CalWest's client school, Bridges Academy, is a small independent school specializing in the twice-exceptional population. (2e) These are students are gifted or above average in ability and/or potential, and also have learning differences. Class sizes run between 8 - 12 students.
The Theatre/Humanities instructor will have the primary responsibility for planning, programming, teaching, and/or producing: 1) introductory and advanced acting classes; 2) one play and one musical annually; and 3) humanities lab/class or elective.
This position provides a base salary and production stipends. Annual productions are supported by interns, vocal coaches, and other professionals as needed and financially possible.
Commit to ongoing professional development in the discipline and in 2e principles and practices.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Facilitate activities and projects that incorporate social skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, and the skills of the discipline.
Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the 2e students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and other special needs.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Collaborate with administration and peers to enhance the instructional environment.
Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community and meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, etc.
Skills and Qualifications:
Experience with formal theories of acting, acting games and exercises, practical experience with plays and musical production.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop curriculum and choose productions for students with professional aspirations, as well as for those whose participation in theater is primarily for social-emotional development.
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.
Demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
To be fully considered for this and all current and anticipated openings, we encourage you to upload your cover letter and resume to our website here: https://calwestlogin.com/apply (Current CalWest candidates need not apply here. Please email us at mysearch@CalWestEducators.com)
Please note: While we appreciate your interest, due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to all applicants or give individual application status updates; candidates selected for an interview will be notified.