Dance Instructor (Supply)




US State:


Contract type:

Commensurate with education and experience
Application Deadline: 
Until Filled


The position of Dance Instructor teaches classes in Dance within the Theatre and Dance Programs.


The faculty member conducts college courses for Theatre and Dance students using a variety of appropriate teaching methods; meets all scheduled classes prepared to instruct; prepares teaching syllabi for courses of study; prepares materials to adequately evaluate student progress; reports midterm and final grades when appropriate; maintains accurate and adequate records; establishes regular office hours for student consultation.

The faculty member performs other related duties as assigned, which duties include but are not necessarily limited to participating in faculty meetings; providing recommendations for preparation of departmental or divisional budgets; participating in the development of departmental curricula; and adhering to all institutional policies.

The faculty member keeps up with developments in the field of Dance by reading current literature, communicating with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

Additional departmental or school assignments may be established where appropriate.

Essential Duties:

Teach freshman and sophomore level course/courses in Ballet and Modern Dance with possible assignments in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, and/or Composition.

Choreography for musical theatre performances

Prepare syllabi and schedules for each course

Develop lesson plans

Procure appropriate materials needed for course instruction

Reporting duties including student grade data

Utilize active learning strategies to assist the learner in meeting the course objectives

Assist in recruitment, engage in creative, scholarly activities and service appropriate for a community college faculty member

Maintain office hours, attend faculty and school meetings, serve on committees as requested and keep accurate records

Participate in all required meetings and events as requested by the department or administration

Work Environment:

Typical work environment is a classroom, theatre, dance studio, and/or office setting requiring normal to extra safety precautions. Work is usually performed during the normal workday, however, early morning, late evening and weekend work will be required during rehearsals/shows. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings in various weather conditions.

Physical Demands:

Employee must be able to stand, walk, sit, and move for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms.  Due to the nature of this position (dance), frequent movement will be required. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required. Less frequent lifting of more than 10 pounds may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree in Dance or similar discipline

Expertise in current dance pedagogy

Desired Qualifications:

Experience as a teacher and performer in higher education highly desirable