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Professor Of Professional Practice In Dance And Dance Education
Posting Summary The Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, seeks candidates to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance and Dance Education. The position is a full-time, calendar year appointment, non-tenure track. The Department seeks an experienced dance educator with full-time PK-12 dance teaching experience as well as college teaching and professional performance experience to support our robust teacher preparation programs. The faculty member will teach dance pedagogy courses such as Teaching as an Artist, Curriculum Design and Assessment, Technique Pedagogy, Choreography Pedagogy, Classroom Management for Dance, Teaching Students with Special Needs, Internship Seminar and Leadership in Dance Education as well as undergraduate and graduate dance technique courses. In addition, the faculty member will be responsible for various field-based initiatives, including supervision of student teaching interns, touring with the student company, participating in recruitment efforts, and providing teacher advancement initiatives. Full-time professional track faculty positions are 12-month renewable three-year contracts with full benefits. ## Minimum Education and Experience
Master’s or doctoral degree (MA, EdM, MAT, MFA, EdD, PhD)
PK-12 dance teacher certification (any state) and a minimum of five years of full-time PK-12 dance teaching experience in public schools.
Documented experience with mentoring and evaluating student teachers
Knowledge of PK-12 educational learning standards, teacher evaluation systems, edTPA exam preparation and teacher certification policy
Experience teaching in post-secondary education
Proficiency with leading teacher advancement initiatives
Strong pedagogical, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills
Also desirable: teaching competency in multiple dance forms; choreography and production experience, social justice orientation, working with urban and English language learners and special needs students, certifications in somatic areas, online teaching experience, publications and/or conference presentations, supervisory certification. ## Overview The Department of Dance, an ambitious and progressive program celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, is experiencing major growth, with substantial increases in student enrollment, on-line learning opportunities, and new facilities. Partnering with the Graduate School of Education, our unique five-year, dual BFA+EdM degree with PK-12 dance teacher certification and our new MFA degree offer rigorous sequences of pedagogy courses and supervised teaching practice in PK-12, community, and university settings. The department’s profile has national and international scope, including performances in New York City, distinguished guest artist-educators, an International Dance Studies on-line certificate, research projects, and semesters abroad in London and Jerusalem. The Department of Dance serves over 120 BFA students, BA and dance-minor degree students, an MFA degree and a unique 5-year BFA+EdM degree that certifies students to teach in the K-12 education sector. The faculty includes 11 full-time and 25 part-time professional artist-educator-scholars. The Department features faculty and student concerts in proscenium and black-box productions as well as events in New York. The Department furthermore hosts extensive community partnership initiatives including The Mason Gross ABT Certified School children’s ballet program, The Rutgers Pre-College Summer Dance Conservatory, University DanceWorks touring company, Dance & Parkinson’s Program, Polestar Pilates teacher training program, OM-Factory Yoga Teacher Training program, and an International Dance Studies on-line certificate. ## Statement Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and a leading public research university with an enrollment of 68,942 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries, located 45 minutes from New York City. Mason Gross School of the Arts is the premier arts conservatory of New Jersey, with departments of Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts and an enrollment of 1,200 professional degree students. Mason Gross also encompasses an Extension Division, an Arts Online program, and the Rutgers Filmmaking Center. ## Special Instructions to Applicants Applications, filed electronically with separately named files, include: 1. Letter of application addressing the job expectations 2. Curriculum vitae 3. One-page document listing the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references 4. One-page teaching philosophy 5. One-page work sample with online links to artifacts that could include PK-12 and college teaching samples, unit/lesson plans, syllabi, journal articles and performance samples. Letter of application should be addressed to: Prof. Frederick Curry, Search Committee Chair Department of Dance
Recruitment/Posting Title:* Professor of Professional Practice in Dance and Dance Education
Department:* MGSA - Dance
Salary:* Commensurate With Experience
Posting Number:* 17FA1394 Posting Open Date: 10/26/2017 Posting Close Date: 11/30/2017 Quick Link to Posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/54231 Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus:* Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Assistant Professor Of Dance - Dance
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job The ideal candidate is a specialist in the merger of dance, technology, and production design, and is adept at integrating current and relevant media technologies within the dancer s creative process. The candidate excels at delivering dance-centered technology and production courses that utilize industry standard software, such as Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X/Adobe Premier, QLab, Isadora and other applicable programs.
