Summer Theater Educator University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07404
Summer School Dates: June 27 - July 15 (UCLA Holiday, Monday, July 4)
Description: Geffen Academy educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but is created. Geffen Academy educators possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement. This achievement demonstrates their ability to utilize and to contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Educators' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and we also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy educators seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Summary: Under the direction of the Summer School Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA, the Educator will create this course of study, prepare materials, and deliver an excellent summer Theater enrichment course for the Geffen Academy's secondary school students. The Educator will teach two sections of a Theater enrichment course, one sections for students entering grades 6-7 and a second course for students entering grades 8-12. Each section will run for 90 minutes, over a three (3) week period. The courses will be taught in-person on Geffen Academy's campus.
Consistent with Geffen Academy's goals, participate in the design and development of curricula that develops a performers mindset in students. This course should cover basic rules and techniques used in various styles of acting including, acting, directing, stage management, storytelling, improv, breathing techniques, and writing.
Support students in a dynamic process of project planning and execution.
Create opportunities for students to practice their work.
Create a learning environment where students feel safe, welcome, and challenged
Communicate information about student progress to relevant Student Services colleagues, including but not limited to Department Chairs, Dean of Students, Academic Advising and College Guidance, Registrar, and Counselor.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-37a2cd14a63e344fb06314bcbba0fbc7
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.