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Grant Writer

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a Grant Writer (GW). The GW is responsible for writing grant proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders. S/He will coordinate budgets with finance and arts in education departments, research and identify prospective funders, and assist in developing cultivation materials .

The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proofreading skills and the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining deadlines. Successful candidates will also have experience working with major foundations and corporate grant programs.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two references via email.

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Customer Relations Assistant/Front Desk

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

The American Repertory Ballet school seeks a friendly person with professional manner and appearance for a part time Customer Relations/Front Desk position. The position entails general office duties, including managing the phone and walk-in customer relations. Strong verbal/phone communications skills are required. The positions requires experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and email. Candidates should have the ability to multi-task.

To apply, please send resume and references via email.

Development Officer

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

American Repertory Ballet is seeking a Development Officer (DO). The DO will hold significant responsibility for raising funds and visibility of the organization in partnership with Executive Director.  S/He will prospect, cultivate, and solicit individual, corporate donors, and foundations with the development team to achieve the set forth annual and special projects goals.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum four years of development experience (fundraising/donor relations), including highly-developed fundraising research and strong writing, editorial, and messaging skills.  The DO should have a successful track record in securing gifts from individuals, corporate sponsors/donors, and institutional funders. S/He should also hold experience in developing and implementing consistent communication messaging and compelling campaigns.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please send cover letter and resume here.

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Marketing Manager

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

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is seeking a Marketing Manager (MM). The MM will hold significant responsibility for the branding and marketing of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School. S/He will oversee the marketing team in the creation and implementation of the marketing, public relations, and communication campaigns and working plans.

The MM will contribute to the development and refinement of ARB’s marketing vision and strategy. S/He will develop and implement an integrated media plan to advance ARB’s brand identity in New Jersey both nationally and internationally. 

To view a full job description, please click here.  Please send cover letter and resume via email.

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Communications Manager

Organization: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU) is seeking a Communications Manager (CM). The CM The Communications Manager will be a key member of the ATRU’s marketing and sales team, responsible for all communications promoting this National Historic Landmark, as well as Auditorium performances, programs, and fundraising initiatives and to the press, our patrons, and the public at large. 

The  CM serves as the main liaison to both local and national press. S/He creates and maintains strong relationships with the media, creating and sending press releases, pitching original and inventive stories, managing all interviews, and coordinating between performing companies and the media.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Organization: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is seeking an Associate Director of Institutional Giving (ADIG). The ADIG reports to the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for working with the Chief Development Officer and Executive Director to cultivate relationships and raise funds from corporate, foundation, and government sources. S/He is responsible for written activities, including solicitations and/or grant proposal submissions. Also, the ADIG coordinates prospect research for corporations, foundations, and government grants and is responsible for coordinating grant submissions and programmatic fund-raising efforts.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Director of Development

Organization: Austin Opera
Job Location: Austin, TX
Application Deadline: September 20, 2015

Austin Opera (AO) seeks a Director of Development (DOD). The DOD is AO's chief development officer and responsible for the planning and implementation of all Annual, Capital, and Endowment Campaigns. Austin Opera administers a $2 million annual campaign, with a need to expand both the annual campaign and the endowment. Under the new DOD’s leadership the department will need to expand its fundraising reach. The DOD reports directly to the General Director and supervises a two member development staff, responsible for the Individual, Foundation, Special Event, and Corporate annual programs efforts.

The majority of the DOD’s time and focus is split between high level personal call major gift cultivation/solicitation, managing the General Director’s calls portfolio, volunteer partner management, and the management of the total development effort. This individual stimulates others through example and understands that the Development process facilitates the donor’s ability to achieve personal fulfillment through philanthropy.  The Director must also be an expert development planner/strategist capable of elevating the entire Development Department’s capabilities. The compensation package will be developed to meet the candidate’s experience and capabilities. 

For a full job description, please click here. Send letters of interest and resumes to Rosalind Bell via email.

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Resident Instructor of Dance

Organization: Ballet Austin
Job Location: Austin, TX

Ballet Austin is seeking a Resident Instructor of Dance (RID). The RID will teach ballet technique and related styles (pointe, variations, partnering) to Ballet Austin Academy Lower and Upper School students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The position also maintains a commitment to teaching the core curriculum and syllabus prescribed by Ballet Austin artistic staff (influenced by the teaching of Truman Finney and Marcia Dale Weary).

