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Musician

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 erica@artsparksdance.org 

Volunteers

ArtSparks has volunteer opportunities throughout the year in various capacities.

 

Interested volunteers should contact info@artsparksdance.org