Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire a Theater Teacher. This role is articulating and implementing the overall artistic vision for the theater program. This includes the development and implementation of drama curriculum and the direction of musicals and plays throughout the academic year.
This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this opportunity today!
ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school, Pre-K through Grade 12, Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability.
Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. We value and encourage different voices and opinions. Teachers work collaboratively and cross-departmental teamwork keeps us engaged in the success of our school as a whole.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher of theater arts and interactive pedagogy, an eager participant and collaborator in school life, as well as an educator committed to fostering positive relationships for learning and dedicated to our core principles of character, educational vigor, diversity, and community.
The successful candidate will collaborate with Performing Arts colleagues in the mounting of three divisional musical productions each year and two non-musical dramatic productions, as well as teach theater arts courses to students in Grade 5 through Grade 12.
Additional responsibilities include:
Collaborate with Performing Arts colleagues to select shows that best serve the educational goals of the students and support the core principle of the school.
Secure the theatrical rights to pursue chosen productions.
Collaborate with Performing Arts colleagues to conduct auditions and select the casting for mainstage shows.
Collaborate with the technical director on production of mainstage shows, including set, lighting, sound, and costume design.
Communicate with students and their parents regarding ongoing performances, building trust and ensuring student growth and learning.
Serve as chapter sponsor for the school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society and duties included in such role.
Serve as an advisor to a group of 8-10 advisees and take on additional responsibilities such as advising a club or serving on a committee.
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, or Bachelor's degree and/or extensive experience in the field; Master of Fine Arts preferred.
Minimum three (3) years experience working with school-aged children teaching theater and directing productions.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.
Sewickley Academy is committed to having an inclusive community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school (Pre-K through Grade 12), Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to his or her highest ability.
Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. We value and encourage different voices and opinions.