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Job Posting - Director of Dance - Jacksonville, FL

  • 1.  Job Posting - Director of Dance - Jacksonville, FL

    Posted 05-07-2019 23:30

    Episcopal School of Jacksonville

    Episcopal School of Jacksonville's approach to our balanced education (academics, fine arts, athletics and spiritual development) is sustained by the expectation of excellence in all areas of campus life. The school works to develop "leaders and doers of good," as is stated in our mission statement, created by our Founders in 1966. A liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving and technical skills in a learner-centered environment. The school, situated on 84 acres on the St. Johns River, is a caring community with faculty who are outstanding in their field, all who are dedicated to helping our students develop their creative talents, discover their passions and deepen their faith and commitment to service for others.

    Job Description: Director of Dance

    Responsible for daily operations of a curricular and extracurricular dance program including curating an annual dance concert. The Director of Dance both teaches the student dancers and brings in outside choreographers in the rich tradition of visiting artist educators. The Director of dance organizes internal school performances and public performances.

    Qualifications: Candidates should possess at minimum a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in the field of Dance, and teaching experience. A Master's Degree is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Highly organized to manage a complicated rehearsal calendar
    • Flexible and creative
    • Physical ability to demonstrate choreography to students
    • Confidence in choreography; submission of videographed choreography required with application
    • Willingness to complete all manner of tasks related to participating in the life the school, such as serving as an advisor and participating in school committees

    Episcopal is committed to a school culture that is safe and positive for all members of our community. Episcopal strongly supports professional development and training opportunities for faculty and staff, ensuring that best practices and innovative, learner-centered teaching methods are continually incorporated into our pedagogy. The academic environment is achievement-oriented with a standard of excellence. The school's faculty display outstanding academic backgrounds, exceptional character, and dedication to our approximately 900 students in grades 6-12. Episcopal does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in its hiring and employment practices. The above information is not a completely comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Taylor Horne
    Upper School Theatre Director
    Jacksonville FL

  • 2.  RE: Job Posting - Director of Dance - Jacksonville, FL

    Posted 05-08-2019 09:10
    Edited by Ginny Butsch 05-08-2019 09:11
    Hi Taylor! We have a brand new EdTA Career Center for jobs in the theatre education field, feel free to post your job here to get in front of more people. Check your email for a code that will allow you to post it for free.

    If anyone else has a job opening to post, don't hesitate to contact me for a free code.

    Ginny Butsch
    Community Manager
    Educational Theatre Association
    Alexandria KY

  • 3.  RE: Job Posting - Director of Dance - Jacksonville, FL

    Posted 05-08-2019 10:52
    If I may offer an unsolicited testimonial, I know the theatre staff at this school quite well, and have attended a number of their productions over the years.  This school is very arts-positive, with a highly collaborative faculty, and the quality of student work has been consistently strong across all arts disciplines - even through occasional faculty turnover.  The performing arts center is a very attractive venue, situated on a beautiful campus.  Anyone who meets the qualifications for this position would be well-advised to apply for it.

    Jeff Grove
    Theatre Teacher, Aesthetics Department Chair
    Stanton College Preparatory School
    Jacksonville FL