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Dance Mentor - Temporary 

Category Fine Arts  

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Fine & Performing Arts the Dance Mentor will be responsible for mentoring adults and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities that participate in the Fine and Performing Arts program. The Dance Mentor will instruct program participants dance movement, fitness activities, and provide performance opportunities. This person will provide a safe, rewarding, and creative environment. This position will require travel to specific locations for activities in the community.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

This is a temporary position needed from approximatley from Mid-March through June 2019.


  1. Mentor and teach traditional styles of dance and provide performance opportunities throughout the year to individuals served and oversee the daily operation of the program.
  2. Participate in direct care ratio and assist in daily direct care duties (i.e. eating, toileting, daily activities and bus duties).
  3. Guide, support, train and supervise direct care, part-time staff and volunteers.
  4. Implement requirements of Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  5. Work with Assistant Director to plan and coordinate dance performances through the year.
  6. Identify, plan and coordinate special performance groups.
  7. Represent the program on guest tours and community performances.
  8. Provide weekly/monthly program updates, monthly newsletter articles and quarterly participant progress reports.
  9. Attend weekly staff and one-on-one meetings.
  10. Coordinate, plan and oversee social dance events though out the year.
  11. Order program supplies in line with program annual budget and conduct inventories and maintain up-keep of all program equipment.
  12. Comply and understand all Federal, State and OSHA laws, policies and procedures.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


This position will supervise Fine & Performing Arts Direct Care Staff.

Position Requirements


  • Ability to facilitate activities related to dance and dance instruction/expression.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Must possess social discernment to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Must encompass professional demeanor.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
  • Ability to teach in a class room 80% of the day and to plan programs 20% of the day.


  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent with one (1) year of verifiable work experience in dance instruction of multiple styles of dance to include ballet, jazz, modern and other forms of dance as well as choreographic skills.
  • Preferred: Experience in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, sitting, standing, lifting and walking.
  • Ability to stand 90 % of the work day.
  • Must have own transportation and the ability to drive to specific locations within the community.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-19-00001  
Open Date 1/15/2019  
Location Engelstad Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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