techniques, devising original performance materials, and script analysis
Direct and oversee full-scale musical theatre productions, and oversee a spring student-directed senior project/production
Work with students on an individual basis, as need be
Keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Communicate with designers, families, faculty, and staff about all aspects of productions, including rehearsals and performances
Coordinate production-related administrative tasks including, but not limited to, creating performance programs, reserving space, and coordinating schedules
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
Attend and actively contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Assist students with preparation for college auditions
Attend community events throughout the school year
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).