The successful candidate will demonstrate ballet as a first language, work well in a collaborative work environment, be committed to a cohesive approach to training, and exhibit a breadth of understanding of newer disciplines in addition to classical ballet.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send letter of application and resume, three current letters of recommendation, and list of references here.

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Patron and Major Gifts Manager

Organization: BalletMet Columbus
Job Location: Columbus, OH

The Patron and Major Gifts Manager (PMGM) is responsible for retention, growth, and expansion of annual campaign and capital campaign by effectively managing the following activities: patron management, individual donors, corporate donors, and capital campaign.

The PMGM will manage Patron Loyalty strategies to increase quantifiable patron engagement and support, motivate Patron Management Team members to accomplish team goals, and implement a Patron Management Business Model. S/He will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with the capacity to maintain or increase their support. The PMGM will manage portfolio of approximately 50 corporate donors, create corporate annual fund goals, and will provide staff leadership to Corporate Cabinet.

To view a full job description, please click hereCandidates with the necessary experience and interest may email a cover letter and resume here.

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Professor of Dance

Organization: Barnard College, Columbia University
Job Location: New York, NY

The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Professional Practice to begin July 1, 2016.  The ideal candidate will be a performing artist with a national or international reputation, a demonstrated capacity for creative work, the potential for continuing to make professional work of a high order and for expanding the Department’s artistic and teaching profile.  Experience in college teaching is required.  Teaching responsibilities could include composition, several levels of technique, performance, and repertory in addition to choreographing occasionally for Department concerts. Expertise in areas such as new media/digital, community-based, or site-specific performance, somatic practice, and/or global forms is desirable.  Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, in addition to performing department and college service within a liberal arts environment.  Leadership potential is a must.  Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or related academic credentials.

Please click here for a full job description and application instructions.

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Executive Director

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA
Application Deadline: September 9, 2015

The Executive Director (ED) of Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) works in close collaboration with and reports to the BMD Board of Directors and its Founding Artistic Director, Lucy Bowen McCauley.  The ED is responsible for providing leadership and management of BMD’s 501(c)(3) operations, and is responsible for working with the Board and the Founding Artistic Director to set BMD’s strategic direction and to ensure the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Fundraising and development are key components of this position.

For a full job description, please click here. All applications should be sent here.

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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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Executive Assistant

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CityDance is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA). The EA position reports directly to the Artistic Director of School and Conservatory to provide her with superior administrative support. The EA is responsible for scheduling travel, arranging meetings & handling information requests, as well as preparing reports and correspondence. Additionally, given the broad reach and vision of the Artistic Director, tactfully liaising with staff members is essential to success in this position.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and introductory email to Letitia Hayes.

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Finance Manager

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CItyDance is seeking a Finance Manager (FM). The FM will lead central office finance operations with functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable/receivable, budgeting, expense procedures, payroll, financial statements, fiscal reporting, and auditing. The FM will ensure that the $2.5M organization has systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and provide strong internal controls. S/He will work closely with all staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures and to explore how the finance function can better service and support staff and programs.

To view a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and Introductory email to Letitia Hays.

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Operations Assistant

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, DC

CityDance is seeking an Operations Assistant (OA). The OA provides direct assistance to the Director of Operations, and general administrative support to the Executive office located in downtown DC. While keeping a keen eye on continuous improvements to Company processes and procedures to optimize business functionality, the OA is responsible for the coordination of performances, projects, and events to ensure successful planning and production, and assists with facility management, and human resource administration.

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and introductory email to Letitia Hays.

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Executive Director

Organization: CONTRA-TIEMPO
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

CONTRA-TIEMPO is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The ED will work in close collaboration with and reports to the Board of Directors and its Founding Artistic Director, Ana Maria Alvarez.  S/He is responsible for providing overarching strategic leadership as well as day-to day management of CONTRA-TIEMPO's 501(c)(3) operations and is responsible for ensuring the achievement of the company's mission and financial objectives. The ED will provide leadership in key areas including, developing new sources of revenue, strategic planning, marketing, and public relations. S/He will work with the Board to formulate and implement a development and fundraising strategy that supports the existing local engagement programs with youth and community,  professional touring as well as future expansion.  The ED position is an exempt, professional management position; work hours are flexible depending on the needs of the job.

