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YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Performing Arts Director in Bremerton, Washington

 The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a Performing *Arts Instructor *to join our team. 

The YMCA focuses on empowering people in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading non-profit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  

The *Performing Arts Instructor *performs direct leadership, instruction and motivation for program participants in performing arts classes. You will ensure high quality member-focused performing arts programs by providing leadership, instruction and motivation for program participants.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Follow/Implement our Association Quality Standards and 9 Dimensions of Well Being into Youth Programming and Staff Development.
  • Create class lesson plans with a natural progression that relate to the abilities and ages of the classes being taught as well as reflect YMCA core values.
  • Effectively lead virtual arts classes, to include but not limited to Facebook Live, Zoom webinars, Arts Camps and additional social media formats.
  • Ensure that all program materials and content are developmentally appropriate and reflect the YMCA mission, values, and service to the community.
  • Provide lesson plans, supply list, and budget to Arts Director as requested.
  • Participate in performances, Y Arts Week events and other YMCA events as assigned.
  • Effectively communicate program information and student progress as needed.


Are you a good fit?

  • You have a commitment to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You have 5 years of formal training in performing arts or comparable experience.
  • You have 1-2 years of experience as a teacher and/or teaching assistant.
  • You are able to instruct beginning and intermediate level classes.
  • You are excited to teach classes for ages preschool through adult.
  • You have a positive attitude and previous experience with varying ages and diverse populations.
  • You firmly believe that the arts should be open to everyone regardless of artistic ability, experience, or financial circumstance.
  • Able to complete Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online or in-person training as required.  

*Wage: * \$15.74 - \$17.74 per hour, depending on experience

Hours: Part Time - up to 25 hours per week

*Benefits: *

  • Flexible scheduling around school and extracurricular activities 
  • Optional Virtual Teladoc, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • A Personal YMCA membership and YMCA360 virtual streaming membership
  • Paid Sick Leave accrued at 1.23 hours for every 40 hours worked per year
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Digital mental health counseling platform, Wellness program and LifeMart employee discount center
  • Professional training, education and certification opportunities
  • 20% discount on YMCA programs and merchandise
  • Mobile carrier plan discount (22% AT&T, 21% T-Mobile, and 19% Verizon Wireless)
  • Mobile carrier plan discount (22% AT&T, 21% T-Mobile, and 19% Verizon) 

     Location: Bremerton Family YMCA, Bremerton, WA

*Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team! *To apply visit our website at{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}.