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Grant Writer

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a Grant Writer (GW). The GW is responsible for writing grant proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders. S/He will coordinate budgets with finance and arts in education departments, research and identify prospective funders, and assist in developing cultivation materials .

The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proofreading skills and the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining deadlines. Successful candidates will also have experience working with major foundations and corporate grant programs.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two references via email.

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Executive Director

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

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is partnering with Arts Consulting Group in its search for a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization to the next level of achievement. View the full job description and application process here.

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Development Officer

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

American Repertory Ballet is seeking a Development Officer (DO). The DO will hold significant responsibility for raising funds and visibility of the organization in partnership with Executive Director.  S/He will prospect, cultivate, and solicit individual, corporate donors, and foundations with the development team to achieve the set forth annual and special projects goals.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum four years of development experience (fundraising/donor relations), including highly-developed fundraising research and strong writing, editorial, and messaging skills.  The DO should have a successful track record in securing gifts from individuals, corporate sponsors/donors, and institutional funders. S/He should also hold experience in developing and implementing consistent communication messaging and compelling campaigns.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send cover letter and resume here.

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Marketing Manager

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

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is seeking a Marketing Manager (MM). The MM will hold significant responsibility for the branding and marketing of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School. S/He will oversee the marketing team in the creation and implementation of the marketing, public relations, and communication campaigns and working plans.

The MM will contribute to the development and refinement of ARB’s marketing vision and strategy. S/He will develop and implement an integrated media plan to advance ARB’s brand identity in New Jersey both nationally and internationally. 

To view a full job description, please click here.  Please send cover letter and resume via email.

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Communications Manager

Organization: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU) is seeking a Communications Manager (CM). The CM The Communications Manager will be a key member of the ATRU’s marketing and sales team, responsible for all communications promoting this National Historic Landmark, as well as Auditorium performances, programs, and fundraising initiatives and to the press, our patrons, and the public at large. 

The  CM serves as the main liaison to both local and national press. S/He creates and maintains strong relationships with the media, creating and sending press releases, pitching original and inventive stories, managing all interviews, and coordinating between performing companies and the media.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Development Officer

Organization: Ballet Arizona

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ib Andersen and Executive Director Dave Tompkins, Ballet Arizona serves the community through its professional ballet company, school, and educational programs. 

The successful Development Officer (Individual and Corporate Giving) will build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with donors and prospects; develop a comprehensive strategy to expand the number, size and frequency of contributions; design and improve annual and special giving campaigns that meet and exceed revenue goals; and identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors; manage own portfolio of individual prospects and donors; and support Board committees; and complete other duties as assigned.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, submit the following via email –cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples: one an appeal letter to individual donors and another of a corporate grant proposal.

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Resident Instructor of Dance

Organization: Ballet Austin
Job Location: Austin, TX

Ballet Austin is seeking a Resident Instructor of Dance (RID). The RID will teach ballet technique and related styles (pointe, variations, partnering) to Ballet Austin Academy Lower and Upper School students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The position also maintains a commitment to teaching the core curriculum and syllabus prescribed by Ballet Austin artistic staff (influenced by the teaching of Truman Finney and Marcia Dale Weary).

The successful candidate will demonstrate ballet as a first language, work well in a collaborative work environment, be committed to a cohesive approach to training, and exhibit a breadth of understanding of newer disciplines in addition to classical ballet.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send letter of application and resume, three current letters of recommendation, and list of references here.

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Professor of Dance

Organization: Barnard College, Columbia University
Job Location: New York, NY

The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Professional Practice to begin July 1, 2016.  The ideal candidate will be a performing artist with a national or international reputation, a demonstrated capacity for creative work, the potential for continuing to make professional work of a high order and for expanding the Department’s artistic and teaching profile.  Experience in college teaching is required.  Teaching responsibilities could include composition, several levels of technique, performance, and repertory in addition to choreographing occasionally for Department concerts. Expertise in areas such as new media/digital, community-based, or site-specific performance, somatic practice, and/or global forms is desirable.  Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, in addition to performing department and college service within a liberal arts environment.  Leadership potential is a must.  Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or related academic credentials.

Please click here for a full job description and application instructions.

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Executive Director

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA
Application Deadline: August 9, 2015

The Executive Director (ED) of Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) works in close collaboration with and reports to the BMD Board of Directors and its Founding Artistic Director, Lucy Bowen McCauley.  The ED is responsible for providing leadership and management of BMD’s 501(c)(3) operations, and is responsible for working with the Board and the Founding Artistic Director to set BMD’s strategic direction and to ensure the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Fundraising and development are key components of this position.

