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Dance Instructor

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
The Salvation Army Western Territorial Headquarter
Job Site Location
613 North 4th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Job Description

Requisition Number

Post Date

Dance Instructor





LOCATION: The Salvation Army

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Phoenix, Arizona

REPORTS TO: Arts, Education & Youth Coordinator

STATUS: Part Time/8 hours weekly

Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old with a valid driver’s license.
  • At least 5 years of prior experience teaching or working in the area of instruction specified.
  • Certification or degree in related field or level of expertise required.
  • Where applicable, must have up to date personal insurance prior to employment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to function effectively with minimal or no supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate various skills in the area of instruction specified.
  • Must be able to work and relate well with people.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the demands of the specified area.
  • Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of The Salvation Army Kroc Center.
  • Must maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem-solving.
  • Must have the ability to work with children, parents, staff, and the community in a capacity of leadership and education including but not limited to:Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.
    Sensitivity to individual needs.
    Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistent with The Salvation Army’s behavior management plan.
    Ability to handle security and crisis situations calmly and maintain confidentiality as needed.
    Ability to seek supervision and use it consistently.
  • Must successfully complete all trainings in accordance with Protecting the Mission and The Salvation Army.


  • Instruct with sound principles in the area of dance.
  • Ability to teach beginners through advanced learners in the area of dance.
  • Ability to speak and communicate before both small and large groups of people with poise and enthusiasm.
  • Provide individual guidelines for development in the area of dance.
  • Critique and give feedback to participants regarding their work and performance level.
  • Ability to write class outlines.
  • Create, teach, implement, and demonstrate planned practices and performances.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions needed and ability to ensure compliance/adherence by all class members.
  • Maintain a safe working environment; report all harmful problems with facilities to proper supervisors.
  • Generate legible and accurate accident and incident reports as required and immediately notify appropriate personnel of all accidents or potential unsafe conditions.
  • Display integrity, enthusiasm and sound moral judgment.
  • Follow and adhere to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures including Protecting the Mission policy.
  • Provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable learning environment for all participants.
  • Maintain open communication with direct supervisor in regards to scheduling and coaching.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude with children, parents, customers, staff, and management.
  • Be on time and prepared to teach your class.
  • Help facilitate equality and fairness among all participants.
  • Ensure that any classroom changes or modifications are communicated to supervisors and all classroom participants in an efficient manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

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