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"I continue to be impressed by the level of instruction at your studio and we are so happy to be with you."

- Buffalo Grove, IL

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Faculty

We are always looking for talented, passionate, and experienced teachers to join our faculty. Please email your resume to lomastro@gmail.com.

Associate Dance Teacher

LoMastro Performing Arts Academy is currently seeking applicants for Associate Dance Teachers for our 2017-18 season.

This apprentice postion is designed for an early-career dance teacher who is looking to develop a wide range of skills, experiences and connections that will benefit her/him personally and professionally. This position is a stepping stone to a full faculty position at LoMastro and is an excellent resume builder. Those with an interest in teaching with either a degree in dance or with equivalent performance expereince interested in teaching may apply for the Associate Dance Teacher position. This is a paid position. Associate Dance Teachers are mentored by our artistic director and senior faculty members, and may be asked to substitute in the classroom.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume with 3 references to lomastro@gmail.com with “Associate Dance Teacher" in the subject line of the email. Please include how you found out about the position, as well as your availability from September 10 - June 5. Resumes will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. 

Dance Internship

LoMastro Performing Arts Academy is currently seeking applicants for our Dance Internships for our 2017-18 season.

The Dance intern will work directly with LoMastro founder/Artistic Director Loren LoMastro Specht and senior faculty members to learn what it takes to be a dance educator as well as the inner workings our performing arts academy.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume with 3 references to lomastro@gmail.com with “Dance Internship" in the subject line of the email. Please include how you found out about the internship, as well as your availability for the intern program. Resumes will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. 

DANCE INTERNSHIP

The internship is a semester- or year-long position (5-9 months). The intern will take on tasks and projects, and learn a broad range of skills and experiences in some or all of these areas:

  • Dance Instruction
  • Production Logistics: Nutcracker, Recitals, Benefit Concerts
  • Stage Management
  • Administration
  • Choreography

The intern will work directly with the Artistic Director, Faculty, and other department managers and staff as needed. The intern will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a large-sized performing arts academy, specifically with regards to dance instruction. Direct experience in a classroom will be an integral part of duties of this position.

This internship is designed for an early-career, aspiring dance instructor, current college students or recently-graduated student who is looking to develop a wide range of skills, experiences and connections that will benefit her/him personally and professionally.

Time Commitment:

  • DATES: Two time periods are available -
    • FALL/WINTER: This internship is ideally September 11 through to December 15.
    • WINTER/SPRING: This internship is ideally January 3 through June 4.
    • We will give preference to a qualified candidate who can commit to the entire 9 month period Sept 11, 2017 - June 4, 2018.
  • TIME: 4-12 hours a week, with some flexibility - although a regular weekly schedule will be expected. The academy is open, Monday through Saturday (some Sundays). We are closed on most major holidays and for some extended times during the Thanksgiving, Winter Break and Spring Break.

Compensation:

This is a paid internship, LoMastro Performing Arts Academy will pay $15 per hour during the internship, based on the regular work schedule. The intern will also be able to participate in unlimited classes at LoMastro for the duration of the internship.

Type of Tasks Intern Might Expect to Work On:

  • Assist and support the Artistic Director, Faculty, Office Manager and staff both in and out of the classroom.
  • Assist Faculty in the classroom with teaching curriculum and choreography.
  • Assist Artistic Director with communication, planning, and coordination.
  • Assist in costume, prop and storage organization.
  • Assist with show specific organizational duties and rehearsal preparation.
  • Attend show rehearsals
  • Customer service; answering phones, emails and door traffic
  • General Office support: photocopying, filing, mailings, cleaning, and other basic office functions
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements of Successful Candidate:

  • Interest in a career in dance education.
  • Experience in dance.
  • Ability to undergo and satisfactorily pass a criminal background investigation
  • Positive outlook, friendly disposition
  • Professional attitude
  • Self motivated
  • Proactive nature
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • High level of organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Ability to multi-task, self-manage and prioritize
  • Comfortable learning dance studio management computer programs
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Comfortable in fast paced environment - works well under pressure
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work under multiple supervisors

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847-615-5400
Main Location:
840 S. Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
 
Satellite Location:
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois, Lake Forest, IL 60045
 
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