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Technical Director

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Ballet seeks to hire a Technical Director. Click here for the complete job description and information on how to apply.

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Editorial Content Manager

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Content, this position has a central role in Alvin Ailey’s digital and print communications.  She/he will work with artists and staff from all areas of the organization, including its two performing companies – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II – as well as The Ailey School, Ailey Extension, and Ailey’s Arts In Education and Community Programs. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development 

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

This position serves as the assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development; and facilitates the day-to-day operations of the Development Department. For a full job description, please click here.

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Executive Director

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

American Repertory Ballet’s next Executive Director will serve as one of the faces of the organization, promoting the mission and vision of American Repertory Ballet while spearheading and executing its strategic plan and development goals. S/he will act as the chief operating officer for American Repertory Ballet (“ARB”) and Princeton Ballet School (“PBS”).  S/he will have the responsibility for all financial, development, personnel, and legal aspects of the operations of ARB and PBS. S/he will work with the Program and Administrative Directors to form and maintain operations and production budgets and to manage all promotional and marketing material, and will monitor all revenues and expenses throughout the year. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Ballet Memphis
Job Location: Memphis, TN

Ballet Memphis School is looking for a full-time classical ballet instructor beginning July, 2017. This twelve-month position, which reports to the School/Youth Ballet Director, is salaried with benefits; salary commensurate with experience. The position will require the ability to teach all levels of creative movement, ballet technique and pointe, and to assist with Youth Ballet Memphis’ rehearsals and productions. The ability to teach other forms of dance (particularly modern or jazz), interest in choreographing for students, and writing for blogs and newsletters are also desirable skills. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Development Associate

Under the direction of the Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) Executive Director, the Development Associate is responsible for researching potential donors to include foundations, corporations, and individuals, and ensure a healthy pipeline of new donors. Must have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, english, communications, nonprofit, or related field, and three years of experience in grant writing, development, and fundraising for a nonprofit organization. 

This position is deemed a part-time position (15-30 hours a week). Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume. 
Please place DEVELOPMENT in the subject line. 

Executive Director 

Bowen McCauley Dance seeks an Executive Director to provide management in areas such as financial business, organizational management, development and fundraising, and communications and marketing. Email resume and cover letter to apply. 

Teaching Artists 

Bowen McCauley Dance's (BMD) programs are in demand! BMD is looking for qualified Teaching Artists to teach its Studio to the Stage after-school programs. Qualified candidates must have at least 3 years of dance teaching and choreography experience, experience working with children, reliable transportation, and pass a VA State background check. Preferred candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in Dance or have extensive performance experience.

Please email a resume, head shot, and cover letter.

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Dean of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance

Organization: California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Job Location: Valencia, CA
Priority Application Deadline: January 3, 2017 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks applicants and nominations for the position of Dean of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance who welcome the opportunity to engage this dynamic environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate the vision and resourcefulness to ensure that CalArts continues to play a leadership role within the world of dance at large. They will inspire faculty and students to interrogate and shape new forms and ideas in dance and choreography in the Los Angeles region and beyond. In turn they will be inspired by the provocative creative environment of CalArts, where dance is contextualized by both the performing arts and visual arts/film. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

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

Director of Development 

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet seeks a Director of Development who is the lead fundraiser and will create and implement a multi-faceted strategic and tactical development plan to increase financial support through major and planned gifts, annual fund, events, foundation and corporate gifts, and government funding. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, click here

Summer Program Residence Director

The Summer Program Residence Director is a vital part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 5-Week Summer Ballet Program (5WSBP), leading the residence staff and overseeing the dorm student population. This contracted position directs and administers all aspects of residence life during the 5WSBP, ensuring student safety and providing a successful experience for dorm students and staff. For more information and how to apply click here.

Dorm Director

Dorm Directors are responsible for the operation and supervision of a residence hall and related programs for students attending the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) 5-Week Summer Ballet Program. As part of the 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential staff you will hone your leadership skills while being a mentor, a counselor, a cheerleader and a friend. Apply today for CPYB's summer residential team. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the country and around the world! For more information and how to apply click here.

