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Development Associate, Institutional Giving

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. 
Job Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a dedicated individual with government and foundation grant writing experience to join the Development Department, which raises more than $9M annually in support of the Ailey organization’s programs. Hailed as “cultural ambassador to the world” by the U.S. Congress, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for its stellar performances, high-caliber dance training, and innovative educational initiatives which reach nearly 500,000 people around the globe each year.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Writing government and foundation grant proposals, budgets, and reports; 
•Researching and identifying institutional funding prospects; 
•Raiser’s Edge and Excel data entry; 
•Coordinating and implementing mass mailings; 
•Writing general development materials such as newsletters, annual reports, and special campaign promotions; and, 
•General administrative tasks. 

Required skills: The ideal candidate will enjoy working as a part of a team in a fast-paced, creative environment. The Development Associate, Institutional Giving must have: 
•Exceptionally strong business writing skills; 
•Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment; 
•Attention to detail while maintaining speed and accuracy; 
•Experience designing and reporting on grant budgets; 
•Excellent proof-reading abilities; 
•Strong organizational skills; and, 
•Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge. 

Education/Experience: B.A. and knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Minimum 3 years of development experience preferred. 
Benefits include: health/dental insurance, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement plan, and commuter benefits

To apply for this position please submit the following via email
•Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
•Brief writing sample
•Contact information for two references

No Phone Calls Please

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Organization: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
Job Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a dedicated team member to join as Executive Assistant to The Executive Director (ED) providing administrative support to ensure the smooth operation and coordination between the ED’s office and various departments. The Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison between the ED and Board of Directors, manage special projects as needed, prepare materials and presentations and supervise a part-time assistant. 

Responsibilities include:
•Represent on behalf of the Executive Director (ED), attend and participate in meetings, activities, and events, take notes and follow up as needed.
•Work closely with the Board of Directors, providing follow-up on requests for information, reproduction of materials and documentation, the coordination and scheduling of meetings. 
•Organize and prioritize large volumes of information, calls and mail; fields and answer routine and non-routine questions.
•Handle and process confidential and non-routine information.
•Assist the ED in the management of his schedule, coordinate meetings, travel, departmental meetings, etc. 
•Draft and prepare general correspondence, expense reports, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, presentations, etc.
•Acts as project manager for special projects which may include the planning and coordination of multiple presentations, disseminating information or coordinating company-wide activities.

•Attention to detail in composing, typing, proofing materials, establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, coordinating and scheduling meetings and follow-up. Work in a fast-paced environment, with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands. 
•Exercise significant tact and courtesy, in addition to maintaining confidentiality and constructive relationships, when working with the Board of Directors, staff, public, and other external parties.
•Possess a thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Database management a plus.
•Experience in a similar or comparable organization preferred.
•Supervisory experience desirable.

•B.A./B.S required. Masters in Arts Administration a plus. 
•Specific interest in dance a plus.

To apply for this position please submit the following via email:
•Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and salary requirements
•Contact information for two professional references

No phone calls please.

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Public Relations Associate

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. 
Job Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's premier dance institutions, is seeking a motivated and personable team player to work in a fast-paced environment and support ongoing public relations initiatives. The Public Relations Associate will assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of publicity campaigns for the Ailey organization, with specific focus on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Ailey Extension. The candidate will report to the Director of Public Relations and work closely with members of the Public Relations, Marketing, and Development departments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of publicity campaigns and promotional strategies, with primary responsibilities for The Ailey Extension
  • Writing press releases, pitches, e-mail news briefs and creating press kits
  • Monitoring the media for organizational mentions and news coverage opportunities with special attention to key television, magazine and newspaper outlets
  • Targeting and maintaining productive relationships with a broad range of media contacts involved in arts & entertainment, fitness, business, and lifestyle coverage
  • Securing editorial features and news items and coordinating interviews and photo shoots
  • Updating and managing the press list database (Vocus) and creating the department’s editorial calendar opportunity schedule
  • Responding to requests for information from the media, tour presenters, and consultants
  • Procuring celebrity attendance for Ailey performances and events
  • Providing external agencies with PR tools for the season
  • Helping create year end press coverage summaries and publicity highlight reports
  • Completing the processing of all invoices and tracking of the department's budget
  • Providing general administrative support as needed and supervising student workers and interns


  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Must be a team player who  is able to work responsibly, independently,  as well as in a collaborative environment
  • Highly organized, pays close attention to detail, meets deadlines and multi tasks with ease
  • Willingness to work flexible hours for staffing of Ailey performances and Ailey Extension special events
  • Must be pro-active and able to show initiative and creative thinking to constantly promote the organization in new ways
  • Mastery of email, the internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and proficiency with Financial  Edge and Vocus

To apply for this position, please email the following via email.  

