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Executive Director

Organization: Alabama Ballet 
Job Location: Birmingham, AL

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Alabama Ballet and responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and operation of annual budget
  • Overseeing and implementing all development and fundraising efforts
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
  • Serving as Alabama Ballet’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Alabama Ballet’s Mission
  • Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Alabama Ballet throughout the State
  • Supervising and collaborating with organization staff
  • Overseeing organization Board and committee meetings
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Board President, Page Naftel via email

For a full job description, click here.  

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Director of Major Gifts

Organization: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 
Location Location: New York, NY

The Director of Major Gifts must be a dynamic and strategic leader with a proven track record of working directly with top donors identifying, securing, and stewarding major gifts. The Director will lead the planning and implementation of the major gifts program and oversee Ailey’s Artistic Director’s Circle. 

Successful candidates will have 7+ years of senior-level fundraising experience, demonstrated their ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and have a knowledge and appreciation for dance. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Major Gifts will work closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and colleagues across the Ailey organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Growing the major gifts program to support Ailey’s diverse artistic and educational programs by identifying, evaluating and cultivating prospects, soliciting and securing gifts, and stewarding donors
  • Expanding the Artistic Director’s Circle
  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director, the Artistic Director, the Senior Director of Development and colleagues from across the Development Department and the organization to create and execute clear and comprehensive individual giving plans 
  • Leverage Ailey’s New York and tour engagements to advance organizational initiatives and cultivate and steward donors 
  • Create exciting and interesting cultivation events and opportunities to engage individual donors 
  • Develop a pipeline of prospects for the Artistic Director’s Circle and major gifts 
  • Develop and promote highly visible donor recognition programs

To apply for this position, please provide a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in this position with salary requirements, and contact information for two references via email.

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Adult Dance Faculty

Organization: Boston Ballet 
Job Location: Boston, MA
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Boston Ballet seeks experienced part-time teachers for the BB School Adult Dance Program. The Program offers classes to students of all levels from Beginner through Advanced. The program is designed to support the progression of the beginner student and offer first rate training for all levels of ability. 

The successful candidate will have extensive experience teaching adults, a passion for inspiring the adult student, and ideally, a professional performing background.  They should demonstrate excellent communication skills and must be able to work with all students without favoritism.  

Responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned classes consistently
  • Prepare for classes/develop lesson plans
  • Consistently communicate with School and BB staff
  • Work with Head of Adult Programming plus attend faculty meetings, curriculum meetings, and teacher training seminars as scheduled|
  • Make yourself available for promotional events, photo shoots, etc, 
  • Allow the use of your name, image, and title in printed and BBS materials, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years experience teaching adult students of all abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be available to teach weekends

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. Include the name of position for which you are applying in the subject line. 

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Dance Instructor

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
  • Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
  • Is organized and resourceful; and
  • Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Joanna Janascius, engagement and operations manager, via email

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Director of Development & Communications

Organization: Career Transition For Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY

Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.  

The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants.  We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers.  The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees. 

Qualifications: 

  • Prefer 6+ years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising
  • Experience in obtaining and managing major gifts from individual donors, foundations and government
  • Strong leadership ability, including management, strategy, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database programs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of WealthEngine Solutions data a plus
  • Career Transition For Dancers does provide an Employee Benefits Package

Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email

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Administrative Assistant

Organization: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 
Job Location: New York, NY

The administrative assistant works closely with various team members to ensure the smooth running of the office. The ideal candidate is strongly interested in dance and the arts, and would be proactive and willing to take initiative to troubleshoot problems. Previous experience working in small non-profit organizations is desired, as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a close working environment with evolving priorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill all duties as Administrative Assistant including but not limited to answering multiple telephone lines, managing front door, greeting all visitors, and managing deliveries
  • Maintain and update Company calendar, address book, and mailing lists
  • Manage general inbox and respond to queries in a timely manner, direct relevant queries to the appropriate team members
  • Maintain office supply inventory and ordering items as needed
  • Maintain shipping supplies and relevant equipment across 3 vendors: FedEx, UPS, USPS via Pitney
  • Maintaining all tour and accounting files
  • Manage administrative budget and handle administrative expenses in a timely manner
  • Assist in maintaining accurate receipt processing and communicate all changes to payroll 
  • Manage Google Apps for business and onboarding new hires

