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Job (Sherwood Park/Edmonton): Performing Arts Instructor II – Strathcona County

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Job (Sherwood Park/Edmonton): Performing Arts Instructor II – Strathcona County

Job Description
This posting is for five non-permanent hourly positions based out of Festival Place https://www.strathcona.ca/council-county/careers/opportunity/312-2022-ext-rpc/

The Performing Arts Instructor II work within a team environment to develop and implement creative, age-appropriate Performing Arts programs for Strathcona County in the areas of drama, acting, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and musical theatre.

These positions report to the Performing Arts Programmers at Festival Place. The programs you may support in this position include:

Community programs scheduled from Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (child/ youth/ adult) and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer and other seasonal camps occurring Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver a range of performing arts programs, classes, camps, and workshops to a wide variety of audiences within an inclusive, positive, safe, and creative learning environment
  • Plan, develop, and deliver activities that incorporate a variety of art forms, including but not limited to, drama, acting, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and musical theatre
  • Consider skill development and progression, arts education approaches to maximize participant learning, appreciation, and engagement
  • For children and youth, incorporate the interests of the children and support children’s emotional, artistic, and social development, creativity, and fundamental movement skill progression
  • For school groups, understand curriculum connections and teacher objectives, and desired outcomes to support educational success
  • Prepare materials and plans for each program
  • Ensure program spaces are prepared and safe and that materials and equipment are used in accordance with County OHS guidelines
  • Provide excellent guest service for program participants and the community
  • Collaborate and positively interact within a team environment
  • Manage forms, documents, and communications with class participants at the time of the class
  • Communicate any questions, issues, or concerns to the Recreation Programmer – Performing Arts
  • Assist with program documentation and administration and site preparation
  • Provide safe supervision to participants engaged in programs and ensure health and safety regulations are followed
  • Lead role in coordinating and delivering seasonal camp programs and activities
  • Provide administrative support to the operation of summer camps (i.e. waivers, pick up/drop forms, camp evaluations, communication with parents, etc.)
  • Collaborate and positively interact within a team environment

Skills and Abilities

  • Positive, proven leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments and demands
  • Ability to maintain high standards of respect, safety, quality, and cooperation
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding problem solving and communication skills

Qualifications

  • Completed one to two years of post-secondary education in performing arts, education and/or other related degree
  • Two years of work experience instructing performing arts and/or other programs to children and youth in group settings
  • Leader in Training program would be considered an asset
  • High Five Training considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience or skills with some or all of the following:
  • Dance forms such as ballet, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, traditional dance, cultural dance
  • Acting, drama, improv, musical theatre
  • Senior’s programming
  • Vocal and instrumental music
  • Circus arts; clowning, or juggling

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Current First Aid and CPR (Level C) certification
  • Ability to lift 20lbs. and supply totes as part of the job duties and stand for extended periods of time
  • Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #312-2022-EXT-RPC closes July 17, 2022

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

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