Children & Youth Dance Instructor – City of New Westminster

14 July 2023

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Children & Youth Dance Instructor

DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
SALARY: $35.10 per hour (2021 rates)
plus 12% in lieu of benefits
The City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation Services is seeking a dynamic dance instructor to join our team to help develop our sessional performing arts programs.  You will conceptualize, design and implement dance classes for families, preschool, children, and youth out of Centennial Community Centre (and soon to be təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre) and/or Queensborough Community Centre. 

Working with the Community Recreation Coordinator, the instructor will devise and lead a range of dance programs including introductory-based movement programs as well as more specific dance styles such as ballet, jazz, Hip-Hop, lyrical and tap.  Applicants with current artistic practices (professional or personal) are strongly encouraged to apply.  The dance program for Parks and Recreation Services is well established in the community and with the new facility slated to open in Spring of 2024, there will be many opportunities for further program development.  Ideally, candidates will be available to lead Parent and Tot; Preschool and Children’s dance classes on Saturdays and possibly other days starting in September, 2023.

Requirements include:

  • Educational background in dance either through continued professional development or through completion of accredited programs.
  • Passionate about dance education and sound previous instructing experience within a recreational and/or cultural studio setting.
  • Kind and approachable demeanor.
  • Responsible and punctual.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass and maintain a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS) check.

*Instruction hours of work are dependent on program registration. The successful candidate will be required to work on Saturdays and have the ability to work some weekdays and/or evenings.

Apply online with your resume and cover letter in one document at  by July 31, 2023

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.
New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq’eméylem-speaking peoples.
It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.