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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.”
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Ballet Hawaii is currently celebrating 38 years in the community and is dedicated to enriching Hawaii's cultural environment by teaching, promoting, presenting, and producing dance. With over 500 adult and youth students at the two Ballet Hawaii locations in Honolulu and West Oahu, classes are focused on building self-confidence through accomplishment, while its presentations of world-class performances provide the community with the priceless gift of professional quality dance. The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and manages the day-to-day operations of Ballet Hawaii.
Specific key responsibilities include:
•Planning and execution of all production-related activities including but not limited to contract negotiations with unions, touring dance companies, musicians, stage crew and professional dancers.
•Arrange travel and accommodations and all other logistical duties as needed.
•Oversee and input for grant proposal preparation and submissions to the State and to Foundations.
•Assist in the planning of special events and fundraisers, planning, budgeting and implementation.
•Assist in the creation of corporate sponsorships and solicitation.
•Working with and reporting to the board of directors, providing leadership and vision and holding the organization accountable
•Oversee publicity campaigns, press releases, production of TV commercials, media buys, copy writing, newsletters.
•Developing and managing organization and program budgets
To apply, please submit resumes via email.
Boston Ballet seeks experienced part-time teachers for the BB School Adult Dance Program. The Program offers classes to students of all levels from Beginner through Advanced. The program is designed to support the progression of the beginner student and offer first rate training for all levels of ability.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience teaching adults, a passion for inspiring the adult student, and ideally, a professional performing background. They should demonstrate excellent communication skills and must be able to work with all students without favoritism.
To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. Include the name of position for which you are applying in the subject line.
Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.
The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants. We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers. The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees.
Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email.
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.
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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.
Charlotte Ballet seeks a content marketing associate to act as the company’s key storyteller. As a member of the marketing department, the position will work closely with leadership and artistic staff to identify compelling stories to engage, entertain and educate Charlotte Ballet’s audiences, while aligning with the company’s overall goals. The position will create and repurpose written, video and graphic content for multiple channels including social media, e-communications, news releases, blog posts, etc. Video production skills are a priority for this position. Candidates will not be considered unless they demonstrate previous experience in this area.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Drew University is seeking an Artist-in-Residence in Dance with interdisciplinary interests and skills to collaborate with faculty and students in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities during the 2015-16 academic year. This one-year or one-semester non-tenure-track appointment is part of an Andrew W. Mellon funded initiative to explore “the arts and the common good” (for example, the arts and public discourse, the arts and difference, the arts and sustainability) across the liberal arts curriculum. Qualifications: MFA or equivalent degree or experience, demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary practice and teaching at the college level, an established performance record, and experience with presenting and participating in arts programming. Candidates can apply for either a one (Fall 2015 or Spring 2016) or two semester (2015-16 academic year) appointment. The grant may provide housing support. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.
For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.
To apply, please send the materials specified online via email.
Florida State University School of Dance is seeking a collaborative and innovative dance artist to join our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques. This is a tenure track position. Qualifications include a demonstrated teaching ability in one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices, as well as an MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience and credentials. The ability to teach in one or more of the following will also be required: improvisation, dance composition, movement analysis, pedagogy, dance technology, dance and video, dance science, somatic practices, or repertory. Additional duties will include mentoring and directing student work, academic advising, and participating in student assessment and audition processes, appropriate committee membership, and recruitment activities.
When applying, please be prepared to submit the following: a letter indicating interest, qualifications for the position and an indication of research and or creative interests; a statement on your philosophy of teaching; a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references. Click here to apply.
Organization: Florida State University School of Dance
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
Join a collegial faculty of distinguished and emerging artists and scholars at one of the top ranked dance programs in the country. The Florida State University School of Dance seeks a collaborative faculty advocate to promote a shared vision, provide leadership, and procure resources to support school initiatives.
The School of Dance houses the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, and offers immersive educational experiences in New York, Paris, France, and Valencia, Spain. Alongside academic and professional programs (BFA, MA, MFA), faculty and students have robust performance opportunities in exceptional facilities.
Qualifications include a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in dance or a related field; outstanding administrative and leadership skills; excellence in teaching, creative activity, and/or research; developed abilities in personnel relations; commitment to the development and promotion of undergraduate and graduate programs; commitment to diversity and balance in regard to personnel and programming.
Please apply online by clicking here.
The Department of Dance seeks a Department Chair that is an inspirational visionary, expediter, proven leader, entrepreneur, writer, artist, organizer, facilitator, and developer of partnerships. Thanks to a generous donation to Hunter College, the individual selected for this position this position will have the opportunity to expand the Program in Dance into a full-fledged academic department. This will entail building upon the existing BA program, integrating the MA in Dance Education/Certification Program, and developing a new MFA Program.
Qualified candidates must have a broad familiarity with and an ability to foster meaningful connections to the NYC professional dance and dance teaching communities and understand the range of dance programming possible in a liberal arts college. The candidate must further demonstrate a proven commitment to dance learning in both PreK-12 and higher education, and prepare Hunter dance students for a high level of artistry and professional success as performers, choreographers, dance educators, and dance scholars.
For a full job description and application procedures, click here and select "Faculty" under Employment Opportunities. Job ID 11611.
