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African American Dance Company
African American Arts Institute (AAAI), UA-MRKT
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 studies and performs movement traditions of the African diaspora and African American Culture. The Company's repertoire includes African dance styles, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and various cultural forms.
The Associate Instructor assists the AADC director with instruction, choreography, classroom management, and fulfills administrative duties related to the Company's function and the AAAI's mission.
Note: This position is for Academic Year: 2021-2022, and is a 10-month academic appointment.
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.
Accepted into Indiana University Bloomington in a graduate program with a minimum of 6 credit hours .
Two years of dance experience at the collegiate or professional level.
One year of experience teaching/directing an ensemble, or serving in other ensemble leadership roles.
Enrollment and good standing as a full-time student in a graduate degree program at IU Bloomington. 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 communication and interpersonal skills. Facility in using Microsoft Word and Excel. Organization skills. A motivated, self-starter.
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.
The Graduate Associate Instructor must be a Bloomington campus student and may not concurrently hold a position as Associate Instructor, Graduate Assistant, or Research Assistant, nor be committed to other full-time employment. The person in this role will be expected to work evening hours and work weekend events as needed.
$18,000 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, 2022 through July 31, 2021.
20 hours per week, 50 percent 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. 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. A schedule of required events is shared at the beginning of each semester. At the ensemble director's discretion, the Associate Instructor must hold regular office hours, and work flexible hours on performance and course related materials.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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