Dance Specialist
Kids Creative
Job Overview
2014 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10035
Job Description

Kids Creative in New York City, NY is looking for one dance specialist to join our 69 person strong team. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, punctual, and engaged.

Primary Function:The primary role of the Dance Specialist to use dance as a means of teaching the Kids Creative philosophy of “All Ideas Are Good” to instill the 6 C’s of Kids Creative: Confidence, Collaboration, Creativity, Conflict Resolution, Community and Cookies. The Music Instructor will work along with Group Leaders, Peace & Culture Specialists and Division Leaders to promote children’s social-emotional growth through the arts.


Reports to:Site Director, Director of Education, and Director of Program Operations


Music Specialist Job Description

  • Instruct and manage a group of approximately twenty (20) children in music classes (typically 45 min-1 hour in length) that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Manage and supervise a teaching team (group leaders, counselors, and interns) where applicable
  • Collaborate with students Theatre, Art, and Music Instructors (where applicable) to prepare a performance each semester. This will be shared with parents and the school community.
  • Create a semester outline and daily lesson plans that embody the goals of Kids Creative and its partners and share with Kids Creative Program Director.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to modify semester outlines and lesson plans as required to address the needs of youth while maintaining the 6 C’s of KC philosophy
  • Share scripts, lyrics and other creative material to Kids Creative each semester.
  • Establish and promote Kids Creative’s “C” Values for community and peacebuilding in the classroom.
  • Communicate with parents (and Site Director) regarding positive and negative behaviors of children
  • Attend staff meetings and bi-monthly staff professional developments.

Other responsibilities:

  • Attend training and PDs when required
  • Assure students are adequately supervised at all times
  • Attend curriculum meetings as requested by the Director of Education
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Supervisor or other Senior Staff

Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience working with youth in an arts based programs
  • Have a strong commitment to youth development and be familiar with common pedagogy in arts education
  • Have experience creating and implementing lesson plans and collaborating with other teachers/artists 
  • Be amiable to fingerprinting and security clearance by NYC Dept. of Education
  • Display expertise in one or more arts and a love for the creative arts overall
  • Be confident expressing themselves creatively in front of children and can inspire children with their constant creativity
  • Be excellent team players and leaders, able to bring the best out of their co-workers


We are looking forward to reading your application.

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