Saint Andrew’s School celebrates having a robust and active Performing Arts program for its students in Grades JK-12. Coursework in Music, Dance, and Drama provides students with exciting opportunities to explore their talents across a range of genres and styles; through their teaching, instructors encourage creativity, self-expression, the development of artistic craft, critical thinking, and collaboration. For this important leadership role, the School seeks a culturally competent, highly organized team-player who is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and communicate well with a variety of constituents, including faculty, students, families, and the larger school community. This opening provides an opportunity to lead a thriving department and continue a tradition of a commitment to the arts at Saint Andrew’s.
Position Title: Director of Performing Arts
Reports to: JK-12 Dean of Faculty
The Director of Performing Arts collaborates with the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Studies and the Lower, Middle and Upper School division heads in the development and delivery of mission-aligned curriculum and instructional practices. The director is responsible for leading the successful implementation of high-quality educational programs and managing the professional performance of the faculty in instructor roles for the courses in music, dance and drama. The director provides leadership oversight and manages the budget for the six major productions: the LS Musical, the MS Musical, the US Fall Play, the US Musical, Novemberfest, and the Spring Ballet; the director is responsible for directing one of the two Upper School productions (Fall Play or Winter Musical). The director is also expected to collaborate with the school leadership to organize and facilitate musical interludes during celebratory community events such as Homecoming, Lessons and Carols, the holiday concert, Grandparents Day performances, admissions open houses, and other events as directed by the Head of School.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Dean of Faculty to manage the support and development of departmental faculty according to the Guide to Performance Management
Collaborate with the Dean of Studies, division heads and department faculty to develop and implement the scope and sequence of academic coursework, curricular content, course material, and assessment practices
Collaborate with the Dean of Studies and division heads regarding faculty teaching assignments, in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty
Collaborate with the division head and Dean of Studies regarding student placement in department courses
Serve on the hiring committee for departmental faculty
Manage the department budget
Oversee the daily operation of the department
Set departmental goals and hold regularly scheduled department meetings
Work with parents, faculty, and relevant senior administrators when student concerns arise
Manage department representation at school-wide events (i.e. open houses; curriculum coffees)
Coordinate department-specific events (i.e. Poetry House, Math Games)
Teach up to three sections
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty or Head of School
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
A strong background in curriculum and instruction
Significant teaching experience
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Clear written and oral communication skills
Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including: selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws.
About Saint Andrew's School
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.