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Technical Director

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

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

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Grant Writer

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

The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proof reading 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 more information, click here 

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Seasonal Positions

Organization: American Dance Festival
Job Location: Durham, NC

American Dance Festival seeks a Technical Director and a Sound Technician. To apply, email cover letter, resume, and three references.

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Executive Director

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

American Repertory Ballet’s Executive Director is the chief operating officer for American Repertory Ballet (“ARB”) and Princeton Ballet School (“PBS”), with responsibility for all financial, development, personnel, and legal aspects of the operations of ARB and PBS. The Executive Director leads the team of Program and Administrative Directors to form and execute budgets, manage daily operations, and other business matters. The Executive Director serves as the spokesperson of the organization, promoting the mission and vision of American Repertory Ballet while spearheading and executing its strategic plan. Excellent written and oral communication abilities are required. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Social Media Consultant

Organization: Audience Architects
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Social Media Consultant will be an independent contractor employed by Audience Architects (AARCH), will report to the Marketing and Operations Manager, and will work to serve the organization's core mission and programs. Specifically, the Consultant will be responsible for curating, posting, and reporting on all content on SeeChicagoDance and Audience Architect's very robust social media channels. This position pays a monthly stipend and offers tremendous opportunities for meaningful work and networking in a highly competitive field. 

Position duties include but are not limited to:

  • Finding or creating content for social channels that are in line with the tone, intent, and standards of the SeeChicagoDance brand.
  • Monthly reports to the Marketing and Operations Manager detailing type and quantity of engagement, as well as an annual audit detailing trends, cumulative numbers, etc.
  • Maintaining an accurate post calendar and communicating the schedule with the Marketing and Operations Manager.
  • Keeping up to date on all social media trends regarding dance and more specifically dance in Chicago.

Skills Required:

  • 3+ years professional social media experience with tangible growth in those channels.
  • Knowledge of the Chicago dance field a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills a must.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A professional, yet fun-loving person with a sense of humor.

Stipend: AARCH will pay the Social Media Consultant a monthly stipend. The contract will start Jan 3, 2017 and will be reevaluated for renewal in December of 2017.

AARCH does not accept liability for any additional charges, other than those specified in this Agreement. All work completed under this Agreement shall be considered as an independent contractor. For more information please email Ashley Goos.

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Chief Operating Officer

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

The COO will provide leadership, development, and vision to the operations, maintenance, restoration, and historic preservation of the Auditorium Theatre facility. This position is responsible for maximizing all income streams from facility usage including concessions, merchandise, and other ancillary functions. The COO is responsible for the compliance and safety related to the operation of the facility. The COO will be a part of the senior management team, the staff liaison to the board facility committee, and the lead preservationist of the organization. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Bates Dance Festival
Job Location: Lewiston, ME

Director

Bates College invites applications for the position of Director of the Bates Dance Festival, an internationally renowned summer program celebrating its 35th anniversary of bringing together a diverse community of international choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform, and incubate new work. Serving as a leader in the development and exposition of the performing arts on campus and throughout the world of dance, the Director is the producer, artistic curator, coordinator, and manager of a contemporary dance program that combines academic excellence, innovative programming, and community engagement. For more information and how to apply, click here.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance 

The Bates Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a two year visiting assistant professor of dance to teach dance composition, technique, history or theory, and repertory beginning August 1, 2017. For a full job description and to apply, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Development Associate

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

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

Teaching Artists 

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

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

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Resident Advisor

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


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

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Dance Instructor

Organization: Chara Christian Dance Academy
Job Location: Friendswood, TX

Chara Christian Dance Academy is looking for a positive, hardworking, and motivated individual with the expertise to teach ballet on a variety of levels and direct our in-residence ballet company, who will fit into their More Than Just Great Dancing® culture.

Qualified professionals should email resume, cover letter and references. Salary and benefits for those that qualify.

