Dance Teacher at Local Studio
We sponsor several dance studios and you can pick up applications right in our store! Applications are available at each cash register and you can talk to any cashier with a blue nametag about the positions and studios. Some positions available are:
1. Preschool Dance Teacher for Afterschool Program
You must be good with kids and have at least 5 years dance experience in jazz, ballet, Pointe, and tap. You must be certified in CPR. You will be teaching children from the ages of two to the ages of five. You will be teaching them ballet, tap, and simple steps in jazz. Do not expect the kids to be properly trained and you may need to correct them and spend some extra time on some steps. Most of the kids don't attend other dance classes. The pay is $10.50 an hour and $21.00 a day. You work five days a week.
2. Intensive Afterschool Dance Camp Teacher
You must be good with kids and have at least 10 years of dance experience and 5 years of teaching experience. You will need to have been trained in ballet, jazz, Pointe, lyrical, tap, and modern. You will be teaching children from the ages of five to the ages of twelve. You will be teaching them new steps in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and tap along with perfecting their technique. These kids are "intensive dancers", so expect them to be good. The pay is $15.00 an hour and $30.00 a day. You work five days a week.
3. Competition Team Make-up Assistant
You must be able to work with all aged kids and parents. You need to have at least five years of company dance experience. You will be expected to come to all competitions to assist with make-up and hair. You might be asked by a parent to help with a costume so be ready for that. It's not required that you help the team run through their dance(s) before they go on stage, but you should be able to help them if needed. The pay is $8.00 an hour (at a competition) and usually during the course of one competition you will earn $64.00, give or take a few depending on how much you're asked to do.
Worker in Our Store
If you love customizing costumes, whether it be rhinestoning, sewing, altering, or printing, these are some jobs made for you! If you love to help people, you should take a job being a size fitter. Some positions available are:
1. Rhinestoning Costumes
If you're really into rhinestoning or "bedazzling", this job is for you! Every day we get calls and e-mails from people asking for rhinestones on their costumes. If you've ever rhinestoned before, you know it takes time and we currently only have five rhinestoners working for us. If you'd like to become a rhinestoner, pick up an application today! The pay is $12.00 an hour. You work six days a week. You also can have the opportunity to work on commission! In addition to your $12.00 and hour pay, you can walk around the store, find people searching for costumes, and ask them if they would like it to be rhinestoned. You will receive 35% of the profits. However, you do not get paid for walking around the store looking for customers, so choose how you spend your time wisely.
2. Sewing on Buttons, Lace, Straps, etc.
If you have company dance experience, you know the pain of having to sew on the little details that a costume needs i.e. buttons, lace, additional straps. We can never have enough help with this! In addition to selling costumes, we also help with sewing on the extra details. You don't need any experience in dance to get this job. You must have sewing experience. Because of how much a costume may need on it and how much time you have to spend on it, everyone's pay will differ. On average you will make $45.00 per week (sewing five costumes). You work six days a week.
3. Altering Dance Costumes
Even though we offer custom sizes, not all of the costumes will fit every dancer based on their specific body type. Luckily all of our costumes are made so that we can hire people to alter them to fit every dancer properly. You do not have to have any dance experience. You must have sewing experience and take three classes prior to your first costume altering. You will make $10.50 an hour. On a normal work day (consisting of six hours) you will alter an average of thirteen costumes. Just like the sewing job, paychecks will ultimately be determined on a case-by-case basis. You will work six days.
4. Shoe Fitter
You know how difficult it is to find your correct size in a shoe and that all shoes have different sizes that fit you. Dance shoes are no exception. As a dance shoe fitter, you need to be able to fit someone of all and any age into a ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, Pointe, or social dance shoe. You need to have ten years of dance experience. You need to take five classes prior to starting your job. You will get paid $12.00 an hour. You're also expected to help stock the shelves when you're not fitting someone. You work in shifts and while five people are fitting, five people are stocking shelves and vice versa.
5. Costume Fitter
When people order costumes, they often will bring in their dancers to try them on. As a costume fitter, you will be assigned one dancer and you will ensure that the costume fits them properly. You also may be asked to measure a dancer. You do not need to have any dance experience. You need to take five classes prior to your first job. You will get paid $12.50 for every hour that you work. Note that some days you'll come in and you won't do any work. On the case of this happening, you'll earn $12.50 for that day. You work six days a week and can be called in on Sundays.