Current open positions:
Acro and Aerial Instructor
Experienced teachers and teaching assistants are needed for a variety of classes, camps, and special events such as birthday parties and community outreach. Instructors needed for either youth or adult classes in the following disciplines: Tumbling, partner acrobatics, single-point dance trapeze, aerial silks, hoop (lyra), invented aerial apparatus, physical theater, ensemble building and collaboration, dance, strength & conditioning, other skills as appropriate.
ETC teaching staff strive to foster an environment of success and mutual support, recognizing the individual strengths of each student and celebrating our potential as movers,creators, and collaborators. Instructors will ensure the safety of students at all times. As appropriate, teachers will communicate with parents or guardians to ensure best possible outcomes in the class environment and communicate with administrative staff regarding equipment, enrollment, logistics and administrative issues.
- Creative movement experience as described above
- Aerial and/or Acrobatics teaching experience in any setting
- Experience working with youth preferred
- CPR certification is desirable, required for solo teaching
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to be active, including lifting 50 pounds, walking, squatting, jumping
- Comfortable with heights and ladders
Hours and pay
Starting pay depends on experience, but generally begins at $15/ hour. ETC teachers are able to attend workouts and conditioning classes free of charge and receive one free class card per term. Hours vary by term, but generally range from 2 to 15 hours per week. Classes may take place from 7 am to 9pm every day of the week, with the bulk of programming in the afternoon and evenings Monday to Saturday.
To apply to any of the above positions, please send your resume, cover letter and three references to hiring [at] echotheaterpdx [dot] org, 971-267-ECHO, or 1515 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97214. The office is located at Echo Theater. General office hours are from 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Echo Theater has mobility device accessible facilities, other accommodations possible.