Established in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers. Attracting students from across the country and around the world, NBS is the only ballet academy in North America to provide elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the same campus. The School’s progressive curriculum, with its emphasis on the physical and emotional well-being of the student, has put NBS at the forefront of dance training internationally.
Making dance relevant to all persons through its philosophy of ‘sharing dance’ sees NBS engaging a diverse mix of participants, from school children to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, in both on and off-site classes.
Canada’s National Ballet School is currently accepting applications for the regular full-time position of:
The Academic Vice-Principal will be a skilled, committed, talented, and progressive educator with a demonstrated dedication to student achievement. The incumbent will assist the Academic Principal in the management of an academic program for 160 highly motivated Canadian and international dance students enrolled in grades 6 through 12, to ensure that students have an academic education which complements their dance training and maximizes their educational and career options.
Under the leadership of the Academic Principal, the incumbent will serve as a model for excellence both in and out of the classroom. The Academic Vice-Principal will work in concert with NBS faculty for the development of individual success and self-esteem among the students and the faculty in the school. Additionally, the faculty and the Academic Vice-Principal will encourage, support, and nurture students in their pursuit of excellence both in dance and in the classroom.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (in concert with the Academic Principal):
- Manages all components of the academic program for grades 6 to 12; develops and follows a unique curriculum designed for potential ballet artists;
- Manages the daily activities of the academic school;
- Conducts the usual duties of a guidance counsellor; in addition, evaluates transcripts and school records for Canadian and international students; prepares university applications and recommendations for current students and alumni;
- Manages and provides leadership to the academic teachers;
- Works in close collaboration with the Artistic Director in ensuring the health and well-being of students; consults with Head of Residence and Manager of Physiotherapy, Ballet and Academic Staff; participates in Consultant meetings regarding the progress and needs of individual students;
- Directs, controls, and evaluates the academic component of the School’s programs; acts as spokesperson presenting the academic program to the public, Ministry of Education, or other government bodies;
- Assumes ongoing communication with parents regarding parent concerns as they relate to the quality of the academic education;
- Ensures the safety, security, comfort, health of students as required by the Education Act by co-ordinating fire drills, ensuring cleanliness and safety of academic classrooms, labs, school facilities; protecting the rights of children;
- Teaches courses; supervises detentions; invigilates exams; takes “on call” classes or relieves teachers as required; co-ordinates student use of the Independent Learning Centre;
- Oversees the maintenance of Ontario Student Records (OSR) and students’ transcripts as per applicable legislation;
- Co-ordinates all extra-curricular activities.
- Master’s degree plus Principals’ Course, Part 1 and 2; complemented by significant teaching and administrative experience at the elementary and/or secondary levels;
- Member of the Ontario College of Teachers;
- Excellent knowledge of the Education Act, including curriculum guidelines and maintenance of records;
- Comprehensive knowledge of legal requirements and issues relating to the operation of a private school;
- Good knowledge of the applicable sections of the Young Offender's Act and Public Health Act as they impact on the operation of a school;
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills; with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and handle a high volume of work;
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills;
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet.
Canada’s National Ballet School is located at 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6.
Please visit www.nbs-enb.ca for more information.
NBS is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known.
NBS thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.