Director of Education

We are searching for a visionary Director of Education to provide senior leadership and strategy for our School and Community programs. Reporting to the Founder & Director, the Director of Education is full-time, senior level role with a significant portfolio of responsibilities, overseeing both our on-site and off-site programs. These programs include our programs for students of all ages at our South End studios as well as a number of after-school and in-school residencies in schools, and workshops and performances at dozens of partner sites throughout the year. Additional community programs include Movement Mends workshops in DYS juvenile detention centers and other sites, and Dance with Parkinson's classes in Boston and Cambridge.


Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and delivering quality programming for children to adults of all levels
  • Teaching regularly in School and/or Community programs yearround
  • Cultivating and sustaining partnerships for all education programs, both on-site and off-site
  • Identifying, selecting, and supporting Urbanity's diverse faculty of teaching artists
  • Developing and implementing curriculum based on students' needs and the organization’s vision
  • Evaluating programming and reporting data collection to board, donors, grantmakers, and other constituents
  • Working with senior staff to develop and manage budgets for all programs
  • Representing Urbanity at a range of public events
  • Overseeing Urbanity's Access and Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • Managing program planning timelines in support of marketing, fundraising, and administration
  • Planning and leading regular faculty trainings and classroom observations
  • Collaborating with Urbanity staff and partner site contacts to secure funding for select programs


This role directly manages the Education Coordinator and the faculty, collaborates frequently with other staff members, and assists the organization in staffing or being present for Company performances and other events.

Please note, as a performing arts organization, this role may require working late afternoon and/or evening hours, as well occasional weekend obligations.


  • Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum 4-5 years of experience in teaching dance; experience teaching both in studio classrooms and urbanity community-based settings is required
  • Supervisory experiences within education or program delivery environments, preferably in dance or other arts education roles
  • Demonstrable professionalism and effective interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Passion for arts education with a strong belief in the empowering impact of contemporary dance and movement as defined through previous employment, internships, volunteerism, coursework, and/or personal pursuits
  • Understanding of arts education, arts integration, and national arts standards
  • Ability to create safe, welcoming, and inspiring artistic environment for all learners
  • Strong writing and speaking skills to support public-facing communications, programs, and events serving diverse audiences


Urbanity Dance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff. We especially encourage applications from people of color, women, and members of the LGTBQIA community. 


How To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Betsi Graves, Director, at

Apply by:
November 30, 2017

Range: $40-43k, DOE; benefits, PTO, and professional development funds offered in package