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Graphic Designer

Cincinnati Ballet seeks a Graphic Designer to be the steward of the organization’s brand, ensuring a consistent, professional, quality appearance in keeping with Cincinnati Ballet’s artistic mission and values. The Graphic Designer should creatively and competently develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts for print and digital marketing. The Designer should thrive in a collaborative environment and feel comfortable creating materials for the institution, performances, the Otto M. Budig Academy, Education & Outreach initiative & Development in particular. They should take an active role in determining, executing and tracking visual strategies important to maintaining a consistent and cohesive look for the Ballet. For more information and how to apply click here.

Individual Giving Manager 

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

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

Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager

The Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of Cincinnati Ballet’s most significant individual and corporate donors. The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraising professional who will implement strategies to expand the number of individual and corporate donors supporting Cincinnati Ballet annually by collaborating with team members to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward relationships. This role will have the opportunity create and implement Cincinnati Ballet’s future planned giving program and serve as the primary development professional for that program. 

The Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager is expected to solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Development Team, Executive Director, Board members, volunteers and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. For more information and to apply, click here

Academy Registrar

The Academy Registrar is the essential, internal driver of business within Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Academy. With a key focus on patron support, the Registrar is responsible for the development and execution of the Academy’s customer service strategy in relationship to all Academy programs and the central processor for all retail activity. As a core member of the Academy administrative team, the Registrar also supports all major Academy events, productions and programs. For more information and how to apply, click here.  

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Various Positions

Organization: CityDance

Ballet Teachers
Job Location: Rockville, MD

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

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

Foundation & Government Relations Manager
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

Front Desk Administrator
Job Location: North Bethesda, MD

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

Registrar
Job Location: North Bethesda, MD

CityDance is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Registrar to govern and execute all aspects of the registration process from initial inquiry to auditions and enrollments.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute financial and administrative duties associated with enrollment services for all prospective and current students.
  • Maintain student records and implement the registration process.
  • Drive business opportunities by identifying markets for potential class creation/s through frontline inquiries and student data sourcing.
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Be a team player and contribute to the growth of our School & Conservatory programs.
  • Enjoy the recognition and reward of seeing the students you enroll develop into some of the best young dancers and performance talents nationally.

To apply: 

Please email resume PDF Format only, or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online CV or resume
Subject of email: Job Post_ SACREG17  – “applicant last name"
Title resume document: Resume_SACREG17 – “applicant’s last name” 

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Arnhold Professor of Dance Education

Organization: Columbia University
Job Location: New York, NY

The Teachers College, Columbia University seeks an outstanding, full-time faculty member with a record of important contributions to the field of Dance Education through artistic and scholarly accomplishment along with excellent teaching, leadership in dance education programming, and professional service. For more information and to apply, click here.

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President & CEO

Organization: Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
Job Location: Columbus, OH

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a forward-thinking, energetic and visionary professional to serve as their President and CEO. The CEO leads CAPA as a theatre owner/landlord, presenter of performing arts, shared services manager, theater-based community developer, and fundraiser. Individuals who are interested are encouraged to apply by emailing a CV/resume and cover letter. For a full job description, click here.   

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Residency Coordinator

Organization: Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Deborah Slater Dance Theater (DSDT) is seeking a Residency Coordinator for their sixth annual Studio 210 Summer Residency. The position begins in February and runs through the beginning of August 2017, with potential for renewing the contract yearly. Responsibilities include marketing the application, administration, organization, co-curation and promotion of the annual Studio 210 Residency activities, including but not limited to recruiting and selecting artists, scheduling, hiring technicians, designing and printing flyers and cards, coordinating rehearsals, feedback sessions, performances, photo and documentation, and offering artistic and administrative support. The candidate will work closely with the Administrative and Marketing Coordinator on Marketing and Public Relations. Duties will include writing and submitting a press release, setting up interviews on radio/print/online, interest group Marketing, and social media promotion. For more information and to apply, click here

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Technical Director

Organization: Dogtown Dance Theatre
Job Location: Richmond, VA

Dogtown Dance Theatre, a nonprofit performing arts theatre located in Richmond’s Historic Manchester District, is seeking a Technical Director for its 2017 season. Shows are scheduled for nearly every weekend, so availability Thursday-Sunday is required, with other weekdays scheduled as needed. Position begins January 2017.

