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Associate Director of Institutional Giving

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

The Associate Director of Institutional Giving (ADIG) is a dynamic and strategic leader with a proven track record of identifying, securing, and stewarding major foundation, corporate, and government gifts. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the ADIG will work closely with colleagues organization-wide to develop the planning and implementation of the Institutional Giving program which supports the efforts of the Companies, Ailey’s Arts in Education and Community Programs, and The Ailey School.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of 6+ years of fundraising experience, including 3+ years as a frontline fundraiser and supervisor. Candidates must have excellent writing and analytical skills, an ability to establish and manage deadlines, work both independently and collaboratively, and have a knowledge and appreciation for dance.

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

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Professorial Dance Lecturer

Organization: American University
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time term faculty appointment for Academic Year 2015-2016. 

Applicants should hold a minimum of a terminal master’s degree in dance (MA or MFA), show experience teaching in a college setting, and choreographic or performance experience at the professional level. The position will require the incumbent to teach three undergraduate courses per semester in dance, including, but not limited to, all levels of ballet or modern dance technique, dance appreciation, and courses in one or more of the following specializations: dance in world cultures, kinesiology, and dance improvisation. 

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications here. For the initial submission, please only include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Letters of reference and additional materials may be requested at a later date. Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202.885.3422 or via email if you have any questions.

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Director of Development

Organization: BalletX
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

Qualifications/Requirements:

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

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

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Artistic Director

Organization: BalletNova Center for Dance
Job Location: Falls Church, VA

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

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

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Teacher Trainer

Organization: Barre Body® 
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

Teacher Trainers will work independently to conduct BB certification and continuing education courses at various U.S. locations. Teacher Trainers will lead instructors through course work on how to teach BB classes. Teacher Trainers should be based in the Washington, DC Metro Area and be able to travel independently. One must be available to work weekends and participate in job training July 11-12, 2015 in Alexandria, VA.

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

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Executive Director

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA
Application Deadline: July 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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Company Stage Manager

Organization: Charlotte Ballet
Job Location: Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Ballet is seeking a Company Stage Manager (CSM).  This full-time, 52 week, position collaborates with the artistic team to ensure a safe, creative workspace for all artists.  Charlotte Ballet continues to be one the finest arts organization in the Southeast under the artistic leadership of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Kennedy Center Honoree, Patricia McBride.  Charlotte, NC is the 18th fastest growing city in America, according the Forbes Magazine.  

Responsibilities include calling all cues for performances and assisting artistic staff during rehearsals and performances in Charlotte and on tour. The CSM compiles necessary paperwork for performances and monitors contract rules and regulations for dancers during stage rehearsals and performances. S/He assists Production Manager in supervising stage crew in execution of rehearsals and performance duties. S/He works with the staff in supporting the needs of the school and outreach as well as the needs of Charlotte Ballet II, which includes performances in Charlotte and on tour as needed. The CSM manages company calendars for distribution and may drive the company vehicle if needed.

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

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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Chara Christian Dance Academy

Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Chara Christian Dance Academy, a 10 year old school with 550 students, is seeking a Ballet Master or Mistress for the 2015-16 dance season. The position will entail approximately 10 hours of week teaching Graded Technique and Pre-Professional Classes and approximately 10 hours per week of choreography and rehearsals for Ballet du Coeur, the semi-professional ballet company. Ballet du Coeur produces a full length Christmas ballet and a mixed repertory concert in the spring. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested parties please send letter of introduction, resume, and any supporting materials here.

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Academy Registrar

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati Ballet is seeking an Academy Registrar (AR). The AR is the essential, internal driver of business within Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Academy. With a key focus on patron support, the AR 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, S/He also supports all major Academy events, productions and programs.

The Otto M. Budig Academy offers comprehensive dance education for approximately 900 families and individuals annually through three school year programs: the Main Division, Children’s Division and Adult Division as well as through eight unique summer programs. The guiding principles of the Otto M. Budig Academy are to teach, challenge, and inspire students to achieve their highest goals in a nurturing and positive environment. The unique connection to Cincinnati Ballet provides unparalleled performance opportunities for selected students as well as invaluable networking and employment resources for advanced students.

