Jobs and Volunteer opportunities


Hip-Hop Dance Teacher

Neighborhood Music School (NMS) seeks an experienced hip-hop dance teacher to teach hip-hop classes for teens and adults. Applicants must have a deep understanding of hip-hop technique, history, and culture, along with a strong working knowledge of dance pedagogy and choreography.

RESPONSIBILITIES(include, but are not limited to):

Educational:

  • Teach multiple hip-hop dance classes per week to teens and adults.
  • Teach choreography skills to students and guide students in collaboratively choreographing a piece for the year-end Dance Concerts.
  • Facilitate student learning through effective, progressive, and positive instruction.
  • Pursue continuous professional development in all aspects of teaching.
  • Support educational progress and promote student retention by taking an active role in student assessment and guiding students and their families to further appropriate study at NMS.
  • Encourage students and their families to take full advantage of the range of programs and events at NMS, including lessons, ensembles, classes, performances, community events, workshops, and summer programs.
  • Consult proactively with supervisor regarding any questions or problems which arise during the year.

Institutional and Administrative:

  • Embrace the mission and value of working at a non-profit community school for the arts.
  • Serve as an advocate for NMS in the community.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with all NMS employees.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance records.
  • Attend twice yearly all-school meetings.
  • Attend Dance Department meetings, as scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience teaching hip-hop dance classes to teens and adults.
  • Experience teaching students with different levels of dance experience within the same class.
  • Experience choreographing and teaching choreography skills.
  • Experience creating inclusive learning environments.
  • Experience creating lesson plans and developing curricula.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Availability to teach on weekday afternoons and evenings.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume, and biography to Tracey Albert, Director of Dance & Wellness at NMS, at [email protected].

 


 

Early Childhood Dance Teacher

Neighborhood Music School (NMS) seeks an experienced dance teacher with a passion for teaching children ages 3-5 to join the NMS Early Childhood Dance Program. This program for preschool-age students encourages young children to explore the joy of movement through ballet, modern, and tap dance classes. NMS seeks a teacher with expertise in these three styles of dance, as well as a strong working knowledge of developmentally-appropriate dance pedagogy, to join our faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

Educational:

  • Attend ten hours of paid training in our approach to Early Childhood Dance pedagogy prior to commencing teaching.
  • Teach multiple classes per week in ballet, modern, and tap dance styles to children ages 3-5.
  • Create an in-class visiting day for the families of students at the end of each class term.
  • Facilitate student learning through effective, progressive, and positive instruction.
  • Pursue continuous professional development in all aspects of teaching.
  • Support educational progress and promote student retention by taking an active role in student assessment and guiding students and their families to further appropriate study at NMS.
  • Encourage students and their families to take full advantage of the range of programs and events at NMS, including lessons, ensembles, classes, performances, community events, workshops, and summer programs.
  • Consult proactively with supervisor regarding any questions or problems which arise during the year.

Institutional and Administrative:

  • Embrace the mission and value of working at a non-profit community school for the arts.
  • Serve as an advocate for NMS in the community.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with all NMS employees.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance records.
  • Attend twice yearly all-school meetings.
  • Attend Dance Department meetings, as scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience teaching ballet, modern, and tap dance classes to students ages 3-5.
  • Experience teaching students with different levels of dance experience within the same class.
  • Experience creating inclusive learning environments.
  • Experience creating lesson plans and developing curricula.
  • Experience working with a piano accompanist in class or a willingness to learn how to collaborate with an accompanist.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Availability to teach on multiple weekday afternoons and on Saturday mornings.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume, and biography to Tracey Albert, Director of Dance & Wellness at NMS, at [email protected].


Teaching Positions

We are always on the lookout for talented and dedicated teachers of music, dance, drama, and film to join our exceptional faculty! If you are passionate about teaching, please send a completed application (found here), your CV/resume, along with a cover letter detailing your teaching interests and expertise to [email protected]. Tell us what you value, and why you feel you might be a good fit for NMS. We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteers

Our volunteer program is on hiatus. We look forward to restarting our volunteer program when our building is fully reopened.