Apply to be a KMA Volunteer Class Assistant

Once you experience or observe KMA's impact on a community, you may wish to participate at a deeper level and be a part of KMA's programming by serving as a volunteer. Being a volunteer can be rewarding in many ways - starting with the fulfillment of helping others to achieve their goals. As a volunteer, you can also learn valuable skills on how to be a teacher of the movement arts.

Keoni Movement Arts is now recruiting volunteer class assistants for our 2019 - 2020 program year, which will start this September and end with a performance (date TBD) next spring. Deadline to start the process is Friday, August 9, 2019 and the first step is that you come and view our Special Needs Teen & Adult Yo-Dan-Nastics class by then. You may come and observe the class on one of the following dates this summer: Friday, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, or 8/9 from 5:15-6:45pm at our studio location in Midtown Manhattan — Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd St (@ 8th Ave.) NYC.

Those with a high aptitude for teaching and a deep desire to learn to be a teacher of movement arts may also be invited to KMA’s teacher training program.  If you are interested in becoming a KMA Volunteer Class Assistant, review the job description below and complete the Application Process.

Job Description

Summary/Objective
The volunteer assistant position provides support by assisting students with movements and positions and helping the teacher maintain control of the classroom and class flow.

Essential Functions

  • Physically assist students

  • Demonstrate movements and positions for students

  • Verbally guide students

  • Work in tandem with primary teacher and other volunteers to facilitate class exercises and flow

Requirements

  • Experience doing yoga, dance, and/or gymnastics

  • Complete application process, which includes initiating a background check and filling out KMA waiver and release forms

  • Attend a KMA volunteer orientation session, which includes doing a training on Sexual Abuse and Molestation Issues

  • Assist in a minimum of 2 classes per month

  • Attend on-going trainings (short sessions offered at regular intervals to learn techniques for assisting students)

Additional information
This opportunity is ideal for persons who have received a yoga teaching certification and wish to improve their teaching skills with hands-on teaching experience. Also, for persons who are currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program, this is an ideal way to get your “Karma Yoga” hours requirement completed. Note: this is a selective process.

 
It is truly inspiring to work with these young people. Their pure joy when participating in class gives me so much more in return! I always look forward to the next class assisting as a KMA Volunteer. Thank you Paul, for this gift.
— Cleopatra Georgiou, KMA Volunteer in the Special Needs Class
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Application Process

  1. Check our schedule and arrange to view a KMA class in action by Friday, August 9, 2019.

  2. Email info@keonimovementarts.org with a short explanation of why are you interested in volunteering.

  3. Complete our online Keoni Movement Arts Employment and Volunteer Application.

  4. Complete our Release and Waiver Form.

  5. Complete a background check (Cost to applicant is $22).

  6. Complete our Sexual Abuse and Molestation Training.

  7. Attend trainings in how to assist students in doing yoga, dance, and gymnastics. Next trainings will take place in August and September.