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

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Marketing & Development Coordinator

Organization: Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: September 14, 2015

Are you passionate about the Arts? Do you have a business-oriented mind? Deborah Slater, artistic and executive director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater (DSDT) for over 25 years, is looking for someone to work side by side with her to lead the company into the next decade!

DSDT seeks a motivated, personable, professional with skills in marketing, development, and project management. The role is a wonderful fit for somebody seeking flexible hours, variety in their work, and an opportunity to learn all areas of arts administration. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented, able to juggle many balls while keeping your eye on the big picture, and interested in growing the role as the company evolves.  The job is part-time to begin but may become full time with the right person.

Click here for more information! Email cover letters and resumes due by September 14th.

Questions? Email DSDT. 

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Development Associate

Organization: Diavolo
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Diavolo seeks a creative, energetic, organized Development Associate. This exciting nonprofit organization is under the direction of Jacques Heim, the founding Artistic Director, and Jennifer Cheng, the Executive Director. The position will report to the Chief Operating Officer. 

Candidates will be responsible for coordinating Diavolo’s individual giving program and activities, Individual Donor participation, and produce at least four fundraising events yearly . S/He will provide grant writing assistance, manage the development meetings, and provide fundraising resources and assistance to ensure Board development goals are met.

For a full description, please click here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, send resume and cover letter via email and use the subject line: “Development Associate Application."

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Lighting Director

Organization: Diavolo
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

Diavolo seeks a creative, energetic, organized Lighting Director (LD). This exciting nonprofit organization is under the direction of Jacques Heim, the founding Artistic Director, and Jennifer Cheng, the Executive Director. The LD will report to the Technical Director and the Artistic Director.

The LD is responsible for executing existing lighting designs associated with Diavolo repertory and creating and maintaining all documents associated with those designs, such as light plots, associated paperwork and cueing data. S/He will support outside designers who may be contracted to create new lighting designs and create new designs as needed for certain situations where an existing design is not workable or appropriate. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with committing to travel with Diavolo for their full season touring schedule. In addition, the LD will be expected to participate in load in and load out calls both in the Diavolo Space as well as at the venues. 

For more information, please click here. Please send resume and cover letter via email using the subject line: "Diavolo Lighting Director Application".

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Costume Designer & Wardrobe Mistress/Master

Organization: Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc.
Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Application Deadline: August 30, 2015

Fort Wayne Ballet is seeking a Costume Designer & Wardrobe Mistress/Master (CDWM) The CDWM should have knowledge of dance costume construction and set design. S/He will be responsible for designing and crafting costumes, training costume volunteers, and supervising the main stage to youth company productions.

Interested applicants should please send cover letter, resume and references via email.

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Director of Programs

Organization: Fractured Atlas
Job Location: New York, NY

Fractured Atlas is now hiring a Director of Programs (DP) for a new, senior leadership overseeing the development, management, and integration of programs, products, and services. The DP  reports to the Executive Director.

An ideal candidate will seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory; be entrepreneurial and comfortable with high-risk, high-impact efforts; be agile, creative problem solvers with a pragmatic focus on concrete results. The DP should be curious, unafraid of change, and excited by opportunities to better Fractured Atlas' services and systems. S/He will invest time in quality work, giving customers and colleagues alike respect, recognition, and support.

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

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Vice President

Organization: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

G. Schirmer/AMP seeks a Vice President. This is a senior-level position, responsible for the artistic leadership of the G. Schirmer/AMP catalogs and rosters of Pulitzer, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy-winning composers. The company seeks highly qualified candidates who possess the vision, leadership, and experience necessary to lead one of the world’s premiere classical music publishing houses in its continued growth and development. 

The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of, and extensive experience in, the classical music industry including familiarity with artist management and artistic administrators/directors, as well as an understanding of issues, trends, and strategies in classical music programming.

For a full job description, please click here. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history via email and kindly include "Vice President" in the subject field.

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Company Producer

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

Gibney Dance is seeking a Company Producer (CP). The CP is responsible for the overall administration of the Company’s activities and oversees multiple areas of involvement.  While tasks and duties vary throughout the year based on the Company’s greatest needs as they occur, the CP’s primary responsibility is the planning and smooth implementation of all Company performances and activities. The CP serves as a liaison between the Company and other departments, and handles all communications and logistics pertaining to the Company. The key areas of responsibility include building a new vision & model for the Company, producing the Company’s artistic programs, and directing company administration.

