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Instructor, Massage Therapy

Blue Cliff College
Job Location:
Houma, Louisiana 70360
Customer Service
Full time

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Will perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to teach massage, body work/therapy or therapeutic massage or other therapy which involves manipulation of the muscle and connective tissues of the body in the classroom and in the lab, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations


· Performs performance-based objectives and outlines for course of study following curriculum guidelines and requirements of the college and state and federal initiatives

· Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in massage professions, and lectures on theory, techniques and terminology; prepares outline of instructional programs and studies and assembles materials to be presented

· Instructs students in subject areas such as use, maintenance and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Massage Therapy Program

· Instructs students in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits in obtaining employment as Massage Therapists

· Assigns lessons to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills

· Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress; reports to Lead Instructor and Registrar

· Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up (if applicable) can be accomplished within the allotted time

· Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for examinations

· Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques

· Attends meetings and trainings per requirements of Lead Instructor, Program Chair or Director of Education; participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and professional development workshops

· File an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate Program Chair

· Conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy

· Make suggestions to the Program Chair concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college

· Complete an annual goals setting and performance review with the Program Chair, approved by the Director of Education


· Massage Therapy licensure through applicable state board


· Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of directly or closely related work experience

· Some level of teaching or training experience is preferred


· Knowledge on how to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations and practices

· Knowledge of basic mathematical skills such as percentages, fractions, etc.

· Knowledge of educational measurement

· Familiarity with operating a calculator, copier, fax machine, television and VCR


· Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

· Sound instructional skills

· Able to exercise sound judgment and be able to develop programs and curricula to meet industry needs


· Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments

· Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

· Ability to work effectively with students, peers and community

· Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion

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