Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Dance Instructor Wanted at MacDonald Island!

The Dance Instructor reports to the Dance Supervisor.  This position is responsible for representing MacDonald Island Dance Academy by displaying a professional and high energy image while meeting the needs of the community.  The Dance Instructor will be respectful of program participants and will be responsible for making sure the activities and areas remain clean, safe, and well maintained.  This position plays a critical role as one of our front line staff members and must display an exemplary level of customer service through the Sports and Recreation offered by the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo and the MacDonald Island Dance Academy.  

Position Type: 1 Full-Time Term Position Available
Posting Period: Open Until Filled
Contract Term: August 15, 2014 - June 15, 2015

Teach Dance Programs
Develop class plans that reflect the various ages and abilities of dancers 
Follow syllabus and prepare students for examinations
Prepare choreography including  music selection and costume
Make recommendations to further develop programming
Teach dance programs in accordance with the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Dance Academy’s Policies and procedures
Promote services/ programs/ events that would provide an additional benefit to the students
Ensure the safety of the students by interpreting and enforcing facility rules and regulations
Gain a complete understanding of Guest Services, On-line Registration as well as fees of all dance programs
Participate in all scheduled training sessions  and orientation
Participate is all scheduled training and professional development deemed necessary by Dance Department
Provide general administrative support
Complete additional projects as assigned by the Dance Supervisor
All other duties as assigned by the Manager, Arts & Culture and the Dance Supervisor

Current Standard First Aid (including CPR C) (AED) certificate or equivalent
Degree or Diploma in Post Secondary Dance Program and/or Accredited Dance Teaching Certification (R.A.D., S.R.B, C.D.T.A., I.S.T.D, B.A.T.D, A.D.A.P.T etc.)
High School Diploma

Essential Skills and Experience:
Practical teaching experience, must have excellent technical abilities and demonstration
Must be able to independently create class plans, prepare students for examinations and create chorography for performance
Demonstrate excellent verbal, written and oral skills
Possess strong organizational skills and ability to work as part of a team
Excellent customer service
Ability to work with Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable Skills and Experience:
Experience as a professional dancer
Workshops and Conventions

This position requires flexible schedule including  evenings and weekend work
This position includes exposure to loud noises and will require an individual to be able to concentrate in a busy environment
The candidate must be physically fit with excellent dance demonstration ability

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