DRAMA INSTRUCTOR – ARBOR HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Proctors Collaborative is the Capital District’s leading regional arts organization with performing arts venues in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga, and education, civic engagement and economic development initiatives throughout the region. The Collaborative School of the Arts is the education wing of the organization, offering a robust series of training programs, classes and engagement programs in each venue, in schools and throughout the community.
The Collaborative School of the Arts seeks a Drama/Acting Instructor for an in-school Creative Drama program for elementary school students within Arbor Hill Elementary School. Instructor must be trained in the tools and techniques of theatre arts. This position requires experience in leading instruction in drama, performance, to youths in grades 3-5 in a high-energy, fun, yet structured classroom environment that fosters self-confidence in each child. Instructor must be an ambassador for, and have a dedication to, the performing arts while providing training and instruction in various theatre techniques: acting, vocal technique and movement.
Workshop content will be decided upon, created, and personally delivered by teaching artist. Workshops can include but are not limited to: characterization, stage readings, improv, storytelling, voice work, dance/movement, and more with key concepts represented in program curriculum. Final workshop content and scheduling will be decided in collaboration with classroom teachers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establishes a combination of program activities to provide performing arts instruction.
- Creates lessons centered around programs key concepts and curriculum.
- Responsible for the implementation of age-appropriate lessons, enrichment activities, and theme-based projects taking into consideration the youth needs and abilities.
- Accountable for ensuring an emotionally and physically safe environment for youth that meets all compliance and safety requirements set forth by the organization.
- Creates and distributes schedule of all activities and ensures appropriate record keeping and reporting of all youth attendance.
- Promotes positive character development in all youth.
- Cultivates and forges positive relations with Principal, Assistant Principals, school district administrators as needed and in collaboration with Education Program Manager.
- Keeps Education Programs Manager informed of pertinent site information, including any challenges in fulfilling responsibilities.
- Able to work collaboratively with other staff and adults associated with the school
- B.A. in Theatre or Education, or relevant experience.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in performing arts
- Minimum 2 years working with youth ages 5 – 12.
- Prior work experience with diverse youth populations of varying racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Prior experience with classroom management
- Ability to compose a lesson plan complete with scheduling, goals, assessments, and modifications.
- Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills
- Excellent communication.
- Passion for theatre and arts education.
- Experience with and knowledge of virtual classroom platforms, and their use for student engagement, (e.g., Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Meets) not required but encouraged.
- Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills.
- Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to staff and youth
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
This is a part-time position with no benefits. Program runs from October 2022 – February 2023 Thursday & Fridays 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Deadline for application September 19, 2022.
Proctors is an equal opportunity employer
Proctors Collaborative is committed to building a workplace that is both creative and progressive. To that end, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, all cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We celebrate individual differences, and we strive to treat everyone with fairness and respect.
Proctors Collaborative does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans’ status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law