Adagio Ballet and Dance School
Assistant Director Position at Adagio Ballet and Dance School
Position starts November or December 2015. Interviewing until position is filled.
4720 Lee Highway Suite E
Arlington, VA 22207
Adagio Ballet and Dance School, a large dance school in Arlington, VA, is seeking an Assistant Director to oversee faculty and staff, performances, the academic program, and the implementation of curriculum.
The Assistant Director is responsible for the execution of the school and student company goals. S/he is responsible for all aspects of the program, staff and operations. This position supervises the faculty, production team, company directors, and administration team. The position reports to the School Director.
The Assistant Director is expected to provide leadership for a faculty and admin staff of 20+. To successfully lead and gain the trust and respect of this versatile team of both young and experienced dance teachers and performers, the candidate needs to have a minimum of 10 years combined management, dance teaching and/or performing experience.
Maintains in coordination with the key staff and managers, the overall vision of Adagio Ballet and Dance School
– Oversees the execution of the educational programs, performance success, and coordinates on-going program development.
– Represents the school through speaking engagements, school performances, fundraising events
– Networks with local, regional, and national dance and cultural organizations to develop partnerships and community engagement
– Oversees Faculty, program coordinators, and project managers
– Identifies, interviews, hires, supervises training, and conducts performance reviews of faculty
– Sets teacher schedules, oversees substitution requests, monitors productivity, retention, motivation and behavior, and the implementation of curriculum and school vision
– Coordinates with director on decisions related to faculty salary raises and bonus eligibility
The School & Program Management
– Designs the school year and summer schedules
– Oversees the proper implementation of the curriculum for all programs – Early Years, Youth Program, Intensive, & Adults
– Oversees student assessments and level placements, and school performances
– Oversees the day-to-day operations of the school
– Leads all faculty, staff, parents, and students in maintaining a nurturing, supportive environment and strives for artistic excellence while maintaining a holistic and individualized approach
– 10 Years combined experience in:
o Managing and directing a team at a dance school, studio or company
o Dance Teaching
o Professional Performing Career
– Highly organized individual capable of managing and delivering on multiple projects at once
– A Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance or equivalent experience
– Experience with executing dance educational programs & curriculum
– A deep commitment to dance education and training
– Ability to work with individuals with artistic sensibilities
– Commitment to the mission and vision of Adagio Ballet and maintains the highest standards of dance education in a nurturing environment
– Comfortable learning and working with software and technology
– Maintains and active artistic network
– Ability to remain calm and problem solve in stressful situations
– Honest and outgoing personality that is respectful and collaborative, a people person.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience (Starting salary range 40-50K)
– Annual benefits package includes: Paid Time Off, 100% coverage of Health Care Benefits, Retirement Plan with Employer Matching program, potential for performance-based bonuses and raises, and potential for promotion.
All applicants must submit application materials to: Katherine Horrigan
Applicants may be asked to take a drug test and undergo a background check.
The application should include:
– A cover letter outlining your qualifications and reasons for interest in the position
– A current resume
– A short statement (one page) describing your managing philosophy, style of supervision and plans for motivating and leading a team of faculty and staff
– A 5-10 minute video link of choreography, performance, and/or teaching