Project Commotion is seeking a Part Time Children’s Movement Instructor for our Schools on the MOVE! Program.
About Project Commotion
Founded in 2006, Project Commotion (PC) is a community-based organization located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our mission is to foster healthy development in children of all abilities through purposeful movement, play, and family and community relationships. PC serves children and youth, along with their parents/caregivers, educators and interdisciplinary support teams -- strengthening inter-generational connections and community health through embodied, educational movement-based programs. Equity and empowerment is at the core of all of our work. Our programs are bilingual English/Spanish, taught in an inclusive environment where children of all abilities can flourish physically, socially and emotionally.
About the Position
The MOVE Instructor is an educator and mover who brings PC's Schools on the Move program to school sites and partners in the community, and delivers on-site programming for PC Movement Classes and Camp Commotion Summer Camp. The Instructor is responsible for delivering programming, collaborating on curricula development, communications and outreach. Other key duties include parent and community partner support and collaboration, program outreach, and administration tasks. The position reports directly to the MOVE Coordinators.
15 - 25 hours weekly to start with potential to grow into a ¾ or full time position according to organizational needs such as number of partnerships/contracts. Requires blended remote/in-person according to program adaptations in COVID response time. Some weekend and evening shifts are required, according to event, meeting and outreach schedules.
$20 - $22 hourly, depending on experience.
Accrued vacation and sick leave
19 paid holidays
Monthly travel reimbursements
Professional Development training
Access to Project Commotion Movement and Wellness classes
If this position shifts to 30+ hours per week, full health benefits package will be provided
Position Requirements and Qualifications
Education: AA Degree or higher, emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Dance, Kinesiology or Neuroscience is preferred or a minimum of five years lived/professional experience in the field.
Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (every 2 years thereafter)
Complete Mandated Reporter Training (every 2 years thereafter)
Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
Project Commotion requires all in-person staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Language(s): Bilingual, bi-literate preferred; English/Spanish.
Qualities and Skills Project Commotion is seeking an energetic movement educator who is passionate about delivering intentional community-based movement and play programs for children, youth and families in the Mission District and beyond. You are:
A mover, with experience training and teaching in one or more movement modalities including, dance, martial arts, gymnastics, circus arts, yoga, or team sports.
A playful and intentional teacher and learner. You have experience working with young children/youth, in particular ages 3 - 6, and have a passion for supporting children with diverse needs.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
A Strong communicator -- You listen well, ask for clarification when needed, and express yourself with empathy and integrity.
A person who thrives in a collaborative environment.
Flexible and creative in your thinking and excited about learning new skills and sharing knowledge with others.
Passionate about creating and delivering intentional curricula and providing safe, nurturing learning environments for children, youth and families in our community.
Applicants are advised to read through our website at www.projectcommotion.org to develop an understanding of our programs, mission and philosophy before submitting an application.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1. Subject line: Application for MOVE Instructor
2. A cover letter indicating position of interest
4. Transcripts verifying your education units
5. List of 3 – 5 references, with current contact information (name, phone, email, nature of your relationship)