K-12 Coordinator of Performing Arts
As a leader in public education with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence recognized as a “Top Place to Work” in 2014 by the Boston Globe, the Lexington Public Schools is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced educator with exceptional leadership skills to serve as the district’s K-12 Performing Arts Coordinator.
The K-12 Coordinator of Performing Arts leads and oversees the district’s thriving performing arts program. The position is 80% administrative and 20% teaching.
Lexington, Massachusetts is a residential suburb 14 miles west of Boston with a population of 32,000. Approximately 6,900 students attend its six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
Leads the department in developing, articulating, and implementing vision, mission, and curriculum for the K-12 performing arts program
Supervision and Evaluation
Responsible, along with building administrators, for the supervision and evaluation of:
29 K-12 Music and Drama faculty
Coordinators’ administrative assistant, in conjunction with Visual Arts Coordinator
Secondary Technical Director
Provides leadership for the planning, development, and implementation of performing arts educators’ professional learning
Demonstrates a commitment to continuous growth and learning for self and members of department
Responsible, along with building administrators, for conducting the hiring process for:
Music and Drama K-12 Faculty
Coordinators’ administrative assistant
Secondary Technical Director
Stipended positions in need of filling
Budget Development and Implementation
Responsible for the preparation and management of the Performing Arts operating budget
Responsible for the management of the LPS Performing Arts revolving fund
Responsible for overseeing the LHS Student Activity accounts
Sit on the board of the Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students (FoLMADS)
Coordinate with the FoLMADS board for:
Ushers and support for LHS performances
Will act as the point person for facilities availability at LHS for Performing Arts classroom, performance spaces and Commons areas
Will coordinate with Department of Public Facilities for availability and usage at LHS for Outside Rentals
Provides updates the electronic Database (SchoolDude) throughout the year as changes occur
In conjunction with faculty responsible for:
Preparing the LPS Performing Arts calendar
Updating the LPS Performing Arts calendar
Communications and Community Outreach
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Performing Arts Website
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a personal teacher’s website
Participation in Various Committees and Councils
The Performing Arts Coordinator is a member of the following administrative groups:
LHS Leadership Team (Curriculum and Building Administrators)
Middle School Cabinet (Curriculum and Building Administrators)
Elementary School Cabinet (Curriculum and Building Administrators)
K - 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12 and K-12 Curriculum Coordinators
LHS Department Heads
Joint Council (System-wide administrators)
Master’s degree in music, drama, theater, performing arts, educational leadership/arts administration, and/or other field(s) as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools;
Valid Massachusetts educator licensure as an arts educator (music /drama/dance) and as a Supervisor/Director;
Demonstrated record of successful leadership in the performing arts.
Work Year: The teacher’s work year plus 12 days (196 days). Start date August 27, 2018, 12 additional days may begin July 1, 2018
Salary and Benefits: Salary and other benefits in accordance with the Association of Lexington Administrators’ Contract.
Application Deadline: When Filled
Please apply online https://phlaptweb20.applitrack.com/lexingtonma/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=2448.
Applications will be considered only when the online application is completed and a cover letter, resume, three (3) letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.
Lexington Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to increase the diversity of its workforce.