Job Opening with Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Last updated: Monday, August 30, 2021


Position Title: Dance Instructor

Reports to: Education and Outreach Coordinator


Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers (formerly Contemporary Dance Theater and MamLuft&Co. Dance) seeks qualified, motivated, experienced dance instructors.

Mutual Arts is a small non-profit arts organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio with headquarters in Hartwell and another location in College Hill. The organization works primarily to bring more Modern Dance to more people by decreasing barriers to the art form, which in part includes its role as a neighborhood arts center for the two Cincinnati communities.

Instructors must be able to teach children ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. Instructor has potential to be working remotely in a school or community center in the Cincinnati area OR within our studio. Having excellent communication skills is a must. Additionally, instructor must have reliable transportation to and from assigned location. As this can be a non-traditional studio setting, ideal candidate would have experience teaching in a variety of settings to children from a variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience. Mandatory staff meetings are paid. 


Work Hours

Depends on class assignments.

Effective Date

September 7, 2021

Desired Traits

  • Must possess excellent communication and collaborative skills.
  • Must be able to respond to emails in a timely manner and readily communicate via text message and phone.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory monthly staff meetings and work respectfully alongside other staff under the direction of Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers.
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and able to maintain regular attendance to all assigned classes.
  • Must be self-motivated and passionate about educating children in the art of dance
  • Must be able to pass a state, local, and federal background check

Skills & Experience

  • At least two years teaching experience
  • Must be able to effectively discipline while maintaining an encouraging and supportive environment. Teaching in school and community settings often involves behavioral and class management issues that are not as prevalent in traditional studio settings.
  • Must be able to work with students who have little to no dance experience and who may not yet be familiar with “dance etiquette.”
  • Must be able to work remotely and manage class time effectively with little to no on-the-job direct supervision.
  • Must be able to create recital pieces for May recital as part of the normal class meetings.


  • Considerable dance training.

Alignment with the Organization’s Priorities

A strong candidate for the position will support and publicly reflect the organization’s priorities for: (1) the advancement of people of color and other marginalized individuals and (2) a family-safe environment in terms of education and outreach.

Due to the organization’s work with children, a background check and reference checks will be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers values diversity and strongly encourages Black, indigeneous, or other people of color to apply. Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

How to Apply

  1. resume of experience and dance training
  2. cover letter addressing schedule availability, style/technique you are able to teach, age groups and levels you feel comfortable teaching
  3. whether you are comfortable working off-site outside of the studio

Send materials to the organization’s Education and Outreach Coordinator with the subject line: “Dance Instructor application materials”.