YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 24-May-2023 to 23-Jun-2023 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • 16.04-20.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

Free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 25% off day camp for your child, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Operations Executive Director, the Dance & Performing Arts Instructor will provide guided instruction in the areas of dance and performing arts for ages 2 to 12 years. This position requires you to have experience teaching and leading children, and the ability to develop or implement classes that are age appropriate. In addition to individual class instruction, it is necessary to be able to lead class participants - and for the instructor to foster a positive class environment that is safe and fun.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Program Knowledge of age-appropriate motor development skills, proper and safe progression of dance skills, music terminology, ability to read music sheets, etc
  • At least one (1) year experience teaching dance or performing arts to children preferred
  • Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity


  1. Create classes that are interactive, safe and age appropriate.
  2. Organize instructional space and clean instructional area after class.
  3. Preplan class sessions.
  4. Ability to read music sheets.
  5. Be able to identify hazardous or at risk situations and report them to supervisor.
  6. Maintain a professional image and work harmoniously with staff and members.
  7. Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  8. Create opportunities and get members involved as co-producers of their Y experience
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