Central Academy of Technology and Arts seeks High School Theatre Teacher

Position Type: Enrichment K-12 (Licensed Positions)/Drama Teacher (Licensed Position)

Job Overview

Lesson Planning: Designing and planning lessons that align with state standards and educational objectives, incorporating elements of theater education such as acting techniques, script analysis, stagecraft, and theater history.

Instruction: Teaching students various aspects of theater, including acting, directing, stage design, lighting, sound, and costume design. This involves both theoretical instruction and hands-on practical experience.

Directing Productions: Directing school theater productions, including choosing scripts, casting actors, overseeing rehearsals, coordinating technical aspects, and ensuring that performances meet artistic and educational standards.

Curriculum Development: Developing and updating the theater curriculum to reflect changes in educational standards, teaching methodologies, and trends in the theater industry.

Assessment and Evaluation: Assessing student learning through assignments, projects, performances, and exams. Providing constructive feedback to students to help them improve their skills and knowledge.

Classroom Management: Creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where students feel comfortable expressing themselves creatively and taking risks.

Collaboration: Collaborating with other teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to support the theater program and enhance students’ educational experience.

Professional Development: Engaging in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices in theater education, attend workshops and conferences, and pursue opportunities for continuing education.

Advocacy: Advocating for the importance of theater education within the school community and beyond, promoting the value of the arts in developing students’ creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.

Mentorship: Providing guidance and mentorship to students who are interested in pursuing careers or further education in theater, offering advice on auditions, college applications, and professional opportunities.

Safety: Ensuring the safety of students during rehearsals and performances by implementing proper safety protocols and procedures, especially when working with stage equipment, props, and stage combat.

Community Engagement: Engaging with the local community through performances, outreach programs, and partnerships with theaters, arts organizations, and other educational institutions to enrich students’ theater experience and foster connections beyond the classroom.

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