Creative Dance Instructor


Arts Umbrella


Dec. 17, 2018 9 AM

Organization Description:

Arts Umbrella is where young artists ages 2–22 cultivate their creativity in Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts. As a non-profit organization for arts education, we believe that art is powerful. Powerful enough to change kids’ lives in incredible ways. When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—things they carry with them for life. Arts Umbrella has four locations in Vancouver and Surrey, as well as donor-funded programs at schools, community centres, neighbourhood houses, and healthcare facilities across Metro Vancouver. We reach close to 21,000 students every year, with nearly 80% participating at little to no cost.

Now celebrating its 40th year, Arts Umbrella will be moving into the South Building of the former Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island in late 2019. This exceptional opportunity will allow Arts Umbrella to further our vision for a better world where all young lives are inspired to pursue a lifelong journey towards self-expression, compassion, and humanity. It is our mission to be Canada’s leader in arts education for young people; to build community and deliver profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. Arts Umbrella is an organization full of heart, where self-expression and creativity are valued and nurtured.


Job Description: 

Reporting to the Director, Community Programs, Instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of programming in their specific discipline.

Successful candidates will be hired to instruct weekly on a part-time basis at the Arts Umbrella South Surrey location for Winter and Spring sessions of 2019, beginning January 11, 2019. Classes are as follows:

Class: Parent & Me Creative Dance 
Age Group: 2 – 3 yrs.
Days of Class: Fridays, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM 
Dates: Friday, January 11, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Class: Hip Hop Style 
Age Group: 3 – 5 yrs.
Days of Class: Fridays, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM 
Dates: Friday, January 11, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Class: Hip Hop Style 
Age Group: 3 – 5 yrs.
Days of Class: Sundays, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM 
Dates: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Class: Hip Hop Style 
Age Group: 6 – 8 yrs.
Days of Class: Sundays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM 
Dates: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019


• Preparation of term overviews in collaboration with Program Assistants, developing a thorough understanding of related curriculum documents, and an ability to implement positive student engagement techniques in the classroom. 
• Program Instructors are also required to work as part of a team in implementing Arts Umbrella’s unique and creative vision and communicate this to students and parents.


• Ideally, you will have an extensive arts background as well as past teaching experience in dance combined with a proven ability to inspire creativity in children & youth.
• Candidates will have an understanding of Arts Umbrella’s vision, mission and be able to demonstrate the Standards for Instruction in their current practice. 
• A Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts or related discipline, experience with educational curriculum and young children is preferred.

How to Apply: 

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of kids & teens in Metro Vancouver, please forward your resume and cover letter in one document to no later than 9 AM Monday, December 17th indicating South Surrey Instructor, Creative Dance in the subject line. 

We will review resumes as they arrive and schedule interviews when appropriate. 

Arts Umbrella thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


$24 - $34 per hour

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