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Upper School Drama Faculty

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • This position has been filled

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The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.

Upper School Drama Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE) Salary/Exempt

Academic Year Schedule

*  This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

*  This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School 9th – 12th Drama Faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Upper School Drama Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff, while also being an active member of the school’s Performing Arts Department. This position will be responsible for teaching two sections of drama classes and directing two theater productions each year, in addition to hosting a student advisory group and teaching in our three-week experiential program (Cascade).

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:

·         Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school

·         Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences

·         Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach drama to 9th-12th grade students

·         Possess the expertise, ability and interest to lead all Upper School drama productions

·         Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum

·         Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students

·         Collaborate and work effectively with the school’s Performing Arts Department

·         Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal

·         Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth

·         Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day

·         Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department/committee meetings on Wednesdays until 5:15 pm, as well as student community gatherings during the school day

·         Serve as an advisor to a group of ten Upper School students, monitoring their overall well-being and serving as the primary point of contact for their parents

·         Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom

·         Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress

·         Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs)

Experience and Professional Competencies:

·         Experience teaching Drama is required, with 3 or more years preferred

·         Experience teaching Drama to Upper School students is preferred

·         A bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts or Education is required

·         Demonstrated excellence as a Drama educator, with a passion for sharing that with Upper School students is required

·         A demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth in this area is required

Successful candidates will have:

·         A philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (www.bush.edu)

·         The capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students

·         The ability to be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning

·         An ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff, students and families in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships

·         A commitment to completing work in a timely and thorough manner while being conscientious about assignments and deadlines

·         Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook

Additional Requirements:

·         Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)

·         Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings

Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:

·         Salary Range: $56,836 – $102,824 (based on years of full-time, lead teaching experience)

·         Faculty employees with a Master’s degree, PhD and/or National Certification may be eligible for additional compensation

·         The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:

o    Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)

o    Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees

o    Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees

o    Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees

o    Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees

o    Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Retirement Plan available to eligible employees. The Retirement Plan includes generous employer contributions that align with specific years of service.

o    Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents

o    School lunch discounts

o    Free parking at Seattle, WA campus

o    Use of school fitness center

o    Paid Time Off (sick leave and personal days)

o    Professional Development opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.