The Technical Director will be responsible for meeting with visiting artists, event planners, and other space renters to determine the lighting and A/V needs of their shows and to execute these to the best of Dogtown’s ability. The Tech Director will need to develop a clear understanding of the capabilities of Dogtown’s equipment so that each show is designed and performed with respect for the artists’ vision and dedication to the protection of the performers, audience, and equipment. Strong communication and problem solving skills required. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Teaching Artists, Teaching Artist Assistants

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

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

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Assistant Professor in Dance: Studio Practice & Dance Composition

Organization: Florida State University School of Dance
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL

The Florida State University School of Dance seeks to hire one Assistant Professor of Dance to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all levels of classical and/or contemporary technique as well as the ability to teach dance composition. Additional teaching responsibilities in one or more of the following content areas is desired: improvisation, contact improvisation, somatic practices, partnering, pointe, pedagogy, dance studies, directing, dance photography and/or dramaturgy. 

The new faculty member will share responsibilities for student mentoring and advising, and professional service at the departmental, college and university levels and contributing to a collegial approach which facilitates creative and critical learning environments. Encouraging fluidity across the domains involved in dance as art is a priority in our program. He/she will be expected to maintain a consistent agenda of research and/or creative activity and engage in ongoing professional development in their area of expertise that leads to recognition within the dance field. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree or professional equivalence in a related field of expertise. MFA and/or PhD. For more information and to apply, click here.

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General Manager

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

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

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Programs Director

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

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre seeks to hire a Programs Director. Click here  to read the complete job description. 

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Various Positions 

Organization: Houston Ballet
Job Location: Houston, TX

Academy Ballet Master for HBII

Houston Ballet seeks to hire an Academy Ballet Master for HBII. This position assists in the supervision and training of HBII students. This includes:

  • Teach and coach students from levels 5 through HBII’s ballet
  • Teach and coach company as requested
  • Work with Academy Director to assist in the development of HBII
  • For easy transition into company
  • By teaching, coaching and rehearsing for all HBII and company rehearsal and performance crossovers
  • For HBII touring when requested
  • For auditioning preparations and career planning and placement
  • By attending all HBII performances and assisting with back stage duties as needed
  • Participate in local and national auditions and participate in student recruitment
  • Attend competitions as requested
  • Consult and prepare student evaluations and correspondence and meet with parents as needed
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings and in-services when required
  • Maintain accurate roll books
  • Provide letters of recommendation as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following education and expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and certifications
  • Five years teaching experience
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and references by the application deadline.

Various Positions

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL


Director of External Affairs
 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings artists, art, and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance. The company seeks a dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven professional to join Executive Director Jason Palmquist and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton in leading the revenue-generating operations of the organization. As a senior staff member, the Director of External Affairs is responsible for growing both earned and contributed revenue while serving as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago'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. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. Click here for a full job description. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please.

Board Liaison & Individual Giving Manager

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s External Affairs department. This full time position will allow a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial development professional the opportunity to be part of a coordinated External Affairs team, primarily responsible for successfully planning and executing the Annual Fund campaign and for managing Board engagement activities. The Board Liaison and Individual Giving Manager will work closely with the Director of External Affairs to develop and execute a patron centered annual fund campaign. This position will also work closely with the Director of External Affairs and Executive Director on Board engagement for the organization. The Board Liaison and Individual Giving Manager will manage and oversee the creation of a comprehensive, data driven plan to solicit individual donors (up to $5,000) and will serve as the department leader in regards to data integrity and database procedures. Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please. For a full job description and list of qualifications, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL


Development Associate 

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

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

This position is Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with additional hours as required for special events, meetings, some performances.