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Manager of External Affairs

Organization: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet  
Job Location: New York, NY

This is an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual looking to be involved in many aspects of an internationally acclaimed dance company. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, be proactive, detail-oriented, and well organized, with 2-4 years of experience in fundraising and marketing.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop innovative, multi-platform sponsorship proposals for corporate partners, foundations, government, and individuals
  • Plan, manage, and implement the yearly fundraising calendar and ensure timely execution of proposal and reporting requirements
  • Design and craft all materials for the department, including: proposals, informational presentations, contracts, and donor appeal and acknowledgement letters
  • Conduct new prospects research maintain development calendar
  • Work in conjunction Executive and Artistic Directors and any consultants to develop marketing/advertising strategy and oversee the implementation of marketing initiatives throughout the year
  • Serve as in-house designer and copywriter for print and web. Design materials include fundraising collateral, merchandise, posters, flyers, educational and programming one-sheets, and mailings
  • Manage all online materials and web presence through e-newsletters (through MailChimp), website (WordPress), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and YouTube)

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Technical Director

Organization: Charlotte Ballet 
Job Location: Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Charlotte Ballet seeks a motivated, experienced Technical Director for the 2014-15 season. Charlotte Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Charlotte, NC performing a diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works. Candidates should possess at least of three years experience in professional Technical Direction, preferably in dance, with a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Theatre. Excellent leadership, communication, and time management skills are ideal for work in a fast paced, challenging & collaborative environment. Responsibilities include arranging for the construction or execution of scenery and properties and installation of all dance floor elements for all productions. Assist PSM with setting up and running special events in the Studio Theater as well as the needs of Charlotte Ballet II performances in Charlotte. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email. Electronic portfolios are also encouraged.

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Curator 

Organization: Dancemakers  
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Application Deadline: September 3, 2014

In its upcoming season, Dancemakers is launching a new creation/production model to drive our vision into the future and position the organization as a Canadian leader in contemporary dance.  The Incubation/Production House (IPH) model will invite three Resident Artists (RA) to incubate and produce new works over staggered three-year terms.  The Curator will lead the task of making connections between the RA creations, the field and the public we serve. Through the work of the Curator, Dancemakers will be recognized as the home for new practices in contemporary dance in Canada.

The Curator stewards and implements Dancemakers’ vision through a strong curatorial practice that links RA’s and audiences. The Curator is Dancemakers’ lead artistic position but is not a performance maker for Dancemakers.

For a full job description, click here. It is expected that this full time position will lead the organization artistically in the first year of its implementation of the IPH model. Applications should be submitted via email

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Ballet Teacher/Production Coordinator

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

Eastern Connecticut Ballet Artistic Director, Gloria Govrin, is seeking a full-time ballet teacher/production coordinator with administrative skills to join the East Lyme school faculty. This position may also be filled by two part-time employees. We are looking for either a teacher with a professional ballet background or a college graduate from a strong pedagogy program. Candidates should be creative, enterprising and motivated educators interested in joining a dedicated team with professional standards. Compensation negotiable. Send resume and cover letter via email.  

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Assistant Professor of Dance 

Organization: Florida State University School of Dance 
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014 (or until filled)

Florida State University School of Dance is seeking a collaborative and innovative dance artist to join our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques. This is a tenure track position. Qualifications include a demonstrated teaching ability in one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices, as well as an MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience and credentials. The ability to teach in one or more of the following will also be required: improvisation, dance composition, movement analysis, pedagogy, dance technology, dance and video, dance science, somatic practices, or repertory. Additional duties will include mentoring and directing student work, academic advising, and participating in student assessment and audition processes, appropriate committee membership, and recruitment activities. 

When applying, please be prepared to submit the following: a letter indicating interest, qualifications for the position and an indication of research and or creative interests; a statement on your philosophy of teaching; a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references. Click here to apply.

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Development Director

Organization: Gibney Dance 
Job Location: New York, NY     

The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual development strategy for Gibney Dance.  Reporting to the CEO & Artistic Director, the Development Director will be responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising goals, which include sustaining a $4M Annual Operating Budget and managing a $10M “Making Space for Culture” Campaign. 

Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to culture, performing arts and social justice issues; familiar with campaign strategies; comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quota of over $1M annually 
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities 
  • High energy, focused, strategic, entrepreneurial, high level of attention to detail, high degree of personal investment and initiative. 
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively 
  • Strategic and resourceful. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new contacts and constituents
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills 
  • High level of comfort with technology and experience with data base programs
  • Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to handle several projects at one time. 

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the file name via email. Include “Development Director” as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:

  • A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references.
  • A résumé no longer than two pages outlining your educational and professional experience and salary history.
  • Up to three development writing samples that demonstrate the full range of your work as a strategic thinker and writer.

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Vice President of Marketing

Organization: Harris Theater for Music and Dance 
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: September 12, 2014

A newly created position, the VP of Marketing reports to the Executive VP/COO and is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the theater’s marketing strategy, with a strong emphasis on ticket sales. The VP also provides marketing guidance for the theater’s 35 resident companies.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in marketing or equivalent, with at least 5 years experience in marketing and sales, preferably in performing arts organizations.  Strong leadership and effective operational and strategic management skills; demonstrated experience managing and motivating staff; the ability to inspire, as well as creativity, energy, self-confidence, and flexibility are highly desired.

Submit resume, name and contact information for three references, and a one-page narrative describing interest and experience by email. For more information, please click here

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Marketing & Events Associate

Organization: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre 
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Marketing & Events Associate will manage the company’s overall online image, promotional strategy, branding, event planning, and production logistics. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking someone who has strong creative and interpersonal skills, an eye for detail, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a passion for the performing arts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's on and off-line image via email communications, social media, event calendar listings, and website management
  • Design and distribute all marketing materials for productions, outreach programs, & general promotion
  • Oversee all media documentation and the company's archives
  • Assist with the company's public relations including press release writing and distribution
  • Coordinate the logistics of short-term company events and closely collaborate with Executive/Artistic Director Heidi Duckler on major performances and fundraising events
  • Pursue new performance locations, opportunities, and partnerships on behalf of the company
  • Research and develop income-generating opportunities for the company’s events
  • Track ticket sales, attendee information, and event/performance data for use in evaluation 

Click here for a full job description. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email.

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Development Manager

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation 
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Development Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support on behalf of Houston Ballet. This position manages key fundraising vehicles, including direct mail, telefunding, and online giving as well as membership programs. Additionally, this position manages a portfolio of current and prospective donors, with the expectation of strengthening relationships on behalf of the ballet. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage all donor acquisition and renewal campaigns, particularly related to direct mail, telefunding, online solicitations strategies
  • Coordinate all Tessitura activities including membership list pulls, reports, coding, donor issues, and mailings
  • Ensure appropriate tracking of gifts from individuals
  • Coordinate membership benefits, including valet passes, ticket exchanges for select donors, green room, and recognition
  • Participate as a calls officer for the Houston Ballet, including managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors

Minimum REQUIRED Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree required
  • Minimum of two years work experience; Development experience preferred

To apply, please submit and attach to an email a resume and three references via email. For a full description, click here

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Development Assistant

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

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Development Assistant. This position is responsible for processing, recording, acknowledging, and reporting on Jacob’s Pillow’s annual donations. The Development Assistant also assists in donor cultivation and communication and special events execution.  One to two years of development experience and familiarity with database software preferred.  Passion for the performing arts and interest in fundraising are required. 

Writing sample is required. Click here for job description and application details. 

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Public Relations Assistant

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

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Public Relations Assistant. This position works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communication to coordinate Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round press and community outreach efforts. The PR Assistant also coordinates group ticket sales and other administrative, outreach, and marketing projects. One to two years of press/media relations experience, as well as a passion for and deep knowledge of dance is required. 

Writing sample is required. Click here for full job description and application details.

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Director of Community Engagement

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet 
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking a multi-talented, experienced educator, and dynamic arts professional to fill the position of Director of Community Engagement. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned dance organization and continue to expand a successful Community Engagement Program in Chicago serving over 50 schools. The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for managing all educational programs through Chicago Public, parochial and private schools, the Chicago Park District and the community to increase dance awareness, dance appreciation and works to lay the foundation to build future audiences. This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Directors and works closely with the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

For a complete job description, please visit The Joffrey Ballet’s website.

