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20 Apr 2018

Faculty Drama Instructor

Drama InstructorGrande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

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Job Description


Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) is a comprehensive community institution, established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, and our stewardship region includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, as well as learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide variety of credit and non-credit career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion through collaborations with four-year universities. As an educational facility in northwestern Alberta, GPRC helps meet the cultural, recreational, athletic and conferencing needs of the region in partnership with community and regional stakeholders. GPRC is dedicated to providing learners with access to high quality and diverse lifelong learning opportunities, and to the responsible educational, fiscal and environmental stewardship of resources.

The Role

The Department of Arts Fine Arts requires an instructor to teach undergraduate courses in Drama. This full-time sessional position will commence August 15, 2018 and end April 30, 2019.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver an introduction to the process of acting and to dramatic form, as well as be able to teach speech and movement improvisation with an emphasis on imaginative development as it relates to both Theatre and Musical Theatre.

Please submit a letter outlining your post-secondary training in Drama and Theatre including Musical Theatre, your teaching philosophy, and what you hope to gain from teaching at Grande Prairie Regional College.

What We Offer

GPRC offers lifelong learning opportunities through professional development/wellness programs, a competitive salary and compensation package and a student centered culture that is vital to our community. Join our team, grow with us and connect your skills and abilities to our vision, mission and values.

A Master of Fine Arts in Drama or Theatre with a focus on “experience in” Musical Theatre is required; PhD preferred. Experience in directing plays including Musical Theatre productions is required, as well as professional acting experience. Evidence of successful instruction of undergraduate courses in Drama and Musical Theatre is also required. Necessary skills and attributes to be successful in this role include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; knowledge of Moodle and other educational technologies are considered an asset;
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the organization
  • A high level of integrity, professionalism and accountability
  • Desire to build relationships with community groups and schools
  • Desire to be part of a multi-disciplinary Fine Arts program

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

We review all applications to select candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. For general inquiries, please contact HR at


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