To apply, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename via email.  Include “Company Producer" as the email’s subject line. Submissions must include:

  • A cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three professional references.
  • A resume no longer than two pages outlining your educational and professional experience and salary history.
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Ballet Instructor

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

Grand Rapids Ballet School is seeking a classical ballet instructor. The ideal candidate will have had classical ballet education, as well as ballet teaching experience. All faculty should have a passion for inspiring students, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and must be able to work with all students without favoritism. All faculty are expected to provide the highest quality and level of education and training, while nurturing a love and appreciation for the art of dance.

To view a full job description, please click here. Please send cover letter and resume via email.

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Director of Institutional Giving

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation
Job Location: Houston, TX

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Institutional Giving is a leadership position within the Development Department - responsible for the overall growth of fundraising revenue from foundations, corporations and government entities. 

Duties: 

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer and other directors within the development department to formulate the future direction of institutional fundraising efforts for Houston Ballet
  • Provide leadership, expertise, and direction in the planning and execution of institutional giving, working closely with the CDO, ED and the Board
  • Actively manage a personal portfolio of prospects and donors, including identifying and cultivating new potential supporters and enhancing relationships with the existing supporters.    
  • Serve as a calls officer for the company 
  • Maintain a significant presence at Houston Ballet performances and activities
  • Working collaboratively with the Chief Development officer, determine the best package of benefits for corporate donors
  • Plan collaboratively with Development Department Directors, the Chief Development Officer and the Executive Director to create an annual calendar of corporate and foundation events 
  • Prepare, manage and monitor budgets 
  • Oversee gift acknowledgement process
For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Director of Production

Organization: Houston Ballet
Job Location: Houston, TX

Houston Ballet is seeking a Director of Production (DP). Reporting to the General Manager, the DP directs and supervises members of the production and wardrobe team as well as contract IATSE crew heads and oversees all production related activities. 

The DP develops production budget and supervises payment of production department related bills and payroll. S/He supervises development of production schedules for all Houston Ballet performances and assists General Manager in developing new production budgets

The DP works with visiting designers, coordinates communication between designers and artistic staff as needed, and works with Technical Director to assess condition of productions and determine maintenance need. The DP builds and maintains props as needed and works directly with Artistic staff to assess rehearsal needs and coordinate artist to production notes during performances..

For a full job description, please click here. Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to Lacey Chance.

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Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: August 31, 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 seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven individual to join the External Affairs department. Working closely with the Associate Director of Development and External Affairs Director, the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of corporate and foundation fundraising activities and assist in strategy development. 

Primary responsibilities include securing corporate and foundation support to match or exceed annual budgeted goals, preparing grant proposals, budgets and reports, corporate and foundation prospecting and cultivation, and making in-person corporate solicitations. Candidates must have at least three years professional experience working in related field or position; the ability to work productively and graciously under time constraints and with many different constituents; a passion for the arts, and a team player sensibility. Salary is commensurate with experience. HSDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

For a full job description and to apply, please click here

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Costume Mistress

Organization: Island Moving Company
Job Location: Newport, RI

Island Moving Company is seeking a part time Costume Mistress. Applicants must be able to design and construct garments.  Experience in stretch and conventional fabrics is necessary.  S/He will work directly with choreographers and dancers and must be organized and flexible enough to schedule fittings and consultations. The position also requires regular maintenance and inventory of costumes.  

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter via email.

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Dance Curator

Organization: Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Job Location: New York, NY

The Dance Curator (DC) reports to the Director of the Library for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Director’s senior management team. The DC has primary responsibility for administration of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, the world's largest and most comprehensive archive of dance. Responsibilities include promoting and facilitating use of the collection, initiating outreach to the dance and dance research communities, and recommending collections for acquisition. The DC is tasked with both building a collection and community that will see the division into the future and preserving the legacy of the division’s past.  

The  DC holds one of the most respected leadership positions in the global dance research community. S/He nurtures current relationships and develops new collaborations with the world’s most celebrated dance figures and organizations.  As leader of the world's most comprehensive dance collection that is free and accessible to all users, the curator ensures that the collection not only continues to flourish, but is an accessible worldwide resource. The DC is a dance expert who will cultivate the subject expertise of the Dance Division staff and will develop initiatives that will maximize the use of the collection and increase community engagement.

For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Development and Finance Administrative Assistant

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Development and Finance Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer.  Duties performed are scheduling and coordination of meetings, filing, financial record keeping, and working on special projects.  This position also answers correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information.  Deals with a diverse group of important callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; maintaining calendars and schedules, establishing and maintaining manual and electronic filing system, liaison with other departments and outside agencies while handling confidential information, working independently and as a team on special projects, creates and proofreads general correspondence, and acts as additional data entry support for both departments.

Undergraduate degree and two years of administrative experience is preferred. Candidates should be organized, professional, detail orientated, able to multitask, show initiative, flexible, and have excellent communication skills. 

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

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Patron Services Associate

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for handling all customer service and duties that relate to the Joffrey’s subscribers and box office.  This position serves as a staff contact for internal and external ticketing-related issues; processes subscription, single ticket, group and exchange orders daily, including database entry and record keeping; updates sales reports; handles incoming and outgoing customer services calls, letters and emails; and staffs the Joffrey box office.

Non-profit experience and a B.A. in dance or other performing arts field is preferred,. Candidates should also have experience with Ticketmaster or similar box office software. The position requires excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. 

To view a full job description, please click here. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and salary history via email.

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Production Manager

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

Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is seeking a Production Manager (PM). The PM supports the Managing Director in all aspects of theater scheduling, contract management, data entry, and planning. S/He provides educational, artistic, and managerial oversight for all JOMDC student companies. The PM  oversees and manages all youth company auditions in conjunction with Youth Company Directors. S/He is also responsible for managing, coordinating and/or overseeing all JOMDC productions, which include Adult and Youth dance concerts, showcases, informal demonstrations, events and theater rentals.

The ideal candidate will possess a BA in Arts Management, Dance, Theater, or Video Production. S/He should demonstrate expertise in dance education, managing dance companies, and producing dance concerts with good working knowledge of theater operation a plus. Applicant should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and have the desire to work in a busy, energetic environment, problem solve, and take initiative. The PM should be proficient in PatronManager, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google documents. S/He should be able to demonstrate artistic and creative capabilities and desire to work for a nonprofit arts organization. 

For a full job description, please click here. Submit resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Heidi S. Hawkins via email.

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Development Associate

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

The Development Associate is primarily responsible for supporting The Joyce Theater Foundation’s individual giving program and assists with the overall fundraising efforts undertaken by the organization. The Joyce raises contributed income from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, and holds two major fundraising events annually. This position works closely with the Individual Giving Manager to manage and grow the organization’s direct mail campaigns and participates in ongoing donor stewardship around Joyce performances and programs around New York City. 

The successful candidate will be a positive, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual with self-starting initiative who can effectively prioritize their workload to accommodate a busy and varied department. This position requires an individual with exceptional telephone skills, poise, and the ability to juggle multiple assignments. S/He must be available to work select evenings and weekends.  

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

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Institutional Giving Manager

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

The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks an Institutional Giving Manager (IGM) to serve as a member of a three-person institutional giving team and an eight-person Development department. With a newly defined and more focused role, the IGM will primarily be responsible for corporate and foundation relations and provide core administrative support for The Joyce’s institutional giving fundraising efforts. Goals include maintaining and increasing the number and diversity of The Joyce’s base of 45 institutional funders and growing associated annual giving of $3.2 million. Managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation funders, this position will provide essential support by researching, writing, and adapting materials for proposals, reports, letters, and electronic solicitations; managing donor fulfillment and recognition plans; and implementing varied strategies to meet and exceed The Joyce’s institutional giving goals.  

Please click here for a full job description. To apply, send resume and cover letter via email.

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Marketing Assistant

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

The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York’s leading dance presenting organization, seeks a part-time Marketing Assistant to support the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced marketing department. The Joyce’s annual season includes approximately 48 weeks of dance with over 330 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) identifying and researching target interest groups for event promotion, maintaining programming listings on event websites, coordinating direct mail campaigns and distribution of collateral, as well as general support of the department, as needed.

To view a full job description, please click here. Send resume and cover letter via email.

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Education Program Associate

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

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks an emerging dance education professional to administrate and expand our program and assist in building the educational capacity for our growing organization. The full-time position is an excellent growth opportunity for an emerging career professional to build on our dance education foundation of nearly 30 years working with the NYC Department of Education. The Education Program Associate will report to the Executive & Artistic Director.

Please click here to view a full job description. Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, résumé, references, writing sample, and salary requirements here.

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Education Program Manager

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

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks a dance education professional to administrate and expand the program by building educational capacity for its growing organization. The full-time position is an excellent growth opportunity for a skilled career professional to build on our dance education foundation of nearly 30 years working with the NYC Department of Education. The Education Program Manager (EPM) will report to the Executive & Artistic Director.

The EPM should have three to five years of experience as an EPM for nonprofit organizations with dance, dance education, and youth service programs. Qualified candidates will have excellent administrative, organizational, and program and time-management skills, in addition to exceptional attention to detail and deadlines. A dance education, administrative expertise, and deep working knowledge of the NYC DOE are required. S/He should have experience raising and reporting on funds from schools and other sources. A Master's degree or equivalent is preferred. It is a plus if candidates are bilingual in Spanish and English.

To view a full job description, please click here.

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

Organization: Mark DeGarmo Dance
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 addressed to: 

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

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Donor & Corporate Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Donor & Corporate Relations Manager (DCRM) to advance the Development Department’s fundraising goals by providing superb donor stewardship and cultivation.  The DCRM serves as a VIP Concierge, managing all individual donor ticketing and on-site special events needs. In addition, this position works closely with the Director of Development to steward corporate relationships.  This position reports to the Director of Development.  This position is Exempt.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of relevant experience,  and Tessitura experience.  S/He will have excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal with ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment needed.  Candidate will demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, and ability to handle confidential information.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices and requires the ability to work nights and weekends, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For a full job description, please click here. Send resume via email.

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Membership Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Membership Manager (MM). The MM will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all members including MCB Friends and Upper Room via direct mail, online giving channels, telefundraising, as well as personalized customer service support and special event planning and execution.  The position reports to the Director of Development.  This position is Exempt.

An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant experience, preferably in a performing arts organization, and Tessitura experience. S/He will have excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal with ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment needed.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices and requires the ability to work nights and weekends, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For a full job description, please click here. Please email resume here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Miami Contemporary Dance Company
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC) is currently seeking an Executive Director with proven record of administration of cultural projects, for the continued implementation of an established organizational vision. Experience in overseeing development and marketing, financial budget controls, implementing strategic plans, knowledge of non-profit governmental requirements, and management of programming staff. Experience with professional dance companies or the performing arts is preferred. Preferred masters and/or 5 years experience in related field.

For more information, please click here. To apply, please send resume via email.

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Program Coordinator

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

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a full-time Program Coordinator who will work to administer and advance the National Dance Project (NDP), one of the largest grantmaking programs for dance in the United States. This position requires excellent communication and planning skills, a keen attention to detail, and a passion for dance and/or the arts.

The Program Coordinator reports to and works closely with NDP’s Program Manager as well as with the NDP Grants Coordinator, and with other NEFA staff and programs. NDP’s Coordinators work in partnership with one another, sharing some areas of general program administration while maintaining complementary but distinct roles in specific areas of priority. 

Please click here to view a full job description. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in a single document via email.

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Membership Manager

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

The New York City Ballet (NYCB) is seeking a Membership Manager (MM) who will be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all members via the mail, telefundraising, and online giving channels, as well as day-to-day supervision of NYCB’s Assistant and outside vendors. The MM is part of the Development & Special Events team and reports directly to the Associate Director of Membership. This position is Exempt.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelors Degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience in a performing arts organization. S/He will have well developed communication skills, project management experience, and strong customer service skills. Tessitura v12 experience is preferred.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please email resume and salary requirements with Membership Manager in the subject line. 

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Company Member

Organization: OceA Dance
Job Location: Chilmark, MA

Marianne Goldberg, Artistic Director of Pathways Living Room Studios, in collaboration with The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, is holding a site-specific choreographic workshop and residency to explore oceans expedition and embodiment. Following this residency, selected dancers from the workshop will be invited to return to Martha's Vineyard to participate in founding a dance and performance company directed by Marianne Goldberg.

Inspired by coastal terrain, utilizing  improvisational structures in perception, space, time, and live presence, Goldberg will choreograph movement for a work in process, in collaboration with invited dancers. This exploration evolves from kinesthetic qualities as can only be experienced at ocean's edge: aqua-terrestrial wind, sensing of movement on surfaces of sand/stone/water, 360 gravity, and flow of breath from sunrise to starlight. Along with collaborating artists, those experiences will be brought into the architecture of the theater. With resources of modulated light, amplified sound, scrim, fabric, raised platforms, and projection of images, text, and photography, the interior space will transform into an as yet unknown shoreline to be performed for the Martha's Vineyard community in a work-in-process showing at The Yard.

