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Employers seeking to fill positions in theatre education and related fields may post job notices here at no cost. Use our online form to submit your open teaching positions. Positions listed here are posted as submitted, and do not imply or reflect an endorsement of the hiring institution by the Educational Theatre Association or International Thespian Society unless so noted.



Acting Academy Manager - Oregon Children's Theatre

Portland, OR

 

Date of Posting

09/14/2017

 

Job Description

Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) is seeking an individual for this position responsible for managing the day-to-day programming and operations of its Acting Academy (AA) program. The position will supervise and work closely with the Acting Academy Associate and will play a key role in planning and implementing an ambitious growth strategy for OCT’s theater training for young people. The position will report to the current Acting Academy Manager during the initial training months, and will then report to OCT’s Education Director.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits that will require weekend hours during AA sessions. The finalist will be expected to pass a criminal background check and to be fingerprinted. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs is required due to the need to set up and organize classroom studios.

 

Duties (not all-inclusive)

PROGRAM PLANNING:

  • Plan and build the AA education program, including identifying pathways to growth over the next 1-5 years.
  • Plan AA class terms, including curriculum and class scheduling.
  • Ensure that all programs meet OCT's high standards.
  • Collaborate with OCT's marketing team to effectively promote AA programs.

PERSONNEL:

  • Recruit and hire teachers, ensuring they meet OCT's standards of quality.
  • Develop and manage teacher training.
  • Manage teacher screening, including background checks and fingerprinting.
  • Serve as a resource for AA teachers.
  • Assess performance and provide feedback to teachers.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Respond to inquiries and requests for advice from patrons.
  • Interact with children and family members on a frequent basis, representing OCT effectively.
  • Support OCT with other customer service needs, such as ticket sales and in the lobby during performances as needed.

ADMINISTRATIVE:

  • Develop and manage the Acting Academy budget, including establishing goals for registration income.
  • Ensure that studio spaces are scheduled, prepared and equipped to support the needs for AA programs.
  • Collaborate with OCT's finance team to manage payroll of AA teachers.

 

Qualifications

  1. Passion for OCT's mission, arts education, and theater for young audiences.
  2. Understanding of and commitment to advancing OCT's commitment to excellence, consistent with our teaching philosophies and approach.
  3. Experience in teaching the craft of theater, particularly to young people.
  4. Ability to organize and execute a plan impeccably. Excellent time management skills are essential.
  5. Ability to think creatively to develop new ideas and strategies for building the Acting Academy.
  6. Exceptional customer service skills.
  7. Proven ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the rest of the AA team, and within OCT.
  8. Experience in planning and managing budgets, including setting income targets and estimating costs.
  9. Experience with descriptive writing, preferably writing marketing copy.
  10. Ability to learn computerized software quickly and efficiently.

 

Pay, Benefits, and Work Schedule

Salaried, hiring range $34,000-$37,000; eligible for benefits including healthcare and PTO.

 

About Hiring Institution

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s (OCT) mission is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. We believe theater and storytelling can educate, empower, inspire, and entertain in remarkable ways. Our vision is that all children, families, and communities have opportunities to learn and grow through theater and the arts.

Founded in 1988, we are the region’s largest nonprofit professional children’s theater company. OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year through performances, Acting Academy classes, and numerous school and community programs.

OCT is committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that respects and celebrates individual differences and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive to promote equity in our hiring practices inclusive of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and any other category protected by law. In that spirit, we encourage applications from candidates from groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in our field. Candidates who can contribute to our goal of advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

 

How to Apply

E-mail a cover letter and resume as a single file to Zoë Rudman at zoe@octc.org with subject line “Acting Academy Manager.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.

 

Closing Date for Applications

10/06/2017



Dance Teacher/Choreographer

Chicago and Suburbs

 

Date of Posting

08/23/2017

 

Job Description

Looking to hire immediately. Part-Time and Permanent. Dance Teacher/Choreographer. Join our team of teaching professionals. Infinity Arts Academy is a performing arts academy for youth 5- Part-Time and Permanent. Dance Teacher/Choreographer. Join our team of teaching professionals. Infinity Arts Academy is a performing arts academy for youth 5-17. Located at 3633 N. California- 3rd floor, Chicago- in Depaul College Prep School (formerly Gordon Tech High School). Emphasis in Musical Theater. Choreograph our school partner shows for grade schools located in LaGrange and Oak Park- depending on the school each meets 1-2 times a week for 2-3 hours each time. Plus there is an opportunity to join our staff for the Infinity Arts Academy summer camp program at our facility in Chicago. Musical theater training and experience a must. Dance training a must. Ability to read music a plus. Great attitude, enthusiasm, and class room management skills must the second nature. Reliable transportation required! Fast-paced, hands-on, team-teaching environment. Children are NOT dancers and have minimal dance skills. Must be able to teach choreography at a pace of one song, or approximately 32 eight counts, per hour per week. Interviewing now! Visit our website: www.infinityartsacademychicago.com. Submit resume immediately if interested. Pay BOE

 

Qualifications

Dance experience. Teaching school age students experience.

 

Pay, benefits, and work schedule

After school hours, Pay BOE

 

About hiring institution

www.infinityartschicago.com for details.

 

How to apply

Submit resume to executive director: dana.infinityarts@gmail.com

 

Closing date for applications

11/30/2017

 


Full Time Educational Theater Teacher

Shanghai, China

 

Date of Posting

08/18/2017

 

Job Description

An Educational Theater training center in Shanghai is hiring a full time lead teacher. The main function of the center is to provide training to school teachers year round. We are hiring talented and passionate Educational Theater professional to work in the center and conduct training to teachers.

