May 11, 2020


  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time Athletics & Activities

Job Description


James Leo McGuinness Administration Building

100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Tel. (781) 593-1680 ~ Fax. (781) 477-7487

Position: Middle School Theater Teacher

School: Pickering Middle School
Grade Level: Middle
Full Time Start Date: September 2020

About LPS
Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 60% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:


Shared Responsibility

Collaborative Relationships

High Expectations

General Qualifications
  • Hold a valid license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Theater, All Levels.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • SEI Endorsement as needed
  • Experience in an urban district preferred
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

Job Details

Pickering Middle School is looking for a Theater Arts teacher to be a part of its community. The candidate for this position will have experience with lesson planning, assessing, using data to direct instruction, and providing students with regular feedback about their progress towards learning goals. The Lynn Public Schools curriculum is based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks, and the teacher will have knowledge about the standards and their progression in order to plan effective standards-based lessons. Specific job details, including grade level(s) and class organization, will be shared by the arts supervisor and principal.

Skills and Responsibilities
  • Planning and implementing standards-based lessons with clear objectives
  • Providing appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Designing and demonstrating differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. (Modify, scaffold, etc. for Special Education and English Learner Education)
  • Using a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward mastery of grade-level standards and to modify further instruction.
  • Providing a motivating and stimulating, safe and supportive learning environment
  • Adapting the Theater lessons for individual, small group, and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students
  • Developing and maintaining pupil-teacher relationships conducive to effective teaching and learning
  • Maintaining a growth mindset
  • Establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior
  • Participating in school-wide and department-wide professional development activities
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community, including collaborating with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
  • Using computers and other technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom
  • Rehearsing with students and hold a minimum of fall/winter, spring and festival performances for the school community
  • Willingness to participate in arts department learning opportunities
Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, home status or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its program and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec.5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch.151C.

Please submit an application, a cover letter, a current resume, references, and documentation of licensure and education.

Contact Information
Lynn Public Schools - Human Resources
100 Bennett Street
Lynn, MA 01905
[email protected]

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Athletics & Activities > Theater Production
Career Education > Theater
Classroom Teacher > Art
Classroom Teacher > Arts: Drama
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lynn Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree preferred
Contact Information
  • Barbara Rafuse, Director of Human Resources
  • 100 Bennett Street
  • Lynn, Massachusetts 01905
  • Phone: 781-593-1680
  • Fax: 781-477-7312
  • Email: click here

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