Dance IV Instructor - Long Term Sub SY2021-22
Dance IV Instructor Long-term Sub. SY 2021-22 (2 semesters) A continuation of the previous three years of study study with an integration of techniques from tap, contemporary, composition, and a high focus on college audition preparation. Conservatory hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. This year-long course currently takes place from 3:30 - 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. POSITION SUMMARY The ideal candidate will be a specialist in the field, have the passion and skills to create a learning environment that offers a rigorous pre-professional arts training challenging students to achieve at high levels, and is experienced in working with high school age students. This position will report to the Theatre Department Head. Instructors at ChiArts will be required to differentiate instruction, design lesson and unit plans that properly assess student achievement, and encourage skill development and critical thinking. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Classroom and professional duties include, but are not limited to the following: * Embrace and promote the ChiArts vision, mission, educational approach, goals, and core values * Prepare structured lessons that encourage and foster skill development, critical thinking, applications, and ethics. * Instruct conservatory level courses, serving students with various learning styles, abilities and needs. * Submit course documentation including syllabus, unit plans, lesson plans, assignments, assessments and all materials used in classroom instruction on a timely basis. * Employ outstanding classroom management skills and implement the school code of conduct. * Regularly assess student achievement, skill mastery and career development skills. * Manage classroom administration and record keeping including: grades, attendance records, student progress and documentation of student work. * Regularly communicate with students, parents and other ChiArts staff to share artistic progress, encourage positive behavior, and resolve behavioral and artistic issues. * Attend and participate in faculty and administrative meetings, parent conferences, open house, other school functions, and in- service professional development sessions. * Collaborate with the staff to develop "best practices" tailored to the unique philosophy and instructional approach of ChiArts and to the needs of its student population. * Collaborate with other ChiArts artistic and academic faculty and the larger arts community. * Perform other duties as the needs of the school and needs of the students may demand (e.g., competitions, exhibits.) * Work with academic staff to ensure student's overall success at ChiArts. SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS (please note that these are preferred but not always required): * Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of training in theatre * Minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in theatre or course-related field * Minimum of five (5) years previous teaching experience at a pre-professional or professional level. Prior experience teaching high school students is strongly preferred. * Experience teaching related coursework is mandatory. * Illinois State Teacher Certification is preferred, but may not be required * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Excellent interpersonal skills * Excellent curriculum development and course documentation skills * Excellent classroom management ability SALARY Part- time position Pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should send the following materials: (1) Cover Letter (2) Resumes (teaching, performance, other related resumes) (3) Salary History and Requirements (4) 3-5 Professional References: Name, position, telephone number, and email. No phone calls or emails please. Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials (personal work examples and lesson plan examples) at a later time. Be aware that every item listed on a resume is subject to verification and that any offer of employment is contingent on a successful background check.