Resident Advisor

As part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential staff you will hone your leadership skills while being a mentor, a counselor, a cheerleader and a friend. Apply today for CPYB's summer residential team. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the country and around the world! For more information and how to apply click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Chicago Dancers United
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Chicago Dancers United (CDU) seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial Executive Director (ED) with a strong appreciation for dance, and the health and welfare of those in the Chicago dance community. Must provide vision, strategic direction, fundraising leadership, and management expertise to foster organizational growth, ensuring the financial, administrative, and operational activities function at the highest levels in accordance with the organization’s mission and values. Start date is January 2017 or sooner. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply email letter, resume, and references to Martin Gorbien. For more information click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Individual Giving Manager 

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for the leading the organization’s annual giving efforts, establishing strategy and implementing fundraising plans for sustaining and increasing the number of annual donors and the size of individual donations.

Working as an integral member of Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) development team the Individual Giving Manager is expected to solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Development Team, Executive Director, Board members, volunteers, and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. The Individual Giving Manager must demonstrate a strong commitment to CB’s mission, have success in personally soliciting gifts from individuals, possess sound fundraising judgment, and utilize outstanding communication and organizational skills. For more information and how to apply click here

Special Events Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Special Events Manager serves as the primary staff coordinator for special events managed by the development department. The Special Events Manager also serves as advisor and event specialist in support of other Cincinnati Ballet (CB) department’s stewardship events. The Special Events Manager position is responsible for managing all aspects of CB’s special events including planning, implementation, and execution. The position requires an organized, self-motivated, and proactive individual that has excellent interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

Organization: CityDance

Administrative Student Support Coordinator 
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

CityDance DREAM is looking for an energetic, passionate addition to its Administrative team. DREAM is a nationally recognized arts-for-youth program inspiring the lives of youth in underserved communities throughout DC. The program operates in schools and community sites across the city, providing dance classes and performance opportunities, mentoring, tutoring, and college counseling for students grades 3-12. The Administrative Student Support Coordinator (ASSC) is responsible for the back-office management of the DREAM program, assisting the Program Director in the planning and execution of program registration, student enrichment activities and special events throughout the year. Strong organization skills are critical for an ASSC candidate since they will be in charge of maintaining program files and records, as well as updating student profiles and arranging event logistics. An ideal applicant is an effective communicator, a good listener, has a friendly, outgoing demeanor, and can act as a role model to our young students.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four-year bachelor’s degree, two-years experience working with children in social service, recreation, or an arts organization and is bilingual (spanish). For more information and how to apply click here

Ballet Teachers
Job Location: Rockville, MD

CityDance is looking for highly qualified and experienced ballet teachers who love teaching children ages 7-10 the foundational instruction in technique and artistry. To submit your resume click here.

CityDance is looking for highly qualified baby ballet teachers who love working with children ages 4-7 and introducing them to the fundamentals of classical ballet. As part of CityDance's developmentally appropriate approach, our early childhood methodology includes engaging imagination and nurturing perceptual motor skills. To submit your resume click here.

Foundation & Government Relations Manager
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Foundation & Government Relations Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Capital Campaign Consultant to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals. Successful candidates must have exceptional writing skills; experience in foundation research, prospecting and cultivation; and a demonstrated track-record in writing winning grant proposals. 


  • Manage and grow a portfolio of foundations and government grants.
  • Research new prospects, build a pipeline of potential funders, and develop strategies for securing funds. 
  • Solicit new funds from institutional sources and write proposals.
  • Strategize midterm and long-term fundraising opportunities with the Board of Directors, Executive Director (ED), and Capital Campaign Consultant (CCC). 
  • Manage the relationships and stewardship of foundation and government funders. 
  • Manage the grants calendar ensuring that proposal and report deadlines are closely tracked and met.
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of CityDance’s Annual Gala.
  • Provide support to the ED and the CCC in the development of Corporate Sponsor proposals and Major Gifts from Individuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Five to seven years of experience in grant prospecting and writing, a proactive and aggressive approach to identifying, pursuing and winning grant proposals, and an interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts. 

To apply email resume, cover letter and a sample grant proposal. 

Front Desk Administrator
Job Location: North Bethesda, MD

CityDance School and Conservatory is looking for friendly, organized individuals to join its front desk staff. The Front Desk Administrator provides part-time administrative support to the daily operations of the CityDance School & Conservatory. This includes front-line customer service, and ensuring the front desk and education lobby is properly maintained. An ideal applicant is an effective communicator, a good listener, is able to multi-task efficiently, and has an approachable, outgoing demeanor. Experience requirements include the ability to work with computers, familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, and an interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts. To apply email resume and cover letter. 

