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Theatre Arts Instructor

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June 15, 2021

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The Red Hook Central School District is searching for a full-time Technical Theatre Teacher, whose responsibilities would include teaching students in grades 9-12. Subjects in our curriculum may include Acting, Dance, Drama, Performing Arts Workshops, Theatrical Design Workshops and Production Support Labs. This position will also be required to oversee and maintain the districts brand new multi-use auditorium. The ideal candidate will be able to provide meaningful and creative instruction to a diverse group of students in a hands-on, experiential learning environment. The ability to provide lessons using differentiated instruction is a must. The candidate must be flexible and enjoy teaching as well as managing a performing arts facility.

Qualified Applicants:

Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Theatre or English Education or a related field and have experience teaching

Have a strong knowledge base in the curriculum subjects to be taught

A minimum of three years successful experience working with students

Practical experience as a performer and as a theatre technician in a semi-professional environment

MFA in Performance or Theatre Design and Technology or life experience equivalent a plus

Duties and Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to):

Manage and maintain performance/auditorium space for school and community events

Collaborate as an advisor, technician, director, or any other position requiring oversight on dramatic and musical productions as coursework and through after school or weekend clubs

Foster strong interdepartmental relationships to support the day-to-day activities taking place in the auditorium.

Provide support as required both technically and logistically to all building-wide programming including (but not limited to) concerts and rehearsals

Provide meaningful and creative instruction to a diverse group of students in a hands-on, experiential learning environment both in the classroom and in a lab setting in the auditorium

Adapt curriculum to the needs of students and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects are being worked on simultaneously

Demonstrate and teach safe theatrical practices while working in the auditorium as part of a basic theatre technology program

Significant use of classroom and theatre technology systems while delivering curricular content

Develop, implement, and execute a maintenance plan for the multi-purpose auditorium in collaboration with the district Facilities Director

Create schedules for the multi-purpose auditorium including but not limited to daily classroom use, music department rehearsals and seasonal concerts, drama club productions, and outside community events

Respect and value individual differences and diversity; model non-discriminatory practices in all activities

Evaluate academic and social growth of students and keep appropriate records while communicating with students and parents on student progress

Maintain standards of student behavior for a positive and productive learning environment

Collaborate with peers to develop curriculum, plan activities, and monitor student progress

Work with a team of educators to create a positive learning environment

Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the District Handbook

Availability outside of normal contract hours inclusive of weekends and evenings required

Specific Training/Skills:

NYS Certification in Theater and/or 7-12 English with relevant experience

5+ years of experience with theatrical rigging systems a plus

5+ years of theatrical venue management a plus

MFA in theater technology and design a plus

Strong knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines within theatrical environments

Strong Understanding of theatrical lighting/video/sound/costume

Understanding of theatrical yearly maintenance protocol

Ability to teach drafting for Scenic and Lighting design using USITT standards via hand drafting, AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks a plus

Experience in LightWright and all other theatrical software a plus

Knowledge of strand lighting systems a plus

Knowledge of Yamaha sound systems a plus

ETCP Rigging certification a plus

Strong knowledge of theatrical electrical code and best practice

Strong knowledge of theatrical fire code and best practices.

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