This is a very exciting opportunity. You will be working with a group of motivated teachers. You would also have the opportunity to travel around China to attend conferences, conduct trainings or workshop sessions, visit partner schools, lead Educational Theater curriculum design and promote Educational Theater in China in many different ways.

To be more specific, Educational Theater we are referred here is to use theater as a tool to enhance learning of other subjects like Science, Math, Social Study etc. Performing and stage skill is needed but not a primary focus in Educational Theater. Educational Theater could be named differently like Theater Practice, Applied Theater etc. We welcome professional who has relevant experience to join us.

 

Qualifications

  1. Minimum bachelor’s degree in Educational Theater major
  2. Experienced teacher or graduate students who are still in the school
  3. Teachers credential in any state and any subject is preferred but not required
  4. Ability to conduct training to group of teachers.

 

Pay, Benefits, and Work Schedule

  • Competitive benefits package including salary (negotiable), sing up bonus, Chinese holidays, paid vacation, transportation and housing allowance,     health insurance
  • Flight reimbursement
  • Sponsored legal Z working visa
  • Airport pick up, initial hotel stay, apartment hunting assistance and cash advance
  • Cultural immersion including Chinese lessons
  • Introduction to foreign teacher social groups etc.

 

About hiring institution

This educational theater training center is operated by an educational organization of Shanghai. This organization owns an officially published Educational Magazine which shares the most recent educational trend, innovation of education, curriculum development trend, etc. It also hosts a couple of annual conferences which include keynote sessions, trainings and on stage demos, workshops to educators’ country wide. Educational Theater was one of major parts of those conferences. It’s newly opened Educational Theater training center would connect thousands schools and educator of China together, create a professional learning environment and supporting community to promote educational theater in China.

 

How to apply

Please email your CV to info@jshire.com. Should you have any question or are interested in learning more details about the position, please do not hesitate to contact us. References from Educational Theater professional who worked with us in the past can be provided upon request. We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

 

Closing date for applications

10/01/2017

 


Drama Teachers

China (Various Locations)

 

Date of posting:

07/25/2017

 

Job Description

ENREACH is seeking energetic teachers to lead China’s top students in their drama education. In-class responsibilities include teaching the basics of drama, acting skills, stage design, overseeing costume creation, and running theatre productions. This is a unique opportunity to make an impact on the liberal arts education that helps prepare Chinese students for their college experience in the USA. Syllabi is based on the American National Core Arts Theatre Standards and we participate in EdTA’s national and international festivals.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (drama or education preferred).
  • Theatre experience
  • The ability to live and work in China for one or two years.

 

Pay, benefits, and work schedule

  • Competitive benefits package including 20,500 RMB + per month, Chinese holidays, paid vacation, and fully covered health insurance.
  • Flight reimbursement and contract renewal bonus.
  • Sponsored legal Z visa.
  • Airport pick up, initial hotel stay, apartment hunting assistance and cash advance
  • Cultural immersion in a major Chinese city and the experience of being part of a diverse expatriate community.
  • Creativity to adapt curriculum to the needs of each class.
  • High profile participation in local and national competitions.
  • Development and participation in drama festivals.
  • Significant contribution to a growing company and program.

 

About hiring institution

ENREACH’s educational mission is to provide Chinese students aged between 9 and 18 with a high quality and interdisciplinary international education. Following western educational standards, the ENREACH Education programs include a liberal arts curriculum, college counseling services, international exam preparation and extracurricular activities. ENREACH is a division of Dipont Education, a leading education management group in China and pioneer in the development and customization of international education programs for students since the 1990s.

 

How to apply

Apply online: enreacheducation.com/apply-now/ or email emily.richardson@enreachedu.com

 

Closing date for applications:

09/25/2017

 


English Drama Teacher

Taipei

 

Date of posting:

05/02/2017

 

Job description

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Teacher is responsible for implementing and promoting the Drama program in conformity with our international Teaching System and the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy operating standards. Training, lesson plans, curriculum and scripts are ALL provided.

  • Working hours: 40 hours per week, including 26 hours teaching. Two days off per week.
  • Prepare for classes at least one day before scheduled class.
  • Prepare necessary teaching aids or props for each class where necessary.
  • Review your student observations before preparing for the end of term evaluations.
  • When necessary, be ready to substitute another teacher in classes where called upon by the supervisor.
  • Maintain excellent communication with parents and students before and after class.
  • Prepare and Assist in Event Days and Theme Days activities.
  • Conduct and/or assist in demo classes
  • Contribute suggestions and improvements in the marketing and/or field activities to increase the new student enrollments.
  • Contribute and assist during productions where able whether or not it is your class performing. This includes, but not limited to: props, stage sets, costumes, makeup, music, sound, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Native English speaker
  • You should have clear speech without strong accent, vibrant dynamic personality, outgoing nature with lots of vocal and physical energy.
  • Teaching children or drama/theatre experience

 

Pay, benefits, and work schedule

  1. Salary based on experience and qualification. We also like to know your expectations.
  2. ARC and health insurance are provided.
  3. Housing allowance
  4. Retention bonus
  5. Training opportunities

 

About hiring institution

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is an international company established in 1979 and headquartered in the U.K. With more than 60,000 students attending classes weekly, it's the largest children's organization of its kind in the world. Our aim is to develop children through drama, building confidence, creativity, and communication skills.

 

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to info@helenogrady.com.tw.

 

Closing date for applications:

12/31/2017