The Dance Division at Boston Conservatory at Berklee seeks a full time Hip Hop artist to teach multiple studio and academic courses pertaining to hip hop and urban dance styles.
The ideal candidate will be an established hip hop artist with extensive performance, choreographic and educational experience. He/she will be a motivated and creative professional committed to excellence in education, a demonstrated record of successful collaboration, and possessing an ability to thrive in a workplace that promotes cultural diversity and understanding.
The ideal candidate will have a history of helping students achieve a significant level of mastery, and will be committed to establishing a forward-thinking pedagogy for multi-genre performers.
This is a full-time faculty position reporting directly to both the Chair and Dean of Dance. Initial appointment to begin September 1, 2019 with a renewable contract. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Studio teaching of all levels of hip hop and urban dance styles to Conservatory dance majors, as well as students in various majors at both the Conservatory and the College
Teaching academic courses pertaining to the history and evolution of hip hop and urban dance styles
Choreographing for main stage performances and various special events
Dance Division academic advising
Performing service-to-the-college, which is project based and negotiated with the Chair.
Actively participate and support the goals and mission of the Dance Division, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the larger Berklee institution
Bachelor's degree, minimum; MFA preferred; or equivalent professional experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability and willingness to collaborate with other faculty members and other departments at both the Conservatory and the College.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Internal Number: R0000913
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.