City of Mississauga - Dance Instructor Positions

Jun. 20, 2019

Dance Instructor

Req ID: 2086
Vacancy Type: Seasonal 
Number of Positions: 10-15  
Closing Date: 07/01/2019


Job Summary

Responsible for delivering City of Mississauga Dance Programs, often being the first dance instructor many participants will have, so they have the important role as early influencers on the participants’ involvement in dance. Conduct an engaging class the meets the program outlines and instruct in the styles of dance they are required or assigned to teach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide dance instruction for participants in various styles and levels of dance in the Instructional, Recital and Competitive Dance Programs as outlined in the program outline
  • Prepare detailed lessons plans (including HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, if appropriate) to ensure classes are meeting  program outlines
  • Prepare choreography for end of session performance/Parent’s Day to highlight achievements of the participants
  • Teach basic to advanced dance steps to program participants through group lessons
  • Find and prepare music that is appropriate for the program and matches technical exercises used in class
  • Incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate
  • Ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants by adhering to Department Safety and Program Standards.
  • Manage participants’ behavior to ensure safety
  • Use creative teaching approaches to meet the individual needs of participants
  • Ensure program space is appropriate and set up to maximize program delivery potential and safety of participants.
  • Provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to parents of participants
  • Promote program and provide information for progression in the dance program
  • Ensure all participants are registered correctly into programs, maintain attendance lists and perform any additional administrative tasks as required.
  • Communicate with Supervisor regarding program

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 year experience teaching or performing dance
  • Dance Teaching Certification from a recognized instructor certification program (RAD, ISTD, BATD, CDTA, DMA) preferred
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Completed intermediate/ advance level exams in related field (or must be able to satisfy the requirements of the syllabus)
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR “B” Certification
  • Physical exercises while instructing.
  • Primarily community centre environment

* Please submit a short video of you dancing or a routine you have choreographed to following the submission of your application. 


* Interviews will be taking place July 3 – 10

*Successful candidates will be invited to attend an audition on July 12 - 13


Hourly Rate/Salary: $18.32- $22.39 
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture Services 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.   

Job Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:45pm to Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:45am
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