Job Title: Instructor, Conservatory Speech Arts and Drama
Requisition #: X00003.132
Job Type: Contract
Position Start Date: September, 2023
Position End Date: June, 2024
Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.
Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.
The Faculty of Continuing Education, Conservatory, invites applications for a part-time sessional appointment for the Fall/Winter Semesters, which will commence September 2023 and end in June 2024
Mount Royal University’s (MRU) Conservatory has played a pivotal role in Calgary’s performing arts scene since 1911, enabling people of all ages and abilities to take part in the performing arts. No other performing arts organization has a comparable history or serves as large and diverse a community, from early childhood education through all stages of life. As an educational leader and innovator, it is the largest institution of its kind in Canada; the Conservatory is unique in the breadth and scope of its programming.
The Faculty of Continuing Education, Conservatory, invites applications for Instructor, Speech Arts and Drama.
The successful candidate will offer comprehensive speech arts and drama training to students in Speech Arts and Drama group classes and / or private lessons.
The successful candidate will offer comprehensive speech arts and drama training to children and youth in Speech Arts and Drama group classes and / or private lessons.
The MRU Conservatory Speech Arts and Drama curriculum includes voice and speech development, interpretation and performance of literature, acting, public speaking, storytelling, and mime. The instructor will play an active role in designing lessons, selecting repertoire and recruiting and retaining students. The instructor will work collaboratively with the speech arts and drama coordinator to foster the growth of the program.
Group classes target particular age groups and areas of instruction including public speaking and storytelling, creative drama and choral speech. Private instruction is offered to students ages 5 and up.
- The instructor must bring expertise in speech arts and drama, including knowledge of voice and speech development, interpretation of literature for performance, acting, and creative drama.
- Familiarity and expertise with the Speech and Drama examinations curriculum of the Royal Conservatory’s Certificate Program is an asset.
- Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, or Education preferred (professional equivalency will be considered); experience working with young children; teaching experience; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; energetic and enthusiastic personality.
- Conservatory training (ARCT) is a strong asset.
MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.
The position ideally will be on-going and renewed annually which usually runs September through June and involve 2 terms.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.
A cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume should be submitted as part of your application in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number] [Title of Contents].pdf (ex. Smith, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf).
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.