The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, welcomes candidates for the position of Teacher of Drama in the Middle and Upper Schools. This is an ongoing part-time (85%) position, beginning August 2021. The successful candidate will have experience in directing and especially in directing for youth theater. The ability to teach speech-making and public speaking is required, as are some skills in technical theater. In a given year, we may produce up to fourteen shows with students. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and interest in Black or non-Western theater, or the theater of other historically marginalized groups. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater or a related field is required.
We invite interested candidates to apply for this position by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume at https://www.brearley.org/page/about/employment-opportunities.
Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to instilling the values and practice of antiracism in our students, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.
We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity, and respect for the thoughts, efforts, and feelings of others.
We educate our students within a network of teachers who know them for years and recognize that children grow and flourish in their own time with the support of a curriculum that responds to their intellectual needs. As the Brearley curriculum has evolved through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration, we encourage all faculty to bring fresh ideas and new insights that might enhance a strong, beloved foundation.
The ideal candidate will:
- possess competence in anti-racist pedagogy
- commit to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities
- have a genuine passion for and command of their subject matter
- possess excellent communication skills
- collaborate eagerly, and bring to their work a collegial spirit and a sense of humor
The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.