The Madeira School is seeking a long-term Substitute Theater Teacher to join its faculty for the Fall 2021 (anticipated from the start of the school year through end of October/beginning of November). The successful candidate will support and achieve the School’s mission and vision by effectively facilitating learning in student-centered college preparatory classrooms.
Have the content knowledge and personal flexibility to teach a range of students in a variety of classes including Acting, Theater Arts, Public Speaking, and Directing.
Direct the Fall Play, including:
Run related pre-season activities
Collaborate with the production design team on all design elements for the production
Build and communicate rehearsal schedules that fit a boarding/day school program
Collaborate with the Production Manager and Stagecraft Teacher to oversee the student stage management team
Collaborate with Department Chair to organize and recruit parent volunteers
Plan and prepare innovative and rigorous instructional content
Maintain accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicate such data in accordance with the Academic Calendar and School expectations
Know how girls learn and use this knowledge to guide instructional and curricular decisions; apply principles of mind, brain and education science when teaching, developing curriculum, and assessing student learning
Work collaboratively with a team of faculty, colleagues, administrators and parents
Support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
Teaching and directing experience required
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (degrees in related subject matter preferred)
Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn required
Ability to innovate and think creatively about education
Ability to make contribution to the School outside one’s academic department, including to activities program, residential program, and interdisciplinary offerings
Ability to use and adapt to a wide array of technology as tools to support and deepen student learning and instruction
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Uphold the School’s professional standards including punctuality, courtesy and discretion
Work a daily schedule that begins at 7:50 am and ends at 4:45 pm (Tech Week hours will differ)
About The Madeira School
The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day schools for girls in grades 9-12. For more than a century, Madeira has built a strong tradition of innovative teaching and learning, including hands-on, real world work experience for every student through Madeira’s award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program. Located just outside Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 320 students from around the country and around the world.
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