Coordinator, Performing Arts

Pittsburgh, PA, US
Jun 13, 2019
Provide leadership and support to district's Arts Education Department with researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive, cutting edge performing arts programs (music, dance, and theatre arts) . The Coordinator contributes to improving teaching quality to improve student arts learning, and will train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Arts Education

Support Administrator Salary Schedule, Level 3 (Starting at $95, 042)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Candidate must be committed to continuous improvement with the fundamental goal of advancing student achievement in an urban public school district. In addition, we are seeking candidates with the following educational and experiential requirements and knowledge, skills, and abilities:

-Bachelor's degree in arts education related field. Master's degree preferred.
-PDE-issued Principal or Supervisory certification
-Instructional certification in Music or Communications
-Formal Experiences in 2 or more areas: Music, Dance, Theater
-At a minimum, 3 years of successful teaching experience.
-Demonstrated success working with and through people in establishing goals, objectives and action plans to produce expected goals.
-Must be committed to maintaining a high standard within our arts education programs.

Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:
-National Core Arts Standards (Dance, Music, Theatre); and PA Academic Standards for Arts and Humanities.
-Best practices in the field of Performing Arts Education
-Project management.
-Strategic planning
-Principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the consistent and effective administration and advancement of specified arts projects.
-Appropriate curricula and instructional programs for all students.
-District's organization, operations, policies, and objectives.

Candidate must demonstrate abilities such as:
-Strong interpersonal skills including ability to resolve conflict and to lead and build teams on a District-wide, large scale basis.
-Work cooperatively and effectively with administrators, colleagues, teachers, parents, students, and the community.
-Effectively advocate for the District's goals in arts education.
-Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
-Prepare narrative and statistical reports.
-Meet schedules and timelines.
-Work independently with minimal direction.
-Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, particularly in writing curriculum for Performing Arts (dance, music, theater arts).
-Use computer applications including word processing, presentation, and database software programs.
-Write grants and/or complete applications for county, state, and federal funding proposals/resources.
-Demonstrate sensitivity to ethnic, religious, cultural and sexual differences.

Residency Requirements: No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions:
1. Work collaboratively with the Senior Program Officer of Arts Education and the Coordinator of Visual and Media Arts to create and implement arts education programs aligned with Pittsburgh Public Schools initiatives.

2. Provide instructional leadership for performing arts programs and formulates and continually update guidelines for curricula in grades PK-12.

3. Coordinate and implement ongoing, performing arts professional development opportunities for PPS teachers (both single-day events and multi-session courses), collaborating with a team of performing arts teacher leaders.

4. Seek out and disseminate performing arts training, education, career-development and performance opportunities for PPS students and teachers.

5. Supervise the FIRST3 support program for new and pre-tenure performing arts teachers; identify newly hired performing arts teachers to participate in the program; promote program to schools; mentor and support emerging teachers.

6. Actively seek new research, regulations, and practices relevant to performing arts to improve professional practice and align support strategies to district strategic goals and disseminate to teachers.

7. Serve as a performing arts liaison to parents, teachers, students and the community.

8. Represent the district at state level meetings related to performing arts.

9. Collaboratively plan and implement the overall aspects of the annual All-City arts festivals, events and performances.

10. Coordinate the participation in national and statewide performing arts competitions (i.e. PMEA Fests & Festivals, National Honor Ensembles, etc.)

11. Prepare and manage appropriate budgets.

12. Coordinate, review and manage appropriate performing arts assessments.

13. Prepare all necessary written reports and analyses related to operations in performing arts.

14. Provide growth, supervision and evaluation of itinerant performing arts teachers.

15. Conduct informal observations for all performing arts teachers and formal observations for itinerant teachers and provide constructive and focused feedback to improve teaching practices.

16. Manages and maintains current musical instrument inventory system levels; and tracks repair requests.

17. Other duties as specified by the Senior Program Officer for Arts Education.

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).

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