Job Details

Middle School Performing Arts - Long Term Substitute Teacher

Oregon Episcopal School, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 12/15/2018

Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59 acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.

Oregon Episcopal is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Middle School acting teacher to fulfill a long-term subbing engagement in the spring of 2019. The teacher will offer learning experiences with 6th-8th graders that are inquiry-based and student centered. Students will build a range of skills including: movement, vocalization, collaboration, character, and awareness of self and culture. Students will develop these skills using the tools of improvisation, vocalization techniques, body and voice as artistic mediums, character development, script analysis, and ensemble work. The expectation is that this teacher will produce student-performed content during the existing end-of-year MS performance times.
In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful candidate will have experience working with students and families from diverse backgrounds, empathy for the experience of non-dominant culture students, and the ability to support the OES educational mission.
This is a .75 FTE (30 hours per week) temporary engagement that starts March 18 and continues through June 14 (twelve weeks). Comes with paid sick leave, two paid holidays, Spring Break off unpaid, and one excellent free meal daily.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for acting classes in grades 6th, 7th and 8th on a rotating schedule.
• Partner with the Middle School faculty and the Visual, Performing, and Musical Arts Department (VAPA) to create and adhere to best practices on thoughtfully guiding students throughout their learning process.
• Work collaboratively with Middle School faculty to support individual student learning needs and behavioral expectations.
• Evaluate and assess student work through written feedback and comments, one-on-one conversations with students regarding learning goals and growth mindset, and lead small & large group critique sessions.
• Manage the classroom environment so that all students can learn safely.
• Collaborate effectively with faculty.
• Communicate with students and parents in a clear, timely, and professional manner.
• Serve as a role model for Middle School students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA/BS or equivalent in Theater/Performing Arts or BA in Education with a specialization in Theater/Performing Arts
• Four years of successful teaching experience in a secondary/middle school or educational organization
• Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively
• IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced knowledge and use of web applications including Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Google Calendar as appropriate to job duties
• Ability to pass a background check and drug screen

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• MA/MS in Theater/Performing Arts or Masters in Education with a specialization in Theater/Performing Arts

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team setting using team-based and collaborative approaches; ability to exercise patience, good humor, tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive circumstances, ability to maintain collegial relations with colleagues
• Organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks as well as the flexibility to meet job requirements beyond the school day and the school year
• Flexibility, ability to employ a balanced approach to assisting students and their parents and establishing and maintaining a rapport with students and families
• Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn as digital tools evolve, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
• Mobility sufficient to move about the campus
• Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals

COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of experience, prorated for partial year.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should complete the OES Application here: https://fs18.formsite.com/OES_Form/form158/index.html and attach cover letter and resume. Open until filled.

Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.

Complete details: https://www.oes.edu/careers