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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, AB

Reporting to the Artistic Director and or Artistic Associate, the Ballet Master/Mistress is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of all company programming.

Alberta Ballet (AB) offers a dynamic, professional and rewarding work environment including competitive salary and benefits. Those interested in applying are invited to submit a resume along with cover letter via email.

This position begins September 1, 2015. AB thanks all applicants for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For a full job description, please click here.

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Company Manager

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, AB

The Company Manager will be responsible for the effective management of operations associated with company dancers and guest artists. The Company Manager reports to the Director, Production & Touring.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Samantha Jobin.

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Associate Vice President

Organization: Arts Consulting Group, Inc. 
Job Location: Boston, MA

Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG) is seeking various Associate Vice Presidents (AVP). 

Reporting to a practice area Vice President, the AVPs will lead and/or be part of various ACG project teams to develop, assess, and deliver successful client outcomes. AVPs will be flexible in working across all service areas to meet the needs and exceed client expectations in quality of personalized service. Additionally, AVPs will play a key role in the regional and national growth of ACG by cultivating new clients, effective relationship building, networking, and public visibility as a leader in the arts and culture field.

For more information about the position, please click here.

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Director of Development

Organization: BalletX
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Director of Development implements and leads BalletX’s aggressive fundraising program including a robust and growing individual giving program including the annual fund and major gifts initiative, as well as a full complement of institutional support and events. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, as well as with the Board of Directors, to expand and diversify the organization’s channels of support leading into the 2015-2016 Tenth Anniversary Season. Identification and cultivation of new prospective donors in all areas is key to the success of this position. The Director of Development will ensure that the Executive Director is strategically engaged in the development process, with an emphasis on in-person visits. Additionally, the Director of Development will develop his/her own prospect pool.


  • Passion for dance and/or the performing arts
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-directed with outstanding organizational and planning skills with ability to multitask effectively.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal colleagues, external partners, donors, and the community.
  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising with demonstrated success in directing development strategies and securing support from major donors
  • Demonstrated ability to create multi-year development plans, set objectives, and achieve goals.
  • Strong financial management skills including budgeting and projecting contributed revenue
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, Mail Merge, and Patron Manager or other CRM

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit the following materials via email: cover letter, resume, references, and two (2) writing samples demonstrating grant and/or appeal writing.

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Teacher Trainer

Organization: Barre Body® 
Job Location: Washington, DC

Barre Body® (BB) is seeking qualified candidates for part-time Barre Body® Teacher Trainers. BB is a workout created by dancers for everyone! In a ballet-inspired fitness class choreographed to a mix of upbeat music, students use a variety of props to promote the development of long, lean muscles like those associated with a dancer’s body – giving them that “barre body” look. BB is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and certifies teachers and offers classes in studios and gyms across the country.

Teacher Trainers will work independently to conduct BB certification and continuing education courses at various U.S. locations. Teacher Trainers will lead instructors through course work on how to teach BB classes. Teacher Trainers should be based in the Washington, DC Metro Area and be able to travel independently. One must be available to work weekends and participate in job training July 11-12, 2015 in Alexandria, VA.

To visit the full job description, click here. To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, recent photo, and video here.

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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Chara Christian Dance Academy

Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Chara Christian Dance Academy, a 10 year old school with 550 students, is seeking a Ballet Master or Mistress for the 2015-16 dance season. The position will entail approximately 10 hours of week teaching Graded Technique and Pre-Professional Classes and approximately 10 hours per week of choreography and rehearsals for Ballet du Coeur, the semi-professional ballet company. Ballet du Coeur produces a full length Christmas ballet and a mixed repertory concert in the spring. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested parties please send letter of introduction, resume, and any supporting materials here.

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Director of Production

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

The Production Director supervises all aspects of Cincinnati Ballet’s and the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet production and technical operations.  This includes creation of the production budget and maintaining the department’s operations within it, generation of the production calendar and schedules within union guidelines, and coordination of performance activities with artistic, technical, and venue staff.

For more information about this position please click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

As a senior executive, the Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership and supervision in overseeing the organizational advancement efforts, including external affairs, government advocacy, and day to day operations of communications, marketing, sales and ticketing, media relations, and development.  The ED with support from the AD/CEO and COO will be responsible and accountable for developing, implementing and managing Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) strategic plan.  The ED works alongside the AD/CEO and COO to support the company’s drive for excellence in artistic and operational standards.

