Theatre Arts Teacher PK-8

Website Westminster Public Schools

Westminster Public Schools seeks a Theatre Arts Teacher. Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Denver, Westminster Public Schools is a culturally and ethnically diverse school district that offers a friendly work environment, a very competitive salary, and benefits. Teachers beginning salary starts at $56,690 per year. The beginning salary for teachers with an MA degree is $65,810 per year. Top-earning teachers may earn up to $100,000 per year.

To learn more or to apply, please visit our website at mywps.org or at 6933 Raleigh St., Westminster, CO 80030. Diverse and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Creative Arts Pipeline is designed to promote student learning in all content areas by integrating an arts perspective and methodology in teaching and learning. The Pipeline also fosters arts exploration for all students and advanced arts study for those who exhibit the aptitude and passion for more in-depth artistic pursuits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*Possess a valid Colorado Teacher License with appropriate endorsement in the area you are teaching or obtain one prior to start.
*Be up to date on current learning theory and state of the art pedagogy in teaching.
*Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, staff members, parents and administrators.
*Has knowledge and experience of and/or willingness to gain knowledge of Competency-based Education approaches.
*Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
*Experience and/or skills working with culturally diverse populations desired.
*Understand the various aspects of theatrical performance, with particular emphases on acting, directing, production, and technical design/practice.
*Once an initial selection has been made, the candidate will be required to demonstrate having COVID immunization.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Displays a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the District’s prescribed curriculum.
*Plans instruction consistent with the District’s curriculum for assigned subject areas/grade levels.
*Plans for student differences and adjust instruction to meet student needs.
*Implements a continuous system of evaluations and provide students with specific feedback.
*Serves as a facilitator of learning in the theatre and performing arts.
*Maintains and builds upon an exceptional and reputable student-centered school theatre program.
*Ensures high-quality theatrical presentations and performances.
*Facilitates additional collaboration opportunities with district middle and elementary school students and staff.
*Supports external partnerships with community and professional organizations.
*Fosters access for all students while promoting potential career opportunities for professional advancement in the theatrical arts for advanced students.
*Establishes an effective system for classroom discipline per Board Policy and building regulations.
*Organizes students for effective instruction to maximize the learning time for all students.
*Fulfills contractual and professional responsibilities.
*Submits required student record reports.

Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511.  Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.