Theatre Director - Mound Westonka High School

Mound Westonka High School is seeking a director for our 2018-2019 season which currently consists of a fall musical and spring play!  After years of limitations, we are very excited to be opening our completely brand new, state of the art, 600 seat Westonka Performing Arts Center!  The students and community are very supportive of this program and are excited to see productions in this new space, and a community theatre company is currently being developed as well.  We are located in Mound, Minnesota - approximately 20 miles west of Minneapolis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Past experience with theater and/or actual involvement in theatrical productions.

  • Knowledge of all aspects of a theatrical program.  

  • Knowledge of methods for teaching acting and the theater process.  

  • Ability to motivate high school students and gain their trust and respect.

Job Description:

  • Provide leadership in established theatre program for our fall musical (November 15th-18th) and possibly spring play (March 8th-10th)

  • Lead and attend musical auditions - immediately following school beginning on September 10th

  • Schedule, plan and execute all scenic blocking during rehearsals - traditionally rehearsals have been 3:00pm - 5:30pm - but can be flexible if needed. At times weekend rehearsals and/or evening rehearsals are utilized as the production approaches.

  • Collaborate with and offer guidance to students with character development and interpretation to create a cohesive performance and educational experience for all students involved

  • Collaborate in the development of scenic, technical, prop and costume design for productions

  • Work collaboratively with established assistant director, instrumental director, vocal director & costume designer, students & parents within the MWHS Theatre Program

  • Shows have been announced for this year, but can be adjusted if needed.

Stipend - Per Schedule B on Teacher Contract

Fall Musical Director: $3,614.95 base + additional points/compensation based on qualifications

Please fill out an application as soon as possible through our district's website at the following link: Westonka Employment Application

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Assistant Director Meagan Lenz at lenzm1@westonka.k12.mn.us.

Contact information

Mound Westonka High School
Meagan Lenz
6123904777
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Monday, July 16
Posted July 3