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Executive Director

Organization: Alternate ROOTS
Job Location: Atlanta, GA

The primary role of the Alternate ROOTS Executive Director is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Additionally, this position requires the ED to work with the Chair to enable the Executive Committee (ExComm) to fulfill its governance function, and give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategic plan, and its annual goals and objectives. Finally, this position works as a focal point for the reception and disbursement of information relevant to Alternate ROOTS members, and the field of arts, culture, and social justice.  

The Executive Director is the key strategic leader of Alternate ROOTS. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Marketing Director
Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks to hire a Production Manager. Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

Production Manager
Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks to hire a Marketing Director. Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

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Grants and Development Operations Coordinator

Organization: American Dance Festival
Job Location: Durham, NC

The Grants and Development Operations Coordinator is a full-time position responsible for managing the grants calendar and ensuring that all deadlines are met. This individual will write and gather material for all proposals and complete all reporting requirements for government, foundation, and corporate grants. They manage all aspects of the development database and data collection. Click here for more information about the position and how to apply. 

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Development Director

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

American Repertory Ballet seeks to hire a Development Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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School Director

Organization: Ballet Arizona
Job Location: Phoenix, AZ
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Ballet Arizona is seeking a School Director to be responsible for the leadership and management of the School of Ballet Arizona.  The School Director is accountable to Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director with areas of oversight including the Children’s Lower and Upper Divisions, Pre-Professional programs, Summer Intensive, and Studio Company.

Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Artistic 
  • Communication
  • Budgeting and Revenue Generation
  • Brand Protection
  • Service and Relationships
  • Human Resources

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced ballet teacher with experience in a professional ballet company
  • Staff Management skills
  • Project management and program planning skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Team leader and team player
Reporting to this position are the School Manager, School Registrar, School Teachers, School Pianists, and the ASA (Arizona School for the Arts) Dance Program Manager

For full job description and details on how to apply, click here

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Artistic Director

Organization: Ballet Idaho
Job Location: Boise, ID

Ballet Idaho seeks to hire a Artistic Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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School Administrator

Organization: Ballet Memphis
Job Location: Memphis, TN

Ballet Memphis seeks to hire a School Administrator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Draper

Organization: Boston Ballet
Job Location:Boston, MA

Boston Ballet seeks a full-time seasonal draper.  Internationally acclaimed performances, world-class dance education, and ground-breaking community initiatives have placed Boston Ballet as a leader in its field and one of the major dance companies in the world.  The ideal candidate for the draper position has 3-5 years minimum experience draping costumes at a professional theater level and will lead a team forward on projects in conjunction with the other teams in place.  Work involves new builds with internationally acclaimed designers and choreographers as well as remounts of existing and rented productions as needed.  Competitive pay and benefits commensurate with experience.

For more details and information on how to apply, click here

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Development Manager

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Job Location: Carlisle, PA

The Development Manager is part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s (CPYB) Development team. This position works in support of the advancement of the exceptional mission and vision of CPYB by supporting and collaborating with the Director of Development in implementing the annual development plan, including the annual fund, planned giving, and special events. For more information click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Data Services Manager
Cincinnati Ballet is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our team in Administration and Technology services at the Company.  The Data Services Manager is an experienced database professional who works cross-functionally with the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy, Development, Finance, and Marketing departments. This individual is responsible for data cleanliness and standards, analyzing and mining data and developing customized reports and queries utilizing Cincinnati Ballet’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Tessitura. The Data Services Manager will help Cincinnati Ballet deliver exceptional patron service experience by recommending and implementing continuous process improvements, identifying gaps in current processes and bringing resolution to known issues.

For more information and how to apply, click here. 

Executive Assistant
CB seeks an Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director who will be responsible for providing advanced and diversified administrative support and serve as the primary point of contact for the Artistic Director. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Development Manager
CityDance seeks to hire a Development Manager. Click here to read complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Marketing Manager
CityDance seeks to hire a Marketing Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: DANCECleveland
Job Location: Cleveland, OH

Fundraising Manager
DANCECleveland seeks to hire a Fundraising Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Fundraising Coordinator
DANCECleveland seeks to hire a Fundraising Coordinator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Organization: Dance St. Louis
Job Location: St. Louis, MO

Dance St. Louis is celebrating more than 50 years of artistic innovation as a non-profit presenter that brings great dance to the St. Louis region, makes this dance accessible to a widely diverse audience, nurtures local dancers and dance companies, and offers unique and transformative Dance Education Outreach.

The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement is the lead staff position for program development and operations, as well as community engagement strategies and collaborations. The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement reports to the Board President and the Board Executive Committee. This position is co-equal with the Managing Director of Philanthropy and Administration, and will work collaboratively with the Artistic Consultant and the Education Coordinator. For a detailed description,  click here.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the arts non-profit field on a management level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in arts administration, performing arts, or a related field
  • Knowledge of dance and the professional dance world desirable

To apply email cover letter, CV and references to Rich Dee, managing director of philanthropy and administration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Organization: DataArts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

DataArts seeks to hire a President and Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Job Location: New York, NY

Lighting Designer

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is hiring a Lighting Designer for upcoming Tour in February 20 – March 27, 2018. Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

Attend rehearsals as necessary to learn show and recreate/revise plots for all choreographies. 

  • Generate lighting plot for performances based upon DVD reference (to be provided) and discussions with Artistic Director (Carlota Santana) and Associate Artistic Director (Antonio Hidalgo.)


  • Advance all light plots and paperwork to all venues on tour.


  • Confirm with venues via e-mail/phone their ability/limitations in recreating Company’s lighting needs.


  • Attend venue for load-in as per daily itinerary.


  • Work with Stage Manager on daily basis to ensure proper running of shows.


  • Operate light board as needed at each venue.


  • Be on site during performances at each venue.


  • Help with driving from venue to venue and loading and unloading vans at hotels and venues.


Any design that you create for the Company become property of the Company and any reuse of the design will be credited to you. 

Fees: The position is paid weekly, including per diem as well as hotel accommodations.
If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Carlota Santana. 

Stage Manager
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is hiring a Stage Manager for upcoming Tour in February 7 – March 28, 2018.

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Learn all cues -call show.


  • Attend all rehearsals as needed.


  • Be present on stage during tech rehearsals/sound check.


  • Making/confirming all intercity travel arrangements, including hotels, flights, and rental cars.


  • Transporting dancers and musicians to venues, classes, meals, etc.


  • Setting up and striking all wardrobe and laundry before/after shows as needed.


  • Advancing hospitality requirements to all venues.


  • Setting up company video camera to record performances.


  • Be right hand to Associate Artistic Director.


  • Advance show to venues as needed.


  • Drive vehicles as needed from venue to venue.


  • Supervising local wardrobe workers anticipate any issues that may arise and tending to them.


Any design that you create for the Company become property of the Company and any reuse of the design will be credited to you.
Fees: The position is paid weekly, including per diem as well as hotel accommodations.
If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Carlota Santana.

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Various Positions

Organization: Grand Rapids Ballet
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Artistic Director
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Grand Rapids Ballet currently has an opportunity for an Artistic Director in Grand Rapids, MI. Position start date is July 1, 2018 or sooner.

The Artistic Director  of the Grand Rapids Ballet is responsible for the development, production, management, and delivery of the artistic product of the organization. The ideal candidate is deeply enmeshed in the dance world with a desire to use their creativity and detailed management skills to further the growth and branding of Grand Rapids Ballet. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Costume Shop Manager
The Grand Rapids Ballet seeks qualified applicants for the position of Costume Shop Manager, starting immediately. 

Oversees the completion of custom, pulled, rented, and/or purchased costumes for professional and Junior Company productions. Budgets for, schedules, and supervises overhire artisans in the shop as necessitated by production needs. Coordinates the care, management, and organization of finished costumes.

Necessary qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in Costume Design and/or Technology or equivalent professional experience, and 1-3 years working in or supervising a costume shop. 
Required skills include budgeting, scheduling, stitching, draping, patterning, measuring, dyeing of fabric, fitting garments, altering garments, and wardrobe.

Additional requirements include: the ability to research period, style, and techniques necessary to complete costumes within guidelines and budgetary restrictions, manage/maintain shop supplies and equipment, purchase fabric and materials for costume construction, attend technical and dress rehearsals as necessary, attend production meetings to be aware of and facilitate deadlines, manage paperwork for budgeting and payroll purposes, and determine staff calls to meet production deadlines.

