CTE Theater Production Teacher & Production Coordinator

Mercer Island School District


About the project and the company

Mercer Island, an island community located at the southern end of Lake Washington and 10 minutes from Seattle, is joined to the city of Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and to the City of Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential area for approximately 24,000 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

The Island and neighboring communities provide a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for residents of all ages. From theater groups to indoor and outdoor art galleries to waterfront parks, there is something for everyone. More than 475 acres of parks and open space provide ample opportunities for sports, hiking, nature walks, picnics, and playgrounds for children. The Cascade Mountains offer some of the finest snow skiing in the region, and Lake Washington and the Puget Sound are ideal for boating and water sports.

The Mercer Island School District, with a K-12 student population of approximately 4,500, enjoys a widespread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. This tradition of excellence is a major reason many families make Mercer Island their home. Achievement test scores at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are consistently the highest in the state. The district maintains a graduation rate of over 95 percent. With its proximity to Seattle and Bellevue, the Island has easy access to several public and private colleges and universities including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Technical College.

The district employs a teaching and support staff of 500 and has an annual operating budget of approximately $53.7 million. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation in partnership with the schools’ PTAs contributes over $2 million dollars to maintain teaching positions and instructional support. Quality educators and support personnel are complemented by quality school facilities. The district has one 9-12 high school and an alternative high school program, one 6-8 middle school, and four K-5 elementary schools.

The district benefits from the substantial contributions of parents and community. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation, established in 1981, has raised over $27 million for district programs. The PTA’s at each of the six schools have high membership rates and contribute generously to the support of school programs through fundraising and extraordinary volunteer participation. The community demonstrates continued strong support for its schools— Mercer Island School District has always passed its operating levies.

Job Description

Experience with theater technology and production is required. POSITION SUMMARY A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards-based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Communicates high expectations for student learning. Uses research-based instructional practices to meet the needs of all students. Acquires and uses specific knowledge about students' cultural, individual, intellectual and social development and uses that knowledge to adjust their practice by employing strategies that advance student learning. Uses content area knowledge, learning standards, appropriate pedagogy, and resources to design and deliver curricula and instruction to impact student learning. Fosters and manages a safe and inclusive learning environment that takes into account: the Physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of students. Uses multiple data elements (both formative and summative) to plan, inform and adjust instruction, and evaluate student learning. Communicates and collaborates with students, families and all educational stakeholders in an ethical and professional manner to promote student learning. Participates collaboratively in the educational community to improve instruction, advance the knowledge and practice of teaching as a profession, and ultimately impact student learning. Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement. OTHER FUNCTIONS Serves on staff committees as required. Performs related tasks consistent with the scope and responsibility of the position. Coordinates production technology across the District. 

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience Bachelor's degree; academic preparation for or experience in working with a diverse student population. Endorsement as required by state standards for subject expertise. Licenses/Special Requirements as required. Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate; some positions may require valid first aid and CPR certification; some positions may require a valid Washington State driver's license and/or a Class II driver's license. District can assist you with getting the appropriate certification if your experience and qualifications warrant. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Subject areas appropriate to assignment; effective behavior management techniques; effective instructional techniques; rules and procedures for student safety.   Skill in: Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communications; effective communication with parents or guardians in a diverse community; designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement. Ability to: Deal with students in a positive and confident manner; be fair and consistent when working with a diverse student population; adapt to change and remain flexible; organize activities; manage student behavior; use good judgment to maintain a safe learning environment; provide instruction and demonstrate techniques; use necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools, or software; direct assistants; in some positions, administer first aid and CPR; establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators.

Desired Qualifications

Teaching certification.

Other details


Required to deal with a wide range of student achievement and behavior; required to remain flexible to meet students immediate needs; required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize; may experience frequent interruptions; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students; potentially exposed to ordinary infectious diseases carried by students; in some positions the necessary and appropriate instructional methods may require specific positions and movements, and sufficient stamina and exertions, to demonstrate techniques properly for student safety, or to conduct or direct students; in some positions precautions may need to be taken to prevent or lessen exposure of self and/or students to various materials, fumes, equipment, cutting edges or hot surfaces; may teach in a classroom without telephone communication.

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Pay Rate

$23,830 - $47,603 (this is a pro-rated full time salary) based on education and years of experience.

Audition location

Mercer Island Washington

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