Project Commotion Movement Educators
Project Commotion is seeking new Movement Educators for our Schools on the Move! Program
Project Commotion's mission is to foster healthy development in children of all abilities through purposeful movement, play, and family and community relationships.
As an organization, we believe that to impact health and wellness for children, we must create a culture of health and wellness around them starting at a young age. We work directly with children ages 2-14 years old, as well as with the parents and teachers that support them by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) movement and educational programming. Our movement programming blends elements of gymnastics, dance, martial arts, circus arts, yoga, and creative expression. Our wellness topics include brain/body connection, stress management, self expression, nutrition, and easy strategies to incorporate movement into one’s weekly schedule, amongst many others. Our home studio is located in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Open positions: Movement Educators with a background in the arts to create content for both live and recorded online classes. Requires a movement background and video editing skills. Apply by September 6, 2020.
Starting salary: $20/hr
Hours per week: P/T 10-15 hrs per week, including planning, preparation, professional development, and staff meetings. Work is done from home with the option to record videos in our Mission studio location during non-programming hours.
Start date: September 14, 2020
General Teaching Responsibilities and Parent/Professional Communications
- Teach/co-teach weekly virtual elementary school movement classes (5-8 years old). Classes are held for the duration of the 2020-21 school year and taught in English and Spanish.
- Teach/co-teach weekly virtual early childhood movement classes (3-5 year old). Classes are held for the duration of the 2020-21 school year and taught in English and Spanish.
- Administrative record keeping, including class attendance, communication with partner schools, and program evaluations.
- Co-facilitate adult workshops (teachers and families) to provide information on Project Commotion programming and to provide education on the importance of movement for healthy child development.
- Staff may be requested to assist with Project Commotion digital outreach when available. Hourly rates will be applied to these working hours.
Eligibility RequirementsMovement Experience
- Must have a strong background in gymnastics, tumbling, yoga, Feldenkrais ®, martial arts, dance, theater, or related artforms/athletics.
- At least two years of undergraduate-level education or relevant professional training beyond high school.
- Must have a 2 year minimum of working with children. Experience teaching working with children with special needs/developmental delays is a plus.
- Must have a strong background in digital technology, including email communication, filming, and video editing/uploading. Necessary training will be provided.
- Must have experience working with, or relating to, a diverse team in terms of age, race, ethnicity, location, and educational background.
- Must have experience working with, or relating to, historically marginalized populations.
- Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred but not necessarily required. Familiarity is required.
- Enthusiasm for learning about how to support children’s needs.
- Passion for supporting work with young children and families.
- Strong self-motivation/initiative to work from home and learn new skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.
- Ability to observe and report student patterns and progress.
- 9+ credit hours in Child Development courses. Recommended courses include: Children with Special Needs, Sensory Motor Activities for Young Children, Sensory Processing Disorders in Children, ADHD, Autism
Further Education and Staff Training Provided
- PC will provide at least 12 hours of paid staff training throughout the first year of employment. Training will cover brain development, sensory systems, building relationships, movement exercises incorporating mid-line activities, communicating with parents and caretakers, working with diverse populations. This may include bi- monthly staff meetings, staff workshops led by PC director and lead staff.
- Additionally, staff will attend 1-3 Project Commotion Community Workshops throughout the first year of training to further depth of understanding in working with children, parents, and educators.
- Work with a small team that is dedicated to improving the health of our San Francisco Bay Area communities.
- Hands on experience working with children, families, and teachers.
- Have your ideas heard and valued.
- Ample opportunity for professional development training.
- Training, supervision, and feedback from experienced professionals.
- Weekly team discussions on strategies for implementing anti-bias/anti-racist curricula.
- Potential for growth/future employment.
- Flexible work schedule.
To Apply: by September 6, 2020
Applicants are advised to read through our website at to develop an understanding of our programs, mission and philosophy before submitting an application. To apply, please send an email to with subject line “Application for Movement Educator” and the following:
- A cover letter indicating position of interest
- Resume or CV
- Transcripts verifying education units
- List of 3-5 references with email and phone contact information
- Please include whether or not you have a functioning computer and stable internet wifi to work from home, or if you need assistance with accessing technology.