Hiring Teaching Artists for 2019-2020 School Year!

Hiring For:
In School Programs


PearlArts Studios is hiring passionate teaching artists for our in-school programs for this 2019 - 2020 school year. These team members will be essential in developing and teaching class choreography as well as maintaining class growth in largely African-American environments in Pittsburgh, PA.

These full-time positions offer a competitive salary, including professional development opportunities and free dance company classes. This position is a temporary contractor position that will begin as soon as possible and end in June 2020, and has the potential to grow into a permanent position in PearlArts Studios extensions for future in-house, after-school or weekend programs.

PearlArts Studios is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. Individuals from populations underrepresented in the dance and theatre fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Recent graduates are welcomed.

Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to info@pearlartsstudios.com. Subject line to read: YOUR NAME, Dance Teaching Artist.

Job Type: Full-time 

Typical Working Hours 

  • In School Program: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm

Work Location:

  • 2019 - 2020 School Year: 3 Schools

  • 12-Week Program per school


  • Arriving at least 30 minutes *before the class starts to prepare.

  • Supporting daily lesson plans which includes but is not limited to co-teaching, modeling the instructions, and actively participating in the activities of the day.

  • Attending all in-service and planning meetings

  • Assisting in overall planning of syllabus, and choreography.

  • Reporting weekly to PAS Educational director, Ally Tayag Ricarte

  • Attending all planning meetings as necessary

  • Keeping classes moving and maintaining focus on lesson.

  • Classroom management execution


  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must have dance experience

  • Must have teaching experience

  • Background Check and TB test are required for employment

Preferred Dance Experience

  • Hip hop

  • Contemporary

  • African

  • Musical Theatre


  • Compensation starting at $17,000 - $18,000/year

  • Networking and professional development opportunities

  • Free dance company classes and other opportunities for continuing education

About PearlArts Studios Extensions

PearlArts Studios Extensions (PASe) is committed to providing compelling and comprehensive dance experiences within and beyond the walls of the dance studio through in school and out of school youth dance programming. We offer several programs that can be integrated into schools (in-school & after-school) or organizations. We work to tailor each program to class needs.

Questions: Call: 412.307.7106