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Job Title: Adjunct Faculty Reports To: Associate Director of Education Job Status: Part-time
Job Summary: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) is actively accepting submissions from qualified teachers for a variety of dramatic arts courses. Candidates should have a strong background in their desired discipline. The faculty member will teach students in our two-year conservatory program in which students awards an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. These positions report directly to the Associate Director of Education and are non-exempt, hourly paid roles offered per term. Availability will depend on the needs of the conservatory each term; therefore, you may not be contacted immediately. Your credentials will remain on file for 1 year.
We are actively seeking teachers for the following courses:
Beginning Acting (Actor’s Lab) – Film and Television Program
A 15-week course that explores exercises based on the work of Stanislavski and Hagen. Students will discover the facets of the craft that allow actors to immerse themselves and take ownership of the given circumstances of a script in a truthful way. Endowment, emotional memory, sense memory, objectives and actions, and creating a moment before are some of the lessons that are covered. Simple A/B scenes begin the course, leading to scenes from plays.
Audition Technique – Film and Television Program
A 15-week introductory course in audition techniques. This course provides the necessary tools, both artistically and technically, to craft a professional audition and gives the students the opportunity to rehearse and integrate these skills.
Commercial Acting and Voice-Over – Film and Television Program
A 15-week course in Commercials and Voice-Over. This course will give students a professional overview of the work available in these fields, and offer them the techniques necessary for success. Material that will be covered includes radio and television commercials, narration, industrials, “acting in commercials” as opposed to “commercial acting,” real space communication, and video games.
Stage Combat – Musical Theater Program
An eight-week course where students learn safe unarmed stage combat techniques. These techniques are applicable to theatrical works throughout dramatic history.
Stage Make-up – Musical Theater Program
A seven-week course that focuses on the craft of makeup design and application. This course teaches students how to research and use practical application of stage make-up.
Vocal Technique – Musical Theater Program
A 15-week course designed to improve singing skills through specific exercises and songs. The techniques of legit and mix are learned and applied to musical theater material. Students learn the anatomy of the voice to better understand the voice as an instrument.
Private Voice Teachers – Musical Theater Program
Teachers will meet with students for one-hour individual sessions each week consisting of a minimum of 14 lessons / maximum of 15 lessons per semester. Private voice lessons will begin in the 2nd week of each semester and will emphasize the development of the student’s voice through singing technique exercises and an exploration of repertoire.
Meisner Technique – Both Programs
Seeking acting teachers who specialize in the Meisner Technique for this 15-week course where students partake in a variety of exercises, starting with the repetition exercise. Text is gradually introduced into the exercise work, and moves forward into scene work. The goal is for the actor to be alive in the moment of the story, fully concentrated and expressive.
Duties and Responsibilities:
We Welcome CV’s and resumes from teachers in the following fields on an ongoing basis: Improvisation, Voice & Speech, Suzuki, Web Video, Combat for Camera, Film Genres, Dialects, Scene Study, On Camera Technique, Viewpoints, Musical Theater History, Musical Theater Performance Projects, Song Performance, Jazz Dance, and Tap.
Demonstrate skill and knowledge in teaching discipline
Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods
Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles
Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner
Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines
Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials
Teach courses at a variety of times in response to institutional needs
Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously
Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies
Maintain professional relationships with students and colleagues
Establish objectives for professional growth in consultation with the Associate Director of Education
Keep pace with developments in the discipline
Learn and apply technologies that support student learning
Observe various courses as requested by the Associate Director of Education
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
These job duties are intended to be a summary of the primary responsibilities of the positions. It is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities, and other duties may be assigned as needed.