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Salaried position; Starts at 30 hours per week

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Salaried position; Starts at 30 hours per week

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Stipend/hourly position; Flexible scheduling estimated at 6-20 hours per week

The Highwood Theatre seeks general theatre teachers/directors with extensive theatrical backgrounds to lead student productions or classes in various performing arts areas.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong theatrical training, with a passion for and experience in educational theatre. The candidate must be extremely organized, proactive, and be able to think creatively under pressure.

Job Description: Candidates are needed for a variety of programs.

-Highwood at School: General Theatre Teachers and Directors are needed to oversee, create, and plan school productions and classes involving a wide range of students, parents, and teachers.

-Classes: Teachers are needed to plan and teach theatre classes in a variety of general areas (e.g. Improv, Playwriting, Shakespeare, Acting) for students grades K-12.

In all programs, The Highwood Theatre prides itself in taking a bottom-up community-driven approach to directing and creating. Teachers/Directors will be responsible for ensuring that the opinions of all in the group are heard and taken into consideration. We believe students are more engaged and higher performing when they are given responsibility and a creative voice.

The Details: General Theatre Teachers/Directors are needed for a variety of programs occurring during the day, in the evenings, and/or on weekends at our offices in downtown Silver Spring, MD or other locations. Afternoon weekday availability (3:00 - 5:30 PM) is required.  Reliable transportation is required.  Work will be located in downtown Silver Spring, MD and/or other off-site locations in Montgomery County, DC, and Fairfax County, VA.

Compensation: Compensation amounts vary by program; some are hourly, some are stipend.

The Highwood Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through theatre and the arts.  The Highwood Theatre’s trademark is the involvement of community members in all aspects of its programming – from acting and singing, to design, tech work, and even leading/creating classes and productions.   

The Highwood Theatre’s core value is that “anyone can do theatre,” and we take this to heart in our effort to involve as many people as possible in our organization and programming.  The Students’ Theatre at Highwood serves students, Kindergarten and up, through productions, classes, and lessons; Highwood at School serves dozens local public and private schools through classes, workshops, performances, and technical assistance; Your Theatre serves the entire community through professional theatre, classes, and our TheatreFIT programs.

Everyone involved with The Highwood Theatre feels responsible for his or her work, becomes an integral member of the team, and takes ownership of the experience.  With this ownership, all participants are empowered to think, create, and thrive.  Whether it’s a production or class, students and adults devote themselves to the endeavor and to the collaborative effort that makes it possible.  We hope that you will be inspired to do the same and be excited about devoting your time and energy to helping our mission and vision come to life.

Working at The Highwood Theatre is extremely rewarding and provides a unique experience during which staff members can develop as professionals, mentors, teachers, and creators in a flexible, supportive environment.  Working at Highwood provides a fantastic opportunity to interact, collaborate, and share your expertise with a diverse community of artists all committed to a common goal.  Please browse our website for more information.