Athletic Trainer, School of Dance (Temporary Part-Time)

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Department: College of Visual and Performing Arts

Job Category: Part-Time / Hourly Wage

Job Type: Part-Time

Work Schedule: Expected hours 11:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday, or about 20-25 hours per week. The schedule will alter due to performances March 18-23 and April 22-27.

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: No

Salary: The range for this role is $40-$50 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Criminal Background Check: Yes

Athletic Trainer, School of Dance Temporary Part-Time position for the Spring 2024 semester.

The George Mason University School of Dance seeks qualified applicants for a temporary part-time Athletic Trainer position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position is not open to current students.

About the Department:

The School of Dance is committed to providing its majors the best environment for artistic, intellectual and educational growth. We teach a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on rigorous modern dance and ballet technique which serves as preparation for our students' participation as active members of the dance community. By performing works of master choreographers and emerging artists our majors contribute to the cultural vitality of the university and region.

About the Position:

The Athletic trainer is a healthcare provider in the School of Dance. The individual in this position is responsible for managing the treatment and care of all dance majors injuries and injury prevention. They maintain medical records, document physicals, coordinate medical appointments and provide ongoing screening and conditioning for majors.

  • Maintain the performing arts athletic training program including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, and referrals to counseling;
  • Provide athletic training services to dance major students within the SOD. In the event a student sustains a non-performing arts related injury/illness, the licensed certified athletic trainer may provide athletic training services to the student within their scope of practice and will refer the student out for additional medical care as needed;
  • Provide athletic training services during performances;
  • In coordination with the Director, adjust the Performing Arts Athletic Training facility hours as needed for performance weeks;
  • Work under the medical supervision of a licensed medical physician in accordance with medical service agreements;
  • Assist in patient referrals to outside medical providers for healthcare outside the scope of practice of athletic training;
  • Be responsible for daily medical supervision of the Performing Arts Athletic Training facility;
  • Coordinate and schedule athletic training examinations and assist in medical referrals for students to determine their ability to participate in technique classes, rehearsals, and/or performances via the student health portal web scheduling or email;
  • Communicate with faculty regularly regarding technique class participation status regarding injury and/or illness of students;
  • Provide injury prevention consultation to inform instructions for faculty where appropriate;
  • Complete inventory of medical supplies and manage supplies for the performing arts athletic training clinic;
  • Be proficient in the use of health information system Athletic Trainer System and maintain accurate recordkeeping and documentation;
  • Comply with George Mason University Professional Practice, Rules and Regulations;
  • Comply with Virginia state laws of confidentiality; and
  • Exhibit behavior in compliance with NATA Code of Professional Practice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in athletic training or a related field;
  • Certified by the Board of Certification (BOC);
  • Maintains Virginia state athletic training licensure;
  • Meets criteria for certification as established in the National Athletic Training Association and Board of Certification with respect to continuing education units (CEU'S), and First Aid CPR/AED certification;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EMR, etc.); and
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to foster an engaging, innovative, and collaborative workplace culture.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with performing arts athletes preferred.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Athletic Trainer, School of Dance at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: October 23, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 10, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

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