Middle School Theater Arts Teacher 2023-2024, (Full Time with flexibility of 75%)
Castilleja is a dynamic, diverse, and intentional educational community for students in grades 6-12 that believes in the power of women learning and women leading. Founded in 1907, Castilleja fulfills its mission to educate young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world.
Every member of the Castilleja community is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. We value building and sustaining authentic relationships and work together to create a collaborative learning and working environment. We are dedicated to a program that is responsive to students’ needs and identities and demonstrates a commitment to antiracist values and pedagogy. At Castilleja we know that students thrive when learning happens within and beyond classroom walls and when students actively witness engagement in the greater community by the adults in their lives. Employees are invited to and supported as they connect with our global programs, advise student community engagement clubs and affinity/identity spaces, and inspire new ways to bring the mission alive on campus. We seek educators who share our belief that diversity and inclusion is essential to developing compassionate leaders and who aspire to engage differences with courage, honesty, intellectual curiosity and respect. We offer highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities.*
The Visual and Performing Arts Department seeks an innovative Middle School Theater Arts educator to inspire and engage our students in an explorative curriculum that promotes collaborative learning and skill development. Specifically, this teacher reports to the VPA Department Head and Division Head while working closely with other Arts teachers and with grade level colleagues. The Middle School Theater Arts Teacher will teach classes in the fundamentals of acting, improvisation, and scene creation, as well as introductory work in a variety of areas, which could include voice and speech, sound and costume design, stage combat, and classical text. This teacher will also direct the annual Middle School Musical.
Important qualities include:
• Openness to collaboration and interdisciplinary-thinking
• Openness to feedback and a growth mindset
• Incorporating various modes of teaching and assessing
• An unabashed love of learning
Prior teaching experience and/or commensurate professional experience
Proficiency with technology in and out of the classroom
Undergraduate degree, B.A. or B.F.A., in Theater Arts preferred