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Dance Instructor


POSITION SUMMARY

This program runs regular, 45-minute to one-hour long classes and workshops at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and throughout Orange County, where individuals learn the art forms of dance, music, and theatre. We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun, and rich experience for our students by making the arts accessible to all, regardless of ability.

The Dance Instructor is a critical member of the teaching team for Studio D. They lead our Dance & Music classes and choreograph for our Musical Theatre classes. Given the nature of our classes, we encourage dancers and dance teachers of all styles to be a part of our program. Dance Instructors will be scheduled based on their availability and can expect to be scheduled for 2-7 classes per session.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan weekly class instruction and/or choreography and communicate plan to the teaching team
  • Teach Dance & Music classes and act as lead teacher for majority of the class
  • Co-teach Musical Theatre classes and act as secondary teacher for portions of class
  • Make adaptations to ensure students’ needs are met
  • Provide volunteers with guidance so they provide optimal support to faculty and students
  • Contribute to evaluation and measurement of classes when needed
  • Undertake any other tasks or duties that may reasonably be required in relation to the role

*Other duties may be assigned in support of departmental goals.

QUALIFICATIONS*

  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with disabilities and diverse backgrounds
  • A great capacity for patience
  • Compassion for those with different skill sets
  • Possess an adaptive frame of mind
  • Extensive experience and comfort with the structure of a dance class
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching dance to ages 4 and above
  • Experience in managing the personality range that can come in a classroom setting
  • Specific experience working with a diverse group of students that possess varying degrees of ability
  • Experience in conducting virtual (synchronous and asynchronous) instruction
  • Availability to work Tuesday-Friday morning and evenings and Saturday morning and afternoons is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

  • May travel to offsite locations for classes
  • Frequently sit, stand, reach, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Ability to speak clearly with sufficient hearing to communicate effectively

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform essential functions of their job

WORK CONDITIONS

  • May be exposed to outside weather conditions
  • Indoor locations are well lit and temperature controlled
  • Noise level in the work environment fluctuates and may be noisy during live events and performances
  • Onsite classes take place on Segerstrom Center’s campus, either in a dance studio or outside on the Argyros Plaza
  • Offsite classes take place in various businesses/schools/organizations throughout Orange County

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 
Candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

HOW TO APPLY 
Interested candidates may send a resume with a cover letter to jobs@SCFTA.org.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
 



How To Apply

Please include your resume as well as a cover letter indicating to which position you are applying. 

Mail:

Human Resources
600 Town Center Drive,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1916

No phone calls please

Email Jobs@scfta.org

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