Grade PreK-8 Theater Director

Solomon Schechter Day School | Newton, MA, United States

Posted Date 5/24/2022

Schechter Boston is looking for an inspiring and engaging Theater Director for the 2022-2023 school year. The theater director will direct 6 shows in total. Our program is performance based with strong performance expectations in a supportive, nurturing environment.

  • Shows: Grades 1-3: 2 shows; Grades 4-5: 2 Musicals;  Grade 6-7: 1 show;  Grade 8: Hebrew Musical 
  • Rehearsals: Mon- Thurs at 3pm. Rehearsals range from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on age group. Additional rehearsals scheduled on some Sundays.
  • Teaching: Drama classes for PreK and K during the school day.
  • Work with classroom teachers on class performances.


  • Advanced experience in directing musical productions with youth and children.
  • A passion for teaching and directing youth and children.
  • Fluent in Hebrew (preferred but not required).
  • Innovative artistic vision and pursuit of artistic excellence.
  • Ability to create a positive environment to bring out the best in each student actor and create a cohesive ensemble.
  • Strong collaborative and leadership skills.
  • Comfort taking on additional responsibilities include costume design, communication with parents etc.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience. 
  • We thrive to provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: health insurance, prescription drug benefit, vision, healthcare/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), long term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer matching, paid holidays, sick time and personal time, and early dismissal on Fridays.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  

About the School:

Schechter Boston creates a Jewish educational experience where each child, 15 months through eighth grade, is known, belongs, is engaged and inspired.  Faculty, staff and students at Schechter benefit from a highly collaborative, mutually supportive environment in which each person’s individual strengths are recognized and cultivated, and are vital to the success and learning of the community as a whole. Individuals who work at Schechter Boston must thrive in a culture that lives every day by the following cultural values:

  • Believing there is no limit to better
  • Providing honest and kind feedback
  • Failing forward
  • Leaning into complexity
  • Being kinder than necessary


Accessible by public transportation:

Schechter is accessible by NewMo, a Newton-sponsored ridesharing service from the following stations: Newtonville Station (Commuter Rail- Worcester Line), Needham Heights Station (Commuter Rail- Needham Line) Chestnut Hill Station (MBTA Green Line-D), Newton Highlands Station (MBTA Green Line- D). NewMo lets you book a ride ($2/ride) from any of these stations to the Wells Avenue Business District, where the school is located.  


Full Time
Arts/Entertainment/Media | Music
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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