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Dance Instructor

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Parks & Recreation Department
$15 - $25/hour DOE
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary, Part-Time

SALARY RANGE: $15 - $25/hour DOE

OPENS: January 1, 2021

CLOSES: When Filled


NOTE:: This is a part-time position working no more than 17 hours per week, with no benefits. 



Under the direction of the Arts and Community Events Recreation Coordinator, Dance Instructors teach a variety of dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, and creative movement for youth including preschool age children.



  • Plan and teach dance classes for preschool children and other youth.
  • Develop written class lesson plans.
  • Communicate clearly with children and adults.
  • Evaluate class effectiveness and make changes as needed or requested.
  • Ensure a safe and constructive teaching environment.
  • Prepare class evaluations and attendance forms as requested.
  • Remain current in training and education required to effectively teach class in area of expertise.
  • Work with the public in a polite, understanding, and tactful manner.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



Must be at least 16 years of age. Any combination of education, professional training, and dance experience that provides the required level of knowledge and ability to teach classes in area of expertise is required. Must have knowledge of ballet, tap, jazz, and creative movement. Must be First Aid & CPR certified.


TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530. Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.