Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a middle school drama teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Performing arts classes at Tandem have historically played an important role in the life of the school. This position will involve teaching semester-long drama classes to students in grades 5-8. In the Middle School, drama classes are typically based around a production which is shared with the larger community at the end of the semester.
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills, knowledge and interests; a willingness to learn new things; and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and collaboratively lead service learning and overnight trips among other activities.
Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. Qualified candidates will have experience teaching drama to early adolescents and a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a concentration in theater, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].
The ideal candidate will possess:
a relevant advanced degree and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience,
a strong understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents,
experience with curriculum design, and student-centered teaching and learning practices,
a pedagogical approach to drama instruction that incorporates equitable and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula
a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds, learning styles, and prior experience in performing arts
and an eagerness to partner with a dynamic team of colleagues in the day-to-day activities of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits package available