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two references

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Seasonal Administrative Positions 

Organization: American Dance Festival 
Job Location: Durham, NC 
Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 

ADF is offering the following seasonal administrative opportunities for Summer 2015: Festival Services Coordinator, Receptionist, Student Coordinator, School Operations Coordinator, School Technical Assistant, Schedule & Faculty Coordinator, and Audience Services Assistant. 

For job descriptions and application instructions, please click here. 

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Seasonal Production Positions

Organization: American Dance Festival 
Job Location: Durham, NC 
Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 

Available positions for 35-plus performance schedule: Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, Sound Technician, and Costume Designer.  Previous dance experience preferred. Dates of employment are June through July 2015. 

For more information, please click here

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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Ballet Memphis 
Job Location: Memphis, TN
Application Deadline: Open until filled 

Ballet Memphis is looking to employ one Ballet Master/Mistress.
52 week contract with benefits. 
Compensation commensurate with experience. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. No phone calls, please. 

For more information, please click here.  

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Executive Director

Organization: BalletMet Columbus 
Job Location: Columbus, OH
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015 

Overview:  Ballet Metropolitan, Inc. (BalletMet Columbus), a professional ballet company and school located in Columbus, Ohio, operating on a $6 million annual budget, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. BalletMet seeks an individual with demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of a performing arts or similar organization. The ideal candidate will lead the 100+ employee organization in close partnership with the Board of Trustees and Edwaard Liang, BalletMet’s Artistic Director.  

A position description and information regarding BalletMet Columbus is available here.    

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Mary Duffey, BalletMet Search Committee Co-Chair, c/o Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP, 191 Nationwide Blvd. Suite 300, Columbus, OH  43215, or via e-mail. BalletMet is an EOE. 

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Director of Development

Organization: BalletX
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Director of Development implements and leads BalletX’s aggressive fundraising program including a robust and growing individual giving program including the annual fund and major gifts initiative, as well as a full complement of institutional support and events. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, as well as with the Board of Directors, to expand and diversify the organization’s channels of support leading into the 2015-2016 Tenth Anniversary Season. Identification and cultivation of new prospective donors in all areas is key to the success of this position. The Director of Development will ensure that the Executive Director is strategically engaged in the development process, with an emphasis on in-person visits. Additionally, the Director of Development will develop his/her own prospect pool.

• Passion for dance and/or the performing arts
• Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
• Self-directed with outstanding organizational and planning skills with ability to multitask effectively.
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal colleagues, external partners, donors, and the community.
• 3-5 years experience in fundraising with demonstrated success in directing development strategies and securing support from major donors
• Demonstrated ability to create multi-year development plans, set objectives, and achieve goals.
• Strong financial management skills including budgeting and projecting contributed revenue
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, Mail Merge, and Patron Manager or other CRM

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit the following materials via email: cover letter, resume, references, and two (2) writing samples demonstrating grant and/or appeal writing.

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Administrative Director

Organization: Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Job Location: Lexington, KY
Application Deadline: Position open until filled

The Administrative Director is an integral part of the staff and the day-to-day operation of Bluegrass Youth Ballet. The AD is responsible for school administration with duties in finance, communication, and marketing. The AD is also responsible for performance management. The AD will report to the Director and assist her in furthering the mission. For complete description, click here

Interview process will begin immediately and the successful candidate will assume duties by May 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position please submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation via email. Please indicate your interest and qualifications for the position.

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Classical Ballet Teacher (full or part time)

Organization: Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Job Location: Lexington, KY
Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Bluegrass Youth Ballet seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for the upcoming season. During the academic year, full-time faculty members teach and participate in rehearsals for all productions. In addition to their teaching schedule during the academic year, faculty members will teach in our Summer Programs and/or Outreach programs. For complete description, click here

Interview process will begin immediately and the successful candidate will assume duties by June 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position please submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to via email. Please indicate your experience teaching a particular age group of students. 

