Dance Teaching Artist

Date Posted: April 21, 2022

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Job details

Salary $35 – $37 an hour

Job Type Part-time, Contract



  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description


Rainey Institute is where the arts change lives. Our mission is to facilitate the positive growth and development of Greater Cleveland youth, through education and engagement in visual and performing arts. For over a century, as an anchor in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood, Rainey has impacted countless lives through dynamic programming, community service, and holistic youth development. Offering year round programs in Music, Dance, Drama, and Visual Arts, and serving students from preschool through adulthood, Rainey continues to recognize and cultivate potential in all its forms and stages, embracing learners with no arts background just as readily as those with formal training and extraordinary gifts. Rainey is dedicated to fostering a nurturing community, which celebrates creativity, diversity, resilience, love, and learning for a lifetime.

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  • Create and execute lesson plans that align with departmental goals, objectives, and course curriculum.
  • Establish a safe environment for students using principles of child development including social and emotional learning strategies to manage classroom environment and support student growth.
  • Engage in ongoing reflection and evaluation of lesson plans, instructional methods, student progression, and student behavior, among other topics with department managers and other faculty that may take the form of written reports, surveys, video, individual conferences, group discussions, one-on-one, etc.
  • Encourage and monitor student progress through in-class observations and formal evaluation (at least) twice a year.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development and personal practice of their craft through seeking out opportunities to perform and attending professional development sessions provided by or at the expense of Rainey Institute.
  • Participate in the planning, organization, execution, and evaluation of a number of special events that occur through the program, including performances, exhibits, masterclasses, talkbacks, field trips, and open houses, orientations, and other special events that promote deep learning and exploration.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in department meetings.
  • Maintain a clean and organized teaching and storage space and ensure supplies, materials, and equipment are kept in pristine condition.


Douglas MacArthur School Hip-Hop Dance Team

Session Dates: Now – June 1st, Mondays & Wednesdays

Location: 4401 Valleyside Rd, Cleveland, OH 44135

Class Hours: Report Time: 3pm | Class Instruction: 3:30pm-5pm

Class Groups: Grades 5-8


Mayfair Elementary Summer Camp

Session Dates: June 6th – July 1st, Monday through Friday

Location: 13916 Mayfair Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Class Hours: Report Time: 12:30pm | Class Instruction: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Class Groups: Grades 3-8


Rainey Institute Summer Camp

Session Dates: July 5th – August 5th, Monday through Thursday

Location: 1705 E. 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Class Hours: Flexible, morning and afternoon class options are available.

Class Groups: Grades 3-8

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Rainey After School Program

Session Dates: September 2022 – May 2023 (days of the week to be specified)

Location: 1705 E. 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Class Hours: Report Time: 2:30pm | Class Instruction: 4pm – 6pm

Class Groups: Grades 3-8

More Information:


More teaching opportunities to be announced. Please apply to join our team of diverse dance faculty.

Rainey evaluates teaching artist applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Experience and ability to teach youth, as well as work collaboratively with staff and fellow artists.
  • Demonstrated work ethic and professionalism to serve as a mentor and role model.
  • Experience teaching and/or working with diverse populations of youth and/or adults.
  • Professional artistic training, background, and work demonstrated through work samples.
  • Ability to organize, implement, and successfully facilitate a high-quality learning environment.

Ideal candidates will have a degree in Performing or Visual Arts, and/or a proven record of outstanding artistry and experience working with children from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Ideal candidates are also available Saturday mornings and/or afternoons.

Rainey’s Teaching Artists are hired as part-time, temporary employees and are paid $35.00 per hour for the term of the position (including pre-program meetings and orientation).

Contact LaChanee Davis, Dance Program Manager at (216) 881-1766. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email

Rainey Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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