For a full job description, please click here. All applications should be sent here.

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Director of Production

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

The Production Director supervises all aspects of Cincinnati Ballet’s and the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet production and technical operations.  This includes creation of the production budget and maintaining the department’s operations within it, generation of the production calendar and schedules within union guidelines, and coordination of performance activities with artistic, technical, and venue staff.

For more information about this position please click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

As a senior executive, the Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and supervision in overseeing the organizational advancement efforts, including external affairs, government advocacy, and day to day operations of communications, marketing, sales and ticketing, media relations, and development.  The ED with support from the AD/CEO and COO will be responsible and accountable for developing, implementing and managing Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) strategic plan.  The ED works alongside the AD/CEO and COO to support the company’s drive for excellence in artistic and operational standards.

For more information about this position please click here

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Executive Assistant

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CityDance is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA). The EA position reports directly to the Artistic Director of School and Conservatory to provide her with superior administrative support. The EA is responsible for scheduling travel, arranging meetings & handling information requests, as well as preparing reports and correspondence. Additionally, given the broad reach and vision of the Artistic Director, tactfully liaising with staff members is essential to success in this position.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and introductory email to Letitia Hayes.

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Finance Manager

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CItyDance is seeking a Finance Manager (FM). The FM will lead central office finance operations with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable/receivable, budgeting, expense procedures, payroll, financial statements, fiscal reporting, and auditing. The FM will ensure that the $2.5M organization has systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and provide strong internal controls. S/He will work closely with all staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures and to explore how the finance function can better service and support staff and programs.

To view a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and Introductory email to Letitia Hays.

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Operations Assistant

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CityDance is seeking an Operations Assistant (OA). The OA provides direct assistance to the Director of Operations, and general administrative support to the Executive office located in downtown DC. While keeping a keen eye on continuous improvements to Company processes and procedures to optimize business functionality, the OA is responsible for the coordination of performances, projects, and events to ensure successful planning and production, and assists with facility management, and human resource administration.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and introductory email to Letitia Hays.

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Director of Development

Organization: Creative Partners
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Creative Partners (CP) is a formal partnership of Blair Thomas & Company, eighth blackbird Performing Arts Association, and Lucky Plush Productions. The partnership is currently searching for a full-time Director of Development to work with the three companies to build long-term organizational and financial sustainability through increasing contributed income. The Director of Development will provide strategic oversight for the creation, validation and implementation of each organization’s development plans, will research and cultivate individual prospects, and will facilitate partnership activities. S/he will supervise the other CP development staff, currently a Development Manager and a Development Assistant, whose primary duties include grant writing, maintenance of databases, handling day-to-day administrative duties, and providing support to the Director of Development and the three organizations in fulfilling goals and objectives of all development work plans. 

Please send a letter of interest with salary requirements and resume here.

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Box Office Manager and Marketing Associate

Organization: Dance Place
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: August 21, 2015

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Box Office Manager & Marketing Associate (BMMA) to lead the customer service strategy for performance events. This position reports directly to Dance Place’s Marketing Manager.

The BMMA will coordinate with over 30 performance artists annually to ensure smooth box office procedures for their individual performances. S/He will be responsible for monitoring the database, managing the weekend front of house staff, and contacting organizations for potential group sales. The BMMA will also support the marketing department in creation of HTML emails, direct mail campaigns, press releases, and website updates

For a full job description, please click here. Please send cover letter, resume, and two references via email

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Arts Manager

Organization: Dances Patrelle
Job Location: New York, NY

Dances Patrelle seeks a Manager with experience working in the arts who is looking to build management credentials. Committed to timely communication and small team collaboration, this individual should be motivated, organized, have strong leadership skills, and be able to learn quickly on the job. Position begins as transitional through Nutcracker season 2015, and aims to develop into a full Manager position.

Interested applicants interested applicants to email their cover letter and resume here.

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Development Associate

Organization: Diavolo
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Diavolo seeks a creative, energetic, organized Development Associate. This exciting nonprofit organization is under the direction of Jacques Heim, the founding Artistic Director, and Jennifer Cheng, the Executive Director. The position will report to the Chief Operating Officer. 

