Tiger Girls Dance Team - Assistant Coach (Part-Time)
St. Agnes Academy
Location: HOUSTON, Texas
Type: Part Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: SAAtac
Duration: Varies based on dance events scheduled throughout year
Reporting to: Director of Dance, Director of Fine & Performing Arts
FLSA: exempt – per school contract
Schedule: Monday through Friday (plus scheduled events)
Hours: Varies based on dance events
Rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy challenges young women through exceptional academic preparation and transformational experiences to lead with integrity, joy, and a commitment to social justice.
The Tiger Girls (TG) Dance Team Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the TG Head Coach in all aspects of the selection, training and coaching of the Tiger Girls Dance Team and their optimum performance both on the field and at public appearances.
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community.
Develop an active faith community and model Christian values.
Support prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff, and parent communities.
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters’ congregational goals.
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion by honoring the dignity of each member of the St. Agnes Academy community.
The main responsibilities of coaching support will include:
Being present for Tiger Girls (TG) practices, meetings, and performances (as required by Head Coach) which may include:
Tiger Girls practice before school during the Zero period from 6:30 am – 7:40 am
Small and select ensemble practice as needed
Collaborate on master calendar of practices, performances, events, and team socials
Help maintain and enforce dance team constitution
Help create practice schedule and oversee dance training/choreography
Assistant choreograph half-time, sideline, contest, and show routines, as needed
Polish and maintain all performance routines
Help coordinate competition schedule
Help set transportation expectations for all events
Help coordinate team meals for performance days and long workshops
Provide assistance in maintaining TG social media handles and collaborate with SAA Arts and St. Agnes social media personnel
Attend summer training camps, as needed.
Help maintain leadership development for officers throughout the year
Conduct competition research as needed
Help set the summer training schedules & oversee “Summer Dance Hours” requirement
Help Issue team uniforms with contract for care, cleaning instructions, and return policy
Help coordinate team pictures, as needed
Help maintain master attendance sheet
Help select dancers and alternates for formations and contest performances
Help organize 8th grade visit performances that take place during community time, as needed
Help prepare competition workshops, as needed
Help plan travel
Help register Tiger Girls for various regional and national competitions, as needed
Assist in the training of solos, duets, trios, and ensembles (dancers usually work on these routines independently and audition to be entered into the various contests)
Help organize awards ceremony and end of year banquet
Help oversee the tryout process of Tiger Girls and Officers
Help oversee membership requirements and completion of athletic physicals
Assist in the collection of participation paperwork for tryouts and all summer camps, as needed
Commitment to embrace the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Completion of Safe Haven training
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred in dance or performance arts
Minimum of 5 years dance management/coaching experience
Extensive training in different forms of dance
Knowledgeable about physical training (kinesthetics)
Has held a leadership role on a school team (high school or college, academic/performing arts/sports-related team)
Hold a current and valid First Aid and CPR card
Familiar with today’s trends within the artform
Ability to work a flexible schedule including practices, nights, events, weekends, and traditional office hours as required
Excellent administrative, organizational and time management skills
Ability to manage a budget, prepare reports and meet deadlines
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet Explorer
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Professional attitude and appearance
Work Environment: St. Agnes Academy is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and highly competent faculty and staff.
This job operates in a professional/educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Work in a school dance studio setting.The duties of this position are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors. The noise level in the work environments is moderate to loud to during events.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and lifting a minimum of 25 lbs.
Additionally, employee constantly moves about the dance surface and facility, jumps, runs, crouches, squats, kneels, pushes, punches, lifts, and rolls while executing dance techniques.