The Collaborative for Educational Services

97 Hawley St
Northampton, MA 01060

Date Posted:
January 17, 2019

Western Massachusetts



Dance Instructor – High School After School Program (West Springfield)

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a Dance Instructor to join our after school program at West Springfield High School in West Springfield, MA. We’re looking for an energetic, collaborative thinker to teach a small group of self-motivated students in the style of hip-hop and/or lyrical. Our ideal candidate will have experience with multiple dance disciplines, an eagerness to help our students take initiative and devise dance work of their own, and have previous experience working with youth. This individual will also assist the Site Coordinator in day-to-day program details, as needed. We’re looking for a Dance Instructor to work two afternoons a week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:30- 4:00pm, starting immediately until the last day of the program in June 2019, with the potential for continued employment in our summer program.
If you love kids, love to teach kids, and believe self-confidence, good health, positive friendships, and brain power results from active learning: we want to hear from you! Please send a resume and cover letter, detailing how you would structure an hour-long class.Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To view the full job description and to apply please visit our website:
  • Highly skilled in group facilitatio
  •  Demonstrated success in experience working with youth
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly adaptive, with exceptional problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse personalities
  • Experienced in maintaining a positive and professional attitude even when under stress
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Dance Instructor
    Candidates who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and practice have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and practice required for the responsibilities of this position.
How To Apply:
Please submit an application on our website:
Apply by:
February 08, 2019
About this Organization:
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is a non-profit educational service agency, dedicated to empowering teachers and inspiring learners through our various programs. We are the Contracted Provider for Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS), and a partner to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS). We also direct major initiatives in Early Childhood, Special Education, After School, Professional Development, Licensure, Educational Technology, and Social Justice in Education. Our mission is to foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration, and leadership. We offer equitable salary, exceptional professional development, and an opportunity to make a difference.