Middle School Drama Teacher - full-time leave coverage February to June 2024
Location: Atherton, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $85,000 - $165,000
We are seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative drama educator responsible for running the Middle School Drama Program to cover for an employee’s leave of absence from February 1, 2024 through approximately June 15, 2024.
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and significant experience in directing both dramatic and musical theater productions. Candidates must be comfortable working in a rigorous academic setting. A B.A. degree in a relevant field is required. A graduate degree and background working in the theater industry are highly desired but not required.
The ideal candidate is dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, experts in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships and who are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best.
Teaching 6th grade Foundations in Drama and two 7th/8th Elective Drama classes
Direct the spring production including, but not exclusive to, managing production budget, hiring, and supervising production staff for the show
Collaborate well with the 6-12 Creative Arts Department and Middle School Grade Level Teams
We look for educators who:
Will inspire and support our students and be active participants in our student life program and in other aspects of our vibrant learning community.
Share our dedication to cultivating an ever more heterogeneous and inclusive community while committing to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Actively cultivate environments that empower girls and students from underrepresented backgrounds so that all students will see and counter gender and race biases in group work at school and beyond, and are deeply invested in teaching science in ways that recognize the implicit biases they and the world hold, to engage students in culturally competent ways.
Will work to be inclusive so that every student can see themself in their classrooms, the curricula, and their disciplines.
Are highly collaborative with other community members both within their own department and in the School community as a whole.
Feel excited about designing and executing curriculum as part of a teaching team.
Are committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice.
Are passionate about teaching, experts in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve their personal best.
Will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships.
An exceptional work environment and caring community, including a Lab Technician to aid with laboratory setup and cleanup
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including generous contributions to a retirement plan for eligible employees and their families. Learn more by going to https://www.menloschool.org/employment-benefits.php.
To be considered for this position please submit your resume and cover letter through our portal.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
Our equal opportunity employment policy:
Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.
In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position for the 2023-2024 academic year. Our Faculty have a wide range of experience. We have teachers who are relatively new to the profession and those who have expertly taught for over 30 years. The full pay range, which encompasses all experience levels is $85,000 - $165,000. Within this broad range, we pay each Faculty member in accordance with what could be reasonably expected based on an individual's experience level. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.