Kids Dance Outreach Seeks Part-Time Dance Teaching Artist

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Kids Dance Outreach Seeks Part-Time Dance Teaching Artist

   

The mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence. To date, more than 17,000 children have experienced the transformative power of the arts through KDO’s high-quality dance programs. As an innovative dance and arts education model, KDO provides equity and access to the community – programs are FREE to participating children and their families.

PART-TIME DANCE TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION

  • High level of interest in upholding KDO’s mission and values, furthering access and equity, and themes of diversity and inclusion.
  • Professional dance performance and/or training experience.
  • Well-rounded in various styles of dance or performing arts.
  • Passionate about arts education and children’s well-being.
  • High-energy, active and dynamic movers.
  • Experience creating new choreography.
  • Understanding of musical phrasing, strong musicality, and experience working with musicians.
  • Strong classroom management skills (encouraging, inspiring, and inclusive).
  • Life-long learners who seek growth opportunities.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with team members.
  • Participate in professional development and training opportunities provided by KDO.
  • Adaptability in an ever-changing environment, resilience and persistence, problem-solving, empathetic leaders.
  • Commitment to giving children the highest quality experience with joy, purpose, and empathy.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong alignment with KDO’s purpose, mission, and values.
  • Commitment to improvement and growth, communication, and collaboration — thrive as part of a team.
  • Must be dependable, responsible, focused, and punctual.
  • Ability to travel within Indianapolis and Marion County.
  • Available during the school day at least (2) days a week for the entirety of the school year.
  • Candidates are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
  • Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Compensation
Teaching Artists in Training – $23/hr stipend

Teaching Artists In-Training must complete professional development and training in the KDO methodology prior to full employment with KDO.

Training period: (75-100) hours total, over (10-12) weeks, (3) hours weekly average.

First-Year Teaching Artist – $30 – $40/hr

First-year KDO Teaching Artists are hired on a seasonal, part-time basis and compensated at $30-$40/class, depending on their teaching experience. Classes typically run for 45 to 60 minutes, with an average of 3-5 teaching hours per week.

Additional compensation for evening, weekend, and other community engagement-related events and/or performances including but not limited to KDO Event of the Year.

New Teaching Artists will be paired with Master Teaching artists to shadow and co-teach.
All KDO programs are offered in the Fall (August-November), Spring (February – May), and Summer (June).
Scheduling based on availability and programming schedule.
Eligibility for a pay increase following one year of continuous employment.
Paid ongoing professional development.

Application Process:
Interested candidates must apply by June 10th, 2022.
For full consideration, all interested candidates will be required to attend one of the Experience a KDO Class Workshops at the Athenaeum on 401 E. Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46205, either on Tuesday, June 14th, 5:00 pm-6:00 or Saturday, June 18th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. *If you are unable to attend either date but would still like to be considered for employment, please complete an application and include details.*
What is an Experience a KDO Class Workshop?  Introduction to KDO’s unique teaching methodology and experiential class led by KDO Master Teaching Artists and with live music! Be ready to move through a high-intensity class, wearing sneakers is preferable. The class is for adults only.
Following participation in the Experience a KDO Class Workshop, KDO will invite select prospects to observe KDO programming and participate in a short series (1-3 days) of introductory training sessions in the KDO methodology.
Depending on the number of positions available, final candidates will be offered Teaching Artists In-Training contracts beginning August 2022 and will receive a stipend of $23/hour.
Teaching Artists In-Training must complete professional development and training in the KDO methodology prior to full employment with KDO.
Training period: (75-100) hours total, over (10-12) weeks, (3) hours weekly average.
Once training is successfully completed, first-year KDO Teaching Artists are hired on a seasonal, part-time basis and compensated at $30-$40/class, depending on their teaching experience. Classes typically run for 45 to 60 minutes, with an average of 3-5 teaching hours per week.