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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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If you would like the opportunity to work in a unique, exciting environment with passionate, gifted kids, please e-mail us at stayintune@lamusart.org 

JOB OPENING: BALLET INSTRUCTOR

Position: Ballet Teacher

Salary: Part-Time Hourly according to qualifications and experience

Reporting to: Executive Director/Programs Coordinator

Working closely with: Programs Coordinator and Office Manager

Hours: Approximately 4-8 hours per week

Category: Performing Arts

Location: East Los Angeles

Type: Part Time

Preferred Education: 4 year Degree in Dance or Equivalent Education and/or Experience

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides East Los Angeles youth with creative paths to creative futures by means of arts education programs. Pearle Irene Odell founded LAMusArt in 1945, offering pay-what-you-can music lessons to local schoolchildren in Boyle Heights. In the mid-1960s, LAMusArt expanded its programs and moved to its East 3rd Street Facility in East Los Angeles where it remains to this day.

72 remarkable years later, LAMusArt has served over 100,000 students and continues its promise of providing financially accessible arts programs to its community members. As our programs continue to expand, our initial goal remains: to instill the value of the arts and use them to help our community members achieve happy, successful futures.

JOB DESCRIPTION

LAMusArt seeks a dynamic ballet teacher for ballet students ages 5-14.  The ideal candidate is experienced as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer.  This position involves teaching classical ballet technique as well as choreographing for the annual student production.  Required skills include a thorough knowledge of classical ballet technique and ballet pedagogy for dance programming for students ranging in age from elementary school through high school.  The successful candidate holds a degree in dance and/or equivalent experience and has at least two years of teaching dance.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pleasant personality, exhibit a sunny outlook, energetic and organized behavior
  • Strong work ethic, professional
  • Love for children, role model and mentor
  • Leadership, strong sense of self, confidence, and a comprehensive knowledge of company goals
  • Reliable, accountable, responsible
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • High professional and personal standards of work and of conduct
  • Emotional maturity, good judgment
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (email, internet navigation)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To instill a love of learning in children by fostering healthy curiosity about the world around them and encouraging exploration and discovery through dance education
  • Prepare and teach stimulating classes in classical ballet to students aged 5-14 and prepare students for a professional career in dance

Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and syllabi

Explain and demonstrate proper techniques

Ability to connect and capture studentsattention, deliver information clearly, concisely and effectively

Establish and communicate clear objectives

  • Create choreography for annual year-end student production, select accompanying music and coordinating costume
  • Maintain student attendance records
  • Nurture each student to maximize his/her balletic potential
  • Assessment and support of individual student learning styles
  • Utilize differentiated instruction to support all students according to their accommodations and learning styles
  • Ensuring a culture of rigor and discipline
  • The sensitive handling of studentsemotional needs, giving constructive criticism, encouragement and confidence
  • Create a welcoming, healthy and safe learning environment for all students to grow and learn by setting class-based rules and boundaries that are centered on mutual respect and understanding of our core values
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Collaboration with other members of the faculty and staff, work collectively will colleagues to meet the needs of all students
  • Participation in faculty and staff meetings
  • Attend and assist at annual year-end student dance production
  • Effective and timely communication in person and through email with varied school directors and colleagues
  • Support of school-wide initiatives and programs
  • To support colleagues and work whole-heartedly for the good of the school
  • Work reflectively to set goals, receive constructive feedback and try new strategies to improve student achievement

TO APPLY

Please submit via email Cover letter, Resume and two References to:

Manuel Prieto
Executive Director
mprieto@LAMusArt.org


JOB OPENING: TRUMPET INSTRUCTOR

Position: Trumpet Teacher

Salary: Part-Time Hourly according to qualifications and experience

Reporting to: Executive Director/Programs Coordinator

Working closely with: Programs Coordinator and Office Manager

Hours: Approximately 4-8 hours on Saturdays

Category: Performing Arts

Location: East Los Angeles

Type: Part Time

Preferred Education: 4 year Degree in Dance or Equivalent Education and/or Experience

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides East Los Angeles youth with creative paths to creative futures by means of arts education programs. Pearle Irene Odell founded LAMusArt in 1945, offering pay-what-you-can music lessons to local schoolchildren in Boyle Heights. In the mid-1960s, LAMusArt expanded its programs and moved to its East 3rd Street Facility in East Los Angeles where it remains to this day.

72 remarkable years later, LAMusArt has served over 100,000 students and continues its promise of providing financially accessible arts programs to its community members. As our programs continue to expand, our initial goal remains: to instill the value of the arts and use them to help our community members achieve happy, successful futures.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pleasant personality, exhibit a sunny outlook, energetic and organized behavior
  • Strong work ethic, professional
  • Love for children, role model and mentor
  • Leadership, strong sense of self, confidence, and a comprehensive knowledge of company goals
  • Reliable, accountable, responsible
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • High professional and personal standards of work and of conduct
  • Emotional maturity, good judgment
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Work independently or as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (email, internet navigation)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To instill a love of learning in children by fostering healthy curiosity about the world around them and encouraging exploration and discovery through dance education
  • Prepare and teach stimulating private classes in trumpet to students aged 7-18.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and syllabi
  • Explain and demonstrate proper techniques
  • Ability to connect and capture students’ attention, deliver information clearly, concisely and effectively
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives
  • Attend bi- annual student production, select accompanying music and coordinating students
  • Maintain student attendance records
  • Nurture each student to maximize his/her music potential
  • Assessment and support of individual student learning styles
  • Utilize differentiated instruction to support all students according to their accommodations and learning styles
  • Ensuring a culture of rigor and discipline
  • The sensitive handling of students’ emotional needs, giving constructive criticism, encouragement and confidence
  • Create a welcoming, healthy and safe learning environment for all students to grow and learn by setting class-based rules and boundaries that are centered on mutual respect and understanding of our core values
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Collaboration with other members of the faculty and staff, work collectively will colleagues to meet the needs of all students
  • Participation in faculty and staff meetings
  • Attend and assist at annual year-end student dance production
  • Effective and timely communication in person and through email with varied school directors and colleagues
  • Support of school-wide initiatives and programs
  • To support colleagues and work whole-heartedly for the good of the school
  • Work reflectively to set goals, receive constructive feedback and try new strategies to improve student achievement

TO APPLY

Please submit via email Cover letter, Resume and two References to:

Manuel Prieto
Executive Director
mprieto@LAMusArt.org