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Development Manager

Organization: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The Development Manager is an integral member of the development team at Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This position requires a strong understanding of fundraising practices and principals, knowledge of the Bay Area arts funding community, and a high level of attention to detail combined with the ability to be flexible, take initiative, and work collaboratively. The general duties are as follows:

  • Work in collaboration with Development Director to develop, manage, and execute fundraising strategies, work plans, and calendars
  • Responsible for all individual giving programs, including direct mail and email appeals, prospect research, benefit fulfillment, and donor stewardship
  • Participate in the development, planning, and execution of special events (e.g. open rehearsals, season events, donor receptions, and the annual gala)
  • Create donor cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgement correspondence and draft copy for monthly newsletters, event invitations, and brochures
  • Manage all functions of Raiser’s Edge, including gift processing, list generation using queries and exports, imports of patron information, and reporting
  • Create and implement processes that ensure accurate and up-to-date gift processing, gift entry, records management, and donor acknowledgements
  • Produce targeted mailing lists for appeals, invitation mailings, and season brochures
  • Work closely with marketing staff to produce printed materials related to fundraising (e.g. invitations, donor brochures, season materials)
  • Process season ticket orders for board members, Inner Circle donors, and VIP guests
  • Work with the finance department to complete the monthly reconciliation
To see the full job listing and description, please click here

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Company Manager

Organization: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: Interviews will commence August 4 to August 15, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is seeking a highly motivated and personable Company Manager to support the administrative efforts of AAADT’s 52 member touring dance company. In this fast paced environment, the Company Manager will support the efforts of the Production Department for domestic and international tour engagements, average 25 weeks of each year, as well as performing annually in New York City.

This full-time position involves extensive travel and the Company Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Company at the Company’s home office in New York City and while on tour.  The Company Manager will oversee, manage and support all tour logistics for the Artistic staff, dancers, crew as well as guest choreographers and artists. The Company Manager will work closely with the Director of Production, Technical Director and Production Stage Manager, planning and budgeting for all touring operations. 

The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of and experience with a professional touring dance company or other performing arts organization.  Relevant experience will include presenter relations, tour management, theatrical production, and foreign work permit/visa applications.  

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume with salary requirement, and contact information for two references via email with “Company Manager” in the subject line. For a full job description, click here

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Dance Instructor

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
  • Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
  • Is organized and resourceful; and
  • Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Joanna Janascius, engagement and operations manager, via email

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Executive Director

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance 
Job Location: Arlington, VA

The Executive Director reports to Bowen McCauley Dance’s (BMD) Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Artistic Director and the Board to develop and execute the strategic vision that supports BMD’s artistic mission and values. The Executive Director will strive to enhance BMD’s artistic recognition nationally and internationally, and will implement strategies to seek continued growth while ensuring organizational sustainability.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Pursue the fulfillment of BMD’s mission, in accordance with the artistic vision of the Artistic Director and in consultation with the Board
  • Maximize contributed and earned revenue
  • Develop annual budget and monitor progress
  • Monitor progress against 5-Year Strategic Plan
  • Lead expansion of Board and donor base
  • Oversee special events and company tours
  • Expand marketing, communications, audience development, and public image
  • Guide the administration and operations of BMD

See full job description.

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Director of Development & Communications

Organization: Career Transition For Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY

Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.  

The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants.  We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers.  The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees. 

Qualifications: 

  • Prefer 6+ years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising
  • Experience in obtaining and managing major gifts from individual donors, foundations and government
  • Strong leadership ability, including management, strategy, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database programs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of WealthEngine Solutions data a plus
  • Career Transition For Dancers does provide an Employee Benefits Package

Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email

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Technical Director

Organization: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

Cedar Lake, a contemporary ballet company based in New York City, is seeking a full-time Technical Director. Located in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, Cedar Lake produces new works by both emerging choreographers as well as established international artists. Cedar Lake performs in its own Chelsea theater in addition to touring both domestically and internationally. Candidate should have 5+ years of experience as a Technical Director, including touring, crew supervision, basic rigging and construction. CAD and welding experience required. This is a year-round position with a competitive salary and health benefits. For more information, click here.