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

Director of Production

The Director of Production works closely with the Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Operations to coordinate and supervise all aspects of the production department including the needs for all performances (and events as needed), create budgets and plan for the future, scheduling, and staffing. S/he must have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication and personnel management skills; work with people of varying backgrounds and experience levels; be extremely organized and work in a timely manner; gather/analyze information skillfully; be able to develop, work within and report on approved budgets; manage multiple projects; respond quickly to any new developments; and possess a sense of humor.  

Qualifications/Requirements: Undergraduate degree preferred (not required, but job experience as a technical director, production manager, or production supervisor a must).  7-8 years of theatrical production management or stage management experience at a professional level, ballet preferred (but not required).  Should have national and international touring experience, shown a willingness to take initiative; demonstrated leadership qualities and problem solving skills; be familiar with working with various union contracts; possess strong computer skills (MS Office 360, Vectorworks and 3D drafting capabilities). Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.

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

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Various Positions

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

Board Liaison & Research Specialist

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

House Manager

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

Certification Requirements:

  • First aid 
  • Adult CPR 
  • Fire Guard 
  • Fire Drill Conductor 
  • Alcohol Seller / Server 
  • Food Protection

For more information and to apply, please email resume and cover letter.

Marketing Manager, Strategies & Analytics

The Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics is responsible for managing all data and ticket sales analysis; using the analysis to develop and propose strategies for the Marketing department and other departments within The Joyce Theater; establishing goals and strategies; performing detailed analysis on single ticket sales, memberships, purchasing trends; and other analyses as needed.

This position is new to the structure of the Joyce Theater and, as such, this job description may be amended in part or in whole.  Any amendments will be communicated among the Marketing Director; the Executive Director; and the Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics.

For more information and to apply, click here

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Director of Education & Community Engagement

Organization: Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Job Location: Lake Placid, NY

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) seeks a Director of Education & Community Engagement to oversee the development and delivery of the LPCA’s arts education classes and community engagement programs for children, families and adults.  Additionally, the Director of Education and Community Engagement will manage the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance, a division of the LPCA.

The ideal candidate will bring strong arts education, management and program development experience, creativity, initiative, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to high quality programming and teaching to help realize the organization’s mission and meet programmatic and financial goals. Previous experience in dance education or administration preferred.

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

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Residency Coordinator

Organization: Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL


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

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Marketing Associate

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

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

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Various Positions

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

General Manager

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

Development Associate/Data Analyst

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a detail-oriented Development Associate / Data Analyst to ensure a high level of database management, accurate and timely donation entry and acknowledgement, administrative and event support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate position is a 40-hour per week full time position. For more information, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Director of Development

The Director of Development (DOD) is a senior management position responsible for all aspects of planning, executing, and evaluating Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) fund raising program including individual giving, corporate, foundation and government support, and special events. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the DOD will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, the Artistic Director, and the Major Gifts consultant to expand MCB’s philanthropic profile in Florida and nationally. To apply for this position, 
click here

Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison who will be responsible for the day-to-day financial reporting, gift and data entry, budgeting, and donor record management for the Development Department.  In addition, the Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison will be responsible for coordination and communication between the Development and Executive Departments and the Board of Trustees, including managing board meetings, reports, and minutes. To apply candidates should email their resume and cover letter.   

Data Analyst

The Data Analyst’s primary role is to support the efforts of the Miami City Ballet management team in the capturing, tracking, and analysis of business intelligence to inform and enable decision-making capabilities and improve business results. This position will research and present information in support of planning in all departments, and through data analysis support the strategic and long-term planning process. As primary organizational contact for Tessitura, position is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity, user support and maintenance of the Tessitura System. The Tessitura System will be primary data source, data sources may also include Google Analytics, Mail2, Dialog, Dun & Bradstreet, WealthEngine, phone systems and third-party box office data.  This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL.  Full benefits offered. For more information and to apply, click here.  

Summer Chaperones
Work Dates: June 17 - July 22, 2017 

Miami City Ballet (MCB) School is seeking college students or young professionals, age 20 or older, to work as chaperones at the MCB Summer Intensive.  A background in dance or other arts is desirable but not required.  Previous experience as a chaperone with students ages 12 - 19 is strongly preferred.  The Ballet is also looking for at least one chaperone with a nursing background.

