Head of Movement 

Loughton, Essex (GB)
£39,993 - £47,722 per annum
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Movement 
Salary: £39,993 - £47,722 per annum
East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School is a top-ranked conservatoire school which consistently scores over 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. Part of the University of Essex, East 15 was recently rated one of the top three for Drama and Dance in both the Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University Guide 2018 and voted number one for Diversity in The Stage. We are committed to excellence in education and research.

The school currently has nearly 800 students and provides training for the professional theatre and film industry. A member of the Federation of Drama Schools, courses include: BA Acting; BA Acting (International); BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre; BA Acting and Community Theatre; BA Acting and Stage Combat; BA Acting and Physical Theatre; BA World Performance; Cert HE in Acting; MA Acting; MA/MFA Acting (International); MA/MFA Theatre Directing; BA Stage and Production Management and our new programme, BA Creative Producing (Theatre and short film).

Duties of the Role

We are now looking to appoint a Head of Movement to teach and manage the Movement and Dance curriculum at our Loughton Campus, along with managing part-time teaching staff employed to teach the curriculum.

Responsibilities will include delivering and supporting on learning activities, supervising postgraduate taught students, asses and feedback to learners and contribute to the development of departmental quality assurance procedures and enhancement initiatives to ensure that teaching and learning support meets the expected standards.

You will also be required to participate in auditions, assist directors of productions with specialist assistance when required, undertake personal tutorials and coaching and undertake peer mentoring of new colleagues.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree in a theatre related area or equivalent professional experience or practice, as well as appropriate and relevant teaching and directing experience in a professional theatre conservatoire environment.

You will be required to have substantial experience in teaching at undergraduate and or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support and experience of leading the design and planning of learning activities, developing effective learning environments.

The ability to engage in knowledge exchange and outreach activities and having a clear understanding of how students learn both generally and within their subject area is essential, along with strong communication skills and the ability to work within budgets; monitoring and reporting on expenditure / income.

Please note this post will be appointed at Lecturer level.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Closing date: 23 April 2018
Interviews are planned for:  24 May 2018

Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post.

We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873521/ 873461).