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Venue Rental Sales Manager

Organization: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 
Job Location: New York, NY

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is seeking a Venue Rental Sales Manager. 
This position requires experience successfully managing similar projects with 2-4 years experience in planning special events in a business or non-profit organization. 

Bachelor’s degree preferred in related area. Knowledge of the New York events scene. Candidates must feel comfortable interfacing with various clients, including corporations, VIP’s, and the general public.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, planning, project management, and organizational abilities. Candidates must be willing and able to work select weekends and evenings as required by events schedule. The salary range offered for this position is between $60,000-$65,000 a year. Commission is offered on all new accounts developed by the candidate. This position does not qualify for benefits.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. For a full job description, click here

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Vice-President of Development

Organization: Center for the Performing Arts 
Job Location: Carmel, IN

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice-President of Development is the Center for the Performing Arts’ most senior development professional and is responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital and Endowment Campaigns and the maximization of contributed revenue.  

The VP Development administers a growing Development program with an annual expectation of unrestricted, and temporarily restricted contributions that exceeds $5 million. Directly supervising the efforts of Individual, Foundation, Special Event and Corporate Development efforts, the VP Development liaises and coordinates with the Vice-President of Marketing, the Director of the Songbook Initiative and the Vice- President of Finance and Human Resources. 

The majority of the VP Development’s time and focus is split between managing the President’s calls activity, high level personal call cultivation and solicitation and management of the Development effort.  The implementation of a new major gifts program, the next step in the Department’s growth,  will yield dramatic results, given the excellent administration of the annual gift program,  and should be a focus of the new VP. The VP Development is responsible for the overall strategy and plan of the organization’s move from an annual unrestricted focus to a comprehensive giving approach that will maximize all sources of contributed revenues: unrestricted, temporarily restricted, permanently restricted and Legacy gifts. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to: 

Mr. Dory Vanderhoof
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2J7

or via email

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Ballet Master

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

The Ballet Master is expected to perform such duties and responsibilities as are normally performed by a Ballet Master and are reasonably assigned to them by the Artistic Director and/or Artistic Associate. Duties are as follows: 

  • Know, stage and rehearse the ballets in the Company's repertoire for the current  season
  • Teach company class on a regular basis.
  • Attend all performances in Cincinnati or on tour, and prepare critiques of those performances for the benefit of the Artistic Director, Artistic Associate and dancers.
  • Execute and update the daily dancer’s rehearsal and performance schedule in accordance with all rules and regulations of the dancer’s AGMA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  In addition, consult with the Artistic Director, Artistic staff & all guest repertoire and choreographers as to the daily needs for rehearsals.
  • Schedule costume fittings and photo shoots in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assist with casting, and check casting for mistakes or violations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Inform Artistic Director and Artistic Associate of any lapses in discipline by dancers or absence of dancers as well as any injury to dancers.
  • Rehearse the corps de ballet, soloists and principals as instructed by the Artistic Director and/or Artistic Associate.
  • Assist any Guest Choreographer and/or repetiteur as he/she may ask or as you may be instructed by the Artistic Director and/or Artistic Associate
  • Assist with other duties as may be requested in the studio, theater or office by the Artistic Director and/or Artistic Associate
  • May rehearse and/or choreograph works for CBII and Trainees

Interested parties should contact Meegan Schuckers via email with resume and cover letter. For a complete job description, click here.  

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Artistic and Executive Director (AED)

Organization: Contemporary Dance Theater 
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati-based contemporary dance organization seeks an Artistic and Executive Director (AED). The AED is the sole internal driver and external face of the organization, providing artistic vision and executive management, as well as performing Contemporary Dance Theater’s day-to-day operational needs.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide visionary and strategic leadership to CDT and translate that vision into measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission
  • Increase visibility of the organization and advocate for the mission of CDT
  • Curate and produce CDT’s guest artist series; 
  • Provide or otherwise support performance opportunities for local artists
  • Be the sole executor of day-to-day business operations
  • Develop and track budgets and manage finances to ensure fiscal responsibility and security
  • Craft marketing strategy for all aspects of the organization and execute in all forums including advertising in print, electronic, social media and web-based platforms
  • Develop, augment and expand key relationships and alliances with artists, sponsors, donors, partner organizations and community leaders

Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Board President, Elizabeth L. Collins via email

For full job description, click here

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Development Director

Organization: Gibney Dance 
Job Location: New York, NY     

The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney Dance.  Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the Development Director will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $4M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $10M “Making Space for Culture” Campaign. 

