Jobs, Auditions, & Internships

While Dance/USA completes an organizational database transfer, please contact the membership department at membership@danceusa.org to post your jobs, auditions, and internship / fellowship information here. This listing is updated weekly. Scroll all the way down to see when the last update was made.

Executive Director 

Organization: Sonia Plumb Dance Company
Location: Hartford, CT
Contact: director@soniaplumbdance.org

The Executive Director serves as chief executive of Sonia Plumb Dance Company and, in partnership with the Board and Artistic Director, is responsible for the success of SPDC. Together, the Board, Artistic Director and Executive Director assure SPDC relevance to the community, the accomplishment of SPDC mission and vision, and the accountability of SPDC to its diverse constituents.

The Board and Artistic Director delegate responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The Executive Director provides direction and enabling to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.

This is a part-time position that should quickly evolve into a full-time position.

Applicants should apply to: director@soniaplumbdance.org Please supply three (3) writing samples, resume and/or CV plus any links that demonstrate any of the above

qualifications. Questions can be directed via phone at: 860-508-9082

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Production Manager

Organization: Tulsa Ballet 
Location: Tulsa, OK
Contact: employment@tulsaballet.org

The Production Manager (PM) makes sure everyone has what they need, when they need it, to do their job safely, properly, with excellence and ensure all expectations are communicated and understood. And if any of this is lacking, fix it.

The PM, with the Artistic Director and the Production Stage Manager (PSM), is responsible for technical and production planning and implementation of main company, second company, and education performances for home and touring productions; providing technical support for special events; and scheduling and managing IATSE department heads and crew.

With the PSM the PM also oversees facilities management, including warehouse, studios, and Studio K Theater. Contract negotiating and management includes incoming and outgoing sets, costumes, and props, designer contracts, outside rentals of Studio K.

Strong technical direction background preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD or Vectorworks, ETC Ion consoles, MS Office, DropBox, Zoom, Q-Lab, projection and video server experience very helpful.

Expected start date March 2021. 

Email pdf of letter, résumé, references to employment@tulsaballet.org

For more info, visit https://tulsaballet.org/production-manager/

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Creative Engagement & Digital Strategy Intern

Organization: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Location: Culver City, CA
Contact: jobs@invertigodance.org

Invertigo’s Creative Engagement & Digital Strategy Intern will be an important member of our staff during the Fall of 2020 and beginning of 2021 as the company continues to pivot with the current moment, which demands creative thinking and problem-solving, communication alignment with and clarity of mission and company values, and implementation of ground-breaking marketing efforts. The Intern will gain a breadth of experience through a range of roles and responsibilities, gaining insight and perspectives in running a dance company. As part of Invertigo’s community engagement and marketing team, the Intern will plan, research, coordinate, produce and support various aspects of digital programming and creative engagement.

Internship position: 30 hours a week, now through March 1, 2021 for $15 per hour

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@invertigodance.org and use “LACDAC Creative Engagement & Digital Strategy Intern” as the email subject. In your cover letter please describe which part of the job or project description is most interesting to you, what qualities and skills you believe you’ll bring to the table, and what you would like to gain from this internship experience. Please also let us know how dance theatre, arts administration or development work are part of your life or future vision.

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Full-time Faculty- Boston Ballet School 

Organization: Boston Ballet
Location: Boston, MA
Contact: jobs@bostonballet.org

The full-time seasonal faculty member will serve as an ambassador for the Boston Ballet School (BBS), ensuring positive communication and interaction with all students, parents, teachers, and all other constituents. The faculty member will fulfill their role as primary point of contact with its customers by positively implementing curriculum and marketing the school and its programs by: following the school syllabus with consistency and enthusiasm, demonstrating a concern for all students without favoritism, and providing the highest quality and level of professional training while nurturing the love and appreciation of this art form. A successful faculty member will contribute to building a culture of belonging through Boston Ballet’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@bostonballet.org. IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE POSITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Digital Content and Social Media Associate

Organization: Dance Place
Location: Washington, DC

The Digital Content and Social Media Associate works to create comprehensive programmatic and institutional marketing for all of Dance Place’s programs, taking the lead to conceptualize and create original content, as well as design and implement a social media strategy in alignment with Dance Place’s mission, values, and branding. The Digital Content and Social Media Associate plays an important role in communicating the work of Dance Place to a broad range of communities, including youth and adult dance class students and their families, artists, audiences, and neighbors. This work should sustain and expand Dance Place’s audience, student, and donor base.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, three to five work samples (videos, photo galleries, social media campaigns), and two references to employment@danceplace.org

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, with a priority application date of November 18. 

