Pingree School is currently seeking applicants for the position of Theater Director in the Art Department. We are looking for versatile candidates who possess a passion for and broad experience in the field of theater arts as well as a desire to work collaboratively in a dynamic and collegial department of artist-teachers. This position includes teaching four credits per trimester to include full-credit and half-credit theater arts electives, performative public speaking, and collaborating with a performing arts faculty team in teaching ninth grade and upper-level performing arts survey courses.
In addition to classroom teaching, the Theater Director will lead a faculty production team for Pingree’s after school Fall Theater and Winter Musical Theater Productions. In this role, the Theater Director is responsible for overseeing stage direction, managing the administrative tasks connected to the productions--including budgets, schedules, and communications, facilitating regular meetings with the faculty production team, and serving as a liaison to an arts-focused group of the Pingree Parent Network. The Theater Director will also serve as an advisor, and will participate in the life of the school community.
We seek candidates who are passionate about and have experience with exploring social justice through the arts, and who have a demonstrated committment to creating equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist spaces in their teaching. Experience with technical theater design and production is preferred. The successful candidate will be deeply invested in a student-centered and process-intensive approach to theater pedagogy, will have enthusiasm and appreciation for working with adolescents of a wide range of arts experience, and will desire to take imaginative risks and to innovate in their artistic work and their teaching. Candidates should be enthusiastic about exploring collaborative, experiential, and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities within the arts and across other disciplines.
Potential candidates should have experience teaching theater to students at the secondary school level. A B.F.A. in Theater or Theater Education is preferred. Applicants should be familiar with recent scholarship in theater as well as current teaching practices including the application of new methodologies and technologies in the classroom.
About Pingree School
Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.