Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
The African American Dance Company (AADC) is a performance course (A100 and A338) offered through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) and managed by the African American Arts Institute (AAAI). The Company learns and performs repertoire of traditional and contemporary dances that include: African, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and dances from the African Diaspora.
The Associate Instructor is the primary assistant to the director of the African American Dance Company, responsible to support instruction, choreography and logistics for the academic course, and to fulfill organization and administrative duties related to the Company's function and the AAAI's mission.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Assist the ensemble director with: Course planning and development of material for instruction and performances. Auditions, Dance Workshop, and annual performances. Communicating, scheduling, record keeping, and grading of students. Planning, budgets, and other administrative activity. Preparing and presenting lecture demonstrations.
Supervise class, rehearsals, and other activities in the absence of ensemble director.
Plan and lead warm-ups for performances.
Assist with individual and small group tutorials as necessary.
Perform as a dancer as deemed necessary by the ensemble director.
Create and/or teach choreography as assigned by the ensemble director.
Attend staff meetings, orientation, planning and training sessions, rehearsals, and performances as assigned.
Fulfill other tasks as deemed necessary by the ensemble director and executive director.
Note: This position is for Academic Year: 2021-2022, and is 10-month academic appointment.
Currently enrolled and in good standing as a full-time student in a graduate degree program at IU Bloomington and two years of dance experience at the collegiate or professional level, and one year of experience teaching/directing an ensemble or serving in other ensemble leadership roles.
Formal training in Black dance traditions. Knowledge of dance traditions of the African Diaspora. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of Black performance styles. Demonstrated excellence as a teacher and performer. Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Excellent ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals. Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Organizational skills with a motivated, self-starter attitude.
Graduate Work Study eligible.
Working Conditions / Demands
The Associate Instructor must:
Attend staff meetings, orientation and training sessions, rehearsals, and performances as assigned.
Maintain office hours as required by the director.
Maintain a reasonably flexible schedule to attend all company-related meetings, rehearsals, and performances.
Be prompt and present at all job-related events and meetings.
Take responsibility for security and care of university equipment and facilities assigned for use.
Adhere to AAAI policies and procedures, policies and procedures outlined in the IU Handbook for Student Academic Appointees, and other IU publications governing students, faculty, and staff.
Must be a Bloomington campus student and may not concurrently hold a position as Associate Instructor, Graduate Assistant, nor Research Assistant, nor be committed to other full-time work.
$10,000 stipend disbursed in 10 monthly payments, a 30 credit hour fee remission with a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester and 6 credit hours during the summer, and health insurance coverage from August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.
20 hours per week, 50% of Full-Time Equivalent.
The ensemble class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Schedules may change each semester. A schedule of auditions, performances, and rehearsals held outside of class time and other required events is shared at the beginning of each semester. The Associate Instructor is required to attend all auditions, class sessions, rehearsals, performances, meetings and other required events, some of which are scheduled on evenings and weekends, within and outside of Bloomington. At the ensemble director's discretion, the Associate Instructor must hold regular office hours, and work flexible hours on performance and course related materials.
Salary Plan: HS
Salary Grade: HS
Job Function: Student Temporary
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