Hip Hop Dance Teacher (0.4 FTE)

Teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) provide students with a supportive and challenging environment that is responsive to multiple learning styles, emphasizes learning through the arts, and integrates critical and creative thinking throughout the curriculum. Since 1996, PVPA has prepared students for higher education by employing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

PVPA has an opportunity for a dynamic hip hop dance teacher beginning in August 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with students in grades 7-12 and collaborating with colleagues. The hip hop dance curriculum includes technique, choreography, and improvisation, as well as history and culture. Students are assessed through a variety of methods using a standards-based grading system with the goal of supporting and challenging each student.


  • Teach two blocks (classes): one all-levels hip hop dance class for grades 7 and 8, and one all-levels hip hop dance class for grades 9-12
  • Prepare curricula and instructional materials based on set departmental learning objectives
  • Assess student work and provide timely feedback to students and parents via PowerSchool online grading system
  • Plan and facilitate a daily, half-day Paideia workshop (three-week January intersession)
  • Attend and participate in regular faculty collaborative time meetings and school-wide professional development activities as applicable
  • Attend and participate in meetings with students and/or parents/guardians as scheduled, including an evening open house, and parent-teacher conferences
  • Participate in school-wide events that occur during the school day
  • Assist with other faculty administrative duties as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CORI and Fingerprint background checks

Preferred Requirements:

  • Two to five years of experience teaching dance in a public or private school/studio, preferably at the middle or high school levels
  • Knowledge of discipline curriculum standards
  • Eligible for “Highly Qualified” teacher status
  • Massachusetts teaching license in subject area
  • Computer literacy

Supervised by: Director of Teacher Development/Director of Arts and Academics

Calendar: School year (ten months) 


Please provide a written response to the following:

At PVPA, we work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff share the responsibility of creating a caring environment in which learning and equitable treatment can occur. Please describe any personal background, training, work or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal. PLEASE SUBMIT THIS AS AN ATTACHMENT.

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Please apply to job # 3106436 at schoolspring.com


EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.