Job:

Dance Teacher (2021-22 School Year)

Posted on: June 1, 2021 |

Position Title: Dance Teacher

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Reports To: School Director

Start Date: August 2021

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Dance Teacher is responsible for developing in each student an interest in and ability for creative expression in movement terms, using skills and techniques consistent with school guidelines; develop aesthetic understanding and appreciation; discover and develop talent in the field of Dance. This person will:

use their dance background to assist students in expressing themselves through movement

plan lessons that expose students to a variety of dance art forms

provide students with opportunities to choreograph, perform and critique dance sequences designed to direct their artistic expression

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree

Illinois Professional Educators License

Endorsement in the content area

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

4% pension contribution

Salaries starting at $50,000 for licensed teachers

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.