Viking Gymnastics & Dance Niles, IL
Jun 11, 2019Part time
Viking Gymnastics & Dance is looking for energetic and passionate dance instructors for children 3-14yrs. Candidates must possess a strong background in one or more of the following: Ballet, Jazz and/or Contemporary. We are currently looking for instructors for Monday,Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, as well as Saturday or Sunday morning classes (Weekend availability is mandatory). Our top priority is to seamlessly balance the rigors of a technical program while igniting the passion and unlocking the creative potential within our dancers. Currently, we are mainly a recreational program with most of our students embarking on the very beginning of their dance journey. As our brand-new dance program heads into its second season, our standards of excellence in crafting and maintaining a positive, warm studio culture is of the utmost important to us. We are looking for patient, yet energetic dance instructors to join our family! Job Responsibilities: Create a positive and nurturing learning environment that inspires excellence and commitment to achieving goals. Stay up-to-date on new dance trends and training methods. Instruct students in proper, safe dance techniques in an effective and encouraging manner. Balance fun with rigor and passion. Instruct ages 3-14 Instruct classes within the guidelines of a pre-established curriculum. Minimum 1-year studio teaching experience. Skills & Qualifications: Experience teaching young children and beginning/intermediate level dancers. Ability to relate to, motivate, and energize students of all ages and skill levels. Comfortable with generating age appropriate choreographic material. Adequate knowledge of dance vocabulary and technique. Ability to work within the guidelines of a pre-established curriculum. Adequate knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology. Background or degree in Dance highly encouraged, but not required. To Apply: Please submit the following to the Human Resources Manager: Cover Letter describing your interest in the position, current availability and genres you are qualified to teach. Resume An online video link to choreography and/or class teaching segments A list of three professional references that can speak to your teaching style and artistry. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full time employees (30+ hours) are eligible to receive health, vision, and dental insurance. Both full-time and part -time employees receive paid time off.