Drama Faculty Job Advertisement
Drama (We anticipate that 1-2 positions will be available depending on enrollment).
Educators in all Arkansas public and private schools as well as all Arkansas institutions of higher education and all state directors of gifted programs are invited to apply for faculty positions.
Area I Faculty will collaborate with the Area I Coordinator in developing curriculum in their field of special talent according to the general framework described below:
Drama is one of our oldest art forms, yet it continually evolves in order to meet the needs of our changing society. Students will learn to analyze and create dramatic works that speak to the audiences of today. They will learn about dramatic principles through the analysis of 21st Century dramatic texts, through the practice of performance skills, and through the writing of scripts. This course will touch on a variety of skills relevant to today's theatre-makers including acting, directing, playwriting, and design. Students will also have the opportunity to produce community performance pieces using film, audio, improvisation, and old-school circus skills such as clowning and puppetry.
- Extensive knowledge of subject area.
- Familiarity with twentieth and twenty-first century theories, concepts, and practices in area of expertise.
- Ability to communicate effectively with high school students of high potential.
- Background in writing, directing, acting, and/or design for the theatre.
- Improvisational skills a plus.
- Skills and/or interest in digital recording and editing techniques.
- Experience in creative course development, leadership training, and/or gifted and talented education.
Applicants should submit an application cover sheet (see Appendix A), a letter of application describing qualifications, curriculum ideas, and teaching style, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. The application deadline is January 1, 2022.