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Part-time Facutly Position: Modern Dance Instructor

Position filled


The Hochstein School seeks a dynamic modern dance teacher for students ages 14 to adult for one weekly 90-minute class on Tuesdays from 7:15-8:45 pm.


The teacher will teach a beginner level modern class to a large age range and ability levels and must be proficient in their technique as well as choreography. Knowledge in Graham, Horton, Fagan technique, partnering, movement improvisation, and movement composition a plus.



  • Enthusiastic, energetic, engaging personality
  • Strong foundation in various modern techniques
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of modern technique; performance experience highly desirable
  • Creative, flexible, approach to teaching
  • Ability to create a welcoming, healthy, safe learning environment
  • Experience in working with multi-generations and differing ability levels
  • Ability to design and create class curricula and performance presentations
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written
  • Attitude of collaboration



Bachelor's Degree and/or 4+ years of relevant professional training 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 2020. 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. Teacher will be prepared to provide classes either online or in person.


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


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. For more information, visit www.hochstein.org

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