The Theater Director/Teacher will have the following responsibilities:
Designs and conducts recruitment/outreach programs to attract new theatre participants.
Sponsors the high school drama club and chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for theatre students.
Plan and organize students to perform at the Regional Theater Contest and State/National Theater contest if applicable.
Teaches acting principles and techniques to individuals and groups and conducts readings to evaluate student’s talent.
Produces and directs plays for school and public performances during the Fall, Winter and Spring.
Oversees all aspects of theater productions including the following:
Auditions students to select cast and assign parts.
Rehearses and drills students to ensure they master parts.
Assigns non-performing students to backstage production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery; managing properties and costuming; operating stage lighting and sound equipment; and operating the stage counter-weight system.
Selects script for production.
Sees that all royalties, rental fees, and other fees/bills associated with a production are paid and maintains an accurate record of all expenses and receipts.
Secures and reserves rehearsal and performance facilities with building administration.
Meets with building Principal to review goals for the theatre department productions.
Ensures the safety of students by adhering to both stage safety while on stage and general school rules and regulations while on Andrean High School premises and traveling.
Submits budget needs annually to the Principal in accordance with established timelines and guidelines.
Orders all supplies and materials necessary for theatre-related activities in accordance with established school procedures and budget allocations.
Plans and uses appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
Creates an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Deals with inappropriate behavior quickly and effectively according to the school behavior policy.
Plans all lessons with clear aims and objectives.
Keeps careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy
Attends scheduled meetings and all department/school meetings and events as requested
Qualifications: Applicants must have the following:
Degree and Experience requirements:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in theater education, or a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with theater production experience with a certified Indiana transition to teaching program
A current Indiana License with an endorsement in Theater, English, Drama or Journalism
Demonstrated success in teaching at the secondary level is preferred
Valid driver’s license
If applicable, in good standing with current educational institution or current institution of employment
Will be subject to fingerprinting, drug testing and expanded background check per Diocesan policy.
Completion of VIRTUS training, or have training in an equivalent safe environment program