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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Cargary, AB

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

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

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

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General Manager

Organization: Arts Consulting Group
Job Location: Boston, MA

Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG) seeks candidates for a General Manager to be based in its Boston office.

Reporting to the President and based in ACG’s Boston office, the General Manager will work closely with the Vice Presidents that lead each ACG practice area and be central to effective proposal development, including consultant utilization analysis and planning, contract management, financial planning, firm operations, and performance measurement related to the firm’s client projects and consultant utilization. The General Manager works with and as a member of the executive leadership team to develop, set, and monitor operational standards which are specific, measurable, and drive organizational results in multiple geographic areas. The position supervises the Business Manager and works closely with outside legal counsel and accounting firm to ensure effective and timely internal reporting and external compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Click here for a full job description and details as to how to apply.

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Studio Manager

Organization: Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Job Location: Boston, MA

Dance into an amazing opportunity! Are you an experienced, talented ballroom dancer or professional ballroom dance couple who is looking for your next big break? 

Arthur Murray Dance Studios (AMDS) is an international ballroom dance organization who is looking to fill an immediate studio manager position with the potential to own AMDS’s brand new South Carolina studio location. AMDS is looking for talent, experience in the ballroom dance industry, entrepreneurial spirit, and drive.

AMDS offers competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and the potential to franchise. Relocation assistance and training available.

To apply, serious candidates should send their resume and cover letter here.

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Ballet Faculty / Office Manager

Organization:  The Ballet Academy at Studio 321
Job Location: Evansville, IN
Application Deadline:  May 15, 2015
 
The Ballet Academy at Studio 321 is seeking an experienced ballet teacher for a Ballet Faculty / Office Manager position.

The candidate must be able to teach all levels of ballet technique / pointe, as well as pre-ballet and creative movement. Ability to teach other forms of dance a plus. A degree in ballet and / or professional dance experience required. Office Manager duties will entail handling day to day operations of studio; will train the right candidate. Duties will also include Ballet Master position for the pre-professional company Ballet Indiana. Salary commensurate with experience.  Contract is mid-August 2015 to end of May 2016.

To apply, email your cover letter, CV, links to videos of teaching (if available) as well as a list of references.

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Artistic Director

Organization: BalletNova Center for Dance

The Artistic Director is responsible for the overall artistic direction of the company and school. S/he maintains, in coordination with the staff and Board, the overall vision of the organization and integrates the Mission Statement into all aspects of programming and operations. S/he works with the Executive Director in directing the organization in a joint leadership model, a collaborative structure that facilitates coordination of administrative and artistic efforts in order to ensure the highest quality in all functions of the organization. The Artistic Director supervises the Associate Artistic Director, faculty, Costume Mistress, and (in tandem with the Executive Director) the Director of Programs and Operations. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For the full position description, please click here. Interested? Please email your resume and letter of interest.

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Director of Development

Organization: BalletX
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

Qualifications/Requirements:

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

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

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Teacher Trainer

Organization: Barre Body® 
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

Teacher Trainers will work independently to conduct BB certification and continuing education courses at various U.S. locations. Teacher Trainers will lead instructors through course work on how to teach BB classes. Teacher Trainers should be based in the Washington, DC Metro Area and be able to travel independently. One must be available to work weekends and participate in job training as scheduled. Attending the BB Level 1 training April 17-19, 2015 in Alexandria, VA is strongly encouraged.

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

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Classical Ballet Teacher

Organization: Bluegrass Youth Ballet
Job Location: Lexington, KY

Bluegrass Youth Ballet (BYB) seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for the upcoming season. 

During the academic year, full‐time faculty members teach and participate in rehearsals for all productions. In addition to their teaching schedule during the academic year, faculty members will teach in BYB Summer Programs and/or Outreach programs. For complete description, click here.

Interview process will begin immediately. The successful candidate will assume duties by June 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation here. Please indicate your experience teaching a particular age group of students.

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Dance Counselor

Organization: Camp Watitoh
Job Location: Becket, MA
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Camp Watitoh (CW) is a co-ed overnight camp located in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. Each summer CW welcomes almost 200 campers to spend 3, 4, or 7 weeks participating in land and water sports, arts, adventure, and more. Currently, CW is looking for a dance counselor, to live with campers and teach dance to children of all ages. The candidate must have experience in all types of dance but a strong background in hip-hop is required. All candidates should click here to fill out the staff application. Room, board, salary, and travel stipend are included.

