Head of Department - Drama, Canberra

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Canberra Grammar SchoolCanberra
Date posted:
Start date: Term 1, 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Department

The Drama Department at Canberra Grammar School provides students with a range of curricular and co-curricular experiences to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to engage with Theatre and Film.  There are four fulltime teachers in the Department that teach courses and produce shows for students from Years 7 to 12.  The Department has had a recent surge in student numbers, and has achieved consistently excellent results in external examinations.

Years 7 to 10 Drama is taught through the ACARA framework, with all students undertaking the course in Year 7. Drama is offered as an elective course in Years 8 to 10, and the Department also offers Film as an elective course in Years 9 and 10.  In the Senior Years, we offer the NESA HSC Drama syllabus and VET Entertainment program, as well as the IB Theatre and Film courses.

The Role

The School is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader, a person who can communicate a clear vision and who will drive forward innovative and dynamic approaches in the Drama department.

The successful candidate will be a passionate educator with a desire and capacity to shape an increasingly varied Drama offering. The right candidate will also have a detailed understanding of the changing curriculum landscape and will promote a culture of open, positive critical reflection within the Drama Department.

The right candidate will critically reflect on the life and operation of the School, in particular on the teaching and learning of Drama, the philosophy and practices in teaching, and on matters of staff welfare within the Senior School Department of Drama.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and passionate educator to assume a position in a highly effective and prestigious school.

Selection Specifications

As the Head of Drama, the role‐holder is expected to:

· take a leading role in modelling excellence in Drama education and pedagogy

· actively exercise responsibility for leadership, support, and the well‐being of the Drama Department

· design, develop and maintain a Drama curriculum program that meets the needs of all students in the School from Year 7 to Year 12

· assist the Director of Academic Education and Curriculum and Learning Coordinator in ensuring vitality and renewal of Drama teaching practices

· exercise responsibilities in partnership with the Director of Academic Education, the Curriculum and Learning Coordinator and the Director of Student Development

· implement an effective mentoring scheme within the department

· develop an effective system of teacher evaluation

· provide support for the professional growth of staff in relation to their teaching of Drama

· encourage collaborative decision‐making where appropriate in the operation of the Drama department

· Oversee the preparation of registration documentation in the department

Job location

More about Canberra Grammar School
Address: 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory, ACT 2603, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 6260 9700