Part-time Faculty (Academy)

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    Teach in the School as directed by Academy Principal 

    Exhibit a strong knowledge of Classical Ballet 

    Learn and implement syllabus for Academy Division, ensuring that program of study follows the artistic vision of Nashville Ballet 

    Possess strong awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents 

    Recognize that children respond to situations and environments differently 

    Actively participate in individual and group faculty meetings and workshops regarding syllabus development and implementation 

    Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance and performance in class 

    With the supervision of the Academy Principal, coordinate parent/student conferences and/or communication related to student performance as needed 

    Assist Academy Principal and artistic staff in the coordination and direction of all student performances  

    Enforce school uniform and grooming policies 

    Other duties as needed 


Work Requirements and Qualifications:

1.    Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; pedagogy training required

2.    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

    Ability to provide leadership  

    Ability to make decisions and solve problems 

    Previous experience teaching children 


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Disclaimer Statement:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename, i.e. JohnSmith.pdf, to sdey@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Part-Time Faculty” as the email’s subject line. 

1.    A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references. 

2.    A résumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience. 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.  

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration. Thank you!


Benefits include free classes, complimentary/discounted tickets to certain performances, 401k participation after reaching a threshold of hours worked within the year


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