Overview

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https://www.applitrack.com/rparks/onlineapp/_application.aspx?posJobCodes=336&posFirstChoice=Dance&posSpecialty=Dance%20Class%20Instructor

SUMMARY
The Dance Instructor is responsible for the planning and teaching of instructional dance classes for students. Hours will be between 11am-2pm and/or 4-8pm, varied by day. At least 3 years dance experience required.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Must be 16 years old
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of two to three years experience in working with children in a fun learning environment.
Must have formal instruction in the dance field as well as knowledge of various forms of dance and teaching techniques.
Must be self-motivated and responsible.
Ability to follow directions and communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to teach a variety of levels in a group setting.
Ability to deal with residents, staff and job responsibilities under stressful conditions.
Ability to control children within a classroom setting.
Must be able to respond to and handle children’s behaviors in a positive appropriate manner.
CPR/First Aid certification, preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
General physical requirements include the following:
Occasionally lifts and carries up to 30 lbs.
Requires walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching for up to several hours (depending on the length of class.
May need to respond to situations quickly and accurately.
Hours of dancing may cause muscle fatigue.
Exposure to fluorescent lighting for extended periods of time.
Ability to physically help set up, take down and clean up class areas.
Exposure to indoor temperature (moving from air conditioning to non-air conditioning, excessive heat).
May be required to work during various weather conditions, including hot temperatures.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively supports the Safety Policy and related programs including following/enforcing safety rules, reporting accidents and injuries, and developing ideas for the prevention of future incidents. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules.
Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe actions, practices or conditions to the supervisor.
Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents.
Take corrective action for any unsafe condition that is observed which could adversely affect the safety of an employee, volunteer or program participant.
Avoid engaging in any horseplay and refrain from distracting others and keep children from doing the same.
Continually observe and evaluate work conditions and work procedures to detect and correct unsafe conditions and practices.
Keep work area clean and orderly at all times.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:
Develops skill appropriate lesson plans that follow a logical progression throughout the session.
Provide participants with general information regarding the expectations and format of the classes.
Provide a fun and safe environment to learn the essentials of various types of dance.
Updates class attendance sheets every day classes meet.
Responsible for the choreography, costuming and overall production of the dance recitals.
Maintain a neat and orderly work environment including dance rooms and storage.
Responsible for the choice of music and dance.
Demonstrate the dance moves and choreography.
Maintain a positive working relationship with subordinates, co-workers and the general public.
Participates at required staff meetings and training sessions.
Wears appropriate attire during working hours.
Carry out the directions of the Recreation Supervisor.
Treats public complaints and concerns with the utmost attention. Is courteous in all cases.
May perform other duties as necessary.

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