Instructor: Speech Arts and Drama


The Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts


Nov. 1, 2019

Organization Description:

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

Instructors are expected to exemplify the positive traits we seek to imbue in our students. Therefore, successful candidates will be experienced, confident and comfortable in public speaking situations. Additionally, they will have post-secondary degrees in theatre, writing, law, communications or related areas and/or specific public speaking, writing or related training. Those with specific public speaking examination experience should apply.


Position Summary:

As a Speech and Drama teacher, your primary role is delivering private Speech and Drama sessions as set out in the Canadian Communication Certificate Curriculum (CCC). This will involve preparing students for: recitals, festivals, internal and external exams, developing and assisting the student’s educational pathway and communicating all progress to the parents. You will be central in the development and delivery of workshop sessions as well as adjudication and evaluation of the West Coast Festival and the CCC. Individuals in this position also participate in committees that oversee various operational aspects of BASA. The individual in this position will report to the Administrator: Program Support as well as the Instructional team leader. Additional responsibilities for a number of specific tasks are outlined below:


  • Participate in professional development

  • Contribute to a collaborative teaching environment

  • Develop a professional profile through writing and performing



  • Strong process development and leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills & client service skills

  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail

  • Proven problem solver with solid analytical skills

  • Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, peers, and industry

  • colleagues/contacts in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions

How to Apply:

Please submit applications by email ONLY to:

Full and part time positions may be available.

Full time schedule:

Monday to Sunday 40 hours, 4 or 5 days (September - June)

Monday to Friday 40 hours (July - August)

Part time schedule:

Details to be discussed, but must be 3-4 days per week and include one weekend day.

Training Period:

Applicants must be available for training December 16-20, 2019 in addition to 2-4 days earlier in December


Applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Interviews will be offered to successful candidates upon receipt of application.


Hourly equivalent of $20.80 to $27.88

Contact Name: Rowand Argue
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 604-261-2203

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