Summary: Pacific Ridge School seeks candidates for the position of Teacher of Performing Arts, Dance. This appointment will be effective immediately. At Pacific Ridge School, our mission statement drives all of our work: In a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.
In support of Pacific Ridge’s mission, teachers are expected to teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the School, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. The role of teacher at Pacific Ridge School is a pivotal, dynamic position on campus. A full-time teaching position includes teaching four sections along with community responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan for and teach curriculum relevant to teaching load
Collaborate with co-teachers and grade level team members
Communicate with students and parents in a timely and professional manner
Participate in school events (including but not limited to, Back to School Night and Parent Conferences), field trips, global travel, chaperone duties, and faculty meetings
Provide leadership in service learning, clubs, and/or advisory as assigned
Support the PRS Mission
Other duties as assigned in partnership with the Dean of Faculty or Division Heads
Qualifications and Education Requirements (including licenses or certifications)
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (with emphasis in dance)
At least three years teaching experience preferred, ideally at the secondary school level
Experience with teaching a variety of dance styles (emphasis on hip-hop, jazz and contemporary) and techniques to middle and high school students from beginner to advanced level
Ability to choreograph routines and select appropriate music for performances/concerts
Experience to teach techniques in a class setting preferred
Other Preferred Skills
Experience with and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching
Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary learning and teaching
This is a temporary assignment for approximately 3 to 6 weeks.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to Mr. Tim Betzala, Dean of Faculty.
About Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School is a college preparatory co-educational independent school, offering a rich and challenging program to 560 students in grades 7-12. Pacific Ridge School opened in 2007; finished its permanent high school building in 2010, and its athletic center in 2012. We opened a permanent middle school/administration building and STEAM facility in 2015. Please visit our website at https://www.pacificridge.org/ for more information on our mission and programs.