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Performing Arts Instructor

Directions for Our Youth
Working Time
Part Time

Overview – The Performing Arts Instructor shall be a dynamic individual who will work with the Program team to deliver drama education and activities. The ideal candidate should be innovative, creative, and capable of helping children and young adults to realize their interest and potential in the arts of drama and theater. The Performing Arts Instructor is responsible for the supervision of participants, the implementation of DFOY activities curriculum, promoting, and actively participating in all after-school activities.

Support and Supervision – The Performing Arts Instructor shall report directly to the Program Director and/or their designee.


Group supervision of participants with attention to behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development.
Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner.
Plan, develop, and implement DFOY’s curriculum; and bring lesson plans to life for participants through engagement, support, and guidance.
Motivate participants by creating life-relevant drama roles and theatrical experience.
Collaborating with DFOY team members in the planning & development of drama and activities programming.
Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on individual participants.
Use effective behavioral management skills to lead arts & drama and create an inclusive, fun environment.
Maintain qualitative data on all participants in attendance of program activities.
Collecting & maintaining demographic data as required by the Program Director.
Assist with the coordination of an overall drama event to showcase participants’ talents and growth as a direct result of the arts teaching program.
Maintain attendance logs and other duties as specified by the Program Director, Supervisor, etc.


Minimum of one year post-graduate classroom teaching experience preferably in drama or theater or three years of comparable children/young adult program services.
Previous experience working with children/young adults whereby examples include but are not limited to: babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, counselor, classroom assistant, or teacher’s aide.
Previous counseling and/or teaching experience preferred.
Classroom experience or equivalent experience working with children of exact or similar populations.
Strong teamwork and communication skills highly desired.
Strong verbal and writing skills with excellent command of the English language. Bilingual skills helpful.
Computer literate including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and various social media platforms.

Organizational Fit

The Performing Arts Instructor is a member of the Directions for Our Youth Staff at all times and understands that all conduct must reflect the highest level of professionalism.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hour