HIRING

EVENT SALES PROFESSIONAL

The Salsa With Silvia dance studio is seeking a motivated event sales professional to generate leads for its 2,600sq ft luxurious, state-of-the-art event venue located only 2 miles north from downtown DC, built and opened in April of 2016. An easy sell for the right person!  Your ability to develop relationships, to network, to qualify leads and to close business is crucial to your success.

The venue is perfect for even the loudest events, completely sound proofed with commercial grade HVAC system and capacity for 180 standing guests or 100 – 120 sitting guests, 12 or more tables depending on size. The space can be used as one large ballroom or can be divided with a stylish motorized and sound proofed partition. Theatrical curtains are used to divide the space additionally into 1 larger and two smaller rooms.

Job responsibilities

  • Generate leads for any type of venue rentals including but not limited to weddings, corporate events and meetings, private parties, retirement parties, family parties, seasonal parties, government and non-profit organization events, photo and video shoots, fashion shows, large group dance lessons, team building events/workshops and more.
  • Cultivate local business opportunities and seek out new customers through relationship building within the community and your centers of influence
    Remain mobile to be accessible and accommodate clients’ preferences.

A successful candidate would possess the following:

  • Two years of related experience in sales preferably in hospitality/service/event/catering industry, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Strong sales skills required including experience with prospecting, cold calls, and negotiating skills.
  • Proficient in computer software including Microsoft Office
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong leadership and people skills
  • A solid network in your community, resulting in referrals, new clients and increased business
  • An ability build trust and maintain long-term client relationships
  • Self-starter who works independently and seeks out answers

Compensation:

  • You’ll receive 10% commission on top line food & beverage revenue for every lead that materializes. Example: a party that you referred generates $7500 in revenue – your commission is $750.00. Commission structure escalates for larger events.
    • A flexible work schedule based on your own work/life balance
    • Quarterly bonus for meeting certain number of booked events
    • Further career development opportunities available to you in management

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume. A phone call is encouraged. If you are selected you will be asked to attend an interview at the studio.

GRAPHICS/WEB DESIGNER AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

ABOUT THE STUDIO: The Salsa With Silvia studio is the number one and largest Latin Dance studio in the DMV. The studio offers an extensive dance program for adults as well as for children. With a rapidly growing volume of classes, programs, events schedule and students, the studio is in need of a part time media intern responsible for all media updates on social media and the web. More information about the studio can be found at https://www.salsawithsilvia.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As media intern, the candidate(s) will be responsible for:

  • Be in close communication with the studio owner and studio manager.
  • Be informed about ongoing and upcoming events, new programs and classes, new and current services.
  • Design simple and quick flyers for new classes, programs and events.
  • Select and quickly edit the best photos of an event and post them on all media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, web sites).
  • Write up short descriptions and post updates about new events, classes and programs on all media platforms.
  • Create new posts and pages for the main and for the kids website.
  • Showing initiative and inform the studio owner about things that have to be updated.
  • Occasionally take photos and video of events and classes.

DESIRED QUALITIES: Ideal candidates would have:

  • At least one year experience with a graphics software.
  • Be very creative while able to comply with the studio’s overall branding.
  • Should have a basic portfolio with examples of their work.
  • Candidate may be in college studying graphics/web design, video production.
  • Some video editing experience is a plus.
  • Basic Word Press editing knowledge is a plus.
  • Should be a go getter and able to always stay on top of what’s new.
  • Show initiative and come up with new ideas as to how to spread the word about the studio and its programs/services.

Salary: Salary is project based. The candidate will be offered a compensation per project completed. The pay will be announced prior to beginning of the work. In addition the candidate will be eligible to take all group dance classes offered by the studio and will receive an end-of-the-year bonus based on performance.

Job location: The job can be performed from home. Candidate should be prepared to meet with the studio owner or talk on the phone on regular basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume. A phone call is encouraged. If you are selected you will be asked to attend an interview at the studio.

