Job Opportunities

Teaching Artists

The BKSTEPPERS accept resumes on an ongoing basis for teaching artists in MUSIC and DANCE. We are specifically interested in candidates who have extensive artistic training in one or more of the following areas – Instrumental Music, Marching Percussion, Digital Music Production. We are also interested in Dance Teaching Artists who are trained in Hip-hop, Modern, Ballet, Ballroom, African, Latin, and Capoeira. All applicants must be familiar with the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and the Common Core Learning Standards.



  • Excellent academic and practical experience in an art discipline; professional experience a plus
  • Two years minimum experience teaching an art discipline in public schools
  • Excellent understanding of pedagogical methods for teaching of the art discipline (i.e. inquiry-based learning, arts integrated students, skills-based instruction, and aesthetic education, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving children (K-12) in diverse community and neighborhoods in Brooklyn



Candidates interested in teaching artist work with the Brooklyn Steppers must send:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume highlighting relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience
  • Three professional references
  • Sample of their sequential lesson plans in the art discipline of specialization

Please send all your application materials to with the subject line: Teaching Artist: “Art Form” (ex. Teaching Artist: Dance). Applications are accepted year round. Interviews will be conducted in September.


PLEASE NOTE: All teaching artists are required to develop residency outlines and individual lesson plans for all of our programs. Teaching artists must be open to collaborative planning.

CLEARANCE:  The successful candidate will be subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of employment.

The BKSTEPPERS  is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.