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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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Manager of External Affairs

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

This is an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual looking to be involved in many aspects of an internationally acclaimed dance company. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, be proactive, detail-oriented, and well organized, with 2-4 years of experience in fundraising and marketing.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop innovative, multi-platform sponsorship proposals for corporate partners, foundations, government, and individuals
  • Plan, manage, and implement the yearly fundraising calendar and ensure timely execution of proposal and reporting requirements
  • Design and craft all materials for the department, including: proposals, informational presentations, contracts, and donor appeal and acknowledgement letters
  • Conduct new prospects research maintain development calendar
  • Work in conjunction Executive and Artistic Directors and any consultants to develop marketing/advertising strategy and oversee the implementation of marketing initiatives throughout the year
  • Serve as in-house designer and copywriter for print and web. Design materials include fundraising collateral, merchandise, posters, flyers, educational and programming one-sheets, and mailings
  • Manage all online materials and web presence through e-newsletters (through MailChimp), website (WordPress), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and YouTube)

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Dormitory Director

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 
Job Location: Carlisle, PA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUMMER JOB? Join Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential team as a Dormitory Director. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the nation and around the world. In addition, CPYB's summer residence staff can take ballet classes from the 5WSBP distinguished faculty! Dormitory Directors are responsible for the operation and supervision of a residence hall and related programs for students attending CPYB’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women.

For more information, click here

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Full-Time Faculty Member

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet       
Job Location: Carlisle, PA      
Application Deadline: Immediate 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB), the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women, seeks a classical ballet teacher to join its full-time faculty. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the rich history that started in 1955 and has been the training school for so many professional dancers in world-class companies around the world. This full-time position will be responsible for teaching classes and participating and coaching in rehearsals. Must work exceptionally well with children and have a strong desire to learn CPYB’s curriculum and Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary’s syllabus. 

CPYB is located in Carlisle, a vibrant historic town, part of the metropolitan state capital region of Harrisburg. Named one of the country's best places to raise a family by Forbes and voted one of America’s “most livable cities,” you will find small-community charm within easy reach of shopping, recreation and emergency services, plus other easily accessible major American cities, including Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to School Principal/Interim Executive Director Nicholas Ade via email. View the full job description here

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Resident Advisor

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 
Job Location: Carlisle, PA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUMMER JOB? Join CPYB's 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential team as a Resident Advisor. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the nation and around the world. In addition, CPYB's summer residence staff can take ballet classes from the 5WSBP distinguished faculty! Residential Advisors assist in the operation and supervision of a residence hall and related programs for students attending CPYB’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women.

For more information, click here

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Executive-Managing Director

Organization: Chicago Human Rhythm Project  
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: February 12, 2015

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) seeks a full-time Executive-Managing Director, a dynamic, entrepreneurial, collaborative partner for Lane Alexander, the Artistic Director, and the 14-member Board. A successful candidate will be a goal-oriented, accomplished leader who is passionate about CHRP’s mission and vision with a proven track record in attaining Board development, financial management, fundraising and marketing goals.  A strong preference will be given to individuals who are highly energetic and motivated to meet the day to day challenges, with superb relationship building, communication and organizational skills. S/he will possess the prowess to inspire and direct the administrative team and multiple stakeholders, paving the way to establish an infrastructure of support for the next phase of CHRP’s organizational growth and development. Applicants must have a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in arts management and development positions. 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference via email with the subject, “EMD Search”. Please, no phone calls.

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Assistant to the Artistic Director and CEO/Board Liaison

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Reporting directly to the Artistic Director and CEO, this position will provide executive, Development and Marketing support to the Artistic Director and CEO in a one-on-one working relationship.  She/he will serve as the primary contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Artistic Director and CEO.  This position will serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees.  The Assistant to the Artistic Director & CEO/Board Liaison will have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

This position requires the ability to interact with staff, Guest Artists, Board of Trustees and donors in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.  Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and why you feel you would be a good fit to via email

For full job description, click here

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Gala Project Manager 

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015 

Work closely with the Executive Director, Board and Gala Chairs to plan, coordinate all implement all activities related to the identification, cultivation and follow-up of Gala VIP ticket buyers and sponsors.The Gala is May 9, 2015. 

