Charlotte Country Day School ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2890325
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 6, 2018

Job Description




POSITION TITLE:  Lower School Theater Director

DEPARTMENT:      Lower School

REPORTS TO:        Head of Lower School

FLSA:                  Exempt

TERM:                 10 Months


POSITION SUMMARY:  Charlotte Country Day School, an independent coeducational day school located in Charlotte, NC, is currently recruiting for a dynamic drama instructor to lead our lower school program. The theater director is responsible for producing, staging and directing ten lower school musical theater productions a year and works with the entire lower school (JK-4th grades). The priority deadline for applications is February 23, 2018; applications received after that date will be evaluated only if there is still a need to further assemble a candidate pool.



  • Writes, directs, and choreographs 10 full-length theater productions each year, for each grade level JK-4th grades
  • Collaborates with the drama assistant to oversee, catalog and maintain props and costumes for each show
  • Selects and writes developmentally appropriate plays for each grade level
  • Collaborates with the assistant drama teacher and technical director on rehearsals and productions
  • Collaborates with lower school administration and teachers to create a rehearsal schedule for each show
  • Is skilled at teaching basic acting and performance skills to children, ages 4-11
  • Is a skilled classroom manager in both small and large groups settings (25 for class level plays and 125 for grade level plays) and provides appropriate structures and discipline
  • Manages and oversees budgets for productions, assemblies and outside performers
  • Acts as an ambassador for the arts to the larger school community
  • Oversees and manages the parent volunteers for each production
  • Attends all faculty and department meetings
  • Collaborates as a member of the fine arts team, working on curriculum and pedagogical practices
  • Upholds the mission and affirmation of community with colleagues, families and students




  • Experience teaching elementary school drama and/or music
  • Strong musical skills preferred (preferably voice and/or piano)
  • Has strong project management skills
  • Has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work
  • Is facile with technology
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, a positive outlook, sense of humor and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Has strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
  • Successful completion a criminal background check


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via Charlotte Country Day School’s website, www.charlottecountryday.org/employment


It is the policy of Charlotte Country Day School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Athletics & Activities > Theater Production
    Career Education > Theater
    Classroom Teacher > Arts: Drama
  • Contact Information

    • Amy Madsen
    • 1440 Carmel RD
    • Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

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