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Music and Movement Mentor 

Category Fine Arts  


Under the direction of the Supervisor of Fine & Performing Arts, the VIA (Very Important Arts) Music & Movement Mentor is responsible for teaching music and dance to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Opportunity Village and in the community. This position will focus on developing and strengthening knowledge of the elements and concepts of music and dance in a fun and creative way. This person will provide direction toward goals of achievement, promote listening and basic motor skills, memory, focus, team work and most importantly, personal self-expression through music and movement. Frequent travel in the community is required for this position.


  1. 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.
  2. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.
  3. Teach music/movement to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community and at Opportunity Village campuses.  This includes in person classes as well as virtual content accessed through the VIA website.
  4. Work directly with and report to the Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts and VIA Administrative Assistant to ensure the success of all classes.
  5. Responsible for completing class curriculums, daily attendance, weekly/monthly program updates, monthly newsletter articles, participant progress reports and any additional documentation as requested.
  6. Work to create and coordinate class schedules with community special education classrooms.
  7. Teach performance style pieces for Opportunity village and community events throughout the year as assigned.
  8. Work directly with FT Music & Dance Mentors and FPA Supervisor in planning performances and activities throughout the year.
  9. Act as a stimulating and inspirational force, helping each student grow to fullest capacity as a creative artist.
  10. Create a safe and rewarding environment for all participants.
  11. Maintain an inventory of all assigned equipment and supplies.
  12. Understand and comply with OSHA, infection control, COVID-19 protocols, and all OV safety policies and procedures.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers, supervisors and members of the community (verbal and written).
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Ability to teach and demonstrate music and movement activities.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret written instructions.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to explain and instruct in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Experience and training in a variety of music/dance fields.


  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year verifiable work experience in related field of music/dance/performing arts.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Music/Dance Performance or Music/Dance Education.
  • Preferred: Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Preferred: Certification or Training in Orff-Schulwerk Techniques
  • Preferred: ECMMA (Early Childhood Music & Movement Association) Certification


  • 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 up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand 80% of a work day.
  • Frequent bending, sitting, standing, lifting and walking.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-21-00004  
Open Date 9/22/2021  
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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