This includes:

  • Attending Host committee planning meetings, taking notes and ensuring all agreed upon follow-up occurs in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating and attending cultivation events leading up to the Gala e.g. Host Committee Breakfast; Salsa Party. Responsible for ensuring follow-up.
  • Work with ED and Marketing Manager to design and draft communications e.g email and print invitations
  • Act as first point of contact to donors and prospects via phone and email communications
  • Track incoming donations and rsvps in database systems.  Ensure timely follow-up and acknowledgement of receipt.
  • Prepare and disseminate regular donation reports to Board, ED and Chairs
  • Assist with planning VIP after-party – venue, logistics
  • Work with Marketing Manager to design and produce VIP gala-related materials:  Invitations, sponsor recognition materials, cultivation materials
  • Act as primary point of contact for all VIP-related activities at the Gala and after-party.

If interested, please email your resume to Development Coordinator, Megan Piluk.

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Marketing Director

Organization: Columbia City Ballet
Job Location: Columbia, SC

Columbia City Ballet is seeking a Marketing Director to join our team!  This exciting position includes designing all materials representing the company. The Marketing Director has responsibility for advertising production, news releases, photographs, posters, radio and television scripts, brochures, and "dancebills", as well as oversight and design of our website.  Currently in its 54th Season, Columbia City Ballet is the largest performing arts organization in South Carolina. Prior marketing and graphic design experience is required. Candidates must have an out-going personality and the ability to work independently in a fast paced, dynamic environment. 

Submit your resume, including salary requirements to Columbia City Ballet via e-mail.

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Executive Director 

Organization: CounterPulse 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA 

CounterPulse seeks an Executive Director who is passionate about the transformative power of the arts to challenge assumptions, break from convention, and create dialogue within and between diverse communities. The new Executive Director will provide vision and leadership in partnership with the Artistic Director as the organization embarks on an ambitious capital campaign and enters a new facility in San Francisco’s vibrant and rapidly evolving Central Market neighborhood. This is an opportunity to lead an internationally recognized community-based organization with the potential to serve as a national model for sustainable funding and capital structures in the arts.

If you are interested in applying or want to nominate someone for this position please send a letter explaining your interest along with your current resume and salary history via email. Be sure to include CounterPulse in the subject line.

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Production Manager

Organization: Five College Dance Department 
Job Location: Amherst, MA
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

The Five College Dance Department (FCDD) serves Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each campus offers its own distinctive program of dance; and the separate programs, faculty members and staff members collaborate as a uniquely rich inter-campus department. The department pools the offerings of these five different programs of dance, making it one of the largest in the nation.

The Production Manager facilitates and supports FCDD productions and events in multiple venues across five college campuses. (S)he coordinates the artistic, technical and administrative aspects of producing dance including the scheduling, development and oversight for the implementation of scenic, lighting, sound and media components and staffing.  Successful candidates will be conversant with all artistic and technical aspects of dance theater.  The Production Manager supervises FCDD production staff members and supports guest designers.

To apply, click here

Five Colleges, Incorporated and the five campuses are committed to supporting a richly diverse and multicultural community of faculty members, staff members and students.  We seek candidates who support that commitment and who are dedicated to contributing to further enriching the diversity of our community and its programs.

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Community Affairs and Development Director 

Organization: Gallim Dance
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: February 6, 2015

The Community Affairs and Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Artistic Director and all Gallim administration. 

Community Affairs – Building and Engaging our Brooklyn audience 

Develop and launch strategy to build our Brooklyn community base:
•Build targeted studio programming to cultivate support.
•Identify new community partners, sponsors, publicity and local funding sources.
•Advance relationships in community pipeline through relationship-building, creative proposals, and fulfillment.

Fundraising and Cultivation – NYC and National

Individual and Corporate Partners:
•Build relationships with timely communications and effective engagement.
•Oversee events and campaigns, with analysis and preparation of reports and recommendations for expansion

•Manage calendar and coordinate materials and text for applications.
•Project manage all current reporting needs and grants, including implementation of Gallim’s first CRM system in 2015.

Pipeline Oversight:
•Develop plan to maintain and expand fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations, events, and government agencies.

Qualifications and Experience: 
•2-5 years professional experience in community affairs, development or a related field
•Project management track record with ability to work autonomously,
•Marketing skills with excellence in presence, influence, writing and communications
•Comfort with data and analytics, including financial budgets and targets

Please contact Gallim Dance via email for more information.

