Community Music Center of Boston

34 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
July 16, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Dance Teaching Artist


Community Music Center of Boston is seeking a dynamic dance educator for our innovative school outreach program. The dance teaching-artist will provide a creative dance program for elementary school students in Boston Public Schools.

The dance teacher selected for this position will be a strong educator and a versatile artist who is able to adapt the goals and curriculum of our program to best utilize their own skill specialties, as well as engage the interests and abilities of the students. Applicants should possess a firm command of classroom management skills and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with diverse student populations in an inclusive manner.

Dance teacher applicants should possess fluency in a variety of dance styles such as creative movement, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, theatre dance and multi-cultural dance. Applicants should possess a firm command of classroom management skills and the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically with diverse student populations.

Applicants with Spanish and/or Haitian Creole language skills are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with an interest/experience in creative youth development and social/emotional growth are especially encouraged to apply.

Specific schedules will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and availability

Status: Part-Time Teaching for School Year 2019-2020; School day hours

Start Date: September 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Reports to: Director of School Outreach Program

Works Closely With: Department Supervisors & Partner School staff

General Responsibilities:

· Foster and leverage CMCB’s strong reputation as an extraordinary community music school to sustain current programming and to develop future opportunities for expansion and growth.

· Ensure the highest level of programs and services that meets the needs of the communities we serve.

· Be an active, knowledgeable and visible ambassador for CMCB in the community.

· Maintain personal teaching schedule consistently.

· Attend professional development workshops as scheduled throughout the year.

· Attend a mid-year and year-end coaching conference with supervisor.

· Respond within 48 business hours to requests for information from supervisors.

· Submit monthly lesson plans and complete professional development related tasks.

· Actively demonstrate departmental protocols and practices; demonstrate engagement with annual instructional focus and organizational goal alignment.


· Undergraduate degree in Dance, Performing Arts, Education or equivalent experience

· Experience working with the arts, children, and education

· Experience teaching dance in a school classroom setting

· Demonstrated leadership skills and success working with children

· Commitment to cultural competency practices related to diversity, equity & inclusion

· Energetic, reliable, independent, and flexible

· Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills & the ability to create positive workplace relationships

· Able to work collaboratively with supervisors, colleagues and school staff

· Must have a passion for both arts education & working with diverse student populations

How To Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter to:

Please direct the cover letter to:

Marie Tai, Chief Operations Officer

Please no phone calls, emails or walk-ins

Apply by:
August 09, 2019
About this Organization:

Founded in 1910,Community Music Center of Boston (the Music Center) transforms lives throughout Greater Boston by providing equitable access to excellent music education and powerful arts experiences.  The Music Center serves more than 5,000 students each week, on-site at our South End facility in the Boston Center for the Arts and in more than 40 outreach locations, including public schools, community/senior centers, and medical facilities. We are the largest external provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools. Core Music Center programs include individual and group instruction in more than 25 instruments; outreach instruction in Boston Public Schools; an Intensive Study Project providing private instruction, theory and performances to prepare students for college-level study; early childhood programs; and music therapy for individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social life needs.

Community Music Center of Boston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Community Music Center of Boston policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.