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ArtSparks is seeking musicians to provide excellent music accompaniment for year-long dance classes for children as part of our in-school (daytime) program. 


ArtSparks is an educational outreach organization that provides access to dance and music to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. The ArtSparks methodology--- rooted in the acclaimed National Dance Institute (NDI) pedagogy)--- inspires excellence and nurtures valuable life skills such as tenacity, problem-solving, teamwork, and self-worth. The ArtSparks teaching team consists of a lead dance teacher/choreographer, assistant dance teacher, and musician who serve as models of excellence and teamwork for the children we serve.


Artistic requirements include:

  • Ability to play piano/keyboard and percussion 

  • Strong musical background, including ability to read music and comfort with improvisation

  • Willingness to learn and train in the National Dance Institute (NDI) pedagogy

  • Ability to adjust music style and tempos in collaboration with the dance Teaching Artists

  • Enthusiasm with working with children (Pre-K-5th grades)


Logistical requirements include:

  • Ability to make a solid commitment to classes during the school day

  • Ability to commute to locations in Summit County for weekly classes

  • Enthusiasm for ArtSparks mission, values, and teaching methodologies


The position is part-time and reports to the Artistic Director and Music Director and provides 1-2hrs of weekly work Sept-March with potential for growth.


The successful candidate will:

  • Arrive at the classes in a timely manner

  • Respond promptly to communications from the Administrative Team, Music Director, and Teaching Artists

  • Be attentive, engaged, and an active participant during classes

  • Performs every class with energy, enthusiasm, and joy

  • Commit to care for, inspire, and challenge every child in the ArtSparks program

  • Understand developmental needs and adapt and tailor classroom experiences to facilitate the best work from every child

  • Come prepared to play assigned music for choreography and lead music lessons as directed by the Artistic Director, Music Director, and Teaching Artists

  • Come prepared with a repertoire of appropriate music from which to draw upon for warm-ups and general class activities

  • Believe that ALL children are dancers and incredibly capable of success in and through dance


Interested applicants should contact

Erica Piper, Artistic Director, at 


ArtSparks has volunteer opportunities throughout the year in various capacities.


Interested volunteers should contact