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High School Drama & Stagecraft Teacher

International School of Panama
Panama, Panama
Annual Incentive provided at the beginning of the year.
For candidate and dependents.
Start date
Start August 2023
3 years
  • High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

What you bring:

  • Passion for working with and appreciation of International and diverse students
  • Deep dedication to continual growth and development
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility-related education
  • Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues
  • A willingness to be flexible, adaptable, and committed to the unique nature of working in an international school
  • Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience designing authentic units and assessments using a backward design model
  • A high degree of professionalism
  • Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including embodying our core values, mission, and definition of learning.


Basic qualifications for the job:

  • At least 3 years of experience in relevant subject area or grade level
  • Experience teaching drama/theater classes - ideally experience working on a musical production
  • Experience teaching design and/or technical theater
  • Experience with backward design and authentic assessment
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in the relevant subject area
  • High level of English proficiency
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and an international mindset
  • Previous experience in an international school is desirable
  • Experience in Standards-Based Grading is desirable
  • Shipping Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Health and Life Insurance

Reports to:  Division Principal or designee

Collaborates closely with  Assistant Principals, Head of Department, Instructional Coach, K-12 Coordinators and Specialists, and other colleagues as appropriate.

Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)

  • Classroom Responsibilities: To provide learning opportunities for every child relative to his needs, abilities, and stages of development establish effective relationships with students based on mutual respect, recognize the individuality of each child, ensure an effective and challenging learning environment, and ensure the classroom is an attractive and welcoming place.
  • Planning, Curriculum, and Organizational Responsibilities: To design authentic and meaningful units by starting with the end in mind. Use effective instructional strategies to make learning interactive, exciting, meaningful, and social. Develop and manage classroom resources. Provide students feedback to support their academic and social-emotional growth. Use standards to guide the evaluation of student work, and record results to provide an accurate assessment of student achievement.

  • Professional Development Expectations: To embrace a growth mindset by keeping up-to-date on best practices, engaging in teacher development opportunities, participating in in-service courses, attending professional meetings as scheduled by Leadership, seeking out and using feedback from coaches and administrators, and participating in the ISP professional learning cycle as outlined in the evaluation process. 

  • Community Expectations: Engage with our ISP community by sharing updates on the progress and development of the students in the teacher’s care and important events happening in the classroom. Find opportunities to meet with parents, caregivers, and guardians to discuss the progress and development of the students, and collaborate to support the child’s specific needs, interests, and passions. Connect with our larger community by attending PTA events, athletics events, and various student performances


At ISP HS, a robust student-centered advisory program is one of the key drivers of student culture. We are committed to seeking educators who have experience with and passion for advisory leadership and curriculum development. 

Drama & Stagecraft  at ISP:

The drama courses are electives. Students work on ensemble skills, developing performances based on text or devised work, and exploring drama practices from around the world through research and practice. Building on the work of our popular Middle School drama program, these courses are designed to provide students with a broad experience of drama in different forms and give them a well-rounded arts experience and can support the growth of the MS and HS drama programming to feed into potential IBDP Theatre.  Students have opportunities to perform in front of audiences and are also able to develop technical and production skills in our fully equipped black box studio and a 500-seat theater.  

The theatrical design courses are electives.  Students have the opportunity to work on the design and construction of props and scenery in our theater’s scene shop. Students are trained on the proper uses and functions of our power tools and can be a crucial part of the building of our two mainstage shows. The course also introduces you to other performance design areas such as stage management, costumes, video projection, lighting, and sound design.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students from Pre-K (3yr olds) to 12th Grade.

ISP operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by Cognia. As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme & Certificates, for students in grades 11 and 12.  In addition, we offer a unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs.

Building on a strong foundation and vision, ISP continues its forward-thinking tradition, always striving to improve teaching and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, while remaining true to the bold and fearless vision of our founders, to offer a forward-thinking world-class education in Panama.

 At the International School of Panama, we embrace learning as a lifelong adventure, we are conscientious inquirers with a pioneering spirit, and we are courageous individuals who are unafraid to stand out. We believe in community, and in creating friendships that last for a lifetime.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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