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Organization: Festival Dance and Performing Arts/University of Idaho Dance Program
Job Location: Moscow, ID
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Start Date: August 2015

For Festival Dance Academy: The candidate will provide approximately 12 hours per week of instruction in dance technique to students enrolled in Festival Dance Academy classes (ages 4-18).  Includes choreography for the annual Spring Concert and other performances as necessary.  Additionally, approximately 5 hours of in-office academy support each week-various duties as assigned.

For University of ID Dance Program: The candidate will provide 6 hours per week of high-quality instruction in university-level ballet courses and 3 hours per week of university-level dance technique in another discipline depending on background. The candidate will be required to complete a comprehensive syllabus for each course taught, attend all required meetings, keep record of student attendance/assignments, uphold UI Dance policies and procedures, create a safe and positive learning environment, follow fair assessment practices, adhere to FERPA guidelines, and report grades.

The qualified candidate will have an MA or MFA in Dance. Equivalent professional experience may also be considered.  Expertise in teaching and choreographing for a variety of ages and skill levels in ballet.  Background in additional movement disciplines is desired.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials by email to Abby Glanville.

  • Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • Contact information for four references 
  • A link to video of choreography OR a DVD (2 complete works and clips as desired)

You may also mail these materials to the address below.
Festival Dance and Performing Arts
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2403
Moscow, ID  83844