PLEASE READ FIRST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION BELOW!!!
Thank you for requesting an application for the
AMERICAN DANCE/DRILL TEAM®
STAFF. We have included some data that will help familiarize you more with
the application as well as our company. After reading the data sheet, completing your application form and
other information, you
will be contacted by our office sometime in April to set up a personal interview or phone interview.
In March and April of each year, it is determined how many positions will
be available on our staff in the areas of expertise needed as well as region
of the country. AMERICAN DANCE/DRILL TEAM® prides itself in the finest instructional staff in the country. We search to find the experts in each
area of dance/drill team to compromise a well balanced staff. We look for
expertise in the areas of JAZZ, KICK, MILITARY, POM PON, NOVELTY, LYRICAL,
MODERN, HIP HOP, LARGE AND SMALL PROPS, as well as marching, parade and stand
routines, junior drill teams, pep squads, tap, ballet, and private camp instruction.
The "Staff Assistants" for American Dance/Drill Team® are
comprised of the most outstanding dance/drill team members that have completed their senior year in high school. It is preferred, yet not
required, that your major field be dance/education, or some type of dance related field in college. Staff Assistants assist the Instructional Dance
Staff and act as an "apprentice" during this first year. They have minimal
teaching responsibilities, yet play an important contributory roll on our staff.
INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE STAFF:
The "Instructional Dance Staff" is comprised of
experts in the dance/drill team field that have completed at least their freshman or sophomore year in college. Most will hold a degree in Dance or
Education or have professional dance training or performance background.
SALARY AND EXPENSES:
Although our salary schedules are confidential and will
be discussed during your personal interview, you will find that our beginning
salary is one of the most fair in the industry. All travel to camps, contest
and dance workshops will be paid for if over 75 miles one way or will be provided by ADTS®. American Dance/Drill Team®
provides all round trip travel expenses as well as daily meal per diem or meal tickets for meals.
We also have company vehicles that are used to transport staff to some out of town
destinations. Although we try not to schedule our staff away from home for
more than two straight weeks, we will offer hotel/dorm accommodations while
away from home. Each "custom" choreographed routine receives extra salary
supplement. Each staff member is considered contract labor and is not provided with workman's compensation, unemployment, nor any other benefits.
There will not be any deductions made for staff paychecks for FICA nor any
other withholding. This will be the responsibility of each staff member to
take care of at tax filing time.
$200 per 3 or 4 day work week for STAFF ASSISTANTS, $225+ per 3 or 4
day work week for college level INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE STAFF, $275 for
INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE STAFF.
Camps with less than 3 days are paid according to percentage of work
SALARY SUPPLEMENTS: $100
per high school custom field routine; $200 for high school custom
contest routine. $50 per junior custom field routine, $100 for junior
custom contest routine added to salary after typed notes are submitted.
RAISES: Each staff member
is reviewed prior to each summer and awarded raises on a merit basis
according to efficiency, dependability, courtesy, enthusiasm, skill, and
willingness to work.
MEALS/PER DIEM: Each
instructor will be issued either a campus meal ticket or "per diem" for
meals while teaching on the road. If you are staying at your home, you
will not be paid per diem. Daily per diem is $25 ($6 breakfast, $8
lunch, $11 dinner)
MILEAGE: Each staff member that travels at least 50 miles one way, will be re-imbursed at the rate of 30¢ per mile. If any travel under 50 miles one way becomes excessive, mileage will be considered. If a staff member can car pool other staff with them to an event, we will re-imburse $25 per extra round trip passenger, and $12.50 for each one way passenger. If a staff member chooses to travel alone due to personal commitments, and not car pool, they may be only re-imbursed for 50% of round trip mileage.
PAYCHECKS: Checks are usually issued at the conclusion of camp and/or
when supplies are returned to the office.
Decisions on mode of travel will be decided by the office. If the
instructor cannot meet the ADTS® vehicle, it may be his/her
responsibility to meet at the camp destination. Mileage is paid at .30
cents per mile if traveling over 50 miles one way. Air travel will be
booked through the ADTS® office. If you cancel a camp that you were
assigned and flying, you will be responsible for payment of the airline
ticket if it is non-refundable and if it has already been booked.
STAFF TRAINING: There are
three phases training weekends designated for staff training. Phase I is
for staff captains training (only the staff captains are required to
attend this phase. Staff captains are veteran staff members) . There,
new procedures, changes, and ideas will be exchanged as well as band
music issued to Staff Captains. At Phase II, we have regional
choreography meetings held in Dallas, Austin/San Antonio, Houston, East
Texas, Olathe, KS, and Louisiana. This is where staff members get
together and "team choreograph" routines for summer camp. Phase III
staff training held in Salado, Texas where our offices are
headquartered, routines are taught and guest choreographers are brought
in to stimulate new ideas, all of the staff is required to attend this
phase. On Saturday the entire staff will meet in the morning and
teaching begins. Throughout the weekend, seminars, workshops, more
choreography and video taping of routines is done. All flights and air
fares will be booked by the ADTS® office.
STAFF UNIFORMS: Each year
the dance staff is issued dancewear, staff bags, staff shirts, staff
sweatshirt, etc. to be worn to all ADTS® camps. It is each individual
instructor's responsibility to purchase their own black dance pants and
accessories and replace any lost or damaged items at their own expense.
If for any reason the instructor cannot fulfill her summer commitment,
she must return the uniform items issued. All new dance staff and staff
assistants will be required to return their ADTS® laundered dancewear,
warm-ups, bag, etc to the office at the end of the summer.
WORK LOAD: A new instructor
can expect to work approximately 2 to 4 camps. As the summer progresses
and the instructors' competence and leadership skills are observed and
evaluated, additional camps may be added and salary upgrades are
considered. If instructors are willing to teach junior and private
camps, this will increase the possibilities of their work load. It is
ideal to have alternative part time work if you are dependent on summer
*This is just a brief summary of ADTS® company policies and rules.
you will receive a detailed Staff Handbook.
For all staff questions,