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Aerial Dance Instructor

Phillips Exeter Academy
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Position Summary:

The Theater and Dance department seeks a passionate and energetic Aerial Dance instructor to fill a part- time, temporary position for the Spring trimester of the 2023-2024 school year. The ideal candidate should have the ability to teach Aerial Dance on silks, lyra and trapeze to students with a variety of abilities and experience. Candidates should be interested in being part of a collaborative group of teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.

Position Requirements:
  • Teach Aerial Dance to a small group of high school students.
  • Instruct a course that meets for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 10 hours per term. Class meets on a weekly basis for 60-90 minutes and grants students 1/3 arts credit.
  • Ensure aerial equipment is safe prior to the beginning of each lesson and report safety concerns.
  • Instruct through verbal and physical demonstration of movement vocabulary
  • Availability to work with students in late afternoons, evenings and/or weekends.
  • Prepare materials and activities for all classes
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records
  • Oversee and evaluate students’ performance
  • Collaborate with Athletic Training staff on supporting students through injuries and rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrate respect for a diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Maintain continuity and consistency in the Theater and Dance curriculum, follow departmental guidelines for content and assessment, and meet with the Dance Director and/or the Chair of the Theater department to discuss student experience and progress
  • Use basic Microsoft applications and LMS
Skills and Experience:
  • Experience teaching Aerial Dance.
  • Experience developing Aerial Dance curriculum.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changing plans.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy
Additional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience or interest in diversity and cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
Applicants will be required to complete a criminal background check.

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