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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Alberta, Canada
Application Deadline: May 16, 2014

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Ballet Master/Mistress is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of all company programming. This is a full time 44 week contract, renewable annually with benefits and a competitive salary.

The following responsibilities are the key job requirements of the ballet master/mistress:

  • Teach company class
  • Staging ballets
  • Assist in scheduling and casting as required
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be willing to tour extensively with the company

Skills and Qualifications
  • Past experience as an accomplished professional dancer in wide-ranging repertoire is essential
  • Extensive experience in teaching professional, classically-trained dancers
  • Extensive experience in rehearsing classical, neo-classical, and contemporary repertoire
  • Experience in assisting choreographers during creation
  • Experience in teaching master classes to dancers of all ages
  • Extremely positive attitude and inspiring presence
  • Understanding of, and experience of working within a union agreement
  • Sound interpersonal and team building skills
  • Knowledge of dance history
  • Sound basic computer skills (Microsoft suite of programs)
  • English required, additional languages an asset

To apply, please submit via email a cover letter, resume and three references. No phone calls, please. 

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Marketing Manager   

Organization: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet   
Job Location: Aspen, CO   

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is looking for a passionate, outgoing, confident, self-motivated, and ambitious marketing manager. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy that reflects the artistry and values of the company and achieves institutional development goals..

The candidate should be a self-starter but also comfortable working in a team environment and building collaborative relationships with the rest of the staff and reports to the executive director. The marketing manager is a key member of the management team. This position undertakes the overall planning and implementation of ASFB’s long-term and the short-term marketing strategies, is responsible for an earned revenue target, and administers an annual expense budget.


  • Full-time position based in Aspen, CO
  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Health and dental benefits, Simple IRA matching plan, and paid vacation

For a complete job description, please click here. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume.

NO mail and no phone calls please.

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Director of Development

Organization: Austin Lyric Opera
Job Location: Austin, TX

The Director of Development is Austin Lyric Opera’s chief development officer and is responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital and Endowment Campaigns and the maximization of contributed revenue.  Currently the organization administers a $2 million annual campaign, with a need to expand both the annual campaign and the endowment.  An accomplished fundraising leader with an impressive campaign track record, the DOD will inspire and manage a department of two development professionals, manage the General Director’s calls and partner with volunteer community leaders on the highest level of solicitation calls.

For a complete job description, please click here.

Interested? Send your letter of interest and resumes by e-mail or mail to Rosalind Bell at Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates 77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2J7.

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Office Coordinator 

Organization: AXIS Dance Company
Job Location: Oakland, CA
Application Deadline: April 28, 2014

The Office Coordinator supervises, monitors, supports and coordinates all the activities necessary to ensure the smooth flow of day-to-day operations. They are responsible for planning, organization, and controlling the clerical aspect of the organization, including the preparation, communication, coordination and storage of data to support production and other important operations of the organization. This role reports directly to, and works closely with, the Managing Director. 

Among others, these qualifications are strongly recommended:

  • A strong commitment to the mission, goals and work of AXIS Dance Company
  • Experience in Salesforce is recommended
  • Experience working with Quickbooks is recommended
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Office Management 

Send cover letter and resume directly to Managing Director, Karl Cronin. Please share in your letter a brief description of your technical experience as well as some context on the kinds of administrative projects you have worked on. 

Click here for a full job description. 

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Major Donor Manager

Organization: Bandaloop
Job Location: Oakland, CA

Vertical dance company Bandaloop is seeking a part-time Major Donor Manager. This new position will plan and implement Bandaloop’s individual donor cultivation strategy in partnership with the Executive and Managing Directors.  The duties of the manager are as follows:

  • Manage the existing Board and Anchor Circle giving programs
  • Develop a three-year individual donor escalating engagement plan at all levels
  • Develop and increase on-line giving in alignment with Bandaloop’s social media strategy
  • Establish fundraising events to target high asset individual donors
  • Generate new prospects for giving with follow-up and cultivation
  • Establish a high-level and unique donor Bandaloop experience
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Execute fundraising event logistics
  • Oversee donor data management and gratitude practices
  • Calendar and book the Founder and the Executive Director in donor meetings
  • Create reward tiers and reward disbursement systems
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated recent success identifying, soliciting, cultivating, and stewarding major donors in the arts, in civic space, and in technology.  This position can work semi-remotely under contract basis but will be required to have some in office time, numerous strategy meetings, and be able to work flexible hours.