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Chair of Dance 

Organization:  The Hartt School Community Division, University of Hartford
Job Location:  West Hartford, CT
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Chair of Dance develops, implements and oversees short and long-range strategies which fulfill the mission of Hartt Community Division (HCD) as well as The Hartt School.  S/he provides pedagogical, artistic and administrative oversight and leadership for the varied programs offered by the department, e.g. intensive ballet, children’s ballet, adult dance and community programs, which also include a range of modern, jazz and tap offerings.  In addition to this oversight, the Chair of Dance serves as Artistic Director for the HCD dance productions which complement exceptional instruction.  S/he fosters and promotes professional and collaborative relationships between all divisions of The Hartt School and the greater University, with particular focus on The Hartt School Dance Department’s BFA programs.  This is a full-time, full-year position that reports to the HCD Director; supervises the HCD dance faculty; and works closely with school administration and professional dance staff to ensure an effectively-managed department.  

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here or email Noah Blocker-Glynn. 

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Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Organization: Houston Ballet  
Job Location: Houston, Texas
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Houston Ballet seeks a Director of Marketing and Public Relations. The next DoM&PR will join a highly proficient team working in one of the most acclaimed ballet companies in the nation. Successful candidates will possess highly strategic skills in planning and executing a patron development plan and working in tandem with the senior team. A full position profile may be found here.  Interested applicants should submit résumé, cover letter and salary requirements via email. Please include "Houston Ballet Marketing Director Search" in the subject line.

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Interim Managing Director

Organization: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Invertigo Dance Theatre is accepting applications for an interim Managing Director to help with the organization’s operations and programming while the Executive Director is on leave. This temporary position will start in early March 2015 and will conclude in late July 2015.

Primary responsibilities of the Managing Director (MD) will be: fund raising; operations & financial management; and marketing & audience development. The culture of Invertigo is very collaborative and we hope to find an MD that will be an enthusiastic member of our team and open to helping with whatever projects or tasks arise.

For a full description, please click here

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Company/Business Manager

Organization: Island Moving Co. 
Job Location: Newport, RI

Island Moving Co., Newport, Rhode Island's resident contemporary ballet company, seeks a Company/Business Manager to work with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to manage its professional performing company of ten dancers. The Company/Business Manager is responsible for financial reporting, fiscal records, and bookkeeping.  The Company/Business Manager handles all schedules and contracts, supervises office management, and all office technology, including website, database, and hardware. Facility with digital media and Microsoft Office preferred.  Strong candidates will have experience in non-profit or business administration, and a willingness to work within the Island Moving Co.’s highly collaborative culture.  Expertise in performing arts production a plus. 

Position will average 40 hours a week depending on production demands. No benefits. Send resumes via email. Interviews will begin in January 2015.

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Director of Finance

Organization: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival  
Job Location: Becket, MA 

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts seeks an experienced Director of Finance for this FT, year-round position with excellent benefits. Financially strong and world renowned, Jacob’s Pillow's attendance and prominence grows each year. The Director of Finance manages the institution’s financial health, budget, investments, expenditures, audits, employee policies and benefits, and more. BA degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance management position is required; an MBA or other graduate training is desirable.

Click here for more information and full job description.

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General Manager

Organization: Jacob's Pillow Dance   
Job Location: Becket, MA

Jacob's Pillow Dance is home to America's longest-running international dance festival and is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, approximately two and one-half hours from New York City and two hours from Boston. Called “the dance center of the nation” by The New York Times, in 2015 the Pillow will celebrate its 83rd season as a renowned annual international Festival.

As the second most senior staff member of Jacob’s Pillow, the General Manager (GM) will work closely with the Executive and Artistic Director (EAD) to set and achieve the goals and strategies that advance the artistic leadership and financial sustainability of the organization.  The GM will collaborate with the EAD on long and short-term organizational planning, and will directly supervise financial management, budget planning, human resources, staff training and share with the EAD oversight of development. 

The GM will also oversee the administration and overall operations of all areas of the Pillow’s mission and resources in concert with the EAD, and manage the staff in the successful implementation of their strategic, programmatic and financial goals.  The successful candidate will excel in financial, staff and constituent management and bring superior strategic planning skills to this historic artistic treasure.

Please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, via email. 

