Middle School Performing Arts Teacher

Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew
San Mateo, CA United States

Episcopal Day School is seeking full-time Middle School Performing Arts Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  The teacher will join our Middle School faculty and report directly to the Middle School Director. We are seeking an engaging, creative and innovative team member who will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy and Core Values of our school.

Major Responsibilities

  • Model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues, and administration
  • Teach Middle School drama class
  • Oversee and direct the Middle School fall performance and spring musical performance
  • Implement the school’s social-emotional curriculum, which is based on Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs
  • Provide hands-on, inquiry-based teaching; manage collaborative learning groups; integrate technology into the curriculum
  • Communicate and follow-up on student progress, liaising with parents
  • Demonstrate professionalism, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
  • Collaborate with department colleagues, as well as work closely with other Middle School faculty around teaching and learning
  • Support students in achieving their full potential of development and growth, through observation of students’ behavior and needs, and consult with the Middle School Dean of Students, the School Counselor and the Learning Services Specialist.
  • Calculate and report grades in real-time
  • Write narrative progress reports to accompany grades at the end of each semester, and facilitate student-parent-teacher conferences
  • Attend and participate in the following: chapels, faculty in-service meetings, student assemblies, and other school functions, as requested
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings and actively participate in curricular discussions
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and keep current on educational issues and trends

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Work is in an active, fast-paced environment dealing with various challenges, deadlines, and contacts.
  • Must be able to move safely and comfortably over a large campus regularly.
  • May stand for extended periods of time (up to 4 hours per day)
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled environment and outside in weather ranging from cold and wet to hot (80+ degrees)
  • Ability to safely and occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. And regularly lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Regularly sit, talk, walk, hear, and interact with students, parents, staff, and visitors.
  • Regularly use close and distance vision
  • Able to climb stairs
  • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a step ladder

Qualifications and Salary

A love of Drama, the Performing Arts, and middle school students is a must. A minimum of two years of experience preferred in theater or theater education is essential. Must be able to demonstrate skills as an actor and show proficiency in educational technology. A master’s degree and California or other state teaching credential are preferred, but not required.

Episcopal Day School offers a generous benefits package, is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

The salary range is $72,000.00 – $116,000.00 per year, depending on personal qualifications and experience.

Episcopal Day School Mission Statement

The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.

Contact Information

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to work@episcopaldaysanmateo.org titled “Middle School Performing Arts Teacher.”