The salary for this position is commensurate with the applicants’ experience. Interested applicants should email Amanda Moran, managing director, their resume, and three references.
Bandaloop is an EOE and welcomes all qualified applicants.
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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 Ricki Marion, executive director. Additional opportunities may arise.

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Residential Summer Camp Dance Director

Organization: Camp Pontiac
Job Location: Copake, NY

Camp Pontiac, a premier coed residential camp located in New York State, 2 hours from both Boston and New York City, is offering an exciting opportunity for a dance director for the upcoming summer! We offer an excellent salary as well as a wonderful social experience. The position is from June 19th to August 16th. Please view the Camp's website linked above to learn more!

If interested, please email or call Stefanie at 516.626.7668.

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Artistic/Executive Director & Program Coordinator - Ballet

Organization:  Columbus State University
Job Location:  Columbus, GA

Columbus State University’s Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Columbus Ballet, Inc., seeks candidates for a joint appointment as Ballet/Dance Program Coordinator at Columbus State University and the Artistic/Executive Director of the Columbus Ballet, a non-profit youth ballet company in Columbus, Georgia. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required, and MFA in dance or other appropriate terminal degree is preferred or equivalent education and/or professional experience.  In addition, the successful candidate will qualify for adjunct professor status in Columbus State's academic programs with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate study in dance or the equivalent combination of education and experience. For fullest consideration, please submit your application by March 31, 2014.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please click here.

Columbus State University is an AA/EOE and is committed to diversity in hiring.

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Artistic Director

Organization: Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Job Location: Dallas, Texas
Application Deadline: April 28, 2014

Dallas’ premiere modern dance company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre seeks a highly motivated and experienced creative individual with a proven track record to serve as Artistic Director of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT). The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated experience in choreography,   management and programming a professional dance company. The ultimate candidate will be an entrepreneurial thinker for artistic excellence and audience development in the field of modern dance. We seek a person capable of propelling a dance company into the next stage of its artistic endeavors. 

 Application and supporting documentation should be completed and submitted by email.    

Detailed instructions regarding applying and information regarding the position can be found online.

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Assistant Professor in Dance

Organization: DeSales University
Job Location: Center Valley, PA

DeSales University’s Division of Performing Arts seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in Dance. Terminal degree and/or equivalent professional experience along with university teaching experience are required.

The successful candidate will be an artist/scholar with a strong research focus. Qualifications include the ability to teach all levels of ballet, pointe, and partnering techniques. Candidates must possess expertise in teaching at least two or more of the following areas: Laban movement analysis, dance kinesiology, dance history, dance pedagogy, dance on camera, research methods, modern, jazz, and tap. Responsibilities also include participation in and choreography for departmental concerts, student advising, fulfilling departmental and university service assignments while maintaining active professional creative work and/or research publication.

Position will commence August 2014 and is a nine-month appointment.

DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution approximately one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. Please send letter of application, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and photocopies of transcripts to Tim Cowart, Chair of the Dance Department, Performing Arts Division, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034.

Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. EOE

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Full-Time Dance Faculty Position

Organization: Florida School of the ArtsSt Johns River State College
Location: Palatka, FL
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled

Position: Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, and Choreography
Rank: Non-ranked, Continuing contract track.
Start Date: August 11, 2014

Florida School of the Arts seeks an individual with a strong teaching and performance record with a strong commitment to working with major and non-major dance students from beginning through advanced levels in a two- or four-year institution.

Qualifications: Masters Degree or equivalent professional experience required. MFA preferred. Proven excellence in teaching all levels of contemporary and modern dance, composition, improvisation, or other related contemporary or global dance techniques. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. The ability to teach any of the following courses will be desirable: survey of dance, musical theatre jazz, and musical theatre dance styles. Will be expected to have strong interpersonal and communication skills; computer/technology skills also desirable.

You must apply online: look under the “Community” tab for HR/Employment, then follow “Click here for Employment listings at SJR State.”From there click on the link  “Go to online application system” where you will be asked to create an ID and password that will allow you access to the on-line application site.

St Johns River State College, located in northeast Florida, is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contemporary Dance Instructor

Organization: Florida School of the Arts, St. Johns River State College
Location: Palatka, FL
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled

Florida School of the Arts at St Johns River Sate College, is looking for a full-time faculty member in the discipline of Contemporary/Modern dance and Choreography starting August 11, 2014. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience. Masters Degree or equivalent professional experience required. MFA preferred. Proven excellence in teaching all levels of contemporary, or other related modern or global dance techniques. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Proven excellence choreographing or staging modern choreography for the stage.

