Job Opportunities

WE ARE HIRING

We currently have two Job Openings at DCK. See below

DCK Dance Teacher
Opening 2018

Due to our ongoing expansion we are now
recruiting for an enthusiastic and creative ballet teacher
to join our dynamic and growing team.

Marketing Position 2018

Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is looking for a
marketing and communications specialist to join our growing
team

DCK Dance Teacher Opening 2018

AN INTRODUCTION TO DANCE CENTRE KENYA

Founded in 2015 Dance Centre Kenya has rapidly established itself as Nairobi’s leading provider of dance education with over 600 students across 3 studio centres. We offer classes in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, hip hop, contemporary and gymnastics for all ages from toddler to adult.

In addition to our fee-paying students we are particularly proud of our sponsorship programme run in conjunction with American charitable organisation Artists for Africa through which we provide training opportunities to children from underprivileged backgrounds.

Our students are given the opportunity to dance in up to four performances a year including two full length ballets, contemporary show cases and our annual recital, they can also audition to join the schools own dance company for more performance opportunities.

In addition to our studio programmes we work with up to 15 kindergartens and schools across the city providing extra-curricular dance education in a range of disciplines.

Due to our ongoing expansion we are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and creative ballet teacher to join our dynamic and growing team. We follow the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet syllabus from pre-primary to advanced II with exams held annually. For this position we are specifically looking for RAD qualified teachers or post-professional dancers.

ROLE SPECIFICATION
  • Hours: 23-27 hours teaching, 10 hours administration.
  • Annual Leave: 8 weeks paid leave to be taken during school holiday closure.
  • Dance Centre Kenya works on a three-term system starting in September and finishing in July each year, usually in line with the British International Schooling system.
  • A complete package is available for the right candidate. In addition to a competitive salary Dance Centre Kenya will provide all necessary legal documentation and permits and fully fund accommodation and work related travel for the first three months of employment.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
Qualifications Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Certification
or
5 years experience as a professional dancer
Training in and ability to teach other techniques and styles other than ballet.
Years of experience 3 years teaching experience Comprehensive performance experience.
5 years teaching experience with students at pre-professional level.
Choreography Ability to choreograph for and help organize recitals A knowledge of classical ballet repertoire
Ability to choreograph high level classical and contemporary pieces
First aid training First Aid knowledge and ability to respond appropriately to common dance injuries.
Cultural sensitivity and Equality Awareness DCK is a racially diverse organisation and as such all employees are expected to be sensitive to the wide range of cultures represented by our students and staff.
Contract Duration We are looking for a minimum of 2 years commitment from the successful candidate in line with the validity of the work permit issued and following a successful trial period. Ability to commit longer term is desirable.
References 3 References, one of which should be your most recent employer.
Child Protection Candidates will be expected to undergo a child protection vetting process in line with Kenyan legislation.

In addition to the above we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with previous experience of living and working abroad, especially in Africa or another developing country, this is not essential criteria.

SELECTION PROCESS

In the first instance please send a cover letter with your CV/resume by email along with a 2-3 minute video explaining your interest in the position, what you envisage bringing to DCK and how joining DCK would fit your professional career development.

If short-listed you will be invited to take part in an online video interview, where there is a high quality of candidates you may be requested to submit a demonstration video of your teaching.

The selected candidate will be offered the role subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and will be invited to join us in Kenya for a one term/three month trial period.

If you have any questions or enquiries please direct these in the first instance to info@dancecentre.co.ke, closing date: 15 th of June 2018.

Marketing Position 2018

DCK Hiring a Marketing/Communication Specialist

Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is looking for a marketing and communications specialist to join our growing team who now work from three studios throughout Nairobi; teaching over 500 students and putting on 4 performances a year.

We are looking to employ someone to run our overall marketing and communications; in addition to acting as Receptionist in the Lavington Studio from 8 am – 2 pm Monday through Saturday.

The goal of increased marketing and communications is to fill particular dance classes that require more uptake as well as to promote our various performances.

  • We would expect this person to represent DCK at fairs and functions in and around Nairobi.
  • We require more media coverage locally (Newspaper, TV, Radio, etc.) and need this person to promote and coordinate all media.
  • We also require this person to manage ticket sales both before and during performances

Due to our ongoing expansion we are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and creative ballet teacher to join our dynamic and growing team. We follow the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet syllabus from pre-primary to advanced II with exams held annually. For this position we are specifically looking for RAD qualified teachers or post-professional dancers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Academically we are looking for someone with a tertiary level degree or 5 years of experience within the marketing field.

They need to have experience with WordPress, Social Media, Mailing Lists, and Business Promotion.

We would like someone who is super enthusiastic, with lots of initiative, is flexible and most importantly works well in a team. We require someone who is willing to travel throughout the city when necessary and recognizes that during events and performances they will be required to work flexible hours and occasional evenings /weekends.

Please have application in by Friday, May 25th , as we are looking to hire someone immediately.