Job Opportunities

Who Are We?

BKSteppers Marching Arts is a team of students, volunteers, teaching artists, donors, and partners who work together to provide quality music and dance programming in under-served, under-resourced schools and communities.

We reach more than 200 students per year, offering several performing arts related activities and services in Brooklyn and Mount Vernon. Programs are offered during the school day, after school, as well as evenings and weekends.

 

Program Coordinator (Part-Time)

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This statement of duties, while not exhaustive, includes the following:

  • Plan the delivery of BKSteppers programs including its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities, including overseeing the management of the data management software, DYCD Youth Connect.
  • Ensure the safety and security of each participant by following all BKSteppers protocols and procedures regarding safety, supervision, accidents, and incident reporting.
  • Oversee the structure and operation of programs and day-to-day activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with principal(s) and teachers of participating school(s).
  • Evaluate progress of students quarterly by collecting report cards and progress reports.
  • Lead team meetings, including conferencing and trainings, and coordinate appropriate professional development opportunities.
  • With the assistance of the Executive Director, resolve program difficulties to enhance program effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and follow-up on participant outreach, enrollment, and attendance to meet BKSteppers’ and funder’s goals.
  • Interact with and support the needs of parents through quarterly parent meetings, referrals, telephone calls, and in-person meetings.
  • Collaborate with school administrators and key school staff to share information pertaining to  the academic and social/emotional needs of participants.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years supervisory experience
  • Experience with elementary, middle and high-school students in a school-based or community-based setting; after-school and summer camp experience preferred
  • Familiarity with diverse ethnic and cultural communities
  • Outstanding organizational, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Sensitivity to parent concerns and child development issues
  • Enthusiasm; creativity, initiative, and the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • The proven ability to serve as a dynamic team leader.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

BKSteppers Marching Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.​

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to info@bksteppers.org

The subject line of your e-mail should be formatted accordingly “Last Name, First Name – Program Coordinator” (ex:  Davis, Miles – Program Coordinator)

TEACHING ARTISTS (Part-Time)

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 and Marching Percussion. We are also interested in Dance Teaching Artists who are trained in Colorguard, Step, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates interested in teaching artist work with the BKSteppers 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

Equal Opportunity Employer:

BKSteppers Marching Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.​

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bksteppers.org

The subject line of your e-mail should be formatted accordingly “Last Name, First Name – Teaching Artist: Dance” (ex:  Davis, Miles – Teaching Artist: Dance)

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.