Dance Teaching Artist

Type of Position:   Independent Contractor

Salary:   Starts at $45/hr

Job Type:    In-person, Virtual, Hybrid

Application Post Date:   November 23, 2021

Application Deadline:   December 12, 2021

About Our Organization

Since 2000, Notes in Motion has worked with thousands of students in public, private, and charter schools across the 5 boroughs. Currently we have partner schools in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. These programs are united by our singular approach to arts education, The Movement Exchange Method, which combines technical instruction with creative skill-building and collaborative learning. Programs foster self-discovery, risk-taking, and making connections. We aim to provide access to the art form of dance to inspire the next generation of dance appreciators. For more, please visit

Job Position Summary

Notes in Motion Seeks Dance Teaching Artists

Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre is seeking experienced Dance Teaching Artists for immediate placement in ongoing dance and movement residencies and after-school programs in the NYC Public Schools. 

About the position and Notes in Motion:

  • Teaching artists will lead in-school or after-school dance residencies/programs in public, private, and charter schools throughout the five boroughs of NYC. 
  • Rates start at $45/hr, plus paid curriculum development, meetings, and professional development.
  • Since 2000, Notes in Motion has worked with thousands of students in public, private, and charter schools across the 5 boroughs. Currently we have partner schools in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.
  • Our programs typically occur within the school day (between 8am-3pm) or after school (2:30pm-6pm). Depending on artists’ interest and availability, we work to provide full day teaching opportunities when able.
  • Our roster of teaching artists come with a variety of skills and practices and continue to work professionally in dance, theater, and performance.
  • We provide 4 paid professional development trainings per year and 1:1 and group support throughout programs
  • You can also find out more by visiting our website:


Roles & Responsibilities

Qualified candidates should have:

  • at least 1-3 days per week available between 8am-3pm (in-school programs) and/or 2:30pm-6pm (after-school programs) for immediate placement 
  • experience in a variety of dance forms such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom, hip hop, styles of the Latin and African Diaspora, and/or creative dance training. Artists with other dance expertise not listed here are also encouraged to apply!
  • a background in performance, improvisation, and/or choreography 
  • experience teaching in NYC public schools (or similar settings) with elementary, middle, and/or high school populations
  • Experience teaching theater, yoga, martial arts, and/or gymnastics a plus but not required

How to Apply

To apply, please submit:

  • detailed TEACHING RESUME (no CVs or performance resumes please)
  • brief sample LESSON PLAN detailing a successful dance lesson
    • Lesson should feature details for a creative dance class in any style of dance (45-60 minutes) and indicate what age/grade it is targeted for. 
  • Brief cover letter statement in the body of the email highlighting the following:
    • Interest in Notes in Motion and approach to teaching dance in public school settings
    • Brief summary of dance teaching expertise, such as “I have 4 years’ experience teaching ballet, jazz, tap in schools and studios and would be comfortable also teaching modern.”
    • Noting your current and upcoming availability based on the schedule above, such as “I am available Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays between 8am-6pm.”
  • To Education Programs Manager at with subject line DANCE TEACHING ARTIST.

Deadline to apply is December 12, 2021. Initial interviews and next steps will be conducted via video call and/or in-person in December and January, 2022. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is Notes in Motion's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation in accordance with all applicable laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and city entities.