Bishop Feehan High School
Fine Arts Department
Job Opening: Director, Teacher: Theatre & Dance
Bishop Feehan’s theatre director, who has worn many hats very well and who has built a legacy of theatre and performance excellence at our school, is retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Bishop Feehan is actively looking for the person or people who will help us continue that tradition and build his or her or their own tradition of excellence in the years to come. This is an exciting opportunity for any professional looking to make an impact with students, as Feehan has scores of talented and terrific students, enthusiastic and supportive parents, and clear support (budget and more) from a theatre-loving administration.
While our current leader has taught a full class load of theatre and dance and directed both our fall and spring shows -- and Feehan’s first choice would be a staffer who could also do all of those things -- we are also open to splitting the position, depending on candidates, experience, and time availability. Our highest priority is creating the best experience for our students and our theatre program.
If you are a candidate who is a great fit for all or parts of the below responsibilities, we would love to hear from you.
Elements of the position (and required and preferred qualifications) are:
Lead Feehan’s Theatre and Dance program offerings
The Theatre/Dance teacher is responsible for the overall implementation of the theater and dance program, including:
Designing and conducting recruitment/outreach programs to attract new theatre and dance participants
Conduct other duties and performances as required by the Fine Arts Director or the Principal.
Research and enter the school into various local theater and dance competitions
2. Theatre Teacher
Will be prepared to teach the following classes from current schedule:
Introduction to Theatre (beginner level students)
Theatre Workshop (beginner to advanced level students)
Opportunity to further develop Feehan’s theatre curriculum sequentially (based on student demand)
Coordinate all aspects of training, preparing, and organizing theatre students for local performances, such as Massachusetts High School Drama Festival
3. Dance Teacher
Will be prepared to teach beginner and advanced level students in the following classes from current schedule:
Opportunity to further develop Feehan’s dance curriculum sequentially (based on student demand) to include potentially:
Possess knowledge in a range of different dance styles and ability to train young dancers both individually and with larger dance groups
4. Performance Director
Will be prepared to direct the following:
Fall Production and all necessary auditions and rehearsals
Spring Musical and all necessary auditions and rehearsals
Oversee Set Crew of both performances with set crew moderator and volunteers
Work with students with various levels of dance and theatre knowledge in each production
Fall theatre production
Spring musical production
School events and activities like award ceremonies.
Conduct other performances as required by the Fine Arts Director or the Principal.
B.A. in Theatre or Performing Arts. Masters preferred. Teacher certification in Theatre or Performing Arts strongly preferred. 5+ years experience in teaching theater or communication at the high school level.
Must be able to support the mission of a diocesan Catholic high school.
Start Date: July 1, 2019
(Opportunity for a head start if candidate is selected early enough and has availability to come in earlier and meet our kids.)
If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume via email to: Mrs. Kimberley Fowler, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Principal of Academics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.