KIDS DANCE INSTRUCTOR

ABOUT THE STUDIO: The Salsa With Silvia studio is the number one and largest Latin Dance studio in the DMV. The studio’s program for children offers a variety of dance styles such as ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, Latin and hip hop.  The studio is looking to hire a part time dance instructor for kids ages 0 to 12. More information about the classes and schedule can be found at: http://www.salsawithsilvia4kids.com

The studio also offers full day spring and summer dance camp during which part time and/or full time instructors, assistants and teachers are needed. The candidate should specify in their application if they want to be considered for the dance camp positions. More information about the camp programs is also available on the studio’s web site.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a kids dance instructor, the candidate(s) will be responsible for:

  • Participate in the preparation of class curriculum for the semester.
  • Be prepared for each class; the instructor has to be very clear on what will be covered in each class and be ready with warm up & stretching exercises, music, activities, talking points and more.
  • Making sure the students are focused during the class and be flexible and creative as to how to engage their attention.
  • Come up with a reward system for students that do well during class.
  • Communicate with the parents about the progress the children are making during the semester and what they need to focus on.
  • Prepare a short choreography for the recital for the end of each semester, teach it and guide the kids during the recital performance.
  • If the candidate works part time or full time during spring and summer dance camps, they will participate with dance instruction, educational activities, outdoor time, light cleaning duties and more.

DESIRED QUALITIES: Ideal candidates would have:

  • At least 3 years of dance background in one or more dance styles (performing, teaching, training, studying dance).
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new styles of dance.
  • Prior experience teaching and working with children.
  • Must be energetic, able to quickly come up with ideas as to how to engage the children’s attention.
  • Must be responsible and reliable. Arriving at least 10 minutes prior to the class is required.
  • Should have a current CPR certification and basic insurance for bodily injuries and liability.

Salary: $25 per class (45 to 60 minutes) when teaching as the main instructor. $15 per class (45 to 60 minutes) for assisting another dance instructor.  $15 – $20/hour for part time or full time spring and/or summer camp teachers/assistants (salary based on experience). In addition the candidate will be eligible to take all group dance classes offered by the studio.

Job location: The Salsa With Silvia dance studio, 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume. A phone call is encouraged. If you are selected you will be asked to attend an interview at the studio.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR/SUB INSTRUCTOR:

ABOUT THE STUDIO: The Salsa With Silvia studio is the number one and largest Latin Dance studio in the DMV. The studio’s program for children offers a variety of dance styles such as ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, Latin and hip hop.  The studio is looking to hire part time assistant/instructor sub for dance classes for kids ages 0 to 12.. More information about the classes and schedule can be found at: http://www.salsawithsilvia4kids.com

The studio also offers full day spring and summer dance camp during which part time and/or full time instructors, assistants and teachers are needed. The candidate should specify in their application if they want to be considered for the dance camp positions. More information about the camp programs is also available on the studio’s web site.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As an assistant/sub instructor the candidate(s) will be responsible for:

  • Communicating with the instructor prior to the class about the material covered during the class.
  • Be very active in preparing the material for the classes and suggesting ideas.
  • Making sure the children are executing the assigned exercises properly, correcting their posture, etc.
  • Helping the instructor with props needed for the class.
  • Communicating with the children and participating actively during the class by guiding the students and demonstrating the moves.
  • Making sure the students are focused and listening to the instructor.
  • If the candidate works part time or full time during spring and summer dance camps, they will participate with dance instruction, educational activities, outdoor time, light cleaning duties and more.

DESIRED QUALITIES: Ideal candidates would have:

  • Dance background in one or more dance styles.
  • Must love to work with kids.
  • Must be energetic, able to quickly come up with ideas as to how to engage the children’s attention.
  • Must be responsible and reliable. Arriving at least 10 minutes prior to the class is required.
  • Should have a current CPR certification and basic insurance for bodily injuries and liability.

Salary: $15 per class (45 to 60 minutes) for assistant dance instructors. $25 per class (45 to 60 minutes) when candidate has to substitute for an instructor. $15 – $20/hour for part time or full time spring and/or summer camp teachers/assistants (salary based on experience). In addition the candidate will be eligible to take all group dance classes offered by the studio.

Job location: The Salsa With Silvia dance studio, 3232 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume. A phone call is encouraged. If you are selected you will be asked to attend an interview at the studio.

 

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