19 Clarendon Street
About this Organization:
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Max Hodges, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of pre-professional dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting lecture-demonstrations and special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet’s Department of Education and Community Initiatives (ECI), aims to make ballet accessible and cultivate a new generation of life-long arts advocates and participants. The department’s programs serve a range of community constituents. Its educational programs, Adaptive Dance, Citydance, and ECI on Location, engage students from grades pre-K-12 and adults in Boston’s public schools and communities.
About the Educational Programs:
Citydance: provides third grade students in Boston Public Schools with a tuition-free introduction to dance education. Our approach cultivates an appreciation of movement, enhances cultural awareness, and fosters creativity and self-expression through two distinct acts. Must be available during weekday school hours (academic school year only).
ECI on Location: provides off-site movement-based programming for individuals in grades 3 and up. Schools and organizations can choose specific areas of focus based on the unique needs of the students with whom they are working. Areas of focus include: Gender-specific (Taking Steps program for girls; Boys in Motion); Interdisciplinary, Introduction to Dance Technique, and Choreography/Composition. Must be available during after school hours (academic school year; summer opportunities available).
ECI Teaching Assistants are integral to the teaching team and Boston Ballet's efforts to engage constituents through its work on stage, in the studio, and in the community. The successful candidate will have experience with a variety of dance styles and techniques, prior experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, as well as experience working collaboratively in a K-12 environment, possess excellent communication skills, have the willingness to support the lead instructors, and demonstrate enthusiasm for working with youth and a commitment to students’ growth and development through the arts.
- Help participants achieve program goals by focusing on learning the material given by the teacher in the classroom
- Serve as liaisons between participants and teachers
- Be a positive role model
- Supervise and positively redirect classroom behavior
- Act as an additional resource for students and teachers
- Actively communicate with teacher(s) ahead of class time(s) and plan collaboratively
- Attend instructional faculty meetings and other training seminars as scheduled
Citydance Act I- September 25th- November 20th, Tuesday-Friday, 8:15am-1:45pm
Citydance Act II- January 23rd-April 6th, Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-12:30pm.
ECI on Location-October 2nd-June 4th, Tuesday-Friday (time varies by site).
Mandatory Citydance Orientation - Sunday, September 9th from 2:00pm-6:00pm
Mandatory ECI on Location Orientation - Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
- Must be 18 years-of-age or older
- Interest in arts and dance education with some dance experience
- Experience working with and mentoring youth in a learning environment, and belief in holding high standards for all
- Sensitive and caring attitude toward children with a simultaneous ability to command their attention and earn a mutual respect
- Excellent communication skills
- Boston Ballet is an equal employment opportunity employer
Teaching Assistants will gain first-hand experience implementing dance curriculum. Teaching Assistants also receive discounts on Open Adult classes and complimentary tickets to Boston Ballet productions.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT –PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE POSITION AND PROGRAM FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL. No phone calls please.