Department: Education and Training
Last Revision: July 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Teaching Artists primarily serve the ABT at School residency programs within the five boroughs of New York City. This part-time position will facilitate school residency programs through the facilitation of short-term and long-term ballet programs designed to guide student experiences at ABT performances and cultivate engagement with the art form of ballet.
- Engage students in the seven movements of classical ballet and classical vocabulary.
- Create age appropriate lesson plans in line with ABT’s education mission.
- Follow program guidelines as designated by the Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach.
- Design movement exercises which foster critical thinking literacy and facilitate exploration and creation.
- Attend Teaching Artist professional development sessions and any relevant planning meetings.
- Complete administrative duties including the submission of evaluations, schedules, etc.
- Work closely and communicate with ABT Education department staff and partnering school teachers/personnel to coordinate aspects of presentations, schedules and rehearsal periods.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Strong commitment to teaching and a demonstrated interest in the field of arts education.
- Proven ability to interact clearly and effectively with a diverse youth population.
- Ability and willingness to travel throughout NYC’s five boroughs.
- Relevant teaching experience in artist-in-school programs, ballet studios, public schools or similar community-based programs (Relevant teaching in NYC public schools is preferred).
- Experience teaching with diverse populations, i.e., early childhood, special needs, participants with disabilities, and multilingual learners is a plus.
- Awareness of social issues affecting NYC youth; background in social justice work is a plus.
- Collaborative team player – energetic, enthusiastic, positive, and personable.
- Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of classical ballet; dance degree preferred or equivalent professional dance training/experience.
- Familiarity with the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Dance, and the New York State Arts Standards.
- Knowledge of ABT’s classical repertoire is a plus.
- Ability to teach in Spanish, Mandarin, and/or other languages is a plus.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training
Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references through August 2019 to Amanda Tomera, Education Associate, [email protected]. Optional materials: Samples of professional and teaching materials. No phone calls or recruiters, please. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.
Note: All Teaching Artists will undergo fingerprinting with the NYC DOE. If you have already been fingerprinted, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.
The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role. From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.