Drama and Theatre Teaching Jobs

For you, all the world truly is a stage. Whether it's the humor of Simon, the heartbreak of Williams, the realism of Chekhov, or the mastery of the Bard himself, the drama of dramatic works inspires and excites you.

You know that there is much to be learned — about history, about literature, about human emotion — from the theatre, and you know that the study and practice of dramatic arts can create more confident speakers and individuals. Have you ever considered showcasing your passion for theatre as a drama teacher in an independent school?

Teaching Drama and Theatre at an Independent School

Endowed with the holistic values of 21st-century education, independent schools seek not only to create students who produce exceptional standardized test scores but also to cultivate in students a rich medley of characteristics including self-expression, oration, poise, and creativity. These vital elements of the dramatic arts reinforce the core values of many independent schools; consequently, our client schools try to provide opportunities for students passionate about drama. Many independent schools support state-of-the art set equipment and performance spaces and encourage drama and theatre teachers to connect their concentration with other disciplines, such as English and History.

Finding Drama and Theatre Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Drama and Theatre Teacher Placement Team works with teachers and dramatists at every career stage, from recent college graduates to individuals with decades of experiences to professional actors, producers, or playwrights looking to make a career change.

If you are looking to explore the next direction of your working life, you might benefit from work experience with students. Experience including directing plays at a local school, volunteering to lead acting classes in your community, or coaching a youth debate team can help your candidacy.

We encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A Master's Degree (preferred) or Bachelor's Degree in Theatre, Drama, or Technical Theatre
  • A love and enthusiasm for teaching drama or theatre
  • Experience working with or teaching children, particularly in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and dramatic abilities
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example: Coaching sports, advising extracurricular activities, directing plays, supervising a dorm at a boarding school, etc.
  • Additional theatre-related skills and work experience that can enrich an independent school community. For example: Leading improv workshops, advising small student productions, supervising a Shakespeare club, teaching a dance elective, etc.

If you seek a drama or theatre teaching job in an independent school, don't hesitate – apply now. Begin your job search here.

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