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Speciality Dance Instructor- Ballroom Line Dancing

Req ID: 3863
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 01/24/2020

Job Summary

Instruct and coordinate a comprehensive Dance Program as outlined by the Recreation Division to meet the needs of all participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating leisure activities.

Learn more from Rachel on what it is like to be a Dance Instructor at the City!

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the objectives and philosophies of the specified dance programs (Line Dance) through quality instruction and excellent public and staff relations.
  • Monitor participant progress on an on-going basis.
  • Instruct, supervise and co-ordinate Plan a comprehensive dance program to meet the needs of all participants.
  • Choreograph dance numbers and prepare all class lessons and music in advance.
  • Accurate completion of administrative duties (i.e. daily attendance; facility checks, equipment inventory).
  • Provide students with instruction and supervision while effectively ensuring the safety of all participants.
  • Conduct safety checks of program equipment and allocated facilities daily.
  • Adhere to all program policies and standards as they relate to program content and delivery.
  • Effectively provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to participants, parents and volunteers and co-workers.
  • Effectively and in a timely manner communicate any issues/ information that could impact the quality and safe delivery of the program to the MOD or your direct supervisor.
  • Perform emergency procedures as required.
  • Being able to incorporate and model the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development in program delivery where appropriate is an asset.
  • Complete all mandatory online e-Learning modules.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years performing experience in specialty/cultural/folk dance styles
  • Minimum of one year direct and continuous teaching experience.
  • Successfully completed one of the following dance exams: CDTA, BATD or DMA
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B Certificate (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross Society, St. John’s Ambulance or the Canadian Ski Patrol)
  • Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.
  • HIGH FIVE ® Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Physical exercises while instructing
  • Primarily community centre environment


Hourly Rate/Salary: 25.86 - 34.48 
Hours of Work: up to 20 hours 
Work Location: Mississauga Senior Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , South District 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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