To view a full job description and to apply, please click 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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Director of Development

Organization: Creative Partners
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Creative Partners (CP) is a formal partnership of Blair Thomas & Company, eighth blackbird Performing Arts Association, and Lucky Plush Productions. The partnership is currently searching for a full-time Director of Development to work with the three companies to build long-term organizational and financial sustainability through increasing contributed income. The Director of Development will provide strategic oversight for the creation, validation and implementation of each organization’s development plans, will research and cultivate individual prospects, and will facilitate partnership activities. S/he will supervise the other CP development staff, currently a Development Manager and a Development Assistant, whose primary duties include grant writing, maintenance of databases, handling day-to-day administrative duties, and providing support to the Director of Development and the three organizations in fulfilling goals and objectives of all development work plans. 

Please send a letter of interest with salary requirements and resume here.

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Managing Director

Organization: Cucalorus
Job Location: Wilimington, NC
Application Deadline: July 3, 2015

Cucalorus seeks a Managing Director (MD) to work at the festival's headquarters at Jengo's Playhouse in downtown Wilmington, NC. The MD is a critical team leader working with the Executive Director to support the foundation's day-to-day operations including financial management, development, human resources, and event planning. A competitive applicant will have experience managing sponsorship campaigns and community engagement planning.  Applicants should have 3+ years of film festival experience and/or 3+ years of arts nonprofit experience. More information or application instructions are available via email.

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Research Associate

Organization: Cultural Data Project
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Cultural Data Project (CDP) is a national organization dedicated to empowering the nonprofit arts and cultural sector with high-quality data and resources in order to strengthen its vitality, performance, and public impact.

The Research Associate will conduct research on nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their communities, prepare data, conduct analyses, and serve as expert advisor to those wishing to leverage CDP’s comprehensive data. The Research Associate will aid in the development of new types of analysis and help the Department add to its expertise in data visualization, mapping, data mining, etc. This person will work with CDP staff as well as external researchers and clients (some of whom may be funders) to increase and enhance the use of CDP data to inform decision making and serve as a tool for research, advocacy, and policy making.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter here with “Research Associate” in the subject line.

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Arts Manager

Organization: Deep Vision Dance Company
Job Location: Baltimore, MD

Deep Vision Dance Company, Inc. seeks a Manager with experience working in the arts. This passionate, organized, and detail-oriented individual is committed to working in a team environment, demonstrates strong leadership skills, and values timely communication.  Position begins as a transitional Manager position for the first year and then develops into the full Manager position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Artistic/Executive Director
  • Oversee company programming: productions, education components, AKIMBO Festival, fundraising, etc.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Artistic Director, Board, contractors, company members, and interns to achieve set goals and timelines
  • Be the Point of Contact between the company and collaborators, venues, press, grant agencies.
  • Manage teams, production staff, contractors, and functional components of the company, i.e. hiring, scheduling, meeting preparation, communication
  • Handle managerial aspects of the company, such as invoices, permits, insurance
  • Assist Treasurer with bookkeeping and budget
  • Review, file, and ensure access to documents, photos, video, etc.
  • Work with the Grant Writer and Artistic Director to review accuracy of grant information and create/update attachments and portfolios for submissions
  • Guide and oversee the Board with donor campaigns, fundraising, and marketing initiatives.
  • Submit regular updates to Artistic Director and/or the Board
Applications will be accepted via email on a rolling basis.

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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 to Matt Wells, Chief Operating Officer and use the subject line: “Development Associate Application."

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Administrative Assistant

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

Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer/AMP seek a Full-Time Permanent Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Promotion Department in the company's New York office. G. Schirmer/AMP, part of the Music Sales Group international music publishing network, is the oldest continuously active North American music publisher. In addition to publishing celebrated composers of the past, G. Schirmer represents works by many of the most important creators from the 20th and 21st centuries and continues to be a driving force in the dissemination of serious music composition - creating a vehicle for gifted composers to communicate their art and enabling American music to be heard across the globe.

Competitive salary, comprehensive health care program, and 401(K) offered. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history here. Kindly include “Administrative Assistant Position” in the e-mail subject field. No phone calls.

Music Sales Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, gender, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Director of Promotion

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


Music Sales Corporation and G. Schirmer/AMP seek a Full-Time Director of Promotion. This is a senior level position, responsible for overseeing promotion of the G. Schirmer/AMP roster of composers. G. Schirmer/AMP, part of the Music Sales Group international music publishing network, is the oldest continuously active North American music publisher. In addition to publishing celebrated composers of the past, G. Schirmer represents works by many of the most important creators from the 20th and 21st centuries and continues to be a driving force in the dissemination of serious music composition - creating a vehicle for gifted composers to communicate their art and enabling American music to be heard across the globe.

Competitive salary, comprehensive health care program, and 401(K) offered. Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history here. Kindly include “Director of Promotion” in the e-mail subject field. No phone calls please.

Music Sales Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, gender, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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Senior Program Officer

Organization: The George Gund Foundation
Job Location: Cleveland, OH

The George Gund Foundation has launched a search for a senior program officer responsible for arts grant-making. Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners are managing the search.  Those interested in the position should contact them via email.  Information about the position is available here.

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Development Director

Organization Name: Grand Rapids Ballet
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline: June 26, 2015

The Grand Rapids Ballet (GRB) is seeking a Development Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will be the driving force in all development efforts of GRB. This includes but is not limited to, individual, corporate, and foundation relations.

Some key responsibilities include developing and executing GRB's annual fundraising plan consisting of a portfolio, creating development income and expense budgets, and building relationships with key individuals, corporations and foundations. The Development Director will create direct mailings, manage and identify prospects, and increase major gift donors. S/He will assist in the planning and implementation of capital campaigns, prepare grant proposals, and manage all gift processing and data entry into Raiser's Edge. 

To apply, please submit the following to Kyle Dutkiewicz via email

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Dance Teacher

Organization: J. Dance Kollective
Job Location: Fairfax Station, VA

J. Dance Kollective is looking for teachers for Summer and the 2015-2016 Season. Teachers should be local, in the Virginia, Maryland or DC surrounding areas. Teachers will teach ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and other competition dance styles. 

Please email resume here.

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Artistic and Production Assistant

Organization Name: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an Artistic and Production Assistant (APA). In a positive, helpful and timely manner, the APA is responsible for administrative and logistical matters pertaining to the Artistic and Production departments and will work closely with the Company Manager, Director or Artistic Operations, and Director of Production. 

This individual is responsible for tracking and reconciling the department budgets & expenses, assisting the artistic and production department with various contracts, licensing and rental agreements, collecting, tracking, and distributing touring specifics as well as overseeing the administrative duties (scheduling, preparing documents, filing, communicating with other departments) for the artistic and production department.

For a full job description, please click here. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history via email.

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Dance Instructors

Organization: The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Job Location: Fairfax, VA

Application Deadline: June 6, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) is currently seeking instructors for all styles of dance for its j.dance Summer Camp, Intensive, and evening classes. Dance Instructors are responsible for planning class content and curriculum and choreographing pieces for the end-of-program performances. Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. The JCCNV is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and the Virginia Dance Coalition. 

Ideal candidates will be professional, energetic, and have experience teaching children ages 5-15. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This is a part-time position. Salary is dependent on experience. To apply, please send your resume along with 2 professional references, indicate the type(s) of dance in which you specialize or are able to teach, your experience and training in dance, and your availability to addressed to Barri DeFrancisci here.  No phone calls please.

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Director of Community Engagement

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

Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is seeking a Director of Community Engagement (DCE) to play a key role in achieving the organization’s mission, “Dance is for Everyone®.” The DCE will develop and maintain strong partnerships with the organization’s stakeholders, program participants, and community partners through the creation and implementation of dance education initiatives. This staff member will work closely with JOMDC's Communications and Media Director, Director of Studio Services, and Managing Director to achieve participation goals for each fiscal year.

The incumbent will report directly to JOMDC’s Managing Director. For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, three professional references, and salary history via email to Heidi Schimpf, Managing Director. 

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Director of Development

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

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

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

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Dance Programming Manager

Organization: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Dance Programming Manager serves as manager of the Dance Programming department and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.  They work within the department team to manage logistical planning and  communication to ensure the success of the Kennedy Center ballet and dance seasons.  They also manage the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. 

For detailed job description and application instructions, please click here.

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Manager of Evening Programs

Organization:  Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC
Job Location:  Washington, DC

Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC seeks a part-time Manager of Evening Programs to manage its growing programs for local students ages 2-18. This position works closely with the Artistic Director to establish schedules, contracts, marketing, and curriculum for the Evening Programs. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, have a passion for arts education, the ability to resolve conflict, event management experience, and a working knowledge of classical ballet. Experience with databases, online marketing, and PR is a plus.