For consideration, submit resume, cover letter and salary history via email

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Director of Marketing

Organization: Kansas City Ballet 
Job Location: Kansas City, MO
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Director of Marketing is responsible for identifying and activating comprehensive strategies based on the institutional goals established by the organization’s multi-year strategic plan. He/she is responsible for meeting or exceeding earned revenue goals, institutional press and external relations in coordination with an out-of-house Public Relations/Press and Media agency, supervising customer and box office services, identifying and meeting the marketing needs of the education programs generated by the Kansas City Ballet School as well as its Community Education activities.

Working closely and proactively with other senior staff/department heads, the Director of Marketing participates as part of the senior management team reporting directly to the Executive Director.  The Director of Marketing is responsible for Kansas City Ballet’s overall brand continuity, audience development through marketing, public relations and promotional activities and programs.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to submit resume, salary history, names and contact information for a minimum of three references, and a brief, well composed cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience to Executive Director, Mary Allen via email

For a full job description, click here.

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Program Manager

Organization: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. 
Job Location: New York, NY

The program manager is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and assessment of the full spectrum of MDDF's education activities.

Qualifications include: five years of experience as a program manager for nonprofit organizations, preferably with dance and arts education and youth service organizations. Bachelors degree (masters preferred) and dance and arts education and administrative experience

Full-time position to begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please click here for a full job description. 

Working with the NYC DOE required.

No calls—please email cover letter, CV, writing sample & 3 references to:

Jasiu Leja, Executive Assistant
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF)
107 Suffolk Street, Suite 310
New York, NY 10002

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Organization: Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. 
Job Location: New York, NY

Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. 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 (PK-5). This is a 1- to 3-day per week artistic staff (W-2) permanent position with payroll benefits. 

No calls—please email cover letter and specified materials to:
Jasiu Leja, Executive Assistant
Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms Inc. (MDDF)
107 Suffolk Street, suite 310
New York, NY 10002

You may also send via email. Click here to see full job description. 

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Database Administrator

Organization: Miami City Ballet 
Job Location: Miami, FL
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

Miami City Ballet seeks an experienced SQL Database Administrator on a contract / part-time basis to provide database development and programming support, assessment and implementation.

Qualifications:

  • SQL Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in CS and/or IT
  • 3-5 years SQL Server development and programming experience
  • Proven experience in data management, reporting, query tools and practices, database design, administration and security
  • Proven experience building database tools to suit business objectives for multiple clients
  • Familiarity with database needs for nonprofit fundraising, performing arts ticketing a plus
  • Experience with Tessitura a plus
  • Must be a team player, problem-solver, proactive, data-oriented and highly motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and organizational skills required

This is a contract / part-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL.  

Compensation is competitive. For a full job description, click here

Email a resume and cover letter via email. No agencies or phone calls, please.

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Development Manager

Organization: Movement Research 
Job Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: September 2, 2014 

The Development Manager position is a part-time hourly position for 51 weeks/year, 20 hours/week; with one week paid vacation. Compensation is $20/hour. Employee contribution 403(b) plan is available. Employee receives free access to Movement Research classes and selected workshops. Schedule is anticipated to be 3-4 days per week in the office.

Development Manger Responsibilities:

  • Grant writing/funder relationships
  • Individual donor relations 
  • Strategic plan administration 
  • Assist executive director

Click here for a full job description. 

To apply, please email the following materials via email with Development Manager in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name, title, organization, email and phone number for two to three professional references
  • If available, please include a writing sample from a recent funding application 

Applicants must be available to interview September 2-9, 2014, training will take place September 15-30, 2014 and the start date is October 1, 2014.

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Part Time Faculty Member (Children and Elementary Programs)

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The position of part-time faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the Artistic Director and School Dean. Their primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. Part-time faculty members will also work closely with full-time faculty members in the development of School of Nashville Ballet's curriculum through constant communication. In addition, they 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. Part-time faculty members will also be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by School of Nashville Ballet with regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, completion of time sheets, and important employment paperwork and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Executive Director

Organization: New England Foundation for the Arts 
Job Location: Boston, MA

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial executive who will lead the organization into its next phase of growth. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for NEFA’s philanthropic, programmatic, operational and fundraising activities. She/He will manage a dedicated and creative program and administrative staff, facilitating the ongoing excellence of existing programs, while identifying exciting new opportunities in concert with the staff and Board. 

