Children & Youth Dance Instructor - City of New Westminster

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Children & Youth Dance Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Office of the CAO – Anvil Centre
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: *See below
SALARY: $35.10 per hour (2021 rates) plus 12% in lieu of benefits
The City of New Westminster’s Art Services department is seeking a dynamic dance arts instructor to join our faculty to help develop our sessional performing arts programs.  You will conceptualize design and implement dance classes for families, preschool, children, and youth out of the 900 square foot Anvil Centre Dance Studio which features floor to ceiling mirrors along two walls, a sprung wood floor and permanent stereo system. 

Working with the Arts Program Coordinator, the instructor will devise and lead a range of dance programs including introductory-based movement programs as well as more specific dance styles such as ballet, jazz, Hip-Hop, modern, lyrical or acro.  Applicants with current artistic practices (professional or personal) are strongly encouraged to apply.  This position will instruct mainly families, children and youth with possible adult dance instruction opportunities in the future.  Ideally, candidates will be available and interested to lead some Spring Break and Summer Camps (full-day or half-day) in 2023.

Successful applicants will also have opportunities to connect with other service departments within the City.  This could take the form of delivering community engagement projects, workshops or performances which inform and connect the New Westminster community.

Requirements include:

  • Educational background in dance either through continued professional development or through completion of accredited programs.
  • Passionate about dance education and sound previous instructing experience within a recreational and/or cultural studio setting.
  • Kind and approachable demeanor.
  • Responsible and punctual.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass and maintain a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS) check.

*Instruction hours of work are dependent on program registration and building scheduling (i.e. community rentals).  The successful candidate will have the ability to work some weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume in one document quoting the competition number by December 9, 2022 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e-mail to using the following format in the subject line:  LAST NAME First Name #22-193

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: November 23, 2022, 2:16 pm
Expires: December 9, 2022, 11:00 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $35.10 Hour

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