Dance Instructor

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Suisun City | Suisun CIty, CA | Standing Offer

Job Description
Position Title:          Dance Instructor

Location:                  The Salvation Army
                                  Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
                                  Suisun City, CA

Reports to:               Music & Worship Arts Manager

FLSA Status:            On Call


Mission Statement  
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

 A.         BASIC PURPOSE
Dance Instructors are responsible for providing quality individual and/or group instruction.  They are expected to plan and execute lessons for their students and follow provided curriculums where applicable.

B.         ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Teach group and/or individual dance lessons and sustain student progress.
  2. Develop, teach, and execute class plans for individual and group classes for all ages, to include very young children.
  3. Explain & demonstrate performance techniques.
  4. Prepare students for performances, recital, and assessments.
  5. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  6. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions, interact and feedback.
  7. Maintain student attendance records and other required records.
  8. Communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.
  9. Demonstrate strong communication skills, be out-going, and enjoy building relationships with a variety of members working to meet their music goals.
  10. May teach a variety of classes based on experience and specialties.
  11. Ensure that dance instruction areas are always presentable.  Assist with cleaning and maintenance.
  12. Maintain accurate records for classes.
  13. Alert Music & Worship Arts Manager of needed inventory and supplies.
  14. Follow The Salvation Army policies and procedures.
  15. Provide assistance to any special events as needed.
  16. Other duties as assigned.
C.         KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Education
    1. High school diploma or GED equivalency.  Bachelor’s degree in dance preferred.
    2. Certification from DMA, DEA or similar organization preferred.
  2. Skills
    1. Minimum one year experience in dance instruction.
    2. Demonstrated Classroom management skills.
    3. Demonstrated success with private and group lessons.
    4. Must be a person of high integrity, and willing to support and promote the mission of The Salvation Army
    5. Leadership skills, problem solving capabilities, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional manner while interacting with Kroc employees, guests and the general public.
    6. Excellent organization skills and the ability to carry out multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
    7. Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
    8. Must have ability to empathize, communicate and work with a variety of age groups, children, parents, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
    9. Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
    10. Required to pass a background history check.
 
Physical Requirements
  1. The ability to remain at a keyboard for periods of up to two hours with minimal interruption.
  2. The ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  3. Ability to operate under stressful working conditions in a rapidly changing work environment with multiple priorities is required.
  4. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform the essential duties with or without accommodation.

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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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