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The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks an a highly self-motivated, skilled theatre artist to be the Advisor of the newly formed World Drama Club. The part-time engagement will run from October 1,2021 to April 30, 2022, with a weekly time commitment of 5 hours per week.
Convene the World Drama Club meetings (1-hour meetings) once a week from October 2021 through April 2022
Implement planned theatre arts curriculum in both performance and technical theatre
With EdTA assistance, direct and produce a student showcase
Represent EdTA with new and existing partners
Communicate with WDC members as needed
Work with EdTA staff to troubleshoot when WDC members are unable to access club benefits
Assist in monitoring online student affinity groups and online playwriting groups
Collaborate with EdTA staff to adapt content as needed
Experience teaching in a virtual environment
Theatre arts experience in one or more of the following areas: performance, technical theatre, playwriting and/or directing, production
Skills and Qualifications:
Experience working with a diverse group of young artists (ages 13-18) to provide theatre training and produce a showcase for performers and technicians
Demonstratable knowledge of theatre arts content including performance, technical theatre, playwriting, and directing
Experience working within a Learning Management System (such as Canvas or Blackboard)
Ability to establish rapport with students in an online environment
Strong organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work remotely
Ability to self-monitor and self-reflect
Proficiency in technology including email, video conferencing, and social media integration
Job Location: This is a virtual position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend
Internal Number: 2021-51
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is an international nonprofit association with more than 80,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.