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About Lick-Wilmerding High School

A private school with a public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.


At Lick, our treasures are our students, faculty, staff, and families—our people. Collegiality and camaraderie are rich in our community and we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for our community members to lead and be led by each other. We offer highly competitive compensation packages, complete with comprehensive benefits and robust professional development opportunities.


We are a community that values student-centeredness, inclusivity, and lifelong learning. We are actively committed to Equity, Belonging & Justice, which we acknowledge is iterative and imperative work for a predominantly white institution like ours. As a community we are constantly learning and applying lessons learnt to improve the quality of the student experience and the well-being of all our community members.

We welcome all interested persons to apply.


Job Title: Theater Teacher and Director

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Status: 100%, Temporary, Exempt

Salary Range: Pro-rated based on annual salary scale of $80,000 to $160,000 based on years of experience and percentage time


Position Description: 

Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our Performing Arts Department as a full-time teacher beginning August 2024 for a one semester sabbatical leave coverage.


We are looking for candidates able to teach 1 section of Acting and 1 section of Sketch Comedy  and serve as an advisor to a group of approximately 12 students. Additionally, they will cast and direct the Fall play which runs after school and opens in late October. We are looking for candidates with thorough experience directing youth-based theater productions and who are eager to work closely and collaboratively with all members of the Performing Arts Department in order to provide equitable and aligned curriculum for all students.


There is a possibility of splitting the role into two with one person taking on the teaching and advising for a 60% role and another person taking on the directing of the play for a 6-8 week period.

As an institution committed to educating the whole child, we both invite and expect teaching faculty to participate fully in the academic and co-curricular life of the school. This includes, but is not limited to, furthering the mission of the school through participating in our Advisory, Public Purpose, and DEI Programs; as well as routine attendance in all curricular team meetings, department meetings, faculty meetings, and office hours to support students when needed.


  • Fierce advocacy for students and their needs
  • A willingness to engage across difference with empathy and understanding
    Social and emotional acuity
  • An understanding of your own identity and related positionalities
  • The ability to nurture and encouragelife-long learning through joyful, authentic, and rich learning experiences
  • A profound openness to giving and receiving feedback for improvement, modeling lifelong learning and a growth mindset


  • Experience teaching and directing high schools students in acting and theater production with a supportive and caring stance
  • Background in performance in various formats and a passion for advocating for artistic diversity
  • A commitment to equity and culturally responsive, anti-racist instruction with contemporary relevance to themes within the performing arts
  • Experience with student-centered inspired teaching and learning, including differentiated instruction for students across various academic and social backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate with students, parents and alumni on various events
  • Demonstrated interest in personal, artistic and  professional growth
  • A commitment to work collaboratively on artistic and educational endeavors including alignment

To Apply: Please apply directly on our site by clicking here. Also, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor to Should you have any clarifying questions or comments, please email Alegria Barclay at


LWHS prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination or harassment against any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and any other category protected under California or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.

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