You must apply on-line: look under “Community” tab for HR/Employment, then follow “Click here for Employment listings at SJR State.” From there click on the link  “Go to online application system” where you will be asked to create an ID and password that will allow you access to the on-line application site.

St Johns River State College, located in northeast Florida, is an equal opportunity employer.

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Director of Programming

Organization: Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Application Deadline: April 21, 2014

Reporting to the President/Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Programming is a member of the executive team, responsible for the overall programming vision for the Corporation.  The Director leads an innovative team in the planning, delivery, booking, management, and evaluation of the Corporation’s programming and marketing in two of Canada’s premier concert halls: Massey Hall (capacity: 2,753) and Roy Thomson Hall (2,630), as well as other venues in the city.  

We seek a person with senior level experience in programming who can book exceptional creative events and activities for diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have a strong contact network throughout the arts industry in a variety of disciplines, an excellent track record of financial accountability, strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills, a demonstrated ability to lead, coach and motivate staff, and the industry savvy to identify and nurture emerging talents in many genres.   A broad knowledge of the Canadian cultural scene and Toronto marketplace would be helpful.  

Salary commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to qualified Canadian applicants. Interested candidates are invited to submit in conference a resume and cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of references by Monday, April 21st  via email or to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON M5B 2J7

For full job description, please click here .  

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Director of Programs and Presentation

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014

The Director of Programs and Presentation is responsible for developing and implementing the curatorial vision for the organization’s multiple performance spaces, and for guiding aesthetic values and activities in consultation with the CEO & Artistic Director. Major emphasis will be placed on curatorial excellence, innovation, social action, and engaging the performing arts and greater communities as Gibney Dance builds a thriving cultural hub in Lower Manhattan.

The Director of Programs and Presentation reports to and collaborates closely with CEO & Artistic Director Gina Gibney. This position works closely with senior staff, including the Executive Director and Associate Artistic Director. Direct reports to the position include the Programs and Presentation Manager, 890 Center Programs Manager, Community Action Manager, and others.


  • Serve as chief curator of performance season and festivals currently being developed 
  • Serve as spokesperson for the organization's artistic purposes via public and social appearances and at fundraising events and solicitations
  • Serve as conduit and curatorial guide for Gibney Dance’s programming across its three pillars -- Company, Community, and Center
  • Act as conduit between Gibney Dance and local, national, and international creative communities through deep immersion in the field of dance/body-based art forms and the allied arts of theater, music, opera, etc. 
  • Ensure a diverse cultural and aesthetic perspective in programming that is both ethical and transparent.

Gibney Dance is looking for a big picture thinker who can balance multiple priorities, embrace new ideas, and work collaboratively. The Director of Programs and Presentation will be a future-focused innovator who is skilled at connecting ideas and people. The position requires an ability to focus on both artist and audience needs, as well as a fierce commitment to building new audiences. We are looking for an individual who will guide curatorial excellence while embracing the values of respect, transparency, collaboration, and community.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • minimum 10 years administrative or curatorial experience in the performing arts field.
  • Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits.

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and professional references should be sent via email to Gibney Dance with the subject heading Director of Programs and Presentation.

Gibney Dance is an EOE.

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School Director

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

The School Director is a senior member of the artistic and administrative staff of the school who manages the department, faculty, and students. The School Director, in conjunction with the Artistic Director, determines, communicates, and enforces curriculum requirements; supervising teachers; and evaluating students. The School Director works with the Artistic Director of Kansas City Ballet to ensure shared, cohesive artistic vision between the School and Company.

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, five professional references who know you well personally and professionally via email.

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Artistic Director

Organization: Louisville Ballet
Job Location: Louisville, KY
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Louisville Ballet seeks applications and nominations for its next Artistic Director.

Among the top-tier arts organizations in Louisville, the Ballet occupies a beautiful downtown facility and operates on a $3.5 M annual budget with 24 contracted dancers and six productions annually. A search committee of seven Trustees will review candidates through the Spring. A full position profile may be found here. Interested applicants should review the position profile carefully and submit materials as requested in that document. It is anticipated that application submissions will closed by mid-April. Submit materials to David Mallette by email or to his attention by mail at Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc. regarding the Louisville Ballet Artistic Director Search.

