Secondary Adjunct Drama Instructor

The University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 9, 2014
Employment Type Part-time
Job Description: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks an Adjunct Instructor for 8th-12th grade Drama. The Adjunct Drama Instructor reports to the Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.
P.K. Yonge's award winning K-12 Performing Arts Program includes chorus, drama, show choir, band, instrumental ensemble, and strings. The ideal candidate would have teaching, acting, and theatrical experience, including experience as a director/producer of dramatic productions. P.K. Yonge's performing arts groups regularly perform for community groups and successfully compete in state and national competitions each year including the International Thespian Society.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The part-time Adjunct Drama Instructor will be responsible for the artistic integrity and quality of assigned performance groups, as well as directing and casting fall and spring drama productions. Specific responsibilities and expectations for contributing to the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Program are as follows:
• A teaching assignment to include 2-3 middle school and high school drama classes
• Select developmentally appropriate, yet challenging, dramatic materials for assigned courses and annual productions
• Motivate students and successfully employ effective teaching methods
• Recruit and audition students for the dramatic performing arts program
• Plan and collaborate with the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts teaching faculty to provide an integrated, comprehensive, and sequential K-12 curriculum experience for students
• Program and prepare students for competitions
• Lead and supervise rehearsals for special programs and productions
• Encourage and assist students with auditions, competitions, festivals, solos, all-state groups, and college scholarships
• Assume responsibility, plan (i.e., registration, transportation, lodging, meals, chaperones), and accompany students to school-sponsored performances and competitions; monitor and manage student behavior
• Provide dramatic direction as needed for school productions including pep rallies, high school graduation, black history assembly, and other special events and celebrations
• Communicate effectively with administrators, parents, and teaching colleagues regarding scheduling issues, upcoming performances, and students' academic progress
• Design and produce printed programs for performances
• Manage assignment and care of performance costumes, props, and equipment in the performing arts facility
• Lead fundraising efforts to support the annual dramatic production
• Participate in appropriate professional organizations
Required Qualifications (Education and Experience):
(1) a degree in theater education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida teaching certification in K-12 theater education; (3) 3+ years of K-12 teaching experience; (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.
Starting Date and Salary:
The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. This position is a temporary, 10-month, part-time appointment.
Closing Date:
The position is open until filled. Applicants should complete candidate profiles, at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/40271 and submit letters of application, complete curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and the names and contact information of three individuals who are willing to serve as references regarding evidence of effective 8th-12th grade teaching and leadership in school-based performing arts programs.
About P.K. Yonge:
Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at: http://www.pkyonge.ufl.edu
About the College:
The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college's 105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelor's and advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The college's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at: http://www.coe.ufl.edu/.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's "Governance in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Minimum Requirements: (1) a degree in theater education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida teaching certification in K-12 theater education; (3) 3+ years of K-12 teaching experience; (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Health Assessment Required No
Preferred Qualifications:
Special instructions to applicants: No phone calls please

Posting Date: 06/02/2014
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/53176