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Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alberta Ballet is seeking to hire a Technical Director.
The Technical Director will be responsible for supervising all aspects of the production while in the theatre and on tour, and will assist the Director of Production with the day to day management of the Department. For a full job description visit the Ballet's website.
Interested? Submit cover letter and resume to Harry Paterson
Organization: American Contemporary Ballet
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
American Contemporary Ballet (ACB) is hiring a ballet teacher to teach a 30-45 minute classical barre three days a week and full class two days a week to company dancers Monday-Friday at 11:00 am in Los Angeles. The position begins on Monday April 29 and will conclude with the company's summer season on August 17th, although further engagement is possible.
We are seeking an individual who is able to understand and assimilate the technical and aesthetic needs of the company, and to help the dancers achieve them through class exercises and combinations. There is potential for growth into rehearsal director/ballet master positions for the right individual.
Please send a cover letter which describes your goals and teaching philosophy along with a resume and teaching video. Strong professional credentials are required.
ACB's Artistic Director will be available for interviews in Los Angeles, and will be conducting interviews in New York City from April 17-19.
your materials with "Dance Teacher Application" in the subject line.
Organization: American Dance Festival
Job Location: Durham, NC
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 or until filled
The American Dance Festival (ADF) seeks to hire a Development Associate. Responsibilities include supporting the Director of Development; drafting grant proposals for corporate, foundational, and government support; maintaining all development-related files and donor database; managing calendars of grant progress, due dates and reports. For a more detailed job description, click here.
A Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of the Triangle community and prior non-profit development experience is preferred.
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:
American Dance Festival
Durham, NC 27708-0770, by email or by fax: 919.684.5459. Please no phone or email inquiries.
Organization: Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Job Location: Washington, DC
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) seeks an accurate, detail-oriented, and flexible Membership Associate to join the Association's membership team. The Membership Associate is responsible for providing a critical level of support to member recruitment, retention, and service efforts of the organization. The Associate works directly with the Membership Director with the plans and processes for meeting annual earned revenue goals. The position requires communicating directly with members, member prospects, preparing and maintaining administrative and financial records, documents, and files; maintenance of membership database (CRM), records, and prospect data. The Associate supports the Director and membership team in maintaining relationships and administering contracts with vendors and consultants, including processing of invoices, payments, fulfillment of other contractual obligations, and general administrative support.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with direct membership marketing and sales experience, and the skills and ideas to support the marketing and retention plans. Also, the ideal candidate has a college degree, at least two year's experience in membership services, customer services, CRM database maintenance, marketing, and communications. Other requirements include a solid, measurable experience with Microsoft office software; excellent verbal written and electronic communications skills; the ability to analyze data and develop comprehensive reports; a willingness to work collaboratively across multiple departments. Experience working in the arts or in a nonprofit organization highly desired.
Arts Presenters offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should email
their cover letter outlining qualifications, resume, references, and salary requirements for confidential consideration. Please include "Membership Associate" in the subject line.
No phone calls please.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Organization: Boston Ballet
Job Location: Boston, MA
Under Mikko Nissinen’s artistic direction, Boston Ballet seeks to hire a Director of Marketing and Communications. The Ballet is made up of 59 dancers and performs a diverse and internationally acclaimed repertoire. Boston Ballet School provides education programs that take place throughout New England, nationally renowned community outreach programs, and pre-professional training of the highest caliber.
The Marketing Department is responsible for an earned revenue target of approximately $10-$12 million and administers an annual expense budget of $4.2 million (including personnel). Department activities include the development and execution of marketing plans, subscription and single ticket sales campaigns, research, branding, advertising, group sales, development of new audiences, box office, e-commerce, maintenance of the website, promotions, telemarketing, and Development and School promotional materials.
The Director of Marketing and Communications is a key member of the senior management team and undertakes the overall planning and implementation of Boston Ballet’s long-term and short-term marketing strategies, including subscriber acquisition and retention.
Interested applicants should contact Wendy Schiffman Wilsker
, search director, at Lois L. Lindauer Searches.