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Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate

Organization: Joffrey Ballet  
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Major Accountabilities:

  • The Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate processes accounts payable and payroll and prepares related reports. Other key responsibilities include completion of month-end tasks and preparation of files for annual audit and tax return. S/he is available to assist with other tasks in the Finance Department as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in business administration preferred


  • 2+ years in an administrative position, preferably with a non-profit organization
  • Experience using Financial Edge and ADP
  • Experience processing payroll for union employees
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and analytical


  • Process payroll for union and non-union employees including review of timesheets, and calculations for adjustments, reimbursements and benefits
  • Process accounts payable including review of invoices/check requests for accuracy in amount and coding
  • Complete month-end close tasks related to accounts payable
  • Prepare 1099s
  • Maintain vendor and payroll files
  • Make regular cash deposits
  • Assist with preparation of client prepared schedules for annual audit and tax return
  • Provide support during workers’ compensation and other external insurance vendor audits
  • Deliver superb customer service to all employees and vendors
  • Cross-trained in treasury responsibilities including daily cash, wire initiation and monthly sales tax filing.
  • Other duties as assigned by Controller and CFO

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary history via email.

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Part-Time Faculty Member

Organization: The Joffrey Academy of Dance 
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for a part-time faculty position. This faculty member will be responsible for teaching approximately 15-20 hours per week primarily in the Academy's Pre-Professional Division. Part Time Faculty members work closely with the Academy Artistic Directors to maintain the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus and uphold the artistic excellence for the Joffrey Academy. Part Time Faculty members are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the Joffrey Academy of Dance. 


  • 2-5 years, minimum, teaching experience in classical ballet
  • Must have a strong technical background in classical ballet  
  • Work exceptionally well with young students (ages 9-17)
  • Have a desire to learn the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment as a team player
  • Be able to take constructive feedback to achieve high artistic standards

WORK SCHEDULE: Schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the Joffrey Academy and the Faculty Member. Hours primarily after 4pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends. Teaching schedule may vary each semester.


  • Prepare and teach ballet, pointe and classical repertoire classes at the Joffrey Academy of Dance as scheduled by the Academy Staff
  • Maintain a strong knowledge and understanding of the Joffrey Academy syllabus
  • Serve on the substitute list for ballet classes, as availability permits
  • Complete student evaluation forms for students in the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Maintain a positive and structured classroom environment
  • Teach private lessons as needed and as availability permits
  • Communicate regularly with Academy Artistic Staff and Faculty, Academy Administration, and other Joffrey Ballet staff members
  • Meet with Artistic Staff and students/families, as needed
  • Attend faculty meetings throughout the year, as availability permits
  • Complete paperwork and input payroll hours as needed

For consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation via email.

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Assistant Studio Manager

Organization: Joy of Motion Dance Center
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Assistant Studio Manager will provide support and assistance to the studio manager in customer relations, administrative duties, sales and general studio operations. This is a “manager-in-training” position, with training and supervision in all aspects of studio management. Assistants provide support by organizing, planning, and executing all studio functions, including but not limited to, the Youth Spring Concert, concerts in The Jack Guidone Theater, Open Houses and Fundraisers. Individual should have a desire to work for a nonprofit arts organization and enjoy a fun, stimulating environment. Individual must have a flexible schedule and be available to work days, evenings and weekends as necessary. College degree or equivalent is preferred. Some dance experience and knowledge of different genres of dance is required.

Click here for full job description. 

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Artistic Director 

Organization: Juneau Dance Theater
Job Location: Juneau, AK

Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT), a successful non-profit dance school entering its 40th year, is searching for an Artistic Director. Located in Alaska’s Inside Passage, the quaint and picturesque town of Juneau is widely recognized as America’s most beautiful capital city. A community of 30,000, Juneau is rich in outdoor, cultural and educational opportunities. As a cosmopolitan city, Juneau offers technical conferences, music festivals, internet cafes and restaurants, a nationally recognized theatre company, an extensive public library system, multiple boat harbors, a municipally-owned ski resort, a campus of the University of Alaska and a long list of other amenities uncommon to a city of its size.  Embraced by back yard glaciers and old-growth forests, Juneau offers access to some of the region’s top attractions, including Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness and Admiralty National Monument.  With an enrollment of nearly 200 dance students and offering 16 different classes, JDT is committed to providing high quality dance education and performance opportunities while promoting and instilling the love of dance.  

Please email Juneau Dance Theatre for more information.

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Development Lead

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

Under the direction of the Founder, Executive & Artistic Director, the development lead will be an integral member of MDDF's organizational team. The development lead will plan, implement, and assess MDDF's fundraising and fund development activities. MDDF has solid funding and community track record, and Board participation on which the lead will build.

The ideal candidate is an excellent writer and communicator, well organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, computer savvy, enjoys working on a team, and experienced across all nonprofit fund development and fundraising functions. The ideal candidate knows the fields of dance and dance education, nonprofit development, and philanthropy.

