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Current Job Openings:

POSITION TITLE:                               Hip Hop Instructor  
DEPARTMENT:                                   Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
REPORTS TO:                                     Director, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
WORK SCHEDULE:                             Variable
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:                     Non-Exempt
COMPENSATION:                               $23 to $30 per Hour Commensurate with Experience

BALLET AUSTIN is a 59-year old nonprofit organization that is home to one of the largest professional contemporary ballet companies and classical ballet academies in the United States.  Led by Executive Director Cookie Ruiz and Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin operates as a $7 million 501(c)3, consisting of a professional ballet company, apprentice company, trainee program, ballet academy and community dance and fitness center that offers a variety of dance and conditioning classes to the general public.

THE BUTLER CENTER FOR DANCE & FITNESS engages, educates, and empowers people of all skill levels, ages, and economic and cultural backgrounds to adopt healthy lifestyles through dance and regular physical activity. By providing quality instruction in an open and inviting atmosphere, the Butler Center inspires confidence and encourages fun. For more information about Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, please visit balletaustin.org/community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Professionally trained hip hop dancer invested in sharing passion for dance through instruction.
  2. At least one year experience as a hip hop instructor.
  3. Ability to explain and demonstrate technique and method for specific style of dance.
  4. Ability to break down steps, assessing the level of experience of students and teaching accordingly.
  5. Ability to relate to and interact with the adult student.
  6. Ability to commit to an agreed-upon teaching schedule.
  7. Dependable, reliable and responsible.
  8. Must be available to interview as well as schedule a teaching time as part of the interview/audition process.

Please send resume, including dance education and teaching experience, and completed application to:
Vicki Parsons - CONFIDENTIAL
Ballet Austin

501 W. 3rd St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Or scan and email to:
vicki.parsons@balletaustin.org

Ballet Austin is committed to enhancing the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff. Hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of Ballet Austin to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


POSITION TITLE:                  Resident Instructor of Dance
REPORTS TO:                        
Director of Academy
DEPARTMENT:                      
Academy 
FULL-TIME POSITION:         
Full-Time; 34-week Academy school year, 6-week Summer Intensive
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:        Exempt
COMPENSATION:                   
Commensurate with experience

Ballet Austin is a 59-year old nonprofit organization that is home to one of the largest professional contemporary ballet companies and classical ballet academies in the United States.  Led by Executive Director Cookie Ruiz and Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin operates as a 501(c)3, consisting of a professional ballet company, apprentice company, trainee program, ballet academy and community dance and fitness center that offers a variety of dance and conditioning classes to the general public.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Resident Instructor of Dance will teach ballet technique and related styles (pointe, variations, partnering) to Ballet Austin Academy Lower and Upper School students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; the position also maintains a commitment to teaching the core curriculum and syllabus prescribed by Ballet Austin artistic staff (influenced by the teaching of Truman Finney and Marcia Dale Weary).

The successful candidate will demonstrate ballet as a first language, work well in a collaborative work environment, be committed to a cohesive approach to training, and exhibit a breadth of understanding of newer disciplines in addition to classical ballet.

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Teach in the Academy as determined by the Academy Director
  • Teach in the Summer Intensive Program as determined by the Academy Director
  • Participate in ongoing teacher training and professional development as determined by the Curriculum Director
  • Participate in student evaluations as determined by the Academy Director
  • Participate in student rehearsals/performances as determined by the Academy Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Evidence of excellence in ballet technique
  • Demonstrated experience in pedagogy in a variety of teaching methods
  • Evidence of professional career as an instructor and/or substantial professional teaching experience

PREFERRED START DATE: On or before September of 2016
TO APPLY: Please send letter of application and resume, three current letters of recommendation and list of references to:

William Piner
Academy Director
Ballet Austin

501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
512.501.8704, ext.123
bill.piner@balletaustin.org

Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ballet Austin is committed to enhancing the diversity of our student body, faculty and staff. Hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of Ballet Austin to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.


 
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