Houston Christian High School (HC) is accepting applications for the full-time position of Dance Instructor to begin in August 2021.This position reports to the Performing Arts Department Chair and Principal and works in collaboration with other Visual and Performing Arts Teachers. Experience in teaching different levels of Dance is preferred and/or department leadership is beneficial.
Bachelor’s Degree, in Education, Dance or other relevant area, Master’s Degree preferred.
Teacher certification or equivalent required.
Classroom Experience (Experience in a high school classroom.)
A wide range of choreography and instruction experience in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Contemporary, Hip Hop, Novelty, World and Social Dance is strongly preferred.
Staging, lighting, and cleaning experience is beneficial.
Excellent verbal, visual, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficient in basic technology applications, electronic grade book and curricular software and hardware) (i.e. MS Word, Excel). Google Apps knowledge is beneficial (i.e. Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail).
Represent the school to the community and prospective students.
Committed to the mission and values of Houston Christian High School.
Qualified candidates must be skilled to provide Dance instruction, run an effective recruiting program, and be flexible to work with other Fine Arts personnel. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills, a willingness to mentor students and the ability to incorporate 21st Century Skills into the curriculum. The successful candidate will be energetic, creative, and possess a vision for excellence in Performing Arts at the high school level. A strong work ethic, a desire to achieve success, and a commitment to ongoing professional growth is necessary. Contribution to the life of the school outside the classroom is expected. Occasional after school, evening or weekend hours will be necessary. Some travel may be required.
Introduction to Dance
Provides the foundation in dance technique, terminology, choreography, performance, anddance history. Students explore various dance genres including ballet, jazz, hip hop,theater, and lyrical. Intro to Dance students perform at least two routines in the SpringDance Concert.
A mid-level dance course focusing on achieving greater body awareness and control,improving technique and flexibility, understanding terminology and the choreographyprocess, and becoming a more proficient and dynamic performer. Intermediate Dancestudents perform three routines in the Spring Dance Concert.
Silver Spurs Drill Team(meets during Fine Arts block in the morning before school)
Come and dance with the Silver Spurs Drill Team! We will learn different dance styles, aswell as prepare to perform at football games, pep rallies, and competition. You will get lotsof opportunities to perform throughout the year. Grades are NOT awarded for this Fine Arts blockclass. Tryouts are required.
Doxa Repertory Dance Company
Doxa Repertory Dance Company is a performance-based dance program showcasing thetalents and strengths of its members through a variety of dance styles. Being selected as amember of Doxa is a privilege and with it comes a responsibility to oneself, fellowcompany members, and one’s craft. As a Doxa member students will continue to honedance technique, while exploring the creative process of choreography and seekingopportunities to share that choreography with others.
Interested candidates may complete and submit the Houston Christian Professional Application with the Teacher philosophy questions, a cover letter, and resume to email@example.com. Instructions and the application are accessible from the Careers page at www.houstonchristian.org. Resumes are not reviewed without the complete HC application.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations. The School is a Religious Organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and accordingly reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.
Houston Christian High School inspires young people to lead by uniting faith, intellect and gifts to reach their greatest promise. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from public, private, and parochial schools across Houston. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which house the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). HC is located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, Texas, 77043.
Houston Christian High School engages students to become impactful leaders through an empowering, dynamic education within a spiritual worldview.
Houston Christian High School is a college preparatory school dedicated to the highest academic standards for the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals.
Inspiring young people to lead: uniting faith, intellect, and gifts to reach their greatest promise.
Houston Christian values, cultivates, and celebrates cultural, ethnic, religious, and academic diversity and is committed to strengthening the students' vision of honor, community, heritage, and scholarship through classroom experiences, curricular programs, and leadership initiatives.
This Organization practices Equal Employment Opportunity. We do not discriminate on the ground of race, color sex, age, disability, or national origin in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation or fringe benefits paid them.