Opportunities

Below are listed the current opportunities available within the ISTA network.

Technical Director (Scenic Designer, Carpenter & Stage Manager)

International School of Beijing

Posted on: 24 Jan 2020

Job Description
JOB GOAL/PURPOSE

The role is primarily responsible for the coordination, communication and scheduling of all technical needs for theatrical productions produced in ISB theater venues. The person is also responsible for the artistic and structural design of all scenic and property elements under the vision of the responsible Artistic Director and/or Instructor.
– Designs, drafts, constructs, paints and installs all scenic and property elements along with the Theater Assistants
– Supervises and trains Theater Assistants in the proper construction techniques of scenic and property elements
– Works closely with the Theater Manager to ensure a structured, scheduled technical build can be achieved safely, on time and on budget
– Coordinates and or directly calls show cues to ensure a smooth and consistent production is achieved.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITES
1. Manage all aspects of the scene shop to ensure a safe and efficient operation including but not limited to equipment maintenance, organization, purchase recommendations and proper operation to staff as needed.
2. Design and draft all scenic and property elements for Performing Arts Department (PA) productions.
3.Construct, paint, purchase, install and remove all scenic and property elements for PA productions.
4. Supervise all Theater Assistants and occasionally students in the safe construction, painting, installation and removal of all scenic and property elements for PA productions.
5. Coordinate with the Theater Manager on all scheduling needs for the complete technical build and process needs of PA productions.
6. Work closely with Directors, Instructors, Lighting Designer and Sound Designer and students to create an effective production cue sheet for all departments to ensure consistent show runs.
7. Directly call cue sheets during the technical rehearsals and performances when duties permit.
8. Assist the Theater Manager in the communication and setup of any physical elements needed by Instructors in any of the ISB Performing Arts venues for rehearsals, classroom activities or performances.
9. Assist the Theater Manager in overall supervision and maintenance of Theater equipment including lighting, sound, stage drapes and fly system.
Assist the Theater Manager in the supervision and/or direct installation or removal of lighting or sound equipment within the ISB venues when primary duties permit.
10. Assist the Theater Manager to maintain an organized and central inventory for tracking all Theater equipment including Lighting, Sound, Scenic & Property assets within Theater venues, classrooms and storage facilities.
12. In Charge of Costume/ Prop management for both HS and MS productions, including scheduled cleaning, maintenance and inventory.
13. Be available to work evenings and weekends as required to supervise and call shows, and address any issues that arise.

Skills & Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

– College Degree in Theater Arts Scenic Design and/or a minimum of 2 years working as a theatrical Master Carpenter or Carpenter.
– Strong background and understanding of Performing Arts in the area of scenic construction, fly line rigging and Stage Management process of cueing and calling a show, preferably in an educational setting.
– Strong English and (preferably) Chinese language skills in order to communicate with faculty Directors, students and technical support staff.
– A basic background and understanding of lighting and sound equipment.
– Strong organizational skills to create, structure and supervise detailed schedules and processes.
– Ability to work with a diverse group of artists, technicians, students and faculty in a calm and supportive manner.
– Self-directed and motived to evaluate and address the needs of a production and theater facility.
– Must be available with flexible working hours and schedule to meet the specific needs of a production.

For more details and how to apply please visit https://hrbrg.co/0285r8

Middle School Drama Teacher

The American School in London

Posted on: 20 Jan 2020

Reports to: the Middle School Principal

Hours: full time

Start date: 18 August 2020

Salary: Competitive rates of pay apply, from £41,948 – £92,040

Closing Date: 07 February 2020


Overall purpose

The Performing Arts (Middle School Drama) teacher will direct drama instruction for students in grades 5-8, in addition to directing at least one musical production per year.

Summary of duties

  • To teach Drama classes to students in Grades 5-8.
  • To prepare, coordinate and plan curriculum with other members of the performing arts department, and liaise with other departments and grade level teachers as appropriate.
  • To monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent conferences, complete report cards, etc.
  • To organize and participate in field trips
  • To carry out other duties reasonably requested by the Middle School principal

Selection Criteria

Essential qualifications/experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Drama or another relevant subject
  • Experience teaching performing arts in a school setting, which will include substantive experience teaching Drama
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children
  • Experience and commitment to collaborative working in a team-focused environment
  • Experience teaching an American curriculum and familiarity with research-based best practices in American pedagogy
  • Experience with differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Significant recent professional development germane to the position
  • Commitment to and facility with integration of technology in the service of student learning
  • Willingness to contribute to school life and activities in additional ways through coaching, advising and special projects
  • Ability to support and nurture the school-home partnership

Desirable qualifications/experience:

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience within a standards based curriculum
  • Teaching experience in an international environment
  • This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.

