Crossroads School is an independent, K-12, coed school of nearly 1,200 students, located in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. Founded in 1971, Crossroads was founded on five core commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to a student body of social, racial, and economic diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.
Crossroads has been recognized for decades as an innovative force in education and for the public good. Its progressive philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (50% of students and 38% of faculty identify as people of color), and a belief that all domains of school life (arts, athletics, service, etc.) are equally integral to a child’s development and well-being have made it a top choice for families in Los Angeles. It is a particularly exciting time for the School: current initiatives include the fully endowed Equity & Justice Institute, an ambitious 15-point strategic plan and a capital campaign to construct a performing arts complex on the 21st Street campus.
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Teach two grade levels of Middle School Drama classes.
Grade levels are TBD but will be either be 6th & 7th or 7th & 8th.
Classes run Sept. 2021 – early June, 2022. 8 hours a week.
Direct one afterschool play production September 2021 – January 2022
(with some preliminary organizing during the summer months).
Essential Job Functions
grade Drama classes: Teach beginning Acting Technique and related skills (voice and speech, movement, character work, etc.) and Improvisation. 8th
grade Drama classes: Same as 6th
but on a more advanced level.
2. PLAY PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Includes choosing a title appropriate (and appropriately challenging) for the age group, communicating with students and families all necessary information (including audition and performance dates rehearsal schedule, etc.), coordinating rehearsal spaces with Dept. Chair and / or Production Manager, collaborating with designers, plus the actual process of rehearsing the play with students.
3. Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate an effective and inspiring learning experience.
4. Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests.
5. Writing thoughtful narrative assessments on a trimester basis (for classes only – no narrative assessments for play production).
6. Stay in close communication with administration regarding students emotional and physical well-being.
Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
Highly desirable is the capacity to teach any of the following: Singing, Dancing, Shakespeare, Viewpoints, Clowning, Stage Combat and / or Theater of the Oppressed.