West African Dance Teacher 6th-8th Grade Brooklyn

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Compensation: $40-$42 instructional/$15 administrative



Start Date


Application Deadline



2090 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York
United States


HEAF​ changes the lives of underserved young people beginning in middle school and continuing in college and beyond through a youth development approach that includes rigorous year-round academic enrichment, social and cultural exposure and constant individual attention.

Program Description:

Orientation: September 7th-8th, 2018

Fall Semester : September 22nd – December 15th , 2018

Class is held on Saturdays from 1:00-2:30 PM. Instructor is required to be at HEAF 12:30-3:00 PM for 30 minutes prep and clean up after class.

West African Dance Course Description The instructor of this movement class will develop and implement a curriculum that will introduce the students to one or more popular West African dance forms as well as their related culture. The instructor should be well versed in West African dance and be able to engage middle school students and lead them to an understanding of the dance form’s history, culture and mechanics. This fall semester course will culminate in a final group presentation that will demonstrate student mastery in all areas of course matter. The ideal candidate will be able to utilize progressive didactic, coaching and experiential instruction models. The ability to create a fun, safe and rich learning environment is essential.

Job Requirements:

● B.A. in Dance, Performing Arts, or related field

● Minimum of 3 years’ experience with West African dance, with direct teaching experience strongly preferred

● Excellent interpersonal skills

● Impeccable classroom management skills

● Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy

● Ability to work collaboratively with the HEAF staff

● Ability and willingness to commit to entire fall semester

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To Apply:                             Send cover letter with resume to:

                                               Alaine Johnson, Associate Director of High Expectations

                                               Attn: Fall Semester Teachers Search

                                               Fax (212) 663- 9736

                                               Email: jobs@heaf.org , ajohnson@heaf.org

                                               NO phone calls please