Dance Teaching Artists | Changing Worlds

Changing Worlds, an arts and cultural education organization, seeks dance teaching artists to teach in our Arts and Cultural Connections after-school and/or the Arts Culture and Literacy in-school programs in Chicago Public Schools. Changing Worlds is looking for dance artists with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • African
  • Caribbean
  • Contemporary 
  • Latin
  • Middle Eastern
  • Experimental Movement

Responsibilities include working with groups of up to 15 students in an after-school setting or up to 35 students in an in-school setting, curriculum planning, developing and teaching choreography, developing performances for student showcases, discussions about the history and traditions of the dance form, and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and school administrators. 

Locations of program assignments will be determined by the Program Manager. In-school programs run between 8am-3pm and after-school programs run between 3pm-6pm. Times may vary depending on the school.

Teaching artists are compensated for teaching and curriculum planning time.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of dance skills for elementary through high school students
  • Support the development of cultural awareness for elementary through high school students
  • Planning and implementation of arts and cultural curriculum for elementary through high school students
  • Engage with students to encourage their creativity and self-expression
  • Employ a system of effective classroom behavior management
  • Support the students in the creation of a culminating performances
  • Consult with Changing Worlds’ Program Manager on the development of programming 
Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Requirements:

  • Strong experience with and knowledge of dance form and its history
  • Punctuality
  • Comfortable working with large groups of students
  • Comfortable working with diverse groups of students
  • Strong mentorship and leadership skills
  • Prior experience with youth is mandatory
  • Transportation to/from the teaching site is the responsibility of the teaching artist
To Apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Contact Name: Umeki Ramsey

Contact Email: programadmin@changingworlds.org

Contact Phone Number: 312-421-8040

Link: http://www.changingworlds.org

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Umeki Ramsey
Contact Phone Number: 
312-421-8040
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