Adjunct Faculty-Dance Instructor
Organization: Casper College
Job Location: Casper, WY
Application Deadline: June 12, 2013
Casper College is seeking an adjunct dance instructor.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
- Teach freshman and sophomore level course/courses in ballet and modern dance with possible assignments in jazz, tap, musical theatre, and/or composition
- Prepare syllabi and schedules for each course and develop lesson plans
- Procure appropriate materials needed for course instruction
- Reporting duties including student grade data
- Utilize active learning strategies to assist the learner in meeting the course objectives
- Participate in all required meetings and events as requested by the department or administration
- Master of Fine Arts Degree or equivalent professional experience
- Demonstrated teaching competence
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
To receive full consideration, please submit the following:
- Completed Casper College online application, including three references with contact information
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- Current resume/curriculum vita, to include teaching experience and distinguish whether it was part-time or full-time (including number of credit hours taught).
- Copies of transcripts, graduate and undergraduate (official transcripts required upon hire)
Director of Communications
Organization: Chorus America
Job Location: Washington, DC
Chorus America seeks a Director of Communications.
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Chorus America provides a competitive benefits package to full-time employees.
For a list of responsibilities and qualifications, click here
- Please email cover letter, resume, and salary history to: email@example.com
- Receipt of your materials will be confirmed via email
The position is open until filled.
Chorus America is an EOE.
Organization: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland at College Park
Job Location: College Park, MD
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center seeks to hire an Executive Director to lead one of the nation’s finest campus-based presenters (budget of about $7 million) known for focus upon learning, innovation in the arts, community engagement, diversity, and collaboration among academic units and the Center. The Center boosts a wonderful facility with 6 theatres, two resident Schools (of Music and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies), a fine Performing Arts Library, and much more.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years senior leadership experience, preferably within performing arts organizations of comparable size and scope; aptitude for fundraising; work with varying constituencies, with preference for those with prior successful collaborations with faculty and students; and outstanding communication skills. Click here
for the full job profile with application procedure and links to multiple constituencies for this Center. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Organization: Company C Contemporary Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Company C Contemporary Ballet has an immediate opening for an experienced Production Manager for its 2013 season. Responsibilities encompass supervising, planning, coordinating, budgetary responsibilities, and implementation of the design and technical aspects of company’s productions.
Areas of specific responsibility include:
- Executing all technical communication and coordinating with venues
- Planning, coordinating, and controlling of the production process and production schedule
- Developing the master tech schedule and ensures that deadlines are met
- Working out the human and material resources needed
- Creating the budget creation and estimating costs
- Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programs
- And more!
The successful candidate must have:
- A minimum of 5 years experience in production and/or performing arts facility
- Direct experience with IATSE stage labor and contracts
- Experience with budgeting
- Exemplary time management/organizational skills
- Good problem solving abilities
- Valid Driver’s license and good driving record
- Ability to lift up to 70 pounds
- Experience with Ballet and touring activities preferred
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please email resume and cover letter to Charles Anderso
n, artistic director. Include position title and your name in the subject line.
Interdiscliplinary Arts Faculty, Part Time
Organization: Goddard College
Location: Plainfield, VT
Application deadline: June 10, 2013
Goddard College’s MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts envisions the arts as transformational practice and artists as agents of personal and public action. We encourage artists to ask complex questions and to cultivate practices that celebrate imaginative and intellectual discovery. They are seeking faculty advisors committed to interdisciplinary investigation, engaged dialogue, and innovative approaches to the education of practicing artists.
The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member in the MFAIA program including attending a ten-day residency in Plainfield, VT and mentoring students through written exchanges over the course of the 15-week semester.
Desired Qualifications: Professional experience in dance, movement, choreography or interactive, electronic and digital media; college level teaching experience; wide knowledge of contemporary art practices and theory; and strong interest in the philosophy and practice of student-centered, progressive education. Ability to work with a wide range of backgrounds and media, and a willingness to support the development of students with diverse art philosophies, values, and learning styles is essential. Terminal degree, or exceptional evidence of equivalent experience, required. Additional background in theater, music or interdisciplinary performance will be a plus.
Goddard College is an EOE.
Production ManagerExecutive Director
Organization: Milwaukee Ballet
Job location: Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Ballet, is seeking a Production Manager to join its senior management team.
The Ballet is looking for an energetic, collaborative, and detail orientated manager with excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational ability. Candidates must have 5 years production, technical, and budget management experience along with a Bachelor’s degree. Experience working with a dance company and a union setting is a definite plus. Milwaukee Ballet is an AGMA company and maintains its own AFM orchestra. Most company performances are staged in partnership with IATSE within two local performing arts venues.
The Production Manager will oversee the company, stage management, and technical teams while managing its studio facilities. This unique role works closely with the Artistic and Executive Directors to guide all current and future production planning. The Production Manager will also build relationships, both internally and externally, to ensure that Milwaukee Ballet’s production needs, including school, academy, and training company programs and their related activities, are successfully implemented.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Dennis Buehler, Executive Director
504 West National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204
To submit your materials by email, please do so here.
Organization: National Ballet of Canada
Job Location: Toronto, ON
The National Ballet of Canada seeks an Executive Director.
- Understanding of and passion for the business of performing arts
- Understanding of the nature of leadership in a collaborative culture
- Ability to work alongside the Artistic Director (Karen Kain), and support the Company’s drive for excellence, development of new repertoire, and international touring
- Ability to lead the Marketing and Communications, Development, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, and Production teams in achieving the goals of the strategic plan
- Experienced in working effectively with a Board, building relationships with key supporters and stakeholders, and leading operations teams in achieving strategic goals
- Strategic, disciplined, financially astute, a talented public speaker and negotiator, and a trusted coach and team leader
- Proven general management and change management skills
To apply, visit Caldwell Partners and indicate your interest in Project 121117.
Organization: Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Las Vegas, NV
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013
The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre seeks an Academy Director to manage the Academy toward its primary goals/objectives as determined by the Executive Director and Artistic Director.
- Develop/Update Program Curriculum and Syllabi
- Hire, terminate and effectively supervise and delegate duties to Academy faculty and staff
- Manage/Coordinate teachers
- Teach approximately 7 to 10 hours a week
- Conduct annual student and teacher reviews
- Manage budget and achieve enrollment and other goals
- Comprehensive understanding of the management needs of a ballet academy of significant scale
- Deep knowledge of ballet pedagogy across the age/ability spectrum
- Collaboratively work with a team of highly skilled professionals
- Strong knowledge of the ballet world and professional ballet companies
- Deep commitment to children and to their education in dance
- Strong interpersonal skills, including representing the organization in multiple social and business contexts, meeting with parents, etc.
- Ability to create an environment of both discipline and encouragement for students, faculty, staff and parents
To apply, please email resume here.
No phone calls please.
There is no relocation package.
Organization: Performing Arts Alliance
Job Location: Washington, DC
The Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) is seeking to hire a General Manager who would be responsible for coordinating program activity, including advocacy, direct and grassroots lobbying, membership recruitment and communications. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Organization: The Pricing Institute
Job Location: Flexible. The Pricing Institute’s U.S. headquarters is near Boston, but we are looking for a West Coast-based candidate or someone that is willing to relocate (relocation not provided; Denver or west will do). Extensive domestic travel is required, so while the Consultant’s home base is flexible within the general West Coast requirement, being based near an airport hub is highly beneficial.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2013 @ 5pm EDT
The Pricing Institute seeks to hire a full-time Consultant whose primary responsibilities will be providing Revenue Management Application (RMA) support and training, consulting, and company support. Required skills include: experience with Tessitura (specifically, the ticketing functionality); industry experience in marketing and/or box office; a high level of numeracy; an exacting, data-driven way of thinking, with the ability to interpret and communicate trends within data; a professional, personable and diplomatic manner; strong communication and organizational skills; strength in working collaboratively as well as independently; comfort requesting help; enthusiastic, energetic, with a ‘can do’ attitude; a commitment to excellence and high standards of customer service; impeccable attention to detail; a high degree of flexibility; and willingness and availability to travel.
Some initial training will take place in the U.K.
For a complete job description and more information about The Pricing Institute, visit the organization's website linked above.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Jen Thomas. Salary and benefits are commensurate with skill set and experience. The position start date is June 2013, although flexibility is possible for the ideal candidate.
Senior Pointe Teacher
Organization: School of Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Application Deadline: March 31, 2013
The School of Alberta Ballet seeks to hire a full-time professional to teach ballet and pointe. Must have a strong, classical foundation and be able to teach students in a variety of senior and graduate levels, preparing students for professional careers in ballet companies around the world.
