Theatre Arts Instructor

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Theatre Arts Instructor

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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 that responds to the needs and health of the community.

Guided by four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, YMCA Calgary develops and delivers quality programs and services that promote the health of the community and provides opportunities for all Calgarians to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to creating a positive impact in the community through our health and wellness programs, childcare and early education programs, community outreach programs (such as Indigenous, youth at risk, and cultural integration programs), leadership programs, camp experiences, and much more.

YMCA Calgary serves the community at our eight health and wellness locations, seven childcare centres, two outdoor camp locations, and 60 community outreach locations. Join us in building healthy communities!

Theater Arts Instructor -Part Time Contract

Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Salary: $17.78/hour – $22.22/hour
Start Date: Immediately

You can make an impact in the community—locally and across the globe. You will work with a fun culture of people and enjoy many of the benefits and opportunities the YMCA offers:

  • 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?

Qualifications Include:

  • Associated degree(s) or diploma(s) in a related field (drama, performing arts, 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?

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare lesson plans, teach and educate participants (ages six to 17+) in theatre, physical theatre and performance skills, according to the curriculum.
  • Help develop/offer input to the current curriculum, in alignment with the growth and development of all arts programming initiatives.
  • Instructional approach is inclusive in nature, ensuring that all participants are involved equally.
  • Involving volunteers in the classes in ways that are meaningful to the volunteers.
  • Working with participants to create and present a theatrical presentation at the end of the session.
  • The theatrical presentation will be created, developed, and rehearsed in a manner that includes all participants and their ideas in the process.
  • The instructor will teach skills in drama relating to voice, character, and physical theatre (mime, clown, and or slapstick.)
  • The instructor will have the ability to develop a curriculum and plan for the classes to realize the objective of presenting a short, clear, and clean theatrical presentation at the end of the session.
  • The instructor has the experience, the desire, and the ability to work with children from a diversity of backgrounds and needs.
  • 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 employees embody the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. In addition, they 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.

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

Submit a resume and cover letter to our website.

For more information or to submit for the position, visit

For any concerns or questions please contact Shruthi Prakash, Recruitment Advisor, at

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