Design Dance is seeking a Poetry Instructor to lead and facilitate a set of poetry-centered daytime programs at a number of partner schools this spring. Interested candidates must have a solid background in writing, reading, and interpreting Poetry and 2-3 years of teaching experience, preferrably with youth students.
Design Dance was founded in 2008 out of a drive to bring dance and the arts to students throughout the Chicagoland area through unique, collaborative partnerships with schools and community centers. Our programming is designed to build courage, connection and self-awareness through innovative curriculum, a dedicated teaching staff and a commitment to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. Each student, regardless of ability level, is empowered to better express themselves and share stories through movement, performance and collaboration.
The Poetry Instructor will be responsible for collaborating on the creation of Poetry programming for elementary and middle school students. This teaching artist must have experience providing high quality Poetry instruction that covers a range poetry styles.
Over the course of the program, this instructor will expose students to the rich history behind poetry. This instructor will also write and read their own original poems, in addition to teaching students how to craft their own poems.
Finally, this instructor is enthusiatic and committed to arts education and the myriad of opportunities it brings to students!
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The Design Dance team is positive, solutions-oriented and collaborative. An ideal instructor will bring an eagerness to work with multiple stakeholders, innovative ideas, enthusiasm for youth development, and a positive energy to this role.
The Poetry Instructor must be available for weekly daytime classes starting in Feb 2019 / March 2019 through the end of May 2019 or the start of June 2019.