For more information about this position please click here

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Marketing Director

Organization: Columbia City Ballet
Job Location: Columbia, SC

Columbia City Ballet is seeking a Marketing Director to join our team! This exciting position includes designing all materials representing the company. The Marketing Director has responsibility for advertising production, news releases, photographs, posters, radio and television scripts, brochures, and "dancebills", as well as oversight and design of our website. Currently in its 54th Season, Columbia City Ballet is the largest performing arts organization in South Carolina. Prior marketing and graphic design experience is required. Candidates must have an out-going personality and the ability to work independently in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

Submit your resume, including salary requirements to Columbia City Ballet via email.

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Ballet Teacher

Organization: Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Job Location: East Lyme, CT

Eastern Connecticut Ballet (ECB) is seeking to fill two part-time teaching positions in the fall of 2015.  A single qualified candidate looking for full-time work may also be considered for both positions.

ECB is first seeking a teacher for children ages 7-9 (Levels 1 & 2 of ECB’s pre-professional division). This teacher will also rehearse young dancers for The Nutcracker and teach adult classes, totaling approximately 15-20 hours per week. Candidates must be experienced, appreciate the value of strong beginning technique, and enjoy working with children.

ECB is seeking a second teacher who is qualified to work with grades 3-5 in a public performing arts elementary school. Responsibilities include daily classes in a variety of styles, while also working with classroom teachers to integrate arts into the curriculum.

Please send resume here or call 860.739.7899.

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Director of Development

Organization: Creative Partners
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Creative Partners (CP) is a formal partnership of Blair Thomas & Company, eighth blackbird Performing Arts Association, and Lucky Plush Productions. The partnership is currently searching for a full-time Director of Development to work with the three companies to build long-term organizational and financial sustainability through increasing contributed income. The Director of Development will provide strategic oversight for the creation, validation and implementation of each organization’s development plans, will research and cultivate individual prospects, and will facilitate partnership activities. S/he will supervise the other CP development staff, currently a Development Manager and a Development Assistant, whose primary duties include grant writing, maintenance of databases, handling day-to-day administrative duties, and providing support to the Director of Development and the three organizations in fulfilling goals and objectives of all development work plans. 

Please send a letter of interest with salary requirements and resume here.

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Research Associate

Organization: Cultural Data Project
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a national organization dedicated to empowering the nonprofit arts and cultural sector with high-quality data and resources in order to strengthen its vitality, performance, and public impact.

The Research Associate will conduct research on nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their communities, prepare data, conduct analyses, and serve as expert advisor to those wishing to leverage CDP’s comprehensive data. The Research Associate will aid in the development of new types of analysis and help the Department add to its expertise in data visualization, mapping, data mining, etc. This person will work with CDP staff as well as external researchers and clients (some of whom may be funders) to increase and enhance the use of CDP data to inform decision making and serve as a tool for research, advocacy, and policy making.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter here with “Research Associate” in the subject line.

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Administrative Assistant

Organization: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer/AMP seek a Full-Time Permanent Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Promotion Department in the company's New York office. G. Schirmer/AMP, part of the Music Sales Group international music publishing network, is the oldest continuously active North American music publisher. In addition to publishing celebrated composers of the past, G. Schirmer represents works by many of the most important creators from the 20th and 21st centuries and continues to be a driving force in the dissemination of serious music composition - creating a vehicle for gifted composers to communicate their art and enabling American music to be heard across the globe.

Competitive salary, comprehensive health care program, and 401(K) offered. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history here. Kindly include “Administrative Assistant Position” in the e-mail subject field. No phone calls.

Music Sales Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, gender, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Director of Promotion

Organization: G.Schirmer, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer/AMP seek a Full-Time Director of Promotion. This is a senior level position, responsible for overseeing promotion of the G. Schirmer/AMP roster of composers. G. Schirmer/AMP, part of the Music Sales Group international music publishing network, is the oldest continuously active North American music publisher. In addition to publishing celebrated composers of the past, G. Schirmer represents works by many of the most important creators from the 20th and 21st centuries and continues to be a driving force in the dissemination of serious music composition - creating a vehicle for gifted composers to communicate their art and enabling American music to be heard across the globe.

