Elementary Drama Teacher

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Campus Principal/Performing Arts Coordinator
Date Revised: February 20, 2015
Dept./School: Assigned Campus

Primary purpose

Provide students with relative learning activities and experiences in theatre arts to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to reach their intellectual, creative, interpersonal skills and theatrical potential.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s degree in theatre from an accredited college or university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for theatre and grade level assigned

Demonstrated competency in theatre arts instruction

ESL Certification preferred

Experience

Successful completion of student teaching (elementary preferred) with professional recommendations or experience as a drama teacher (elementary drama teacher preferred)

Special knowledge/skills

General knowledge of state theatre arts standards, curriculum and instruction

Demonstrated ability to discuss the use of drama and conventions of theatre to develop student concept about self, human relationships and the environment

Demonstrated familiarity with theatre production and methodologies, such as staging, acting techniques, theatre design, stage craft, marketing and promotion

Strong instructional communication, public relations, organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills

Demonstrate willingness to improve competency and teaching effectiveness by participation in professional

growth opportunities and professional learning communities

Demonstrated theatrical skills and variety of theatre experiences

Major responsibilities and duties

Program Planning

  • Direct elementary school drama performances
  • Provide for drama participation at extra-curricular events and shows

Classroom Management

  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior and administer discipline according to GISD board policies, administration regulations, and IEP
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

Equipment

  •  Assist in selection of instructional materials and theatre equipment

Communication

  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, principals, and teachers
  • Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly

Professional Responsibilities

  • Promote professional improvement through reading, research, college courses, membership in professional organizations and staff development
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, responsible, and supportive of GISD mission
  • Compile, maintain, and fill all reports, records, and other documents required
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required
  • 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 attendance in accordance with GISD policy
  • Other duties as assigned by administration
  • Integrate technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned; sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Work as a cohesive fine arts team to produce collaborative musical productions, share performance and rehearsal space as well as provide technical help for other fine arts performances

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged standing and walking
Motion: 
Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
Lifting: 
Occasional lifting of heavy objects, climbing and balancing
Environment: 
Occasionally exposed to paint and other fumes; frequent in-district and occasional state-side travel
Mental Demands: 
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; the employee must be prepared for frequent interruptions, meeting deadlines with severe time constraints and working irregular or extended work hours

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.