Activity Specialist – Dance
Harlem Village Academy
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
New York City Mission Society's Power Academy is a after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all of 6th to 8th grade participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, Power Academy reinforces school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment. (Program will operate Fully In-Person)
Title: Activity Specialist - Dance
Program: Harlem Village Academy
Employment Status: Part-Time
Basic Function: Teach dance and its foundational principles to middle school-aged summer program participants while creating a nurturing environment that fosters the creativity and educational advancement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create a supportive and nurturing group environment.
Ensure the safety of all children.
Teach a variety of dance styles and routines to groups of children according to the program schedule.
Develop and implement lesson plans.
Prepare materials and hand-outs for lessons.
Create and coordinate student showcases related to dance.
Attend team and group supervision meetings.
Attend professional development trainings as required by the agency and program contract.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Associate's Degree in a related field or two years of experience working with students (elementary or middle-school aged) required.
Must have experience teaching dance to children in a school or after-school setting.
Ability to teach a wide range of dance styles is required.
Must have strong interest in working with children.
Must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of program and school staff.
Must have excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational.
Experience overseeing a group of young people preferred.
Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.
Salary and Benefits
$30.00 per hour
Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to:
Include in Subject Line: Re: DANCE Activity Specialist, HVA Power Academy.
Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.