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.

Weekly compensation, housing at University of Miami, and all meal offered.

Please send cover letter, resume, and two recommendation letters to Stella Ford, School Programs and International Relations Manager.

Student Life and Housing Manager
Position Start Date: May 23, 2017

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is looking for a dynamic professional to take on the role of Student Life and Housing Manager at the Miami City Ballet School. Reporting directly to the Director of School Administration and the School Programs and International Relations Manager, this is a full-time position residing at the MCB School dormitories. For more information and to apply, click here.   

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Managing Director

Organization: Movement Research
Job Location: New York, NY

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

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Naples Academy of Ballet
Job Location: Naples, FL

Naples Academy of Ballet is hiring a ballet instructor male or female. Vaganova or Russian style, teaching all ages and levels including pointe. Looking for instructor that can demonstrate with passion and care. A understanding of pedagogy and ballet history is a plus. Only looking for full season instructors August 2017-June 2018. Please email resume to Jessica Painter. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Accounting Assistant 

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

Part-time Children's Division Faculty

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

Part-time Academy Faculty 

The part-time Academy Faculty member’s main focus is to implement School of Nashville Ballet’s instruction and ballet curriculum at the assigned level(s). The Academy Faculty member will work with the School Principal and fellow Faculty members to design, implement, and manage syllabus, to prepare students for advancement towards a professional career. For more information and how to apply, click here.  

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Academy Ballet Master/Director of the Pre-Professional Ballet Division

Organization: Northern California Dance Conservatory
Job Location: Roseville, CA 

Northern California Dance Conservatory seeks to hire an Academy Ballet Master/ Director of the Pre-Professional Ballet Division of the Conservatory.

Requirements: 

  • Teach 15-20 hours of weekly classes in the Pre-Professional Division
  • Direct the Pre-Professional Ballet Division & oversee the schools ballet program as a whole 
  • Direct a bi-annual story ballet
  • Set original choreography for yearly performances & showcase
  • Work with Academy Director to assist with the development of the program
  • Hold yearly auditions and assist in evaluating and placement of dancers in appropriate levels.
  • Attend all performances & competitions as required
  • Meet with parents & other ballet faculty as needed
  • Work with other Department Directors to create a cohesive yearly schedule and performance calendar
  • Some travel will be required to both national and international events
The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelors degree in dance performance or education and or equivalent professional performance experience. Strong passion and experience in dance education. Excellent communication skills and interest in working as part of a team to develop and prepare dancers to enter the professional field. Competent with current business software technology.

To apply email resume, cover letter and reference.

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Dance Instructors

Organization: Northwest Florida Ballet
Job Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Ballet is seeking experienced dance instructors for classical ballet and contemporary dance styles for our 2017-2018 season. We are seeking instructors for the beginner levels as well as intermediate and advanced levels in all age groups. (Ages 3 to adult) Dance styles to include: Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Professional Experience Required. Compensation based on experience. To apply, email resume. 

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Executive Director

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

ODC invites applicants and nominations for this leadership position at one of the field’s innovative and entrepreneurial organization. ODC hosts a professional dance company, school, presentation series and theater. The Executive Driector reports to the Board and is responsible for guiding organizational vision alongside its founder, Brenda Way. The full position description may be found here.

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Manager, Grants Writing & Research

Organization: Pennsylvania Ballet
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Ballet is looking for a full-time Manager of Grant Writing and Research. This person will be responsible for writing all proposals and reports to institutional funders as well as managing their relationships.  In addition, this position will be responsible for researching both institutional and individual prospects, preparing prospect profiles, rating prospects, managing their review and tracking the information in our database. The Manager will be an integral part of the development efforts of Pennsylvania Ballet and report directly to the Director of Development. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: Piedmont School of Music & Dance
Job Location: Charlotte, NC

Piedmont School of Music & Dance (PSMD) is seeking a classical ballet instructor. This ten-month position, which reports to the School Director, is an hourly position. However, based upon qualifications and experience applicants may be considered for a twelve salaried position. For more information, click here. To apply, email Daniel Wiley, co-director.  

