Job Posting – Instructor for Peace River Muzyka

Peace River

The Muzyka Ukrainian Dancers are looking for an experienced Ukrainian Dance Instructor to become part of the Muzyka Dance family.  The Muzyka Dance Club has promoted Ukrainian culture through dance for over 40 years in Northern Alberta.

Job Title:             Dance Instructor
Job Term:            One-Year Renewal Contract beginning August 2017
Salary Range:      $25,000 – $30,000 per year (based on experience & commitments)
Location:             Peace River, Alberta – 500 km northwest of Edmonton
Hours:                 1 week day (negotiable) – September to May – 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Job Description:

  • Choreograph and instruct Ukrainian dancing for dancers ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old for approximately 25-40 dancers.
  • Conduct 2 – 3 dance workshops throughout the year.
  • Choreograph annual year-end concert, preferably with a storyline.
  • Be able to attend two festivals, Malanka, and year-end concert.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Extensive training and experience in Ukrainian dance. Knowledge and experience in other areas of dance would be an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of regional choreography, music, and costuming are required.
  • Ability to work with dancers ranging in age from 4 to 18 years old in a positive and encouraging environment while maintaining discipline and structure.
  • Able to effectively communicate and work with Executive members.


  • Our club holds weekly practices in a dance studio in downtown Peace River.
  • Practice ballet barres are available.
  • Extensive inventory of regional and character costuming and props available.

Contract to Include:

  • Hourly dance instruction rate
  • Professional fee to attend concerts and festivals
  • Professional fee to instruct workshops
  • Fee per diem
  • Mileage
  • Accommodations can be discussed

Closing Date:  April 21st, 2017

For more information, please contact Kamber Ferriss at 780-618.8187.

Please submit resume by e-mail to or mail to

Ukrainian Committee of Peace River
Box 5192
Peace River, AB  T8S 1R9

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