Speech Arts Teacher


BASA – The Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts


Until Filled

Organization Description:

As the largest Speech Arts and Drama school in all of Canada, BASA has a long history of creating successful communicators. For over 20 years, BASA has been helping young people to develop their ability to communicate confidently, effectively and with impact. We help our students find their own unique voice and improve their communication skills so that success is ensured in every situation. Our program prepares students for success in all types of performances, from interviews and school projects to speeches, debates, networking and life.



Job Description:

We seek passionate, experienced and qualified instructors for both part- and full-time teaching positions. The role of a BASA teacher is to work one-on-one with students following the BASA curriculum with the ultimate goal of helping them to become confident, effective communicators for life. These classes will touch on everything from interpreting and performing works of children’s literature and English literature, critical thinking and research skills, improvisation techniques, public speaking, speech creation and organization, physicality and mime, linguistics and vocal production, film acting and stage acting, creative writing and academic writing, and so much more.


As we primarily teach school age students, applicants must be available to work weekday evenings and weekends.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience, confidence, and comfort in public speaking situations
  • Knowledge of Children’s Literature, Young-Adult Literature, and English Literature
  • Knowledge of classroom management and teaching strategies for a wide variety of ages and abilities
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Experience teaching students from Kindergarten to Grade 12
  • Training or experience in early childhood education is not mandatory, but would be considered an asset
  • Post-secondary degrees in theatre, writing, law, communications, English, or education or related training are not mandatory, but would be considered an asset
  • Experience with specific public speaking examinations (Royal Conservatory of Music, Trinity College of London etc.) would be considered an asset
  • TESL/TOEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification not required, but considered an asset
  • Formal theatre training or experience or formal screen acting training or experience not required, but would be considered an asset

Benefits of Working at BASA:

  • Stability and long-term employment
  • Competitive part-time/full-time remuneration
  • Health Care Package
  • Roughly eight weeks of vacation throughout the year (following the school calendar)
  • Ongoing opportunities for professional development and learning through a community of practice
  • Collaborative and supportive teaching and working environment
  • Publishing opportunities in BASA literary publications

How to Apply:

Please email resumes to Rowand Argue, Managing Director, at theboltonacademy@gmail.com. We do not accept applications by fax. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants, but advise that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. This position begins mid-June or early July.



Contact Name: Rowand Argue
Contact Email: theboltonacademy@gmail.com

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