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Artistic Director

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL 
Additional Information 

Reporting to the board of directors in an equal position alongside the Executive Director, the Artistic Director will be the face of Hubbard Street Dance and the public storyteller for the company. The Artistic Director will bring people from a variety of backgrounds into the company’s artistry. They will provide cultural and historical context, stylistic connections between forms, and a balance of work to inspire new appreciation and excitement about dance, the range of emotional experiences it can foster, and the future of the artform. The Artistic Director will provide inspirational leadership as the curator of a robust mix of dance programming, centered on recruiting and developing world-class repertory dancers and representing a contrasting and growing set of internationally prominent choreographers as well as dynamic emerging talents. Their artistic focus will make the most of the dancers’ unique ability to surprise and delight audiences with work in multiple dance expressions from choreographers with a wide array of cultural and artistic backgrounds, visions, and interpretations.

The Artistic Director will be responsible for supporting and growing work within the company and authentically engaging outside funders, donors, audiences, educators, and community partners. Given the cultural impact and high visibility of the Artistic Director’s choices for Hubbard Street, this individual will be at the forefront of leading the board, staff, and dancers to ensure the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives. This includes supporting structural policies, inclusive decision making, and internal and external messaging.

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Program Assistant, McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers

Organization: The Cowles Center
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Application Due Date: November 23, 2020 

The Cowles Center seeks a Program Assistant to help support and advance the goals of the McKnight Dancer and Choreographer Fellowship program. Reporting to the Program Director of Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, this role will assist in all areas of the McKnight Fellowship Program.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Dana Kassel at: McKFell@thecowlescenter.org

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Chief Advancement Officer

Organization: Pennsylvania Ballet 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

Amid an environment of visionary and dynamic new leadership, emerging preeminence, and organizational redesign and investment, Pennsylvania Ballet seeks candidates for the newly created role of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). The positioning of this new role and its responsibilities are elevating and consolidating the prominence of the development and marketing functions within the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CAO is the lead executive responsible for growing Pennsylvania Ballet’s base of individual and institutional support, while building an organization-wide, major-gifts-focused fundraising culture. The CAO oversees all aspects of a full-service fundraising enterprise including individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, events and stewardship, and development services. In addition, the CAO will oversee enterprise-wide marketing and communications in order to refine and streamline all external messaging related to fundraising, audience development, public relations, patron services, and digital presence. This move toward a fully integrated marketing and fundraising function will allow for a streamlined approach to all areas of external engagement and brand establishment. The CAO will work closely with the Executive Director to create an advancement plan reflecting the larger strategic goals of Pennsylvania Ballet, expanding reach into major donor communities and new audiences, while driving continuous growth and improvement. The CAO also serves as Pennsylvania Ballet’s chief campaign officer.

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General Manager

Organization: DANCE IQUAIL!
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
Contact: Jobs@danceiquail.org
Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

The DANCE IQUAIL! General Manager is a new full-time (40 hours/week) executive position. Working alongside the Executive Artistic Director Iquail Shaheed (“EAD”), the General Manager will be responsible for the administrative direction of every aspect of the Company. This position is entrusted to drive the dynamic expansion of the company through the building of new relationships, partnerships, and entrepreneurial initiatives. Essential aspects of the position include planning, budgeting, fundraising, operations and spearheading community engagement initiatives as well as supervision of booking and marketing. The General Manager will be a focused and driven individual who is strategic and action oriented with a fierce dedication to dance and social justice. A natural entrepreneur possessing outstanding business skills, this individual will be experienced, effective, exceptional at communication and interpersonal skills. 

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Administrative/ Operations Manager

Organization: Dancing Wheels Company
Location: Cleveland, OH
Contact: vfletcher1@aol.com

The Dancing Wheels Company & School is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic individual to fill an immediate position for an Associate Administrative Manager. Ideal candidate must work in tandem with the management and administrative team. The diverse duties of this position will support the overall operations of the organization on a day-to-day basis.

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Integrated Systems and Operations Consultant

Organization: The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) 
Location: Akron OH / Remote
Contact: jennifer@ilikebetter.com

The National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron (NCCAkron) seeks a consultant who can provide a theoretical approach and a tactical recommendation for their integrated systems in service of the organization's operational needs. The ideal candidate is OS-agnostic - a ‘no problem’ person who can work with a team of folks who are using a mix of PC and Apple products and have varied levels of comfort with software and cloud-based platforms. Someone who can embrace a collaborative process while working with clients would be a plus! 

