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Programs Associate

Organization: Alternate Roots 
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: January 16, 2015 by 4:00PM EST

Alternate ROOTS is a regional arts service organization with 38 years of history. As a member-driven national resource for artists and cultural organizers, we seek to champion social and economic justice and the work of people in our field.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work 40 hours a week with some night and weekend events.
  • Designing and implementing strategic programming.
  • Travel throughout the region (minimally approximately 5-10 trips per calendar year).
  • Effectively communicate verbally and written to multiple constituencies.
  • Provide program support and technical assistance to diverse communities across various social justice issue areas.
  • Support design, planning, and logistics for meetings and workshops, both virtual and face-to-face, to take place across the 14-state region.
  • Attend ROOTS Week- annual 5 day event hosted by Alternate ROOTS (August 4-9, 2015)


  • Experience in community organizing
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Good writing and documentation skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Flexibility to function well in a team structure and work independently and be self-motivated
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Experience developing and managing project budgets
  • Experience with CMS (Content Management Software) a plus

Click here for a full job description. 

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter via email.

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Development Associate, Institutional Giving

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. 
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 
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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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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Development Director

Organization: American Repertory Ballet
Job Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Director is a senior position responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including annual support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies as well as sponsorships, special events, major gifts and planned giving.  He/she will work closely with the Executive Director, the Finance Director and the Development Committee to sustain current fundraising initiatives and develop strategies to broaden fundraising potential.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Development.”

For full job description, click here.

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Community Engagement Manager

Organization: AXIS Dance Company
Job Location: Oakland, CA

The Community Engagement Manager will ensure the successful implementation of AXIS’ earned revenue strategies by managing tour/assembly booking, coordinating tour logistics, project managing outreach events in collaboration with company dancers and Artistic Director, and maintaining relationships with key institutional partners including schools and presenters.

Click here for more details and a full job description.  

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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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Barre Body® Teacher Trainer

Organization: Barre Body®
Job Location: Positions available nationwide
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

Barre Body® is seeking qualified candidates for several part-time Barre Body® Teacher Trainers. Barre Body® is a workout created by dancers for everyone! In a ballet-inspired fitness class choreographed to a mix of upbeat music, students use a variety of props to promote the development of long, lean muscles like those associated with a dancer’s body – giving them that “barre body” look. Barre Body® is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and certifies teachers and offers classes in studios and gyms across the country. 

Teacher Trainers will work independently to conduct Barre Body® certification and continuing education courses onsite at various U.S. locations. Teacher Trainers will lead instructors through course work on how to teach Barre Body® classes. Positions are open across the U.S. Access to a major airport and the ability to travel independently is required. Applicants must be available to work weekends and participate in job training in February 2015.

Applicants should have professional and/or educational dance experience, a high level of physical fitness, and experience teaching to music. Visit the full job description, responsibilities, qualifications, and application requirements here. To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, recent photo, and video via email.

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Children's Dance Teacher

Organization: Bella Ballerina 
Job Location: Ashburn/Leesburg/Herndon, VA

Bella Ballerina, Northern Virginia's premier children's dance studio is looking for a children's dance teacher to expand it's class schedule. Bella Ballerina has 3 beautiful boutique studios located in Brambleton, Leesburg and Herndon, VA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching students ages 18mo-10 yrs old combination classes of ballet, jazz and tap!
  • Ringing up guest and walk in purchases for our boutique items

Ideal candidate:

  • Loves children and loves to dance!
  • Is friendly & outgoing
  • Energetic and confident
  • Has a passion for working with young children 
  • No experience is necessary, but is a HUGE plus!  

For more information, click here. Please send resumes via email

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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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Summer Dance Director 

Organization: Camp Pontiac 
Job Location: Copake, NY

Camp Pontiac, a premier coed residential camp located in New York State just 2 hours from both Boston and New York City, is offering an exciting Dance Director opportunity for the upcoming summer! We offer an excellent salary as well as a wonderful social experience. The position runs from June 19th to August 15th, 2015. If interested, please email Stefanie for further instructions. 

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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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Technical Director

Organization: Charlotte Ballet 
Job Location: Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Charlotte Ballet seeks a motivated, experienced Technical Director for the 2014-15 season. Charlotte Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Charlotte, NC performing a diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works. Candidates should possess at least of three years experience in professional Technical Direction, preferably in dance, with a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Theatre. Excellent leadership, communication, and time management skills are ideal for work in a fast paced, challenging & collaborative environment. Responsibilities include arranging for the construction or execution of scenery and properties and installation of all dance floor elements for all productions. Assist PSM with setting up and running special events in the Studio Theater as well as the needs of Charlotte Ballet II performances in Charlotte. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email. Electronic portfolios are also encouraged.

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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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Individual Giving Manager 

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet 
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for generating new and increased giving from individuals who provide annual and operation support. S/he is responsible for deepening and advancing relationships with those annual supporters who have the potential to become major gift donors. S/he is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Managing Director, CEO, Board Members, volunteers and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. Working as an integral member of Cincinnati Ballet’s development team, the Individual Giving Manager must demonstrate a strong commitment to CB’s mission, have success in personally soliciting gifts from individuals, possess sound fundraising judgment and utilize outstanding communication and organizational skills. This position is an essential part of the development department involved in the building of donors and prospects. 

To apply: Send resume and cover letter and resume via email

For full job description, click here

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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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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Drew University
Job Location: Madison, NJ
Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Nationally ranked Theatre and Dance department in private, liberal arts university in the greater New York City area seeks to fill a full-time, 1 year position in Dance. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Drew University offers a B.A. in Theatre and Dance and a minor in Dance.

Primary responsibilities: Oversee the Dance Minor; teach classes in Choreography, Movement Studies, Movement for the Musical Stage and direct two dance shows of student choreography a year. Limited student advising. Background in music-theatre, Applied Theatre or community projects a plus.

Qualifications: MFA in Dance preferred. Terminal degree, professional dance experience and college teaching experience required.

Send work samples via Vimeo or Youtube links; cover letter, vita, statement of philosophy of dance training, and three letters of recommendation via email. Please send any hard copies or non-standard files to: Professor Rosemary McLaughlin, Theatre and Dance Department, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ, 07940.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.

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Experience Director

Organization: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre 
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Working closely with the Artistic Director, the Strategic Director, and Media Director, the Experience Director will be responsible for overall project management of the company, including the planning and physical realization of each production and event. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking someone who has strong creative and interpersonal skills, an eye for detail, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a passion for the performing arts.

For more information and to find out how to apply, click here

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Media Director

Organization: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre 
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Working closely with the Artistic Director, the Strategic Director, and Experience Director, the Media Director will manage the company’s overall online image, promotional strategy and, branding. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking someone who has strong creative and interpersonal skills, an eye for detail, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a passion for the performing arts.

For more information and to find out how to apply, click here.

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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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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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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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Membership Coordinator

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

Jacob’s Pillow seeks a passionate arts administration professional to significantly contribute to the fundraising efforts of Jacob’s Pillow. Individual giving accounts for more than half of the contributed income raised annually, and the Membership Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing fundraising and cultivation events, managing and increasing membership from donors below $1,000, and overseeing and coordinating donor-related data in the PatronManager/Salesforce Platform, among other responsibilities.  This position requires a person who is highly accurate, competent with data, and can interact with donors of all levels, including Board Members. This position offers ample opportunities for training and professional growth.

This is a full-time, year-round position, with excellent benefits.  Six-day work week and evening hours required during the Festival, roughly Memorial Day–Labor Day.

Send succinct and compelling cover letter, resume, two writing samples both less than 3 pages, and contact information for 3 references via email. Include “FIRST NAME_ LAST NAME_ Membership Coordinator” in subject line. 

All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Please do not mail hard copies. No phone inquiries, please.

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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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Executive Director 

Organization: Joy of Motion 
Job Location: Washington, DC

Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC), a non-profit dance education and performance organization, has an opportunity for an executive leader with creative entrepreneurial drive and a track record of growing an organization.  The new Executive Director will build on our history of offering dance instruction and performance opportunities in a wide array of styles, for all levels of skills, to adults and children in the Greater Washington, DC area.  

The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and manages the day-to-day operations.  Specific key responsibilities include:  

  • Leading an energetic, dedicated staff 
  • Supporting a diverse faculty 
  • Securing sufficient operating funds and strengthening the organization’s financial position 
  • Engaging the board of directors in providing leadership and vision 
  • Creating excitement in the community about the work JOMDC is doing to make dance accessible to everyone 
  • Delivering an excellent dance education program for all levels of students 
  • Developing accountability systems for monitoring and tracking organization performance  
  • Developing and managing organization and program budgets
  • Operating the organization with a balanced budget, hiring and developing staff, and acting as the voice of JOMDC 

For full job description, click here.

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Marketing Director 

Organization: Kansas City Ballet  
Job Location: Kansas City, MO

The Director of Marketing is responsible for identifying and activating comprehensive strategies based on the institutional goals established by the organization’s multi-year strategic plan. He/she is responsible for meeting or exceeding earned revenue goals, institutional press and external relations in coordination with an out-of-house Public Relations/Press and Media agency, supervising customer and box office services, identifying and meeting the marketing needs of the education programs generated by the Kansas City Ballet School as well as its Community Education activities.

Working closely and proactively with other senior staff/department heads, the Director of Marketing participates as part of the senior management team reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Marketing is responsible for Kansas City Ballet’s overall brand continuity, audience development through marketing, public relations and promotional activities and programs.

