KidsdoDance! students dance at The Yard's 2018 benefit, photo by Sally Cohn

KidsdoDance! students dance at The Yard's 2018 benefit, photo by Sally Cohn

 

The Yard is Hiring 
a MAKING IT: Community and Education Associate!

The Yard is seeking an energetic and positive individual to teach across Martha's Vineyard with The Yard's all ages dance-making and creativity initiative, MAKING IT.

What is MAKING IT?

MAKING IT is a model that uses dance as an outlet to connect curricular themes, build collaborations, spark creativity, and support critical thinking.

Job description:

 Seniors participate in a "Dances for a variable population" workshop with Naomi Goldberg Haas, photo by Sally Cohn

Seniors participate in a "Dances for a variable population" workshop with Naomi Goldberg Haas, photo by Sally Cohn

The candidate will be expected to collaborate in the expansion and promotion of MAKING IT as The Yard continues to implement year-round programming, including but not limited to teaching, curriculum review and developmentadministrative support of MAKING IT and The Yard, participation in weekly staff meetings, strategic planning sessions, and other administrative responsibilities. The candidate will contribute to the mission of The Yard and MAKING IT dance programs and be an advocate for the organization in the island community and beyond Martha's Vineyard. The Associate reports to the Director of Island Programs and Education. This position is contracted from start date to June 30th 2020.
 

What will I be doing?

  • Interacting daily with the year-round Vineyard community
  • Teaching dance and dance-making in Vineyard schools
  • Connecting dance to a number of island partners: libraries, senior centers, houses of worship, conservation organizations, agricultural camps and centers - the list continues to grow!
  • Working side by side a driven staff of creators and changemakers 
  • Watching over 20 performances a year by some of the concert dance world's top talent 
  • Growing as a leader, educator, artist, and individual
     

Dates:

 Students dance as part of a workshop lead by H.T. Chen, photo by Sally Cohn

Students dance as part of a workshop lead by H.T. Chen, photo by Sally Cohn

Application reviews begin September 10th.

Application reviews close when the position is filled.

This position runs from October 22nd, 2018 until June 30th, 2020. 


How to Apply

Please send the following to Jesse Keller Jason, Director of Island Programs and Education, Co-Producer at jessekeller@dancetheyard.org

 Will Brown leads a brazilian dance workshop with students, photo by brandon ilaw

Will Brown leads a brazilian dance workshop with students, photo by brandon ilaw

  • A cover letter stating interest 
  • Resume
  • A link to a Vimeo or YouTube video of your teaching or your dance work (If available)
  • Email and phone contact information for three professional references

 

 
 students perform in an ugandan dance workshop taught by godfrey Muwulya, photo by stacey rupolo

students perform in an ugandan dance workshop taught by godfrey Muwulya, photo by stacey rupolo