Dance Coach - Payette High School

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Coaching Secondary Temporary / Seasonal Posted 2M ago

About this job

The Payette School District has the following openings for the 2024-2025 school year:

Dance Coach - Payette High School


Idaho Teaching Certification preferred
American Sport Education Program Certification or National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association Certification preferred
Certification in first aid and CPR
Demonstrated knowledge of Dance, choreography, performance training, conditioning, kinesiology and injury prevention
Related experience as determined by the Board
Ability to foster and sustain students' interest in the activity and promote skill development
Possess good organizational skills
Knowledge of and proper use of fundraising
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work well with students, parents, community, and colleagues
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Building Principal and Athletics/Activities Director


To motivate and develop each performer’s skills, attitudes, and habits that will guide them toward success, personal growth, and good character. To provide examples of fair play, team building, and respect. Provide leadership and motivation to excel.


Attend all tryouts, practice meetings, and in-school events, and supervise students during related field trips and other out-of-school functions
Organize practice schedules and performance rosters
Develop strategies, choreography, and styles of dance
Attend out-of-school meetings, supervise fundraisers, assist students’ preparation for competitions
Coach individual participants of varying abilities in the skills necessary for achievement in Dance
Track student performance throughout the season and develop stat sheets on performers
Arrange with the athletics/activities director for any necessary transportation
Ensure the safety of the students and maintain responsibility for the security of equipment and facilities and ensure that safety equipment is used correctly
Maintain responsibility for uniforms and props and keep a detailed list of inventory
Cooperate with the high school bookkeeper regarding proper fundraising, ordering supplies, and maintain proper account management following bookkeeping guidelines.
Comply with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy about medical procedures and student-athletes, including the district’s concussion policy
Ensure that students are eligible to participate, have sufficient grades, and that they have had any necessary physical examinations
Actively promote the dance program, seek student participation, and select team members
Model positive behavior, maintain a supportive environment, and remain professional, even when tension is high
Maintain high standards of conduct for student performers, including respect and fair play
Adhere to Payette High School policy for student performers and related activities
Candidates may submit an application, cover letter, resume, and (3) current letters of recommendation


This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms outlined in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Position open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.


All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.