Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater Division is seeking a full-time dance faculty member to teach studio-based performance classes in both the B.F.A. and M.F.A. Musical Theater programs. Areas of interest and expertise may include urban dance, hip-hop, modern, ballet, African, Afro-jazz, jazz, improvisation, swing, Salsa; and the redefinition of race and/or gender in the dance/musical theater repertoire. This is a 9-month full-time faculty position with renewable contract; initial appointment to begin September 1, 2020. Compensation and rank are commensurate with education and professional experience.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater Division prioritizes diversity and inclusivity in all forms. We believe theater explores a range of human experiences that should be reflected onstage and in our faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to de-colonializing our curriculum and removing barriers that may discourage any person from working with us.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater Division is seeking a full-time dance faculty member to teach studio-based performance classes in both the B.F.A. and M.F.A. Musical Theater programs. Areas of interest and expertise may include urban dance, hip-hop, modern, ballet, African, Afro-jazz, jazz, improvisation, swing, Salsa; and the redefinition of race and/or gender in the dance/musical theater repertoire.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have a history of helping students achieve a significant level of mastery and will be committed to establishing a forward-thinking pedagogy for diverse, multi-genre performers. Faculty are expected to participate in teaching, professional and artistic service, and service to the institution, as well as participation in the life of the Theater Division.
Dedication to innovation in musical theater regarding expressions of racial, gender, ethnic, and sexual identity
Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in dance or equivalent (Masters preferred)
Minimum 5 years professional performance or choreographing in the theater field (New York, Broadway or LORT regional theater or dance experience a plus)
At least 2 years teaching experience in higher education setting
Comprehensive knowledge of theater or dance repertoire and performance history, and specific knowledge of various training styles preferred.
Experience designing and developing curriculum preferred
Who we are:
Consistently ranked among the top musical theater programs in the world, Boston
Conservatory at Berklee offers a new model for theater education that is committed to
empowering students to create their own artistic path. We believe in the study of theater as a creative process for discovering one's authentic self, developing an empathetic imagination, and exploring truths about the world. In our classrooms and on our stages, we celebrate individual identity and diversity in all forms. Through values of respect, discipline, collaboration and generosity, our programs in musical theater and contemporary theater promote artistic discovery and professional readiness. Out MT program is a community comprised of 60 faculty and 320 students.
Electronic applications only. Please submit the following application materials in PDF or Word format. All attachments should be uploaded to the Resume/Cover letter application section .
Letter of application outlining your teaching experience, artistic and academic qualifications, and reasons for wanting to teach the students at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Current resume or CV
Names, titles, and contact information for at least three (3) references
Links to reviews, videos or examples of professional accomplishment or creative work are welcomed
APPLICATION REVIEW and DEADLINE 1) Incomplete applications will not be considered. 2) The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Faculty
Internal Number: R0003061
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.