Teaching Artist - Dance

Submitted by khumphreys on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:40am

Teaching Artist - In School and After School Programming

We are seeking experienced, dynamic artists to join our Education department as teaching artists and assistant teaching artists (part-time) for our in-school and after-school programs. Hubbard Street offers unique and innovative residencies that allow schools to incorporate dance into their classrooms and curricula. Hubbard Street teaching artists are responsible for leading these residencies, integrating dance with other subjects while introducing students to improvisation and choreography. Hubbard Street teaching artists receive paid professional development and training. Classes are for students in Chicago and suburban schools in grades K–8. Teaching artist are independent contractors, assistant teaching artists earn $24/class, receiving paid mentorship and training while lead teaching artists earn $40-$55/class, dependent on program requirements and teaching experience. Teaching artists are paid for all meetings, documentation, and planning time. All applicants must have 2-3 days of availability weekly between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm (3 pm - 6 pm for after-school programs). In-School Teaching Artist applicants should have experience and interest in dance integration, after-school teaching artists should specify which dance techniques they are comfortable teaching at the beginner/intermediate level. 

Skills & Qualifications: 



  1. Develop, teach, and document arts-integrated curriculum that focuses on the creative process of choreography.
  2. Attend all Teaching Artist professional development workshops and implement new learning in teaching practice.
  3. Develop and implement assessment tools embedded within programming.
  4. Participate in research and evaluation of student work and program model.
  5. Collaborate with classroom teachers and colleagues to create innovative residency experiences for students.
  6. Capable of curating student developed choreography into engaging process based performance. 



  1. Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
  2. BA required, MA preferred for lead teaching artists.
  3. Knowledge of state and national core arts standards.
  4. Experience with arts integration.
  5. Spanish language skills a plus.
  6. Significant teaching experience in a school setting preferred.
  7. Background in choreography and improvisation.
  8. Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff.
  9. Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.
To Apply: 

Please send cover letter to education@hubbardstreetdance.com detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a resume (PDF format). Please include TEACHING ARTIST in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Kathryn Humphreys