Part-Time Dance Teaching Artist

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Part-Time Dance Teaching Artist
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About Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)

Kids Dance Outreach provides accessible, high-quality dance and arts education to Indianapolis children. Through our programs, children are empowered to succeed and given the tools to persevere, be brave, and understand empathy as they discover new and unimaginable ways to see themselves and others. The mission of KDO is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence. 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.

Kids Dance Outreach is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

PART-TIME DANCE TEACHING ARTIST JOB DESCRIPTION

About the KDO In-School Program

In partnership with Indianapolis public and charter schools, KDO provides high-quality, joyful, innovative dance programs during school time. Partnership design can vary from one-time introductory workshops to semester and year-long sequential programs. All children in the designated grade participate at no cost to them or their families.  The KDO curriculum uses unique movement vocabulary accessible to all, promoting structure, discipline, focus, empathy, and self-confidence. This, in turn, boosts the students’ ability to learn and perform with success while fostering acceptance and celebration of diversity.

About the Dance Teaching Artist Position

  • High level of interest in upholding KDO’s mission and values, furthering access and equity, as well as 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.

KDO serves children of all races, backgrounds, religions, and abilities. We firmly believe and have witnessed the power of the Arts as a catalyst for change. Together, we continue to seek innovative ways to effect change in our community and the world through our mission and strive to be part of that change. We invite and strongly encourage teaching artists from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Compensation:

$30 – $40/hour

  • All new KDO Teaching Artists are hired on a part-time basis and must complete training before employment.
  • 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 is based on the availability of our programs.

For additional questions, please contact Associate Director, Mónica M. Muñoz at mmunoz@kdoutreach.org.

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