Long-Term Substitute Drama Teacher

  • Charlotte Preparatory School
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • May 16, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description


Charlotte Preparatory School seeks a passionate, energetic, and creative individual to hold a temporary full-time, parental leave replacement teaching position with instruction of Drama to Lower School and Middle School students (K-8). The position is to begin late October 2024 and continue through mid-January 2025. 

Charlotte Preparatory School is committed to sustaining a professional, inclusive, and collaborative environment where diversity in thought and culture is welcomed. The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who reflect such diversity.  


  • Instructional: K-6th grade classes 1x per cycle, and 7-8th grade classes 2x per cycle

  • Performances: Co-Direct 4th Grade play

  • After-school responsibilities: Assist in casting the 3-8th Grade Spring Musical in partnership with music director and choreographer

  • Continue to develop a strong theatre arts program for grades K-8.  This includes, but is not limited to, creative dramatics, basic acting technique, improvisation, technical theatre, foundations of theatre history, and playwriting

  • Engage students in learning theater performance, technical skills, and the ability to make qualitative judgments about performances

  • Work collaboratively with the fine arts team

  • Communicate with parents of drama students regarding expectations, events, and schedule as needed

  • Coordinate performances with the Fine Arts Director regarding concerts, drama performances, and other key campus events

  • Maintain an organized and neat classroom and costume and prop closet

  • Maintain clear, complete grade records and communicate clearly, regularly, and tactfully with parents of drama students

  • Prepare end-of-term reports and report cards

  • Attend divisional and full faculty meetings

  • Dress and behave professionally as outlined in the faculty handbook

  • Present a positive image of Charlotte Preparatory School to the outside community, including social networking sites

  • Other duties as assigned by Head of Lower School or Director of Fine Arts


  • A bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and/or Theatre Education required

  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience as a drama teacher across multiple grade levels 

  • Knowledge and experience in the instruction of the elements of a dramatic arts curriculum

  • Experience in performing as a professional, creating and casting dramatic and musical productions


  • Be approachable, accessible, and visible at campus fine arts events

  • Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, and warm personality

  • Be a life-long learner who is committed to the success of the student

  • Be compassionate with students at all levels of learning drama

  • Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented

  • Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail

  • Team-oriented – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students

  • A strong desire to participate in the community of the school, and work with staff and parents on projects throughout the year

  • The ability to build a strong rapport with colleagues and serve as a collaborative team player

  • Utilize technology to support instruction and assessment when appropriate  

  • Strong command of classroom management. Proven ability to establish and consistently follow through on classroom expectations to ensure safe and appropriate behavior.

  • Ability to see the needs and growth potential of the dramatic arts program

  • Ability to share his/her talent with the school community


  • Reports directly to the Head of Lower School

Please direct resume, cover letter, and references to Mrs. Megan Wright, Head of Lower School; [email protected]

Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.