BE A TEACHING ARTIST Teaching Artists are the lifeblood of our program, our most valuable asset. To ensure unity of purpose and intention, we train all prospective teachers extensively in classroom management skills and curricular integration, as well as ballroom training in our step syllabus. We are currently seeking Teaching Artists who have:
The belief that every child can learn and excel, regardless of his/her shape, size, family situation or ethnic background
A passion for dance and creative expression that is easily communicated to, and contagious among, children
Self confidence in his/her dance and artistic abilities
High expectations for what every child can achieve through the program
An ability to express him/herself verbally in such a way that deserves attention
An understanding of children’s classroom dynamics and how to manage behavior
Flexibility and a good sense of humor
Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are: actors, dancers, individuals who can move with rhythm; have excellent interpersonal skills; love kids; able to work in a team; work in a classroom; have a generous spirit; a sense of humor, of language, of rhythm; willingness to travel throughout Western Maryland and the Tri-State area.
You will be fingerprinted with state of Maryland upon employment. We contract Teaching Artists, paid on an hourly basis and not as full-time employees. Employment is during the school year, between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00pm.
Requirements: Applicant must be available to attend an unpaid one week training in NYC; make a solid commitment to a sequential ten week residency two days per week in a school during the hours of 8am and 4pm. Training commitment is non-negotiable, please do not apply if you’re unable to commit to attending training. Submission Criteria: Send your resume, cover letter, 2 references (with email) and photo via email in MS word. References will be contacted
Send credentials: ATTN: 2010-2011 Teaching Artist: Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies, PO Box 872 , McHenry, MD 2541 or Email: email@example.com
For more information please feel free to call us at 814-483-9422
Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Christophel