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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Colorado State University
Job Location: Fort Collins, CO

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) at Colorado State University seeks a full time, tenure track position, assistant professor in dance. This is an entry-level position. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date with of August 16, 2017. For more information and how to apply click here

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Director of Development

Organization: Da Camera of Houston
Job Location: Houston, TX

Da Camera of Houston, presenter and producer of innovative chamber music and jazz programming, seeks an experienced, growth-oriented Director of Development to lead its philanthropic efforts. For more information and how to apply click here

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Teaching Artists, Teaching Artist Assistants

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

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is seeking Teaching Artists for our ongoing arts in education residencies.  Eligible candidates will have experience working with children in a dance environment, a general knowledge of the flamenco art form and a strong work ethic.  Command of the Spanish language is a plus.  For more information about our extensive program offerings, please click here. Interested candidates should email resume, photo, and cover letter. 

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Tour Engagement Representative 

Organization: Garth Fargan Dance
Job Location: Virtual - however organization is located in Rochester, NY
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

Garth Fargan Dance is seeking a Tour Engagement Representative. For more information and how to apply click here

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General Manager

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

The General Manager (“GM”) is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by planning and orchestrating the complex day-to-day administration of the organization. With an emphasis on financial planning and management, this position serves to enhance the artistic and programmatic vision of the organization with operational, financial and human resources systems. This position is a significant opportunity for an experienced professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well respected and growing organization. Coming into Gibney Dance during a period of extraordinary growth and change, the GM supports an organization that has maintained a steadfast commitment to its core values of inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship and connection to community. For more information and how to apply click here.  

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Company Manager

Organization: Houston Ballet
Job Location: Houston, TX

Houston Ballet is seeking a Company Manager. The position of Company Manager, manages all 61 dancers of the Houston Ballet Company and works closely with Artistic Staff. For a full job description and how to apply click here.

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Various Positions

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

Associate Archivist

Jacob’s Pillow seeks a full-time Associate Archivist to work under the supervision of the Director of Preservation in maintaining and sharing the resources in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives. The Associate Archivist will process, arrange, describe, and catalog archival materials including festival correspondence, business records, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The Associate Archivist will also take a lead role in all preservation and digitization initiatives; manage the online database; interface with researchers, students, artists, and the general public, and supervise the work of archives interns and volunteers. Full time position with benefits. For more information and how to apply click here

Director of Finance & Human Resources 

Jacob’s Pillow seeks an experienced, dynamic individual to serve as Director of Finance and Human Resources. This is a full-time, year-round permanent position with excellent benefits. This position requires a strategic manager with exceptional fiscal literacy, including experience managing endowment funds,  managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and working collaboratively across departments. The Director of Finance and Human Resources  is an  integral member of the Pillow’s management team. Reports to the Pillow’s Managing Director and works closely with the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. For more information and how to apply click here

Manager of Institutional Support

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival seeks a full-time Manager of Institutional Support. Responsibilities include managing the annual institutional giving strategy; researching current and potential funding sources, crafting compelling grant proposals; managing the annual calendar of institutional deadlines, notifications and reports; fostering relationships with institutional funders; and more. Three years of grant-writing experience required. Dance knowledge preferred. Click here for full job description and application guidelines.  

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Development Associate 

The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development and is responsible proper acceptance, tracking, recording, reporting and acknowledging of gifts and pledges in accordance with Joffrey policy and state and federal laws and IRS regulations. He/she updates and maintains the database, producing fund raising reports, donor listings and mailing lists, reconciling with the finance department, and in general supporting the data management needs of the development department. The Development Associate works closely and collaboratively with members of the development and finance departments.

Qualifications/Requirements: 1-2 years of experience in a fundraising in arts or related organization, with proven track record of accomplishment and success. Position requires knowledge of non-profit fundraising models and database policies and procedures, and proficiency and technical expertise with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power Point). Excellent analytic, technical, and organizational, and computer skills required. Must be professional, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Tessitura, or other development information systems a plus. Undergraduate degree required.

This position is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, with additional hours as required for special events, meetings, some performances.

Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and salary history.

Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program

The Head of the Studio Company and Trainee Program works closely with the Artistic Director to maintain high standards of artistic excellence and educational programming that is set by the Artistic Director. Works closely with the Academy Director to build and create programming. With the Artistic Director and staff, works on developing and maintaining the syllabus and curriculum. This position is responsible for the training and development of the Trainees and Studio Company in class, rehearsals, and performances. For full job description and how to apply click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joyce Theater Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY
Board Liaison & Research Specialist

The Board Liaison and Research Specialist is responsible for identifying, researching, prospecting, and cultivating new members of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Board of Trustees and new donors in the high net-worth category.  Working in close collaboration with the Development Director and Executive Director, this position manages Board and Committee administration as well as The Joyce’s ongoing liaison and relationship-building with individual Trustees. Because this position interacts routinely with Trustees and major donors on financial topics, the utmost professionalism and discretion is required. For more information please email Andrew Lerer-Marandino.

House Manager

The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of Front-of-House operations during performances. This includes: supervising the Assistant House Manager, sub-managers, ushers, bartenders, and lobby attendants; maintaining the safety and well-being of all persons in the building and upholding a first-rate level of customer service with all Joyce Theater patrons. For more information and how to apply
click here

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Executive Director

Organization: L.A. Dance Project
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Dance Project's Executive Director will have overall administrative responsibility for the Company, with duties that include general management, financial planning and strategy, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and bookings. The Executive Director will report to the company's Founder and Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied, along with the Board of Directors, and will work closely with the company's upper management staff including the company's Founding Producer and Director of Business/Legal Affairs. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

Organization: The Long Center for the Performing Arts 
Job Location: Austin, TX

Director of Programming
The Director of Programming is responsible for the Long Center’s programming and booking, and for helping to ensure that the institution serves its mission in the community. The Director of Programming will lead a team of experienced professionals in programming and education, and will cultivate seamless collaboration between the departments, so artistic vision can become performance reality. With primary responsibility for conceptualizing, contracting, and implementing performance programming in Michael and Susan Dell Hall, Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre and the City Terrace, this position interacts with internal and external partners. The Director of Programming fulfills the artistic vision of the President and CEO and oversees, manages, and executes the booking and scheduling of Long Center Presents (LCP) programming, Education and Outreach programs, and the Founding Resident and Resident Company relationships. For more information and how to apply click here

Chief Operating Officer

Reporting to the president and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the development of the Long Center’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the COO will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for an executive with financial and operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join in a high-growth, mission-driven organization.

For more information and how to apply click here

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Residency Coordinator

Organization: Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: December 2, 2016

The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) is seeking a full-time Residency Coordinator. The Residency Coordinator will report to the Managing Director and work directly with the MANCC team, including the Director, Media Specialist and Research Associate. Applicants must be available 40 hours a week during standard office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, and for occasional evening and weekend residency events. This is an OPS position, hourly wage commensurate with experience and/or skill level, with the possibility of annual raises based on performance. For more information and how to apply click here 

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Various Positions

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

Community Education Programs Manager 

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a creative, versatile, resourceful, and enthusiastic team player with strong attention to detail to join its Community Education department. This department currently manages 28 community education partnerships serving upwards of 2,000 students in the Greater New York area including NYC Department of Education public and charter schools, community centers and other organizations. The Community Education Programs Manager should be a congenial and collaborative team player with exceptional organization skills and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments. For more information and how to apply, click here.

General Manager

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a highly organized team player with strong attention to detail to join its fast-paced General Management department. The General Manager serves as the primary point of contact with Dance Group presenting partners and contracted artistic and technical tour personnel. This position works very closely with the Executive Director and Booking Agents on all aspects of tour programming producing all public performances, domestically and internationally, for 20-30 week season. For more information and how to apply click here

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Emerging Choreographer

Organization: METdance
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application deadline: December 1, 2016

METdance is looking for an emerging choreographer to create a new work. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Job Location: Baltimore, MD

The executive director (ED) will be the chief executive officer of the corporation, responsible to the board of directors, reporting to the chairperson in overseeing the affairs of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF). This innovative executive will lead MAAF into its next period of growth and distinction. As the lead spokesperson and public face of MAAF, the ED will serve as a leader in the national arts landscape and have a comprehensive understanding of the MAAF mission, role, and potential as a regional arts organization. This includes having an awareness of MAAF’s history, values, culture, programs, funding, partnerships, stakeholders, organizational operations, and potential. In addition, MAAF is dedicated to being an inclusive organization that prioritizes diversity and inclusion in its services, program planning and funding, and staff and board composition as it continues to move forward. The ED will embrace an outgoing, straightforward approach in sharing information readily and comfortably to diverse constituents that will generate awareness, excitement, and appreciation in the eyes of stakeholders. As a leader in the arts and culture field with a reputation for creativity, innovation, and a broad knowledge of the performing, visual, presenting, and touring art forms, the ED will participate in regional and national discussions on the importance of arts and culture funding. This individual will have knowledge of how artmaking is changing today and advocate for public awareness, touring, producing, and access to new works. For full description and how to apply click here