This new faculty member is skilled in collaboration across multiple disciplines and will serve as a role model while mentoring graduate thesis and undergraduate capstone projects. Additionally, the candidate will maintain a consistent agenda of creative research and engagement in the area of dance technology at the national/international level and provide continued vision and expansion of the dance technology curriculum. Educational Requirements for the Position MFA or PhD in Dance.
Experience Required for the Position Experience teaching at the college level or equivalent experience is required. Professional experience in technology, and production design is highly desired. Other Requirements for the Position All Department of Dance faculty members must develop creative and/or scholarly research that demonstrates continuing growth of regional, national and international visibility.
The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to mentoring students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and cultures, and a commitment to encourage and support diversity is essential. Service is an integral aspect of the position, including advisement of dance majors, active recruitment, participation in departmental meetings and activities, and service on committees at the department, college and university levels.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher and artist who will make strong contributions to the department s continuing development. Special Instructions Summary Open Until Filled Yes Sam Houston State University's employment portal: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com SHSU Employment Office: (936) 294-1070 Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215. Sam Houston State University Member the Texas State University System
New studio location with a 70 year old franchise is seeking dance instructors. Professional dance experience is required. Ballroom dance experience is desired. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, be a team player, and be detail oriented. Instructors are responsible for learning the franchise syllabus, teaching from the syllabus, contacting and scheduling clients and prospects, servicing their customers, and marketing various events and promotions. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1 to 10 pm and Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. This is a ground floor opportunity with a studio looking to expand to a second location in the next 6 to 12 months.
Our company began when Mr. Fred Astaire co-founded a chain of dance studios under his name, to make sure that his dance techniques could be preserved and passed onto the public... and on March 7th, 1947, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio opened, at 487 Park Avenue in New York City. Since then, our network of worldwide dance studios has produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers, who are the living embodiment of Fred Astaire’s style and grace. And since 1947, we have had the honor & privilege of improving the lives of our students, staff and everyone who is associated with our company, through the joy of lifelong dancing!
Ballroom And Latin Dance Instructor
Become part of the most famous dance franchises in the United States. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenville, SC is looking to hire career minded, enthusiastic men and women to join our #1 team teaching the world to dance!
If you were a cheerleader, gymnast or have Ballroom, ballet, tap, jazz experience, we might have a fabulous job for you!
Full time. Monday thru Friday. 12:00pm to 9.00pm. Great payroll and benefits!
We look forward to hearing from YOU!
Dance Instructor 3 - Tap And Ballet
General Purpose Under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator the Dance instructor will teach youth of various skill levels and all ages in various forms of dance. Has the ability to choreograph dance routines and practices at the performing level.
Assists with setup, preparation and planning of dance classes. Responsible for developing and implementing dance curriculum. Will be able to create and maintain a safe and fun learning environment for all participants.
Will follow all City and Department guidelines and policies. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Set up of equipment used Teach dance techniques and forms to boys and girls ranging in ages three to eighteen. The ability to demonstrate proper warm up and stretching techniques.
Ability to demonstrate dance skills. The ability to instruct the curriculum of the class level you are assigned to teach. Effectively develop rapport with participants and parents, and maintain safety and order in the class.
The ability to respond to emergency situations calmly and professionally. Maintains accurate accident and incident reports. The ability to recognize safety hazards and report them to supervisor.
The ability to assist with dance recitals and special events. Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with participants and/or parents to answer questions and resolve problems. Reports any issues or concerns to supervisor.
Substitutes for other instructors at the same level as needed. The ability to take direction from and work cooperatively with the recreation coordinator and other staff. The ability to attend and complete necessary trainings and meetings as they pertain to your job.
Must comply with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications
Mastery of the instruction of tot, beginning, advanced beginning, and intermediate dance class levels
Two years of dance instruction experience
The ability to choreograph intermediate and advanced level routines
Ability to learn to teach advanced level dance classes and choreography Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities *
Office equipment: Occasional *
Computer equipment: Occasional *
Physical activities: Standing, walking, running, squatting, stooping, bending, stretching, kneeling, climbing, crawling, repeatedly twist the upper body, talk, hear, and see. Continuous *
Lifting: Up to 30 lbs. occasionally. *
Vision and hearing: Must be good at all times. Continuously. Salary: $11.75 - $13.75 Hourly
Location:* Commerce City, CO
Job Type:* Part-time
Department:* Parks and Recreation
Job Number:* 2017-00010 Agency: City of Commerce City
Address:* 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022. Website: http://www.c3gov.com
Activity Instructor, Dance - Prince Joshua Avitto Community Ctr.
Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future.
Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference! Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life?
Do you love helping people reach their full potential? Do you want to feel good about the job you are doing? If you answered yes to all these questions then we want you to join our team! We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate
Dance Activity Instructor to teach participants the dance genre of their expertise, follow and integrate the Good Shepherd prescribed curriculum, and prepare students to present their work at the end of each cycle. Reports to: DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SERVICES, BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS Location: 876 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207 Hours: 5 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt; School Year Sept.-June; Mondays 4:30pm-5:45pm; Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:45pm Fridays: 4:00pm
5:45pm Major Duties: • Provide and teach well planned dance classes to participants. • Follow and implement prescribed sequenced dance curriculum. • Submit unit/activity plans in advance. • Conduct activities enriched with literacy, history and other related academic subjects when applicable. • Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle. • Completes daily progress reports. • Delegate roles & expectations to group leaders and program aides during class time to assist with the facilitation of a group (where applicable). • Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the classwork needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class (where applicable). • Responsible for the setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. • Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. • Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. • Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor Degree preferred. • Professional experience in teaching dance required. • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.
We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. Job Title: Activity Instructor, Dance
Prince Joshua Avitto Community Ctr. Employment Type: Part Time Date Posted: 09/05/2017 Requisition ID: 2403
Director Of School Of Music, Theatre & Dance
Job Description Summary OAKLAND UNIVERSITY – Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). The selected candidate will also serve as Associate Dean within the College of Arts and Sciences. The recent establishment of the OU SMTD and the 12-month administrative position of Director follows an August 2017 decision by the Oakland University Board of Trustees to formally recognize and support the 30 plus years of consistent growth and expansion of programs and offerings within the music, theatre and dance disciplines. As such, this exciting new position requires a passionate, dynamic and imaginative visionary capable of leading a highly energized and dedicated faculty toward continued success and enhanced institutional prominence. The Director of the OU SMTD, who will hold the administrative rank of Associate Dean and report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, must possess experience as an administrator of a higher education music, theatre or dance program, and be able to understand and support the academic (teaching, performance and scholarly work) of the School. S/he must also possess the capacity and vision to serve as a principal advocate for the performing arts, not only within the greater university community, but also across Michigan and beyond. Candidates must demonstrate experience with, or a commitment to, diversity and inclusion. Oakland University is located on a beautiful campus of 1,443 acres approximately 25 miles north of Detroit, in Oakland County, Michigan. The University is a public institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s 90 doctoral /research universities, Oakland University offers 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Currently in the OU SMTD, there are 172 faculty and staff members serving 3,400 Oakland University students, including 230 music majors, 125 theatre majors, and 60 dance majors. The SMTD offers 23 degree programs from the bachelor’s to doctoral level, six minors, and six professional certificate programs. A bachelor’s degree in music technology and industry is also currently under review. All programs are fully accredited by the NASM, NAST, and NASD. Artists in residence affiliated with Oakland University include members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, jazz musician and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, a regional professional orchestra in residence at OU, as well as dance ensembles Eisenhower Dance and Take Root.
Minimum Qualifications Terminal degree in a performing arts field
; Outstanding record of teaching, scholarship or creative activity and service appropriate for appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure; Experience and demonstrated success in higher education administration, including budget and personnel management; A demonstrated commitment to artistic excellence, scholarly rigor, shared governance, collegiality and a willingness to engage faculty and staff in strategic planning, consensus building, and decision-making.
EEO Statement Oakland University is an Affirmative Action
/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Requisition No.: 0000357 Job Category: Academic Administrator / Dean
Job Title:* Director of School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Open Until Filled:* Yes
Pay Basis:* Monthly
Job Type:* Full-Time
Open Date:* 10/19/2017
Office Manager- Dance Studio
We are looking to hire an Office Manager to join our team! You will be responsible for overseeing the administrative activities of this growing dance studio!
Oversee front desk, handling studio paperwork, fee payments, and enrollment of students.
Working closely with the Director of Studio Operations and Artistic Director
Assist in hiring and manage dance instructors and other studio personnel, may teach lessons.
Develop sales and marketing plan for a dance studio to attract new students and retain current ones.
Organize studio recitals and performances for the public.
Processing new registration requests and getting future customers linked up with the instructors for the classes they want to take.
Careful tracking of the financial details including taking payments and keeping track of what's coming in and what's going out.
Keeping records of your customers and staff so that you can get in touch with them when needed.
