Lower School Drama Teacher

The Episcopal Academy
Newtown Square, PA

The Lower School drama teacher provides instruction for students in grades PreK-5. The ideal applicant will have the ability to bring drama to life with passion, and to expose students to elements of theater in an engaging and inclusive manner. We believe that theater and drama is one of the most powerful ways children can learn about life, and the Lower School drama program develops students' skills in writing, acting, designing, collaborating, and critical thinking.

About Us
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:

  • Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Embodies and lives The Stripes.
  • Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
  • Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
  • Is equally proficient in process drama (using theatre as a tool for the development of empathy and social awareness in children)  and traditional theatrical performance.

About You

The Lower School Drama Teacher:

  • Delivers excellent instruction and designs positive learning experiences during both the school day and through extracurricular programming after the school day.
  • Collaborates with PreK-5 teachers in all disciplines on ways to integrate drama and theater principles to strengthen learning and instruction across the school.
  • Collaborates with drama and theater teachers in the middle and upper school to ensure a well-sequenced program and foster cross-divisional learning experiences.
  • Creates a welcoming learning environment and bases teaching and learning on a foundation of inclusivity.
  • Possesses a bachelor's or master's degree in theater education or a related field, and makes pedagogical and curricular decisions based on a thoughtful understanding of best educational practices.
  • Is equally proficient in process drama (using theatre as a tool for the development of empathy and social awareness in children) and traditional theatrical performance.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "Lower School Drama" to jobs@episcopalacademy.org. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
  • Current résumé;
  • List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each

The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.