Bhangra Dance Instructor

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Bhangra Dance Instructor

Part-time position

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Reporting to the arts program director, this position will be responsible for the effective instruction of Bhangra dance skills and techniques to class participants. Participants’ ages range from seven to 10 for the Fall 2019 session with a possible adult class offered in the Winter of 2020.

In consultation with the arts management team, the instructor will be responsible for the planning and implementation of inclusive, community-minded Bhangra dance classes at Saddletowne YMCA.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare lesson plans, teach and educate participants (primarily ages seven to 10+) in Bhangra dance, ensuring the classes are accessible to all participants and highlight the social component of dance.
  • Help develop/offer input to the current curriculum, in alignment with the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives.
  • Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants and volunteers.
  • Exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Effectively communicates in a variety of settings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately.

Qualifications Include:

  • Associated Degree(s) or diploma(s) in a related field (dance, teaching, working with youth).
  • Previous experience teaching/working in the field.
  • Current Standard First Aid and AED certification (YMCA will provide training opportunities for re-certification, as/if needed).
  • Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements.
  • Evidence of a cleared police security clearance including a vulnerable sector search.
  • Three professional references required.

Working Conditions

The Bhangra dance instructor will be working within a major recreational facility; work will occur primarily within and around the multi-purpose rooms/fitness studios, but may also occur within traditional office settings, and throughout the department including the lobbies and occasionally outdoor locations.

Physical Requirements

The Bhangra dance instructor position is a physically active role, which may require moderate lifting (the ability to lift 50 lbs), repetitive movements, and extended periods of standing, bending, dancing, and walking, as well as talking to groups.

Please email cover letters and CVs to Judith Mendelsohn at by July 12, 2019.

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