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to culture, performing arts and social justice issues; familiar with campaign strategies; comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quota of over $1M annually 
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities 
  • High energy, focused, strategic, entrepreneurial, high level of attention to detail, high degree of personal investment and initiative. 
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively 
  • Strategic and resourceful. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new contacts and constituents
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills 
  • High level of comfort with technology and experience with data base programs
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. 

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the file name via email. Include “Development Director” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:

  • A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references.
  • A résumé no longer than two pages outlining your educational and professional experience and salary history.
  • Up to three development writing samples that demonstrate the full range of your work as a strategic thinker and writer.

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Academy Administrative Associate

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation 
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: August 7th, 2014

Houston Ballet strives to find the most artistic and motivated people to join our company. The Academy Administrative Associate serves as an information resource for the Academy who is responsible for the preparation and communications of Academy information to staff, parents, and students. This position also serves as general support for administrative Academy functions and works within a ballet school environment that serves the community as well as providing professional training for students from around the world.

To apply, please submit and attach to an email a resume and three references. For a full job description, click here

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Director of Community Engagement

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet 
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking a multi-talented, experienced educator, and dynamic arts professional to fill the position of Director of Community Engagement. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned dance organization and continue to expand a successful Community Engagement Program in Chicago serving over 50 schools. The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for managing all educational programs through Chicago Public, parochial and private schools, the Chicago Park District and the community to increase dance awareness, dance appreciation and works to lay the foundation to build future audiences. This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Directors and works closely with the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

For a complete job description, please visit The Joffrey Ballet’s website.

For consideration, submit resume, cover letter and salary history via email

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Managing Director

Organization: Lucky Plush Productions  
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Lucky Plush Productions is an ensemble dance-theater company based in Chicago, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. Rhoads and her collaborators create work that is richly and uncompromisingly layered, and invite audiences to engage with the work in compelling and relatable ways. Following three years of extraordinary growth (including a 200% increase in organizational capacity over that time), Lucky Plush Productions is seeking a Managing Director. The first full-time staff member hired to support Rhoads in the company’s history, the Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Plush Productions and reports to the Board of Directors. Lucky Plush seeks applicants with a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit who are independently motivated. Our ideal Managing Director will be flexible and excel at creative problem-solving. Please email to request complete application instructions.

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Development Director

Organization: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

The Development Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and assessment of the full spectrum of Mark DeGarmo & Dancers' fundraising campaigns and activities. A new position in the organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Founder and Executive and Artistic Director to expand the development function within MDDF. The Development Director will be expected to provide leadership and strategic direction for all fund-raising efforts by seeking to increase the organization’s support among charitable foundations, corporations, government agencies, individuals and additional sources such as special events. She/he will ensure MDDF’s implementation of its Business and Strategic Plans that detail evolving the organization to a sustainable scale over the next 5 years.

Qualifications include: Five to ten years of experience as a Director of Development for nonprofit organizations, preferably with youth services and arts education organizations. Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.

Full-time position to begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To receive a full job description, or to apply please email cover letter, résumé, references, and salary requirements.

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Program Manager

Organization: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. 
Job Location: New York, NY

The program manager is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and assessment of the full spectrum of MDDF's education activities.

Qualifications include: five years of experience as a program manager for nonprofit organizations, preferably with dance and arts education and youth service organizations. Bachelors degree (masters preferred) and dance and arts education and administrative experience

Full-time position to begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please click here for a full job description. 

Working with the NYC DOE required.

