The Teaching Artist is responsible for dance, yoga, and/or meditation instruction at various Wellness for Everyone sites. The Teaching Artist will ensure the highest quality learning experience for Wellness for Everyone students and support each child holistically. The employee will support the Wellness for Everyone philosophy and community and help facilitate community and family involvement.
Hours for this position will be up to approximately 2-10 hours per week.
As a Wellness for Everyone Teaching Artist, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Collaborating with school staff to create a shared curriculum and dynamic culture inspired by the ideals and philosophies of Wellness for EveryoneInstructing dance, yoga, and/or meditation classes consisting of up to 25 elementary or high school studentsPreparation and communication with other Teaching Artists, Program Manager, and Wellness for Everyone staffOther duties as assignedMinimum Requirements
Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plusDemonstrated excellent artistry as a teacher/performerStrong knowledge of dance pedagogy with 200 hr yoga certification preferred Experience teaching in Chicago Public SchoolsExperience leading and choreographing school showcasesExperience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus