Dance Instructor

Mount St Mary Academy
Mount St Mary Academy 3756 Delaware Ave Kenmore NY 14217
The contract year for this position is 10 months (September- June). Position could be part-time. Salary will be based on previous teaching experience, educational study and professional background. This information is used to determine faculty step scale placement. A full-time educator for this role typically will earn within this range: $28,500- $50,000.
Posted On:
May 15, 2023


Mount Saint Mary Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Buffalo, NY, serving grades 9-12, is seeking as a dance teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.. The successful teacher will energize the dance program, working as a champion of dance in an educational setting. The ideal candidate will be a master teacher who inspires students to push creative boundaries, and needs to have a desire to embed into the school culture, uphold school expectations; while being team-oriented, collaborative, self-motivated, proactive, accessible, flexible, and charismatic. Teach basic dance classes, advanced dance, lyrical dance and fitness classes ● Create a collaborative and safe environment for learning and creative expression ● Collaborate with the physical education team to ensure that dance and fitness classes meet NYS Physical Education standards ● Collaborate with the MSM Fine Arts department to continue to ensure robust arts offerings in our school community. Help organize and direct Fine Arts concerts and events. ● Additional opportunities could include: teaching musical theater and/ or acting class, involvement in the annual high school musical production, providing dance expression for school assemblies and prayer experiences


B.A. or higher in dance and/or dance education
● Performance experience preferred
● Experience teaching high school dance technique and composition to
dancers of various levels and setting choreography on young dancers of
various skill levels
● Expertise in teaching contemporary technique; ability to teach other
techniques is a plus
● Experience directing dance productions
● Experience with differentiation and teaching mixed-level dance classes
● Experience teaching dance in a school setting
● Knowledge and relationships with local dance companies, programs,
performance artists, and choreographers

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Katherine Spillman, Principal, by Friday, June 2, 2023.

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