Dance Instructor

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Dance Instructor

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Why Should you Join our Team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities, join us in creating a better Calgary.

YMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902; since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization where thousands of children, youth and adults access our programs and facilities every day. We are much more than a gym, pool, and recreational facility—we strive to adapt to community needs and ensure that our programs and facilities can be accessed by all who need them.

YMCA Calgary staff firmly believe that they are creating a positive impact in the community through their work at the Y. In our work, we deliver health and wellness programs, community outreach, Aboriginal programs, newcomer programs, day and overnight camping, outdoor schools, leadership development, childcare, and much more.

We serve diverse community needs through the Remington YMCA, The Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA, Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shawnessy YMCA, South Health Campus YMCA, Community YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Quarry Park Child Development Centre, and Camp Chief Hector YMCA… and we are only just getting started. In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will expand our impact on operating new facilities at Shane Homes YMCA in Rocky Ridge, and Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton. These amazing new spaces will help us reach more people through our passionate volunteers, members, and staff.

At YMCA Calgary we are passionate about our work and know that we are creating a positive impact in the community. Our staff feel welcomed from the first day they start and quickly feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. If you are looking to care deeply about your work, make the community a better place, and develop your leadership skills this is the place for you!

How will you make an impact? Who will you become at YMCA Calgary?

We are currently seeking to fill the following position.

Dance Instructor Part-Time
Location: Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Start Date: December 15, 2018
Salary: $20 – $28/hour

YMCA Calgary also offers multiple other perks and benefits:

  • Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership including a linked membership for dependent children.
  • Program discounts.
  • Ongoing leadership development and opportunities.
  • Leadership award opportunities.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Paid re-certification and training.

What Qualifications are we Looking for?

At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Associated Degree(s) or diploma(s) in 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.

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

Reporting to the Arts Program Director, this position will be responsible for the effective instruction of dance skills and techniques to class participants. Participants ages range from 6 to adult (grouped according to age), with an emphasis on children and youth. In consultation with the Arts management team, the instructor will be responsible for the planning and implementation of dance classes at Seton YMCA.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare lesson plans, teach and educate participants (primarily ages 6-17+) in dance, according to the curriculum.
  • 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.

What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?

Our staff model and are committed to the following competencies:

  • Developing Self and Others: Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.
  • Building Purposeful Relationships: Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.
  • Creating a Culture of Community: Gathering people to purpose and vision.
  • Making Intentional Impact: Intending to make a difference every day.
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically: Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.
  • Applying Business Acumen: Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.
  • Innovating: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

Please note that evidence of a clear Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement

YMCA Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada by way of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a valid Canadian work permit. YMCA Calgary is currently not engaged in international recruitment efforts as we are required to demonstrate that we have exhausted all means of recruitment both locally and nationally.

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For any concerns or questions please email Cassandra Petrovic, Recruitment and Development at

Potential candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

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