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Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 786-468-2000
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Miami, FL, United States


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About AileyCamp Miami 2024:
June 17 - July 27, 2024
A six-week summer day camp where middle school students are “turned on” to dance and come to respect the discipline of dance as a physical activity that requires athletic ability comparable to skills demanded by any sport.  Also, campers will increase their leadership skills and enjoy a variety of social activities.  AileyCamp Miami is an innovative summer program designed to use dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression and critical thinking skills.  It does not serve as a training ground for professional dancers, but rather serves as a platform for self-growth. AileyCamp Miami serves Miami-Dade County Public Middle School students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grade ages 11 to 14.
Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.
Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.
Each year, we serve more than 80,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.
The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit

Basic Function:
Percussion instructor will instruct 1-4 classes of West African percussion classes daily in a classroom/studio setting for children ages 11-14 from diverse backgrounds. The Percussion Instructor will be an engaging instructor that can successfully introduce Percussion technique and terminology to non-musicians. Ideal candidate should have experience working with under resourced youth populations. 
Personal Development Responsibilities:
  • Arrive and be onsite by 8:00am at the Arsht Center ready and present at morning meeting.
  • Lead 1-4 West African percussion classes per day, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 3:30pm according to the schedule of AileyCamp Miami and direction of the AileyCamp Miami Director
  • Attend a mandatory staff orientation from June 14-16, 2023.
  • Arrive to class location with enough time to set up and begin class at assigned start time and play for the duration of the class.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for setup and storage of drums daily.
  • Lead and participate in Percussion rehearsals for final camp presentation during the AileyCamp Miami session.
  • Participate as needed, providing musical accompaniment in the final camp presentation for West African dance in conjunction with percussion class.
  • Participate in lunch duty, free periods and general supervision of campers when not teaching in class.
  • Participate and supervise campers as directed on field trip days.
  • Participate in all rehearsal, preparation and day-of final performance activities.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings (3:30 – 4:30pm) and individual meetings with the AileyCamp Miami Director.
  • Provide AileyCamp Miami Director with a schedule of proposed class content for four weeks.
  • Provide AileyCamp Miami Director with a written evaluation of student’s progress.
  • Provide AileyCamp Miami Director with lesson plans and a schedule of proposed class content.
  • Dress a neat and clean manner ensuring clothing and/or costumes do not contain inappropriate references for children (alcohol, drugs, profanity, etc.).
  • Voluntarily participate in the background checks required for employment including but not limited to federal and sex offender checks and finger printing.
  • Other duties as necessary

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ previous experience, teaching middle school aged youth
  • Prior experience in establishing creative environments and opportunities of creative expression for youth
  • Must be able to identify with and inspire youth from a variety of cultural backgrounds and learning environments
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to a diverse population, and work as part of a team with other creative staff members
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative, work under pressure and manage multiple tasks with completing deadlines in a self-directed, prioritized and calm manner
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur
  • Preferred- Bilingual in English, Spanish or a mixture of Creole and English
Suggestions for candidates and expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Email:, Percussion Instructor – AileyCamp Miami search in the title line.
Note: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Adrienne Arsht Center as the requirements of the job change.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented.