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Preschool Music and Movement Instructor

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2019

Under the guidance of the Arts Program Director, the Preschool Music and Movement Instructor will instruct, develop, and facilitate classes for parented and unparented classes in music, movement, singing, and dancing.

The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching young children song, dance, and movement for children ages two to five. Classes take place Saturday morning and afternoons at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, plan implement, and instruct preschool classes in music, movement, dance, and singing
  • Learn, develop and build on the current preschool music and movement curriculum.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Availability to work Saturday mornings and afternoons.
  • Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriately.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Associated Degree(s) or diploma(s) in a related field (dance, music, early childhood education).
  • Previous experience working with children aged two to five.
  • Previous experience teaching/working in with preschool children in movement, song and dance.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C (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.

The Preschool Music and Movement Instructor will report directly to the Arts Program Director.

Salary: $17.78 – $26.66/hour
Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge (11300 Rocky Ridge Rd. NW)

Please send cover letters and resumes to Judith Mendelsohn at by Monday, January 28, 2019.