Purnell School is seeking a full-time dance and theater teacher for the upcoming school year. This position has the following responsibilities:
Teach 3 or 4 sections of academic performing arts classes
Direct Adlibbers (acting club) throughout of the year with two performances (November and May). Previous pieces performed include 10-minute plays, scene work, monologues, original works, and one acts.
Act as director of Dance Synthesis (After-school sport from 4:15pm-5:45pm with competitive and non-competitive dancers). Create choreography to be performed throughout the year, as well as at one competition and Somerset County’s Teen Arts Festival.Most of the focus is on modern, contemporary, ballet, and jazz styles, but welcome others including tap, musical theater, and hip-hop.
Direct and choreograph the spring musical.
BA or BFA in Theater, Dance, Musical Theater or equivalent professional experience with a different degree are preferred.
Please submit cover letter, c.v., and three references to Anne Glass, Head of School, at email@example.com.
About Purnell School
The Purnell School is a creative and progressive boarding and day school for girls who learn differently. Our community of research-dedicated faculty and staff serve grades 9-12 and post-grad students who strive to think outside the box and dance to their own beat. The Purnell School transforms the lives of young women with learning differences. For girls with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, executive functioning, auditory processing disorder, and other language and attention-based learning differences, we are a haven. For girls with school and home-based learning challenges who thrive in a small learning environment, we are their match.
The Purnell School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in community and does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Purnell School is a nonsectarian independent school located in Pottersville, NJ, an hour from New York City.