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School of Performing Arts Coordinator

Under the direction of the Teen and Family Director, the part-time SOPA Coordinator assists in all program management and operations. The Coordinator is able to instruct in all performing arts areas, which includes parent-child, preschool, school age as well as advanced classes. The Coordinator shares responsibility for supervision of the instructional staff. Additionally, this position will be in charge of setting up performing events in the community as outreach programs and supporting the team with the Mid Year Showcase and Year End Perfomance. This will include rehearsals and all organization of the events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Ensure that all programs are well staffed, and instructors are provided materials needed to communicate program information to families. • Acts as a leader with the SOPA Staff, provides training for staff and offers appropriate feedback as needed. Provide feedback to Director to assist with annual reviews. • Assist Director with staff recruitment, which includes hiring; completing necessary paper work for Human Resources; appropriate training and scheduling; promptly and appropriately addressing performance issues, to include evaluations and termination recommendations to the Associate Director if required and helping to ensure the ongoing development of staff. • Teach 10+ classes per week; which include parent-child, preschool, school age as well as advanced troupe and workshops. • Respond professionally and positively to members’ and/or parents’ concerns. Represent the YMCA positively by demonstrating sensitivity to, and awareness of, parent, children and family priorities and needs. • Assist the Director to maintain the high quality of the current programs as well as developing and implementing new programs. • Develop and update lesson plans to ensure consistency in instruction throughout program. • Assists Director in the production of the Year End Performance and Mid-Year Showcase. This includes assisting in approving choreography & music, ordering costumes, staging, rehearsing and managing communications with parents & staff. • Assist as needed in the coordination of birthday parties and Girl Scout classes, making sure all events have an instructor as well as any needed materials such as merit badges. • Create and maintain all attendance books, maintaining current, complete, accurate rosters and attending to any attendance issues. • Under the Director’s guidance, respond professionally and positively to members’ and/or parents’ concerns. Represent the YMCA positively by demonstrating sensitivity to, and awareness of, parent, children and family priorities and needs. • Work with all Y staff members as well as program and administrative volunteers in order to advance the School of Performing Arts.The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. • Perform as an integral member of the Family Center staff team, working toward growing membership and program participation, while maintaining and improving participants’ satisfaction and retention. • Participation in registrations, open houses and other YMCA community events. • Assist the Director as requested and necessary to advance the quality and performance of the individual program and the overall Y.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience. • 4+ years’ experience teaching, assisting in a Performing Arts/Dance program. • The incumbent must bring to this position an appropriate background and experience in Performing Arts. • Must be able to manage the facilities, equipment and resources of the department for delivery of the best possible pre-school gymnastics and dance programs. The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. • Proficient in Microsoft Office and use of computer. • YMCA Team Leader Certification
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