Mission Statement Diversity Statement Village Community School develops self-motivated students who value the challenging and rewarding process of learning as an integral part of life. We choose to be a diverse community where equity, creativity and critical thinking are essential to the rigorous education we provide. Our graduates are skilled and confident, able to advocate for themselves and others. They are well prepared for high school and for their futures in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Village Community School is strengthened and enriched by the diversity of our students, families and staff. We are committed to cultivating intellectual, social and emotional growth in an inclusive environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are essential to the rigorous education we provide. WHO WE ARE Village Community School opened its doors to students in September 1970. To this day, VCS continues to be the leader in K-8 education. At VCS, our structure and program spur young minds to seek patterns and connections between subject matter, deepening understanding while fueling the curiosity that creates self-motivated critical thinkers. Exciting epiphanies happen every day at VCS. Our integrated social studies-based curriculum prepares students for a complex, interconnected world. The K-8 years are critically important to a child’s academic and social development. At VCS, we devote all our resources to helping students establish an unabashed love of learning and the resilient self-confidence that will serve them well for a lifetime. We take our students seriously. We know how sophisticated young minds can be when offered opportunities to tackle the big questions and stretch beyond typical expectations. Our K-8 structure also provides many opportunities for students to be leaders. They best demonstrate what it means to value and encourage each other, developing rewarding relationships across age groups based on trust and mutual reliance.
VCS seeks to hire a Drama Teacher and Director for a leave January-end of June 2022. The position is expected to begin January 4th, 2022.
COMPETENCIES Love of Teaching and Learning- Have an Intellectual curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning. Embody a caring and enthusiastic approach to education.
Developmental Awareness - Understanding of developmental needs of children
Promote Empathy and Respect - Ability to stimulate students’ interests in others – past and present – and heighten their appreciation of diversity in all forms.
Grounded in Justice - Commitment to help create an anti-bias and equitable community and society. Consistently demonstrate knowledge of antiracist and social and emotional teaching practices.
RESPONSIBILITIES Create and maintain an inclusive learning environment that is conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students. Affirm the identities of all members of our community.
Teach engaging drama and performing arts classes to 5th-8th grade students.
Oversee auditions and casting for a spring musical.
Run weekly after school rehearsals in collaboration with a music director.
Create innovative staging and choreography.
Oversee hiring of potential choreographer, lighting designer and video technician for archival purposes.
Create weekly rehearsal schedules.
Coordinate and reserve space for rehearsals.
Draft weekly emails to families that detail the production schedule and progress.
Oversee and create in collaboration with a student 'crew' all design elements of the production including costumes, set and props.
Oversee and run the all day long technical rehearsals.
Have experience and flexibility in directing a virtual play should the need arise to shift at any point.
Keep track of production budget
Create performance programs in collaboration with the communications team.
Meet regularly with members of the Educational Leadership Team to receive feedback and mentorship.
Collaborate with teachers and student support teams to monitor, assess, and document students’ academic and social emotional progress.
Communicate standards, achievements, and areas of concern to students and parents.
Transition students to and from classes. Monitor students during additional part-time duties such as snack, lunch, or during Zoom classes.
Attend grade level, staff, and professional development meetings.
Report directly to the Dean of Faculty.
All prospective candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Williamson-Broadman, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCS offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. VCS is deeply committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.