Department Chair, Theatre Arts
Job Goal:

Experienced instructor with expertise in teaching Acting, Directing and/or Movement to specialty majors in their preparation to pursue careers in theatre arts; ability to perform additional departmental administrative duties supervising and coordinating other theatre arts faculty.

Reports to:
Director of Curriculum & instruction
Performance Responsibilities:

Performs departmental administrative duties supervising and coordinating other theatre arts faculty.
Teaches courses in all areas of performance and directing to students in grades 7-12
Ability to cast and direct two mainstage productions involving young actors and technicians
Collaborate with faculty for a multi-disciplined, dynamic, student-centered approach to theatre and performance
Understands use of theatre pedagogy and assessment practices for young artists
Exhibits positive human relation skills and communicates with parents/guardians, colleagues, and community groups
Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills in communicating with faculty and students
Participates in the daily operation of the theatre department.
Assist students in college advisement and preparation for admittance into conservatories, theatre programs and performing arts careers
Actively recruits students for the theatre arts program, speak publicly to various audiences as an ambassador for the school, and is willing to recruit at conferences and events outside of ASFA and/or outside of the city/state
Likes working with middle school and high school age students
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve a nurturing learning atmosphere
Utilizes and communicates with internal technology such as, e-mail, web content/ document management systems, grade reporting, etc.
Embraces new and emerging technologies and is willing to become proficient.
Works with all other instructors to facilitate flexible test dates and class attendance to benefit students
Is a team player and willing to follow a prescribed departmental curriculum
Engages in personal professional growth and demonstrates professional ethics and leadership
Attends and provides adult leadership and support for school performances and other school and student functions (e.g. specialty productions, concerts, student retreats, school dances, student council, prom, graduation, audition interviews, etc.)

MFA in Acting, Directing, Performance and/or Movement Studies
Recognized professional practice as a theatre artist, actor, performer and/or director
Experience working with young students of varying skill levels and diverse backgrounds is preferred.
Candidates with a secondary area of expertise such as, but not limited to, stage combat, dance, mask work, clowning, period movement, on-camera acting, voice and speech are preferred
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Executive Director may find appropriate and acceptable.
Salary:                                               ASFA Teaching Salary based on Degree and Experience

Start Date:                                        August 1, 2019

Application and deadline:              School must receive letter of interest, detailed resume, and three references no later than March 31, 2019. Please send to Jamie Plott, CFO / COO, Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Rev. A. Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203 or jplott@asfa.k12.al.us


It is the policy of the Alabama School of Fine Arts not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,

sex, national origin, citizenship (other than an alien not authorized to work in the U. S.), age, disability,

veteran status, or other proscribed category, in its educational programs, activities, or employment

policies, as required by local, state, and federal policies and laws. This policy applies to all aspects of

employment including selection, compensation, assignment, promotions, discipline, termination, and

access to benefits and training. Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with applicable laws may be

directed to Dr. Michael Meeks, Executive Director.

To apply for this job email your details to jplott@asfa.k12.al.us