The successful candidate will thrive within a close group of experienced, hard-working, and caring staff of teachers and administrators and will compliment the supportive atmosphere at the School of Alberta Ballet.
- Experience teaching both male and female students
- Experience teaching a wide range of levels from elementary to professional
- Be a former Professional Dancer
- Experience as a Professional Teacher
- Familiar with Cecchetti or Vagonava methods
- Willing to participate in Teacher Development Program through Nancy Kilgour
- Knowledge of repertoire from the classical ballets, as well as an ability to prepare choreographed dances
Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter by email. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Organization: School of Dance at University of the Arts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
The School of Dance at the University of the Arts seeks to fill two Assistant Professor positions. Click here for a full description and information on how to apply.
Arts Communication Specialist
Organization: Sustain Arts Project @ Harvard University – Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Job Location: Cambridge, MA
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013
Sustain Arts is a community-centered effort to strengthen the nation's cultural infrastructure by assessing the sustainability of the arts ecologies of six metropolitan areas in the US. This position is responsible for implementing Sustain Arts' communications strategy and activities, both external and internal; developing and implementing digital communications and social media strategies; managing relationship with design firms for branding and visual identity efforts, managing messaging for the project in print/presentation/written form, assisting with project administration, and overseeing media relations.
These efforts will be managed with an eye toward increasing the visibility of this ambitious national research and policy effort. For detailed job requirements and application process, please click here.
Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theater is looking for a positive, upbeat individual to fill a Sales position. This position will spend most of the time (90%) on the phone soliciting for ticket sales, as well as general office duties. Some inbound sales and work at venue box offices may be required, all while providing excellent customer service and integrity of patron data. The position is part-time (10-30 hours/week) with flexible scheduling. Must have s friendly demeanor and be comfortable on phone. Basic computer proficiency is required.
To apply, email Texas Ballet Theatre your resume.
Organization: Tulsa Ballet
Job Location: Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Ballet seeks a fundraising professional to create and implement plans and strategies to achieve contributed revenue goals. This job will develop and implement annual fundraising plan focusing on: Major Gifts and Sponsorships from Individual and Corporate Donors; Foundations and Government Grants; Membership Groups; Annual Fund Gifts and Renewals; In Kind Gifts; Special Events; Endowment Gifts; Donor Relations; and Prospect Research.
Ideal knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
- A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a not-for-profit fund development office that includes experience with grant writing and the production of corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving proposals.
- Supervisory experience required along with excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
- Experience utilizing Raiser’s Edge software preferred.
- An appreciation of ballet or other dance forms and/or professional experience in the performing arts is strongly preferred.
To apply, email your resume in MS Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* postings updated as of June 9, 2013.
No phone calls please. Tulsa Ballet is an EOE.
Director of Center of Art & Urbanism
Organization: Southern Methodist University
Job Location: Dallas, TX
The Meadows School of the Arts is seeking a Director for the new Center for Art and Urbanism, set to launch in the fall of 2013. The Director of Center for Art and Urbanism will direct, coordinate, and oversee the production, curation, administration, organizing, fundraising, and marketing activities of the Center for Art and Urbanism.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of work experience with at least three years of experience working with artists on new commissions is required. Or, a Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of work experience with at least three years of experience working with artists on new commissions is required.
Experience working with artists from more than one discipline is preferred. Experience with site-specific, public, and socially-engaged practices outside of traditional art spaces is desirable. Demonstrated experience with complex commissions of any kind will be taken into consideration. Please review a complete job posting and learn how to apply by clicking here. Click on Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID# 900354.
SMU is an AA/EOE.
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department
Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
The Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks to hire a faculty member to be expected to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses in the following: contemporary dance technique with a somatic perspective; improvisation and/or dance composition; 20th Century Contemporary Dance History and one or more additional dance academic courses (e.g., Laban Movement Analysis, world dance cultures, Anatomy/Kinesiology, etc).
Other teaching opportunities may include developing and teaching online courses and other courses related to research interests and areas of expertise. The faculty member will also be expected to create works on student dancers for faculty concerts, serve as artistic director for student or faculty concerts, advise majors, supervise graduate student research, and seek funding for research opportunities. The faculty member is expected to contribute to the department, school, and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain academic and/or creative scholarship and professional contacts with local, state, and national associations.
For a detailed description of the job, minimum/preferred qualifications and application requirements, click here.