Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dance Teacher Apprentice

Soul Arts Academy (Sweet Soul Movement) is a Downtown performing arts school seeking charismatic, driven and responsible interns and apprentices for its performance-oriented 2011 Summer Arts Workshops commencing Jun 27th. Hailed as “Downtown’s most creative new day camp for kids,” SAA’s summer workshops features instruction in dance, drama, art, music, swimming and outdoor sports over the course of 8 weeks, run by NYC artists and professional teachers.

Dance Teacher Apprentices
Apprentices will work closely with assigned staff teachers to assist classes in a variety of dance disciplines, attend workshops in early dance pedagogy by invited specialists and participate in performances/workshops by visiting artists. Teaching Apprentices will receive instruction in pre-K to 6 creative movement pedagogy as well as individual classroom instruction under the tutelage of assigned teacher mentors and the academy’s founder and creative director. In addition, apprentices will be given several guided opportunities to teach classes and receive constructive feedback from their teacher mentors. This 2-week apprenticeship program is highly competitive: only TWO apprentices will be accepted per Session and successful candidates are only eligible for ONE session of Summer (2-weeks). There is no apprenticeship fee. Successful candidates will be expected to perform camp duties. Position open to dance and education students; current dance teachers seeking employment at Soul Arts Academy are also encouraged to apply. When applying, please indicate which sessions you will be available for.

Dates & Times
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Session 1: Jun 27-Jul 8
Session 2: Jul 11-Jul 22
Session 3: Jul 25-Aug 5   
Session 4: Aug 8-Aug 19

Applicants to either position(s) must:
- Love working with children
- Be resourceful, creative, open-minded and able to work in an unpredictable fast-paced environment
- Have a passion for the performing arts, arts management or arts education
- Be able to FULLY commit to the respective Session(s) required

To apply, please send (1) A Cover Letter introducing yourself, your hobbies, interests and special skills, (2) A Headshot or recent Photo, (3) Resume and (4) contact information of 3 references to Email subject: “Summer Apprentice." Please include all your contact details in your materials, which sessions you are applying for, and if you would like to be considered for another position. Candidates will be contacted for a scheduled interview.

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