Theater Teacher and Manager

Req No.
2018-1175
Category
Faculty
Location
US-TX-Houston
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Kinkaid School is seeking a uniquely talented educator to become a Theatre Teacher and Manager at the start of the 2018 school year.

 

The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.   Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture.

 

The Visual and Performing Arts program benefits from outstanding resources including a 773-seat auditorium, a black box theatre, a dance studio, costume shops and many classrooms and rehearsal spaces. The Theatre program currently mounts seven productions each academic year (2 major musicals, 2 major plays, 2 Theatre for Young Audiences productions, and an evening of student-directed one-acts). The full-time Theatre staff includes three theatre teachers, two technical theatre directors, and a costumer.

 

Kinkaid’s Theatre for Young Audiences Program invites juniors and seniors with little theatrical training the opportunity to experience the joys of theatre by mounting and performing works for Young Audiences both on our campus and across the diverse city of Houston. Community Service and Service Learning are important parts of the curriculum.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach Theatre and Drama classes to grades 5-12.
  • Serve as Director of the Theatre for Young Audiences Program
  • Serve as Theatre Manager: supervising the Box Office and assuming front of House responsibilities
  • Direct at least one show each season
  • Maintain regular school hours; evening and weekend hours are also required
  • Enjoyment in teaching students across the entire range of grades (5-12)
  • Experience teaching students with a variety of different levels of theatrical experience (from the most novice to the most experienced)
  • Serve as a member of the Middle School, Upper School and Visual and Performing Arts Faculty, attending all meetings, and developing and updating course curricula.
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • Be an active member of the school community by attending games, special art events, and become part of the overall school community

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Drama/Theatre or related field. (Master’s degree preferred)
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience, preferably in a private school setting.
  • Experience in directing middle and/or high school students in both plays and musicals.
  • Core knowledge in the development of middle and upper school children.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of theatrical styles and pedagogies.
  • Experience with either choral music, musical direction, choreography, or technical theatre design (lighting/set/costume), while not required, is a plus.
  • Collegial and committed to collaborating with Visual and Performing Arts faculty
  • Willingness to annually change directing and teaching assignments within the Theatre program.
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.

 

The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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