No calls—please email cover letter, CV, writing sample & 3 references to:

Jasiu Leja, Executive Assistant
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF)
107 Suffolk Street, Suite 310
New York, NY 10002

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Grant Writer

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is seeking a Grants Writer to join its Development Department.  This position requires excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare foundation and government grant proposals to a large portfolio of funders and prospects
  • Work with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager to prepare all grant-related documents, including: proposals, letters of inquiry, grant applications and reports
  • Serve as a liaison between Miami City Ballet and funders, when appropriate
  • Coordinate grant budgets with Finance department
  • Maintain resources to support institutional research
  • Conduct foundation research, identify new funders and manage relationships
  • Coordinate necessary follow up with grantors, including progress and year-end reports
  • Coordinate and accurately maintain the institutional (foundation, government, corporate) and donor (spotlights, honorees) pages in program book
  • Ensure that funder benefits are appropriately fulfilled
  • Fulfill additional grants-related writing projects (e.g. special correspondence with grantors, such as thank you letters and holiday cards)
  • Additional writing assignments may include individual donor proposals and development-related correspondence
  • Remain current of research tools and be informed of new developments in the field

This is a full-time position. For job requirements and application instructions please click here

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Program Associate, International

Organization: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 
Job Location: Baltimore, MD  

Program Associate will assist in the facilitation and management of the Foundation’s work in fostering international cultural exchange in the arts.  Primary responsibility is management of the USArtists International and Southern Exposure programs.  Tasks include, but are not limited to, review and refine program guidelines and applications; work with marketing and program staff to promote programs; provide technical assistance to potential applicants; identify and solicit artists, arts professionals and laypersons to serve as review panelists; facilitate application review panel meetings; create grant recommendation documents for Board and funder review; work with grant management staff for processing of awards; provide applicant feedback; manage program budgets; review grantee final reports; and work with development staff to create reports for program funders

Requirements: degree in arts administration or related field; at least two years experience in an arts administration or arts related field.  Strong research, planning, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.

Email letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references (Word or PDF file attachments only) or mail documents to:

Executive Assistant
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles St., Suite 401
Baltimore, MD  21201

No telephone inquiries.

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Director of Marketing, Communications & Sales

Organization: Milwaukee Ballet 
Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Milwaukee Ballet is seeking a marketing professional possessing the skills and experience to reinvigorate the marketing, communications and sales efforts of the organization.  The ideal candidate must be able to develop and execute strategic marketing plans that drive ticket sales and measure and evaluate marketing program results.  This person will work in an integrated, collaborative environment to build and promote the Milwaukee Ballet brand and market all aspects of the organization including performances, a nationally accredited school, outreach programs and philanthropy efforts.  The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and possess a passionate commitment to the arts.

Please state salary expectations with application.

Send letter and resume via email with "Director of Marketing- Dance/USA" in the subject line or mail to:
Milwaukee Ballet
Attn: Sam Bahr
504 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Click here for full job description. 

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Dance Instructor 

Organization: Music & Theatre Arts 
Job Location: Eau Claire, WI 

Instructional academic staff position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the rank of Lecturer beginning August 26, 2014.  Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution in dance or comparable professional dance and choreographic experience required, doctoral or MFA degree preferred.  Demonstrated success as a dance educator required, experience at the collegiate level is desired.  Professional experience as a dance artist and/or demonstrated success in scholarly dance activity is preferred.  Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and /or ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus.is desired.  Teach physical practice and theoretical coursework in the Dance Minor Program: multiple levels of Ballet and Modern Dance; Dance Composition.  Teach other dance related course(s) within the department may be required.  Some choreographic work for department productions will also be required.

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Events Coordinator

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The Event Coordinator is an experienced, take charge professional with the ability to manage administration and logistics in support of the entire organization in a busy events environment.  They must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.  The Event Coordinator should have a love for event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers.  

For a complete job description and information on how to apply, please click here

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Director of Development

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director/CEO to lead the development team to plan and implement strategies for all aspects of development and fundraising for Nashville Ballet including entry level gift campaigns, major donor gift campaigns, sponsorships, capital campaigns, fundraising through special events and corporate, government and foundation grants.

