Dance Teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitates the student journey. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the school, formally and informally.

Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work, societal, and learning outcomes. All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture, or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families and other community members.

Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of intelligent, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, school, and colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun.


Gann Academy seeks an inspiring, creative Dance Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. This position will teach a dance course, Movement and Dance Techniques. In addition, the Dance Teacher is a member of the core faculty of the Arts Department, with activities including advising, supervising special events, and related activities that contribute to the school community and the educational experience of our students.

This course runs Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5 PM throughout the school year.

The ideal candidate will have the experience and eagerness to:

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead students through warm-ups, center work, traveling movements, and phrase work. Forms may include modern, contemporary, ballet, and jazz.
  • Create and teach a class that allows students to pursue the embodiment of stability, strength, and movement efficiency and focus on their alignment, movement vocabulary, and choreographic process.
  • This course should be designed for any student interested in exploring dance. Students with no prior experience or those with extensive experience are welcome.

Additional Job Responsibilities Related to Classroom Teaching

  • Teach one class per semester, Movement and Dance Techniques.
  • Prepare lessons and develop a curriculum.
  • Teach, lead, and guide students.
  • Manage student behavior in and out of the classroom.
  • Grade student work on time consistent with school standards.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with students (in person and via email) regarding class performance, engagement, and learning.
  • Utilize technology and other educational tools to support student learning and engage in curricular and other initiatives as implemented by the Educational Administration.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in dance or equivalent experience
  • Three years of secondary-level classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of subjects assigned
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Strong communications, public relations, and interpersonal skills


  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development
  • A comprehensive benefits package features generous paid time off policies, including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays. Gann employees get up to 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year.
  • Short Fridays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!
  • Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options
  • Free parking!
  • Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
  • Life Insurance
  • Short – and Long-term disability


Physical demands include dexterity in operating office machines and supplies, including, but not limited to, computers, telephones, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods are common.


Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background check

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender