East 15 Acting School offers an extraordinary and dynamic portfolio of courses that span many areas of training for actors, directors, producers, technical theatre specialists and students of theatre practice. One of a leading group of UK conservatoires; we are ranked 1st in the UK for Drama (Guardian University Guide 2022: Drama and Dance), have a distinguished international staff team, and are now one of the largest specialist drama schools in the UK. Our courses and facilities are split over two campuses: one in Loughton on the edge of East London and the other in the vibrant and modern resort town of Southend-on-Sea. Our range of studios, performance venues, and surroundings in both Loughton and Southend give staff and students the safe, open, and equipped spaces to explore, learn, rest, and create, in order to make the best and most imaginative work. Our current undergraduate and postgraduate population of approximately 800 students are enrolled in 13 unique programmes of bespoke training. We have a large number of home and international students and recruit both nationally and overseas. Our staff represent a unique blend of practitioners and scholars, who are united in delivering a conservatoire education within a Higher Education setting that values practice as scholarship and research –and that puts the continual development of students and staff at the heart of what we do.
As part of East 15’s commitment to diversity, we encourage applications from candidates from ethnically and culturally diverse communities and backgrounds. As a school, we will continue work to build an open and accessible community, proactively supporting all our students, as we look for further initiatives that promote inclusion and representation. The School’s Anti-Racism Action Plan, first released in 2020, builds on and supports East 15’s and the University of Essex’s commitments to be an inclusive community.
Duties of the Role
The primary duties of this post will be leading and teaching (practice and theory) on modules on BA World Performance programme and supporting the course leader in the co-ordination of the overall module delivery, administration and assessment of the World Performance Programme.
The post holder will contribute to the strategic development of the course, through their own teaching as well as through leadership and management. As part of these responsibilities, the successful candidate will work to ensure that the course maintains close contact with the professional world and diverse communities and that the curriculum reflects changes in current theory and practice. Depending on the experience of the appointed candidate, there may also be opportunities to teach on other programmes at East 15 Loughton and Southend, including summer schools, where appropriate. As a permanent member of East 15 Acting School the post holder will assist with recruitment and auditions and be an integral member of the teaching and management staff on the Southend Campus
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate will be able to evidence substantial, international professional experience practice and/or relevant doctoral level degree in a related field or be close to completion. Relevant experience of theatre/performance work is essential to this appointment. Additionally, they will be able to demonstrate appropriate practice-based teaching/training experience in a theatrical or conservatoire setting.
The school is looking for someone with a Specialism, thorough knowledge of and advanced ability to teach practical classes in various aspects (dance, drama, music etc.) of one or more of the following: performance techniques and practice from Africa; performance techniques and practice from Asia – as well as the ability to teach Western Theatre context and theory. While not essential, experience in managing projects or small teams and the ability to teach Mask-work are desirable skills.
Appointment will be made as Lecturer on a teaching only contract.
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