The position is salaried, full-time with benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a cover letter expressing interest and an up-to-date resume to Glenn Del Vecchio

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Various Positions

Organization: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Job Location: Beckett, MA

Community Engagement Coordinator
Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)  to work closely with the Director of Community Engagement to plan, organize, and implement the Pillow’s on and off-site year-round Community Engagement Programs. The ideal individual possesses initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent administrative skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate professionally and sensitively with a wide-range of diverse contacts  including dance studios, K-12 classroom teachers, youth and service organizations, and the ability to handle and assimilate multiple projects of varying natures. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated, and service-oriented and who works in a self-directed manner. A strong knowledge and passion for dance, dance education practices, and community engagement practices are essential. Familiarity with a festival-paced environment, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and the Berkshire community are a plus. 

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references with “Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line.

Program Apprentice/Assistant

Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Program Apprentice/Assistant to the Directors who will report to the Pillow’s Associate Producer and work closely with both the Director on scheduling and Managing Director on management and implementation of the Pillow’s Intern and Apprentice programs.

This is a new position that will begin as an apprenticeship in September 2017. After a three-month evaluation a decision will be made regarding whether or not the position will shift to permanent with benefits as of January 1, 2018. Apprentices are paid weekly salaries of $500/week, provided with onsite shared housing, and must have access to their own transportation. The ideal individual possesses initiative, a collaborative spirit, and excellent administrative skills including strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate professionally and sensitively with a wide-range of diverse contacts including artists, intern and apprentice applicants, Pillow staff, and the Board of Trustees, and the ability to handle and assimilate multiple projects of varying natures. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated, service-oriented, and who works in a self-directed manner. A strong knowledge and passion for dance specifically and arts administration generally is required. Familiarity with a festival-paced environment, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and the Berkshire community are a plus.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and references with “Program Apprentice/Assistant to the Directors” in the subject line.

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Sponsorship Director

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Sponsorship Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Manager, Programming

Organization: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Washington, D.C.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seeks to hire a Manger, Programming. Click here to access the Kennedy Center's employment page and to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Director of Operations

Organization: Joy of Motion Dance Center
Location: Washington, D.C.  

Joy of Motion Dance Center is a Washington based nonprofit organization with a mission to unite dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. The Director of Operations is responsible for financial management, studio and office operations, and human resources. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Operations oversees the day-to-day running of the business functions of the organization, which has 75 employees, three studio locations and a central office near Dupont Circle.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to Steve Barberio of Joy of Motion Dance Center.
 

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joyce Theater Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY 

Director of Programming
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Director of Programming. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

House Manager
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a House Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Institutional Giving Manager
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Institutional Giving Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics
The Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics is responsible for managing all data and ticket sales analysis; using the analysis to develop and propose strategies for the Marketing department and other departments within The Joyce Theater; establishing goals and strategies; performing detailed analysis on single ticket sales, memberships, purchasing trends; and other analyses as needed. This position is new to the structure of the Joyce Theater and, as such, this job description may be amended in part or in whole.  Any amendments will be communicated among the Marketing Director; the Executive Director; and the Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics. For more information and to apply, click here

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Director of Development

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

Mark Morris Dance Group seeks to hire a Director of Development. Click here, to ready the full job description and details on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL

School Administrator
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a School Administrator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Senior Manager of External Affairs 
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a Senior Director of External Affairs . Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Development and Grants Manager

Organization: Mordine & Company Dance Theater

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Mordine & Company is looking for a new Development and Grants Manager to support the fundraising activities of the Company by acquiring grants and growing the donor base.  The position has the following responsibilities: 

  • Develops an annual fundraising plan to sustain and grow support, including creating and running individual donor campaigns throughout the year.
  • Creates and implements strategies for research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and donors, with a focus on major individual, corporate, and foundation supporters.
  • Manages and maintains development database. 
  • Researches and writes grant applications for foundation, government, and corporate grants with assistance of Board Treasurer.
  • Assists in growing and developing the Board of Directors.
The Development an Grants Manager position is 15 hours per week. Ideal candidates would have strong writing skills, including experience writing grants, ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and strong organizational and social skills needed to increase donor base.  Fundraising campaign and event planning experience preferred.

To apply email your cover letter, resume, and references to Virginia Head, managing director.

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN


Part-time Children's Division Faculty

The position of part-time Children’s Division faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director. The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, the part-time Children’s Division faculty member 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. For more information and how to apply, click here

Part-time Academy Faculty
The part-time Academy Faculty member’s main focus is to implement School of Nashville Ballet’s instruction and ballet curriculum at the assigned level(s). The Academy Faculty member will work with the School Principal and fellow Faculty members to design, implement, and manage syllabus, to prepare students for advancement towards a professional career. For more information and how to apply, click here.  

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Director of Finance and Operations

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


Key responsibilities:

  1. Develop/maintain budget. Generate reports for Board and financials for sponsorship proposals and grants
  2. Handle all bookkeeping. Coordinate with accounting professionals to generate financial reviews and tax filings.
  3. Generate and implement all contracts including offices and equipment, venues, unions, service providers, and artistic/professional contractors.
  4. Manage HR/payroll. Gather accurate timesheets; submit/ distribute payroll to employees/contractors on a timely basis. Approve/track annual leave requests. Maintain benefit packages. Facilitate/ resolve personnel issues. Coordinate hiring of all positions.
  5. Secure proper insurance coverage and documentation. Ensure that licenses/filings/government authorizations are current.
  6. Manage day-to-day administrative operations including interfacing with building management, contracts, telephone/internet, and IT.
  7. Provide data collection and analytical support to departments in order to maintain accurate demographic and program statistics.
  8. Work with staff to plan/execute smooth operation of performances/donor functions/other events.

To Apply: Please submit a resume/cover letter/salary requirements to nobajobs@gmail.com.

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Executive Director

Organization: New York Theatre Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The Executive Director is the chief executive of New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) and Ballet School NY and must be passionate about ballet and bringing dance to a diverse audience, adults and children.  In this role, the Executive Director is responsible for all organizational policies, procedures, programs, and the finances of the organizations. 

The Executive Director oversees all staff, consultants and faculty and is the primary fundraiser and spokesperson for the organization.  The Executive Director will conceptualize, oversee, and implement fund raising initiatives, manage board relations, and facilitate decision making in collaboration with the Artistic Director.   He/she will be present at performances, programs, fundraising events, and coordinate the activities of all outside resources such as consultants, presenters, guest faculty, etc.  With the Artistic Director, the Executive Director is the “face” of the organization, addressing the public, donors, funding organizations, and patrons.

The role requires the Executive Director to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and inspire the many diverse groups that NYTB reaches.  Must have experience with a dance or performing arts organization and demonstrate a record of financial and operational management, and be a proven fundraiser who develops and maintains successful relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations and government funders.  

For detailed information and how to apply, click here

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School Front Desk Administrator

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA


The School Front Desk Administrator is a part-time position that provides evening and weekend administrative support to staff, teachers, parents and students of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.  For a full description and how to apply, click here . 

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Associate/Full Professor and Chair - Division of Dance

Organization: Southern Methodist University
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Division of Dance invites nominations and applications for the position of chair. This position is an opportunity to be involved in the on-going shaping of innovative, dynamic curriculum and performance practice. Strong leadership skills, creative energy, intellectual strength and professional and teaching experience are essential.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. For full details and information on how to apply, click here

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement

Organization: University of Kansas
Job Location: Lawrence Kansas

University of Kansas seeks to hire a Assistant/Associate Professor of Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique

Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: Review Begins September 15

USC Kaufman invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching other areas of dance is desirable but not required. Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment, and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman at the University as well as within local, national and international dance communities. USC Kaufman is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. For more information and to apply click here.   

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Executive Director 

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of The Washington Ballet. S/he works in close partnership with the Artistic Director and, together with the Artistic Director, reports to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible and accountable for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board and developing annual and multi-year budgets and operating plans that address fundraising; marketing and audience development; public relations; financial management; production and artistic administration; facilities; technology; education; and community engagement. For the complete position announcement, including application information, please click here

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Artistic Director

Organization: The Wooden Floor
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA 

The Wooden Floor (TWF) seeks an Artistic Director (AD) who inspires the vitality, spirit, and quality of TWF artistic programs, and sets the momentum for artistic strategy and growth. The AD furthers a culture of artistic excellence and strengthens The Wooden Floor's mission and values through his/her vision for and execution of all artistic elements including dance education, performances, community engagement, and collaborative projects. The AD is a choreographer and teaching artist who, in addition to other duties, works with the students in the dance studios which allows the AD to connect with students, parents, and faculty, to ensure the dance-centered approach furthers TWF’s Theory of Change©.  For more information and how to apply, click here

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*postings updated as of September 14, 2017.