Experience: College degree required. Concentration in Marketing, Business Advertising or Communications preferred with at least five years as a marketing director or associate marketing director preferred. Strong leadership and consensus building skills; marketing management and strategic planning experience; a proven track record in developing and administering a successful marketing program.

Required Skills: The successful candidate will be a highly organized self-starter; someone able to work well with personnel at all levels in the organization as well as with donors, volunteers and other arts professionals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows 7 based computer applications is essential; familiarity with Tessitura audience and development software is a high value asset.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to submit resume, salary history, names and contact information for a minimum of three references and a brief, well composed cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience to Mary Allen, Assistant to the Executive Director, Kansas City Ballet, Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 Attention: Marketing Director Search.  Or, by e-mail (preferred method).

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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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Principal Studio Pianist

Organization: Mercyhurst University Dance Department  
Job Location: Erie, PA
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

Mercyhurst University Dance Department invites applications for a principal studio pianist. Qualifications: M.F.A., D.M.A., Ph.D. and/or extensive professional experience in accompaniment for classical/contemporary ballet. The ability to improvise and accompany for modern dance is a plus.  Position includes the following:  

- Accompany ballet, pointe, men’s technique, variations, pas de deux, modern I-IV (if qualified) and performances (as needed)
- Supervise musicians (select, develop and evaluate) 
- Oversee musical equipment, conduct research, secure copyright permissions, licensing, archiving, music editing
- Remain current in repertoire and artistic development

Nine-month contract with benefits begins August 15, 2015, compensation commensurate with experience.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation (sent directly by the referees) to Mercyhurst University Human Resources, 501 E. 38th St., Erie, PA. 16546.  

Mercyhurst is a Catholic university in the liberal arts tradition, with nationally recognized programs in arts, sciences, and career programs. The Tudor-styled "College on the Hill" overlooks the city of Erie in Northwest Pennsylvania and Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula with seven miles of natural recreation opportunities. The university is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to developing a diverse faculty and staff.

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Assistant Artistic Director, Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
Job Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is searching for a Ballet Master or Mistress/Assistant Artistic Director. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is a non-profit arts education organization located in Gaithersburg, MD. Our studios and office are approximately 21 miles outside Washington, D.C. We serve approximately 350 students ranging in ages 2 to adult and teach genres including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and creative movement. MBT produces three annual performances including The Nutcracker, Spring Dance Concert (Snow White in 2014, Sleeping Beauty in 2015), and end of the year Showcase. MBT is seeking a Ballet Master/Assistant Artistic Director who is qualified to teach advanced level ballet and shows talent and experience with choreographing ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. Ballet Master/Assistant Artistic Director should have experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. 

If interested please send CV, along with resume, headshot, dance photo, video reels, and four professional references via email.

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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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Executive Director

Organization: New England Foundation for the Arts 
Job Location: Boston, MA

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial executive who will lead the organization into its next phase of growth. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for NEFA’s philanthropic, programmatic, operational and fundraising activities. She/He will manage a dedicated and creative program and administrative staff, facilitating the ongoing excellence of existing programs, while identifying exciting new opportunities in concert with the staff and Board. 

The Executive Director will serve as the lead spokesperson and public face of NEFA, representing the organization’s mission and purpose externally with colleagues and decision makers in the field. She/He must bring to NEFA: a thoughtful understanding of how producing, presenting, and touring models are changing; knowledge of how artists are creating work today and how distinctions among artistic disciplines are blurring; a passion for uncovering the varied sources of new creative vitality in today’s cultural area; and a desire to help NEFA push the envelope in supporting today’s artists and arts organizations in exciting new ways.  

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to Sandi Haynes, Executive Search Consultant. For a full job description, click here

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Development Manager

Organization: New Orleans Ballet Association 
Job Location: New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional who believes strongly in the organization's mission and programs to plan, implement, and maintain all fundraising and contributed revenue/resource development programs of NOBA; the position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies, work plans, and calendars for all sectors of giving, including individual donors, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, government grants, special events, volunteer management, and capital campaigns
  • With the Executive Director and key leadership, develop, implement, and execute elements of the annual fund including direct mail, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor benefit planning and fulfillment, gift processing, donor acknowledgement, records management, and financial reporting
  • Design and implement effective and tailored individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental donor acquisition and renewal efforts including planning strategies for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Work with a contract Grant Writer in researching and identifying corporate, foundation, and government prospects with a keen understanding and ability to align funder priorities with organizational objectives, writing and development of grant proposals, reports, and related support documents, budget preparation, and fiscal management of the grant

To apply, please submit a sample of a proposal you have written, along with your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements via email.

