The Performing Arts Connection

31 Union AvenueThe Performing Arts Connection
Sudbury, MA 01776

Date Posted:
April 22, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Directors and Choreographers for Summer Youth Theater Program



We are seeking experienced teaching artists for Directing and Choreography positions this summer.  Enjoyment in teaching dance of a variety of styles, levels and ages, and the ability to communicate effectively is a must. Candidates with an eagerness to learn and collaborate and who exhibit flexibility in meeting individual student needs and goals are seriously sought. We are seeking to hire teachers who have a stand-out work ethic and desire to grow.

Positions Available

1. Dance Teacher for Pre-School Summer Mini-Camps and Fall Classes – 4 weeks available from 8:30am-12:30pm in June, July, and August; 1 day per week available in the Fall for general combo classes

2. Director/Choreographer for Summer Theater Workshops – 4 weeks available from June 28-July 30 (musicals include The Addams Family, Bye Bye Birdie, and Seussical, Kids with ages ranging from 7-14).


The Performing Arts Connection is a dynamic, busy, and inclusive dance and performing arts studio for all ages that is proudly entering its 15th season. At TPAC, our team is made up of vibrant, positive and engaged staff members. We work in a collaborative, supportive and encouraging environment where we embrace a team mentality. Team members draw upon their natural friendliness and authentic warm selves to contribute to TPAC’s supportive culture and the result is that our studio families have an incredible experience every step of the way. Our motto is “everyone gets to be in the limelight” and building confidence in our students is of the highest priority. We seek candidates who are passionate about performing arts education and caring about relationships with students, families, and colleagues. If you want to be a part of an arts organization that makes an impact in the lives of students of all ages, then we want to hear from you.


One thing is true about all of the adults on our team: our priority is in ensuring students’ safety, happiness, and success. Though we each have different ways of doing things (which is good!), we are always on the same page when it comes to our core values.

Our hiring process focuses on finding people with the right mindsets and the right fit. We’ve found our process to be very successful in building a studio culture where staff are positive, take risks, and are focused on improving yet also open about areas for growth.

All Staff at TPAC

-Love and nurture all of our students;

-Take personal responsibility and work collaboratively to ensure that all students learn and grow, understanding that the progress of our students is directly under our control;

-Hold themselves to the highest standards;

-Push and support themselves, their students, and their colleagues;

-Proactively seek and incorporate feedback;

-Are deeply passionate and committed to the work and our organizational values


Teachers may work with our youngest students in our pre-school program as well as our most experienced high school students. Responsibilities include teaching on a weekly basis, preparing students for competitions/performances, providing student feedback, communicating with parents and team members on a regular basis, and attending studio rehearsals and events.

-Submit necessary curriculum documents (e.g. lesson plans) as requested

-Maintain a productive, safe, and enthusiastic learning environment

-Maximize instruction time by keeping the flow of classroom activities moving smoothly and efficiently

-Uphold all studio policies within the classroom

-Infuse TPAC values, rigor, and joy into lessons

-Integrate feedback and goal-setting into lesson delivery

-Provide the differentiation and accommodations needed for the growth and success of all students; go above and beyond to ensure that all students are meeting appropriate standards

-Model strong written and verbal skills

-Supervise out of classroom settings such as arrival, transitions, lunch, and dismissal

-Invest time in knowing students and demonstrate an active interest in their well-being

-Meet expectations including punctuality and professionalism in conversation and in writing; consistently meet deadlines and communicate frequently and appropriately on progress on projects and goals.

-Reflect on professional practice through self-analysis and engagement in informal and formal feedback processes

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

This position is on-site. We have implemented many safety measures including closing our lobby to the general public, daily staff wellness checks, air purifiers, masks at all times, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, and more.


-Unwavering humility, patience, and kindness

-Professional demeanor

-Openness to work collaboratively to solve problems

-Ability to be self-directed and take initiative

-Organized and systems driven

-Fastidious and attentive to detail

-Basic principles of curriculum design

-Experience teaching ages 3-18 both on a recreational and advanced level. Previous teaching experience in the position(s) of interest is a must.

-The candidate must demonstrate skill, confidence, energy, vitality, commitment and expertise in working with students of all levels and abilities

-Degree in Dance, Voice, Theater and/or Education is preferred

-An ability to listen deeply and foster strong relationships

-Focused and calm under pressure

-Reliable transportation to Sudbury (no commuter rail access); travel stipend may be available

-Makes dance, voice, and/or theater accessible to performers of all levels and abilities through thoughtful teaching strategies and age- and level-appropriate lessons and rehearsals.

-Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others

-Flexible, patient, and eager to learn and work hard

-In addition to the schedules outlined above, all employees are expected to attend events, staff meetings, and trained (all paid)

How To Apply:

Please email with SUMMER TEACHERS in the Subject line along with the following:

1) Cover letter (please include why you want to work at our studio and what excites you most about the position)

2) Video introduction (60-90 seconds)

3) Resume

4) Please fill out our application form: The Performing Arts Connection Employee Application - Spring 2021 (2) (

4) Please take the skills test if applying through Indeed.

· Only candidates with previous teaching experience will be considered.

· While we appreciate all submissions only those offered an interview will be contacted.

· Please note that incomplete submissions will be discarded.

· No phone calls, please. No emails to TPAC’s office email address, please.

TPAC does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

Apply by:
May 01, 2021
$0 - $3,000
About this Organization:
The Performing Arts Connection is a full service dance and performing arts school for children, teenagers, and adults. We believe that anyone who wants to pursue dance and the performing arts should have a fun, safe, supportive, and exciting environment in which to train. TPAC is committed to building confidence in each student no matter his or her goals as a performer. We are thrilled to train beginners as well as those pursuing a professional career in the arts. At TPAC, we help build confidence every step of the way--no matter which shoes you choose!