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Director of Development

Organization: Milwaukee Ballet
Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

The Director of Development (DoD) is responsible for leading and driving fundraising efforts. S/he reports directly to the Executive Director and directly supervises all staff in the Development Department. The DoD leads and works within the Development Team (DoD, Executive Director, Artistic Director, Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager, and Events Manager). This highly-collaborative Team is responsible for securing all the necessary contributions that allow the Ballet to reach its fundraising goals and fulfill its mission to “create a rich and diverse community through its inspiring dance performance, education, and outreach.”

The DoD is the primary staff development strategist, and is responsible for successfully managing the execution and organization of all development activities, including (but not limited to) major gift solicitations, annual and capital campaigns, robust and focused prospect and donor cultivation, UPAF-related fundraising and efforts, and foundation, government, and corporate giving. As a senior leader in the organization, the DoD works closely and collaboratively with Trustees and with staff throughout the organization. For a full job description and how to apply click here

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Managing Director

Organization: Movement Research
Job Location: New York, NY

The Managing Director role at Movement Research oversees program implementation and administrative operations of the organization. The Managing Director reports to the Executive Director. The position manages a team of Movement Research staff to ensure effective administration of programs and clear interdepartmental communications; and to troubleshoot day-to-day administrative and programmatic needs. To apply email resume and cover letter. Please address cover letter to Movement Research Executive Director Barbara Bryan. Please include a list of 2-3 references. Interviews will begin on June 13, 2016, and a decision will be made as quickly as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full job description click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Accounting Assistant 

Nashville Ballet's Accounting Assistant will work closely with the Staff Accountant to gather, validate, and record financial transactions. For full job description and how to apply click here

Children's Division Faculty

Nashville Ballet seeks a full time faculty member to 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, rehearsing, and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. Full time faculty members will also aid in the development of the School of Nashville Ballet 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.  Full time faculty members will also be expected to act as a model for part time faculty in regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, following organizational policies and procedures, faculty core values and a collegial atmosphere.

Click here for a complete job description.

Costume Shop Manager

The Costume Shop Manager’s main focus is to oversee the creation and execution of all costumes for all Company, NB2, and School of Nashville Ballet productions including, but not limited to, financial planning and oversight, management of cutters and stitchers, logistical coordination, and serving as liaison to the artistic staff and dancers. The Costume Shop Manager works closely with the Director of Production, the Artistic Director, the Director of Artistic Operations, and the Director of the School of Nashville Ballet to coordinate all costume needs well in advance of each production for the main Company, NB2, and School of Nashville Ballet. This is not a design position. This position’s focus is on shop management and design execution. For more information and how to apply click here

Director of Finance/Controller 

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $5 million and supervise a team of 2-3 staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll, and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that Nashville Ballet has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.  In addition, s/he will partner with the senior leadership and the human and physical resources staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions. For more information and how to apply click here

Events Coordinator
Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

The Event Coordinator is an experienced, take charge professional with exceptional organization and customer service skills that support the entire organization in a busy events environment. The Events Coordinator must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, manage the planning of multiple events at once, meet deadlines with minimal supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The Events Coordinator should have a love for event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. The Events Coordinator holds relationships with event-related product and service donors to ensure event costs are as low as possible. Additionally, the Events Coordinator works closely with a variety of volunteer leaders and officers, taking responsibility for stewarding those relationships. For more information and how to apply, click here

Part-time Children's Division Faculty

The position of part-time Children’s Division faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director. The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, the part-time Children’s Division faculty member will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment. For more information and how to apply click here

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Development Director

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

New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional who believes strongly in the organization's mission to plan, implement, and maintain all fundraising and contributed revenue/resource development programs, reporting directly to the Executive Director. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing fundraising strategies and work plans including annual fund campaign; designing and implementing tailored individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental donor efforts including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; and developing grant proposals, reports, and support documents. 

