ICON Arts Academy

Dance Faculty Member

School information:

ICON Arts Academy is a performing arts boarding high school located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. Our mission is to provide students with a safe, interdisciplinary, and holistic arts education with a focus on designing a path specific to each learner’s personal artistic goals.

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We are building a team of innovative educators, artists, and leaders to guide our students’ daily learning.

At ICON, we are seeking a Dance faculty member to design and implement a progressive dance curriculum to grow students in classical ballet and modern dance, composition, and contemporary dance. This faculty member will design and teach a dance curriculum to students in grades 9-12, as well as direct/co-direct student-led performances.

General Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced dance artist-pedagogue to develop and build our Dance program. In this role, you will curate a comprehensive curriculum that develops students’ skill in the areas of their chosen concentration: classical or contemporary. At the most basic level, your work will consist of developing strong and trusting relationships with our students both within the classroom and in performance settings, guiding them to achieve their artistic goals. More broadly, you will also innovate and collaborate with other artist-pedagogues as well as students across disciplines to support successful student-led productions.

You will collaborate with the music, theater arts, and design and production faculty on the ICON Artistic Team (IAT), headed up by the Artistic Director (AD) and facilitated by the Curriculum and Instruction Director (CID). This team will
ensure students’ artistic curricular goals are being met and that the most effective and research-driven pedagogical practices are in place inside ICON classrooms. You will serve as the first touchpoint for all dance students at ICON when they need guidance and curricular support. You will communicate student progress with families as outlined by the IAT and be available to provide feedback to your students as they progress through the dance program.

The Dance Faculty position reports to the CID and is supported by the ICON Leadership Team (ILT).

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