ICON Arts Academy is a performing arts boarding high school located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. Our (initial) mission is to provide students with a safe, interdisciplinary, and holistic arts education with a focus on designing a path specific to each learner’s personal artistic goals.
We are building a team of innovative educators, artists, and leaders to guide our students’ daily learning. At ICON, we are seeking a Theatre Arts faculty member to design and implement a progressive theatre arts curriculum that centers around acting and musical theatre. This faculty member will design and teach a theatre arts curriculum to students in grades 9-12, as well as facilitate/co-direct/co-write student-led productions.
General Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced theatre artist-pedagogue to develop and build our Theatre Arts program. In this role, you will curate a comprehensive curriculum that develops students’ skills in their chosen concentration: acting or musical theatre. At the most basic level, your work will consist of developing strong and trusting relationships with our students both within the classroom and in performance settings, guiding them to achieve their artistic goals. More broadly, you will also innovate and collaborate with other artists as well as students across disciplines to support successful student-led productions.
You will collaborate with the dance, music, and design and production faculty on the ICON Artistic Team (IAT), headed up by the Artistic Director (AD) and facilitated by the Curriculum and Instruction Director (CID). This team will ensure students’ artistic curricular goals are being met and that the most effective and research-driven pedagogical practices are in place inside ICON classrooms. You will serve as the first touchpoint for all Theatre Arts students at ICON when they need guidance and curricular support. You will communicate student progress with families as outlined by the IAT and be available to provide feedback to your students as they progress through the Theatre Arts program.
The Theatre Arts Faculty position reports to the CID and is supported by the ICON Leadership Team (ILT).
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