Drama Teacher - Upper School
Lakeside School - Seattle, WA

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Drama Teacher – Upper School

.50 FTE faculty appointment

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a Drama Teacher for our Upper School. This will be a .50 full time equivalent faculty appointment, starting in late January 2013 and ending in June.


The new Upper School drama teacher, reporting to the Department Head and Upper School Director, will join drama colleagues and the rest of the Upper School Arts Department faculty. Primary position responsibilities will be the instruction of one or two sections of students in one or more of the drama/acting classes in our theater program. The immediate assignment most likely will be Drama I and Drama II. Classes are year-long multi-grade level with 10 th, 11 th and 12 th grade students developing beginning and intermediate acting skills respectively. Drama department courses develop four main areas of focus: acting, directing, writing, and research. The instructor will work within an existing curriculum that links the experiences of students and program elements in the continuing sequence of Acting, Drama I, Drama II, and Drama III. Drama curriculum has been collaboratively developed by all drama teachers. Some curriculum elements will be left up to the instructor and some will utilize existing units. Additional responsibility includes taking on primary responsibility for directing one of the regular major drama productions as part of the annual performance program.

Essential duties for part-time faculty members at Lakeside include:

Classroom instruction;

Writing individual student assessments;

Conferences with students, parents, and colleagues; and

Participation in the work of the department as appropriate, including participation in personal and group professional development programs.

Requirements and Qualifications

The successful applicant will have done significant undergraduate and/or graduate study in theater (a BFA / MFA or equivalent training will be preferred); will have taught drama/theater arts at the secondary-school and/or college level; have professional experience as a working theatre artist; and will successfully complete a criminal background check. The candidate must be able to work with motivated students who vary in ability, experience, and learning styles. Familiarity with computers (PC/Windows platform and Microsoft Office) is essential. References should speak to an applicant’s ability to be a dynamic educator; to be an effective, supportive mentor for adolescents; and to work effectively and harmoniously with adult colleagues.

Compensation and Benefits

Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees by providing a competitive compensation package. Compensation for this position is n egotiable depending upon education and experience.

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( www.lakesideschool.org ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs. This position will be open until filled.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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