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Executive Director

Organization: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Arts Consulting Group seeks candidate recommendations for the position of Executive Director of Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Interested candidates should click here for a full job description, company history, and instructions on how to apply.

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Manager of Marketing and Communications

Organization: Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)   
Job Location: Washington, DC   

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) seeks a Manager of Marketing and Communications to join its team to support its year-round services and its annual conference.

This regular full-time position curates and manages the organization's website content, e-communications, and social media; leads print projects; and provides support for the graphic design, advertising, media relations, budgetary and administrative areas of the Marketing and Communications department.

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, or related field. Three to five years' experience in planning and executing strategic online communications; proven experience managing print publications from concept to delivery; basic proficiency in HTML, Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Mac OS. Professional experience in using CMS and other online platforms and tools (i.e. Exact Target, Google Analytics), as well as with CRM databases. Exceptional written and verbal skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail. Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in a fast-paced, creative environment.

To apply for this position, please click here for the full job description and for instructions to apply.

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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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Ballet Faculty / Office Manager

Organization:  The Ballet Academy at Studio 321
Job Location: Evansville, IN
Application Deadline:  April 30, 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 the Academy

Organization: Ballet West
Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Application Deadline: March 20, 2015

The Director of the Ballet West (BW) Academy is responsible for the daily operations of The Academy as well as long term strategic planning, scheduling, curriculum development, and classroom instruction. This position will manage and direct all full-time and hourly BW Academy faculty, musicians, and  administrators as well as volunteers, parents, and parent associations towards achieving both artistic and financial program objectives as laid out by BW Artistic and Executive Directors. This position will in addition act as the primary recruiter of students nationally and internationally.

For full job description click here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume/CV, and compensation history and compensation requirements.

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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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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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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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Executive Director

Organization: Doug Varone and Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY

Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers (DOVA), has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess as well as its concentration on education and cross-disciplinary creativity.

The Executive Director acts as the central source for business planning and administration and is responsible for hiring and managing all administrative staff and interns. The Executive Director reports to the Artistic Director for projects and to the Board, generally represented by the Board President, for all administrative and executive activities.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership position at a similar organization.
  • Deep knowledge of the local and national arts community. Specific experience in a Dance organization is preferred but not required.
  • Fiscal responsibility for a $500,000 to $1,000,000 annual budget.
  • Success in fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA or a Master’s level degree in Arts Administration is preferred.

The position offers a competitive package of salary and benefits commensurate with experience. For a complete job description, click here.

Please email a cover letter, resume, salary history or requirements, at least one writing sample representing advocacy or fundraising appeal and contact information for at least three references.

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Academy Head Ballet Instructor/Adjunct Instructor

Organization: Festival Dance and Performing Arts/University of Idaho Dance Program
Job Location: Moscow, ID
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Start Date: August 2015

For Festival Dance Academy: The candidate will provide approximately 12 hours per week of instruction in dance technique to students enrolled in Festival Dance Academy classes (ages 4-18).  Includes choreography for the annual Spring Concert and other performances as necessary.  Additionally, approximately 5 hours of in-office academy support each week-various duties as assigned.

For University of ID Dance Program: The candidate will provide 6 hours per week of high-quality instruction in university-level ballet courses and 3 hours per week of university-level dance technique in another discipline depending on background. The candidate will be required to complete a comprehensive syllabus for each course taught, attend all required meetings, keep record of student attendance/assignments, uphold UI Dance policies and procedures, create a safe and positive learning environment, follow fair assessment practices, adhere to FERPA guidelines, and report grades.

The qualified candidate will have an MA or MFA in Dance. Equivalent professional experience may also be considered.  Expertise in teaching and choreographing for a variety of ages and skill levels in ballet.  Background in additional movement disciplines is desired.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials by email to Abby Glanville.

  • Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • Contact information for four references
  • A link to video of choreography OR a DVD (2 complete works and clips as desired)

You may also mail these materials to the address below.
 
Festival Dance and Performing Arts
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2403
Moscow, ID  83844

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Executive Director

Organization: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet  (GKB) is seeking a general manager/executive director.

This person has to be a strategic thinker with a great love for the arts and significant business experience.  The successful candidate must be capable of managing a business and able to coordinate 3 different aspects of this not-for-profit company; the academy, the performing company, and the theater facility. This individual has to possess a strong background in finance and management, and should preferably have experience in the New York performing arts world.  S/he will be instrumental in helping establish the company in the Dumbo arts community, and will help to develop the arts in Dumbo.

Click on GKB's website and scroll down to read the complete job description. Principals only please. Those interested should send resumes to:
Michael Chernow, Artistic Director
Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet
355 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

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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: March 31, 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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Director of the Dance Division

Organization: Interlochen Center for the Arts
Job Location: Interlochen, MI

Interlochen Center for the Arts is seeking to hire a Director of the Dance Division of Interlochen Arts Academy and the Summer Arts Camp.

