Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Middle & Upper School Performing Arts Director with employment beginning on August 20, 2021.
ABOUT THE POSITION & QUALIFICATIONS
Barrie School seeks a Performing Arts Director for the 2021-2022 academic year. The qualified candidate must possess a deep appreciation for the potential of students and bring with them a creative spirit, sense of humor, and passion for collaboration. Exceptional flexibility, teamwork, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Ability and interest in technical theater is highly desirable but not required. The candidate should anticipate working some nontraditional hours as performance and rehearsal schedules demand. There is a possibility of serving as Arts Department Chair.
We have a wonderful Black Box Theater and a group of talented students. We are a progressive learning community that embraces a constructivist approach to teaching, one where student voice and authenticity are cherished.
Administer and manage production budgets each year.
Teach three to four middle school drama classes (one trimester each).
Teach five performing arts trimester electives to upper school students each year.
Serve as an advisor to seven to ten students in middle or upper school.
Lead an Extended Study Week (ESW) experience for middle or upper school students.
Plan and attend after school events, including one Arts Night each trimester and two productions.
Participation in admissions related events.
The position has the following qualifications:
Two to three years teaching experience, or working with young people, in music and drama.
Experience directing theatre and musical theatre productions.
Experience as a practicing artist.
Demonstration of cross-cultural competence, empathy, and anti-racist pedagogies.
Experience supporting an intentionally diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
Experience with differentiation, providing supports for students across the academic and social emotional spectrum.
Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented, and ability to connect with diverse and wide-ranging constituencies, including but not limited to, students, parents, and faculty.
Flexibility, a creative spirit, a desire to collaborate, a sense of humor, and a commitment to building rapport with colleagues are essential.
About Barrie School
Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation in students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education. The school currently serves 300 students in two divisions: Barrie Montessori (18-months to 5th grade) and Barrie Middle & Upper School (6th to 12th grade). The school is also the home to the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, a nationally recognized training institute for teachers throughout the region, and Barrie Camp, a day program that serves more than 500 families each summer.
Barrie is located in Silver Spring, Maryland outside Washington, D.C. and within one mile of the Metro subway. Our verdant 45-acre campus of open fields, streams, ponds, forests, and stables provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Barrie encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on, experiential learning, which promotes 21st-century outcomes, including:
? Analytical and Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving
? Complex Written and Oral Communication
? Leadership and Teamwork
? Digital and Quantitative Literacy
? Global Perspectives
? Adaptability, Initiative, and Risk-Taking
? Integrity and Ethical Decision-Making