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Employment at Salem

Theatre Instructor and Play Director

Salem Academy (NC)

Theatre Instructor and Play Director – Full Time


Position Summary:

Educating girls since 1772, Salem Academy fosters compassionate and creative leaders, prepared for college and life, who chart their paths with character, curiosity, and courage. Salem Academy seeks a Theatre Instructor and Play Director to join our faculty starting in August 2019.  

Salem Academy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Theatre Instructor Responsibilities Include:

  • Instruction for beginning, intermediate and advanced theatre classes, including acting and technical aspects.  
  • Oversight of costume shop, prop shop, and various storage areas. 
  • Participation in committee duties, advising a small group of students, and serving as a club sponsor.

Play Directing Responsibilities Include:

  • Direction of two main stage productions with a musical every other year.  The director is in charge of all aspects of putting on a play and of hiring any additional staff needed for productions.  Play production includes evening rehearsals and afternoon set building times.  
  • Submits budget needs annually to the Head of School in accordance with established timelines and guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree and valid teaching certificate in Theatre preferred; minimum of three (3) years drama teaching and theatre performance; demonstrated expertise in knowledge and teaching of drama
  • Strong computer skills to include: Word and Excel and the ability to conduct Internet research.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must possess the skills to collaborate, communicate and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise effective independent judgment 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Skilled use of Google Suite for Education software, as well as presentation and website applications expected.

Essential Physical Functions 

While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to sit for varying lengths of time; bend, reach, lift, push, and pull up to 25 pounds; occasionally stand, walk, and kneel and regularly ascend/descend stairs; use hands and fingers to handle or feel and manipulate keys on a keyboard; perform extended periods of work at a computer workstation, viewing computer monitor; perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and receive detailed information through oral communication; express and exchange ideas by means of spoken word; and work in an office setting. 

Application Process:

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To apply, please email a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and the contact information for two professional references to Carol Killebrew, Head of School:  (email hidden; JavaScript is required).