For application instructions, please click here. Please send applications via email.

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Client Relations Associate

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Reporting to ODC Theater’s Programing and Operations Manager, the ODC Client Relations Associate is primarily responsible for ensuring that studio tenants (ODC School classes, resident artists, renters, etc.) and Theater renters have access to the Theater building and their assigned studios. This position also provides administrative support to ODC staff (campus wide) with both regular duties and special projects as assigned. This position is part-time/seasonal, with approximately 20 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will be proficient  in Microsoft Office Suite. S/He should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent relationship-building skills, and the ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders (including children and parents). S/He should be highly organized, deadline-oriented, flexible with the ability to multi-task, and a team player with a proactive, "can do," service- oriented attitude.

For a full job description, please click here. Please email resume and cover letter, referencing "Client Relations Associate" in the subject line.

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Executive Director

Organization: Opera Naples
Job Location: Naples, FL

Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be a forward-thinking entrepreneurial leader who will both create and implement a future vision and plan for Opera Naples (ON). The scope of responsibility in this position will include leading all contributed and earned revenue initiatives through marketing and development, structuring the staff, and, along with the Board, building audience, donor, sponsor, volunteer, and community relationships. The individual will maintain a high professional profile in the community, and will foster national relationships with artists, agents, collaborators, and producers to lead on into its next era of success and visibility. While sophisticated and able to engage with major donors, the ED will be a hands-on manager who pays attention to great detail and has an ability to instill loyalty in staff, all associates, and supporters of ON.

For a full job description, please click here. Please email cover letter and resume to Michael Blachly, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group, Inc.

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Development Manager

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

Under the direction of our Senior Director of Philanthropy, the Development Manager will work to increase individual donor support of Orlando Ballet (OB) by managing the company’s donor database, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events. OB is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a commitment to supporting OB in its mission to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to Jim Cundiff, Executive Director. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Executive Director

Organization: Performing Arts Workshop
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The Performing Arts Workshop is seeking an Executive Director (ED). This is an exciting time for the Workshop and for the organization’s new leader. The ED will be walking into a strong organization in very solid financial health that has a clear strategy for program and fundraising laid out for the coming five years.This stability and credibility in combination with its strong history provides the flexibility and opportunity for the organization to continue to leverage and expand upon its deep impact. 

The successful candidate will have commitment to the Workshop’s core values of: collaboration and commitment; impact; social justice and equity; creative approach and process; operational excellence; and a culture of learning. To view a full job description, please click here. To apply or nominate someone else, please send a letter explaining interest, current resume, and salary history via email. Include “The Workshop” in the subject line. All nominations and expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence.

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Production Manager

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) is seeking a Production Manager (PM). The PM has the primary responsibility of coordinating all backstage production activities.  S/He is responsible for preparing and monitoring all production budgets. The PM will coordinate backstage activities for all tour engagements and maintaining all dance floors within the PBT studios.

The PM will assist the PBT School with the end of the year showcase, pre-professional performance, ISP performance, and other production related needs. S/He serves as the primary contact to national and international tour venues. 

For a full job description, please click here. Please send resume and three professional resumes here.

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Operations Coordinator

Organization: PMG Arts Management, LLC.
Job Location: Durham, NC

PMG Arts Management is a full-service booking and management firm located in downtown Durham. PMG is looking for someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, interested in the performing arts, and open to growth potential to administer general office needs, coordinate conference exhibits, and oversee special assignments. Daily administrative duties include scheduling meetings, responding to emails, following-up on contracts, overseeing various marketing efforts, and maintaining many in-house applications (database, website, bookkeeping, etc). In addition to regular administrative and support duties, the Operations Coordinator (OC) will collaborate with artist and presenter staff on intermittent projects, such as providing information and applying for special opportunities.  The OC will also orchestrate PMG’s presence at six booking conferences, including booth display, logistics, and promotional materials. It is expected that the OC may be requested to provide administrative support at select conferences so some travel will be required.

