Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theatre (THTR 222) Acting Lab: Movement for Actors

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7190518 (Ref.No. 4748375)
Posted: November 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 30, 2023
Deadline: Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Position description for Theatre 222 Acting Lab: Movement for Actors

Saint Mary's seeks an innovative instructor to teach Theatre 222 in Spring 2024.

Fridays, 12:05 - 1:20pm

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person.

Course Description: Acting Labs offer introductory hands-on training in specialized performance skills and techniques. This course focuses on movement and embodiment techniques for the actor.

Required Qualifications: An advanced degree in Theatre performance (or commensurate professional experience) and a movement certification at the teaching level –OR– an advanced degree in dance/movement and substantial (3 years or more) professional acting experience. Applicants must be formally trained in the theatrical acting application of two or more of the following techniques:

  • Droznin Stage Movement technique

  • Laban for actors

  • The Alexander Technique

  • Viewpoints Actor Training

  • Pilates for Vocal Production

  • Movement training for Classical/Elizabethan theatre

We additionally require at least 3 years of experience working with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have experience in a culturally diverse classroom setting, the ability to create a student-centered, interactive and collaborative learning environment, and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Candidates must reside in California.

Salary: $2,482 - $3,436 depending on qualifications

The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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