Oconomowoc High School (OHS) Seeks Full-Time English Teacher/ Theater Director
Oconomowoc High School (OHS) is hiring for a full-time English teacher who will also serve as the Director of our highly successful theater program. Qualified candidate is required have or be eligible to hold a valid Wisconsin Teaching License in English (#1300), Theater (#1325). In addition, we would prefer the candidate be eligible to hold a speech communication license (#1320). Specifically, the teaching assignments include teaching Acting, Speech, Drama, and IB Theater.
Outside of the teaching responsibilities, the candidate will oversee the theater production for the OHS Theater Department. The drama program has had a long and celebrated history of excellence in theater arts. This includes:
- Recognition and Awards: The program has been recognized at the state level from the Overture Awards in Musical Theater Excellence (formerly the Tommy’s) every year since the state-wide program began. It has regularly received awards for performance, direction, choral & musical direction, set/lighting/audio design, stage management and choreography. It has received musical awards for these and the Outstanding Musical Award more times than any drama program in the state. In addition, the OHS drama program has been selected to represent Wisconsin and the country at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland twice since 2010.
- Facilities: The Oconomowoc Area School district has a state-of-the art, professional facility operated by a professional staff including an executive director, technical director, box office and marketing staff. The Oconomowoc Arts Center, www.theoac.net , has a mission to support the school district at all levels, community non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and has an annual professional series of presented events including main stage, cabaret, film, visual arts and film. It has a 755 main stage, 100-125 flex-space theater and two small outdoor spaces.
- Staff/Professional Adjunct: In addition to the full time drama director at OHS, the drama program has top notch professional staff in vocal and instrumental musical direction/coaching, a professional technical director and support staff in audio engineering, costumes and design. Over the years the program has also drawn from a variety of regional professional artists in choreography, scene design, lighting design, vocal and diction coaching, movement and improvisation.
- Education Opportunities: Students at OHS and the district middle schools have several opportunities to perform or be involved in technical theater. All students are mentored by a combination of professional district staff and other artists from the region. For example, advanced technical theater students at OHS have an opportunity to be a paid support technician and work alongside community and professional events as stage crew. Many graduates over the years have pursued the theater arts profession in education, performance, technical theater and arts management.
Candidates are asked to apply on WECAN by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Please include your resume and at least two letter of recommendations. In addition, please complete the HireVue online interview screening. If you have questions about this vacancy please contact OHS principal, Jason Curtis, at CurtisJ@oasd.org.
Applicants are required to apply on-line to WECAN vacancy #28809.
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