Established in 1920, The Hewitt School is an independent K-12 girls’ school that empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Hewitt empowers and expects our community members to embrace multiple points of view, to engage others with empathy and integrity, and to champion equity and justice in all areas of our lives. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
The Hewitt School seeks a part-time (75%) dance teacher to work with our lower school students.
Instill a zest and appreciation for movement in our lower school students
Build confidence in one’s abilities as an artist and promote a positive self-image
Develop a dance curriculum that bridges technique with education
Teach dance classes for kindergarten through fourth grade in a developmentally appropriate manner, showcasing a logical progression in body awareness, mindfulness, gross motor steps, musicality, and performance skills
Collaborate with homeroom teachers and other specialists in the creation of inquiry-driven and student-centered projects
Choreograph both small and large-scale student performances
Communicate student growth through conferences and written reports
Attend in-school professional development, faculty meetings, and curriculum nights
Organize annual dance shoe fitting for students
A bachelor’s degree in dance or dance education or a professional dance credential from an accredited training program
A proven record of success in teaching students in school settings
Experience working with young children and knowledge of child development
Ability to collaborate and work well with others
A master’s degree in dance or dance education
An expertise in dance and a history of performing
Demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education and social justice
Culturally responsive approach to teaching
Fluency in multiple student-centered instructional approaches
Commitment to student life
Proven dedication to professional growth and purpose-driven practice
Professional practice and ability to model contemplation as part of intellectual exploration
TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade twelve with 530 students. Our mission is to provide a rigorous and stimulating academic program that encourages independent thinking and creativity. The school values each girl’s individual talents and encourages respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others. Hewitt’s small size and supportive environment enable each student to reach her full potential and to become a responsible and socially aware leader. In keeping with its motto “By Faith and Courage,” Hewitt seeks to instill in each girl lifelong faith in herself, personal integrity, and the courage to face challenges with confidence. Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, board of trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.