Program Instructor


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Wheeler Regional Family YMCA
149 Farmington Avenue
Sports & Recreation
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The Program Instructor’s position reports directly to the Program Coordinator of Footlights Performing Arts and Education Program.  Make relationship building top priority at all times.   This position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford are conveyed. Demonstrate true passion for the Y’s mission and understanding for the community we serve



Effectively prepare Footlights participants for end of the year performance showcase in conjunction with program theme. Direct the youth choir during weekly practice.  Train participants on skilled music and voice instruction.  In addition you must be able to accompany youth on some music pieces.  Manage and motivate participants in the classroom in a way that is conducive to student learning. Prepare mini practice performance pieces throughout the school year that will help participants to become fully prepared for year-end showcase; and fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth 



Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent theatrical acting and improvisational skills
  •  Previous experience working with children ages 10-17
  • On stage experience with a wide range of skills for facilitating the curricular and performing arts use of the auditorium.
  • College Background preferred
  • Strong Work Ethics
  • Must possess skills to direct acting and monologue presentations
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • Excellent collaborative skills and all-around team player
  • Spanish speaking a plus
  • Supports and contributes to a safe, clean environment for participants, staff and visitors by implementing appropriate safety procedures and following YMCA guidelines, including;
  1. Checking the drama space area for safety hazards prior to the start of each class.
  2. Checking the condition of participant before the start of class
  3. Follow All YMCA policies and procedures, as required
  4. Clearing participants at the conclusion of each class
  5. Ensure all classes are implemented with premier quality and innovation.