St. Anselm’s Abbey School seeks a full-time Drama teacher and theatre director beginning in late August 2022. Duties include teaching courses in drama and acting to students in grades 7 through 12, as well directing three annual stage productions.
Teach a year-long general Drama course to all students in grade 7, and electives to students in Grades 8, 9, and 11/12.
Collaborate with colleagues in grade-level teaching teams and in the Fine Arts Department; attend faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences; and participate in occasional special assemblies or events.
Assess student progress consistently and constructively. Communicate proactively and regularly with parents, administrators and other faculty about student progress.
Manage all aspects of three annual student productions: an all-school musical (in collaboration with a music director), an Upper School play, and a Middle School play. Responsibilities include selecting appropriate repertoire in coordination with the Department Chair and school administration; auditions and casting; rehearsals; sets, lighting, sound, and costumes; and logistical and artistic aspects of performances (typically three performances per production).
Contribute as needed to other areas of school life, which may include serving as a club moderator, advisor, or lunch monitor; providing technical support for assemblies or other events in the theater space; and other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line “Drama Teacher.” Applications will be considered until the position has been filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for best consideration.
St. Anselm’s Abbey School is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
At least an undergraduate degree, preferably in theatre, education, or a related field.
Teaching experience strongly preferred, particularly at the middle school and/or high school level.
The ability to work an adjusted schedule to incorporate after-school rehearsals (typical hours are 10:00-6:00 daily) and some weekends in the rehearsal and performance of student productions.
Some background in theatre is essential; experience directing students in stage productions is strongly preferred.
Experience running a scene shop, managing costumes, and training students to manage technical aspects of a production would be a particular asset.
Strong classroom-management and community-building skills, and the ability to relate to and inspire adolescent young men.
Enthusiasm for promoting the spiritual, personal, and intellectual development of young men, and an openness to the mission of Benedictine and Catholic education.
St. Anselm's Abbey School is an independent, Catholic, Benedictine school serving academically motivated young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded in 1942 by Benedictine monks, the school is located on the 40-acre grounds of St. Anselm's Abbey in Northeast Washington. St. Anselm's serves approximately 250 students and employs over 60 faculty and staff. The student body is comprised of thirty-seven percent students of color, and the average SAT score for the Class of 2021 is over 1400.