Peabody Preparatory – Dance Coordinator for Adults

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2022

The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce a position for a Dance Coordinator for Adults.

The Adult Dance Coordinator will coordinate Peabody Preparatory’s Dance classes for teen and adult learners through the Preparatory’s Peabody Plus class offerings. These classes currently represent over 40 students and provide a comprehensive dance education of group instruction to students with a broad range of abilities, backgrounds, and ages, and involves coordinating approximately 45 faculty members, students, and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and mentor Dance faculty in the unique needs of teen and adult dance students
  • Perform faculty evaluation for Dance faculty who teach teen/adult dance classes
  • Work with Department Chair on hiring needs for the teen/adult dance classes
  • As assigned, serve on hiring committees for Dance specific interviews
  • Work with Department Chair to coordinate the onboarding of all new Dance specific hires
  • Supported by the Department Chair, manage and work to resolve any Dance faculty issues that may develop throughout the year
  • Work with Department Chair to coordinate Dance specific substitute lists for teen/adult classes
  • Coordinate Dance specific faculty meetings as needed
  • Create, revise, and implement Dance specific curriculum to ensure a comprehensive educational trajectory for all teen/adult dance students in ballet, contemporary, and other dance forms.
Students & Families
  • Work with the Department Chair to determine and manage Dance specific marketing needs for teen and adult learners
  • Work with the Department Chair to coordinate the creation of content for Dance specific course catalogs, area publications, web pages, and social media
  • Work with the Department Chair and Dance Academic Program Coordinator to coordinate Dance new student placement process for teens and adult learners
  • Work with the Department Chair and the Dance Academic Program Coordinator to coordinate Dance student transfers
  • Coordinate and attend all Dance specific events, performances, and master classes designed for teen and adult students, such as the Peabody Plus adult recital
  • Supported by the Department Chair, as needed, work to resolve any Dance specific student or parent issues that may develop throughout the year
  • Under the supervision of the Department Chair, manage Dance specific budgets as needed
  • Coordinate with Department Chair on implementing plans for Dance class expansion for teen and adult students
  • Work with the Department Chair and Preparatory Education Manager to coordinate Dance specific recitals and events as needed
  • Coordinate department enrollments and class details in ASAP, Peabody's online registration system, working closely with Dance Academic Program Coordinator
  • Work with Department Chair on communication decisions on under enrolled classes with Dance specific faculty, students, and families
  • Coordinate Dance specific additional external performances beyond the regular season
  • Represent Dance faculty at department meetings.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or a related field is required. Master’s in Dance or arts or business administration is preferred; we will consider candidates with a performing career and strong administrative skills but no bachelor’s degree.
  • Dance Pedagogy Degree
  • Candidate should have strong administrative experience (supervisory experience in an academic institution or dance school is a plus) and be committed to mentoring faculty and teaching students of all ages with a broad range of abilities and backgrounds in group class settings.
  • Community dance school experience preferred
  • Ability to work collegially but independently
  • Ability to multi-task and think strategically
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Possess a high comfort level with technology, ideally, with extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite products; online database management systems experience preferred.
Application Instructions

Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before December 31, 2022, will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled.

Completed Applications should include:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Link to 5-10 minute teaching sample video
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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