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Marketing Associate

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

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a creative individual with a strong work ethic and eye for detail to join its fast-paced marketing department, serving the full organization - touring dance group, dance center, and school.  The right individual will be enthusiastic, highly organized, and able to see the big picture while being attuned to the smallest details. 

For full job description and application details, please click here

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Interdisciplinary Choreographer Residency Program

Organization: Middlebury College
Job Location: Middlebury, VT
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

Movement Matters is a 44-month institutional exploration of how human bodies literally and metaphorically shape our physical and political worlds. Through reciprocal arrangements between emerging artists in the field of dance and Middlebury College professors from across the curriculum, Movement Matters seeks to foster artistic creation and curricular development at the pedagogical nexus of embodied learning and scholarly interests with a special emphasis on increasing global understanding. 

Who should apply? 

Emerging artists who have research/artistic interests in interdisciplinary collaboration and a desire to develop a creative process that involves multiple facets of experimentation.  Artists who believe their work has the capacity to encourage experimental thinking, instigate creative risk taking, foster collaborative leadership, stimulate intellectual communities and enhance and sustain interdisciplinary efforts across campus. Interested applicants should regard movement as the basis of their creative work and have an interest in bridging traditional and embodied scholarship; the results of which may integrate the performing arts into the education, service, and scholarly missions of the academy and engage the broad college community.  

For more information on Movement Matters and the selection process, click here.

Click here to submit a proposal. 

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Costume Shop Manager

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Nashville Ballet is an ambitious, creative and passionate organization, and we’re searching for a Costume Shop Manager who will grow with us.  A successful candidate is an arts passionate, well-organized, and communicative professional with strong budgeting and organizational skills, experience managing the build of multiple shows, and an ability to work with designers to successfully achieve their vision.  This is a full time, year round position that directly supports a seven show season, an educational outreach program that has over 175 performances a year, and a large repertory and rental stock.  Duties include the hiring and daily supervision of personnel, assisting in the establishment and maintenance of budget, coordination of costume rentals, collaboration with choreographers and designers, assisting load-in/load-out of wardrobe, and hands-on wardrobe maintenance.  While this is primarily a management position, the Costume Shop Manager will also have costume build and maintenance responsibilities and should have draping, patterning, and construction skills. Experience working with dance costumes is preferred, but not required.

For a complete job description and salary range, please visit our website.  Review of applications will begin March 10 and continue until the position is filled.

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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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Summer Intensive Counselor

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Nashville Ballet seeks qualified counselors to supervise students boarding at Belmont University during a summer dance program. Students will range in age from 11 to 22 years old. Counselors will be responsible for transporting students to and from the dance studios, coordinating meals, facilitating group activities and field trips, and providing students with the care and support needed during the program. Counselors are required to live with students in apartment style housing at Belmont University and drive 15 passenger shuttle vans.

Counselor hours include mornings, evenings, overnights, and weekends. Students will be in class from approximately 9am – 5pm on weekdays and 9am – 12pm on weekends, during which times counselors will rotate being on call for emergencies. Counselors who are not scheduled to be on call may consider these hours their free time and may go off site providing they stay within the Nashville area.

To view a complete job posting and apply click here.

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School Youth & Teen Program Operations Manager & Outreach Coordinator

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

The ODC School Youth & Teen Program Operations Manager and Outreach Coordinator reports directly to the ODC School Director and participates in administration, registration, communication, and special events for the Youth & Teen Program including the Dance Jam and Making Moves Outreach Program. The Youth & Teen Program Operations Manager and Outreach Coordinator represents the Youth & Teen program, as well as the school and overall organization, to the public.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements referencing "Y&T Program Mgr" in the subject line. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.

Please, no phone calls. Click here for a complete job description.

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Director of Marketing & Communications 

Organization: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Job Location: Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: Position will stay open until filled 

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) is seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsible for participating directly in creating annual budgets for earned revenue from season subscriptions, single ticket sales and group sales totaling $11+ million annually and implementing marketing plans to achieve those revenue targets. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years senior leadership experience, preferably within performing arts organizations of comparable size and scope; outstanding communication and team building skills; demonstrated understanding of sales & marketing techniques and financial principals.  Target start date 7/1/2014.

PNB, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the US, was founded in 1972. In July 2005, Peter Boal became Artistic Director, succeeding Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, Artistic Directors since 1977. The Company of nearly fifty dancers presents more than 100 performances each year of full-length and mixed repertory ballets in Seattle and on tour. The Company has toured to Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Canada, and throughout the US, with celebrated appearances at NYC’s City Center, Kennedy Center, Vail and Jacob’s Pillow.

For full job description, please click here. To submit an application, please email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations. 

PNB is an EOE.

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Emerging Dance Artist in Residence

Organization: Penn State Altoona
Job Location: Altoona, PA
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014 with review of applications beginning immediately

The Penn State Altoona (PSA) Dance program invites applications for its Fall 2014 Emerging Dance Artist in Residence. This year’s competition seeks a dancer/choreographer with a focus in any World Dance Form; including but not limited to any African style, Caribbean, Indian, mid-Eastern. The Residency is designed to offer an emerging artist substantial time to develop a new or existing body of work and offers a salary of $10,000. Duties include teaching one dance class in the specialty area during the Fall 2014 semester (August 27-December 22, 2014); the Emerging Artist will also offer a workshop/performance, lecture about ongoing and future work, and serve as a resource to Dance Studies Minor students. Benefits are not included. Artists in Residence are expected to live in the Altoona area during their residency.

PSA seeks an Emerging Artist that will present a promising record of performances and workshops. Selection will be based on the quality of the work submitted, as determined by the selection committee. A minimum of a Bachelor degree with supported evidence of performance, training and teaching experience earned within the past three years is required. A Master’s degree with university-level teaching experience is preferred.

Applications must consist of a cover letter; a CV (including performance record, teaching experience, previous residencies, training, and the names and contact information of three references); an artistic statement, no more than one page in length; a sample syllabus of a course the applicant would like to teach; a DVD of performance and choreographic works (no more than three); a DVD script containing pertinent information on the submitted works in the following order – title, date of performance, venue of performance, performers (group – student, professional, community).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials by email in Word or PDF formats. Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to:
Emerging Artist Residency
Assistant Professor KT Huckabee, Position #41986
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA  16601-3760

For additional information about PSA, click on the link above.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Artist Representative

Organization: Pentacle
Job Location: New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles
Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Pentacle is looking for an experienced, dynamic, self-motivated, creative thinker to be an Artist Representative in Pentacle’s Booking Department. Because of Pentacle's not-for-profit status and mission-based approach, the organization is free to work with the artists it represents in unique and sometimes unconventional ways. Representatives work with artists, as opposed to being assigned geographic “territories,” and must be flexible to their needs. As such you will be responsible for the dance artists/companies with whom you work, and you will have the opportunity to forge strong relationships based on an understanding of the artists’ work and Pentacle’s years of experience securing work for dance makers.

For a complete job description, click here.

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Director of Booking

Organization: Pentacle
Job Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014

Pentacle is looking for an experienced, dynamic, self-directed, and creative booking agent who is nationally recognized in the Performing Arts Marketplace to lead Pentacle’s Booking Department. 

In order to remain flexible to the ever-shifting needs of our artists in the changing cultural and economic landscapes in which they work, Pentacle’s Director of Booking must be a strategic visionary for the department, willing to shift course, think outside the box, and reprioritize working objectives quickly. As such you will be responsible for the dance artists/companies with whom you work, the overall strategy of the department, reaching departmental goals, training and overseeing the staffing of the department, and lending your expertise. You will have the opportunity to form the department around your vision as it relates to Pentacle’s mission and years of experience securing work for dance makers.

A minimum of 7 years experience in booking is required with a consistent track record of procuring work for artists. Candidate must have strong presenter contacts, familiarity with the national marketplace for dance, and a passion for the art form. Excellent time management, problem solving, writing, communication, managerial, and organizational skills are necessary, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and social media is essential. Familiarity with Microsoft Access or similar database software is a plus.

Competitive Salary commensurate with experience. This position is based in New York. Work will include some travel, and occasional nights and weekends.

This position is available starting July 1st with part time training to begin in late June. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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

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Dance Relationship Manager

Organization: Perform Group, LLC
Job Locations: Nationwide (see the organization's website for exact locations)
Application Deadline:  April 30, 2014

Perform Group, LLC is currently seeking Dance Relationship Managers for our dance division (Curtain Call Costumes). The Relationship Manager will be an independent, self-starter who will increase domestic market share of our products through the development of a business plan for a defined geographic territory. The Relationship Manager will have an assigned sales quota beginning three months after start date and will be a fully functional Relationship Manager at that time.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sales, Business or related field.
  • Some sales or customer relationship management experience preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of dance studio operations, the dance industry, and dance associations and possess the ability to develop strong business relationships.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Above average degree of accuracy, detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to work well with others at all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge of Windows-based programs and proficiency at learning new software..
  • Valid local driver’s license and dependable personal vehicle.

For detailed information about the company and position locations, please visit the company's website linked above. Interested individuals should submit their resume and cover letter by email.

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Contemporary Dance Teacher

Organization:School of Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, AB
Application Deadline: May 9, 2014

The School of Alberta Ballet is seeking a full-time Contemporary Dance Teacher to teach in our Professional Division.  The School of Alberta Ballet boasts over 100 professional training students in a full-time dance and academic program and we are looking to expand our program to create a world-class Contemporary Division for our students.  Our ballet faculty are internationally acclaimed teachers, with backgrounds from ABT, Royal Ballet, National Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, New Zealand School of Dance, and of course, Alberta Ballet

We are looking for a Contemporary Dance Teacher with the following skill sets:

  • Ability and experience in teaching modern/contemporary partnering techniques, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation, contemporary choreographic composition. 
  • Candidates should be conversant in numerous forms and disciplines of modern and contemporary dance techniques (e.g. Cunningham, Graham, Limon, Taylor), and should have performance experience in professional Contemporary or Modern Dance companies
  • Outstanding personal drive and a desire to help create and elevate our Contemporary Division to an international level  

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email directly to Artistic Director, Edmund Stripe by May 9, 2014.  A full job description can be found here

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Marketing Director

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.

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Ballet Instructor

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.

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Senior Consultant

Organization: TRG Arts  
Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO            

The Senior Consultant is a career position at TRG - a leader and active member of the client service team that delivers TRG's data-driven, best practice counsel aimed at achieving revenue and patronage results for each client.  Overseen by TRG's Director of Consulting, the Senior Consultant serves a designated portfolio of consulting partnerships ranging from full-service to abbreviated contract, project, and database service clients; manages each relationship from start-up through each contracted phase of each client's agreement and work plan; and provides lead counsel on behalf of TRG to designated clients in-person and off-site on critical revenue and patron loyalty strategies and their implementation.

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To apply, submit resume and cover letter via email to: Lindsay Homer, Director of Consulting. 

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Assistant Professor of Studio Practice

Organization: University of the Arts, School of Dance
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Deadline: Position will remained open until filled; full consideration will be given to applications received by February 17, 2014

The School of Dance seeks to hire three full-time Assistant Professors.  The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal and advancement. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive pedagogical approaches to the practice and research of dance and dance making in the 21st century with innovative ideas about connectivity and working collaboratively.

Qualified Candidates should possess the following:

  • Demonstrated university teaching skills and professional experience within the US and abroad
  • MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience required

Open positions are for the following:

  • Assistant Professor of Studio Practice to teach classes in contemporary modern dance
  • Assistant Professor of Studio Practice to teach classes in contemporary jazz and urban dance forms
  • Assistant Professor of Studio Practice to teach classes in improvisation, composition, Creative Practices involving new approaches to research that include but are not limited to alternative forms of media and technologies

Interested? Submit current CV, teaching statement and three references to Bren Thomas, Assistant to the Director, School of Dance.

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Director of Development

Organization: Vermont Symphony Orchestra

The Director of Development is a member of the senior administrative team and reports to the Executive Director. The position is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including annual fund support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies, as well as sponsorships, special events, major gifts, and planned giving. He/she works closely with the Executive Director, the Development Committee, and the Board to sustain current fundraising initiatives and develop strategies to broaden fundraising potential to support the VSO and its mission. The position is responsible for guiding Board and staff in building strong relationships within the statewide funding community.

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of senior development experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably with a performing arts institution. A successful track record in securing significant gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government sources combined with strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational ability, and superior communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team and motivate others is necessary. Experience working with dedicated Board members is required. Knowledge of contact management systems, donor databases, or other donor relations tools is needed. A passion for classical music is highly recommended.

Send letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments via email to:
Daniel Zanella, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, Suite 352 New York, NY 10022-2991
Phone: 888.234.4236 x11
Fax: 888.284.6651

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Organization: Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking to hire a Director of Marketing and Communications. Click here to see the full details of the job and information on how to apply.

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Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Organization: Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking to hire an Executive Assistant/Board Liaison. Click here to see the full details of the job and information on how to apply.

Interested? Please email a cover letter, business writing sample, salary history, current resume and list of three professional references.

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* postings updated as of April 16, 2014.