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Development Associate, Institutional Giving

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Phone Calls Please

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Development Director

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

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

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

For full job description, click here.

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance Collections and Ethnochoreology 

Organization: Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University 
Job Location: Tempe, AZ
Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a scholar/researcher/archivist to act as Curator for the Cross Cultural Dance Resources Collection and to teach courses in research methods and related fields. This position is a full-time non-tenure-track appointment at the clinical assistant professor level beginning fall 2015. For the complete qualification/application information, click here

Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita with the name and contacts of three (3) references via email.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement here and ASU’s Title IX policy here.

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Community Engagement Manager

Organization: AXIS Dance Company
Job Location: Oakland, CA

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

Click here for more details and a full job description.  

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Ballet Master/Mistress

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

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

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

For more information, please click here.  

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Children's Dance Teacher

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Ideal candidate:

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

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

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Dance Instructor

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
  • Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
  • Is organized and resourceful; and
  • Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Joanna Janascius, engagement and operations manager, via email

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Manager of External Affairs

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

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

Job Description/Duties:

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

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Dormitory Director

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

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

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

For more information, click here

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Full-Time Faculty Member

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

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

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

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

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Resident Advisor

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

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

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

For more information, click here

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Technical Director

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

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

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Assistant to the Artistic Director and CEO/Board Liaison

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

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

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

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

For full job description, click here

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Individual Giving Manager 

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet 
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

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

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

For full job description, click here

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Executive Director 

Organization: CounterPulse 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA 

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

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

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Assistant Professor of Dance 

Organization: Florida State University School of Dance 
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014 (or until filled)

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.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer, FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed here

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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

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer, FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed here.  

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Membership Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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Executive Director 

Organization: Joy of Motion 
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

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

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

For full job description, click here.

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Marketing Director 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

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

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

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

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

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Principal Studio Pianist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Emerging Choreographers

Organization: METdance 
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: Materials postmarked no later than December 15, 2014

MET dance company is looking for the next 2015 Emerging Choreographer for the 2014-2015 Season.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and a U. S. Citizen.

You will need to provide:

  • DVD*, Vimeo* or YouTube* link to one complete work
  • DVD*, Vimeo* or YouTube* link to a minimum of two minutes of one additional work
  • One-page description of the new work you would like to create and why
  • Biography of yourself
  • Contact information (email address, mailing address, phone numbers)

A $1,000.00 stipend will be given as well as flight, hotel and per diem.  You must be available sometime from February to May, 2015 for a one week residency to set the work in Houston, TX at the Houston MET dance Center.  You must have between 2-5 years experience in choreography.

Applications should be sent using the form found here.  DVD's can be mailed to:
HMDC Emerging Choreographer 2015
PO Box 980457
Houston, TX 77098

*Note: Any mailed materials will not be returned.  Vimeo/Youtube links are preferred.

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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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Annual Fund & Database Coordinator

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The Annual Fund & Database Coordinator is a key member of the Development team. Responsible for executing the organization’s Annual Fund efforts as well as coordinating data into and out of the development/ticketing database, this person ensures the overall success of Nashville Ballet’s comprehensive, multi-channel Annual Fund program with utmost data integrity. Working closely with the Director of Development, the Annual Fund & Database Coordinator will implement Annual Fund efforts to include: employing a multitude of appeals, managing the donor database, coordinating donor benefit fulfillment, processing/acknowledging gifts and maintaining financial reporting. This team member will also serve as the Development liaison to the Finance department to reconcile development and accounting reports.  

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

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Director of Sales and Marketing

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Job Location: Nashville, TN 

The Director of Sales and Marketing is responsible for planning and executing all company sales, marketing and public relations activities, ranging from advertising, website, promotion, audience development, social media and printed collateral, including the creation and management of internal budget and staff as they relate to the Sales and Marketing Department. The Director must regularly exhibit creativity combined with efficiency and strong communication skills in a collaborative team environment.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please click here. 

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Part Time Faculty Member (Children and Elementary Programs)

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The position of part-time faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the Artistic Director and School Dean. Their primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. Part-time faculty members will also work closely with full-time faculty members in the development of School of Nashville Ballet's curriculum through constant communication. In addition, they will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment. Part-time faculty members will also be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by School of Nashville Ballet with regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, completion of time sheets, and important employment paperwork and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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Development Manager

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

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

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

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Director of Marketing & Communications

Organization:  Oregon Ballet Theatre 
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline:  December 6, 2014

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the leadership, management, and implementation of policies, procedures, strategies and tactics related to the marketing, sales and communication efforts of Oregon Ballet Theatre. The position reports to the Executive Director, owns and manages all sources of earned income and is responsible for meeting annual tickets sales and ensuring that the company is prominently positioned in Portland as well as in the national dance community.  Additionally, the position works with the School of Oregon Ballet and the Education and Outreach Department to build brand awareness within the regional community and state of Oregon.

For more information and a full job description, click here. Interested parties should send resumes to the attention of Human Resources at 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97214 or via email

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Executive Director

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

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Please click here for the full job description. 

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

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Director of Education and Public Programs

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

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

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Facilities Manager

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

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

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Manager of Wardrobe, Wig, Makeup, and Costume Construction

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

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

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Artistic Administrator 

Organization: Sphinx
Job Location: Detroit, MI

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

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

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Ballet Director and Principal Ballet Instructor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Faculty Dance Lecturer

Organization: The Tufts University Department of Drama & Dance 
Job Location: Medford, MA
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 

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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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Williams College 
Job Location: Williamstown, MA
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

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 November 24, 2014.