Competitive salary, comprehensive health care program, and 401(K) offered. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history here. Kindly include “Director of Promotion” in the e-mail subject field. No phone calls please.

Music Sales Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, gender, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Senior Program Officer

Organization: The George Gund Foundation
Job Location: Cleveland, OH

The George Gund Foundation has launched a search for a senior program officer responsible for arts grant-making. Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners are managing the search.  Those interested in the position should contact them via email.  Information about the position is available here.

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Costume Shop Manager

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

Grand Rapids Ballet (GRB) is seeking a full-time Costume Shop Manager. GRB produces new works by both emerging choreographers as well as established international artists. The Costume Shop Manager is responsible managing all day to day shop activities including personnel, supplies, inventory, and equipment and will establish and maintain budgets.

The Costume Shop Manager will collaborate with designers and choreographers on costume design and manage costume builds, patterning, cutting and construction of costumes. Fit purchased garments, patterned costumes, and alter patterns as necessary. Determine materials list, garment construction procedures, and labor hours. Manage costume inventory, and costume repairs. Facilitate costume needs for touring. Manage dance shoe budget, inventory, distribution and stock. Hire and supervise additional freelance Costume Shop Staff as needed to complete all wardrobe-related tasks.

Extensive knowledge of costume history, construction techniques, and fabric is required. Knowledge of ballet history and traditions a plus, and 3-5 years experience managing a costume shop preferred. Additionally the following requirements are desired:

  • Budgetary experience necessary
  • Strong verbal, quantitative, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with artists, choreographers and designers and balancing the shop’s ability to complete the work on schedule
  • Strong personnel management skills required
  • Flexible, focused and well-organized team player
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
  • Must be computer literate
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required
  • Must be able to climb stairs and step ladders
  • Must have the ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to common laundry chemicals
  • Must be able to twist, turn, bend, and reach and work overhead
  • Must be able to push and pull heavy objects

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Patricia Barker, Grand Rapids Ballet's artistic director. Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits (paid vacation, sick days, health insurance)

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Company/Business Manager

Organization: Island Moving Co.
Job Location: Newport, RI

Island Moving Co., Newport, Rhode Island's resident contemporary ballet company, seeks a Company/Business Manager to work with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to manage its professional performing company of ten dancers. The Company/Business Manager is responsible for financial reporting, fiscal records, and bookkeeping. The Company/Business Manager handles all schedules and contracts, supervises office management, and all office technology, including website, database, and hardware. Facility with digital media and Microsoft Office preferred. Strong candidates will have experience in non-profit or business administration, and a willingness to work within the Island Moving Co.’s highly collaborative culture. Expertise in performing arts production a plus.

Position will average 40 hours a week depending on production demands. No benefits. Send resumes via email. Interviews will begin in January 2015.

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Dance Instructors

Organization: The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Job Location: Fairfax, VA

Application Deadline: June 6, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) is currently seeking instructors for all styles of dance for its Summer Camp, Intensive, and evening classes. Dance Instructors are responsible for planning class content and curriculum and choreographing pieces for the end-of-program performances. Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. The JCCNV is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and the Virginia Dance Coalition. 

Ideal candidates will be professional, energetic, and have experience teaching children ages 5-15. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a part-time position. Salary is dependent on experience. To apply, please send your resume along with 2 professional references, indicate the type(s) of dance in which you specialize or are able to teach, your experience and training in dance, and your availability to addressed to Barri DeFrancisci here.  No phone calls please.

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Staff Accountant

Organization: Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Major Accountabilities: Responsible for treasury management, month-end close, postings to general ledger, inputting monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliation, bank reconciliations, miscellaneous financial reports as requested, and providing back-up for other functions within the Finance Department.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Experience: Minimum of 2 years as a Staff or Treasury Accountant, preferably with a nonprofit organization.  Experience with gathering and evaluating financial information and making accountable recommendations to senior leadership. Experience in inputting and processing journal entries in a computerized accounting system, as well as a solid understanding of general accounting and fund accounting concepts. Ability to analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts and bank statements. Excellent computer and superb Microsoft Excel skills required.  Must be professional, analytical, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Blackbaud Financial Edge and treasury experience preferred

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, additional hours as required.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history here.

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Assistant Studio Manager

Organization: Joy of Motion Dance Center
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Assistant Studio Manager will provide support and assistance to the studio manager in customer relations, administrative duties, sales and general studio operations. This is a “manager-in-training” position, with training and supervision in all aspects of studio management. Assistants provide support by organizing, planning, and executing all studio functions, including but not limited to, the Youth Spring Concert, concerts in The Jack Guidone Theater, Open Houses and Fundraisers. Individual should have a desire to work for a nonprofit arts organization and enjoy a fun, stimulating environment. Individual must have a flexible schedule and be available to work days, evenings and weekends as necessary. College degree or equivalent is preferred. Some dance experience and knowledge of different genres of dance is required.

Click here for full job description.

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Director of Development

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

The Director of Development is a full-time employee and a member of the senior staff of The Joyce Theater Foundation.  The position reports to the Executive Director and bears primary responsibility for the organization’s fund raising efforts from all sources.  The Director of Development manages a permanent staff of five, as well as temporary interns and development consultants as needed.  The position oversees the annual campaign, the endowment campaign, and special fund raising drives such as capital projects, collaborations with colleague institutions, and proposals related to the planning process for the new theater. Philanthropic sources of support for all these efforts include foundations, corporate sponsors, government agencies at the national, state, and local levels, regional arts councils, individual donors of major gifts, Joyce Champions, and donors to the annual Gala.  The position works closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance, and the Joyce Board of Directors to create, implement, and manage development strategies to achieve the organization’s fund raising goals. 

To view the full job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Dance Programming Manager

Organization: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Dance Programming Manager serves as manager of the Dance Programming department and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.  They work within the department team to manage logistical planning and  communication to ensure the success of the Kennedy Center ballet and dance seasons.  They also manage the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. 

For detailed job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Hip Hop Instructor

Organization: Kinetic Arts Dance Studio
Job Location: Evergreen, CO

Kinetic Arts Dance Studio (KADS) is looking for a qualified individual to teach beginner through advanced levels of hip hop beginning in June 2015.  During the academic year, this part-time position would include 4-5 hours per week, with extra time available for winter and spring showcase rehearsals, private lessons, substitute teaching opportunities and summer workshops. Classes are held during after-school and evening hours. Pay is competitive and negotiable depending on experience. There is potential room for growth for individuals who have experience in other styles of dance.

KADS is seeking a candidate with strong technical training and knowledge, and a willingness to work with students of a variety of ages and ability levels. Our students are passionate and hard-working, and KADS is looking for someone to inspire and bring out the very best out in them.  Please send resume here. Please include a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position, as well as salary requirements.

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Manager of Evening Programs

Organization:  Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC
Job Location:  Washington, DC

Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC seeks a part-time Manager of Evening Programs to manage its growing programs for local students ages 2-18. This position works closely with the Artistic Director to establish schedules, contracts, marketing, and curriculum for the Evening Programs. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, have a passion for arts education, the ability to resolve conflict, event management experience, and a working knowledge of classical ballet. Experience with databases, online marketing, and PR is a plus.

Requirements include sensitivity to and passion for Kirov Academy’s mission, Bachelor's Degree, and ability to pass a background check prior to employment. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume here with the subject line "Manager of Evening Programs".

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Executive Artistic Director

Organization: LEVYdance
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

LEVYdance seeks an Executive Artistic Director to lead the organization into its second decade of artistic excellence, community engagement, and service to the field of dance. The ideal candidate will have strong executive management skills, including fundraising and producing, and a proven track record of artistic leadership. He or she will have a demonstrated ability to vision, articulate, and execute programs in multi-disciplinary dance creation of new work, lab based residency programs for pure research and development, professional dance training, and recreational/community based activities. This candidate will succeed founder Benjamin Levy as the artistic and executive head of the organization, and as such will report to the Board of Directors.

For a full job description, please click here. E-mail cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements here.

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Marketing Associate

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks a marketing professional to formalize activities by leading and building marketing capacity for our growing organization. The position is an excellent growth opportunity for an emerging and skilled career professional to plan, prioritize, and build marketing capacity for the organization over the longer term. The Marketing Associate will report to the Executive & Artistic Director. 

This is full-time and permanent: Position Available Immediately. Annual compensation is $28,000. 

Full job description available here. Please email your materials here.

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

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

Click here to see full job description and how to apply. No phone calls. Please email cover letter and specified materials addressed to: 

Mark DeGarmo Dance
107 Suffolk Street, Studio 310
New York, NY 10002

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Assistant Company Manager

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

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) seeks an ideal candidate that has a good understanding of and experience with a professional touring dance company or other performing arts organization. S/he will demonstrate excellent follow through and have a strong sense of responsibility.  Relevant experience will include presenter relations, tour management, theatrical production, and foreign work permit/visa applications. For full job description, please click here

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Grants Writer

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Grants Writer (GW) to join its Development Department. This position requires excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment. A background in ballet or the arts is preferred.  The GW will work closely with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager, Director of Development, and other Development staff to produce grant and corporate proposals/applications, reports to funders, and prospect research. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English preferred and two years of grants experience in the nonprofit sector preferred. S/He must work well under pressure,  be familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and prospect research tools. Knowledge of AP style is a plus.

This is a full-time position and requires the ability to work occasional special events, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples here.

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Housing Supervisor

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is looking for a dynamic professional to take on the role of Housing Supervisor at the Miami City Ballet School.  Reporting directly to the School Director and School Programs and International Relations Manager, this is a full-time position residing at the MCB School dormitories. In addition to salary and full benefits, Miami City Ballet School will provide a one-bedroom furnished apartment for the Housing Supervisor.  The start date for this position is June 1, 2015.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Stella Braudy, School Programs and International Relations Manager, here. No agencies or phone calls, please.  Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

The Public Relations Manager for Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School will protect and promote our brand, create phenomenal publicity for our performances and events, and ensure proactive communications with all media including English, Spanish and Portuguese language television, print, radio and web.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A driven, creative individual with a superb track record in national and regional media.
  • A gifted writer with a flair for compelling stories that command attention.
  • A big-picture thinker that lavishes attention on the smallest details.
  • A deft negotiator with major writers, editors and producers during the pitch, engagement and fact-checking process.
  • A savvy media strategist that understands non-profit and philanthropic enterprises, and can work seamlessly with volunteers, board members and strategic partners.
  • A passionate, curious individual with knowledge of Ballet and the arts.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the day-to-day media contact for the Company and School.
  • Contribute to message planning and editorial calendar management with Marketing Department.
  • Create and pitch ideas for articles, photo-ops and segments around Company and School events.
  • Create and traffic media alerts for all Company and School performances and functions.
  • Book, host and mediate press engagements at Company and School performances and functions.
  • Track media response and maintain up-to-date calendar listings, press kits, media lists and clippings and collateral libraries.
  • Coach and train senior staff, dancers and other personnel for media appearances and interviews.
  • Contribute to content and design of internal publications, program books and other collateral.

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.

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Executive Director

Organization: Milwaukee Ballet
Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Ballet (MB) seeks an Executive Director (ED).  The next ED will join a highly proficient team working in one of Milwaukee’s most important arts organizations. Successful candidates will possess highly strategic skills in collaborative organizational leadership. A full position profile may be found here. Interested applicants should submit resumé, cover letter and salary requirements to the consulting firm retained to this search via email:

Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc.
Milwaukee Ballet Executive Director Search
Attn: David Mallette

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Managing Director 

Organization: Minnesota Ballet
Job Location: Duluth, MN
Application Deadline: May 24, 2015

The Managing Director serves as the business administrator of the Minnesota Ballet (MB) organization.  S/He works closely in conjunction with the Artistic Director in fulfilling the MB’s mission and reports to the Board of Directors. Primary duties include the planning, organizing, supervising, coordinating, and promoting of activities that will achieve the MB’s mission.


  • AA or 4 year degree in Business, Management, arts or similar degree.
  • Participation in the Arts via personal, volunteer or related experience desirable. 
  • Budget creation and oversight experience
  • Grant writing / oversight 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs and QuickBooks
  • Experience in financial bookkeeping and/or accounting
  • At least 2 years of management experience
For the full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.

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Executive Assistant

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the Artistic Director & CEO, managing the daily schedule for and access to the Artistic Director & CEO and providing administrative support for his correspondence with both internal and external audiences.  This position also provides administrative support to the Executive Director, serving as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors with all communications and scheduling, as well as committee work.  For more information, please click here.

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Development Manager

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

Under the direction of our Senior Director of Philanthropy, the Development Manager will work to increase individual donor support of Orlando Ballet (OB) by managing the company’s donor database, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events. OB is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a commitment to supporting OB in its mission to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Senior Director of Philanthropy

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

Reporting to the Executive Director, Senior Director of Philanthropy (SDP) serves as a key leadership team member and is responsible for all philanthropic initiatives at Orlando Ballet. In addition to leading an exciting campaign to establish a permanent home for the Ballet in Loch Haven Park, the SDP will oversee the Development department and be responsible for all ongoing fundraising efforts.The SDP fosters a culture of philanthropy and is responsible for building, maintaining, and expanding the relationship between all Ballet constituent groups and the school. 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and a sample one-page fundraising letter by email to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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School Manager

Organization: Orlando Ballet School
Job Location: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Ballet School (OBS) is seeking a School Manager. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills to manage, develop, promote, and expand a professional track ballet school incorporating 3 school locations and a $2.5 million annual budget. Skills required are extensive knowledge of dance training, financial management, marketing, computer skills, and general management. This individual must coordinate, motivate, and oversee individuals at all school locations. Additionally, he/she must work with volunteers and parents toward achieving school objectives. Strong communication and organizational skills are required. A background in customer service is necessary with the ability to solve problems. Multilingual skills are appreciated, but not required. A business or related degree and/or business management experience is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Live-In Residence Director

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Live-In Residence Director (LRD) is responsible for the management and daily operations of Byham House, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s student residence (up to 21 residents, ages 14-18), and mentor students in their transition from traditional family living to dormitory living. The LRD is supported by a Live-In Residence Advisor and Day-Time Supervisor. 

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including customer service experience, the ability to mediate disputes, and the ability to be organized amid a fast-paced work environment. Some course work in psychology or student affairs is preferred. Salary, dependent on experience, will include free housing and meals. Benefits package is included.

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

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Master Electrician

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA

Richmond Ballet (RB) seeks a Master Electrician to begin July 1st. The Master Electrician is responsible for the implementation of all lighting designs in association with RB Productions. Duties include, but are not limited to, the hang and focus of all lighting plots, maintaining paperwork in accordance with the needs of each show, and keeping all RB lighting gear in proper working order, either by fixing it or sending it out for repair. 

Candidates should be self motivated individuals able to work in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient in Vectorworks, Lightwright, and MS Office; knowledge of Autocad is a plus. S/He must be able to lead Union and Non-union labor crews. This position requires working nights, weekends, some holidays, and working long hours on your feet.  Some touring required. S/He must be comfortable working at heights on ladders, in personal lifts, and be able to lift 50lbs.  Valid driver’s license with ability to drive 24’ box trucks is necessary. Master Electrician reports to the Technical Director under the supervision of the Production Director. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements here.

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Stage Manager/Production Assistant

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Richmond Ballet is seeking a well-organized individual who has a variety of skill sets. Candidates should have a strong background in Stage Managing (ability to read music is preferred). Candidates should also have knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel as he/she will be assisting the production stage manager with clerical responsibilities such as: maintaining paperwork for various shows, making call books, etc.  A general understanding of all aspects of a theatre is required. 

An ideal candidate must be able to work well in groups, be good with time management, possess leadership skills, and understand the need to work in other capacities based on skill sets. Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.  This is a salaried, seasonal position with benefits. Pay varies with experience. Bachelor Degree with 2 years experience or equivalent is preferred. Start date is August 17, 2015. Please submit your resume with cover letter.

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Artistic Director

Organization: Rochester City Ballet
Job Location: Rochester, NY

Rochester City Ballet seeks a full time Artistic Director (AD) beginning with the 2015-16 season and renewable. The company of 14 dancers plus apprentices operates on a 30- week schedule. It performs The Nutcracker with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater, collaborates with the RPO on other productions including a recent production of Balanchine’s Serenade and holds its own season at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Noted for contemporary ballet, Rochester City Ballet (RCB) has performed at Jacob’s Pillow and in New York City. The AD is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing RCB's artistic vision, and fostering partnerships in the community. Facilities include five well-appointed rehearsal studios. The most competitive candidate for our AD position will be an emerging or established choreographer who has an interest in fundraising.

