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The Executive Director is the key management leader of Alabama Ballet and responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Board President, Page Naftel via email.
For a full job description, click here.
The Director of Major Gifts must be a dynamic and strategic leader with a proven track record of working directly with top donors identifying, securing, and stewarding major gifts. The Director will lead the planning and implementation of the major gifts program and oversee Ailey’s Artistic Director’s Circle.
Successful candidates will have 7+ years of senior-level fundraising experience, demonstrated their ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and have a knowledge and appreciation for dance. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Major Gifts will work closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and colleagues across the Ailey organization.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
To apply for this position, please provide a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in this position with salary requirements, and contact information for two references via email.
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.
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To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Development.”
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.
Bachelor’s degree preferred in related area. Knowledge of the New York events scene. Candidates must feel comfortable interfacing with various clients, including corporations, VIP’s, and the general public.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, planning, project management, and organizational abilities. Candidates must be willing and able to work select weekends and evenings as required by events schedule. The salary range offered for this position is between $60,000-$65,000 a year. Commission is offered on all new accounts developed by the candidate. This position does not qualify for benefits.
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.
Cincinnati-based contemporary dance organization seeks an Artistic and Executive Director (AED). The AED is the sole internal driver and external face of the organization, providing artistic vision and executive management, as well as performing Contemporary Dance Theater’s day-to-day operational needs.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Board President, Elizabeth L. Collins via email.
For full job description, click here.
In its upcoming season, Dancemakers is launching a new creation/production model to drive our vision into the future and position the organization as a Canadian leader in contemporary dance. The Incubation/Production House (IPH) model will invite three Resident Artists (RA) to incubate and produce new works over staggered three-year terms. The Curator will lead the task of making connections between the RA creations, the field and the public we serve. Through the work of the Curator, Dancemakers will be recognized as the home for new practices in contemporary dance in Canada.
The Curator stewards and implements Dancemakers’ vision through a strong curatorial practice that links RA’s and audiences. The Curator is Dancemakers’ lead artistic position but is not a performance maker for Dancemakers.
For a full job description, click here. It is expected that this full time position will lead the organization artistically in the first year of its implementation of the IPH model. Applications should be submitted via email.
Eastern Connecticut Ballet Artistic Director, Gloria Govrin, is seeking a full-time ballet teacher/production coordinator with administrative skills to join the East Lyme school faculty. This position may also be filled by two part-time employees. We are looking for either a teacher with a professional ballet background or a college graduate from a strong pedagogy program. Candidates should be creative, enterprising and motivated educators interested in joining a dedicated team with professional standards. Compensation negotiable. Send resume and cover letter via email.
The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney Dance. Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the Development Director will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $4M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $10M “Making Space for Culture” Campaign.
To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the file name via email. Include “Development Director” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:
A newly created position, the VP of Marketing reports to the Executive VP/COO and is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the theater’s marketing strategy, with a strong emphasis on ticket sales. The VP also provides marketing guidance for the theater’s 35 resident companies.
The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in marketing or equivalent, with at least 5 years experience in marketing and sales, preferably in performing arts organizations. Strong leadership and effective operational and strategic management skills; demonstrated experience managing and motivating staff; the ability to inspire, as well as creativity, energy, self-confidence, and flexibility are highly desired.
The Marketing & Events Associate will manage the company’s overall online image, promotional strategy, branding, event planning, and production logistics. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking someone who has strong creative and interpersonal skills, an eye for detail, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a passion for the performing arts.
The Development Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support on behalf of Houston Ballet. This position manages key fundraising vehicles, including direct mail, telefunding, and online giving as well as membership programs. Additionally, this position manages a portfolio of current and prospective donors, with the expectation of strengthening relationships on behalf of the ballet.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Minimum REQUIRED Qualifications:
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Development Assistant. This position is responsible for processing, recording, acknowledging, and reporting on Jacob’s Pillow’s annual donations. The Development Assistant also assists in donor cultivation and communication and special events execution. One to two years of development experience and familiarity with database software preferred. Passion for the performing arts and interest in fundraising are required.
Writing sample is required. Click here for job description and application details.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Public Relations Assistant. This position works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communication to coordinate Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round press and community outreach efforts. The PR Assistant also coordinates group ticket sales and other administrative, outreach, and marketing projects. One to two years of press/media relations experience, as well as a passion for and deep knowledge of dance is required.
Writing sample is required. Click here for full job description and application details.
The Joffrey Ballet is seeking a multi-talented, experienced educator, and dynamic arts professional to fill the position of Director of Community Engagement. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned dance organization and continue to expand a successful Community Engagement Program in Chicago serving over 50 schools. The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for managing all educational programs through Chicago Public, parochial and private schools, the Chicago Park District and the community to increase dance awareness, dance appreciation and works to lay the foundation to build future audiences. This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Directors and works closely with the Joffrey Academy of Dance.
For a complete job description, please visit The Joffrey Ballet’s website.
For consideration, submit resume, cover letter and salary history via email.
