K-12 Coordinator of Performing Arts
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 Professional Development 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 Hiring 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 Parent Engagement Sit on the board of the Friends of Lexington Music, Art and Drama Students (FoLMADS) Coordinate with the FoLMADS board for: Fund Raising Grant distribution Ushers and support for LHS performances Community outreach Facilities Management 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 Performance Calendar 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) Minimum Qualifications: 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.
Lexington Public Schools
Kari Grossman
146 Maple Street