The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a musical theatre director to teach musical theatre technique and performance to students in grades 9-12 for one production. The Theatre Department seeks a candidate with a strong mastery of vocal/singing techniques, as well as the ability to musical direct and who can teach to a range of skills, learning styles, and interests. We seek candidates who value student-centered, hands-on learning, and is supportive of individual students while challenging them to take meaningful, creative risks. Candidates should be able to recognize and appreciate the diverse perspectives of the students they work with and create opportunities to integrate these perspectives in their teaching/coaching.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
• Music direct the large-scale main stage spring Musical Production that runs for 12-weeks from March 16th - June 3rd (exact productions dates TBA). Rehearsals are weekly generally from 2:45 to 6:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with some later evening and Saturday production work as needed.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of three years teaching experience preferred.
Strong piano skills- ability to play for the production
Vocal coaching experience
Professional performance experience.
In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration and flexibility among colleagues and with students in our vibrant, arts-infused school. Moreover, they need to have the skill and experience to teach creative students with a broad range of learning styles and who come from diverse backgrounds. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the Theatre Department.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply.
To Apply for This Position:
Please email a cover letter that includes a statement of educational philosophy, a resume, and the names and contact information of three to five references to: PerformanceSearch@csw.org. Please send pdf files only. No phone calls, please.
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will in...crease our diversity to apply.