St. Paul’s School (“SPS”) announces a search for the position of Director of Dance to begin duties in late August 2018. This individual’s primary responsibility will be to teach ballet and to manage the St. Paul’s School Ballet Company (“Company”), a ballet and modern repertoire company that performs four programs throughout the academic year. The Director will collaborate with the head of the Arts Department, the Associate Director of Dance, the Dean of Studies, and the Vice Rector for Faculty in managing the dance program. The faculty member will be responsible for the following specific tasks: oversee the St. Paul’s School’s Dance Program and Company, ensuring that the program remains rooted in classical ballet, but with exposure to modern technique; develop curriculum and policies for the dance program; teach beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of ballet; program four unique performances throughout the academic school year, including Family Weekend, Nutcracker, Winter Performance, and Spring Performance; invite choreographers to campus to set works and create original works on the Company as part of the SPS Visiting Artist Program; recruit student-dancers for the Ballet Intensive Program and Company in conjunction with the Dean of Admission; manage marketing efforts for the performances while maintaining the Company’s social media accounts; provide guidance to students about summer dance and college dance programs, including writing recommendations; secure the safety of all students, and promote positive relationships with parents; administer the operations, training, and business affairs of the dance program; develop and oversee the annual program budget, and supervise and support all personnel related to the dance program in conjunction with the head of the Arts Division. In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, committee work and other duties. As with all positions, St. Paul’s Schools seeks innovative educators who are eager to participate in the academic, athletic, and co-curricular life of this dynamic residential community working and living with adolescents. St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths. St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.
Bachelor of Arts degree or significant experience as a professional dancer. Candidates should have substantial professional experience teaching ballet, setting choreography, and managing a team. As part of residential boarding school, the candidate must be interested in working and living with adolescents.
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 young men and women from 37 states and 18 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Sch...ools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors.