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Vashon Center for the Arts

Director of Dance

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $45-60K commensurate with experience

The Director of Dance is responsible for the overall management and success of the Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) dance program. The Director of Dance (.75 FTE) will design and manage a multi-disciplined sequential dance program for youth through pre-professional level. In addition, the Director helps to develop program policies and serves as an ambassador and steward for the enrolled students and their families. The position reports to the Director of the Blue Heron Education Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all programming
  • Hire, train, and evaluate instructors and accompanists
  • Teach classes
  • Evaluate students, prepare progress reports, and maintain detailed records
  • Determine dance level placements with the assistance of instructors.
  • Meet with students and parents as needed.
  • Collaborate with the executive leadership in establishing policies, calendar, class schedule, and syllabus.
  • Produce 2-3 annual seasonal productions, including Nutcracker
  • Plan and prepare annual program budget and report monthly budget updates, as needed.
  • Provide concise monthly report for the Executive Director’s Board Report with featured updates and highlights
  • Serve as a spokesperson for VCA’s dance program.

Qualities in an ideal candidate:

  • Experience teaching dance classes at all levels
  • Knowledge of ballet pedagogy – from beginning to advanced instruction
  • Proven track record of training dancers from a young age and placing them as apprentices, company members, or in dance majors in higher education
  • Established contacts in the regional community of schools and companies
  • Strong and inspiring presence in the studio with an ability to motivate students to excellence

More Information: vashoncenterforthearts.org