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

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Master Electrician

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA

Richmond Ballet (RB) seeks a Master Electrician to begin July 1st. The Master Electrician is responsible for the implementation of all lighting designs in association with RB Productions. Duties include, but are not limited to, the hang and focus of all lighting plots, maintaining paperwork in accordance with the needs of each show, and keeping all RB lighting gear in proper working order, either by fixing it or sending it out for repair. 

Candidates should be self motivated individuals able to work in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient in Vectorworks, Lightwright, and MS Office; knowledge of Autocad is a plus. S/He must be able to lead Union and Non-union labor crews. This position requires working nights, weekends, some holidays, and working long hours on your feet.  Some touring required. S/He must be comfortable working at heights on ladders, in personal lifts, and be able to lift 50lbs.  Valid driver’s license with ability to drive 24’ box trucks is necessary. Master Electrician reports to the Technical Director under the supervision of the Production Director. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements here.

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Production Manager

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA

Richmond Ballet (RB), the State Ballet of Virginia has an immediate opening for a Production Manager. This position will be responsible for all technical aspects of each production from inception through performances through strike and restock.  All RB technical staff will work under this position.  The position will create timelines/deadlines for all work and scheduled meetings, and be responsible for oversight and coordination of all departments within the ballet (e.g. technical, costume, sound, execution of set, and lighting design), and also the performance venues and suppliers.  The position will estimate and track production budgets for all shows and other departmental needs.  The position will determine human resources needed, both permanent staff and over-hire.  It is imperative that this person is able to communicate in a clear and effective manner with team members and should be comfortable with Microsoft Office and CAD.  The Production Manager reports directly to the Managing Director. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume here.

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Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement

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

The Associate Director of Adult Education and Audience Engagement (ADAE) will oversee the development and execution of engaging and accessible education programs designed to serve audience members (as well as SF Ballet staff and School students) with the ultimate goal of improving audience members’ knowledge of ballet. This candidate will craft a pedagogically sound framework for adult education and define innovative strategies for engagement and learning. S/He will base their work on current research and best practices in the fields of dance education, educational psychology, and curriculum design. The ADAE will serve as an advocate for dance literacy within the institution and in the wider regional and national dance communities. S/He will participate in crafting educational content for website, publications and other channels, and in planning and implementing digital and event-based education/engagement strategies. 

An MA/MFA in dance, dance education, or equivalent professional job experience is required for this position. The ADAE should also have a minimum five years of experience in the field of dance education.  For more details, please click here.

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Dance Program Director

Organization: Sarah Lawrence College
Job Location: Bronxville, NY
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015

The Dance Program at Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a new Director who is an accomplished teacher for our distinguished program in Dance. The successful candidate will be an active dance artist with proven achievement in choreography and performance, in addition to an established teaching practice and administrative experience. An advanced degree in the field is desired, or its professional equivalent. Familiarity with dance in a liberal arts curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students is essential.

Please click here for a full job description and to apply. Applicants should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement addressing their approach to teaching and artistic practice, with relevant materials.  

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Communications Manager

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Smuin Ballet seeks a Communications Manager (CM) to maintain a communications and social media strategy with the goal of advancing the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as driving broader awareness and donor support for the organization. Overall, the social media role includes developing and executing an integrated strategy through various channels to drive audience retention, engagement, and traffic to all Company sites. All campaigns will strive to build awareness to market the Company and engage new audiences.

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

This position requires 3 years of experience in marketing and/or advertising. The successful candidate will have significant knowledge of the dance industry, as well as the non-profit and/or cultural arts sector. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field is preferred. The ability to work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please click here.

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DanceDC Instructor

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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Wardrobe Assistant

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking a Wardrobe Assistant (WA). The WA will provide wardrobe support to the company dancers, studio company dancers, and school of The Washington Ballet (TWB). S/He will assist and facilitate dancer and performance related wardrobe requirements.

The WA will assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of dancers’ measurements, as well as customary measurements required for the production and fitting of costumes, wigs, hats, etc. S/He will assist with hands on fittings and alterations of all costumes as required by the repertory. S/He will maintain inventory, labeling, and distribution of company provided accessories and makeup.

The ideal candidate will have strong machine and hand sewing skills, excellent organizational skills, and willingness to learn new things. S/He will work well independently and in a team. Hours will be flexible during production week and weekends.

For a full job description and to apply, please click here.

*postings updated as of August 28, 2015.