Lucky Plush Productions is an ensemble dance-theater company based in Chicago, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. Rhoads and her collaborators create work that is richly and uncompromisingly layered, and invite audiences to engage with the work in compelling and relatable ways. Following three years of extraordinary growth (including a 200% increase in organizational capacity over that time), Lucky Plush Productions is seeking a Managing Director. The first full-time staff member hired to support Rhoads in the company’s history, the Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Plush Productions and reports to the Board of Directors. Lucky Plush seeks applicants with a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit who are independently motivated. Our ideal Managing Director will be flexible and excel at creative problem-solving. Please email to request complete application instructions.
The program manager is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and assessment of the full spectrum of MDDF's education activities.
Qualifications include: five years of experience as a program manager for nonprofit organizations, preferably with dance and arts education and youth service organizations. Bachelors degree (masters preferred) and dance and arts education and administrative experience
Full-time position to begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please click here for a full job description.
Working with the NYC DOE required.
No calls—please email cover letter, CV, writing sample & 3 references to:
Jasiu Leja, Executive Assistant
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF)
107 Suffolk Street, Suite 310
New York, NY 10002
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
Miami City Ballet seeks an experienced SQL Database Administrator on a contract / part-time basis to provide database development and programming support, assessment and implementation.
This is a contract / part-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL.
Compensation is competitive. For a full job description, click here.
Email a resume and cover letter via email. No agencies or phone calls, please.
The Development Manager position is a part-time hourly position for 51 weeks/year, 20 hours/week; with one week paid vacation. Compensation is $20/hour. Employee contribution 403(b) plan is available. Employee receives free access to Movement Research classes and selected workshops. Schedule is anticipated to be 3-4 days per week in the office.
Development Manger Responsibilities:
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To apply, please email the following materials via email with Development Manager in the subject line:
Applicants must be available to interview September 2-9, 2014, training will take place September 15-30, 2014 and the start date is October 1, 2014.
Instructional academic staff position in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the rank of Lecturer beginning August 26, 2014. Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution in dance or comparable professional dance and choreographic experience required, doctoral or MFA degree preferred. Demonstrated success as a dance educator required, experience at the collegiate level is desired. Professional experience as a dance artist and/or demonstrated success in scholarly dance activity is preferred. Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and /or ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus.is desired. Teach physical practice and theoretical coursework in the Dance Minor Program: multiple levels of Ballet and Modern Dance; Dance Composition. Teach other dance related course(s) within the department may be required. Some choreographic work for department productions will also be required.
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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The School Registrar is primarily responsible for operating MindBody software for student enrollment, attendance, payment and record keeping, and acting as the face of School of Nashville Ballet for students and families. The position requires a high level of communication, attention to detail and a proactive, positive approach to customer service. The School Registrar is expected to act as a model for part time administrative staff in regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, following organizational policies and procedures and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.
Prerequisite for Application: High level of proficiency with MindBody software
To learn more and apply, click here.
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 Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre is seeking a part-time ballet instructor. The position of part-time faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director. The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of the Pre-Professional Ballet Program.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Ballet Instructor”.
The Director of Marketing plans and implements an aggressive, organized and collaborative campaign of advertising, marketing communications and direct sales.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Marketing”.
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.
For more details about the position and information on how to apply, click here.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Associate Director of Marketing works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications to create, implement, and oversee a marketing plan to achieve $11+ million annually through subscription and single ticket sales.
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.
Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theater School is seeking a full-time, experienced ballet instructor for intermediate and advanced levels. Professional dance experience and RAD or ABT Teacher Certification are preferred, but not required. This position begins in July 2014. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Kathryn Warakomsky.
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
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 Boutique Assistant is responsible for assisting the Boutique Supervisor with sales, operations and human resources function of the boutique to assure excellent guest experience and optimum profitability. Under the direction of the Boutique Supervisor, the Boutique Assistant supervises the Sugar Plum Shoppe retail operations and sales for The Nutcracker performances at THEARC, the Warner Theatre and The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea Party, or other venues as assigned. The Boutique Assistant must also motivate and inspire the volunteers to achieve productivity and sales goals.
The Boutique Supervisor is responsible for supervising sales, operations and human resources function of the boutique to assure excellent guest experience and optimum profitability. Under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Boutique Supervisor supervises the Sugar Plum Shoppe retail operations and sales for The Nutcracker performances at THEARC, the Warner Theatre, and The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea Party, as well as all season performances at the Kennedy Center. The Boutique Supervisor must also motivate and inspire the Boutique Assistant and Volunteers to achieve productivity and sales goals.
Under the direction of the School Director, the School Manger is responsible for administering all school functions with the Washington School of Ballet. The School Manager will possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Familiarity working in Ward 8 a plus.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014
The Director of External Relations for the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center coordinates all public relations, marketing, advertising and promotions for the venue. The Director develops and implements ticket sales campaigns for all Wright Center Signature Series shows, works to solicit and activate corporate sponsorships for the Wright Center Signature Series, directs all show-related marketing and oversees the online presence for the Wright Center.
*postings updated as of August 21, 2014.