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Career Center
April 30, 2019

Theater Teacher and Director

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Sewanee TN United States
Co-ed Day and Boarding School, Gr 6-12, 250 students
Position Starts: July 31, 2019
Application Deadline: ASAP


St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a dynamic Theater Teacher and Director with a commitment to Middle and Upper School arts education in a boarding/day school with a diverse and welcoming Episcopal environment. This is a 10-month, fulltime position and reports to the Academic Dean. The Theater Teacher and Director is a member of the Arts Department. Outstanding candidates will be self-directed, possess exceptional rapport-building skills, have a generally upbeat and enthusiastic disposition, and enjoy working with other adults to encourage challenge, balance, and joy in the lives of adolescents.


Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 250 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from around the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community.


The Theater Teacher and Director will:

  • Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Theater and an Upper School Theater Arts course
  • Direct two productions each year, including one musical
  • Coordinate Creative Expression Assemblies, school-wide opportunities to share creative works
  • Help students with speaking and presentation skills, as needed
  • Participate in departmental planning and curricular review
  • Assist with weekend campus activities and supervision
  • Serve as an advisor

Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to caring for adolescents
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision and comfort with the tenets of the Episcopal Church
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, and preferably a graduate degree, in Theater or a related field
  • Commitment to innovative teaching methods
  • Familiarity with technical theatre (lighting/sound) and set building
  • Experience with dance
  • A willingness to fully participate in a boarding school environment, and
  • Enthusiasm for teaching within a diverse community of learners.

Applicants with prior teaching and directing experience and/or boarding school experience will be given preference.



This is a full-time, academic year position. Salary is dependent on education and experience; teachers are given salary credit for teaching experience. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education, on-campus housing, and meals.


Applications should be directed to the Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a teaching statement, and at least two professional references. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment ApplicationWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close application when the position is filled. 

Contact Information

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Theater Search Committee
c/o Andrea Booher (employment@sasweb.org)
Assistant to the Head of School