Applause! Cary Youth Theatre seeks Drama Instructors (PT)

Want to engage youth and adult community members of all ages to imagine, create, and collaborate onstage and off? Join the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources team as a Drama Instructor. Their mission is to focus every day on enriching the lives of citizens by creating an exceptional environment and providing exemplary services that enable our community to thrive and prosper. Under the direction of the Performing Arts Education Specialist, the Drama Instructor will teach a variety of theatre-related disciplines to youth ages 2-18 and/or adults ages 18+ in an ensemble-based, process-oriented environment.

Immediate openings are for drama instructors with weekday, daytime availability; instructors with experience and interest in teaching students ages 2-10; and/or instructors with experience in musical theatre, voice, or dance.
This is a part-time, non-benefited, year-round position, up to 20 hours a week, with a maximum of 999 hours per year.  Schedules will vary but may include weekdays, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.
Note: All applicants must attach a sample lesson plan for a drama class of an age of your choosing (PreK, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, middle, high, adult, senior) that highlights your unique skill set/interests.

Typical Tasks

  • Design and implement curriculum in creative drama, acting, text analysis, performance, characterization, improv, devised theatre, musical theatre and voice, audition techniques, movement, and others to students of all skill levels;
  • Direct, choreograph, and stage theatrical productions including auditions, rehearsals, and production process;
  • Design theatre programs and lesson plans for youth, adult, and/or senior participants;
  • Collaborate with other staff on special projects;
  • Prepare, teach, and evaluate assigned instructional courses;
  • Implement new teaching strategies as appropriate;
  • Maintain accurate records of students’ attendance and performance;
  • Submit reports in accurate and timely manner;
  • Adhere to/enforce policies and procedures;
  • Keep students advised of their progress in class;
  • Perform other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of theatre performance styles, classroom management, and educational theatre; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively and promptly both orally and in writing; ability to work effectively and professionally with students and staff; ability to use teaching methods that engage and encourage students.Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in theatre, theatre for youth, or theatre education.  

Requires some experience working with youth (from preschool age to high school) in a theatre or school setting.

Prefers Master’s degree and/or extensive background in theatre with experience in acting/performance, directing, theatre production, stage management, technical theatre, dance education and choreography, or devised theatre.

Position requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Salary: $28.00 – $31.00 Hourly

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