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Various Positions

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Residence Hall Residence Advisor (2-week Summer Program)

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) “Company Experience” Workshop is a two-week summer program (June 12-23) for 40-60 ballet students age 16-22 from around the country and the world, who are housed in Chatham University dormitories.  PBT School seeks a Live-In dormitory R.A.s for the duration of this program, keeping hours as dictated by the students’ campus schedule: approx.. 6:00 PM - 9:00 AM., Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.  Student injury or illness may necessitate additional hours not listed here. For full job description,
click here

Residence Hall Advisor (5-week Summer Program)

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) Intensive Summer Program is a five-week summer program (June 26 - July 29) for approximately 200 ballet students age 12-22 from around the country and the world. Each year, approximately 100 students attend this program from other states and countries and are housed in the Chatham University dormitories. PBT School seeks male and female Live-In R.A.s for Fickes and Woodland Halls for the duration of this program, keeping hours as directed by the students’ campus schedule: approx. 4:00 PM - 10:00 AM, Monday - Friday, and from 3:00 PM Saturday to 10:00 AM Monday.  Student injury or illness may necessitate additional hours not listed here. For full job description, click here

Receptionist/Office Manager
Application Deadline: April 23, 2017

The Receptionist/Office Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  Greets visitors, answers phone, handles mail/deliveries, orders office supplies and maintains office equipment.  Also processes school class payments, ticket requests and workers compensation claims. For full description and to apply, click here

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Various Positions 

Organization: Ragamala Dance Company 
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN

Managing Director

With the retirement of its current Managing Director, Ragamala Dance Company is looking to fill this position with a committed individual that seeks the opportunity to help chart the continued growth of the organization. The company’s program activities include the creation and presentation of new works, touring regionally and internationally, consistent community engagement activities, and a school that is transition to a conservatory model.

This will be a full-time position that works closely with Co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy and is involved in most aspects of the organization, with particular focus on the following areas: communication with major tour venues; cultivating commissioning partners; donor cultivation with an emphasis on expanding our leading patrons; cultivation and support for the Board of Directors; creation and monitoring of the strategic plan and annual budget; management of staff.  

Click here for a full job description or request it by emailing Sarah Abdel-Jelil or calling her at 612.824.1968. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen.    

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

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Production Manager

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA


The Production Manager will be responsible for all technical aspects of each Richmond Ballet production, from inception to completion. This position will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all technical, costume, sound, set and lighting design needs for all Richmond Ballet programs: Richmond Ballet professional company, School of Richmond Ballet, and all education outreach programs. For more information and to apply, click here

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Part-time Children's Division Faculty

Organization: Sarasota Ballet
Job Location: Sarasota, FL

The Sarasota Ballet School is looking for an experienced teacher for its Children’s Division.  The applicant will require extensive experience in teaching creative movement, ballet and dance to students ages 2-8.  The applicant will follow The Sarasota Ballet School’s age-appropriate and progressive curriculum.   They will provide the highest level of training to all students and ensure positive communication and interaction with all constituencies.  Administrative skills are also desirable and depending on the applicant, the position offers scope for advancement within The Sarasota Ballet organization.  The Sarasota Ballet will in turn offer continued professional development, opportunities to attend Company productions and other benefits. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Christopher Hird, director of education.

