Dance Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Kimball Union Academy, Plainfield, NH

Kimball Union Academy (KUA) seeks an experienced, student-centered, and innovative dance teacher to become a member of the KUA community.

ABOUT THE POSITION 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and teach elective and full credit dance classes from the introductory to the advanced level
  • Teach a repertory class during the Ensemble period after classes
  • Design, teach and choreograph for the after-school dance activity that runs each afternoon
  • Prepare, coordinate, and support two dance concerts per year
  • Collaborate with the Theater Director on the winter musical and choreograph for that show
  • Bring visiting dancers of different genres to the school for performances and to work with classes
  • Serve as a dorm parent in our residential program and work within a team to supervise and facilitate weekend activities on occasional weekends
  • Advise a small cohort of students
  • Pursue continuous growth and development in understanding and implementation of diverse and effective instructional practices
  • Contribute knowledge, expertise, and passion to the on-going collaborative effort to innovate and improve KUA’s curriculum
  • Participate in committee work as assigned by school leadership

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in dance or dance education
  • Hands-on experience as a dancer
  • 1-5 years of experience working in dance or teaching dance
  • Able to work with theater lighting and sound elements for the dance concerts
  • Current pedagogical practices which may include experience with Universal Design for Learning, backwards planning (Understanding by Design), and project-based learning
  • Collaborative approach, willing to work closely with colleagues both in and outside of the department
  • Facility with Mac OS, Microsoft365, and/or Google apps
  • Flexible, resilient, and creative working within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a track record for building strong relationships with both students and colleagues
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Student-centered educator with a commitment to investing in the lives of young people

 

 

 

 

Kimball Union Academy

Plainfield, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender