About Us-

Our Mission Statement: To train and inspire students of all ages in the performing arts while instilling the qualities of confidence, self-discipline, creativity, and respect for others.

The SPINDRIFT SCHOOL of PERFORMING ARTS was established in 1994 by Pacifica residents and musicians, Martha Phillips-Bootzin & Alexander Bootzin. Martha passed away in 2008 but her legacy remains and is a huge presence in this community we love so much.  As Pacifica’s only non-profit performing arts school, SSPA has grown into a vibrant community organization. We provide high quality performing arts experiences and training by way of youth performances, classes, private lessons, year-round camps, and school site programs to well over 3000 students each year, in Pacifica and beyond.

We have worked hard to establish roots here in the community by providing a stable base for children to train in the arts with the best artists possible to train them. Because of the overwhelming support by the community, students and families, and the local school districts, we have grown in leaps and bounds over the past 27+ years.

UPDATED 4/12/2022 –

To apply, please send resume, references, and letter of interest in the body of your email to rebecca@spindriftschool.org.

Spindrift School of Performing Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization in Pacifica CA, is seeking to hire experienced Dance and Theatre instructors for in-person classes and productions beginning this Fall and continuing thereafter. BA or MFA in Performing Arts is a plus, but not required. Experience in choreographing and/or directing professionally is a plus. Reliable and consistent transportation is a requirement, as our teachers work at several school sites in Pacifica and the surrounding communities. 

Opportunities Include: 

DIRECTOR OF DANCE-

Pacifica-based nonprofit, Spindrift School of Performing Arts (SSPA), seeks a Director of Dance to take on the exciting task of growing our unique dance department. Rooted in the desire to nurture the creative mover in every student, SSPA’s dance department is primed and ready to foster a new generation of young dancers.

The Director of Dance is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the dance department at SSPA:

~30hrs/week (~10 teaching hours @ $50/hr + ~20 administrative hours @ $20/hr)

Responsibilities-

  • Teach approximately 10hrs each week, with the ability to step into both introductory & high level classes when needed
  • Oversee all dance instructors, providing bi-yearly evaluations and regularly observing & monitoring the artistic integrity of all dance classes offered, both on-site and at our various outreach locations 
  • Assist instructors in finding substitutes when needed, both in planned and emergency situations 
  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of the Fall & Spring Dance Recitals
  • Act as the artistic head and primary instructor of our pre professional Spindrift Dance Company (SDC), selecting high-level instructors, arranging a schedule and coordinating all aspects of the final annual production 
  • In collaboration with the Director of Theatre, create class offerings/schedule for our Fall and Winter Sessions

Requirements-

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance or equivalent experience 
  • At least 5 year’s teaching experience; must be comfortable teaching all ages and levels
  • Strong technical foundation in ballet & modern; experience with jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop & tap strongly preferred 
  • Strong choreographic skills, with the ability to create multiple, high-level pieces each year
  • Must be local; residence within 20 minutes of Pacifica, CA strongly preferred

To apply, please send resume, references, and letter of interest in the body of your email to rebecca@spindriftschool.org.

Theatre Instructor:

  • Classes may include: Beginning/Intermediate Improvisation, Musical Theatre 1-2 (minor choreography skills required), Potential for In-School Drama Residency for Grades K-8 at local public schools.
  • Ideally available Summer Camps and Mini-Camps, held on school breaks throughout the year. 

To apply, please send resume, references, and letter of interest in the body of your email to rebecca@spindriftschool.org.

Dance Instructor: 

  • Classes may include: Beginning-Intermediate Hip Hop (ages 4 and up), Intermediate-Advanced Tap, Preschool Creative Movement. Potential to choreograph for our Spindrift Dance Company for the right fit. 
  • If you have a dance style that you are interested in teaching that we do not already offer, we are happy to discuss possibilities for adding that to our schedule and offerings. 
  • Ideally available for Summer Camps and Mini-Camps, held on school breaks throughout the year. 

Spindrift School is an extracurricular performing arts school serving youth in Pacifica and beyond, offering performing arts classes, private lessons, camps, and all-youth productions year round. We have been proudly serving our community since 1994. 

Job Type: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part time

Pay: $35-$50/hr teaching rate commensurate with experience/education + administrative pay $15hr. All training and onboarding will be conducted at $20/hr. 

Benefits: Paid sick leave after 90 days of employment

To apply, please send resume, references, and letter of interest in the body of your email to rebecca@spindriftschool.org.

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Spindrift School of Performing Arts (SSPA), a 25 year old, non-profit 501(c)3, extracurricular performing arts school serving Pacifica and the neighboring communities seeks an organized and flexible, part time Production Manager to coordinate their year round programming. Serious growth potential for the right candidate looking for an artistic home. Skills in lighting design, sound design, or prop & costume construction a plus. Must pass live scan background check after hire.

Job Type: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part time
Pay: Commensurate with experience/education
Benefits: Paid sick leave after 90 days of employment

To apply, please send resume outlining experience via email to rebecca@spindriftschool.org. Please include a brief cover letter in the body of the email explaining your interest in the position and anything further you may want us to know.