Parking, Pool and Gym access at Owings Mills J:  The Indoor Pool will be closed Friday, Feb. 3 due to an unexpected mechanical issue. Parking on the right side of the building (by Gordon Center) will be limited Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. ALSO, the Glazer "wood" gym will be closed Sunday, Feb. 5 from 12:00-7:00pm.  Please plan ahead.

Shabbat candle lighting: 5:11pm

Open Positions

Winter & Spring Hip Hop Instructor

REPORTS TO: Arts Education Manager
STATUS: Part Time
SALARY (OR SALARY RANGE): $35-$65/class

Inspired by the work we do every day, the JCC is an organization centered by Jewish values and focused on creating meaningful experiences and opportunities to enrich, connect, and positively impact our community.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and welcoming workplace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. 

We value all members of our team in a supportive environment in which everyone is treated with appreciation and respect and positioned to do their best work every day.

SUMMARY:

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Dance at the J Program is seeking a hip hop dance instructor for the upcoming 2023 fiscal year.  The ideal dance instructor is prepared and eager to be a role model within their field, for the Center of Arts & Culture, and the JCC as a whole. Experience and a love for teaching children of all ages, as well as extensive experience in their art form, is imperative.

The JCC and the Dance at the J programming celebrate both being proudly Jewish and being an inclusive space for all. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds and actively strive to provide an open and welcoming setting, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or backgrounds. We expect our dance instructors to create an equitable classroom environment by performing their duties with empathetic understanding towards every student, regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, ability, or identity. 

Will be supervised by the arts education manager.  Experience working with children is necessary.  Submissions with dance and/or teaching reels is highly preferred.

COMMITMENT:

January-May 2022.  Looking to staff Tuesday’s Basic Hip Hop (ages 5-7 years old; 4:30-5:15 PM) and Tuesday’s Open Level Hip Hop (ages 8-12; 5:30-6:30 PM).  Winter session begin January 8th and run through early March.  Spring break is March 6-April 8th.  Spring session begins April 9th and runs until mid to late May. If qualified and interested, also looking to staff our Beginner Adult Dance Class (style of dance to be decided), Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM with a shortened session from February 1st to March 1st.  Estimated 2-3 hours a week.  Availability to also teach private dance lessons is also highly desired.  Upon completion of these sessions and evaluation from the supervisor, will then discuss summer employment and availability.  

COVID VACCINATION POLICY:

All active full-time, part-time, and temporary staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination (COVID-19) as a condition of employment as of November 15, 2021.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for understanding all safety procedures of the J and could lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all meetings, special events, and trainings required.
  • Adhere to the dress code requirements as well as always meet all JCC standards for professionalism in conduct and appearance; Instructor agrees to wear appropriate dance or athletic clothing and shoes for the class for which they are teaching (example: If teaching ballet, the instructor is required to wear ballet shoes).  Must wear JCC issued nametag.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 2 years prior experience teaching (experience with school aged students preferred).
  • 10 + years of formal dance training.
  • Availability to teach weekday afternoons.
  • Extensive experience working with differing levels of dance, age groups, and learning abilities.
  • Able to plan, write, and execute a well thought out, age-appropriate curriculum. 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, a willingness to collaborate, and the ability to be flexible. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with dancer families.
  • Excels in classroom management; commands a room but remains patient and ever inclusive to all students as per the JCC and Dance at the J values.

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use a computer, talk, dance, and hear. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arts, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work environment is typically fast paced.  This job requires high energy and interaction with participants and other agency staff.

If Interested: Email a resume, references, video reels, and any other pertinent information to the Program Director/Arts Education Manager:  abergeron@jcc.org. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.  Submissions with dance and/or teaching reels is highly preferred.  

COMPENSATION: Competitive Paid position; dependent on experience between $35-65.  Part time position.  

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management, as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, we are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.