Job Posting Description, Theater Teacher
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
Application Open: 04/01/2021, Filing Deadline: (none)
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 Job # Description
175 Theater/Drama Teacher - IC & HS

JOB POSITION:   Drama/Theatre Teacher

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:    Building Principal

SALARY:   Teacher Contract


The Drama/Theatre Teacher is a highly qualified and state certified teacher responsible for delivering Grades 5-12 drama/theatre content in a differentiated manner that is aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre.


  • Have a working knowledge of best practices in Theatre Education, arts integration, and Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre, while implementing a curriculum based in creativity
  • Guide, motivate and engage students in learning, including understanding the principles of theatre, and specific performance skills through individual and group practice and performances
  • Enhance symbolic communication, promote self-esteem, self-motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression and social harmony, relationships, team-building, cooperation, self-confidence and providing an avenue for building performance competencies
  • Make use of quality theatre literature in diverse styles appropriate in difficulty and range for students
  • Maintain a safe classroom, using appropriate classroom management skills
  • Complete and maintain all required student records
  • Utilize the SBCSC technology, as required
  • Attend and participate in required staff meetings and building-wide trainings and initiatives
  • Plan, rehearse, and direct students in a minimum of two performances per year (Semester I, Semester II) at the building level. These performances should include all theatre classes.
  • Prepare students to perform for additional school/community/extra-curricular performances, when scheduled
  • Utilize instructional materials/resources recommended for the district
  • Participate in all Fine Arts Drama/Theatre recruiting events
  • Attend corporation Fine Arts and Drama/Theatre/PC staff meetings, as scheduled
  • Assist with compiling budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs
  • Coordinate fundraising activities and management of funds, when applicable
  • Facilitate cleaning, repairing, and storing all theatre supplies/equipment
  • Develop and implement plans for theatre program and show written evidence of preparation, including lesson plans, as required
  • Conduct ongoing formative and summative assessments of student achievement
  • Accompany and supervise students on field trips, when necessary
  • Maintain open communication and professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Comply with district policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations
  • Adhere to the district’s safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality in the conduct of district business
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Licensed and highly-qualified in the area of Theatre Arts
  • Ability to manage a budget and supplies
  • Knowledge of state, district and school policies and procedures
  • Ability to interpret district policies, procedures and data
  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in an urban environment preferred
  • Must not currently be on a Performance Improvement Plan
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