For a complete job description and information on how to apply, please click here

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Part Time Faculty Member (Children and Elementary Programs)

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The position of part-time faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the Artistic Director and School Dean. Their primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. Part-time faculty members will also work closely with full-time faculty members in the development of School of Nashville Ballet's curriculum through constant communication. In addition, they will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment. Part-time faculty members will also be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by School of Nashville Ballet with regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, completion of time sheets, and important employment paperwork and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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School Registrar

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The School Registrar is primarily responsible for operating MindBody software for student enrollment, attendance, payment and record keeping, and acting as the face of School of Nashville Ballet for students and families. The position requires a high level of communication, attention to detail and a proactive, positive approach to customer service.  The School Registrar is expected to act as a model for part time administrative staff in regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, following organizational policies and procedures and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.  

Prerequisite for Application: High level of proficiency with MindBody software

To learn more and apply, click here.

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Director of Programs

Organization: New York Live Arts 
Job Location: New York, NY

The Director of Programs is responsible for the overall artistic programming for the organization in close collaboration with Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director. The Director of Programs is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing all programs including, but not limited to, the presenting season, commissioning programs, and artist development programs. Collaborate with Mr. Jones and a guest curator on programming an annual humanities festival. 

View and download the full job description here.

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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Oberlin College 
Job Location: Oberlin, OH
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Dance Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Contemporary Global Dance, with a focus on transnational, diasporic or intercultural movement practices.  Courses will include dance techniques, choreography and repertory.  Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of three years, beginning in the fall 2015, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor of Dance.  Among the qualifications required for appointment is an M.F.A.degree or the equivalent professional background.  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference should be sent to:

Ann Cooper Albright
Department of Dance, Oberlin College
30 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074 

or electronically

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Administrative Assistant

Organization: ODC 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled 

The Administrative Assistant will support the Artistic Director, Executive Director and the Marketing and Development Departments of ODC. The Administrative Assistant will handle complex tasks, problem-solve, manage administrative tasks for the ODC Board of Directors, and be generally available to assist Marketing and Development, as assigned.

For more details about the position, and instructions on how to apply, please see the ODC website.

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Director of Finance and Administration

Organization: ODC 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will work closely with the ED and the senior leadership team to ensure strong financial and operational systems are in place and to build and grow systems to support organizational  development.  The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee a small two-person Finance Department that includes a Finance Manager and the Director.  In addition to managing finance, accounting, payroll, board reporting, business planning/budgeting, the Director of Finance and Administration will manage human resources for ODC.  This is a hands-on position with tasks handled directly by the Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement all financial, programmatic, project, grant, accounting 
  • Ensure clean annual audit process and tax return preparation
  • Execute the financial portion of the strategic plan and capital campaign
  • Lead and produce annual and monthly budgeting and forecasting process Lead and produce the accurate and timely presentation of monthly and annual financial reports, including board reports  
  • Work with ODC’s Board Finance Committee on reports, analysis and financial strategy
  • Design and manage a robust cash flow forecasting methodology

For more details about the position and information on how to apply, click here.

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Director of Marketing

Organization: Orlando Ballet 
Job Location: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Ballet, a not-for-profit organization, seeks a Director of Marketing who will be responsible for the promotion of the organization and its various programs. The Director of Marketing will work with the administrative staff and marketing committee to develop a comprehensive marketing, branding, and public relations strategy to promote the professional company as well as the ballet school. This individual will be charged with seeking out opportunities and creating relationships with media outlets, community groups, and other organizations with which Orlando Ballet can collaborate and cross-promote. General responsibilities include: communicating to the public about projects managed by the organization, maintenance of the organization’s websites, creation and implementation of marketing and branding plans, projects, and materials.

To apply, send cover letter outlining aptitude and interest, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references via email, or by mail to 415 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803. No phone calls please. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer. Desired start date is July 2014

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Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Organization: Pacific Northwest Ballet  
Job Location: Seattle, WA

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Associate Director of Marketing works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to create, implement, and oversee a marketing plan to achieve $11+ million annually through subscription and single ticket sales.            

