Teaching Artist Assistants/Trainees

Type of Position:   part-time, school hours

Salary:   $20 -$25 hour Training rate

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   January 2, 2022

Application Deadline:   January 22, 2022

About Our Organization

BALLROOM BASIX USA, Inc. (BBX) is a non-profit arts organization that teaches schoolchildren the “basix” of Ballroom & Latin partner dancing non-competitively — with an emphasis on fun, good manners, caring, and acceptance.


Job Position Summary

BALLROOM BASIX (BBX) is an arts-in-education initiative dedicated to nurturing the social, emotional and physical well-being of schoolchildren, transforming the landscape of  the classroom through instilling values of kindness, cooperation, camaraderie, inclusion, self-esteem, courtesy and respect in our young students through the joy of dance. Through dance, our Teaching Artists help provide the opportunity for connection, self-expression, validation and joyfulness inherent in the shared experience of dancing, which can truly make a difference in young children’s lives,  and by extension, their families and communities. 



Roles & Responsibilities

As a new Teaching Artist/Teaching Artist trainee, you’ll work with an experienced Teaching Artist to learn our curriculum. In the classroom, along with demonstrating dancing, you’ll provide in-class support to the Senior/Lead Teaching Artist. Through dance, we share concepts of courtesy, teamwork, camaraderie, respect, and consent. Through our non-competitive program, we strive to provide a space for inclusion and equity. Our classes also include cultural information about the dances to enhance the students’ connection with their and others cultures. Through dance we strive to provide a greater sense of resilience, poise, interpersonal connection, compassion, improved communication and self-confidence to every student.

Some partner dancing experience is preferable but not mandatory. Acting, dancing, teaching, and/or performing arts experience— plus a pleasant and vibrant personality — are essential. Memorizing and learning our syllabus is part of the training process. 

We are looking for Teaching Artist Trainees/Assistants who have engaging and entertaining personalities and possess a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of young people by connecting with each of them in a respectful, equitable way with their classmates/peers through dance.

Candidates with dance, performance and live presentation experience are preferred.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we wear masks, follow social distancing rules and are modifying our dances. We follow NY State, CDC and NYC requirements for safety.  All Teaching Artists must be fully vaccinated.

Requirements include: a flexible daytime schedule between the hours of 8AM and 4PM, and the ability to travel by bus or subway. 

We have school day and after-school part-time opportunities available. We expect Teaching Artists and trainees to be punctual, high energy, charismatic and have the ability to work well with and inspire kids in 3rd – 9th grades. Flexibility in scheduling is a plus, but you are required to commit to the specific times and dates of (a) Residency(ies) for the entire semester (Residency period).  Upon the offer for Teaching Artist Trainee, you must be able to commit to a 3-4 month training period (part-time during school hours).


How to Apply

We welcome your resume and a brief cover letter to info@ballroombasix.org. If possible, please include a head-shot.



BALLROOM BASIX USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and access for all. All Teaching Artists must be fully vaccinated.