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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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Student Engagement Manager

Organization: Center for the Performing Arts
Job Location: University Park, PA

The Center for the Performing Arts and Student Affairs at Penn State seek a collaborative, highly motivated creative and resourceful thinker with experience in engaging students on a large university campus to join the audience development department in the newly created position of Student Engagement Manager.

This position will have as its focus developing and deploying innovative, participatory, educational arts engagement programs for the benefit of Penn State students. Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Competitive candidates will have extensive experience with planning and implementing performing arts engagement programs; event planning and execution; sound budget management; knowledge of and passion for a broad range of performing arts; experience advising and/or collaborating with students and student organizations; superior written and oral communication skills; and an exceptional ability to foster relationships with students, artists, student organizations, academic units, and partner organizations. Knowledge of arts education is essential. Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree in an arts field, arts education, arts administration, student affairs administration or higher education.  To apply, applicants may access the Penn State website through this link

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Dormitory Director

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Job Location: Carlisle, PA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUMMER JOB? Join Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential team as a Dormitory Director. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the nation and around the world. In addition, CPYB's summer residence staff can take ballet classes from the 5WSBP distinguished faculty! Dormitory Directors are responsible for the operation and supervision of a residence hall and related programs for students attending CPYB’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women.

For more information, click here.

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Resident Advisor

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Job Location: Carlisle, PA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

LOOKING FOR A GREAT SUMMER JOB? Join CPYB's 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential team as a Resident Advisor. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the nation and around the world. In addition, CPYB's summer residence staff can take ballet classes from the 5WSBP distinguished faculty! Residential Advisors assist in the operation and supervision of a residence hall and related programs for students attending CPYB’s 5-Week Summer Ballet Program.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, today CPYB is the nation’s preeminent school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women.

For more information, click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) seeks a full-time Executive-Managing Director who would be a dynamic, entrepreneurial, collaborative partner for Lane Alexander, the artistic director, and the 14-member Board alike, with a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in arts management and development profession positions.

The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented, accomplished leader who is passionate about CHRP’s mission and vision with a proven track record in attaining Board development, financial management, fundraising and marketing goals. A strong preference will be given to individuals who are highly energetic and motivated to meet the day to day challenges, with superb relationship building, communication and organizational skills. S/he will possess the prowess to inspire and direct the administrative team and multiple stakeholders, paving the way to establish an infrastructure of support for the next phase of CHRP’s organizational growth and development.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference by email with the subject, “EMD Search.” Please, no phone calls.

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Director of Production

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

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

For more information about this position please click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

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

For more information about this position please click here

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Marketing Director

Organization: Columbia City Ballet
Job Location: Columbia, SC

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

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

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Fitness Instructor

Organization: Core Power Plus
Job Location: Davis, CA
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Core Power Plus' (CPP)  fitness program is best taught by someone with a dance background. This is a great way to help people. CPP customers come in a wide range of ages, from twenties to sixties. This could be a good fit for a dancer who is looking for a new direction.  The current business owner is moving, and wants to give the business to someone who can continue to serve these customers. CPP will train you.

Interested applicants should call 530.757.6656 for more information.

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Program Director - Insurance

Organization: Fractured Atlas
Job Location: New York, NY
Application: May 1, 2015

Fractured Atlas is seeking a Director for its Insurance Program. The Program Director will set strategy and provide programmatic oversight for one of the organization's core programs, as well as execute high-level customer service support.

The successful candidate will be interested in an arts- and insurance-related position as a career, not necessarily as a “day job.” Additionally, Fractured Atlas seek someone who is committed to helping artists function more effectively as small businesses and believes in the transformative power of technology. The majority of Fractured Atlas' staff are, or were, artists who have chosen to serve the community at large by working at Fractured Atlas.

Prospective applicants should click here for a complete job description and instructions/details on how to apply, especially prior to submitting materials for consideration.

No phone calls, please.

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CRM Project Manager

Organization: Gallim Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Description: The CRM Project Manager (12-14 week contract position, 20 hrs/week) will be responsible for defining, selecting and implementing Gallim Dance’s first CRM system to hold rich information such as contact information, donation history, ticket purchases, program attendance, and preferences for thousands of entries. The candidate must have experience managing CRM projects from start to finish, be a team-player, analytical and technical expertise, and complete the project on time/on budget without errors with the long-view of system use for 5+ years.