The Executive Director will serve as the lead spokesperson and public face of NEFA, representing the organization’s mission and purpose externally with colleagues and decision makers in the field. She/He must bring to NEFA: a thoughtful understanding of how producing, presenting, and touring models are changing; knowledge of how artists are creating work today and how distinctions among artistic disciplines are blurring; a passion for uncovering the varied sources of new creative vitality in today’s cultural area; and a desire to help NEFA push the envelope in supporting today’s artists and arts organizations in exciting new ways.  

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to Sandi Haynes, Executive Search Consultant. For a full job description, click here

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Development Manager

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

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional who believes strongly in the organization's mission and programs to plan, implement, and maintain all fundraising and contributed revenue/resource development programs of NOBA; the position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies, work plans, and calendars for all sectors of giving, including individual donors, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, government grants, special events, volunteer management, and capital campaigns
  • With the Executive Director and key leadership, develop, implement, and execute elements of the annual fund including direct mail, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor benefit planning and fulfillment, gift processing, donor acknowledgement, records management, and financial reporting
  • Design and implement effective and tailored individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental donor acquisition and renewal efforts including planning strategies for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Work with a contract Grant Writer in researching and identifying corporate, foundation, and government prospects with a keen understanding and ability to align funder priorities with organizational objectives, writing and development of grant proposals, reports, and related support documents, budget preparation, and fiscal management of the grant

To apply, please submit a sample of a proposal you have written, along with your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements via email.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Nevada Ballet Theatre
Job location: Las Vegas, NV
Application deadline:  September 5, 2014

The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre is seeking a part-time ballet instructor. The position of part-time 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 the Pre-Professional Ballet Program.

Application Requirements: 

  • several years of teaching experience in ballet
  • energetic leader, instructor and a team player.
  • strong ballet technique, and an ability to choreograph.
  • strong customer service skills

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Ballet Instructor”.

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Director of Marketing

Organization: Nevada Ballet Theatre 
Job location: Las Vegas, NV
Application deadline: September 5, 2014

The Director of Marketing plans and implements an aggressive, organized and collaborative campaign of advertising, marketing communications and direct sales.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Possess extensive experience in advertising and marketing and working with sales, ticketing and PR department as well as Development department
  • Possess graphic design skills and the ability to do miscellaneous in-house design and layout projects as needed
  • Develop strategy for positioning the company, selling performances, special events and other services
  • Prepare the development, design and production timeline for all collateral materials and media
  • Collaborate on developing benefits for subscribers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have a thorough understanding of advertising, marketing and sales with experience in direct call-to-action advertising, branding and messaging
  • Have experience in planning and budgeting
  • Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication
  • Prioritize work, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze situations and recommend and implement effective solutions
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Design software

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Marketing”.

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Director of Finance and Administration

Organization: ODC 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will work closely with the ED and the senior leadership team to ensure strong financial and operational systems are in place and to build and grow systems to support organizational  development.  The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee a small two-person Finance Department that includes a Finance Manager and the Director.  In addition to managing finance, accounting, payroll, board reporting, business planning/budgeting, the Director of Finance and Administration will manage human resources for ODC.  This is a hands-on position with tasks handled directly by the Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement all financial, programmatic, project, grant, accounting 
  • Ensure clean annual audit process and tax return preparation
  • Execute the financial portion of the strategic plan and capital campaign
  • Lead and produce annual and monthly budgeting and forecasting process Lead and produce the accurate and timely presentation of monthly and annual financial reports, including board reports  
  • Work with ODC’s Board Finance Committee on reports, analysis and financial strategy
  • Design and manage a robust cash flow forecasting methodology

For more details about the position and information on how to apply, click here.

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Fundraiser

Organization: Richmond Ballet 
Job Location: Richmond, VA
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Richmond Ballet seeks an experienced mid to senior level Fundraiser to join the development team. Successful candidate will have at least six years of experience in fundraising/development, including primary responsibility for meeting contributed revenue goals for the area. Position requires a clear grasp of the full spectrum of fundraising/development activities, including annual giving, participation in special events, corporate relations, development systems management, and some familiarity with capital campaigns and major gifts fundraising. Other necessary skills include excellent written and oral communications, preparation and giving of presentations, familiarity with financial management, and proven ability to self-motivate and follow through. 

