Are you passionate about creativity? Do you thrive in a collaborative, grassroots environment where everyone pulls together to create change? If you seek to apply your skills in service of social justice through the art of dance, Luna Dance might be the place for you!
Luna seeks to hire an experienced Dance Teaching Artistto teach 50-75% (20-30 hours/week) in our early childhood programs. In-person teaching will take place in Berkeley early learning centers, and after April 2024, will include teaching in Luna’s Berkeley studio. This position is appropriate for a dance artist interested in working collaboratively with classroom teachers and instructional aides in a coaching capacity.
Compensation starts at a rate based on full-time equivalency of $58-62,000 (prorated to actual time worked) with commensurate benefits available.
Luna is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to expand our capacity to serve by hiring faculty from previously underrepresented communities.
Apply for this position if:
Dancing and playing with young children
Collaborating and reflecting with teachers and teaching artists
Learning and growing alone and with others as a professional practitioner
Working for an organization at a pivotal point in its growth
Equity and inclusion
Critical conversations on dilemmas that may not have a sole answer
You have some of these
Dance is a part of your life
Five years of experience working with children, at least three with 0-5 year olds
Experience working with children with cognitive and developmental disabilities
Reflective practice that integrates curiosity and inquiry in teaching/learning
Openness to receiving feedback
Confidence to ask questions
Ability to hold self accountable when working independently
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Reliable transportation to and from partner sites (required)
Spanish, Chinese, or other language skills
In a typical week, you might
Design and teach creative dance classes at partner schools or in community
Collaborate in planning and reflection
Engage professionally with partner teachers, school administrators, and families
Document and share dance learning with Luna and school communities
Meet with Director to address teaching inquiry and reflect on practice
Required professional development dates: January 10, February 7, and Luna’s Love, Move, Play ™ course (Saturdays, January 20-March 9). Luna provides Professional Learning opportunities for all employees, and other required workshops may be added for training purposes.
To apply: Please send cover letter indicating why you wish to work for Luna, with current résumé detailing at least 5 years of experience to Jochelle Pereña, email@example.com. Submission date is November 3, 2023 for start date of January 8, 2024.