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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Youth Ballet Instructor

Objective:  To employ a qualified and motivated youth ballet instructor that embodies Joy of Motion’s vision, mission, and core values.

Responsibilities

To the student:

  • Deliver age and level-appropriate content to students, (including movement, music terminology, choreography, technique, and historical influences).
  • Act as a mentor and a role model.
  • Provide a safe classroom environment (physical, emotional, and psychological).
  • Show a fair and equitable distribution of time and attention to all students.
  • Demonstrate a student-centered approach that offers challenges to maximize individual progress.
  • Demonstrate appropriate methods of effective classroom management.

To colleagues and community:

  • Behave in a professional, ethical, and congenial manner at all times.
  • Demonstrate Joy of Motion core values and be a productive team member.            
  • Represent Joy of Motion Dance Center as a leader in dance education.    
  • Demonstrate professional conduct as a positive reflection on the dance education field.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Dance or a minimum of 5 years ballet teaching experience at a reputable dance education institute/organization.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and customer service.
  • Outstanding problem solving skills and self-motivation.
  • Team mentality of mutual respect, support, open communication, diplomacy, and professionalism.

Position Details

Reports to: Director of Community Dance School
Employment Status:Part Time and full time positions available
Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience, with free dance classes at all JOMDC locations.
Please submit a resume or CV, and cover letter to dquirion@joyofmotion.org

 

Dance Instructor for Ages Two through Six

Responsibilities

Dance Instruction

  • Conducts and executes classes for youth following Joy of Motion Dance Center curriculum guidelines.
  • Demonstrate creative ideas and enthusiasm for dance education.
  • Instruct dance classes in accordance to needs of the studio in terms of style, age group, and scheduling

Requirements

  • Passion for working with young children, dedicated to youth development and positive outcomes.
  • Comprehensive understanding and skills in dance education; ability to create unit and lesson plans for sessions or semesters of dance programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance Education, Education, or Childhood Development.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in early childhood care or education.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in dance instruction for ages 2 – 6.
  • Ability to manage a classroom of up to 15 children ages 2 – 6.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Availability to instruct on weekend mornings and afternoons.
  • Provide instruction at all JOMDC studio locations.
  • Provide instruction classes at DC partner schools in conjunction with our Neighborhood Steps Program.

Preferences

  • Master’s degree in Dance Education, Education, or Childhood Development

Position Details
Reports to: Director of Community Dance School
Employment Status: Part Time Exempt
Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience, with free dance classes at all JOMDC locations.
Please submit a resume or cv, and cover letter to dquirion@joyofmotion.org
Target Start Date: September 12, 2016

VOLUNTEER + INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Studio Workstudy

Joy of Motion Dance Center is currently seeking Workstudy applicants for all three studio locations. Volunteers must commit to one a 5-hour shift per week for a total of 20 hours per month, for 6 months. Successful candidates must be responsible and willing to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. We’re looking for friendly, engaging, dance enthusiast who wish to gain experience in arts administration. Basic MAC skills required, as well as the purchase a $12 JOMDC T-shirt. Perks: free adult dance classes at all studio locations. Click here to view and submit our Workstudy application.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to studiohiring@joyofmotion.org. Use “Studio Workstudy (specify studio location)” in the subject line.

Main Office Marketing Intern (Fall Semester SEPT-JAN)

Are you a marketing student who’s looking for real world experiences? Join our marketing team this fall and help to inspire the DMV to dance! We’re looking for highly capable and inspired undergrad or graduate students to support us Sept – Dec 2016. Some experience using Adobe Creative Suite, Mindbody, Salesforce, Hootsuite, Google Analytics and MAC programs is required. Must have own transportation and be able to work 20 hours per week (flexible schedule, Fridays required). To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to studiohiring@joyofmotion.org. Use “Marketing Intern” in the subject line.

Finance Intern (Summer + Fall)

Are you a student looking for real world experiences? Work with our Business and Finance Director and learn arts management from the inside out. Students must need college credit, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and dedicate 15 hours each week. Benefits include unlimited dance classes in a casual work environment that nurtures young professionals. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to studiohiring@joyofmotion.org. Use “Finance Intern” in the subject line.

Production Intern (Summer + Fall)

Are you a theatre/arts student looking for real world experiences? Work with our Production Director and learn theatre arts management from the inside out. Students should need college credit. Basic Mac skills required, and an ability to work well unsupervised. Dedicate 15 hours each week and receive unlimited dance classes at a casual work environment that nurtures young professionals. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to studiohiring@joyofmotion.org. Use “Production Intern” in the subject line.

Theater Workstudy

We are currently seeking Workstudy applications for the Jack Guidone Theater. While previous technical theater experience is preferable, it is not necessary, as training will be provided. We are looking for Sound Board Operators, Box Office Assistants, Ushers, and Run Crew. Workstudy volunteers will receive unlimited dance classes at all studio locations. Successful candidates must commit to 2 shows per month and should be available most Saturday and Sunday evenings. Perks include involvement in creative dance production, free shows, and free dance classes, all while learning vital theater production skills. Ideal candidates must be able to work unsupervised, solve problems, and excel in a collaborative team environment. 

To apply, submit a cover letter and a resume to: Sarah Chapin, Production Manager, at production@joyofmotion.org

Street Team

Are you a current JOMDC student who loves dancing when the music turns on? We are looking for people who love to dance in public as part of our Street Team. Join us this summer and during fall festivals and events as ambassadors of dance in D.C.! Hand out free class cards, dance class schedules, and share the joy of motion with the city! Donate 10 hours of time and receive a 10-Class Drop-in Discount Package. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to studiohiring@joyofmotion.org. Use “Street Team” in the subject line.

Join the NEW Joy of Motion Marley Crew!

Help us make our studios sparkle by joining our team of committed dancers who wish to contribute their time in exchange for free classes.

Marley Crew members:

  • Deep clean our studio spaces during weekly shift(s)
  • Work the same one or two 2-hour shifts per week
  • Receive one free class per shift
  • Can work with flexible hours to schedule their weekly shift(s)
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • One two-hour training session required

To apply please send your resume and weekly availability to a studio manager at one of our three studio locations.

Atlas on H St .NE Studio Manager, Arrian Maize: amaize@joyofmotion.org

Bethesda Studio Manager, Andrea D’Annunzio: adannunzio@joyofmotion.org

Friendship Heights Studio Manager, Alex Schools: aschools@joyofmotion.org