Artist in Residence in Classical Ballet

Saratoga Springs, NY
Jun 06, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001662

Job Title: Artist in Residence in Classical Ballet

Department: Dance

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 9 Months

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Position band/level: Faculty

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Job Summary: The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites qualified applicants for the position of Artist in Residence in Classical Ballet. This is a full-time, three-year renewable position that will begin September 1st, 2018. The Dance Department at Skidmore College has a long tradition of excellence and is committed to maintaining integrity and rigor in both classical ballet and contemporary dance training within a liberal arts setting. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential.

The qualified candidate must be an experienced ballet teacher who has considerable performance experience with a professional ballet company. A degree (BS, BFA, MFA, PhD) is desirable, but candidates with professional equivalency will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching ballet technique, pointe class and classical variations as well as staging adapted repertoire and/or creating new choreography for student performances. Additional experience desired may include one or more of the following areas: men's technique, character dance, pas de deux, pedagogy, dance history or choreography.

In addition to teaching, the artist in residence will be expected to sustain a creative and/or scholarly research profile as well as engage in departmental service. The successful candidate will fill an integral role in Skidmore's dance faculty and be expected to work collaboratively to foster the creative growth of the department.

For information on the Department of Dance, please go to the website:

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications: Professional experience as a ballet performer/teacher.

Preferred Qualifications: BFA, MFA or PhD

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Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae

Optional Applicant Documents: Other

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates for the position should fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: letter of application and CV/Resume. We do strongly encourage you to also attach a teaching and/or staging video link, or if a choreographer, samples of your work. Save this last document into a pdf or word file format to attachto the area called "Other". Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referee's will be emailed once you've completed the application process.

The system will only support Word or PDF files up to 1.9MB. If you receive an error message while uploading, please make sure your document meets the requirements above. You may have to reduce the size of your document to attach. All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

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Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result


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