Preschool Arts Instructor
YMCA Calgary
Calgary, AB, CA
14d ago

Why should you join our team?

YMCA Calgary is actively building healthy communities - Join us in creating a better CalgaryYMCA Calgary opened its doors in 1902, since then we have evolved into a vibrant charitable organization where thousands of children, youth and adults access our programs and facilities.

We are much more than a gym, pool, and recreational facility - we strive to adapt to community needs, and ensure that our programs and facilities can be accessed by all who need them.

YMCA Calgary staff firmly believe that they are creating a positive impact in the community through their work at the Y.

In our work we deliver health and wellness programs, community outreach, aboriginal programs, newcomer programs, day and overnight camping, outdoor schools, leadership development, childcare, and much more.

We serve diverse community needs through the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA, Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot, Shawnessy YMCA, South Health Campus YMCA, Community YMCA, Saddletowne YMCA, Remington YMCA, Shane Homes YMCA in Rocky Ridge, and Camp Chief Hector YMCA.

The YMCA also operates a stand-alone childcare centre in Quarry Park to serve 348 children and we are only just getting started.

In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will expand our impact operating a new facility in Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton.

These amazing new spaces will help us reach more people through our passionate volunteers, members, and staff.At YMCA Calgary we are passionate about our work and know that we are creating a positive impact in the community.

Our staff feel welcomed from the first day they start and quickly feel a sense of belonging here at the Y. If you are looking to care deeply about your work, make the community a better place, and develop your leadership skills this is the place for you!Preschool Arts Instructor-

Part TimeLocation : Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky RidgeStart Date : ImmediatelySalary : $17.78-$26.66 / hourYMCA Calgary also offers multiple other perks and benefits : · Complimentary YMCA Calgary membership extra including a linked membership for dependent children· Ongoing leadership development and opportunities· Leadership award opportunities· Scholarship opportunities· Paid recertification and training

What qualifications are we looking for?

Under the guidance of the Arts Program Director, the Preschool Arts Instructor will instruct, develop, and facilitate classes for parented and unparented classes in music, movement, singing, dancing and visual art.

The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching young children song, dance, movement and visual arts from ages 2 to 5.

Classes take place Saturday morning and afternoons and weekday morning and after school at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge.

At YMCA Calgary we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals. The ideal candidate would have : ·Associated Degree(s) or diploma(s) in related field (dance, visual arts, early childhood education)·Previous experience working with children aged 2-

5· Previous experience teaching / working in with preschool children in song, dance, and visual art·Current Standard First Aid and CPR C (YMCA will provide training opportunities for re-

certification, as / if needed)·Meet and maintain any other specific licensing requirements·Evidence of a cleared police security clearance including a vulnerable sector search·Three professional references required

What does this role look like at YMCA Calgary?

The Preschool Arts Instructor will report directly to the Arts Program Director. Duties and Responsibilities include : ·Develop, plan implement, and instruct Preschool classes in music, movement, dance, singing and visual art·Learn, develop and build on the current Preschool arts curriculum·Assure the health and safety of participants by following health and safety practices and regulations·Provide a safe, fun, engaging, creative and supportive environment for participants and volunteers·Exceptional organizational, multi-

tasking, problem solving and decision-making skills·Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service·Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-

through·Ability to work independently and as part of a team·Be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality·Maintain a professional attitude at all times·Ability to meet assigned deadlines·Effectively communicates in a variety of settings·Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure best delivery of customer / client experience, consistency in program offerings etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned·Availability to work Saturday mornings and afternoons·Ensure the space and its equipment are being treated safely, and appropriatelyWorking conditions : The Preschool Arts Instructor will be working within a major recreational facility;
  • work will occur primarily within and around the visual art studios and dance / fitness studios, but may also occur within traditional office settings and throughout the department including the visual arts studios, lobbies and occasionally outdoor locations.

    Physical requirements : The Preschool Arts Instructor position is a physically active role, which may require moderate lifting (the ability to lift 50 lbs), repetitive movements, and extended periods of standing on cement, bending, dancing, and walking, as well as talking to groups.

    What qualities do we look for in YMCA Calgary Staff and Volunteers?

    Our staff model and are committed to the following competencies;Developing Self and Others : Developing people with a view toward present and future capacity.

    Building Purposeful Relationships : Relating to people authentically with their best in mind.Creating a Culture of Community : Gathering people to purpose and vision.

    Making Intentional Impact : Intending to make a difference every day.Thinking and Acting Strategically : Applying thoughts, words, and actions in service to the vision.

    Applying Business Acumen : Demonstrating excellence in technical skills and stewarding the YMCA Business Model.Innovating : Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.

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