Dance Instructor for Older Adults

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Dance Instructor for Older Adults

Reporting to the Arts Program Director, this position will be responsible for the effective instruction of dance skills and techniques to a class offered to participants aged 55+. In consultation with the Arts management team, the instructor will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a dance class offered too 55+ participants at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

Job Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Pay: Job Grade $20-$28/hr

For questions or to apply, email Judith Mendelsohn judith.mendelsohn@calgary.ymca.ca.

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare lesson plans, teach and educate participants (55+) 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 best delivery of customer/client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be available to work Monday afternoons.
  • Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately.

Qualifications Include:

  • 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.
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