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17 Jun 2019

Part Time Job Dancing Classrooms Philly seeks Teaching Artists for the 2019-2020 School Year and Beyond

Dancing Classrooms Philly – Posted by katerast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a dynamic nonprofit whose mission is to foster self-esteem, social awareness, and joy in children by providing the opportunity to learn and perform ballroom dance. The 10-week program is comprised of twice weekly 45-minute sessions during the school day with classroom teacher participation. This is a paid contract position which includes the teaching schedule, meetings, Semi Final, Semester Final, and Grand Final competition. This licensed program runs from September through December, and again from February through June. We are looking for teaching artists with very flexible weekday, daytime schedules. State and federal clearances are needed prior to teaching.

Requirements

  • Experience working with children, 5th & 8th grade preferred
  • Have a good understanding of the developmental realities of children
  • Dance/creative expression background – not necessarily as a professional
  • Ability to commit to part-time work during the day, Monday-Friday, for approximately 13 weeks in both the Fall and Spring school semesters
  • Have dependable transportation – personal vehicle or reliable mass transit options
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check
  • New hires must make themselves available to attend an unpaid training for a week in August

Qualifications

  • The belief that every child can learn and excel, regardless of his/her shape, size, family situation or ethnic background
  • A passion for dance and creative expression that is easily communicated to, and contagious among, children
  • Self confidence in his/her dance and artistic abilities
  • High expectations for what every child can achieve through the program
  • An ability to express him/herself verbally in such a way that commands attention
  • An understanding of children’s classroom dynamics and how to manage behavior
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and 2 references via email to kate@dancingclassroomsphilly.org by July 15. References may be contacted.

Job Categories: Dance Instructors. Job Types: Part Time Job. Job Tags: Arts Educations, dance, musical theater, and theater. Salaries: Salary Position.

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