Shawnigan Lake School has a one-hundred year old tradition of excellence, specializing in a complete education. As the largest boarding school in Canada, Shawnigan is always looking for teachers to inspire young minds and contribute to life on campus. We offer a competitive compensation package and a nurturing, family-friendly workplace.
Shawnigan Lake School is seeking a Dance Specialist to join our faculty in September 2019. Working collaboratively with all members of the Fine Art department, the individual we seek will have experience with teaching dance in a variety of areas to a variety of levels of dancers. Fostering our growing program to complement our performing arts offerings will be a key aspect of this role. The successful applicant will have experience instructing students in the history of dance of various cultures and societies, basic anatomy as it relates to movement, and the importance of nutrition.
This one-year position is 0.6 FTE.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of a teacher at Shawnigan Lake School is a vital one that requires not only individuals who are experts in their area of study, but who also bring a passion for learning and a love of working with youth. Because Shawnigan is a boarding school, teaching and learning does not only occur during the classroom day, but throughout the day, including evenings and weekends, and in all areas of interaction. A Shawnigan teacher must fully embody the mission, vision and values of the School and consistently model these at all times.
Reporting directly to both the Assistant Head – Academics and the Academic Department Head, a teacher at Shawnigan carries their assigned load of classes while meeting all of Shawnigan’s prep, planning, and reporting protocols as expected in the teaching profession. In addition to teaching to align with the BC Ministry of Education or Advanced Placement curriculum, teachers are expected to work collaboratively with fellow department members and across departments to design and deliver content that challenges our students and prepares them for their postsecondary endeavours. Availability outside of the classroom day to support students in their learning through tutorials or enrichment opportunities is expected.
Teachers are also expected to be involved in the full Shawnigan program outside of the classroom day in the following ways:
Only candidates holding certification to teach Dance within British Columbia by September 1, 2019 will be considered. Candidates must also hold post-secondary education or equivalent in Dance.
Experience coaching a sport, instructing a fine art, or running an activity in one of the following areas will be considered an asset: Basketball, Ceramics, Choral Music, Community Service, Dance, Debate, Design, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Instrumental Music, Leadership, Mechanics, Media Arts, Model United Nations, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Pursuits, Robotics, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Studio Art, Tennis, Volleyball, Woodwork, Yearbook
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Wendy Milne, Assistant Head – Academics. Competition closes February 28, 2019