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The Peabody Preparatory is pleased to announce a position for an Early Childhood Dance Coordinator.
The Early Childhood Dance Coordinator will coordinate Peabody Preparatory's Young Children's Program, which currently represents over 80 students. The position provides a comprehensive dance education of both group instruction to students with a broad range of abilities, backgrounds, and ages.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and mentor Dance faculty in the unique needs of students aged 2-7 years
Perform faculty evaluation program for Dance faculty who teach Young Children's Program classes
Work with Department Chair on hiring needs for the Young Children's Program classes.
As needed, serve on hiring committees for Dance specific interviews.
Work with Department Chair to coordinate the onboarding of all new Dance specific hires.
Supported by the Department Chair, manage and work to resolve any Dance faculty issues that may develop throughout the year
Work with Department Chair to coordinate Dance substitute lists for the Young Children's Program classes.
Coordinate Young Children's Program-specific faculty meetings as needed
Create, revise, and implement Dance curriculum to ensure a comprehensive educational trajectory for all Dance students aged 2-7 years
Create, revise, and implement Dance curriculum for a Caregiver & Me class for children who are not yet ready to take class independently
Students & Families
Work with the Department Chair to determine and manage Dance specific marketing needs for the Young Children's Program
Work with the Department Chair to coordinate the creation of content for Dance specific course catalog, area publications, web pages, and social media
Work with the Department Chair and Dance Academic Program Coordinator to coordinate the Dance new student placement process for the Young Children's Program
Work with the Department Chair and Dance Academic Program Coordinator to coordinate Dance specific student transfers
Coordinate and attend all Dance specific events, performances, and master classes offered for children aged 2-7
Supported by the Department Chair, as needed, work to resolve any Dance student or parent issues that may develop throughout the year
Under the supervision of the Department Chair, manage Dance specific budgets as needed
Coordinate with Department Chair on implementing plans for Dance expansion in the Young Children's Program
Work with the Department Chair and Preparatory Education Manager to coordinate Dance specific performances and events as needed
Coordinate department enrollments and class details in ASAP, Peabody's online registration system working closely with Dance Academic Program Coordinator
Work with Department Chair and Dance Academic Program Coordinator on communication decisions on under-enrolled classes with Dance faculty and families
Coordinate Dance specific additional external performances beyond the regular season
Represent Dance faculty at department meetings.
Bachelor's degree in Dance or a related field is required. A Master's in Dance or arts or business administration is preferred. Candidates with a performing career and strong administrative skills but no bachelor's degree will also be considered.
Dance Pedagogy Degree
Candidate should have strong administrative experience (supervisory experience in an academic institution or dance school is a plus) and be committed to mentoring faculty and teaching students of all ages with a broad range of abilities and backgrounds in group class settings.
Community dance school experience preferred
Ability to work collegially but independently
Ability to multi-task and think strategically
Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
Possess a high comfort level with technology, ideally with extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite products; online database management systems experience preferred.
Please apply at INTERFOLIO LINK. Applications received before December 31, 2022, will be given preference, but the position remains open until filled.
Completed Applications should include:
Link to 5-10 minute teaching sample video
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Internal Number: A-118528-1
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.