Qualifications include:

·     Three to five years of experience minimum as a development lead for nonprofits, preferably with dance, arts/dance education, and youth services organizations.
·     Be an inspiring fundraising leader with a proven track record in raising revenues from government, foundation, corporate, and individual sources.
·     Master's degree or equivalent preferred; success working with our or similar communities a plus.

To apply, please e-mail:


Click here for more information. 

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

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

Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. is accepting applicants to join their team of Teaching Artists. This is a great opportunity at a program of national significance for experienced graduates of Dance and Dance Education programs who have a commitment to inner-city education (PK-5). This is a 1- to 3-day per week artistic staff (W-2) permanent position with payroll benefits. 

No calls—please email cover letter and specified materials to:
Jasiu Leja, Executive Assistant
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF)
107 Suffolk Street, suite 310
New York, NY 10002

You may also send via email. Click here to see full job description. 

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Development Associate

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), formed in 1980, develops, promotes, and sustains dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris, and serves as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. MMDG’s 20-member dance group tours domestically and internationally, with live music performed by its music ensemble since 1996. Community engagement is also integral to MMDG’s activities. At the Dance Center, throughout NYC, and on tour, MMDG provides people of all ages and abilities with access to meaningful artistic experiences – dance classes with live music, educational residencies, workshops, talks, teacher training and more. MMDG also makes its studios available to local artists and nonprofit groups at deeply reduced rates. 

Reporting to the Development Director, MMDG’s Development Associate plays a vital role on MMDG’s fundraising team ensuring a high level of database management, accurate and timely donation entry and acknowledgement, administrative and event support. For full description, click here.

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Rental and Office Manager

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), formed in 1980, develops, promotes, and sustains dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris, and serves as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. MMDG’s 20-member dance group tours domestically and internationally, with live music performed by its music ensemble since 1996. 

The Mark Morris Dance Center is the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and offers a wide range of education and community programs to nearly 4,000 weekly visitors. Since 2001, the Dance Center, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, has offered adult and children’s classes, space rentals, and a home for the dance community.

Reporting to the Director of Dance Center Operations, MMDG’s Operations & Office Manager is vital in supporting the MMDG staff and assisting with the rapidly growing programs at the Dance Center. This new position will play an integral role in the development of a newly formed Operations Department, working collaboratively with artistic, production, and administrative staff. For full description, click here.

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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet 
Job Location: Miami, FL

The Public Relations Manager for Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School will protect and promote our brand, create phenomenal publicity for our performances and events, and ensure proactive communications with all media including English, Spanish and Portuguese language television, print, radio and web.

The ideal candidate is:
•A driven, creative individual with a superb track record in national and regional media.  
•A gifted writer with a flair for compelling stories that command attention.  
•A big-picture thinker that lavishes attention on the smallest details.
•A deft negotiator with major writers, editors and producers during the pitch, engagement and fact-checking process.
•A savvy media strategist that understands non-profit and philanthropic enterprises, and can work seamlessly with volunteers, board members and strategic partners.
•A passionate, curious individual with knowledge of Ballet and the arts.

General Responsibilities:
•Serve as the day-to-day media contact for the Company and School. 
•Contribute to message planning and editorial calendar management with Marketing Department.
•Create and pitch ideas for articles, photo-ops and segments around Company and School events. 
•Create and traffic media alerts for all Company and School performances and functions.
•Book, host and mediate press engagements at Company and School performances and functions. 
•Track media response and maintain up-to-date calendar listings, press kits, media lists and clippings and collateral libraries.
•Coach and train senior staff, dancers and other personnel for media appearances and interviews.
•Contribute to content and design of internal publications, program books and other collateral.

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.  

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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 Manager

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN 

The School Manager's main focus is to oversee the daily operations of the School of Nashville Ballet and to assure a proactive approach with strong financial results and positive customer experience.  Candidates should have a minimum of 5 of experience as an administrator and 3 years of experience as a manager in a school or company environment.  For more information, click here

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Director of Finance & Administration

Organization: ODC 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA  
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015 

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. To view full job description, click here

Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements via email referencing "Director of Finance and Administration" in the subject line. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Must be eligible to work in the U.S.  No phone calls please.

