Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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Job Description

With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.  

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has multiple openings for the position of part-time Dance/Arts Instructor in the Youth and Family Services Division.  Dance/Arts Instructors work in the disciplines of:

Dance                 Ballet                        Choreography                       Musical Theater

Instructors typically work two days a week at a program site, for three hours each shift.  This may vary by site.  

Our afterschool program sites and Beacon community centers include elementary, middle school, and K-8 schools in Cypress Hills/East New York, Brooklyn.  Program hours of operation vary by site.  Afterschool programs generally operate from 1:00pm or 2:00pm to 5:00pm or 5:30 pm.  Evening programs generally operate from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Saturday programs operate between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.


  • Design and implement engaging, project-based curriculum for program participants.
  • Work with staff team to present the products of projects in a showcase every 12-16 weeks for participants, families and the school community.
  • Collaborate with the program team to document, analyze, and improve programming based on attendance, outcomes, and participant/family feedback.
  • Demonstrates commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have college degree and formal training in the field.
  • Must have experience working in youth development or a youth-serving setting.
  • Must demonstrate dedication to youth development and ability to work collaboratively with staff.
  • Spanish/Bangla/Hindi language preferred.
  • Must clear DOE and DOH fingerprinting and background authorizations before working.


This position works in a school setting during the workday. This role routinely uses standard equipment such as computers, walkie-talkies, cellphones, photocopiers, and standard equipment such as safety scissors and tape dispensers.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

TRAVEL:  Occasional local travel is expected for this position.

SUPERVISION:  Reports directly to the Program Director at the program site.

Salary Information

$25.00-$35.00 per hour depending on education and experience, not to exceed 29 hours in any week.
Schedule varies from site to site, and may include afterschool program (Monday - Friday between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00 pm), evening program (Monday - Friday between the hours of 5:00pm and 9:00 pm), and Saturday program (Saturday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00 pm).
All part-time employees are eligible to participate in the agency’s pre-taxed 403b Tax Deferred Retirement Investment Plan.
In addition, all part-time employees are eligible to participate in the agency’s pre-taxed Commuter Plan through the agency’s Flexible Spending Account.
CHLDC also follows the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.

To Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Three (3) typed, signed reference letters will be required if chosen for the position.


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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