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Dance Teaching Artist - FT or PT with Benefits - Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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Are you passionate about working with youth and building community? Are you looking for a highly collaborative work environment that also offers you the freedom to creatively develop and implement your own programming?

Center for Family Life seeks a flexible, creative, motivated team member to join our staff of youth development professionals, teaching artists, and young adult youth workers in a large, diverse, community based after-school, evening and summer camp program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design age-appropriate, standards-based dance curricula for groups of elementary school age youth in afterschool and summer programs
  • Provide weekly instruction in arrange of dance styles, choreographing dance pieces, and leading weekly dance activities for youth of all ages
  • Incorporate the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts and the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts into the dance curriculum
  • Collaborate with participants to create scripts, dance pieces, and original material to be showcased in performances for the program, school, and/or community
  • Choreograph, direct, and collaborate with colleagues to produce 2 - 3 annual program-wide performances
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of special events, staff development trainings, and other community building activities
  • Attend weekly professional development meetings

II. QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education/Degree minimum requirement: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Has a strong dance background in a variety of dance styles
  • Can use the medium of dance to promote self-expression, skill development in dance, social emotional learning, and community-building
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Has skills working with youth of all ages
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well as a member of a team of different disciplines (artists, teachers, young-adult staff)
  • Interested in managing and creating positive experiences for groups of youth, including participants with special needs and challenging behaviors
  • Bilingual: English/Mandarin/Cantonese or English/Spanish, preferred

III. RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS

  • Build and maintain close, daily interactions with participants, co-workers, and supervisors
  • Engage in discussions and trainings regarding receiving/providing information, discussing arising issues, explaining or interpreting guidelines/instructions, and instructing
  • Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization.
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change
  • Forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
  • Maintain contact as needed with participant’s families, school personnel, external community groups to co-exist in the same space

IV. WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Actively engage and interact with children each day
  • May be required to be active by walking, bending, standing, squatting or sitting on the floor with children
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high energy level
  • Be comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • May be exposed to all weather conditions and might be required to work in various temperatures in order to facilitate activities in various locations inside and outside of the school building

V. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Dance Activity Specialist’s role focuses on creating, facilitating, and offering school-aged children the opportunity to engage in dance activities and experiences.

Are you passionate about working with youth and building community? Are you looking for a highly collaborative work environment that also offers you the freedom to creatively develop and implement your own programming?

Center for Family…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $42,000 - USD $48,000
/ year
Salary commensurate with education, experience, and bilingual capacity

Benefits

Full Time position includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits along with opportunity to participate in additional voluntary life, disability and 403B retirement plan. Four weeks paid vacation. Weekly individual supervision and ongoing professional development.

Part Time with benefits position includes vacation and holidays. Weekly individual supervision and ongoing professional development.

Full Time position includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits along with opportunity to participate in additional voluntary life, disability and 403B…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Mandarin/Cantonese, a plus.

Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Mandarin/Cantonese, a plus.

Location

On-site
443 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States

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