Upper School Drama Teacher

The Bear Creek School Published: January 25, 2019
Redmond, WA
Job Type


Job Title: Upper School Drama Teacher

Position Type: Faculty, Non-exempt, Part-time or Full-time, 10-mo.

Reports to: Division Head

Closing Date: When Filled

Start Date: August 2019 for 2019-2020 Academic School Year

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement

Application: Accepted at https://www.tbcs.org/employment

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancED. Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.

Job Summary

The upper school drama teacher is in charge of the drama program for grades 9-12. The position may include the following teaching duties:  Production classes, technical theater, improvisation, screen writing and musical theatre. The drama teacher also manages AVL support for specified school events.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare weekly lesson plans
  • Maintain classroom management conducive to learning
  • Actively ensure academic growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques
  • Keep accurate records
  • Complete progress and grade reports for each student in a timely manner using school guidelines
  • Arrange and direct field trips as appropriate
  • Participate in collaborative evaluation processes with division head
  • Collaborate with department chairs and faculty to develop and coordinate specific plans for implementing school curriculum and policy
  • Increase professional knowledge by participating in professional development opportunities
  • Attend weekly teachers’ or departmental meetings
  • Attend school events outside regular school hours including, but not limited to: ice breakers, curriculum night, new family events, fine & performing arts performances, student socials, open houses, & professional development sessions
  • Provide supervision for a house group, break periods, or other supervision as necessary
  • Participate in and give input on policy and curriculum decisions; staff and faculty selection; end-of-year evaluative discussions
  • Dress in a professional manner

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Degree in theater preferred

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.