Job Components:

  • Works with Executive Director to define required analysis and reporting, including use cases and system needs
  • Develops recommendations specific to Gallim on a minimum of 5 possible solutions, including pricing, timelines, reporting implications and long-term sustainability
  • Maps existing fields in Gallim’s current spreadsheets/systems to fields in new system, including data cleanse and de-duping. Corrects bugs (in collaboration with a technical consultant/developer, as needed)
  • Trains staff and creates Gallim-specific Training Manual to guarantee adoption, sustainable use beyond project period
  • Launches within 15 week period and is on-site for remaining questions and modifications

For more information, please click here. For consideration, send resume and cover letter.

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Senior Vice President of Development

Organization: Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates on behalf of The Peace Center
Job Location: Greenville, SC

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Vice-President of Development (SVP) is The Peace Center’s (PC) leading development professional responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital, Endowment and Planned Giving Campaigns.  The Center successfully concluded a $23 million Building Renovation Campaign in 2012 and administers a $2 million annual campaign.  The next strategic direction for the organization will be developed through a Board/Management planning process to take place early next fall.  The Strategic Plan will articulate an exciting future for The PC, which will likely be realized through a major comprehensive fund-raising campaign. The SVP is responsible for building the development department staff and program, concentrating on major gift relationships which will enable The PC to successfully realize its goals through the next major comprehensive campaign.  

As an accomplished manager with an impressive campaign track record, the SVP must inspire and manage a department of four Development professionals and partner with community leaders on the highest level of donor cultivation and solicitation.  The SVP manages the development team and develops and executes the overall strategy for the development effort.  Included in this strategy is a plan for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for every potential source of contributed revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations and government.  As the senior member of the Major Gifts Team, the SVP will be responsible for Leadership level donors in the annual campaign, and for managing the major gifts program as well as the portfolio of major gift contributors.  In addition, the SVP is responsible for achieving revenue goals for the major gift portfolio and will be fiscally responsible for the development department’s overall budgeted goals.

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

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Costume Shop Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Academy Registrar   

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation   
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
 
The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of the student enrollment process. Responsibilities include collection of student tuition, financial reporting, record/data management, and customer service relations. For a complete job description, please click here.

Interested applicants should submit and attach to an email a resume, salary history and requirements, and 3 references.

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Director of External Affairs   

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) brings artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance. HSDC is currently seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven professional to join the organization's senior leadership team.

The Director of External Affairs is responsible for growing both earned and contributed revenue while serving as HSDC's representative to local and national funding communities. This strategic leader manages a team of nine professionals specializing in communications, development, marketing, and media. Requires five years or more of progressive experience in development and/or marketing, including management experience. Demonstrable experience in advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion preferred.

Interested applicants should apply by close of business Friday, April 10, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please. For a full job description and list of qualifications, click here

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Company/Business Manager

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

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

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

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Controller

Organization: Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Major Accountabilities: Responsible for general ledger oversight and accuracy, managing month-end close, facilitating the budget process, leading preparations for annual financial audit and federal Form 990, generating financial reports for key decision makers, and providing back-up for other functions within the Finance Department.

Education: Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting required. CPA or MBA preferred.

Experience: A seasoned and mature leader with 7-10 years of experience in accounting, reporting and budget preparation. Individual must be able to efficiently analyze data and comfortable making recommendations to senior management. Excellent Microsoft Excel skills are required and experience using Blackbaud and Adaptive Planning is preferred. Must be professional and detail-oriented with superb communication skills.

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

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

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Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator

Organization: Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet seeks a mature individual for the role of Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator. This key member of the finance team is responsible for processing payroll and generating reports for all union and non-union employees as well as contractors. In addition, s/he processes accounts payable and maintains vendor files. This staff member is responsible for coordinating all calendar year-end tax forms. S/he interacts regularly with other members of the finance department and provides superb customer service to all employees and vendors. See full job description here.

To apply please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history via email.

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Staff Accountant

Organization: Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

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

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

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

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

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

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Assistant Studio Manager

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

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

Click here for full job description.

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Director of Development

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

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

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

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Marketing Associate

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

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

This is full-time and permanent: Position Available Immediately. Annual compensation is $28,000. Full job description available here.