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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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Executive Director

Organization: Portland Ballet 
Job Location: Portland, ME
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

Founded in 1980, Portland Ballet serves to enrich the community through training, performance, education and outreach in classical and contemporary ballet. The organization is comprised of a professional company, the Portland School of Ballet (including a pre-professional program) and a studio theater. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies and recommend plans for future growth.  Appreciation of dance is required and experience in a dance organization is strongly preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

● Overall administration of the organization, including supervision of staff managing the three arms of the organization (Company, School and Theater).
● Working with and reporting to the Board, providing visionary leadership, and holding the organization accountable.
● Overall fiscal management of the organization, including leading annual, endowment, capital and other fundraising efforts in order to increase the financial resources available to the organization in a sustainable way.
● Assisting in planning, budgeting and implementation of performances, special events and fundraisers.
● Overseeing publicity and marketing activities with Board and staff support. 

Please click here for the full job description. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) via email.  We will consider applications starting January 5, 2015 until the job is filled.

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Dance Studies Professor

Organization: Reed College
Job Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline: January 25, 2015 

Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015.  Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching.  The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion.  Information on the department is available here

Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation here. Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement found here.  

Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, via email.  

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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Director of Education and Public Programs

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

San Francisco Ballet (SFB) is seeking a Director of Education and Public Programs who will participate in formulating a new vision for SFB education and public programs.  The Director of Education and Public Programs is the leader in the planning and implementation of the goals and objectives of SFB’s Center for Dance Education whose programs encompass school, youth, and family programs, teacher training, and community/audience engagement.  This includes the coordination of daily operations and all aspects of the Center’s programming.  Represents SFB internally and externally in areas of community program development, outreach programming, and arts advocacy with an emphasis on classical ballet. Competitive compensation includes a full benefits package.  Master’s degree with minimum 5-7 years’ experience managing and supervising arts and/or education programs in schools and communities including audience engagement. Expert knowledge of classical ballet (preferred). Acceptable FBI, DOJ, and DMV background checks.

 See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Facilities Manager

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

The Facilities Manager (FM) oversees and maintains all San Francisco Ballet physical assets including 4 owned/ leased properties (130,000 ft2), building systems, equipment, furnishings, grounds, and vehicles.  FM delivers superior office services, program support, regulatory compliance, and emergency planning. Duties also include annual budgeting, capital planning, vendor management, parking, and project management. The FM acts as the primary liaison on Facilities matters to the Ballet’s Facilities Committee of the Board and represents the Ballet with community groups and City Departments.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  7-10 years related experience in Facility Operations and Construction project management.  FBI and Department of Justice background check and California Driver’s license and acceptable driving history required.  

See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Lighting Supervisor

Organization: San Francisco Ballet Association  
Job Location: San Francisco, CA 
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

San Francisco Ballet is seeking a Lighting Supervisor. The Lighting Supervisor recreates and supervises the lighting designs that reside in the company’s active and archival repertory. While working closely with the Artistic and Production Department members, responsibilities also include focusing repertory lighting plot, and creating the necessary required lighting paperwork that represents the aesthetic concept of the original lighting design, which enhances the artistry of the dancers and visually informs each production. MA / MFA - lighting design / technical theater, 3-5 years with a major performing arts organization, functioning in a similar capacity. Previous lighting design experience working in repertory setting (Dance preferred), minimum 3 years touring experience in large venues. 

See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Manager of Wardrobe, Wig, Makeup, and Costume Construction

Organization: San Francisco Ballet Association   
Job Location: San Francisco, CA 
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

San Francisco Ballet is seeking a Manager of Wardrobe, Wig, Makeup and Costume. This position manages the day-to-day operations of the San Francisco Ballet Wardrobe, Wig and Make Up Department, including working closely with Production Director in developing and analyzing budget expenditures for New Works and existing rep, while effectively supervising the creation and maintenance of all new costumes, wigs and make up for the San Francisco Ballet that are true to the aesthetic concept of the designer, which will enhance the artistry of the individual dancer and visually inform each production. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Arts and MFA in Theatrical Costuming or 5 years of Professional Theatrical Costuming experience. Minimum of 5 years professional experience specifically in Men’s and Women’s Ballet Costuming. Must be expert (minimum 10 years practical experience) in all the skills necessary to create entire costumes from a paper sketch.

See a full description and apply online by clicking here

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Artistic Administrator 

Organization: Sphinx
Job Location: Detroit, MI

Artist recruitment, coordination and logistical management are core responsibilities of the position with an established national organization focused on transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.  Successful candidate will be comfortable managing details while operating at a rapid pace.  The position demands expertise with both technology and interpersonal communications while offering the satisfaction of helping youths and promoting diversity in classical music.  

If you enjoy challenge, a broad scope of responsibilities and the opportunity to play a critical role in an organization that offers relationships of mutual respect, please email a cover letter, resume and and salary requirements. 

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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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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 December 19, 2014.