Candidates will be responsible for coordinating Diavolo’s individual giving program and activities, Individual Donor participation, and produce at least four fundraising events yearly . S/He will provide grant writing assistance, manage the development meetings, and provide fundraising resources and assistance to ensure Board development goals are met.

For a full description, please click here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Matt Wells, Chief Operating Officer and use the subject line: “Development Associate Application."

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Lighting Director

Organization: Diavolo
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Diavolo seeks a creative, energetic, organized Lighting Director (LD). This exciting nonprofit organization is under the direction of Jacques Heim, the founding Artistic Director, and Jennifer Cheng, the Executive Director. The LD will report to the Technical Director and the Artistic Director.

The LD is responsible for executing existing lighting designs associated with Diavolo repertory and creating and maintaining all documents associated with those designs, such as light plots, associated paperwork and cueing data. S/He will support outside designers who may be contracted to create new lighting designs and create new designs as needed for certain situations where an existing design is not workable or appropriate. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with committing to travel with Diavolo for their full season touring schedule. In addition, the LD will be expected to participate in load in and load out calls both in the Diavolo Space as well as at the venues. 

For more information, please click here. Please send resume and cover letter via email using the subject line: "Diavolo Lighting Director Application".

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Part-time Office Manager

Organization: Elsie Management
Job Location: New York, NY

Elsie Management, an organization providing artist representation services to a diverse roster of twenty+ renowned performing arts ensembles from around the world, is seeking an Office Manager (OM). 

At least one year of administrative experience is desired. Previous experience in the performing arts is helpful, but not necessary. Most importantly, applicants must be organized, detail-oriented, reliable, and personable with a professional telephone demeanor. They should be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, stay calm and focused under occasionally stressful circumstances & deadlines, be held accountable, and be a team player.

To view a full job description, please click here. Interested applicants may submit cover letter and resume via email.

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Costume Designer & Wardrobe Mistress/Master

Organization: Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc.
Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Application Deadline: August 30, 2015

Fort Wayne Ballet is seeking a Costume Designer & Wardrobe Mistress/Master (CDWM) The CDWM should have knowledge of dance costume construction and set design. S/He will be responsible for designing and crafting costumes, training costume volunteers, and supervising the main stage to youth company productions.

Interested applicants should please send cover letter, resume and references via email.

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Director of Programs

Organization: Fractured Atlas
Job Location: New York, NY

Fractured Atlas is now hiring a Director of Programs (DP) for a new, senior leadership overseeing the development, management, and integration of programs, products, and services. The DP  reports to the Executive Director.

An ideal candidate will seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory; be entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts; be agile, creative problem solvers with a pragmatic focus on concrete results. The DP should be curious, unafraid of change, and excited by opportunities to better Fractured Atlas' services and systems. S/He will invest time in quality work, giving customers and colleagues alike respect, recognition, and support.

To view a full job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Vice President

Organization: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

G. Schirmer/AMP seeks a Vice President. This is a senior-level position, responsible for the artistic leadership of the G. Schirmer/AMP catalogs and rosters of Pulitzer, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy-winning composers. The company seeks highly qualified candidates who possess the vision, leadership, and experience necessary to lead one of the world’s premiere classical music publishing houses in its continued growth and development. 

The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of, and extensive experience in, the classical music industry including familiarity with artist management and artistic administrators/directors, as well as an understanding of issues, trends, and strategies in classical music programming.

For a full job description, please click here. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history via email and kindly include "Vice President" in the subject field.

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Director of Development

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

The Director of Development will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney Dance.  Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the Director of Development  will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $4.4M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $10M “Making Space for Culture” Campaign.  The Director of Development will work in partnership with Dunch Arts, a New York-based leader in management consulting for arts and cultural organizations.

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

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

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Grand Rapids Ballet
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Ballet School is seeking a classical ballet instructor. The ideal candidate will have had classical ballet education, as well as ballet teaching experience. All faculty should have a passion for inspiring students, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and must be able to work with all students without favoritism. All faculty are expected to provide the highest quality and level of education and training, while nurturing a love and appreciation for the art of dance.

To view a full job description, please click here. Please send cover letter and resume via email.

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Director of Institutional Giving

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation
Job Location: Houston, TX

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Institutional Giving is a leadership position within the Development Department - responsible for the overall growth of fundraising revenue from foundations, corporations and government entities. 

