Dance Teacher and Choreographer (part-time)

Req No.
2018-1173
Category
Faculty
Location
US-TX-Houston
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

The Kinkaid School is seeking a uniquely talented educator to become a Part-Time Dance Teacher and Choreographer at the start of the 2018 school year.

 

The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.   Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture.

 

The Visual and Performing Arts program benefits from outstanding resources including a 773-seat auditorium, a black box theatre, a dance studio, costume shops and many classrooms and rehearsal spaces. The Dance program currently mounts three annual performances: a major fall concert featuring our Upper School Dance Company and choreographed by both our faculty and guest artists, a spring middle school dance concert, and a spring Upper School Dance Company performance that is entirely choreographed by students. In addition, the dance faculty is involved in choreography for three musical performances mounted by our theatre program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach beginning and intermediate dance classes to grades 9-12.
  • Choreograph at least one piece each semester
  • Enjoyment in teaching students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
  • Experience teaching students with a variety of different levels of dance experience (from the most novice to the most experienced)
  • Serve as a member of the Upper School and Visual and Performing Arts Faculty, attending meetings, and developing and updating course curricula.
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or related field.
  • Experience teaching and choreographing in a variety of different styles. While ballet and/or jazz are expected, the ideal candidate will be well-versed in different World Dance styles (African, Asian, Bollywood, Flamenco, etc.).
  • Collegial and committed to collaborating with Visual and Performing Arts faculty
  • A commitment to high ethical professional standards
  • An energetic, and engaging demeanor
  • Willingness to annually change directing and teaching assignments within the Theatre program.
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.

The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

 

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