Please click here for full job description. Submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email. EOE

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Marketing Coordinator

Organization: Pacific Northwest Ballet 
Job Location: Seattle, WA

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s (PNB) Marketing Coordinator will work closely with marketing staff to create and implement email marketing initiatives, draft and edit content for the web, participate in the management of PNB’s social media channels, provide PR support, coordinate the marketing aspects of PNB’s young patron activities, schedule and supervise promotional activities at McCaw Hall and provide operational support of the department.  

Please click here for full job description. Submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations via email. EOE

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Chief Executive Officer

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 
Job Location: Carlisle, PA

Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a nationally recognized school of classical ballet. The new Chief Executive Officer will be a creative and experienced arts administrator with the ability to provide visionary and strategic leadership for CPYB's educational and artistic mission and ensures the implementation of effective plans to support that mission.

The CEO will work closely with the Board to update CPYB’s strategic and long-range financial plans, with the staff to articulate those objectives, and will be responsible for their effective execution. The CEO will establish the appropriate balance in terms of institutional capacity to achieve mission-driven programmatic objectives and to maximize earned revenue goals. The CEO serves a critical role in fundraising and works closely with the leadership of the Board and the development staff to secure resources for support of ongoing operations and new initiatives.

To view full job profile, please click here.

CPYB requires the following submission to begin the application process: 

  1. A cover letter.  All candidates are strongly encouraged to develop a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experiences fully intersect with CPYB’s needs
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Compensation history and Compensation requirements

All three attachments must be received; incomplete applications will not be considered. We request that you forward electronic submissions only.  All materials may be submitted via email

No phone calls to CPYB offices or personnel please.  Only principal, qualified candidates will receive a response. 

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Marketing Director

Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is seeking a Marketing Director.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing Director is an action-oriented position responsible for all aspects of TBT’s marketing program. The position is charged with the development and implementation of short and long-term strategic marketing plans aimed at maximizing ticket sales and revenue as well as enhancing TBT’s brand and reputation through a variety of media, both traditional and new, including print and online publications, TV, and radio. The Marketing Director ensures long-term audience growth and serves as a member of the senior management team, advising other leaders regarding successful promotion to attract and retain audiences. This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, training, and managing all marketing functions.

Email a cover letter, resume, and list of references for consideration.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater School is seeking a full-time, experienced ballet instructor for intermediate and advanced levels. Professional dance experience and RAD or ABT Teacher Certification are preferred, but not required. This position begins in July 2014. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Kathryn Warakomsky.

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Executive Director

Organization: Urban Bush Women, Inc. 
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled

Founded in 1984 by award-winning choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, URBAN BUSH WOMEN (UBW) presents life-affirming stories and histories of the African diaspora through dance. As they enter their fourth decade, UBW continues to be fiercely committed to dance as a means of addressing issues of social justice, affirming diversity, fostering community engagement, and developing new audiences. 

Urban Bush Women seeks a dynamic, experienced executive who will actively partner with the founding Artistic Director to achieve the organization’s artistic and educational vision. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Bormann, Chair, Board of Directors, via email to receive a complete position description and relevant application materials.      

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Director of Development

Organization:Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Job Location: Burlington, VT


The Director of Development is a member of the senior administrative team and reports to the Executive Director. The position is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including annual fund support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies, as well as sponsorships, special events, major gifts, and planned giving. He/she works closely with the Executive Director, the Development Committee, and the Board to sustain current fundraising initiatives and develop strategies to broaden fundraising potential to support the VSO and its mission. The position is responsible for guiding Board and staff in building strong relationships within the statewide funding community.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of senior development experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably with a performing arts institution. A successful track record in securing significant gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government sources combined with strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational ability, and superior communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team and motivate others is necessary. Experience working with dedicated Board members is required. Knowledge of contact management systems, donor databases, or other donor relations tools is needed. A passion for classical music is highly recommended.

Send letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments via email to:
Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, Suite 352
New York, NY 10022-2991
Phone: 888.234.4236 x11
Fax: 888.284.6651

For a full job description, click here.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: The Washington Ballet  
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB. 

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission.

Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances.

To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Organization: Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking to hire a Director of Marketing and Communications. Click here to see the full details of the job and information on how to apply.

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*postings updated as of July 25, 2014.