The desire is to provide a stable technological systems foundation and infrastructure for maximum efficiency when it comes to storage, functionality, and security.  NCCAkron believes this to be a necessary step before simply adding more applications or software platforms. The organization currently consists of 2 full time employees and 6-8 part-time/ freelance/ contractor members of the team, over the course of a year - often working in a decentralized environment from coast-to-coast. NCCAkron seeks a plan and the infrastructure to scale their working process up or down as needed in the years to come. They need to be able to seamlessly add contractors and staff to the systems and remove / switch users easily. Below is a list of current state systems and places.  In addition to evaluating if this is the right mix, the consultant also needs to provide training / or training solutions to get the team immersed and working in the programs at a highly functional level.Please visit the job posting here: https://www.nccakron.org/jobs and follow the submission guidelines. The window for submissions closes October 27, 2020.

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Marketing Content Producer

Organization: ODC
Location: San Francisco, CA

This position owns the digital video strategy across web and social, from planning to editing, to delivering assets to stakeholders. In collaboration with the marketing team this position works cross-departmentally with our school, theater, company, and development team to produce and create engaging, thought-provoking, and creative content that plays across all digital platforms. This role works closely with the Digital Marketing Manager in managing the ODC website and in creating graphics and content for digital distribution. This role also works closely with the organization’s artistic content and production staff, excerpting and adapting existing digital footage originally created as performance and instruction footage to be leveraged for promotional use. The individual who fills this role must be able to work in a collaborative space while also thriving independently to complete projects on deadline. Learn more and apply at odc.dance/employment

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Senior Manager of Development

Organization: Dance/NYC
Location: New York, NY

Want to unite your passion for arts and service with your fundraising management expertise? If this is you, Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Senior Manager of Development to strategically manage and sustain the execution of its development initiatives and priorities. Apply Now!

Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment driven by core values of justice, equity and inclusion, and also provides room for innovation and growth.

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Costume Shop Manager

Organization: Charlotte Ballet 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Contact: lshinkle@charlotteballet.org

Supervises the operations of the Charlotte Ballet costume shop and the technical aspects of the fabrication and maintenance of costumes for Company I & II, Academy, and Education performances. Manage costume rentals in-going and out-going. The position requires significant work time during evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

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Artistic Director

Organization: Halestone Dance Studio
Location: Lexington, VA
Contact: board@halestone.com

The Artistic Director stewards Halestone’s artistic vision by directing and developing dance performance with students and community members of all ages.  The Artistic Director manages teaching staff and curriculum in collaboration with the Operations Manager and shepherds fundraising efforts with the Board of Directors.

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Operations Manager

Organization: Halestone Dance Studio
Location: Lexington, VA
Contact: board@halestone.com

The Operations Manager is responsible for the operational components of educational and artistic programs; routine finance and bookkeeping; policy implementation; facilities, equipment, and communication across programs and partnerships. In addition, the Operations Manager will work with the Board of Directors and the Artistic Director to implement long-range plans, build community relationships, fundraise and engage donors, and write grants.

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Part- Time Project Manager 

Organization: Dance Metro DC
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contact: bod@dancemetrodc.org

Dance Metro DC is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and self-starting individual with communications experience for a part-time Project Manager position. This is estimated to be a 20-30 hour week non-salaried position that would begin as soon as possible. The contract will conclude by the end of December 2020, with the potential of renewal. DMDC is looking for a Manager who will take the lead on managing membership and communications matters for DMDC. In addition, the Manager will support DMDC programming which continues to be adapted as needed due to COVID-19. The Project Manager would report to the DMDC Board of Directors and must have the capability to work remotely. This position would be best for an individual who can think creatively, work autonomously, and has excellent organizational and communication skills. Interested applicants are asked to contact bod@dancemetrodc.org as soon as possible to express interest. Please submit a resume, brief cover letter detailing relevant experience and 2-3 references (please include contact information). 

