Job Opportunity - Teaching Artist

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Job Opportunity - Teaching Artist




Do you believe that every child can learn and excel, regardless of their shape, size, family situation or background?

Do you have the ability to express yourself verbally in such a way that deserves attention?

Do you have a passion for creative expression that is easily communicated to, and contagious among, children?

Do you have an understanding of children’s classroom dynamics and how to manage behavior?

Do you have confidence in your artistic (movement) abilities?


If you answered YES to all of the above, WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!


Our organization, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio (DCNEO), is looking to hire PART TIME Teaching Artists for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  DCNEO is a nonprofit organization that implements a 10 week – 20 session social development for 5th and 8th grade students as part of the required academic school day program (not an optional or elective program held after-school).  We are NOT seeking professional dancers and no ballroom dance experience is necessary.


Dancing Classrooms isn’t a dancing program; Dancing Classrooms is a social development program that utilizes ballroom dancing as the tool to generate social change in the participants that leads to a positively impacting students’ attendance, behavior management, academic performance, and overall school/classroom culture.  Additionally, there is a large curriculum component accompanying our program that is connected to both the Common Core and the Ohio Academic Content Standards.


Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists are:

-Actors, dancers, individuals who can move with rhythm

-Have excellent interpersonal skills; love kids

-Able to work in a team; work in a classroom

-Have a generous spirit

-A sense of humor, of language, of rhythm

-Willingness to travel throughout Cleveland

-You will be fingerprinted with state of Ohio upon employment.


Job Details

Employment is PART TIME (4-10 hours/week depending on your availability), during the school year, between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00pm.

There is an unpaid 4 day training – final dates TBA (based on final candidates availability)


SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE: or send cover letter, resume (with references), and headshot to: info(at)DancingClassroomsNEO(dot)org.

All references will be contacted.


Feel free to connect with us online ( and check out our website ( where you can see all our program’s details including the schools we’ve served