Being ready to resolve conflicts.
Engaging your customer service skills on the phone and in person.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is passionate about spreading dance throughout the community.
A dance background isn't mandatory, but a plus!
Organized, detail-oriented, a multi-tasker, a fantastic communicator, & a team player!
Willing to grow with a young company that is making dance education accessible to everyone in their community
- We offer yearly training for our faculty and staff. - Training includes trips to various workshops, seminars, & conventions.
Compensation is D.O.E.
Our services include dance classes for all ages including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Dance Fitness, Lyrical & More. We run classes year round and work with local non-profits to raise awareness for the performing arts.
Dance Instructor (Ballroom And Latin)
Department: Continuing Education Job Summary/Basic Function: 1.
Utilizes active learning and student success strategies in the classroom. 2. Keeps up-to-date in teaching area/discipline including licenses, training or certificates as applicable. 3. Teaches to pre-approved course objectives. 4.
Instructs students in the facts and skills pertaining to the assigned course(s). 5. Considers the general and special needs of all students, and when necessary, seeks additional help from and/or refers students to other college support services. 6. Electronically submit syllabi to appropriate department or division office. 7.
Creates, updates, and distributes to all students every semester a course syllabus according to the format required by Board policy. 8. Prepares and delivers according to assigned schedule a final exam unless exception is preapproved by Dean. 9. Submits midterm enrollment verification forms and final grade reports, notices, attendance records by due dates and any other reports pertaining to assigned course within fourteen days. 10.
Informs department chairperson/program coordinator and dean in writing of any pending problem the instructor is aware or should be aware of that may have a detrimental effect on department, school, or college. 11. Keeps students informed of course progress both verbally and electronically as appropriate. 12. Informs students of relevant educational and occupational opportunities. 13.
Commits best resources to success of all of students by recognizing, understanding and embracing diversity. 14. Conducts classes as scheduled and approved by dean's office. 15. Cooperates with department chairperson/program coordinator, department members, and the appropriate administrators in the development of curriculum, in the preparation and update of course syllabi, course outlines, selection of textbooks and assessment activities. 16.
Welcome to attend regular department/program meetings and college meetings as available. 17. Holds office hours for students as outlined in course syllabus and in space available by college. 18. Utilizes appropriate written and oral communication skills. 19.
Understands and appropriately utilizes all instructional technology as available in classrooms and labs. 20. As appropriate maintains classroom and/or lab equipment in good order and, when needed, maintains an inventory of assigned equipment and supplies. 21. When needed, recommends library books and other instructional materials and places reading materials on reserve in the library. 22.
Follows Student Handbook policies and procedures. 23. Performs other duties as requested or assigned. These other duties shall be restricted to those duties which the adjunct faculty member would or should normally perform for the current semester that they are assigned.
Education: 1. High School Diploma or equivalent Experience: 1.
A minimum of one year instructional experience in ballroom and/or Latin dance
Education 1. Certificate in dance instruction, fitness, or physical education Special Instructions to Applicants: 1. $35.76 per hour 2.
Recommended hire will be subject to background check and drug test 3. AmeriCorps and Peace Corps members are encouraged to apply 4. Triton College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
Dance Aide (Part-Time)
Opportunity at a Glance The Village of Orland Park is a sprawling, vibrant community offering a vast array of comfort amenities to our residents. Our state of the art Recreation Department is one such feature catering to the protection, safety and enrichment of our youngest citizens while providing an outlet for their energetic personalities and active minds.
Ready and willing to provide a positive impact on all of the lives that we have the priviledge of serving, the Village of Orland Park and our Cultural Arts Department commits to maintaining quality programming, versatility in it's activities and unsurpassed stewardship. Key Responsibilities We are currently seeking a Part-Time Dance Aide to assist with pre-school dance classes. The ideal candidate must be positive, high energy, upbeat, enjoy dance and love working with children.
This position is responsible for assisting the Dance Instructor with pre-school aged children developing motor skills, fundamental coordination and body awareness through song and dance. Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills A High School Diploma is required along with experience working with children. Prior experience in dance is also required.
Must be available for Tuesday and/or Saturday mornings. Availability for weekday afternoon class from 4pm to 5pm is also preferred. Days/hours are based on programming schedule and may be asked to sub if necessary. Job ID2017-1191 Employment TypePart-Time (up to 19 hours) Job LocationUS-IL-Orland Park IMRF EligibileNot IMRF Eligible CategoryHealth & Fitness Salary8.25
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