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Development Associate 

Organization: Stephen Petronio Company 
Location: New York, NY
Contact: admin@petron.io

The Development Associate will provide the support needed to capitalize on this threshold moment, and will have room to grow with the organization by demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness, collaborative leadership, and effective strategy skills. To support SPC’s growth, an expanded development plan to maximize results for its diverse revenue streams is needed, focused on the different fronts, including dance company activities (season, touring, education, etc), residency activities (residencies, rentals, education, outreach, etc.) as well as land conservation and management. A range of economic development grants, tax incentives, and foundation grants can be explored, alongside an expanded individual donor campaign. The Development Associate will help identify opportunities, build needed case(s) for support and related outreach plans, and determine key opportunities to pursue.

Please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements and contact information for at least three references, in a single PDF attachment via e-mail to: admin@petron.io. No phone calls please. 

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Audition: CityDance School & Conservatory

Organization: CityDance
Audition Dates: September 12, October 17 or November 21
Contact: inquiry@citydance.net

The CityDance School & Conservatory offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporary dance techniques rounded out by jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. CityDance will offer a hybrid of online and in-person classes in Maryland and DC for the 2020-2021 school year. Classes begin Monday, September 21.

New students, ages 9 and up, can join the CityDance School & Conservatory by attending a placement audition online October 17 or November 21!

Email inquiry@citydance.net if you have any questions. Find out more here: https://www.citydance.net/Training-Classes/School-and-Conservatory/Conservatory

CityDance Conservatory students are accepted into top summer dance programs such as Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, American Ballet Theatre, Batsheva’s Summer Course, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Jacobs Pillow, The Royal Ballet, as well as professional companies such as Rubberband Dance, Bruce Wood, San Francisco Ballet, Sibiu Ballet Theater in Romania and The Washington Ballet. Graduates have been accepted to leading dance college and university programs including: Alvin Ailey/Fordham, SUNY Purchase, Point Park University, Princeton University, Alonzo King/LINES Ballet BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, The University of the Arts, and The Juilliard School. 

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School Principal 

Organization: Springfield Ballet
Location: Springfield, MO
Contact: aparker@springfieldballet.org

Springfield Ballet seeks to hire a School Principal to work closely with Artistic Director in managing quality ballet school. Administrative experience required as well as strong ballet teaching knowledge. College degree preferred. Send CV and three references. 

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Director of Finance 

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

Jacob’s Pillow Dance is seeking a full-time Director of Finance to join a dynamic, growing Business office at an internationally acclaimed dance center that is moving into a year-round structure. 

The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all daily finance, accounting and reporting activities for an $8 million annual operating, and a varying capital budget of $1-10 million. The Director of Finance will ensure that Jacob’s Pillow has the financial systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation, accurate reporting and efficient operations, as well as to conduct accurate and sound audits. 

Jacob’s Pillow has complex program offerings and diverse funding sources, including state, federal, corporate, and foundation grants, and multiple earned revenue streams. Knowledge and understanding of fund accounting best practices, current GAAP and Office of Management and Budget requirements for this role is critical, as is the ability to work closely with program directors and fundraising staff. 

For an in-depth description visit https://www.jacobspillow.org/employment/director-finance/ 

To apple, please email cover letter, resume, and references to hr@jacobspillow.org, with “Director of Finance” in the subject line. 

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Public Relations Manager 

Organization: Nashville Ballet 
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact: careers@nashvilleballet.com

The Public Relation Manager is a front-facing, key member of Nashville Ballet’s administrative staff. Responsible for overseeing the public presence of Nashville Ballet, The Public Relations Manager creates and maintains a visible and favorable public image of the organization through media relations and communications. This employee engages with all departments and requires a thorough understanding of all programs and facets of the organization. 

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Operations Associate 

Organization: Invertigo Dance Theatre
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: jobs@invertigodance.org

The Operations Associate is an integral part of sharing the benefits of dance with thousands of people each year.  Successful candidates are passionate about Invertigo’s mission to build community and connections through dance theatre and excited to share the joy of dance with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

We are looking for someone who exhibits strong communication skills with a variety of people and a strong ability to work collaboratively with interns, volunteers, artists, supervisors, donors, community stakeholders, governmental and financial agencies, and Board members.  Essential communication skills include active listening, asking pertinent questions, providing helpful feedback and regular updates, checking email regularly and writing clearly.

Essential skills include: Attention to detail, multitasking skills (ability to complete a variety of different tasks quickly and simultaneously), self-prioritization (ability to set priorities in completing tasks and to quickly adapt to changing priorities), self-motivation (ability to successfully work both collaboratively and independently) and time-management skills (ability to manage scheduling, work efficiently, meet deadlines and set appropriate boundaries for work completion). 

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Last updated on November 16, 2020