Aerial Arts Instructor (Part-time)
Aerial Arts Instructor (Part-time) – Ages range from 7yrs – Adult

Zaccho Center for Dance and Aerial Arts focuses on teaching at the dynamic intersection of dance and aerial artistry. We are looking for individuals with strong aerial teaching skills and a curiosity about how dance can inform technique, creativity in healthy mental and physical environment. We are looking to expand our pool of qualified teachers for our youth, aerial yoga, and adult workshop programs.

Applicants should have three years of experience teaching and spotting aerial arts (one or more of the following: aerial yoga, static trapeze, single point trapeze, rope, tissue, lyra, invented apparatus, harness work, etc). For youth classes, a background in youth education and classroom management appreciated.

Accepting applications on an ongoing basis, to apply please send a cover letter, résumé and contact information to Applicants are encouraged to submit workshop proposals if appropriate.

Internship for Fall 2017
ZDT is seeking a motivated intern to assist with content revision and creation in our online archive. The intern's primary work will involve assembling coherent and consistent narrative about past performances from our physical archive and interviews.

Primary tasks include:
  • reviewing past promotional material

  • interviewing Artistic Director Joanna Haigood to gain insight into the background of various works

  • select relevant photographs, organize and identify pictured performers

  • create a consistent format for text

  • draft and revise content for online archives

Work will be facilitated and supervised by Sonya Smith

To apply please sent a letter of interest and resume to

About Zaccho Dance Theatre

Zaccho Dance Theatre (ZDT) creates and presents performance work that investigates dance as it relates to place. Artistic Director Joanna Haigood's creative work focuses on making dances that use natural, architectural and cultural environments as points of departure for movement exploration and narrative. Haigood's innovative work involves in-depth research into the history and the character of sites, often involving local communities in the creative process, and typically integrates aerial flight and suspension as ways of expanding performers' spatial and dynamic range. In addition, Zaccho provides performances in San Francisco, nationally and internationally as well as an arts education program for the local community.

Artistic Director Joanna Haigood relocated to San Francisco from New York in 1979 and co-founded Zaccho Dance Theatre in 1980. Her work has been commissioned by leading arts presenters both nationally and internationally. Among them are the National Black Arts Festival, Festival d'Avignon and Festival d'Arles in France, the Exploratorium, Capp Street Project, Dancing in the Streets, the Walker Art Center, Jacob's Pillow, the San Francisco Art Commission, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Montalvo Arts Center and the McColl Center for Visual Art. Her choreography has also been commissioned by Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet, Robert Moses' Kin and Axis Dance Company and is in the repertory of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.

Zaccho Dance Theatre's home is San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) where Zaccho manages a large Studio that is utilized for rehearsal, performances, and educational activities for youth and adults. Zaccho is the only nonprofit dance company in the BVHP district of San Francisco. The company's arts education program was created to integrate our nationally renowned, highly innovative performance work with the experiences of our young neighbors. For over 19 years, Zaccho's Arts Education Program has served 100-150 children annually by offering free in-school and after-school classes and performance opportunities to students 7-17 years old.