Teaching Artists for Community Engagement

Hours: Monday – Friday, plus weekend availability
Salary: $50/hour to instruct/$25/hour for lesson planning


Reporting to the Miami City Ballet’s Director of Community Engagement and the Dance Education Programs Manager, Teaching Artists are practicing artists in Dance, Arts Education, and Performing Arts committed to working with young people of varied abilities. Miami City Ballet’s Community Engagement programs, including STEAM+, Explore Dance, M.C.B.’s Masterclass Series, and Miami City Ballet’s Palm Beach Summer Dance Camp, bring high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of South Florida by working through established after-school and year-round programs at Miami-Dade County Title I Public Schools, Partnering Community Organizations, K-12 Performing Arts Schools as well as Performing Arts magnet schools.

Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional dance teaching artists, the ability to set choreography for students of varied abilities, basic curriculum standards to teach Ballet Fundamentals, Creative Movement practices, the ability to produce Culminating Event performances, experience in lesson planning and arts integration curriculum writing, strong communication, and interpersonal skills, facilitating group decision-making, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and strong attention to detail.

Miami City Ballet seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. Miami City Ballet is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. Miami City Ballet is an EEO employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


This is an independent contractor position. Applicants must have availability to work during and after school hours, on occasional weekends, and during the day in the summers. Teaching Artists should have the ability to travel throughout the South Florida tri-county region to various residency sites. A full residency ranges between 5-25 weeks (according to each program) and ends in a culminating performance. Teaching Artists earn $50/hour to instruct and $25/hour for lesson planning, and mileage reimbursement for instruction provided outside of Miami-Dade County.


Direct instruction with students in Kinder-12th Grade using guidelines of the Florida Arts Standards, MDCPS STEAM+ Rubric, and Miami City Ballet Fundamentals Curriculum. Planning and executing arts programming appropriate for specific age groups, attending professional development workshops and meetings, and carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as submitting written lesson plans, student pre-and post-assessments, timecards, student evaluations, and other duties as assigned). TAs selected for employment must also attend a 3-day training session held at Miami City Ballet from September 28th – 30th, 2022.


Minimum (4) years of teaching experience and substantial training in Dance Education. Strong content knowledge in classical ballet, performance, and stage work. Commitment to serving children in typically under-represented communities. Must be culturally competent to work with a diverse student body and students with special needs. Must be adaptable to instruction in non-traditional dance spaces. Excellent verbal and written commutation skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with adults and children. Instructors with proficiency in Spanish are encouraged to apply. Instructors with varied dance genre teaching experience with a strong ballet foundation are welcome to apply.


Qualified applicants should submit A. cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae outlining relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience. B. Sample lesson plan. C. Artistic Sample: Please share your original, creative work in the arts discipline you teach most frequently. All prospective candidates who are selected for an interview will be required to lead a sample dance class for Miami City Ballet staff.

Acceptable artistic samples: 1-2 minutes of choreography and dance instructional links (YouTube, Vimeo,) 3-4 images (JPG or PDF format), and Links (YouTube and Vimeo) to creative portfolio and videos of performances online.

Email your application to joy.stanfield@miamicityballet.org with the title of the role you are applying for in the subject line. No agencies or phone calls, please.