HS Drama Teacher

Grace Church School
New York, NY United States

About Grace

Grace Church School’s mission of fostering academic excellence, ethical values, and an inclusive community anchors our program and informs our pedagogy and curriculum, preparing our students to lead meaningful and productive lives.  The school nurtures and educates the whole child, understanding that our humanity comprises mind, body, heart, and spirit.  We celebrate our differences, respect our diversity, and embrace our shared human experience.

About the Position

Grace Church School seeks a drama teacher for its High School Division.

Responsibilities of the position will include:

Teaching four levels of drama classes, covering:  devised theatre; popular acting methods (Stanislavski, Practical Aesthetics, Meisner, Adler); contemporary scene study; and Shakespeare.
Teaching Advanced Theatre Studies, the yearlong Drama Major, which is a mix of theatre history and practice. Past classes have covered Ancient Greek Theatre, Lecoq/Neutral Mask, Commedia Dell’Arte, Clowning, Restoration Theatre, The Well-Made Play and birth of Realism, Brecht, Post-Modern Theatre, and Solo Performance.
Co-teaching Musical Theatre with the vocal music director.
Supporting the student club Adventurous Audiences, which goes on monthly trips to see off-Broadway productions, including scheduling meetings to prepare for and/or debrief the shows.
Directing the annual fall play and spring musical.
Supervising and mentoring student directors for the annual student-run winter show.
Provide opportunities for students to engage with theatre professionals through guest speakers and special workshops.
Seeking out, hiring, and managing guest artists and designers for productions.
Teaching additional lab classes and supervising independent projects.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter through the employment page of the school’s website.

Grace is an equal opportunity employer.

Our Commitment to Antiracism, Equity, and Belonging:

Grace Church School seeks to provide its students with an outstanding education and with the desire to use it to make the world a better place.  Every facet of our work is enhanced by the diversity and strength of our community. We believe that equity and inclusion are not only hallmarks of a just society, but also virtues essential to sound learning.  And so, Grace seeks to recognize and honor the unique gifts of its students, families, faculty, and staff—and the cultures, beliefs, values, and experiences that have shaped them—striving always to cultivate mutual understanding, humility, respect, and kindness.

But inclusion is not enough and equity is an impossibility if we cannot name, acknowledge, and oppose the forces of racism and all forms of bias, hate, and fear that exist in our society and that seek to diminish so many in our midst.  Knowing this, we commit ourselves to the work of antiracism and to the cause of justice: that all students may find in Grace a home, may learn from Grace their precious worth, and may hear from Grace a call to serve the common good and the dignity of humanity.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter through the employment page of the school’s website.

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