Theatre Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Theater

South Shore Christian Academy, Weymouth, MA

Apply here by emailing a cover letter and resume to Will Carter, Principal. 

Announcement: There is a position opening for a part-time teacher in Theatre for the 2019-20 academic year, starting in August, 2019.  The position is a one-year position and is eligible for renewal.  Resume and Cover Letter should be sent to Mr. William Carter, Jr., Principal at wcarter@southshorechristian.org

Department: Upper School

Reports to: Principal 

Job Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential in Theatre.  Position is typically: Part-time, M-F, Exempt-Salaried, Not Eligible for Benefits.

Job Specific Duties:

•     To assume responsibility for producing and directing two main stage productions 

•     To teach a theatre course for one full year at the high school level

•     To teach a theatre course (special) for one full year at the middle school level

•     To assist in the use of drama in the lower school, including school functions such as the Christmas and Spring concert.  

•     To serve as a consultant for the use of drama in education

•     To create, promote, and oversee a summer drama program as a revenue producer for the school

•     To advise student drama clubs

•     To seek development opportunities for the theatre program

Other Opportunities Include:

1.     Supervision of student clubs, especially Latin Club

2.     Coaching of student athletic teams

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 

1.    Support the Board of Trustee’s mission statements, statement of faith, teaching positions, and philosophy of the school, and to embody the religious positions of the school in all actions

2.    Ensure and maintain congruency between student-related and the classroom activities of the school and its mission statements and philosophy.

3.    Implement the Head of School’s (HOS) directives regarding the educational position and approach of the school.

  1. Observe professional ethics and confidentiality in dealing with administrators, faculty, parents, students and community.

5.    Promote and speak positively of SSCA to all constituents, internal and external.

  1. Fulfill the normal work expectations of a teacher which include, but are not limited to: effective teaching and supervision of students, grade or courses assigned; preparing/submitting lesson plans; varied assessments of students; being available to students and conferencing with students and parents; supervising student activities as requested by Administration.
  2. Be responsible for the academic growth of his/her students.
  3. Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  4. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  5. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  6. Use relevant and approved technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  7. Structure learning situations which produces positive effects on student achievement. 
  8. Create and deliver engaging lessons, with special emphasis on collaborative learning and “hands-on” experiences.
  9. Work collaboratively to create and implement a program of study that is intellectually challenging.
  10. Use curriculum guides, textbooks, technology and materials prescribed by the school. Follow prescribed curriculum, supplementing as necessary.
  11. Follow approved pedagogical methods by the school.  Use approved pedagogical methods as instructed.
  12. Provide appropriate feedback on student work.

18.  Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.

  1. Design and implement lessons that integrate multidisciplinary content.
  2. Communicate regularly with Lead Teacher, Principal, HOS regarding any concerns with students, faculty, staff, or other members of the SSCA community.
  3. Maintain good attendance, regularly requesting reporting any absenteeism (regardless of length) to immediate supervisor.
  4. Submit grades and reports, in a timely manner, as required for administrative purposes, parent notification and for student attendance.
  5. Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  6. Keep all student records and lessons plans current, including posting of assignments and grades in a timely manner as instructed by supervisor.
  7. Be responsible for the organization, order, discipline and supervision of the students in his/her class and be jointly responsible, with other staff members, for such supervision at school functions to which teachers are assigned.

26.  Maintain a classroom environment with high academic and behavioral expectations by leveraging positive interventions and student relationships.

  1. Consistently promote the importance of multiculturalism.
  2. Follow all expectations regarding the HOS’s understanding professionalism, including dress code, social media practices, communication protocols, and collegiality.

29.  Maintain frequent contact with SSCA parents / guardians.

  1. Cooperate with and participate fully in the school’s religious activities.
  2. Implement SSCA policies and procedures.
  3. Publicly support SSCA policies and procedures.
  4. Maintain continual affirmation of SSCA faith statements and teaching positions.

Other Duties:

  1. Fulfill assigned extracurricular duties during and outside of school hours. This may include yard supervision, moderator of special activities or student organizations.

2.    Support the Admissions and Development functions as instructed, including but not limited to: attendance at admissions events, hosting of “shadow students,” evaluation of prospective students, and active promotion of the school.

3.    Complete any professional development expectations required by HOS or Principal

4.    Encourage parent and community involvement.

5.    Obtain information for parents / guardians when requested and as appropriate, including promptly returning phone calls and answering emails.

6.    Proctor examinations, study halls, homerooms, lunch periods, recess, student arrival / departure and other student events as needed or requested.

7.    Attend and oversee student field-trips, including overnight trips.

8.    Advise and mentor students as directed (including formal and informal advising).

9.    Advise student Capstone projects (if instructed).

  1. Assist and attend major school events.
  2. Attend and participate in all faculty meetings and training.
  3. Read and be familiar with all policies and procedures.

13. Perform and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by HOS or Principal.

Qualification Requirements:

1.    Possess academic preparation required for the subject(s) and class level to which they are assigned. 

2.    Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university, at minimum.

3.    State certification desired but not required.

4.    One year experience teaching at the secondary or higher educational level. (This may be fulfilled through a practicum.).

5.    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

6.    Ability to get along with co-workers and other school community members.

7.    SSCA conducts regular background checks and employment authorizations.

8.    Regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, see (close and distant vision required).

9.    Must be able to reach with hands and arms, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices, and other office equipment.

10. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. or more. 

11. Required to move about campus regularly.

12. Must demonstrate competency with basic word processing, data processing, and internet functions, as well as all applications used in the regular functioning of the school. 

13. Some evenings and weekends are required.

14. Minimal travel requirements, mostly for competitions or concerts.

15. Maintain continual affirmation SSCA faith statement and teaching positions.