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Personal Development Instructor
Cal Performances

Berkeley, CA

Cal Performances is recruiting for a full-time temporary/limited position of Personal Development Instructor.  

Cal Performances is the performing arts presenting, commissioning and producing organization based at the University of California, Berkeley. 

AileyCamp is a nationally proven arts education program that uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills among 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (aged 11-14) who are at risk of dropping out of school.  AileyCamp also provides exceptional dance training to middle school students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.  The project was inspired by the work of the late Alvin Ailey, internationally renowned dance artist, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  Please visit to learn more about AileyCamp and Cal Performances. 

The Personal Development Instructor of AileyCamp will emphasize the building of positive self-images and self-esteem through the exploration of the self, in collaboration with AileyCamp Managing Director, Counselor, and Creative Communications Instructor. Working in a Youth Development teaching and learning framework, the curriculum leverages the rigor, discipline and ensemble work required in dance to help middle school students see their bodies, health, relationships and social responsibilities in a powerful and positive light. The incumbent shapes a final presentation about the curricular work of the campers, focusing on youth voice and empowerment.

Other Information:

This is a full-time temporary/limited position with a start date of June 19, 2017 and an end date of August 4, 2017.  Five day work week – Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., all weeks except the week of staff training which may include a Saturday or Sunday.  Pay is $5,600 total for period of June 19 to August 4, 2017.

For full job description and to apply, please visit (search by the Job ID (#22992). When applying, please include a cover letter with your resume.


Deadline: 04-07-2017

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