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Executive Director

Organization: School of American Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The Executive Director serves as a principal spokesperson (along with the Artistic Director and Co-Chairman of Faculty) to the internal and external constituencies of the School of American Ballet (SAB). The Executive Director is responsible for financial and administrative matters, development, student affairs, academic education, marketing, public relations, recruiting and outreach. SAB seeks an individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can work effectively with the School’s artistic and administrative staffs. The individual should have management and leadership experience and be capable of working on multiple concurrent projects.  Excellent oral and written communication capabilities are required.  For more information and how to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

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


Summer School Chaperones 

Have fun this summer in San Francisco as you chaperone talented ballet students training at the elite San Francisco Ballet School Summer Session.  This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for supervising and assisting San Francisco Ballet School (SFBS) students at the dormitory during the summer school session, and for accompanying those students on various excursions throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Students are ages 15-19 and will come to SFBS from around the world to attend the advanced/pre-professional level training program this summer. This position requires living at the dormitory during the entire summer school session July 6 – August 5, 2017. Acceptable DOJ and FBI background checks required. Experience in student housing and resident life preferred.  Travel Reimbursement of $500, Lodging, Meals and hourly wage of $14.00.  To see full description and apply, click here.

Associate Director of Marketing

San Francisco Ballet seeks a forward-thinking, experienced, data-driven Associate Director of Marketing. Position plays 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 collateral and advertising creative. Requirements: Masters degree in business (marketing emphasis), communications, or arts administration or equivalent combination of academic and senior management experience.  Not-for-profit arts related experience and knowledge of dance and/or music preferred.  Minimum 5 years management experience in a related field with demonstrated track record in brand marketing, digital strategy, advertising, direct marketing, sales, and print production. Experience supervising staff and directing outside vendors essential. Superior copywriting and editing skills required. For more information and to apply, click here

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Director of Marketing & Communications

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

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of senior leadership experience, preferably within performing arts organizations of comparable size and scope; outstanding communication and team building skills; demonstrated understanding of sales and marketing techniques, and financial principals.  The ideal candidate will possess experience-marketing dance and be able to provide knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace. For more information and to apply, please email Jill Caughron

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Director of Costumes

Organization: Tulsa Ballet
Job Location: Tulsa, OK

The Director of Costumes manages the wardrobe department and supervises a staff in maintaining and creating all costume elements, including shoes, hair and make-up, for all Tulsa Ballet’s productions. This position works closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, Director of Production, Ballet Mistresses and Guest Designers. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Assistant Professors of Studio Practice 

Organization: University of the Arts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Deadline: August 2017

The School of Dance seeks to hire three full-time Assistant Professors of Studio Practice. The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive pedagogical approaches to the practice and research of dance and dance making in the 21st century. For more information about the position, click here.

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Community Programs Manager

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

University Musical Society (UMS) is seeking a dynamic and outgoing arts professional to develop and implement its community-based education and engagement activities. Duties include: building community relationships and programs through the arts (focusing on specific cultural communities as identified in the ECE strategic plan); developing arts education programs for adult learners and general audiences (artist Q&As, pre-show talks, interactive lobby experiences, etc.); supporting UMS’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals across the entire ECE program (including K-12 and University programs); designing and implementing artist residencies with a range of UMS’s visiting artists; and serving as lead producer for approximately 1-2 of UMS’s main stage live performances annually. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community building through the arts; be an expert at sensitively and respectfully developing relationships across diverse communities; possess superb administrative and project management skills; and be an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. For more information and to apply, click here

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Executive Director 

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of The Washington Ballet. S/he works in close partnership with the Artistic Director and, together with the Artistic Director, reports to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible and accountable for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board and developing annual and multi-year budgets and operating plans that address fundraising; marketing and audience development; public relations; financial management; production and artistic administration; facilities; technology; education; and community engagement. For the complete position announcement, including application information, please click here

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Artistic Director

Organization: The Wooden Floor
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA 

The Wooden Floor (TWF) seeks an Artistic Director (AD) who inspires the vitality, spirit, and quality of TWF artistic programs, and sets the momentum for artistic strategy and growth. The AD furthers a culture of artistic excellence and strengthens The Wooden Floor's mission and values through his/her vision for and execution of all artistic elements including dance education, performances, community engagement, and collaborative projects. The AD is a choreographer and teaching artist who, in addition to other duties, works with the students in the dance studios which allows the AD to connect with students, parents, and faculty, to ensure the dance-centered approach furthers TWF’s Theory of Change©.  For more information and how to apply, click here

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*postings updated as of April 14, 2017.