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Part-time Faculty Position: Hip Hop Dance Instructor


The Hochstein School seeks an enthusiastic Hip Hop instruction for young students ages 7-12 years for one weekly hour-long class. - date & time TBD.


The teacher will be teaching a beginner level class that will focus on the fundamentals of Hip Hop and will be responsible for developing skills and techniques. The successful candidate will inform students of the history of Hip-Hop and help make relevant connections to today’s culture, inspiring each student to learn - with no judgment - using movement to create freedom of expression.



  • Enthusiastic, energetic, engaging personality
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of technique
  • Creative, flexible, approach to teaching
  • Ability to create a welcoming, healthy, safe learning environment
  • Experience in working with young students
  • Ability to design and create class curricula and performance presentations
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written
  • Attitude of collaboration



4+ years of relevant dance training/experience and activity as a performer, record of minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience preferred.


Hourly compensation based on qualifications and experience.


Position available: September 2021. Hochstein classes run September – June (36 weeks). Similar classes are also offered on weekdays during our 6-week summer session. The ideal candidate will be available for both the school year and summer program.


Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for 3 references to:  both Gary Palmer, Assistant Director & Dean, and Margaret Quackenbush, President & Executive Director via email to:  gary.palmer@hochstein.org; director@hochstein.org


Hochstein is a diverse community of teachers and learners and BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.


The Hochstein School was founded in commemoration of genius and is dedicated to providing access to opportunity regardless of age, level of skill, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Hochstein’s vibrant community of musicians, dancers, and supporters choose to come together to develop the ability to speak and communicate through music, dance, and expressive arts (music, art, and dance therapy). Established in 1920 as The David Hochstein Memorial Music School, today Hochstein serves approximately 3,500 students annually from a 12-county region surrounding Rochester, N.Y. and continues its commitment to the Rochester community by offering a variety of free and low-cost concerts and performances in the Hochstein Performance Hall, and locations around our city, throughout the year. 


July 2021