Qualifications/experience should include a B.A. and 5+ years development experience with a strong understanding of fundraising practices and principles; attention to detail and ability to be flexible, take initiative, and work both independently and with a team; exceptional interpersonal and verbal skills for strong working relationships with constituents; ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively with highly-developed research, writing, and proofing skills; and expertise in producing special events and auctions.

To apply please email resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and sample proposal.

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Payroll & Benefits Administrator

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

The New York City Ballet seeks a bright, energetic, and hardworking Payroll and Benefits Administrator to join their team full-time.The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the payroll process as well as prior experience with ADP, preferably PayForce, and will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of weekly payroll in addition to other related duties including reporting, record-keeping, workers’ compensation coordination and other administrative functions as necessary.  Attention to detail, along with ability to multi-task, problem-solve, and streamline workflow processes is also required. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the ODC Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Founder/Artistic Director and the Board to develop and execute the strategic vision that supports ODC’s mission and values. The ED will be responsible for translating ODC’s strategic artistic and educational goals into a language of best business practices that result in institutional vibrancy, national recognition, and organizational sustainability. This includes the ability to 1) maximize contributed and earned revenue, 2) expand marketing, communications, audience development, student body, and public image, 3) develop, oversee, monitor, and report on the organization’s financial performance, 4) guide the administration and operations of ODC, 5) supervise staff who implement operations, fundraising, marketing, public relations, facilities, technology, and financial management in support of artistic and educational programs, and 6) cultivate relations and partnerships with external stakeholders including fellow arts organizations,governmental bodies, business leaders, and the general public in a way that adds vibrancy to ODC’s public image. For more information and how to apply click here 

Director of Development

ODC seeks a results-oriented Director of Development to institutionalize and guide the development department and participate in all fundraising efforts for the organization including creating, implementing, and maintaining strategies for fostering and sustaining public and private support. S/he will guide the direction of targeted giving initiatives, including interfacing with current donors as well as identifying and soliciting new funders. Capable of analyzing data and translating it into action, the Director of Development will collaborate with ODC program heads and the ODC Board and Board Development Committee to expand the donor bases sourced from patrons of ODC/Dance, ODC School, and ODC Theater, maintaining and increasing present giving levels and shaping ODC’s fundraising resources for the future.

View the complete job description here.  

To apply, send letter and résumé (electronic submissions preferred) outlining demonstrable accomplishments and a verifiable track record of results to:

Nicki Genovese, associate vice president
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
8581 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 406
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Senior Director of Philanthropy

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

The Senior Director of Philanthropy will:

  • Plan and implement Orlando Ballet’s annual effort to secure $1.2+ million in contributed funds to support artistic, educational, and operating needs.
  • Ensure that effective systems and procedures are in place for all development functions, including donor cultivation and recognition, fundraising events, mail and online solicitations, benefits delivery, reporting requirements, recording and acknowledging contributions, and prospect research and management.
  • Plan and implement efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts for the Company and School that include involvement of Board and senior staff.  S/he will be expected to maintain a personal portfolio of donors, as well as tracking the portfolios of other key fundraising personnel.
  • Serve as a representative for Orlando Ballet in the greater cultural, philanthropic, and professional communities.
  • Manage and coordinate efforts by development staff, contracted support, and others to meet annual fundraising goals.

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Organization: Ragamala Dance Company 
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN

Ragamala Dance Company is seeking a classically trained Bharatanatyam dancer for a position as an understudy with the company, beginning in the current season. The company is offering a part-time paid position or an unpaid apprentice position, depending on experience. The selected understudy will be considered for a position as a performer with the company in the future.The understudy will attend rehearsals during business hours Monday-Friday (approximately 15-20 hours per week) and may be invited to join the company on tour. Interested candidates should email a photo (full-body pose), résumé, and video links.

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Director of Development or Director of External Affairs

Organization: Rochester City Ballet
Job Location: Rochester, NY

Rochester City Ballet seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development or Director of External Affairs to plan, lead, and grow the organization. This new position will report to and work as a team with the Executive Director to staff all development activities. The successful candidate will be a master of diplomacy and exhibit a passion for performing arts.  A candidate with strong marketing acumen would be a candidate for External Affairs and take on additional marketing responsibilities and outsourcing some development activities. Click here for a full job description. 

No phone calls please. To apply, email a cover letter and resume. 