Duties: 

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer and other directors within the development department to formulate the future direction of institutional fundraising efforts for Houston Ballet
  • Provide leadership, expertise, and direction in the planning and execution of institutional giving, working closely with the CDO, ED and the Board
  • Actively manage a personal portfolio of prospects and donors, including identifying and cultivating new potential supporters and enhancing relationships with the existing supporters.    
  • Serve as a calls officer for the company 
  • Maintain a significant presence at Houston Ballet performances and activities
  • Working collaboratively with the Chief Development officer, determine the best package of benefits for corporate donors
  • Plan collaboratively with Development Department Directors, the Chief Development Officer and the Executive Director to create an annual calendar of corporate and foundation events 
  • Prepare, manage and monitor budgets 
  • Oversee gift acknowledgement process
For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Production Associate

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven individual to join HSDC's production department. This full-time position is an integral part of HSDC and will assist the Director of Production in the day-to-day operations of the Production department. The Production Associate will work closely with the Director of Production, in addition to the artistic and production staff, in the planning and execution of all production related activities for the organization, maximizing the artistic impact within available financial, time, safety, and personnel resources. This position requires travel and night/weekend hours. 

For more information, please view the full description hereTo apply, please send a cover letter via email detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a professional resume. Please include PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE in the subject line of your email.

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Youth Dance Program Coordinator

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: August 8, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is  seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven individual to join its Youth Dance Program (YDP) office. This full-time position is an integral part of the Education department and oversees administrative needs for the YDP. The YDP Coordinator will maintain databases, including demographic tracking and filing systems, facilitate program registration, manage internal & external requests for program information, supervise and train interns, maintain financial records and budget, and provide administrative support for the YDP as detailed below. This position has a non-traditional schedule, and weekends and evenings are required.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send cover letter and resume via email with Youth Dance Program Coordinator in the subject line.

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Accounting Coordinator

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

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival is seeking an Accounting Coordinator (AC). This position provides a unique opportunity to make use of bookkeeping knowledge and accounting expertise as part of the year-round team that produces the Festival, School, and various other programs at Jacob's Pillow. The AC reports to the Director of Finance.

Major responsibilities include:

  •  Personnel & Payroll
  • Manage checking account banking, general ledger and accounts payable,
  • Assist with preparation of annual audit 
  • Generate and distribute 1099 forms
  • Intern Supervision

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years bookkeeping experience, strong organizational & communication skills, extensive Microsoft Excel skills, and the ability to multitask. For a more information and to apply, please click here.

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Dance Curator

Organization: Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Job Location: New York, NY

The Dance Curator (DC) reports to the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Director’s senior management team. The DC has primary responsibility for administration of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of dance. Responsibilities include promoting and facilitating use of the collection, initiating outreach to the dance and dance research communities, and recommending collections for acquisition. The DC is tasked with both building a collection and community that will see the division into the future and preserving the legacy of the division’s past.  

The  DC holds one of the most respected leadership positions in the global dance research community. S/He nurtures current relationships and develops new collaborations with the world’s most celebrated dance figures and organizations.  As leader of the world's most comprehensive dance collection that is free and accessible to all users, the curator ensures that the collection not only continues to flourish, but is an accessible worldwide resource. The DC is a dance expert who will cultivate the subject expertise of the Dance Division staff and will develop initiatives that will maximize the use of the collection and increase community engagement.

For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Development and Finance Administrative Assistant

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Development and Finance Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer.  Duties performed are scheduling and coordination of meetings, filing, financial record keeping, and working on special projects.  This position also answers correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information.  Deals with a diverse group of important callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; maintaining calendars and schedules, establishing and maintaining manual and electronic filing system, liaison with other departments and outside agencies while handling confidential information, working independently and as a team on special projects, creates and proofreads general correspondence, and acts as additional data entry support for both departments.

Undergraduate degree and two years of administrative experience is preferred. Candidates should be organized, professional, detail orientated, able to multitask, show initiative, flexible, and have excellent communication skills. 

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

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Patron Services Associate

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for handling all customer service and duties that relate to the Joffrey’s subscribers and box office.  This position serves as a staff contact for internal and external ticketing-related issues; processes subscription, single ticket, group and exchange orders daily, including database entry and record keeping; updates sales reports; handles incoming and outgoing customer services calls, letters and emails; and staffs the Joffrey box office.

Non-profit experience and a B.A. in dance or other performing arts field is preferred,. Candidates should also have experience with Ticketmaster or similar box office software. The position requires excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. 

To view a full job description, please click here. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and salary history via email.

