Full-Time Children’s Division Coordinator/Instructor
Northern Plains Dance, a busy, well established 501(c)3 nonprofit arts dance education studio, is seeking a Children’s Division Coordinator and Instructor with experience and confidence in teaching a variety of students who possess a range of skills and abilities. The ideal candidate will have the desire to lead the programming and further develop the offered syllabus for students ages 10 months through 10 years of age and will have a strong knowledge in multiple styles with an emphasis on ballet. Teaching responsibilities will include technique classes, outreach activities and performance rehearsals. Performance and choreographic opportunities are available for teachers. The position reports directly to the Director of NPD.
WHY WORK HERE?
Teaching at Northern Plains Dance is a rare and wonderful opportunity to be an integral part of a nonprofit that creates positive change in the lives of its students and their families as well as in the growing, diverse community through arts advocacy, dance education, and performance. The organization currently serves 225 students in its academy, produces 3 full length productions that reach an annual audience of more than four thousand, and touches thousands of students through its various outreach activities.
Regular classes are held 4-8 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am-noon Saturdays, additional hours are required for weekend production rehearsals and performances. During the week variable hours are scheduled for community outreach, educational activities, and organizational planning and promotion. A minimum of one day each week no hours are scheduled.
DANCE–RELATED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS:
The successful candidate will have the ability to
- Confidently teach a variety of students from recreational to serious dancers, ages 10 months to 10 years
- Guide the current syllabus and programming to build the Children’s Division
- Integrate other art forms as necessary to support dance training
- Teach sound technique classes based on current best practices for the physical and developmental health
- Maintain a nurturing, friendly and appropriately challenging environment
- Is punctual, energetic, organized, and flexible
- Willingly and easily adapts to change in a dynamic work environment.
- Demonstrates a pleasant demeanor when working with varied constituencies and personalities.
- Contributes positively to the organization as an integral member of the team.
- Is creative, outgoing, self-motivated, and detail-oriented.
- Possesses strong time-management and communication skills.
- Manages multiple projects simultaneously.
- Suggests operations and customer service strategies that maintain, grow, and strengthen school constituency.
Additional EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS:
- Clerical experience
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
- Ability to operate and maintain a personal computer and telephone system.
- Ability to learn and operate JackRabbit registration software.
- Ability to learn and operate PatronManager ticketing software
- Experience in working in database management preferred but not required.
- Customer service and/or fundraising experience desirable.
- General knowledge of and experience in working on basic marketing and social media campaigns desired but not required.
High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
College and arts background preferred.
Having or working towards a degree in business, arts administration or similar is highly encouraged.
Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000, depending on experience.
Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement.
ABOUT BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck is a growing, thriving, changing town in the middle of the Great Plains. Perched on the east bank of the Missouri River and surrounded by vast, open lands, there is a spare beauty that invites and inspires. The center of downtown has been developed through a harmonious blending of architectural history with forward-thinking design; creative, independent restaurants, artists’ collectives, and intriguing local shops mingle with the business of healthcare, two university systems, and state government. Just outside the downtown core, residential neighborhoods climb the hills overlooking the river valley. The Bismarck school system is committed to providing students the opportunity to learn in an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, and rigorous exploration; neighborhood schools abound at the elementary level, and the upper schools offer full arts programs in addition to sports and academics. Green spaces, the zoo, and the Heritage Center are just a few of the city’s cultural offerings. Bismarck has a community theater company, a symphony orchestra, and a summer stock program that presents two musicals each summer at an outdoor amphitheater in one of the city’s parks as well as numerous other music and theater organizations. Outside the city, the Missouri River meanders through farmland, natural spaces, and the richly historic geography of the Great Plains. There is space: to breathe, to be inspired, and to be rooted in a community of diverse, fearless, creative, strong, inquisitive, and compassionate people.
Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Children, coordinator, dance, Instructor, non-profit, and teaching. States: North Dakota.
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