High School Theatre/Drama Teacher

High School • 2020-2021

Organization Description

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy (Aug Prep) is a K4-12 Christian School on Milwaukee’s South side that opened in the summer of 2017. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the world, a better place. The school currently enrolls about 1,300 students.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Teach knowledge and skills in drama, including drama performance class for high school students, as well as high school dramatic fine arts classes.
  • Organize and execute at least one drama performance per year (one for high school).
  • Analyze, demonstrate, and explain skills, knowledge, and strategies of dramatic performance.
  • Incorporate elements of multicultural drama experiences into the classroom such that students understand and appreciate the role of drama in history and culture.
  • Establish and maintain standards of school/student culture to provide an orderly, productive environment for learning.
  • Use academic data to modify both whole and small-group instruction in order to best meet the needs of their students.
  • Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records in a timely fashion in order to prepare progress reports.
  • Identify pupil needs and make appropriate referrals; develop strategies for individual education plans as needed.
  • Integrate technology and student learning styles into instruction.
  • Select and requisition costume, props, equipment, and instructional aids and maintain required inventory records.
  • Maintain control of storage and use of school-owned property and equipment.
  • Work with the administrative team to maintain a fiscally sound and responsible drama program budget wherein purchases and activities fall within the approved budget.
  • Communicate with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
  • Participate in professional development activities (assessment, instruction and curriculum) that include but are not limited to Biblical integration and ACT skills growth as well as 9-12 fine arts (theatre/drama) standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

A St. Augustine Preparatory Theatre/Drama Teacher  will:

  • Hold the primary responsibility for the social, emotional, and academic development of their students while acknowledging their individual needs and development.
  • Ensure that all students receive a high-quality educational experience resulting in high student achievement.
  • Serve as the cultural and spiritual model for their students, always interacting respectfully and striving to demonstrate God’s love to their students and families.
  • Develop curriculum and instructional strategies to provide individualized and small group instruction by adapting the approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Work cooperatively with other teachers in the fine planning a balanced arts department education program.
  • Work in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues, supervisors, students, parents/guardians, and community members.
  • Maintain and improve professional skills by participating in building and department meetings/professional development (collaborative planning time teams, etc.), formal coursework, workshops, and seminars/in-services in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships, focused on collective problem-solving processes, in order to create, support, and sustain an environment conducive to optimal learning

​Required Qualifications:

  • A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Education a plus). Degrees in the teaching/education of Fine Arts, Theatre, or Drama preferred.
  • Experience teaching drama/fine arts to high school students, preferred.
  • Participating member in a local Church.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Team player committed to the St. Augustine Preparatory mission and model.
  • Lastly and most important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity. and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of St. Augustine Prep.

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Non-Discriminatory Policy

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.

As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school’s Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.

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