Drama Director Teacher
• Drama Director Teacher Position
• Reports to Principal
• Start date: August 19, 2021
Bishop Blanchet High School is a 9-12 grade catholic school located in Seattle, WA.
Bishop Blanchet High School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding individuals to better reflect the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our student population. We actively seek candidates of different backgrounds who are devoted to engaging and inspiring a high-achieving and well-rounded student population to be leaders, in and out of the classroom.
At Bishop Blanchet High School we strive to embody the example of Jesus Christ and live out Catholic Social Teaching by employing empathy, finding dignity in all people, and fostering a true sense of community. We believe it is important to provide a safe space for courageous conversations, exchange of ideas and problem solving while welcoming our differences and respecting our unique life experiences.
Bishop Blanchet High School is located in Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Our city has a vibrant culture, a rich history and is close to many attractive destinations. We offer a fun, supportive work environment and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Bishop Blanchet is a Catholic, college preparatory high school established by the Archbishop of Seattle. Rooted in Gospel Values, we educate students within a challenging, positive and diverse learning environment. We inspire students to transform the world around them through a lifelong commitment to faith, scholarship and service.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- The ideal candidate will have a strong background in professional and educational theatre, particularly musical theatre, a demonstrated passion for nurturing creativity in young people, and a desire to work collaboratively with a diverse team of educators and artists on exciting and enriching curricular and extracurricular theatre offerings.
- Bachelor’s degree in specific content area; Master’s degree or higher preferred
- Washington State Teaching credential (or ability to obtain one) in content area preferred
- Annual contract beginning in the Fall
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to:
- Teach Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Acting classes.
- As part of Advanced Acting, and in conjunction with the Advanced Theatre Production class, supervise and mentor student-run One-Act Festival.
- Select and secure rights to a title for the spring musical and fall play.
- Direct the spring musical and fall play, starting with design meetings and auditions, through rehearsals, tech week, performances, and strike.
- Coordinate with the design team to execute the Director’s vision.
- Coordinate rehearsal and production schedule with Technical Director and Assistant Vice Principal of Student Life.
- Create and maintain a positive and organized audition experience and rehearsal environment.
- Work with and train the student stage management team.
- Work with Marketing Crew to publicize the spring musical and fall play to school, alumni, local grade schools and community.
- Collaborate in Professional Learning Communities and work toward consensus with team members of the Performing and Fine Arts Department.
- Collaborate with Performing Arts faculty on programming and marketing for the annual fundraiser, Spotlight Cabaret.
- Structure student learning to meet standards as set by the archdiocese and school.
- Create common formative and summative assessments with department team members.
- Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
- Strategize for enrichment/intervention to meet the needs of all students.
- Utilize technology (interactive boards, one-to-one devices, Google Suite) to inform instruction.
- Work with parent volunteer group (PALS) to coordinate musical welcome dinner and tech week meals for all productions.
- Coordinate drama department tours for the school’s Open House.
- Troupe Director for International Thespian Society troupe.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Competitive salary based on experience and education
- Medical, dental, life insurance
- Access to 403(b) retirement match program
- Access to HSA match program
- Access to fitness center
- School funded professional development opportunities
- Continuing education and/or in-building child tuition support
- Opportunities to help with our robust co-curricular programs, including our competitive athletic programs, clubs, and performing arts
- Incredibly supportive, professional, and committed faculty and staff that value community
- 9-acre campus two blocks from Greenlake that boasts an outdoor athletic stadium, a fitness center, sports medicine training room, three gymnasiums, three performing arts spaces including a black box theatre, and a recently renovated student commons.
Interested and qualified applicants must complete an application in AppliTrack through the Archdiocese of Seattle and email a cover letter and resume to the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Procopio, Principal
Bishop Blanchet High School
8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Inquiries about this position may be directed to the Principal at:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, drama, education, school, teacher, teaching, and theatre. States: Washington.
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