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Various Positions

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

Associate Director of Audience Engagement 

San Francisco Ballet (SFB) invites applications and nominations for its Associate Director of Audience Engagement position. This newly created position will ensure that SFB’s commitment to accessibility, community engagement and patron education will expand and deepen. A full position profile may be found here.

Director of Development 

San Francisco Ballet is searching for an innovative Director of Development to reimagine and implement an aggressive, data-driven contributed revenue program. The Director will have substantial fundraising experience within a high-performing institution or equivalent experience as a board member, will be an extrovert who gets energy from connecting with individuals, aligning the case for support and creating opportunities for engagement, and will have the social grace to steward high-touch donor relationships. For more information, please click here

Hair & Makeup Assistant Department Head

San Francisco Ballet seeks a Hair and Make-Up Assistant Department Head (HMADH) who performs as a hands-on foreman and assists the Department Head in the implementation of Designers’, Choreographers’, and Artistic Director’s visions. In consultation with the Department Head, HMADH determines Union personnel requirements for pre-production, maintenance, and show calls. As assigned, prepares, and submits payroll; assists with general maintenance; and helps manage inventory and supplies. Requirements: 3- 5 years of Professional Theatrical Hair and Make-up experience with experience in all aspects of wig, hairstyling, and maintenance; minimum of 2-3 years touring experience. Preferred: College Degree in theater arts and adept in the particulars of classical and modern ballet hair and make-up. For more information and how to apply click here

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Organization: University Musical Society 
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Reporting to the Board of Directors of University Musical Society (UMS), the President will continue to build on the global prominence attained by an organization at the forefront of artistic expression that is financially solvent and benefits from a long-tenured, seasoned senior management team. This executive will be a true collaborator who will drive key initiatives including the delivery of innovative programming, building a shared vision for education and community engagement, expanding the UMS brand, exploring additional venue options, and continuously achieving organizational excellence. Fund and friend raising will continue to be important to achieving the vision and mission of UMS as well as cultivating and developing new audiences and the implementation of new technology and patron outreach mechanisms. For more information and how to apply click here

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Various Positions

Organization: University of California, Riverside
Job Location: Riverside, CA

Assistant Professor of Dance 
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Dance Department at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance. Responsibilities include pursuing a professional research agenda; undergraduate and graduate level teaching, mentoring and advising; directing undergraduate concerts; departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. For more information and how to apply click here

Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies
Application Deadline: December 16, 2016

The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside seeks an Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies to keep an active research agenda and record of publications. The successful candidate will teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization at all levels, and is expected to advise and mentor students’ research. For more information and how to apply click here.

Global Arts Faculty

The University of California, Riverside invites applications from scholars/artists whose work represents transformative directions in Global Arts to join a cross-disciplinary, academic, and artistic community via open rank recruitment of four positions, including junior and senior hires, with a start date of July 1, 2017. Preferences are given: Cultural workers engaged in cutting edge critical discourse and media practices in global frames; Theatre or film directors whose work directly addresses globalization and/or diversity; Scholars of contemporary art history and visual cultures whose research critically engages with the ways in which art contributes to and is shaped by cultural differences as well as intercultural exchanges; and Dance scholars, artists, or artist-scholars with dance making practices from various cultural and aesthetic backgrounds and/or across geographic/political/linguistic boundaries. You will find the instructions and requirements for the positions here. Applicants at the Assistant level should submit materials here. Applicants at the Associate or Full level should submit materials here

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Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

Organization: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Job Location: Stevens Point, WI
Appointment Date: July 1, 2017 or shortly thereafter

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) is one of only twenty-five fine arts programs in the United States with national accreditation for all four of its arts curricula (art & design; dance; music; theatre). The Division of Communication offers undergraduate and graduate programs including public relations, organizational and interpersonal communication, media studies, and the first undergraduate arts management major in Wisconsin. COFAC also houses the internationally renowned Aber Suzuki Center, American Suzuki Institute, and the Carlsten Art Gallery.  The Dean is responsible for academic programs, personnel, college development and advancement, professional development, university relations, community relations, budget, facilities, and advocacy of the arts and communication. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and works collegially and creatively with fellow deans and with faculty and staff. For more information and how to apply click here

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Instructional Academic Staff Lecturer in Dance

Organization: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Job Location: Whitewater, WI

