Dance Educators/Teaching Artists

New York City Ballet (NYCB) is seeking talented, committed, energetic and experienced Dance Teaching Artists to join its roster for the 2014-15 school year.  The NYCB Education Department offers three in-school residency programs, from two months to five months in length, for elementary students throughout New York City’s public schools.  Residency programs currently reach over 100 classrooms in 30 schools, serving 3,000 students annually.  For information about NYCB’s school residency programs, please visit www.nycballet.com/educate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach age-appropriate creative movement, dance skills, and interdisciplinary workshops based on NYCB curriculum in New York City public schools for students in grades 1-5
  • Facilitate and lead professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators
  • Attend teaching artist professional development sessions as well as post-residency evaluation meetings
  • Carry out administrative responsibilities such as submission of assessments, teaching schedules, and payment forms on an ongoing basis
  • Meet with partner school staff and faculty as needed; meet with NYCB Education Department staff as needed
 
Qualifications:
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and experience in dance (ballet preferred), choreography and dance education
  • Knowledge of classical ballet; dance education degree preferred
  • Strong commitment to working with educators and young children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Willingness to travel to schools across New York City
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience teaching in dance, preferably in New York City public schools
  • Experience teaching diverse populations (i.e., students with special needs, English language learners, etc.)
 
This position will include an agreement for the 2014-15 school year with the possibility to renew the agreement. Applicants should have a flexible schedule.  Part-time/seasonal position; competitive wages; EOE.
 
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and work sample (video or written document of prior teaching artist work) to education@nycballet.com. Write TEACHING ARTIST in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline is Tuesday, May 6, 2014.