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Director of Education and Community Engagement

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Director of Education and Community Engagement is responsible for overseeing a department charged with achieving the broadest possible public involvement, fluency and engagement in the ballet arts through a portfolio of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s (PBT’s) existing and new programs.  

Requirements include experience as an educator or instructor, a proven record of management experience and coalition building.  Artistic training as an artist or performer in dance or music is highly desirable.  A degree in Arts Education or a related field is required.  Masters level preferred. 

See the full Job description here

Qualified applicants may submit a resume via email or mail to S. Swartz, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15201.  No phone calls please.

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Institutional Giving Officer

Organization: San Francisco Ballet 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for managing the Ballet’s efforts to secure approximately $2 million in support from foundation and government sources for the annual fund, productions, the School, education programs, endowment, and other special projects. In consultation with the Associate Director of Development, Director of Development, and other staff, the Institutional Giving Officer researches current and potential foundation funders; presents concrete plans for achieving goals; and manages the cultivation and solicitation of new and renewing funders. The Institutional Giving Officer works with all Ballet departments to develop and write foundation proposals, government grants, and endowment requests; writes and manages reports to funders; and provides appropriate acknowledgment of funding. The Institutional Giving Officer coordinates financial reporting and invoicing of government grants, supports government advocacy activities and serves as general writer for the Development Department. College degree and 4-5 years of successful grant writing experience required. 

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Ballet Director and Principal Ballet Instructor

Organization:  Studio 321  
Job Location:  Evansville, IN 
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2015 

Studio 321 in Evansville, IN is seeking two instructors to lead and grow the classical ballet program: Ballet Director and Principal Ballet Instructor. Starting early 2015. 

Studio 321 opened in August 2014 with 35 students and instructors from a previous location.  Two of the instructors are renowned dancers and teachers and are retiring.  They have provided the students with premier classical ballet training that the school desires to continue. 

Responsibilities may include: 
-Classical ballet technique instruction for students of all ages
-Pointe technique instruction all levels
-Choreographing variations and pieces for student performances

Preferred Qualifications:
-Professional performing experience with a classical ballet company
-Classical ballet teaching experience
-Organized and methodical teaching style
-Skill in choreography with a willingness and desire to choreograph new works

Application materials:
-Cover letter including teaching philosophy
-Video of your work – may include choreography, performance, etc. 

Send application materials via email or mail: 321 N. Congress Ave, Evansville, IN 47715. 

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Public Relations and Publications Manager

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Public Relations and Publications Manager develops and executes public relations plans for The Washington Ballet (TWB), The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) and The Washington Ballet’s community engagement initiatives. Cultivates the media, and manages TWB’s print programs and electronic publications.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute public relations plans for the company
  • Tasks include press releases and media alerts, pitching story ideas, maintaining media database.
  • TWB liaison for all media coverage
  • Track coverage and produce monthly media evaluation reports to gauge public relations and press coverage effectiveness
  • Maintain a positive relationship with media to encourage coverage
  • Point of contact for TWB photographer and videographer
  • Develop and execute contracts
  • Produce rehearsal features, highlight reels and video blogs
  • Manage photo and video collection, identification and storage
  • Disseminate photographic and video content to the media
  • Produce copy of program books.
  • Compile materials for performance programs
  • Liaison with outside venues’ program companies and produce TWB programs
  • Develop comprehensive email publications campaigns
  • Produce content for various media outlets
  • Maintain and update email database

Submit cover letter and resume via email

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Assistant Professor

Organization: University of California, Irvine 
Lob Location: Irvine, CA
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:   Professional experience as a contemporary modern dance choreographer. University teaching experience in contemporary modern dance technique. M.F.A. in Dance or commensurate professional experience.

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Teach all levels of contemporary modern dance technique for dance majors; teach choreography and one or more of the following: teaching of dance, improvisation, repertory, somatics.  Choreograph works for UCI dance majors. Supervise TAs assigned to contemporary modern dance; supervise undergraduate projects; serve on M.F.A. thesis committees. Participate in departmental administration, decision-making, community outreach, development; serve on school and campus committees. Serve as artistic director of UCI dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty.

Read more about The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Dance here

Apply online here for Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, full-time tenure track, position #JPF02652 by submitting the following: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and links to videos (or mail a DVD) of three complete choreographic works.  A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.  If submitting a DVD instead of links to video, mail the DVD to:

Contemporary Dance Search Committee
Department of Dance, MAB 300
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA   92697-2775

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*postings updated as of January 28, 2015.