Community Teaching Artist
Boston, MA Education and Community Initiatives
Job Type
Part-time
Description

  

The heart of Boston Ballet (BB) is the human experience. Through our living and breathing art, we forge human connections—between artist and attendee, teacher and trainee, friend and newcomer, one's outer and inner self. We believe that the community of employees that makes dance possible is better together when talented individuals with varied life experiences, identities, races, cultures and ideas are welcomed, encouraged, and heard.


A Community Teaching Artist is a part-time hourly position integral to the teaching team and Boston Ballet's efforts to engage constituents in the community. The successful candidate will have experience with a variety of dance styles and techniques, prior experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, as well as experience working collaboratively in a K-12 environment. They will possess excellent communication skills, have the willingness to work collaboratively as a team, demonstrate enthusiasm for working with youth and a commitment to students’ growth and development through the arts. A successful teaching artist aims to make ballet accessible and cultivate a new generation of life-long arts advocates and participants and will contribute to building a culture of belonging through Boston Ballet’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

· Teach assigned classes consistent with program curriculum.

· Class preparation and consistent communication with school and Boston Ballet School (BBS) staff.

· Attend all faculty meetings, curriculum meetings, and professional development seminars as scheduled.

· Serve as liaison between participants, community sites, teachers, and BBS staff.

· Supervise and positively redirect classroom behavior. 

· High level of comfort working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds; multilingual skills a plus. 

· Commitment to building antiracist, culturally inclusive, and asset-based educational experiences. 

· Educators’ mindset that values documentation, assessing student learning and commitment to ongoing professional development.

· Perform all other duties appropriate to part-time faculty as requested. 

Requirements

  

· Must be 18 years-of-age or older 

· 5 years of dance experience

· 3 years of teaching any style of dance; teaching ballet would be considered a plus

· Experience working with and mentoring youth in a learning environment, and belief in holding high standards for all

· Sensitivity and a caring attitude toward children with a strong interest in understanding how children learn and helping them love the art of dance.

· Flexibility, positive attitude, and good work ethic

· Excellent communication skills

· Boston Ballet requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment unless the employee is entitled to a religious or medical exemption.