Key Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team with proven track record implementing successful marketing initiatives for arts organizations.
  • 1-3 years’ experience establishing marketing plans for arts organizations using evidence-based reporting systems, such as Google Analytics.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines and result-oriented.
  • Broad and deep expertise in theory and practice in marketing for arts organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Bilingual, including Spanish and French a plus.
  • International arts and dance marketing expertise a plus.
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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

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

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

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

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

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Development Associate

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), formed in 1980, develops, promotes, and sustains dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris, and serves as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. MMDG’s 20-member dance group tours domestically and internationally, with live music performed by its music ensemble since 1996. Community engagement is also integral to MMDG’s activities. At the Dance Center, throughout NYC, and on tour, MMDG provides people of all ages and abilities with access to meaningful artistic experiences – dance classes with live music, educational residencies, workshops, talks, teacher training and more. MMDG also makes its studios available to local artists and nonprofit groups at deeply reduced rates.

Reporting to the Development Director, MMDG’s Development Associate plays a vital role on MMDG’s fundraising team ensuring a high level of database management, accurate and timely donation entry and acknowledgement, administrative and event support. For full description, click here.

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Rental and Office Manager

Organization: Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), formed in 1980, develops, promotes, and sustains dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris, and serves as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community. MMDG’s 20-member dance group tours domestically and internationally, with live music performed by its music ensemble since 1996.

The Mark Morris Dance Center is the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and offers a wide range of education and community programs to nearly 4,000 weekly visitors. Since 2001, the Dance Center, located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, has offered adult and children’s classes, space rentals, and a home for the dance community.

Reporting to the Director of Dance Center Operations, MMDG’s Operations & Office Manager is vital in supporting the MMDG staff and assisting with the rapidly growing programs at the Dance Center. This new position will play an integral role in the development of a newly formed Operations Department, working collaboratively with artistic, production, and administrative staff. For full description, click here.

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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

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

The ideal candidate is:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.

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Executive Assistant

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN
Application Deadline:  April 30, 2015

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

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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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Director for Programs & Partnerships

Organization: The National Endowment for the Arts
Job Location: Washington, DC

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency based in Washington D.C. is also seeking to hire a Director for Programs & Partnerships. The position reports directly to the Senior Deputy Chairman and is in the Senior Executive Service. Click here for a full job description.

For immediate consideration for this position, send your resume and a 500 word essay describing your experience in strategic planning here with subject line: Director for Programs and Partnerships Application.

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Stage Manager/Production Assistant

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

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

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

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Institutional Giving Officer

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

The Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for managing the Ballet’s efforts to secure approximately $2 million in support from foundation and government sources for the annual fund, productions, the School, education programs, endowment, and other special projects. In consultation with the Associate Director of Development, Director of Development, and other staff, the Institutional Giving Officer researches current and potential foundation funders; presents concrete plans for achieving goals; and manages the cultivation and solicitation of new and renewing funders. The Institutional Giving Officer works with all Ballet departments to develop and write foundation proposals, government grants, and endowment requests; writes and manages reports to funders; and provides appropriate acknowledgment of funding. The Institutional Giving Officer coordinates financial reporting and invoicing of government grants, supports government advocacy activities and serves as general writer for the Development Department. College degree and 4-5 years of successful grant writing experience required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Communications Associate

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

San Francisco Ballet is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, and detail-oriented communications professional to publicize and promote the activities of the institution, as well as San Francisco Ballet School. The Communications Associate serves as a liaison with the press for the purpose of generating local, national, and international print, online, radio, and TV coverage. BA and a minimum 3-5 years of experience in communications field or arts- related organization. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Associate Director of Marketing

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

San Francisco Ballet is seeking an Associate Director of Marketing who is a forward-thinking, experienced, data-driven marketer to play a key role in brand management as well as conceiving, planning, and executing marketing strategies designed to achieve revenue goals, build audience loyalty, and attract new audiences. Directs day-to-day advertising and direct marketing (including traditional and digital channels), event marketing, sales promotions, media partnerships, and audience development activities. Oversees the creation and production of all institutional marketing materials and print publications. Minimum 5 years management experience. For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Marketing Director

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Smuin Ballet is seeking a full-time Marketing Director.

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

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

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

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

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

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*postings updated as of April 21, 2015.