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Women's Board Coordinator

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Women’s Board Coordinator (WBC) serves as primary liaison to the Women’s Board and is responsible for coordination and support of Women’s Board activities. S/He works closely and collaboratively with Women’s Board leadership to plan meetings, prepare meeting materials, and coordinate follow-up actions. The WBC attends all meetings and prepares meeting summaries/minutes. This person works closely with the Special Events Manager to coordinate pre/on-site meeting and event logistics for the Women’s Board including full Board and committee meetings, the annual Spring Gala, Fall Luncheon, and the Nutcracker Family Dinner. 

Undergraduate degree is required. Candidates must be detail oriented, possess excellent written and oral communications, and have the ability to manage multiple projects, presentation skills, sense of humor, and team spirit.

Please click here to view a full job description. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history via email.    

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Director of Community Engagement

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

Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is seeking a Director of Community Engagement (DCE) to play a key role in achieving the organization’s mission, “Dance is for Everyone®.” The DCE will develop and maintain strong partnerships with the organization’s stakeholders, program participants, and community partners through the creation and implementation of dance education initiatives. This staff member will work closely with JOMDC's Communications and Media Director, Director of Studio Services, and Managing Director to achieve participation goals for each fiscal year.

The incumbent will report directly to JOMDC’s Managing Director. For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, three professional references, and salary history via email to Heidi Schimpf, Managing Director. 

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Director of Development

Organization: The Joyce Theater Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY

The Director of Development is a full-time employee and a member of the senior staff of The Joyce Theater Foundation.  The position reports to the Executive Director and bears primary responsibility for the organization’s fund raising efforts from all sources.  The Director of Development manages a permanent staff of five, as well as temporary interns and development consultants as needed.  The position oversees the annual campaign, the endowment campaign, and special fund raising drives such as capital projects, collaborations with colleague institutions, and proposals related to the planning process for the new theater. Philanthropic sources of support for all these efforts include foundations, corporate sponsors, government agencies at the national, state, and local levels, regional arts councils, individual donors of major gifts, Joyce Champions, and donors to the annual Gala.  The position works closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance, and the Joyce Board of Directors to create, implement, and manage development strategies to achieve the organization’s fund raising goals. 

To view the full job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Education Program Associate

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks an emerging dance education professional to administrate and expand our program and assist in building the educational capacity for our growing organization. The full-time position is an excellent growth opportunity for an emerging career professional to build on our dance education foundation of nearly 30 years working with the NYC Department of Education. The Education Program Associate will report to the Executive & Artistic Director.

Please click here to view a full job description. Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, résumé, references, writing sample, and salary requirements here.

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Education Program Manager

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks a dance education professional to administrate and expand the program by building educational capacity for its growing organization. The full-time position is an excellent growth opportunity for a skilled career professional to build on our dance education foundation of nearly 30 years working with the NYC Department of Education. The Education Program Manager (EPM) will report to the Executive & Artistic Director.

The EPM should have three to five years of experience as an EPM for nonprofit organizations with dance, dance education, and youth service programs. Qualified candidates will have excellent administrative, organizational, and program and time-management skills, in addition to exceptional attention to detail and deadlines. A dance education, administrative expertise, and deep working knowledge of the NYC DOE are required. S/He should have experience raising and reporting on funds from schools and other sources. A Master's degree or equivalent is preferred. It is a plus if candidates are bilingual in Spanish and English.

To view a full job description, please click here.

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Mark DeGarmo Dance 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 (PreK–Grade 5). This is a 1- to 3-day per week artistic staff (W-2) permanent position with payroll benefits.

Click here to see full job description and how to apply. No phone calls. Please email cover letter and specified materials addressed to: 

Mark DeGarmo Dance
107 Suffolk Street, Studio 310
New York, NY 10002

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Facility Manager

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) seeks a Facility Manager (FM) to oversee and maintain its 42,000 sq. ft. Dance Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The Center, open 6 days a week, houses the MMDG (a 20 member internationally touring dance company that performs to live music), a Studio Rental Program, and a School for both adults and children. These programs bring over 2,000 visitors each week to the Dance Center. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with people and supporting the activities of a thriving cultural resource in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

The FM will oversee management of all spaces and systems in the Dance Center which is comprised of 7 column-free studios, dressing rooms with lockers and showers, lounge spaces, administrative offices and a performance space.

For a full job description, please click here. Applications will be accepted electronically here.

