Middle School Drama Teacher - Academic Year 2022-2023
Location: Atherton, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
We are seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative drama educator responsible for running the Middle School Drama Program to begin Fall 2022.
Teaching 6th grade Foundations in Drama and two 7th/8th Elective Drama classes
Direct three main-stage drama productions including, but not exclusive to, managing production budgets, hiring, and supervising production staff for shows
Advisor for 10-11 students and able to teach provided SEL curriculum.
Collaborate well with the 6-12 Creative Arts Department and Middle School Grade Level Teams
In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
Invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, an extracurricular activity, grade level outdoor education overnight trip, grade, department team and faculty meetings plus school-wide committees.
Embody the heart of Menlo School and share our commitment to cultivating an ever more heterogeneous and inclusive community.
Commit to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Pursue professional growth and reflection.
Have a strong passion for their field and a desire to make connections with the world outside the classroom.
Work collaboratively with other faculty members on a variety of teams towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting.
Partner with parent volunteers to create a support system for enrichment activities and events.
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and significant experience in directing both dramatic and musical theater productions. Candidates must be comfortable working in a rigorous academic setting. A B.A. degree in a relevant field is required. A graduate degree and background working in the theater industry are desired but not required.
An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch on campus when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions
Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, manipulate art tools, speak, hear and read during the course of normal activities
Able to use computers and other tools
Able to move items weighing up to 10 pounds
Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time
In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level of performance during regular school hours