Community Services Leader III

Torrance Dance & Drill

Torrance, CA

The City of Torrance Community Services Department is is seeking a motivated Community Services Leader III to direct and supervise the Torrance Dance & Drill team.

Torrance Dance & Drill focuses on teamwork, various dance styles, drill, marching techniques, and performance skills.  The CSL III (Dance & Drill Director) is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing established programs, classes, and special events, as well as create and teach dance and drill choreography.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties represent the principal job duties; however, they are not all inclusive.

  • Creates and teaches dance and drill choreography;
  • Creates and organizes winter and spring shows;
  • Plans, organizes, and directs established programs, classes, and special events;
  • Conducts demonstrations/presentations to parents and community groups;
  • Attends monthly Booster Board meetings and works closely with community groups providing program updates/reports;
  • Works with Supervisor to prepare artwork including layouts for posters, flyers, and invitations;
  • Provides customer service to public and parents;
  • Chooses costumes and props;
  • Selects and applies to competitions for the team to participate in;
  • Travels to and directs all-day competitions;
  • Maintains open communication with all parents, board members, and supervisors;
  • Organizes full-team and competition-team award ceremonies and pictures;
  • Works with supervisor to create monthly calendars;
  • Other duties as required.

Hours: This is a recurrent, part-time, non-civil service, as needed position.  Hours are program based, approximately 18-20 hours per week. This position will be expected to be available to work evenings and weekends.


Graduation from High School or equivalent and one year of recent part-time work experience directly related to recreation or community programs and services.

Ideal Candidate

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Two (2) years of experience planning, organizing, and directing dance and drill classes, programs, and events;
  • An Associate's degree in a related field;
  • Certification in Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR);
  • Experience in choreographing and teaching dance and drill routines for competitions and shows;
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of dance and drill programming and administration;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Customer service skills;
  • Experience with Social Media;
  • Budget management experience.


Interested applicants must submit an online application and supplemental application available at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs.  Application submissions will be accepted until Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.


Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources.  If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (310) 618-2915 no later than five (5) business days before the test date.

As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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