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Calgary, AB - Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: Dance Centre Assistant Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Deadline: October 5th, 2018

About the Role
The Dance Centre Assistant Manager & Volunteer Coordinator will assist the Dance Centre Manager in the operation, management and customer aspects of the DJD school and with the management, recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. This is a 13 month contract position to cover a maternity leave.

About You
You are customer experience savvy with three+ years of customer service and management experience with great leadership skills. You are also friendly, outgoing and attentive with outstanding problem solving skills. You thrive working with a team in a fast-paced environment. You have a love of dance and appreciation for the arts.

About DJD
In the Spirit of Jazz, we dance.  Our mission is to enrich lives by engaging people in exploring, evolving, and promoting the art of jazz dance. Jazz is a contemporary dance form with a rich history and many cousins. We dance to music, with bent knees and movement in our torsos, we embrace improvisation, rhythmic sophistication, and individuality. Our home, the DJD Dance Centre is becoming a global destination for aspiring jazz dance artists and is quickly becoming the dance hub of Calgary. Through our performances, education stream, and community outreach, we are creating a culture where all people experience dance. 

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Please apply to Kirstin Anderson at by October 5 with a resume and cover letter which addresses the following; your customer service experience, why you want to work in the arts and what experience you have with management.

Posted on: September 25, 2018

Edmonton, AB - Book Publishers Association of AB: Project Coordinator

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the position of Project Coordinator.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the effective operation of the BPAA offices as well as the administration and coordination of various projects undertaken by the association. The position is full-time and benefits may be available after the completion of a probationary period.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018 and interviews will be scheduled for later the same week. Applicants may be asked to complete an administrative skills assessment. For full details please reference the Project Coordinator job posting.


Posted on: September 24, 2018

Bow Island, AB - Ace Dancers: Dance Instructor

Ace Dancers is now accepting resumes for a dance instructor in Bow Island for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The successful candidate should enjoy working with children of all ages and have knowledge in various types of dance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lesson planning & instruction of dance classes for children aged 2-18
  • Choreograph performances and work with the board in preparing for the year-end recital

Classes run two evenings/week September - March.
Please forward resume with references & criminal record check (including vulnerable sector) to

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Athabasca, AB - Athabasca Dance Society: Dance Instructors

The Athabasca Dance Society, in the town of Athabasca, seeks qualified teachers for our recreational dance programme during the 2018-2019 season.

The school has been operational for almost three decades offering Cecchetti ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and broadway classes.  With two studios that are well equipped with dance flooring, mirrors, barres and stereos, classes run from September to May.

Teachers with experience in jazz, tap, broadway/musical theatre, acro and lyrical are required.  Wages are competitive with mileage available.  Please contact Karen Doidge at 1-780-213-1007(cell),  <>, or <> with your resume and references.

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Lloydminster, AB - Dynamic Wellness & Fine Arts Studios Inc.: Dance Instructor

Employer’s name: Patti Johnston

Company:  5678 Dynamic Wellness & Fine Arts Studios Inc.

Business Location: Primary Business location is #201 1716 50 AVE, Lloydminster, AB T9V 0Y1 and occasionally work is on the Secondary Business location Lower Level - 5015 -50 street Kitscoty, AB, T0B2P0

Work Location: Same as above

Business information: Core Dynamics Pilates & Dance is a dance education and fitness centre that offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Acro as well as Pilates, Zumba and TRX classes.

Type of Employment: Full time - Seasonal

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:

  • Practice and rehearse dance routines under direction or instruction to achieve desired interpretation and presentation
  • Train and exercise to maintain the required levels of ability and fitness
  • Teach dance technique and artistic interpretation to amateur and professional individuals and groups
  • Teach recreational dancing lessons such as ballroom dancing
  • Prepare dance students for specific auditions and performances
  • Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Physically demanding, Attention to detail
  • Classical ballet, Jazz, Modern ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Acro, Musical Theatre, Fitness Classes
  • Teaching from a dance syllabus (training/mentorship is provided)
  • Organizing class plans and keeping records of student development
  • Uploading music, lessons and video to different studio software platforms
  • Creating unique and interesting choreography that is both age and developmentally appropriate for recitals and competition
  • Cutting and editing music files
  • Selecting costumes for group and solo/duets
  • Tracking class attendance
  • Handing out messages and marketing material to students and parents
  • Communicate with parents and students regarding studio events and policies
  • Posting class photos/videos to the studio social media sites
  • Attending studio functions and monthly meetings
  • Attending quarterly trainings and planning sessions
  • Work in a fast paced environment and enjoys working under pressure


  • Education:
    • ​​Graduated from a private dance school or academy
    • Certification through an organization such as the Royal Academy of Dance, Ceccheti Society, Vagavona, CDTA, ADAPT, Acrobatic Arts, Acrobatique is a definite asset. As well any fitness training or certifications such as Pilates or Yoga
  • Experience:
    • 2 years as dance instructor, teaching and handling groups of multiple ages.
    • Has an understanding of basic anatomy and muscle function
    • Detail oriented and able to meet deadlines
    • Ability to teach and design fitness classes is a definite asset

Salary:  $34.29 - $36.29 per hour, 30 – 35 Hours per week

Important information:

  • Seasonal position: September 1st 2018 thru to May 31, 2019 for a duration of nine months, starting again the following September.​
  • Work Schedule: Evenings 4:00PM-9:30PM. Mon-Fri, Saturdays 9:00AM-3:00PM. These hours will be depending on scheduling in the fall. The teacher will work during these days and times but not necessarily all of these hours. Some daytime hours 9am-12pm


  • We employ all our regular teachers (this means your insurance, EI, CPP and taxes are looked after and submitted to the government for you, vacation pay is added on to each paycheque, you are compensated for stat holidays)
  • Educational scholarships (on approved courses) for your ongoing training
  • We can assist you with ongoing training and certifications (for those interested)

Apply by e-mail to:

Posted on: May 25, 2018

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