Education and Outreach Director

Job Posting: Education and Outreach Director

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POSTED: November 24, 2017

Position: Education and Outreach Director

Reports to: Artistic and Executive Director

Hours: Full-Time

Position Overview:

MamLuft&Co. Dance seeks a skilled, passionate, and highly productive leader to serve as the non-profit organization’s Education and Outreach Director.

In short, the Education and Outreach Director is responsible for:

  • raising funds to make her/his position self-sustaining (primarily through grants and earned program revenue,
  • strengthening current and developing new education and outreach programs (primarily for children),
  • overseeing and administering all aspects of the organization’s education and outreach programs (including 5-8 contracted teaching artists and 4-6 weekly parent volunteers).

 

Education: Minimum Bachelor degree, preferably in Dance, Education, or Non-Profit Management, although other degrees accepted. Required to have a passion for dance. Highly preferred to have dance background/training in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz, if not also Tap.

Duties

  • Take an active, hands-on role in nearly all MamLuft&Co. Dance education and outreach needs, as a leader, administrator, daily manager, and teacher.
  • Collaborate with Artistic/Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, teachers, schools, parents, and other organizations to excel in organizational and programmatic objectives.
  • Create and provide outreach opportunities that reduce barriers to dance, particularly Modern Dance.
  • Increase earned (tuition and fees) and contributed revenue (grant awards and donations) to make this position and the programs self-sustaining, as well as to support the organization as a whole.
  • Plan and execute marketing and PR to recruit new students and raise awareness of programs.
  • Balance daily, detailed duties, as well as the “big picture” to accomplish organizational and programmatic missions.

Desired Traits

  • Personality and work traits: Is kind, generous, patient, and helpful to all people. Able to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately under pressure. Visionary, but realistic. Adapts easily. Manages time extremely well. Able to take ownership of numerous and simultaneous projects from conception to completion. Does not require constant supervision or direction.
  • Must be passionate about educating children (and adults) in the arts. Must be passionate about how arts education is vital to the sustainability of the arts sector.
  • Ideal candidate sees him or herself a long-term partner in MamLuft&Co. Dance.
  • Must be driven to reduce barriers to dance to make dance less elitist and more accessible.
  • Must have strong appreciation (and preferably, knowledge) of progressive Modern Dance, as well as all dance forms taught by ML&Co. (which includes contact improvisation, ballet, tap, jazz).
  • Sets goals, makes plans, works within budget while getting results. Strong attention to detail, but sees “the big picture.” Highly organized, communicative, productive, focused, reliable, and motivated, even when working independently. Learns quickly. Is able to effectively train and manage others.
  • Works well with others; is patient; does not take feedback personally; excellent communicator in written and verbal forms; very responsive and timely. Works within needs of organization. Works well under directorship.

Skills and Experience

  • General: At least 2 years experience (4-5 preferred) in dance, dance education, or arts administration.
  • Preferred (but not required) dance experience: Has worked directly with children. Can teach at least one form of dance technique, preferably modern and creative movement. Has dance knowledge and classroom experience to spearhead curriculum development and teacher training/development.
  • Grant-writing: Experience in researching and writing successful grant proposals.
  • Finances: Experience in creating and adhering to both small and large project budgets.
  • Public relations: PR and marketing skills/experience. Excellent customer service skills in
  • Other technical skills: General technical proficiency and ability to learn software quickly and independently. Creates tools to make his/her own work efficient. Note: will be trained/work in Mac operating system, MS Word and Excel, FileMaker Pro, Google Apps (Voice, Drive, Email), Dropbox, PayPal, WordPress, Woocommerce, Doodle, and others.

How to Apply:

Send CV, cover letter (specifically addressing aspects of the job as described above), and work samples (recommended: writing about the arts or dance, grant application, education or large project planning tools) to Jeanne Mam-Luft at jeanne@mamluftcodance.org. No phone calls, please.

*NOTE: This posting is not an all-inclusive job description and is in no way intended to specify all duties, assignments, or tasks required for this position.

Parent volunteers needed for Summer Dance Camp

Parent Volunteers needed for our Summer Dance & Creativity Camp for Kids!

Applications will require interview, referrals, training, and background checks.

Email dance@mamluftcodance.org for more information.

Dance Instructors

Job posting: Dance instructor

We are not currently hiring for this position, but we always welcome applications to hold for future openings, as needs sometimes occur quite quickly.

Position Overview:

MamLuft&Co. Dance seeks a qualified, motivated, experienced dance instructors for our 2017-2018 afterschool programs beginning September 2017. Applicant must be able to teach Modern Dance and Ballet to children ranging from 3 to 12 years of age (jazz and tap are pluses but may not be required at this time). Instructor will be working remotely in a school or community center in the Cincinnati area, and thus must be able to work independently with little or no on-the-job direct supervision. Additionally, instructor must have reliable transportation to and from assigned location. As this is not a traditional studio setting, ideal candidate would have experience teaching in a variety of settings to children from a variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience.

 

Note that this is a contracted position, and as such the instructor will be expected to invoice MamLuft&Co. Dance for payments. The new hire will be paid a set rate per 35- to 40-minute class. Preparation and commute time is not paid, however, mandatory bi-monthly staff meetings are paid (dates and time TBD).

 

Hours in most demand are weekday afternoons starting sometime between 2-4pm and ending sometime between 4-6pm. Times vary by location and program.

 

New hire will need to attend a training session with Education and Outreach Director to review ML&Co. guidelines and policies.

 

Education:

  • Considerable dance training. Although this is not a traditional studio setting, expectations are high: Instructor is expected to provide students with high quality and sound technical training, possess effective class management skills, and maintain clear and consistent communication with parents and with MamLuft&Co. Dance.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • At least two years teaching experience
  • Teaching in school and community settings often involves behavioral and class management issues that are not as prevalent in traditional studio settings: Must be able to effectively discipline while maintaining an encouraging and supportive environment.
  • Must be able to work with students who have little to no dance experience and who may not yet be familiar with “dance etiquette”.
  • Must be able to work remotely and manage class time effectively with little to no on-the-job direct supervision.
  • Must be able to create a recital piece beginning in mid-October 2017 to be finished and presented in May 2018 with the use of pre-existing costumes in MamLuft&Co. Dance’s “costume closet”.

 

Desired Traits:

  • Must possess strong communication and collaborative skills: Must be able to respond to emails in a timely manner and readily communicate via text message and phone. Must be able to attend mandatory bi-weekly staff meetings and work respectfully alongside other staff under the direction of MamLuft&Co. Dance.
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and able to maintain regular attendance to all assigned classes.
  • Must be self-motivated and passionate about educating children in the art of dance

 

Must pass local, state, and federal background check at own expense, and obtain the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Security Badge (required of anyone entering CPS buildings on a regular basis.)

http://www.cps-k12.org/families-students/student-safety/employee-badges

 

How to Apply:

  • Send resume of experience and dance training, and cover letter (addressing above requirements), to dance@mamluftcodance.org. No phone calls, please.

Click here for a PDF version of the after school dance instructor position.