Overview

Position Description
The Drama/Film Teacher is expected to educate his or her students in different acting styles, methods, and techniques. Teaching drama means training pupils in how to communicate, control and project their voices, and present themselves. Additionally, the candidate will utilize research-based theories and strategies to teach, organize, and implement structured lessons for film topics that include communications, mass media, production, programming and editing. The responsibilities of a drama/film teacher will include creating lesson plans, teaching students about plays and the history of drama, assisting students in creating their own dramatic pieces, organizing and managing the learning environment, directing performance rehearsals, helping to assemble and manage lighting and sets, assessing students’ performance, educating students about the proper use and care of technical equipment, teaching students about film techniques, and developing a plan for the tracking and upkeep of technical equipment. This position reports to the Senior Academy (SA) Principal.

Performance Responsibilities
Instructs students in theater arts and ensures each student’s progress with as much individualization as possible.
Instructs students on acting principles and technique including enunciation, diction, voice development, dialects, improvisation, pantomime, acting styles, and character development.
Instructs students on film principles including lighting, camera techniques, sound, and editing.
Provides a safe physical environment for students through observance of guidelines for technical theater safety, and clear classroom space for movement.
Produces and directs plays and productions as dictated by the instructional needs of the students and the valid expectations of the local school and community.
Auditions students to select cast and to assign parts.
Selects scripts for productions and has approval by an administrator.
Manages budgets for productions and acquires permissions for all royalties, rental fees, required with a production.
Oversees proper organization and storage of all equipment and set materials.
Organizes all aspects of the production including: publicity, costumes, lighting and sound design, set design, securing ushers, ticket sales, and rehearsal schedule.
Sponsors the Drama Club and/or Thespians.
Establishes a positive classroom climate and effectively manages theater instruction within that environment.
Ensure mandated collaboration effort with core and other enrichment teachers on STEAM/PBL initiatives.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
Assign and grade class work and homework.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, school policies, and administrative regulations.
Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Guide and counsel students with adjustment and/or academic problems, or special academic interests.
Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree (Broadcast and Video Production, Communication, Mass Communications, Theater, Fine Arts, or Film degree preferred) with at least a 2.5 GPA required

Work Experience
Zero (0) years of teaching experience
Minimum 3 years work experience in drama or film field (preferred)

Certifications
GaPSC Permit in Drama or Audio/Video Technology & Film
Ability to obtain GaPSC Permit in Drama or Audio/Video Technology & Film based on occupational experience
Exempt (with SAT, ACT, or GRE scores), pass (or ability to pass) the GACE Program Admissions Assessment

Compensation
Salary Range: $48,086 to $93,980
Work Days: 195
Drew Charter School offers our full-time staff members a broad, generous benefits package.

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