Dance Program Director
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates an opening in its Performing Arts Department for a teacher and program director in the Dance Program, to begin July 1, 2021. Chartered in 1922, the school currently enrolls approximately 400 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.
Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to advancing the core tenets of the school’s mission.
Concord Academy Mission Statement
We are a community animated by love of learning,
diverse and striving for equity,
with common trust as our foundation.
Honoring each individual, we challenge and expand
our understanding of ourselves and the world
through purposeful collaboration and creative engagement.
We cultivate empathy, integrity, and responsibility
to build a more just and sustainable future.
The school seeks to appoint an experienced teacher in support of a strong and well-established dance program. The successful candidate will value and seek out opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and engage with a diverse community. They will bring a creative and innovative interest to curriculum design and experimentation and a keen commitment to their own development as a teacher. We are looking for candidates with genuine enthusiasm for working with adolescents, curiosity about learning, commitment to professional and personal growth, and experience supporting students through inclusive curriculum and equitable practices.
The Concord Academy performing arts department seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and innovative dance teaching artist. Candidates must possess a strong professional and/or academic background in modern dance and ballet and have strong choreographic skills. Responsibilities
include teaching courses in all levels of dance technique in one or more of the following forms: contemporary modern dance, ballet, improvisation, and composition. The ability to teach other dance forms or areas of dance studies including hip hop, jazz, and/or vernacular dance forms, or
other topics in the candidate’s area of expertise, is a plus. Additional responsibilities include choreographing original new works for the Concord Academy Dance Project company as well as choreographing a yearly musical in collaboration with the theater program. Dance program coordination and development, including hiring and oversight of guest artists and development of new courses and initiatives, are important components of this position. The dance program director’s duties will be a mutually agreed upon combination of classes and additional responsibilities, totaling no less than .6 of a full-time position.
The school anticipates being open for in-person learning for the school year 2021-2022 and may need its faculty to be willing and able to adapt to remote or Hyflex (some students in the classroom and some remote) conditions.
The school provides a competitive benefits package, and salary is commensurate with experience. All faculty members at Concord Academy participate fully in the life of the school; responsibilities include advising, serving on committees and/or clubs, and periodically providing an adult presence at school events. Coaching an athletic team is welcomed but not required and is remunerated separately. On-campus housing may be available, but it is limited, and faculty members are not required to live at the school.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to:
Laura Twichell ‘01
Interim Dean of Faculty