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Dance Teaching Artist

Company: Partnership with Children
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Partnership with Children (PWC) is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering students to reach their full potential and succeed in school, society, and life. We work to provide school-wide critical counseling services, as well as family and community outreach in New York City public schools most impacted by the effects of poverty and trauma. We are one of the citys largest providers of community school programs and school-based mental health services.

PWC recently merged with the Center for Arts Education (CAE), an organization that has delivered high-quality arts education programs that nurtures the development of social and emotional learning in NYC public school students as a core part of their pre-K to 12th grade education. PWC and CAEs programs and approach are rooted in an understanding of the impact of poverty and trauma on children, a steadfast commitment to antiracism, and expertise in childrens social-emotional wellbeing.

Start Date: Hiring on a rolling basis throughout the Spring of 2022.

Location: In-person at partnering schools across the five NYC boroughs.

Program & Job Description:
PWC/CAE is looking for qualified Dance Teaching Artists to work with students across a variety of programs. An ideal candidate will be experienced in teaching the art of dance to groups of children in a school setting and is either skilled in a variety of dance styles or specialized in one style. An ideal candidate is willing to work with CAE staff and schools administrations to help determine and design dance programming that will best fit the needs of the school communities we serve. This listing is not for a specific TA position, but rather for the opportunity to be added to PWC/CAEs Teaching Artist Database, meaning youd be on the short list of contacts for relevant opportunities as they arise.

CAE/PWC is seeking motivated, flexible, adaptable, and positive Teaching Artists to join us in facilitating Dance programming. The right candidate will:
Have at least 2 years' experience as a Teaching Artist in the Dance genre, ideally in NYC public schools.

Hold a strong understanding of arts integration best practices and strategies.
Focus on the intersection of Dance and Social Emotional Learning/Competencies.
Possess strong collaboration skills with classroom teachers, other teaching artists, social workers, administrators, etc. Have experience lesson planning/creating curriculum for K-12 students.

TA must be vaccinated and can provide proof upon request.

TA must be fingerprinted by the NYC Department of Education (PETS Certified) and currently eligible for work in NYC public schools.

TA must be willing and available to plan with partner teachers, partner social workers, and/or school staff members, as necessary.

TA must submit all paperwork, such as lesson plans, in accordance with programguidelines.

TA must attend and actively participate in all required orientations and Professional Learning workshops, and meetings.

TA must be respectful of teachers and school administrators timelimitations.

TA must maintain open communication with CAEs Teaching and LearningDepartment staff.

TA must clarify classroom management strategies with school partners and rely on teachers, social workers, and school personnel for disciplinary actions.

TA must utilize their artistry and pedagogical knowledge to implement an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to engage, create and reflect.

Partnership with Children welcomes diversity in all its forms and believes that its mission can only be achieved when diversity is leveraged across all areas, including race, gender, gender expression, age, nationality and life experience. Partnership with Children is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and strongly encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Partnership with Children provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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