Ballet Instructor
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POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Program Director, the instructor provides
guidance and leadership in a group setting to all particpants. Develops and monitors ballet
program, including class agenda, roster, and any further duties assigned. Maintenance of
equipment, sound system, and class area is a necessary requirement of this position. This
position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community
through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Hours: 5-20 hours a week at $12-$15 an hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Ensure the health, safety, and well being of children in the program by providing
close supervision of all activites.
2. Design and facilitate ballet instruction and activities for children ages 3-10.
3. Maintain accurate program documentation.
4. Develop a curriculum and lesson planning for all ages.
5. Maintain required tracking, attendance, and paperwork.
6. Instruct youth about all aspects of the sport
7. Responsible for the use and proper storage of all equipment.
8. Communicate with supervisor any challenges or issues regarding program
participants and facilities.
9. Prepare the learning environment and necessary equipment.
10. Actively partipate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
11. Other duties as assigned.
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others
and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships
with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and
remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes
effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals,
clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and
deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to
change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths
and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills
required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in
technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:.
1. High School Diploma or equivalent; some college preferred.
2. Minimum of one year experience in ballet instruction to children
3. At least 16 years of age.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
4. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
5. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
6. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act
swiftly in an emergency
7. Dancing and going through choreography

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