About Our Job
Employment Requirement: City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.
Denver Parks & Recreation offers Arts & Culture programming throughout the year at many of our 30 recreation centers. We offer a wide variety of classes in areas such as: fine arts, pottery, ceramics, sewing, music, dance, creative writing and a wide range of crafts and creative early childhood programming (18 month - 5 years), youth programming (6-18), and adult programs (18+). Our Recreation Instructors lead classes of 4-12 participants through a preset schedule of weekly sessions to become familiar and confident in the topic area of choice. Our programming offers our Instructors the opportunity to teach a variety of age groups in recreation centers throughout the city.
Our Arts & Culture Department is looking to hire energetic Youth Dance Instructors who have a passion for inspiring children through movement and dance.
This is a fun part-time opportunity to work with Denver's youth and teach them the art of dance.
In this role you will:
- Create, plan, implement, and instruct a variety of dance classes for Denver's youth
- Create supply lists for classes
- Setup before, and breakdown/cleanup after each class
- Respond to class-specific inquiries from participants and community members
- Collect and report feedback to the Arts & Culture Program Coordinators for future programming improvement
- Other duties as assigned
We are looking for Instructors who can work 15-20 hours per week at a variety of times, days, and locations.
This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules. In addition to class time instructors receive additional paid hours for planning, set-up, and break down time.About You
Our Instructors should have a passion for teaching, and knowledge of a variety of dance styles. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about working with children, connecting communities, and inspiring creativity.
Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following:
- Associate degree or higher in a dance, dance history, or a related field
- Experience teaching a variety of dance styles
- Prior experience working with youth
- Prior experience planning, managing, or coordinating creative dance programming
- Current CPR/First Aid Certification
- Bilingual skills preferred, but not required
- Ability to travel to Denver's 30 recreation centers throughout the city as needed
We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:
About Everything Else
- Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
- Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
- Education and Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
- Licensures/Certification: Requires certification in CPR and First Aid within 6 months of date of hire. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of continued employment
CA2583 Recreation Instructor
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Position Salary Range
$15.00 - $22.50
Parks and Recreation
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