Marymount is an Independent, Catholic all-girls high school that fosters confidence, joy, leadership, and a sense of greater purpose in each student. Education of the whole girl is one of the most important pillars upon which the academic and co-curricular programs are built. The school celebrates the individuality of each student, empowering girls to become their best selves academically, emotionally and socially. Established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount High School shares the tradition of an international network of schools including sister schools in New York, Europe, and South America. Located in Westwood/Bel Air, just north of UCLA in Los Angeles.
Marymount seeks to hire an enthusiastic leader and educator, to serve as our Part-Time Dance Teacher. The ideal candidate will be proficient in classical and contemporary Western Dance forms: ballet, jazz, modern and postmodern, tap, and hip hop, as well as have knowledge in various world dance forms. Dance 1 and 2 are UC approved classes; content must be designed to reflect these objectives. A history unit, including the study of important female dance artists will be included. Intermediate and Advanced Honors classes will be considered according to student enrollment. The Performing Arts Department operates a Conservatory Arts Program (CAP) for students who are dedicated and wish to continue their study of dance. CAP meets twice a week after school for intermediate and advanced dancers. The part-time position entails teaching dance classes: Dance 1, Dance 2, Advanced Dance A and Advanced Dance B.
Job Duties & Requirements
Teach Dance classes to grades 9-12.
Choreograph the Spring Musical: collaborate with theatre director, vocal director, orchestra director, and technical director.
Prepare/choreograph dances for Masses, Winter and Spring Concerts, Cabaret Night, and more
Provide instruction appropriate for individual student differences and learning styles. Create a learning environment that is appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students and aligned with the mission of the school.
Work to effectively differentiate for diverse learners
Routinely reflect on their lessons and seek feedback
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion by introducing a rich and broad range of dance styles and genres with historic and cultural context.
Work and collaborate with other teaching artists to create a happy and inviting artistic community.
Attends faculty and department meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, MA or MFA preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with High School students
Marymount High School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marymount High School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.