ESCAPE to the Arts
Arts & Humanities branch of the Regional YMCA of Western CT is seeking a professional educator to teach youth one afternoon per week. A dance instructor is needed in our after-school program for middle school students. Instructors will develop and teach meaningful educational lessons in a safe creative environment; embrace and encourage the core values of the YMCA, its mission and that of ESCAPE to the Arts.
Areas of instruction can include: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Zumba, or African Dance
Preferred Day: Wednesdays(but can also do Mondays)Hours required: 3:30 – 5:00 pm (dance instruction)
3:30 - 4:15 Class #1 (10-12 students)
4:15 – 5:00 Class #2 (10-12 students)
Optional Hours: 2:30 – 3:30 pm (homework supervision)
Start Date: November 2011
Individual must be highly knowledgeable in the subject area he/she teaches, as well as understand how to develop age appropriate courses and lessons. He/she must be able to motivate and manage the particular group he/she is hired to teach. He/she must also possess flexibility to adapt as situations arise and require adjustments. He/she must be knowledgeable of procedural and program information within the YMCA; possess patience with adults and children, and have the ability to function as a team player. He/she must demonstrate maturity, good judgment and professionalism in all aspects of the job.
Performing Arts instructor must work with and be able to prepare students for parent’s night performances in December, February and June.
Successful experience teaching upper elementary and/or middle school students is required. Individuals who have successfully worked with at risk youth are encouraged to apply. To learn more about our programs visit www.regionalymca.org
Please submit a current resumé with letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Art Director, ESCAPE to the Arts, 293 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.