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Youth Program Director, Katie Kruger

JOB DESCRIPTION: Youth Teaching Assistant/Substitute/Teaching Trainee        

Summary of Role

The Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is seeking two to three applicants to assist in our youth program for the pre-school and primary age classes during the Fall semester 2019. This person should also be available and interested in subbing in the youth program and will work closely with a mentor teacher and the Youth Program Director to develop teaching skills and a better understanding of the SADC’s youth program teaching philosophy and pedagogy. This position is for the Fall semester 2019 or for the full 2019/20 academic year and require approximately 2 hours a week.

As an assistant, this person will learn pedagogy, classroom management, excellent communication skills, and the ability to teach to a wide range of student ages and abilities. The Center serves as a school for youth and adults (ages 1-80+), a performance venue, an artist residency space, and a community hub for Bay Area dance. The youth program consists of over 75 classes a week with over 20 teachers. Each teaching artist is valued as a vital team player to our rich learning environment, and the candidate should be excited to be a collaborative member of our community.


Teaching Assistant responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Essential Functions and Competencies

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Youth classes run Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 and 7pm and on weekends. The specific class times, ages and days will be discussed in person with each candidate.

Pay & Benefits

Other Requirements

All youth instructors, assistants and subs will be asked to complete a background check (live scan) prior to commencing teaching. SADC will pay the fees for the live scan processing.

Reports to

Lead Teacher, Youth Program Director, Work Study Manager, Artistic Director

Education and Experience

AAP/EEO Statement

Shawl-Anderson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Shawl-Anderson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Shawl-Anderson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Shawl-Anderson employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.