For a full job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement

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

The Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement (ADAE) will oversee the development and execution of engaging and accessible education programs designed to serve audience members (as well as SF Ballet staff and School students) with the ultimate goal of improving audience members’ knowledge of ballet. This candidate will craft a pedagogically sound framework for adult education and define innovative strategies for engagement and learning. S/He will base their work on current research and best practices in the fields of dance education, educational psychology, and curriculum design. The ADAE will serve as an advocate for dance literacy within the institution and in the wider regional and national dance communities. S/He will participate in crafting educational content for website, publications and other channels, and in planning and implementing digital and event-based education/engagement strategies. 

An MA/MFA in dance, dance education, or equivalent professional job experience is required for this position. The ADAE should also have a minimum five years of experience in the field of dance education.  For more details, please click here.

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Marketing Director

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Smuin Ballet is seeking a full-time Marketing Director.

Established in 1994, Smuin Ballet is one of Northern California’s leading dance companies performing over 60 shows during our regular season in venues throughout the Bay Area. Led by a 15-person Board of Trustees, with a staff of 10 and 16 dancers, Smuin Ballet’s future plans include expanding programming and a new facility.

The Marketing Director provides planning and leadership for the development of Smuin Ballet’s communication strategy ensuring that the appropriate systems and competencies are developed in order to meet and exceed the sales goals and promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand reputation.

The Marketing Director is an ambassador for the organization and will develop ongoing liaison with key opinion leaders, and media to ensure that significant ideas in the cultural landscape are identified and incorporated into the communications strategy.

With the goal to advance the organization's position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization this position is responsible for the companies varied and integrated communications products and services including: website, print and digital advertising and public relations.

Submit your cover letter, resume, including salary requirements here.

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President & Chief Executive Officer

Organization: theatreWashington
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

theatreWashington, a nonprofit working to create and invigorate audiences for the Greater Washington region and strengthen its dynamic professional theatrical workforce, is seeking a visionary President & CEO to lead and manage the organization. Working in concert with the Board of Directors, the CEO provides leadership for strategy, fundraising, financial oversight, program direction, and management and works in collaboration with theatre community leaders to implement valuable initiatives such as the Helen Hayes Awards, upcoming casting database, resource filled website and promotional campaigns and more. Resumes should be emailed here.

A more extensive job description may be found here.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: University of South Carolina
Job Location: Columbia, SC

The Dance Program within the Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a non-tenure track, nine-month appointment, Instructor of Dance to begin in August 2015. Responsibilities of the position include teaching ballet technique, pointe, restaging and/or choreographing original works for dance program productions, and attending program and department faculty meetings. Additional responsibilities may include teaching one or more of the following: improvisation, choreography, dance pedagogy, somatic practices, and/or supervising student creative/research projects. The teaching load will equal nine credit hours per semester, and the salary is $42,000.

Candidates should have a national/international profile, extensive experience as a performing artist, extensive training and experience in the area of ballet, substantial background in staging repertory, and/or an MFA in dance. Prior teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

Application review will begin on April 27, 2015 and continue until filled.  To apply please send a letter of application, philosophy of teaching that does not exceed two pages, and curriculum vitae that include the addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three current references. Materials should be sent to: 

Attn: Dr. Stephanie Milling, Head of Dance Education,
University of South Carolina Dance Program
324 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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Education Program Manager

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

Under minimal supervision, the Education Program Manager (EPM) will plan and implement in-school dance education program in designated public elementary schools and community settings. The EPM teaches dance and ballet techniques to second and third grade students through arts experience and arts integration models. S/He will manage and coordinate teaching and training activities with school personnel for the maximum success of program operations. The EPM is responsible for researching industry models, practices, and theories to keep current with national and local dance education standards. S/He will choreograph and direct dance performances at culminating events which demonstrates students’ techniques, progress, and abilities. Familiarity working in Ward 8 is a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form here.

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*postings updated as of May 21, 2015.