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Marketing and Digital Media Manager

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a digital marketing superstar with excellent writing skills, project management experience, and a fastidious eye for detail to join its fast-paced, high-demand marketing department. The department serves the full organization, encompassing the touring dance group, dance center, and school. 

The Marketing and Digital Media Manager will develop, implement, track, and optimize marketing campaigns across all digital channels, and some traditional outlets. The right candidate will be enthusiastic, highly organized, creative yet analytical, open to new learnings and ideas; a team player who is able to see the big picture while being attuned to the smallest details.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please include a cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and writing examples and/or a digital campaign you have implemented including results. Please submit electronic applications here. 

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Donor & Corporate Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Donor & Corporate Relations Manager (DCRM) to advance the Development Department’s fundraising goals by providing superb donor stewardship and cultivation.  The DCRM serves as a VIP Concierge, managing all individual donor ticketing and on-site special events needs. In addition, this position works closely with the Director of Development to steward corporate relationships.  This position reports to the Director of Development.  This position is Exempt.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of relevant experience,  and Tessitura experience.  S/He will have excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal with ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment needed.  Candidate will demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, and ability to handle confidential information.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices and requires the ability to work nights and weekends, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For a full job description, please click here. Send resume via email.

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Membership Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Membership Manager (MM). The MM will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all members including MCB Friends and Upper Room via direct mail, online giving channels, telefundraising, as well as personalized customer service support and special event planning and execution.  The position reports to the Director of Development.  This position is Exempt.

An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant experience, preferably in a performing arts organization, and Tessitura experience. S/He will have excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal with ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment needed.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices and requires the ability to work nights and weekends, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For a full job description, please click here. Please email resume here.

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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

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

The ideal candidate is:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.

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School Administrative Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet School is seeking a friendly, outgoing and self-directed individual to fill a full-time position as the School Administrative Manager. The position supervises School Receptionist and School Registrar and oversees all aspects of registration process for all programs and makes recommendations to School Director and School Registrar. S/He manages the use of the school software program, along with the School Registrar and IT Director. This position provides administrative support to School Director.

Qualifications include exceptional communication, organizational, and writing skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration or related field is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have three or more years of administrative and/or marketing experience. Candidates should have exceptional attention to detail and should work well independently and as part of a team.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send your resume via email with the words, “School Administrative Manager Position” in the subject line.

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Executive Director

Organization: Miami Contemporary Dance Company
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC) is currently seeking an Executive Director with proven record of administration of cultural projects, for the continued implementation of an established organizational vision. Experience in overseeing development and marketing, financial budget controls, implementing strategic plans, knowledge of non-profit governmental requirements, and management of programming staff. Experience with professional dance companies or the performing arts is preferred. Preferred masters and/or 5 years experience in related field.

For more information, please click here. To apply, please send resume via email.

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Development Coordinator

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Nashville Ballet (NB) seeks a Development Coordinator (DC). The DC is a key member of the development team. Responsible for processing and managing most elements related to individual giving, as well as coordinating data into and out of the development database, this person ensures the overall success of NB's comprehensive, multi-channel individual giving campaigns by assuring the highest level of data integrity. Working closely with the Director of Development, S/He will implement all elements of the Annual Fund efforts to include: preparing and executing a multitude of appeals (electronic, mail, and telephonic), managing the donor database, coordinating donor benefit fulfillment, processing/acknowledging gifts and maintaining financial reporting. Additionally, this position is involved in coordinating other individual campaigns of significance to include those related to the capital campaign ELEVATE and the auxiliary membership group Friends of NB. This team member will serve as the development liaison to the finance department to reconcile development and accounting reports. 60% Development, 40% Data entry, analysis and evaluation.

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

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Program Coordinator

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

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a full-time Program Coordinator who will work to administer and advance the National Dance Project (NDP), one of the largest grantmaking programs for dance in the United States. This position requires excellent communication and planning skills, a keen attention to detail, and a passion for dance and/or the arts.

The Program Coordinator reports to and works closely with NDP’s Program Manager as well as with the NDP Grants Coordinator, and with other NEFA staff and programs. NDP’s Coordinators work in partnership with one another, sharing some areas of general program administration while maintaining complementary but distinct roles in specific areas of priority. 

Please click here to view a full job description. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in a single document via email.

