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Dance Instructor (School Programs, Evenings and Weekend Classes)

City of Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $16.61 - $23.59 
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

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Job Summary

Responsible for the instruction of Dance-based program(s) to school groups during weekdays and members of the public during evenings and weekends. Responsible for the instruction of programs as outlined by the Culture and Recreation Divisions to meet the needs of participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating the activity.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for delivering City of Mississauga Dance Programs, often being the first dance instructor many participants will have. It will be an important role as an early influencer on the participants’ involvement in dance. Responsible for conducting an engaging class that meets the program outlines and instructing in the styles of dance that are required or assigned to teach.

  • Instruct comprehensive school and sessional dance program(s) as developed by Culture or Recreation Division to meet the needs of all participants in the program(s).
  • Work with groups of up to 30participants
  • Prepare detailed lessons plans (including HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, if appropriate) to ensure classes are meeting program outlines
  • Prepare choreography for end of session performance/Parent’s Day to highlight achievements of the participants
  • Teach basic to advanced dance steps to program participants through group lessons
  • Find and prepare music that is appropriate for the program and matches technical exercises used in class
  • Incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate
  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants by adhering to Department Safety and Program Standards.
  • Manage participants’ behavior to ensure safety
  • Use creative teaching approaches to meet the individual needs of participants
  • Ensure program space is appropriate and set up to maximize program delivery potential and safety of participants.
  • Provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to parents of participants
  • Promote program and provide information for progression in the dance program
  • Ensure all participants are registered correctly into programs, maintain attendance lists and perform any additional administrative tasks as required.
  • Communicate with Supervisor regarding program

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 year experience teaching or performing dance
  • Dance Teaching Certification from a recognized instructor certification program (RAD, ISTD, BATD, CDTA, DMA) preferred
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Completed intermediate/ advance level exams in related field (or must be able to satisfy the requirements of the syllabus)
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR “B” Certification
  • Physical exercises while instructing.
  • Primarily community centre environment.
  • A Level 3 - Vulnerable check will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

Additional Information

  • Pay rate is determined based on the program that is being instructed - School, Instructional, Recital, Competitive.
  • Instructors are paid for class prep for each class taught, recital/dress rehearsal, and attendance at competitions, meetings in addition to the actual classroom teaching time.
  • Training is also compensated at an hourly training rate of $15.00/hour.

Hourly Rate:PB: $16.61 - $19.83orPD: $21.44 - $23.59based on position/program

(additional compensation is provided for choreography and program specific requirements per class)

Candidates successful in the interview round will be invited to participate in a practical assessment.

Hourly Rate/Salary:$16.61 - $23.59
Hours of Work:up to 24 hours
Work Location: Various
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Culture Division,Culture Services
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

COVID-19 Update:As per the City’s Employee Recruitment Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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