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14 Jun 2022

Internship Teaching Artistry Apprenticeship in Dance and Creative Movement

Melinda Bonner – Posted by Melinda Bonner New York, New York, United States

Job Description

This part-time, seasonal paid apprenticeship is designed to provide teaching experience in public elementary school classrooms while supporting further learning in dance education pedagogy for individuals interested in becoming teaching artists. Participants will be asked to assist and support classroom activities while honing and exploring their own teaching style. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about arts education and curious about teaching in a public-school setting. No previous teaching experience is required, but prior training in the arts is encouraged. Additional opportunities for professional development will be provided and curated based on the interests of apprentices. The goal of this apprenticeship is to prepare participants to work as independent teaching artists. Participants will receive a stipend of $4,500 for the entire school year paid in four installments.


  • Flexible availability during school days September – June, approximately 10 hours per week during school residency programs
  • Ability to commute to public school sites across all five NYC boroughs
  • Complete background check and fingerprinting by the NYC Department of Education (NYCB will sponsor)

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist NYCB Teaching Artists in leading age-appropriate creative movement, choreographic and interdisciplinary workshops using NYCB curricula in New York City public schools for students in grades 1-5
  • Assist with professional development workshops for classroom teachers and school administrators
  • Participate in Teaching Artist apprentice training sessions as well as post-residency evaluation meetings
  • Submit weekly reflections of in-school workshops
  • Participate in monthly Apprentice professional development meetings with Senior Manager of School Programs
  • Participate in bi-monthly Teaching Artist community forums as available



How to Apply

To apply, please submit your answer to the following questions. No resume or cover letter is required.
  • Why are you interested in becoming a Teaching Artist Apprentice with New York City Ballet?
  • What about being an educator interests you? What qualities do you feel make a compelling educator?
  • How do you connect to the arts and arts education? Please share your relevant personal or professional experiences.
To apply, please email your responses to by Friday, June 25, 2022. Interviews will take place virtually on Zoom during Summer 2022.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 78 days.

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