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Membership Manager

Organization: New York City Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The New York City Ballet (NYCB) is seeking a Membership Manager (MM) who will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all members via the mail, telefundraising, and online giving channels, as well as day-to-day supervision of NYCB’s Assistant and outside vendors. The MM is part of the Development & Special Events team and reports directly to the Associate Director of Membership. This position is Exempt.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelors Degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience in a performing arts organization. S/He will have well developed communication skills, project management experience, and strong customer service skills. Tessitura v12 experience is preferred.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please email resume and salary requirements with Membership Manager in the subject line. 

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Company Member

Organization: OceA Dance
Job Location: Chilmark, MA

Marianne Goldberg, Artistic Director of Pathways Living Room Studios, in collaboration with The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, is holding a site-specific choreographic workshop and residency to explore oceans expedition and embodiment. Following this residency, selected dancers from the workshop will be invited to return to Martha's Vineyard to participate in founding a dance and performance company directed by Marianne Goldberg.

Inspired by coastal terrain, utilizing  improvisational structures in perception, space, time, and live presence, Goldberg will choreograph movement for a work in process, in collaboration with invited dancers. This exploration evolves from kinesthetic qualities as can only be experienced at ocean's edge: aqua-terrestrial wind, sensing of movement on surfaces of sand/stone/water, 360 gravity, and flow of breath from sunrise to starlight. Along with collaborating artists, those experiences will be brought into the architecture of the theater. With resources of modulated light, amplified sound, scrim, fabric, raised platforms, and projection of images, text, and photography, the interior space will transform into an as yet unknown shoreline to be performed for the Martha's Vineyard community in a work-in-process showing at The Yard.

For application instructions, please click here. Please send applications via email.

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Administrative Assistant

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

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

Please click here to view a full job description. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements via email.

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Development Manager

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

Under the direction of our Senior Director of Philanthropy, the Development Manager will work to increase individual donor support of Orlando Ballet (OB) by managing the company’s donor database, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events. OB is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a commitment to supporting OB in its mission to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Freelance Dance Teacher

Organization: PairGlide
Job Location: Phoenix, AZ

PairGlide is seeking Freelance Dance Teachers. Teachers, proficient in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz,  will hold extended master classes to adults without a previous dance background. Classes target for those between the ages of twenty-thirty, to engage new types of students. The technique is a Pattern Based Contact Improvisation technique, based on Social dancing and adding improvisations based on musical syncopation and variation, and on steps from Hip-Hop, Blues, Samba and Chorinho, etc.

For more information, please click here. Contact Marc Oberly to apply.

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Executive Director

Organization: Performing Arts Workshop
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The Performing Arts Workshop is seeking an Executive Director (ED). This is an exciting time for the Workshop and for the organization’s new leader. The ED will be walking into a strong organization in very solid financial health that has a clear strategy for program and fundraising laid out for the coming five years.This stability and credibility in combination with its strong history provides the flexibility and opportunity for the organization to continue to leverage and expand upon its deep impact. 

The successful candidate will have commitment to the Workshop’s core values of: collaboration and commitment; impact; social justice and equity; creative approach and process; operational excellence; and a culture of learning. To view a full job description, please click here. To apply or nominate someone else, please send a letter explaining interest, current resume, and salary history via email. Include “The Workshop” in the subject line. All nominations and expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence.

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Group Sales Manager

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre seeks a Group Sales Manager (GSM). The GSM has revenue responsibility for exceeding annual group sales targets and for developing new opportunities to build the group sales pipeline. S/He is responsible for marketing to all potential groups including but not limited to University students, youth organizations, professional groups, tour operators and PBT corporate sponsors. The GSM reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications as well as the Ticking Manager for day to day responsibilities.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email.

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Live-In Residence Director

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Live-In Residence Director (LRD) is responsible for the management and daily operations of Byham House, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s student residence (up to 21 residents, ages 14-18), and mentor students in their transition from traditional family living to dormitory living. The LRD is supported by a Live-In Residence Advisor and Day-Time Supervisor. 

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including customer service experience, the ability to mediate disputes, and the ability to be organized amid a fast-paced work environment. Some course work in psychology or student affairs is preferred. Salary, dependent on experience, will include free housing and meals. Benefits package is included.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, send cover letter and resume here.

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Production Manager

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) is seeking a Production Manager (PM). The PM has the primary responsibility of coordinating all backstage production activities.  S/He is responsible for preparing and monitoring all production budgets. The PM will coordinate backstage activities for all tour engagements and maintaining all dance floors within the PBT studios.

The PM will assist the PBT School with the end of the year showcase, pre-professional performance, ISP performance, and other production related needs. S/He serves as the primary contact to national and international tour venues. 