Jacob’s Pillow, internationally recognized dance performance and education center, seeks entry-level Business Assistant/Store Manager to manage Accounts Payable and seasonal retail gift store, with seasonal ticket services shifts. Basic business, accounting and computer skills, attention to detail required. Calm and sense of humor in a fast-paced setting necessary. Prior internship or work in performing arts, retail, customer service, and business environments preferred.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and two work-related references with “Business Assistant-Your Name” in the subject line via email.
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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:
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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
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.
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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.
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:
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.
Full time/Reporting to and in partnership with the Artistic Director and Associate Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts for a contemporary dance organization.
Responsibilities include: Develop a five-year Strategic Fundraising Plan, Vigorously heighten the organization’s visibility and credibility in philanthropic communities to expand its base of support, Significantly grow financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations, Oversee organization of special events, Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Experience in development; marketing training, Demonstrated excellence in communication skills - particularly inter-personal and writing, Demonstrated ability to work independently, Experience working with a variety of word processing and spreadsheet software, Exceptional organizational and managerial skills, CFRE preferred
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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.
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Duties include direct responsibility for business, financial and personnel management; coordinating foundation and government support; and overseeing general office administration. Preparation of and adherence to annual budgets and implementation of accounting controls is required. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director and works closely with the Board of Directors.
To apply, please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, as well as a detailed resume via email. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered, and phone inquiries will not be accepted.
San Francisco Ballet is seeking a Company Pianist to provide piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballets and company ballet class. Bachelor of Music or equivalent. Experience playing for ballet class with a major dance company. Full Benefit Package and Compensation commensurate with experience. This position may be asked on occasion to perform as soloist or with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for additional compensation.
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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.
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.
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Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is seeking a Marketing Director.
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing Director is an action-oriented position responsible for all aspects of TBT’s marketing program. The position is charged with the development and implementation of short and long-term strategic marketing plans aimed at maximizing ticket sales and revenue as well as enhancing TBT’s brand and reputation through a variety of media, both traditional and new, including print and online publications, TV, and radio. The Marketing Director ensures long-term audience growth and serves as a member of the senior management team, advising other leaders regarding successful promotion to attract and retain audiences. This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, training, and managing all marketing functions.
Email a cover letter, resume, and list of references for consideration.
The Tufts University Department of Drama & Dance seeks applicants for a full-time faculty lecturer position in Dance commencing Fall 2015. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory and intermediate dance courses and providing service to the program.
MFA or PhD degree in dance, dance education, or a dance research-related field. A minimum of three years full- or part-time college/university teaching experience required. Experience is required in designing and teaching semester-long studio courses that include viewing, reading, and written work, and placing dance in its socio-historical context.
Expertise in one or more non-Western dance forms (African, Latin, or Afro-Caribbean; South or North Indian; Japanese Kabuki, Asian, South East Asian or Polynesian; Middle Eastern or International Folk Dance). An ability to teach an upper-level class in one or more of the following subject areas: a traditional western form such as ballet, modern, jazz, or dance for musical theater; cross-cultural dance studies; dance anthropology; dance film and technology; dance education; and/or Laban Movement Analysis.
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Founded in 1984 by award-winning choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, URBAN BUSH WOMEN (UBW) presents life-affirming stories and histories of the African diaspora through dance. As they enter their fourth decade, UBW continues to be fiercely committed to dance as a means of addressing issues of social justice, affirming diversity, fostering community engagement, and developing new audiences.
Urban Bush Women seeks a dynamic, experienced executive who will actively partner with the founding Artistic Director to achieve the organization’s artistic and educational vision. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should contact Tammy Bormann, Chair, Board of Directors, via email to receive a complete position description and relevant application materials.back to top
Viterbo University’s College of Arts and Letters invites applications for an assistant professor of dance to join our highly-regarded Department of Theatre & Music Theatre. Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of dance courses to support theatre and music theatre majors, dance minors, and the university core curriculum. The successful candidate will also choreograph musicals and devised works, coordinate the dance minor, and participate in department/university service activities. MFA in dance (or bachelor’s degree with professional equivalency) and extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire is required. Significant professional musical theatre dance performance/choreography experience in regional venues is required. Must be able to teach a variety of styles, including tap and jazz, with a strong ballet foundation. Prior collegiate-level teaching experience is preferred. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively are essential. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Nine month academic year appointment beginning August 20, 2015. Salary competitive with other private, liberal arts institutions.
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The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB.
The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission.
Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances.
To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website.
The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full time tenure-track position in Dance History and Theory beginning Fall 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching dance history and theory from a global perspective. Scholar/artists with performance and significant dance teaching experience are especially welcome to apply. Additional teaching could include anatomy/kinesiology, dance media and technology, choreography/improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, and/or ensemble directing. In addition to sustaining scholarly and/or creative research, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty to expand curricular offerings and to develop innovative pedagogy that engages multiple disciplines at the college. Ph.D. or MFA should be in hand or expected by September 2015.
All applications should be submitted through Interfolio. Application components must include a cover letter addressed to Sandra Burton (Chair), a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching statement, and other pertinent materials (e.g, reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). Cover letters should speak to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
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*postings updated as of October 14, 2014.