Fall Semester 2021: August 23-December 11 (15 weeks)


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC)  in Berkeley, CA is seeking 2-4 new staff members to join the youth program faculty this fall. Teaching artists are needed for:

  • CM45 Creative Movement: Ballet ages 5-7 (Thursdays 3:45-4:30pm)

  • B20 Child Ballet ages 7-8 (Mondays 3:30-4:30pm)

  • B30 Beginning Teen Ballet (Mondays & Wednesdays 6-7:30pm)

  • J20 Youth Jazz ages 9-12 (Fridays 3:45-4:45pm)

  • M60 Intermediate Teen Modern (Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-6pm - Mondays at SADC, Wednesdays at Shotgun Studios near University & San Pablo Ave, Berkeley)


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC) is seeking teaching artists for the Fall 2021 in-person, indoor program for children. Each teaching artist is valued as a vital team player to our rich learning environment, and the candidate should be excited to be a collaborative member of our community. The Youth Program at SADC serves nearly 600 students a week ages 3-18, beginners through advanced movers, in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and Pilates. Shawl-Anderson’s youth program fosters personal growth, expression, embodiment, creativity, and moving in community. 



Teaching of classes; subbing as available; related work including class planning, curriculum development, research, reading, professional development, meetings, and customer communication. Participation in SADC’S development of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility practices.Opportunities for education around and participation in SADC’s philanthropic and fundraising endeavors.


Applications accepted from 7/14/21 until position is filled

Please email cover letter and resume/CV to Jill Randall, Artistic Director


If you are an arts administrator and would like to share your resume with us for future opportunities you may email it to: hr@shawl-anderson.org. If you are a dance teacher or choreographer who would like to instruct or offer a workshop, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the body of your email to hr@shawl-anderson.org.



SADC offers work exchange designed for dancers interested in becoming a vital part of our community and are in need of funding to sustain their dance training. Work study students are an essential contribution to the overall success of the Center. This program is currently on hold. Please reach out to info@shawl-anderson.org with questions.


We offer weekly shifts that primarily involve cleaning the Center: this includes, but is not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, dusting, cleaning mirrors, wiping down the barres and mats, cleaning bathrooms, etc. 


If a weekly shift doesn't work for you, we also offer one-off event/administration shifts throughout the year. 



The exchange rate is one dance class (or 1-hour rental) for each hour of work. The value of the work exchange is based on current class and rental pricing. Click on the following for updated program information: online classes, in-house classes and studio rentals.


We'll ask you agree to the following conditions when you commit to a shift:

You'll complete (or get covered) 100% of the shifts you've committed to. If you cannot make your shift due to a schedule conflict, illness or other reason, it is your responsibility to get the shift covered by contacting other work study students and letting desk staff know in a timely manner. This is also beneficial to other students who want to pick up additional hours.  If you experience an unforeseen illness or emergency at the last minute, please call SADC immediately to communicate your absence and they will seek a substitute for the shift.

You will use your accrued classes regularly with the understanding that this program is designed to support students in pursuing training in dance. If you accrue more than 10 classes, your shift may be re-assigned to another student who is able to use their accrued classes regularly. Possible exceptions made.


You understand that due to the constant use of this building, 80 hours a week, 7 days a week, your job as a work-study student is very important to the everyday operations of the Center and you take responsibility for being consistent, on time, and thorough. Your work contributes to the overall success of the Center and the quality of our students’ experience dancing at the Center.


SADC volunteers are dedicated friends of the organization who generously share their time to serve our mission. We are always looking for individuals to assist with performances, special events, mailings, documentation, archiving and more. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please email info@shawl-anderson.org and let us know your interests. You can also join  our weekly email update list to receive information about the latest opportunities.