The Theatre/Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater announces a 56%-time, Instructional Academic Staff Position in Dance beginning August 23, 2017, teaching an estimated three courses per semester. (Additional course load to full-time is possible by teaching General Education Arts Survey courses for the College of Arts and Communication). The preferred candidate will have expertise in teaching undergraduate courses in Tap, Jazz and other courses in the areas of Contemporary Modern and Ballet. Other opportunities include directing and choreographing for the annual department dance concert DanceScapes and choreographing for the department musical productions. Qualifications:  MFA or terminal degree in Dance required; strong evidence of successful university teaching; strong evidence of successful choreography. Full description and application procedures for Job # 12473 can be found here

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Various Positions

Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Director of Advancement 

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is seeking a Director of Advancement to oversee and set goals for all fundraising related activities of the School. The position will report Directly to the Dean and will work in collaboration with the Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer. The individual will be the primary officer overseeing all activities related to advancement, major gift solicitation, corporate/foundation relations, planned giving and donor stewardship. Additional responsibilities include campaign planning and management, prospect identification/research, grant writing and advancement communications.

The Director of Advancement will be responsible for managing the day-to-day fundraising goals, policies, strategies and stewardship guidelines, as well as identifying, cultivating and soliciting major prospects. Furthermore, this individual will oversee and provide leadership guidance to support staff, volunteers, support groups and respective fundraising efforts, activities and/or events, ensuring everything is planned and implemented efficiently. Finally, the Director will be expected to research for proposal development and write proposals for major individual prospects, foundations and corporations as needed.

Previous University experience and a background in the arts highly preferred. For additional information and to apply click here

Part-time Lecturer in Ballet

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a fixed-term position as Part-Time Lecturer in Ballet to teach all levels of ballet for non-majors and majors. Additional experience in teaching other areas of dance is encouraged and preferred. Possible other fields of expertise could include teaching one of the following: Partnering Technique, Pilates Mat Conditioning, or Contemporary Dance Technique. This is a fixed term position, starting January 8, 2017. Contract renewal is possible but not guaranteed. Review of Applications to begin on November 7, 2016 and continue until position is filled. All candidates should submit: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae including teaching experience, courses taught and developed, professional experience for productions and/or choreography; and (3) names and contact information for three current professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. For additional information, please click here

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Various Positions

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

DanceDC Instructor 

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a DanceDC Instructor for TWB’s education outreach program called DanceDC; TWB @THEARC is the headquarters of TWB’s education department and the Southeast Campus of The Washington School of Ballet. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach classes at partnered DanceDC schools, and also possibly at The Washington School of Ballet.

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels especially in outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace the school’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.

For a full job description, please click here. Please email cover letter and resume here.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is the senior executive for fundraising.  Working with the Executive Director, the Deputy Director, and the Board, the Director of Development designs annual and long-term fundraising plans and implements strategies to achieve the Company’s contributed income goals. The ideal candidate combines a passion for dance with a record of success in exceeding fundraising goals for a not-for- profit organization, preferably in the performing arts. S/he will have the demonstrated ability to design and implement a multi- pronged fundraising effort to generate new sources of contributed income and to increase the level of support from current sources.  For the complete position announcement or to apply, please email the Catherine French Group.

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Various Positions

Organization: TRG Arts
Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO

TRG Arts is looking for a 
Project Coordinator of Client Development, Project Coordinator of Client Service, Marketing Manager, and Consulting Analyst. For more information on these positions and how to apply click here

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Manager of Revenue and Community Partnerships

Organization: White Bird
Job Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline: Open until filled

White Bird, a dance-presenting organization based in Portland, OR now in its 19th season, is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill its newly created senior position of Manager of Revenue and Community Partnerships (RM). Reporting to the two Co-Founders, the RM will work closely with the Co-Founders and inspire White Bird staff and Board to develop and implement unified strategies for substantially increasing contributed and earned income. The RM will spearhead initiatives to develop new major donors and corporate sponsors, to achieve increased giving from current donors, and to maximize earned revenue through effective group-sales strategies. Essential qualifications include undergraduate degree; MBA a plus; minimum 2-years’ development experience; strategic and financial planning experience a plus; passion for dance and the performing arts; inspired leadership and team-building skills; expert knowledge of MS Office. Salary range is $50,00 and up and is negotiable based on relevant experience. Health and vacation benefits. Email application including resume with employment and educational background, cover letter, and four references; or mail to White Bird, P.O. Box 99, Portland, OR 97207-0099.  For full job description, click here.

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*postings updated as of November 30, 2016.