Director of Theater and Performing Arts Faculty

Director of Theater and Performing Arts Faculty

Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports To: Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair, Dean of Faculty, and Director of Athletics
Start Date: August 2024

The Ethel Walker School announces a search for a full-time Theater Director and Teacher to begin teaching in August of 2024. The preferred candidate will produce, direct, and manage, as appropriate, three performances each year: a student-led production during the fall season, a play during the winter season, and a musical during the spring season, and teach up to 3 performing arts classes each semester in the Upper and Middle School. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering a culturally responsive environment that inspires students to be creative, courageous, and collaborative. 

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • 3-5 years experience teaching theater or a closely related field.
  • B.A. required, an advanced degree in Theater or Education preferred.
  • Collaborate with colleagues (Director of Music, Director of Dance, and Director of Technical Theater) on productions. 
  • Oversee all parts of the production process, including seeking approval of selected scripts, managing budgets, running auditions, casting, leading rehearsals, organizing scenery rental/construction of sets, costuming, props, makeup, working with the Director of Technical Theater on lights, sound and tech crew, creating programs (with Marketing department), arranging video and still photography recording, acting as Stage Manager for performances/training stage management function.
  • Attend and participate in required faculty and department meetings. 
  • Maintain active communication with students and their parents regarding progress and schedules.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students.
  • Attend required community events including but not limited to evening banquets, concerts, and community dinners.
  • Participate in assigned weekend team duties.
  • Obtain a Public Passenger Endorsement for your driver’s license to drive students to off-campus activities and/or athletic events.
  • Meet departmental and institutional deadlines and goals.
  • Participate in professional development.
  • Exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Show empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescents at this phase in their development.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact list of three professional references in one document to