Head of Theatre Arts

Head of Theatre Arts

Head of Theatre Arts 
Senior School 
Permanent, Full-Time (1.0 FTE), starting September 1, 2024 
 
If you are an educator who inspires students, is passionate about holistic learning and is driven to help young people shape their lives, this is a role, a school and a place for you. 
 
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty members enjoy small classes, modern facilities, and substantial preparation time that creates opportunities to understand their students and to make a real impact in their lives. Faculty salaries and benefits exceed the local public school districts and are supported by an exciting professional development program. As lifelong learners, and with students at the centre, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice. 
 
Our students from all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary faculty that is committed to academic excellence, character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes all of these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong. 

The Position: 
The Senior School is seeking a Head of Theatre Arts. This person will be a dynamic and engaging instructional leader who brings a passion for developing a love of theatre in students. This academic leader will have experience with curriculum planning and assessment and be passionate about collaboration and the continued evolution of our theatre department. In addition to the salary, there is an annual stipend of $3,000 for the Head of Department role. 

Yearly salary range: $68,785 – $111,327

Responsibilities include: 
In addition to the responsibilities of a teacher, the responsibilities of a Head of Theatre Arts include: 
 

  • Teaching Theatre Arts courses at the Senior School.
  • Directing and producing the annual school musical production.
  • Working collaboratively with the production team of faculty, students and external individuals to foster a positive working environment and an exciting atmosphere for everyone involved.
  • Leading departmental meetings and facilitating professional learning of Theatre teachers.
  • Leading curriculum and assessment planning.
  • Creating regular opportunities for Theatre teachers to share, reflect and improve on classroom practice and student learning experience.
  • Determining professional learning needs for the department and teaching teams.
  • Collaborating with other school academic leaders in curriculum, assessment and contributing to developing academic policies and practices across the school.
  • Involvement within and outside of the department in the extra-curricular program.
  • Liaising with other academic leaders, teaching faculty, parents and school leadership.
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular (and boarding life) of the school. 

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest: 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, preferably with a specialization in Theatre Arts.
  • Eligible for, or holder of a current BC teaching certificate.
  • Familiarity with the BC Curriculum and Independent School experience is an asset.
  • Experience teaching in a Senior School setting.
  • Strength in leadership and organizational skills.
  • A classroom environment that enables individual learners to thrive within a differentiated and highly motivating learning environment. 
    Strong communication skills.
  • Experience with cross curricular planning and assessment.
  • Experience using Google Classroom and other technology to support learning.
  • An understanding of current differentiation strategies and commitment to the needs of all learners.
  • Growth mindset and ability to offer and receive professional feedback.
  • Evidence of innovative and inspiring teaching practices and assessment.
  • Evidence and commitment to a collaborative approach with a team of talented educators.
  • Experience working in an environment of excellence where a broad spectrum of programs operate simultaneously, demanding a great deal of forward planning and creativity.
  • Commitment to pastoral care and to delivering high quality education through a holistic lens. 

Criminal Record Check: 
Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children. 

Application Details: 
Please respond with a resume that includes a statement of philosophy on leadership of a dynamic theatre arts program by 2pm Monday, February 5, 2024. 

To apply for this job please visit careers.risepeople.com.

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