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and three professional resumes here.

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Master Electrician

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA

Richmond Ballet (RB) seeks a Master Electrician to begin July 1st. The Master Electrician is responsible for the implementation of all lighting designs in association with RB Productions. Duties include, but are not limited to, the hang and focus of all lighting plots, maintaining paperwork in accordance with the needs of each show, and keeping all RB lighting gear in proper working order, either by fixing it or sending it out for repair. 

Candidates should be self motivated individuals able to work in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient in Vectorworks, Lightwright, and MS Office; knowledge of Autocad is a plus. S/He must be able to lead Union and Non-union labor crews. This position requires working nights, weekends, some holidays, and working long hours on your feet.  Some touring required. S/He must be comfortable working at heights on ladders, in personal lifts, and be able to lift 50lbs.  Valid driver’s license with ability to drive 24’ box trucks is necessary. Master Electrician reports to the Technical Director under the supervision of the Production Director. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements here.

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Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement

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

The Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement (ADAE) will oversee the development and execution of engaging and accessible education programs designed to serve audience members (as well as SF Ballet staff and School students) with the ultimate goal of improving audience members’ knowledge of ballet. This candidate will craft a pedagogically sound framework for adult education and define innovative strategies for engagement and learning. S/He will base their work on current research and best practices in the fields of dance education, educational psychology, and curriculum design. The ADAE will serve as an advocate for dance literacy within the institution and in the wider regional and national dance communities. S/He will participate in crafting educational content for website, publications and other channels, and in planning and implementing digital and event-based education/engagement strategies. 

An MA/MFA in dance, dance education, or equivalent professional job experience is required for this position. The ADAE should also have a minimum five years of experience in the field of dance education.  For more details, please click here.

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Dance Program Director

Organization: Sarah Lawrence College
Job Location: Bronxville, NY
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015

The Dance Program at Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a new Director who is an accomplished teacher for our distinguished program in Dance. The successful candidate will be an active dance artist with proven achievement in choreography and performance, in addition to an established teaching practice and administrative experience. An advanced degree in the field is desired, or its professional equivalent. Familiarity with dance in a liberal arts curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students is essential.

Please click here for a full job description and to apply. Applicants should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement addressing their approach to teaching and artistic practice, with relevant materials.  

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Communications Manager

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Smuin Ballet seeks a Communications Manager (CM) to maintain a communications and social media strategy with the goal of advancing the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as driving broader awareness and donor support for the organization. Overall, the social media role includes developing and executing an integrated strategy through various channels to drive audience retention, engagement, and traffic to all Company sites. All campaigns will strive to build awareness to market the Company and engage new audiences.

The CM is an ambassador for the organization and will develop ongoing relationships with key opinion leaders and media to ensure significant ideas in the cultural landscape are identified and incorporated into the communications strategy. 

This position requires 3 years of experience in marketing and/or advertising. The successful candidate will have significant knowledge of the dance industry, as well as the non-profit and/or cultural arts sector. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field is preferred. The ability to work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please click here.

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DanceDC Instructor

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a DanceDC Instructor for TWB’s education outreach program called DanceDC; TWB @THEARC is the headquarters of TWB’s education department and the Southeast Campus of The Washington School of Ballet. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach classes at partnered DanceDC schools, and also possibly at The Washington School of Ballet.

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels especially in outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace the school’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.

For a full job description, please click here. Please email cover letter and resume here.

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Education Program Manager

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

Under minimal supervision, the Education Program Manager (EPM) will plan and implement in-school dance education program in designated public elementary schools and community settings. The EPM teaches dance and ballet techniques to second and third grade students through arts experience and arts integration models. S/He will manage and coordinate teaching and training activities with school personnel for the maximum success of program operations. The EPM is responsible for researching industry models, practices, and theories to keep current with national and local dance education standards. S/He will choreograph and direct dance performances at culminating events which demonstrates students’ techniques, progress, and abilities. Familiarity working in Ward 8 is a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form here.

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Executive Assistant

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA). The EA enhances executives’ effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the executive to others as required. This position is responsible for supporting administrative duties related to the responsibilities of the Managing Director (MD), Artistic Director (AD), and Board Chair (BC). S/He serves as a primary contact point for communications with the AD and MD, and liaises with members of the Board of Directors at-large.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send your cover letter and resume here.

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*postings updated as of July 24, 2015.