2020/21 Middle School Theater Arts Director
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Education - Excluding Post Secondary
The State Board for
Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A $50.20 fingerprinting fee will be charged once hired. PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To direct and manage the overall program of theatre arts for campus and provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular theatre activities and ensure compliance with all state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and district requirements, and develop a lifelong appreciation for fine arts
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Direct middle school drama performers. Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in theatre. Provide for theatre participation at extra-curricular events including shows and UIL activities. Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events. Comply with federal and state laws, State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule, TEA and UIL rules, and board policy pertaining to drama. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs. Design and implement plans for recruitment and retention of students. Recommend policies to improve program. Ensure that program is cost effective and funds are well managed wisely. Coordinate fund raising activities and manage funds. Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department. Oversee process of maintaining and storing all theatre equipment. Develop and implement plans for theatre program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by TEA, board policies, and administrative regulations. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students. Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Accompany and supervise students on out-of-town trips. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers. Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and community members. Assist with the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of assistant theatre director when applicable. Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning. Perform other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May provide support to Principal on staffing and evaluation of assistant theatre director(s). GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES Education/Certification/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university. Valid Texas teaching certificate.
Experience teaching and directing theatre. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of all UIL and TEA rules pertaining to theatre and proven success as a middle school or high school theatre director preferred. Skill in instruction, communication, public relations, organization, leadership, managing budget and personnel. Ability to assess curriculum and instruction and willingness to advance knowledge by attending workshops, conventions, and staff development sessions. Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description. May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during portions of work day. Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary. Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment. Occasional requires lifting up to 25 pounds. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis. Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit. Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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