• Urbanity Dance

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Youth Engagement & Employment
    Mission Hill
    Posted Date
    10/28/2019 7:05:00 PM
    Post End Date
    11/24/2019 11:59:00 PM
    Position Type
    Temporary Part-Time
    USD $12.00/Hr.
  • Overview:

    Urbanity Dance is committed to empowering individuals and strengthening diverse communities through dance. Urbanity aims to engage people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, both in their own communities and in its studio spaces, by helping them discover the joy of movement.Urbanity Dance was founded in 2011 by Director Betsi Graves with three objectives: propelling contemporary dance to the forefront of Boston's cultural landscape; filling an unmet demand for access to training in diverse dance forms; and using dance as a tool for development and healing in local schools and community spaces. These objectives are fulfilled in the organizational pillars of Company, School, and Community.Urbanity Dance's Professional Company aspires to push the limits of contemporary dance technique, inspiring audiences with its cutting-edge artistry and unpredictability. The company is dedicated to providing provocative, visually arresting and musically stimulating performances for diverse audiences of all ages. Multisensory works spring from collaborations with composers, visual artists, architects, fashion designers, and light designers. The dancers are lifelong learners chosen for their sharp adaptability, dancing prowess, and creative vision.The School at Urbanity Dance offers high quality dance training in many different styles and genres for students of all ages. The faculty, all from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, supports each student in their training by providing a structured, yet nurturing classroom environment that fosters growth, discipline, and fun. Urbanity strives to inspire generations of movers and dance enthusiasts who seek to explore the expressive possibilities of movement throughout all aspects of their lives.Urbanity's commitment to its Community spans a wide range of partnerships with schools, health centers, local arts institutions, enrichment camps, and juvenile detention centers through its three flagship programs: Urbanity in the Community, which provides dance curriculum to Boston Public School students who otherwise would not have access; Dance with Parkinson's, which uses movement to improve the mobility, balance, and coordination of those with Parkinson's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders; and Movement Mends, which uses movement to empower and inspire those who have experienced incarceration, homelessness, or violence.These three pillars are not siloes, rather, they are an interwoven network made resilient through pan-organizational synergy and investment. Together the Company, School, and Community programs execute Urbanity Dance's mission to inspire, engage, and empower individuals and communities through the art of movement.Based in the South End, Urbanity Dance's first studio was a beautiful, intimate space on Shawmut Avenue. As demand for its programming grew over the next few years, Urbanity decided to leave its first home to open two other studios in the South End. In 2018, Urbanity Dance was gifted a new studio and office space on Harrison Avenue. Now operating three locations throughout the South End, Urbanity is serving more movers, community members, and audiences than ever before.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    School Administrative Assistant: Deliver excellent customer service to parentsand students, welcoming them as they arrive for classes and assisting with questions Assist with managing phone and email inquiries Maintain the cleanliness and security of facilities Classroom Assistant: Help with classroom management for a combination of classes that target babies (and their caretakers), toddlers, and children starting at ages of 6 months- 5 years Assist leading songs and exercises assigned by the Urbanity Faculty dance instructor of the class Help set up and clean up the space in accordance with the day's curriculum Take classroom attendance Participate in all elements of class

    The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

    School Administrative Assistant: Excellent customer service skills Proficiency with MS Office/Google Apps Outgoing, proactive approach Detail-oriented, Experience with/aptitude for working in a fast-paced environment and an organization that delivers many programs Classroom Assistant: Excellent customer service skills, Familiarity with dance class etiquette and structure, Able to actively participate in classroom management for students of concern, Outgoing, proactive approach


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