Jobs at Dance/USA

Currently, two positions are open.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Director of Programs 
Deadline to apply is Friday, August 18, 2017

Title: Director of Programs
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Executive Director of Dance/USA
Status: Full-time, exempt

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators and organizations. Dance/USA operates at the center of the national dance field providing dance-related research and information, professional development, advocacy, and service so that members may gain new insights, perspective, and knowledge on their works as dance professionals. Dance/USA's membership consists of 500 aerial, ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, folk/traditional-based, and tap companies; dance service and presenting organizations; artist managers and producers; individuals, and other organizations nationally and internationally.

Dance/USA’s Core Values of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization. You can learn more about our values here.   

Position Overview
The Programs Director is in charge of three major programs at Dance/USA:

  • Annual National Conference
  • Annual Dance Forum 
  • Institute for Leadership Training

Annual National Conference
Dance/USA’s Annual Conference brings together hundreds of administrators and artists working in the not-for-profit dance sector, and working in all regions of the United States.  These professionals convene to discuss timely issues, learn best-practices, honor their colleagues, and benefit from peer-to-peer discussions. Dance/USA’s Annual Conference takes place in different regions of the United States each year and includes four full days of professional development programming and special events.

Annual Dance Forum
The Dance Forum is an annual 3-hour convening hosted as a pre-Conference event at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York.  The Dance Forum brings together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to connect with peers and discuss immediate, field-wide issues. 

Institute for Leadership Training
Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training (DILT) is a mentorship program meant to leverage connections between industry leaders and emerging artists to bolster personal and professional development through one-on-one mentoring relationships. The program runs June- December each year, and all participants meet at Dance/USA’s Annual Conference to kick-off the program.

High Level Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Conference Host Committee, Board Programming Committee, and the Board Awards Committee as well as report to the Board of Trustees on departmental activities;
  • Work within set event budgets and participate in frequent budget discussions related to programming and convenings;
  • Oversee logistics and relations with all event locations and vendors including site contracts and hotel master accounts in coordination with the Director of Finance and Operations;
  • Assemble speakers and panelists for Conference sessions, coordinate speaker agreements, A/V needs, materials for distribution;
  • Develop and upload content for the Annual Conference website, the Conference mobile app, and the main Dance/USA website;
  • Manage application processes for the Institute for Leadership Training, annual Award Nominations, and Calls for Ideas for conference programming. This includes setting priorities, outlining criteria, fielding questions, summarizing for Committees, and coordinating with accepted and rejected applicants;
  • Select and manage contracts for event vendors (mobile app, equipment rental, awards, florists, photographer/videographer, graphic designer, caterers, etc.);
  • Conduct conference city site-visits: meet with local government agencies, tourism institutions, local dance leaders, philanthropic institutions, corporate sponsors, etc.

Qualifications, Skills, and General Knowledge Required

  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and comfortable working independently.
  • Must have a commitment to embedding equity, inclusion, and diversity throughout all aspects of the Annual Conference, Dance Forum, and the Institute for Leadership Training.
  • Requires exemplary attention to detail, diplomacy, interpersonal skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, strong written and communication skills, and ability to establish priorities.
  • Experience with planning and implementing major professional conferences and special events strongly preferred.
  • Requires a working knowledge of the professional not-for-profit dance field and its needs.
  • Requires the ability to update the Conference website and update the Conference mobile app.
  • Ability to collaborate with many constituencies and manage group discussions well.
  • Bachelor Degree required.

Salary and Compensation
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Friday, August 18 to:
Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations
Dance/USA
cmcenelly@danceusa.org 
202-833-1717 ext. 110


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Project Coordinator (Part-time)
Deadline to apply is Friday, August 18, 2017

Title:Project Coordinator
Status:Part-time (20 hours/week)
Location:Dance/USA office, Washington, DC
Reports to:Executive Director

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators and organizations. Dance/USA operates at the center of the national dance field providing dance-related research and information, professional development, advocacy, and service so that members may gain new insights, perspective, and knowledge on their works as dance professionals. Dance/USA's membership consists of 500 aerial, ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, folk/traditional-based, and tap companies; dance service and presenting organizations; artist managers and producers; individuals, and other organizations nationally and internationally.

Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services and organization.  

Project Coordinator (part-time) Job Description: 
The Project Coordinator (part-time) will support the Executive Director and Dance/USA staff with the implementation and administration associated with the transition of Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) (currently an independent 501c3 organization) as it integrates into Dance/USA. In particular, the Project Coordinator will provide administrative support in the following areas:

  • Project Management, Transition of former Dance Heritage Coalition activities and constituents into Dance/USA.
    • Maintain all files, contacts, schedules, legal documents, etc., associated with the project.
    • Act as customer service representative to manage all inquiries related to the transition in a timely manner.
  • Create and Support the Dance Heritage Coalition Affinity Group at Dance/USA.
    • Monitor access to the closed email list.
    • Schedule quarterly national conference calls for the Affinity Group.
    • Participate in the quarterly Dance Heritage Coalition Affinity Group calls to support participants and document meeting content.
    • Support the Chair of the Dance Archivist Network with designing the agenda for in-person meetings. 
    • Administer support for in-person meeting logistics’ such as meeting location, A/V, and catering in coordinator with Dance/USA’s Director of Programs.
  • Onboarding of former DHC Membership.
    • Support communication to all DHC membership around the transition and membership within Dance/USA, in coordination with Dance/USA’s Communications Specialist and Director of Member Services.
    • Provide customer service via phone and email to former DHC members related to Dance/USA membership and benefits.
  • Website support for new pages related to Dance Archiving and Preservation.
    • Compile draft website content in coordination with former DHC staff and Trustees.
    • Upload new content related to dance archiving and preservation. 

Qualifications for Part-Time Project Coordinator:  

  • Strong written and verbal skills; 
  • A strong interest in and familiarity with professional dance;
  • A strong interest in dance archiving and preservation is a plus;
  • Excellent customer service skills; 
  • An ability to think on your feet and to adapt in a shifting environment; 
  • Must enjoy working both independently and in collaboration with others; 
  • Ability to manage one’s own time; 
  • A strong commitment to Dance/USA’s core values of equity and inclusion.

View Dance/USA’s press release announcing the integration of Dance Heritage Coalition here.

To apply for the part-time Project Coordinator, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Friday, August 18th to:
Amy Fitterer
Executive Director
Dance/USA
afitterer@danceusa.org


For information regarding Dance/USA's internship program, please visit Internships at Dance/USA.