Acting / Drama – Three-quarter time Teaching Position

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The College Preparatory School

The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a three-quarter time teacher of acting and drama beginning in August of 2019. This position entails teaching one section of Acting each semester and the direction of one drama production (including a bi-yearly musical production) each semester. Candidates should be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rich academic environment that highly values equity and inclusiveness.

Qualifications and desired characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Theatre Arts or related fields
  • Experience teaching the craft of acting to students at the secondary school or college level
  • Experience directing drama productions at the secondary school or college level
  • Strong collaborative, organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in integrating technology in ways that enhance students’ learning and growth
  • Passion for lifelong learning, professional growth, leadership and community building
  • Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • A strong interest in working in a multicultural community

The Acting class has up to 16 participants per semester and serves as a preparation to the world of theatre. Candidates should be prepared to teach monologue, scene work and improvisation, and to stress problem-solving, group communication, creativity and teamwork. Drama productions have included a range of genres (musicals, comedies, contemporary and classical dramas, etc.) and always stress close collaboration with students and staff members within different arts disciplines (theatre tech, visual arts and photo, dance and music, as appropriate). Drama students meet and rehearse at the end of the school day; candidates should be prepared to oversee some evening rehearsals as production time nears. The three-quarter time drama person would be expected to be on campus starting mid-morning through late afternoon rehearsals. College Prep teachers take a share of departmental, chaperoning, advising and general school responsibilities.

Candidates should be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment.  Our mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility.  Faculty and staff thrive when they partake in the opportunities offered by a tightly knit community that includes a rich co-curricular program and embraces equity and inclusion. College Prep actively designs programming and curricula that seek to strengthen the school’s ties to Oakland and to the greater Bay Area. The salary is competitive. Professional development is actively encouraged and supported. Benefits (pro-rated if not full-time) include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan for eligible employees, and most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch every day.

Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. Faculty and staff thrive at College Prep when they engage in the rich opportunities of its many co-curricular programs and the School’s growing ties to greater Oakland. Salary and benefits are competitive, and include a prepared lunch every day. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep welcomes candidates representing diversity of all kinds. We celebrate the inclusivity of our community regarding race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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