The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken.

Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London.

Secondary Drama Teacher (IGCSE and IBDP)

Yew Chung International School in Hong Kong

Posted on: 08 Jan 2020

Yew Chung International School in Hong Kong is part of a group of schools that has been providing Early Years, Primary and Secondary education to children in China for over 80 years. The school combines the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and culture to deliver an exceptional education experience. They are looking for an experienced and well-qualified Secondary Drama Teacher (IGCSE and IBDP) to join them in August 2020. Applicants should have at least two years of post qualification full-time teaching experience, a BEd or BA plus PGCE. The PGCE must qualify that teacher to teach in their home country’s public school (they cannot accept candidates who hold an iPGCE or PGCEi for example).They are looking for passionate and committed teachers to join the school. They also look for teachers who are supportive of a Christian ethos.

Drama is part of the Creative Arts Faculty and it is fully supported within the school and foundation, providing many opportunities for performances and subject support. Facilities are good, results are excellent and student uptake continues to improve. There is room to develop the department further within a supportive environment.

A teacher with IBDP Theatre experience is preferable, but other curriculum knowledge will also be considered.

The school pay competitive salaries, gratuity, airfare, housing, medical insurance, and professional development. Initial contracts are for 2 years.

Hong Kong is highly urbanised and Westernised making it a very easy country to move to. With extensive shopping, night-life, culture and travel opportunities, all in all, Hong Kong is a perfect place to live and work – please speak to your Edvectus Consultant today!

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV to Yewchung@edvectus.com or apply at: https://www.edvectus.com/JobView/job-detail/Secondary_Drama_Teacher?jobId=J9773

Contact Email: Yewchung@edvectus.com

High School (HS)/Middle School (MS) Drama Teacher

The American International School of Muscat (TAISM)

Posted on: 10 Dec 2019

TAISM announces an extraordinary opportunity for a High School (HS) / Middle School (MS) Drama Teacher to join our team in August 2020. If you’re a certified teacher with the necessary experience, we invite you to apply to be a part of TAISM’s commitment to academic, social and professional excellence. The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) is truly a special place for international educators and the community of learners they support. Encompassing a total student population of more than 700, our school embraces a diverse student body spanning 62 nationalities. If you can imagine applying your skills in a modern liberal arts school that includes a robust performing arts program and state-of-the-art Bosch Center for the Performing Arts, this could be your next professional move.

Reporting to the Principal, the HS/MS Drama teacher divides classroom teaching time between the Middle School (40%) and the High School (60%). Responsibilities include the direction of two co-curricular high school drama productions each year in addition to class-based productions. Additionally, the teacher supports drama productions in TAISM’s Elementary and Middle School divisions. This comprehensive role also includes responsibilities associated with student performances, including the direction of class performances, set design and creation, publicity, and overall management of TAISM’s Middle and High School Drama programs. TAISM’s current High School Drama curriculum includes Beginning and Advanced Drama and Technical Theater classes.

In this critical role the MS/HS Drama teacher’s responsibilities encompass the Co-Curricular Drama Program, which includes organization (lights, sound equipment, costumes, set design and construction and props, publicity) and direction of one HS play and one HS musical production per year.

Key to your success in this role is a solid foundation in the Dramatic Arts and the ability to transfer your knowledge and performance skills to TAISM’s MS and HS students. You balance passion, creativity and collaboration with refined organizational skills in your approach to this important role.

“Must Have”
● North American-recognized teaching certification
● Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts Education or equivalent
● Minimum of three years successful teaching and directing experience in drama programs at the High and/or Middle School levels
● Technical Theater experience (including set design and construction)

“Nice to Have”
● Master’s degree in Education, preferably in Theater Arts or equivalent
● Experience promoting drama programs and productions at the High School and/or Middle School levels

For more information about working at TAISM and to apply, please visit
https://www.taism.com/careers/apply-taism. Note: Our exclusive mechanism for accepting application is via our online facility. Emailed for faxed resumes cannot be considered.