Interlochen seeks a dancer/educator/administrator of extraordinary depth, competence, and vision for this key leadership position. The Director will oversee, develop, and promote all aspects of the Dance program for both the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, as well as the one week Dance Institute prior to Camp. Qualifications for this position include an advanced degree in dance, with demonstrated and proven leadership in teaching and administrative experience. Also will need professional performance experience and a strong in background in dance pedagogy. Experience with choreography is also required.

For more information please view the job posting 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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Manager of Individual Giving

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

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival seeks a full-time Manager of Individual Giving. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Individual Giving Office and the Gala, with a particular emphasis on gifts of $1,000 and above. This position requires a person who is highly accurate, strategic, and able to interact and build relationships with donors of all levels, including Board Members. At least three years of experience in fundraising, passion for the performing arts, keen attention to detail, and superior customer service skills are required.

For a full job description and application requirements, visit Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's website linked above.

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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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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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Classical Ballet Instructor

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

Kinetic Arts Dance Studio (KADS) in beautiful Evergreen, CO is looking for a qualified individual to teach beginner through advanced levels of classical ballet. During the academic year, this part-time position would include a minimum of 11-12 hours per week, with extra time available for winter and spring showcase rehearsals, private lessons, substitute teaching opportunities and summer workshops. Classes are held during after-school and evening hours. Pay is competitive and negotiable depending on experience. There is potential room for growth into Ballet Master/Mistress position in the future. Seeking a candidate with very strong technical training and knowledge, and a willingness to work with students of a variety of ages and ability levels. KADS' students are passionate and hard-working, and the organization is looking for someone to inspire and bring out the very best out in them. This position could begin as early as June.

Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position, as well as salary requirements.

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Director of Organizational Advancement

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

Mark DeGarmo & Dancers /Dynamic Forms (MDDF) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to formalize development activities by leading and building a development office for our growing organization. The position is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled development professional to plan, prioritize, and build a development department over the longer term. The Director of Organizational Advancement will report to the Executive & Artistic Director with support from a full-time Development Associate. This position is full-time as well, and is available immediately. To view the full job description, click here.

Qualifications:

  • Six to eight years in professional fundraising with at least three years as a Director of Development, Director of Organizational Advancement or similar position.
  • Master's degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience with dance, arts/dance education, and youth services organizations desired but not required.

Application Instructions: qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, references, proposal writing sample, and salary requirements here.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. All inquiries are kept confidential.

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

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

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

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

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

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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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School Registrar

Organization: Miami City Ballet School
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Miami City Ballet School is seeking a friendly, outgoing, and self-directed individual to fulfill a full-time position beginning February 2015.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, arts management or related field.
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Extensive customer service experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience including knowledge of budgets.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of DanceWorks and MindBody software preferred.
  • Strong interest and/or background in ballet or other artistic disciplines desirable.

General Responsibilities:

  • Creates and maintains fruitful relationships with parents and students from all school programs through email, phone, and in-person communication.
  • Assists prospective families with information about programming and registration, providing an easy transition into the School.
  • Registers students for the Year-Round Program, Young Dancer Summer Intensive, and Children’s Summer Dance Program.
  • Maintains all student/parent accounts and updates records in the DanceWorks database.
  • Creates and maintains organized, up-to-date student files for the Year-Round Program, Young Dancer Summer Intensive, and Children’s Summer Dance Program.
  • Responsible for all billing, invoicing, and related correspondence.
  • Processes all tuition and fee payments.
  • Manages petty cash and daily cash flow.
  • Manages all class withdrawals and refunds.
  • Tracks and reports scholarships and financial aid awarded.
  • Provides financial reports to other departments as needed.
  • Responsible for the creation of the budget with the School Director and the monthly tracking of actuals with the Finance Department.
  • Generates attendance rosters for school year and summer programs.
  • Responsible for taking attendance for certain school classes.
  • Responsible for conveying and documenting reported student absences to faculty and staff.
  • Reports attendance trends and concerns to School Director on a regular basis.
  • Assists with School-related correspondence and customer communication.
  • Provides Administrative support to School Director, School Programs and International Relations Manager and School Administrative Manager.

Proposed working hours would be Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Interested applicants should email their resume with the words “School Accountant Position” in the subject line. No agencies or phone calls, please. Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Summer Chaperone

Organization: Miami City Ballet School
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Miami City Ballet School is seeking 6 college students or young professionals, age 20 or older, to work as chaperones during the School's Summer Intensive.

Qualifications: A background in dance or other arts is desirable but not required. Previous experience as a chaperone with students ages 12- 19 is preferable.

General Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with fellow chaperones to supervise MCB Summer Intensive students for the duration of the program at the dormitories, throughout the day at the studios, and during scheduled excursions and outings.
  • Ensure that students follow schedules and maintain punctuality.
  • Assist with lunch distribution and lunch room monitoring.
  • Manage dorm check-in and check-out.
  • Report misconduct, illness, and absences to School Programs Manager.
  • Accompany ill or injured students to Urgent Care.
  • Maintain contact and medical information for each student.
  • Enforce safety at all times and implement all Miami City Ballet School policies and procedures.
  • Work creatively to provide a positive and entertaining experience for students.

Compensation is weekly, and includes housing at University of Miami and all meals. Work Dates are: Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, July 26.

Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 recommendation letters to Stella Braudy, school programs and international relations manager.

No agencies or phone calls, please. Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Part-Time School Receptionist

Organization: Miami City Ballet School
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Miami City Ballet School is seeking a friendly, outgoing, and self-directed individual to fulfill a part-time position to begin immediately.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • 2 years of administrative, customer service and sales experience.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of Mindbody software preferred.
  • Strong interest and/or background in ballet or other artistic disciplines.
  • Self-starter and detail-oriented.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the front-line point of contact for the Miami City Ballet School.
  • Assist school parents and cultivate strong relationships with them.
  • Introduce school programs to prospective students and their parents over the phone, email and via facility tours.
  • Provide brochures and appropriate registration packets.
  • Answer and direct incoming calls.
  • Facilitate check-in and sell for Drop-In Classes and Workshops.
  • Promote ticket offers and discounts.
  • Cash and credit reconciliation.
  • Database entry and account management.
  • Administer and track promotions and sales.
  • Provide support for the Administrative staff as needed.

Proposed working hours would be Monday - Thursday from 3:30-8:00 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM .

Interested applicants should email their resume with the words, “Part-Time School Position” in the subject line. No agencies or phone calls, please. Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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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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Assistant Professor of Dance Performance

Organization: Pacific Lutheran University
Job Location: Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University seeks a visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Performance for the 2015-16 school year in anticipation of a tenure-line search beginning next fall. For full details on the position, click here.

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Dance Chair

Organization: Patel Conservatory
Job Location: Tampa, FL
Application Deadline: April 20, 2015

The Patel Conservatory is seeking a dynamic leader to take the reins of its thriving dance programs as Chair of the Dance Department and Artistic Director of Next Generation Ballet (NGB).

The Chair is responsible for the planning, budgeting, and daily operation of the dance program, as well as choreography, presentation, classroom instruction, scheduling, and curriculum development. This position manages the administrative and artistic staff of the Dance Department working to achieve both artistic and financial program objectives. Interested applicants should apply for the position here.

Classes range from introductory ballet to contemporary and commercial dance styles in the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Program (PCPD), as well as an Open Division program serving students of all ages. Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet (PCYB) serves as the official school of NGB and offers levelled curriculum designed to maximize both technique and performance. NGB gives advanced trainee students’ intensive year-long study, as well as the opportunity to perform in professionally produced productions. The Dance Department offers three summer intensives – Junior (2 week), Senior (5 weeks) and PCPD (1 week) – alongside our weekly summer classes.

For more information about the Patel Conservatory, visit the organization's website.

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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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Assistant Teaching Professor

Organization: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Job Location: St. Louis, MO

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Fine Arts and Communication and Department of Music invite applications for a full time Assistant Teaching Professor in Dance.

The Professor's responsibilities will include: Teaching ballet and/or modern dance technique classes (beginning through advanced). Candidates should also have experience teaching in at least three of the following areas: jazz dance, introduction to dance, dance pedagogy, dance history, dance composition, body/somatic therapies, or special topics.  Additionally, this instructor will choreograph, or stage repertory, for semester concerts as well as pursue off campus performances; and collaborate with the music department for class accompanists and productions. Ongoing recruitment and curriculum development are essential.

This position provides opportunities to collaborate with professional organizations, on and off campus, including Dance St. Louis, MADCO (Modern American Dance Company), St. Louis Ballet, and regional and national performing groups that visit the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

The qualified candidates will have an MFA, preferred.  Candidates with significant experience and currency in the field as a performer and choreographer may be considered.  Candidates must have teaching experience in higher education, professional, or pre-professional companies, and be able to demonstrate evidence of commitment to collaboration, diversity, and excellence in the arts.

The application review process will begin March 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  The position will be available starting August, 2015.

Interested candidates must provide a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests and detailed curriculum vitae. Formal submission of application materials must be done via the University’s website. Click on the PROF, AST TEACH 63382 and follow the instructions provided.  The job posting ID is 15733.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Guest Artist Residency in Urban Dance

Organization: University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance
Job Location: Missoula, MT
Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance and CoMotion Dance Project seeks an experienced guest artist who is: fully literate to teach courses in beginning and intermediate hip-hop/street dance forms; able to offer an additional area of expertise; excited to choreograph for students; committed to excellent teaching.

The guest artist will interact with University faculty/staff, professional dancers, and students of all ages and abilities. Two residencies will be held at UM: August 24-September 25, 2015 and January 25-February 26, 2016. Applicants may apply for one 5-week residency or both; each residency carries a $5,000 honorarium. Additional employment opportunities may be available, through a community partnership with the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child/Missoula program, in local middle schools.

Applications must be submitted via email with the subject line “LASTNAME.guestartistapplication” and must include the following:

  • Letter of interest that includes a description of applicant’s dance background, a description of teaching qualifications and accomplishments, and indication of availability;
  • Current resume;
  • Two current letters of recommendation;
  • Phone contact information for three references;
  • Online links to applicant’s recent choreographic and performance work.

Review begins April 6, 2015 and continues until filled. A teaching sample may be requested for finalists.

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*postings updated as of March 18, 2015.