PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic full-time Dance teacher beginning late summer of 2018. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with colleagues and loves working with students in grades 7-12. In the Dance Department, we help students understand that the rigorous study of dance can not only lead to a professional career but also to development of a well-rounded, culturally and aesthetically aware person through exposure to and exploration of different dance genres and creative processes. The Dance curriculum includes a sequence of classes that train students from beginner through more advanced level in several dance genres and provides multiple performance outlets in school and in the community. PVPA also has three pre-professional dance companies, Catalyst, WOFA (West African Dance and Drumming), and Funkadelic Hip Hop Company, plus the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) program that offers our students mentoring and teaching opportunities in neighboring elementary schools to promote community service and partnership.
Teach five blocks (classes) which could include Hip Hop, Composition, Dance Fitness, World Dance, Dance Education, and other dance technique classes for 7th - 12th grades.
Prepare course expectations, curricula, and supplemental teaching materials
Assess student work and provide timely feedback to students and parents via powerschool online grading system
Plan and facilitate Paideia workshops (3 week January intersession)
Act as Artistic Director of Funkadelic Hip Hop Dance Company and direct evening length show with company
Direct and supervise student performances as applicable
Supervise students during non-class times (ex: break & lunch) as required
Attend and participate in regular collaborative team meetings (school and department wide) with faculty
Attend and participate in meetings with students and/or parents as scheduled
Participate in professional development workshops
Participate in a variety of school wide events
Assist with other administrative duties as part of Dance Department faculty
Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher status
Ability to teach all grade levels 7-12
CORI/Fingerprint background check
Two to five years of experience teaching dance in a public or private middle or high school
Ability to teach a variety of courses within the discipline with primary expertise in Hip Hop
Knowledge of dance standards and interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum design
Massachusetts certification in subject area
Supervised by: Director of Arts Programs
Calendar: School year (ten months)
EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
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At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS AS AN ATTACHMENT.
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