...for the 2020-2021 school year
Physical Theatre Instructor
The Circadium Theatre teacher for 1st and 2nd year students is responsible for teaching performative presence and tools and methodologies for self-directed creation at the intersection of contemporary performance, physical theatre and circus disciplines. The ideal candidate will possess a mastery of Lecoq pedagogy exercises and performative techniques including Levels of Tension, Neutral Mask, Elements, Animals, Characters, Melodrama, Bouffon, and Clown, as well as a working knowledge of Grotowski principles. Additionally, successful candidates will possess a working vocabulary as a practitioner, coach, or audience member in one or more circus disciplines, with a history of working in a multi-disciplinary context.
The Theatre teacher will be responsible for:
- sharing theatrical techniques and exercises with students
- regularly providing a laboratory space in which circus disciplines can be examined in theatrical contexts, and vice versa
- critiquing performance and artistic risk-taking for weekly devising assignments
- structuring classroom time to prepare for weekly creation briefs
- administrative tasks outside of the classroom: creating and submitting syllabi, grading students, and attending weekly faculty meetings.
12 hours / week
Times, days TBD
Full academic year calendar TBD
Circadium and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts are seeking a high-level aerial instructor to begin work in September, 2020.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Professional performance experience
- 3+ years of teaching experience
- The ability to work legally in the U.S.
- Ability / interest in relocating to Philadelphia
We are particularly seeking high-level skills in lyra and trapeze. Other especially-desirable secondary skills include straps, acrobatics, hula hoop and Cyr Wheel.
This position is part-time, with the possibility of growing to full-time within 2 years.