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Theatre/Drama Teacher

POSITION:                           Theatre/Drama Teacher

DATE OF POSTING:          August 15, 2017 

DEADLINE:                          Until filled

REPORTS TO:                     Principal(s) – Immediate Supervisor

                                              Superintendent – General Supervisor


  1. Current New Mexico Specialty Area License with endorsement in Performing Arts
  2. Demonstrates cooperativeness and a willingness to carry-out assigned tasks and performance responsibility
  3. Experience in teaching theatre/drama

Theatre/Drama Teacher will educate students in multiple acting/theatre methods, techniques and styles; train students to communicate, control and project voices and project themselves. Teach students about plays and the history of drama, assisting students in creating their own dramatic pieces, organizing and managing the learning environment, directing performance rehearsals, helping to assemble and manage sets.


  1. Comply with the state approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and uphold and enforce department/unit rules, administrative directives and regulations, Board Policy, and State and Federal regulations.
  2. Instruct students in citizenship, expected student behavior, and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the Las Vegas City School district.
  3. Provide opportunities when needed for individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  4. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  5. Evaluate each student’s progress.
  6. Attend meetings with other teaching staff, undertake in-service training.
  7. Communicate with parents on student’s progress and behavior.
  8. Teach acting principles and techniques to individuals or groups: conduct readings to evaluate student's talent.
  9. Adapts course of study and training methods to meet student's need and ability.
  10. Teaches enunciation, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation, lectures, and improvisation.
  11. Discusses and demonstrates vocal and body expression to teach acting styles, character development, and personality projection.
  12. Produces and directs plays for school and public performances.
  13. Auditions students to select cast and assign parts.
  14. Rehearses and drills students to ensure they master parts.
  15. Assigns nonperforming students to backstage production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery, operating stage light, and sound equipment.
  16. May direct activities of students involved in constructing, painting, and lighting scenery.
  17. May teach elements of stagecraft, stage makeup, costume craft, play writing, or play direction.
  18. Responsible for helping students prepare for crucial examinations and directing final performances.
  19. Identify student needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  20. Supervise students in and out of classroom activities as assigned.
  21. Participate in curriculum alignment, benchmarks, performance standards/assessments and revisions.
  22. Gather data in order to develop strategies for student improvement.
  23. Share in the sponsorship of student activities to include in and out of school activities and participates in faculty committees as outlined in board policy.
  24. Maintain professional competencies through in-service education activities provided by the district, and in self-selected or assigned professional growth activities.
  25. Administer group standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
  26. Must be technology literate.
  27. Provide directions and material for substitute teachers.
  28. Safeguard the confidentiality of privileged information.
  29. Perform other tasks as deemed appropriate and necessary by the administrator.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As approved by the Superintendent

SALARY: As per district salary schedule

EVALUATION: Performance of the job will be conducted by the Principal


  1. Professional Application
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Resume
  4. Copy of New Mexico Educator’s License

Las Vegas City Schools
Human Resources Department
Theatre/Drama Teacher Vacancy
901 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone (505) 454-5700 

Las Vegas City Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or handicap in compliance with federal and state laws.

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