Employment & Internships

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Are you passionate about creativity? Do you thrive in a collaborative, grassroots environment where everyone pulls together to create change? If you seek to apply your skills in service of social justice through the art of dance, Luna Dance Institute might be the place for you!

Luna seeks to hire a Dance Teaching Artist/Studio Lab Program Coordinator & Registrar beginning August 2017. As a full-time faculty member, the Studio Lab Coordinator & Registrar may teach in our studio, school, early childhood, or MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) program, and provide administrative support for the Studio Laboratory program and program managers.

Luna offers employees benefits that include health insurance, vision, dental, matched retirement plan, paid time off, sick leave, free professional development, generous holiday pay, and more. Starting salary for this position will range from $40,000-43,000 depending on experience.


  • 5 years of experience working with children
  • Sense of play and joy in working with the in-the-moment nurture of children
  • Ability to design developmentally-appropriate dance curriculum for children with play, movement, and relationship at the core
  • Experience in building relationships and collaborating with partner teachers and program administrators
  • Experience interacting with parents and care-givers of multiple cultural and family situations, both in and outside of class
  • Ability to offer excellent customer service to families, clients, and outside partners
  • Experience with record keeping and class documentation
  • Ability to articulate benefits of dance
  • Experience maintaining a dance facility and coordinating studio rentals
  • Ability to teach creative dance, improvisation, and composition-based classes


By purposeful design, Luna does not have a separate administrative wing. All employees teach in two or more of our programs: Studio Laboratory, School and Community Alliances, Early Childhood, MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together), and Professional Learning.

All faculty support client relations and community engagement, and document our program outcomes. Depending on skill, interest, and teaching schedule, dance teachers also participate in public relations, fundraising, registration, facility maintenance, writing, data management, event planning, recordkeeping, and other administrative tasks.

Key concepts for teaching

  • Creative-based, composition-based
  • Sociocultural theoretical framework
  • Inclusive programs – all children, diverse setting

Key concepts for administration

  • Personal responsibility within a collaborative structure
  • Communication
  • Flexibility


  • Commitment to Luna mission, vision, philosophical approach
  • Completion of entire LDI Foundation & ECE series, or specific intent to do so
  • Minimum 2-year commitment
  • Able to work Saturdays and evenings as scheduled
  • CA driver’s license and access to vehicle as needed
  • Spanish, Chinese, and other language skills a plus

To apply: Resumes will be accepted through June 23rd by regular mail, 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Please send cover letter indicating why you wish to work for Luna, with current resume detailing at least 5 years of experience teaching dance to children.

Please DO NOT fax or email resume— unless residing outside the U.S. – they will not be considered. No phone calls! Luna is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to expand our capacity to serve byhiring faculty from previously underrepresented communities.


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