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Arts Management or Business and/or knowledge of performing arts is preferred.

Prospective team members should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email

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Marketing Director

Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is seeking a Marketing Director.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing Director is an action-oriented position responsible for all aspects of TBT’s marketing program. The position is charged with the development and implementation of short and long-term strategic marketing plans aimed at maximizing ticket sales and revenue as well as enhancing TBT’s brand and reputation through a variety of media, both traditional and new, including print and online publications, TV, and radio. The Marketing Director ensures long-term audience growth and serves as a member of the senior management team, advising other leaders regarding successful promotion to attract and retain audiences. This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, training, and managing all marketing functions.

Email a cover letter, resume, and list of references for consideration.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater School is seeking a full-time, experienced ballet instructor for intermediate and advanced levels. Professional dance experience and RAD or ABT Teacher Certification are preferred, but not required. This position begins in July 2014. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Kathryn Warakomsky.

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Executive Director

Organization: Urban Bush Women, Inc. 
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 1984 by award-winning choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, URBAN BUSH WOMEN (UBW) presents life-affirming stories and histories of the African diaspora through dance. As they enter their fourth decade, UBW continues to be fiercely committed to dance as a means of addressing issues of social justice, affirming diversity, fostering community engagement, and developing new audiences. 

Urban Bush Women seeks a dynamic, experienced executive who will actively partner with the founding Artistic Director to achieve the organization’s artistic and educational vision. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Bormann, Chair, Board of Directors, via email to receive a complete position description and relevant application materials.      

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: The Washington Ballet  
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB. 

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission.

Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances.

To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website

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Boutique Assistant

Organization: The Washington Ballet 
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: September 6, 2014

The Boutique Assistant is responsible for assisting the Boutique Supervisor with sales, operations and human resources function of the boutique to assure excellent guest experience and optimum profitability. Under the direction of the Boutique Supervisor, the Boutique Assistant supervises the Sugar Plum Shoppe retail operations and sales for The Nutcracker performances at THEARC, the Warner Theatre and The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea Party, or other venues as assigned. The Boutique Assistant must also motivate and inspire the volunteers to achieve productivity and sales goals.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form (found online) via email.

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Boutique Supervisor

Organization: The Washington Ballet 
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: September 6, 2014

The Boutique Supervisor is responsible for supervising sales, operations and human resources function of the boutique to assure excellent guest experience and optimum profitability. Under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Boutique Supervisor supervises the Sugar Plum Shoppe retail operations and sales for The Nutcracker performances at THEARC, the Warner Theatre, and The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker Tea Party, as well as all season performances at the Kennedy Center.  The Boutique Supervisor must also motivate and inspire the Boutique Assistant and Volunteers to achieve productivity and sales goals.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form (found online) via email.

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School Manager

Organization: The Washington Ballet 
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline:  September 6, 2014

Under the direction of the School Director, the School Manger is responsible for administering all school functions with the Washington School of Ballet. The School Manager will possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Familiarity working in Ward 8 a plus.  

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form (found online) via email

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Director of External Relations

Organization: Wright Fine Arts Center, Samford University 
Job Location: Birmingham, AL

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Director of External Relations for the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center coordinates all public relations, marketing, advertising and promotions for the venue.  The Director develops and implements ticket sales campaigns for all Wright Center Signature Series shows, works to solicit and activate corporate sponsorships for the Wright Center Signature Series, directs all show-related marketing and oversees the online presence for the Wright Center.  

Duties include:

  • Coordinate all marketing and promotional efforts for the Wright Center, including working with resident companies, community organizations, local businesses, promoters and the media
  • Develop and execute ticket sales campaigns, advertising and corporate sponsorship for the Wright Center Signature Series
  • Develop press releases and story pitches, and maximize venue exposure
  • Work with the Office of Marketing and Communication to develop show, season and overall marketing efforts
  • Coordinate the Wright Center’s online presence, including the website and all social media platforms
  • Work with community partners to develop and implement educational and community engagement opportunities
  • Work to develop collaborative opportunities on campus to maximize engagement with campus constituencies 
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the venue
  • Provide primary event operations supervision for many events

 For full description and to apply, click here

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*postings updated as of September 2, 2014.