Requirements include sensitivity to and passion for Kirov Academy’s mission, Bachelor's Degree, and ability to pass a background check prior to employment. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume here with the subject line "Manager of Evening Programs".

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Chief Development Officer

Organization: Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Job Location: Kansas City, MO
Application Deadline: July 3, 2015

Reporting to the General Director & CEO, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s (LOKC) senior and leading development professional, responsible for the strategy, implementation, evaluation, and achievement of all support revenue goals. LOKC is at a pivotal point in its growth having recently defined a strategic direction for the Company. This direction will require an accomplished, strategic thinker, and an individual experienced with comprehensive fund-raising and strong experience in Major Gifts.  

As an accomplished manager with proven results, the CDO manages the development team and develops and executes the overall strategy for the development effort. Included in this strategy is a plan for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for every potential source of contributed revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government. As the senior member of the Major Gifts Team, the CDO will be responsible for Leadership level donors in the annual campaign, and for managing the major gifts program and portfolio of major gift contributors. The CDO will be responsible for achieving revenue goals for the major gift portfolio and will be fiscally responsible for the development department’s overall budgeted goals.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume with a list of references, and salary requirements in confidence via email. Mail submissions should be sent to: 

Ms. Amy Peak, Human Resources and Accounting Manager
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
1725 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Ballet Teacher

Organization: Marin Ballet
Job Location: San Rafael, CA

Marin Ballet (MB) is seeking a ballet teacher for the 2015-16 School-Year. MB's mission is to provide excellent classical ballet training and education, and to promote the art of dance.  MB is proud to serve the North San Francisco Bay in offering a dedicated staff and faculty infused with artistic collaborations. At this time, the ideal candidate will be interested in working with students ages 10-18.  MB can accommodate a full or part-time teaching schedule (6-15 hours per week) and can place teacher with the age range with which s/he is most comfortable.  Please send your resume via email to Artistic Director Cynthia Lucas. Candidates will come teach a class when interviewing.

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Development Associate

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

Mark DeGarmo Dance seeks an emerging fundraising professional to assist with and learn all development activities across our organization. The position is an excellent growth opportunity for an emerging development professional to work with experienced development professionals and a growing organization. The Development Associate will report to the Development Director and will assist with implementing fundraising strategies and activities across all developmental functions including individuals, corporations, government, foundations, and special events.

Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years of experience in fundraising, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and experience in nonprofit development and fundraising theory. Previous experience with dance and dance education is a plus. Candidates should be entrepreneurial self-starters with excellent organizational and time-management skills.

This full-time, permanent position is available immediately. To view a full job description, please click here. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume 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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Facility Manager

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

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) seeks a Facility Manager (FM) to oversee and maintain its 42,000 sq. ft. Dance Center in Downtown Brooklyn. The Center, open 6 days a week, houses the MMDG (a 20 member internationally touring dance company that performs to live music), a Studio Rental Program, and a School for both adults and children. These programs bring over 2,000 visitors each week to the Dance Center. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with people and supporting the activities of a thriving cultural resource in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

The FM will oversee management of all spaces and systems in the Dance Center which is comprised of 7 column-free studios, dressing rooms with lockers and showers, lounge spaces, administrative offices and a performance space.

For a full job description, please click here. Applications will be accepted electronically here.

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Marketing and Digital Media Manager

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

The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a digital marketing superstar with excellent writing skills, project management experience, and a fastidious eye for detail to join its fast-paced, high-demand marketing department. The department serves the full organization, encompassing the touring dance group, dance center, and school. 

The Marketing and Digital Media Manager will develop, implement, track, and optimize marketing campaigns across all digital channels, and some traditional outlets. The right candidate will be enthusiastic, highly organized, creative yet analytical, open to new learnings and ideas; a team player who is able to see the big picture while being attuned to the smallest details.

For a full job description, please click here. To apply, please include a cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and writing examples and/or a digital campaign you have implemented including results. Please submit electronic applications here. 

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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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Grants Writer

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Grants Writer (GW) to join its Development Department. This position requires excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment. A background in ballet or the arts is preferred.  The GW will work closely with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager, Director of Development, and other Development staff to produce grant and corporate proposals/applications, reports to funders, and prospect research. 

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English preferred and two years of grants experience in the nonprofit sector preferred. S/He must work well under pressure,  be familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and prospect research tools. Knowledge of AP style is a plus.

This is a full-time position and requires the ability to work occasional special events, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples here.

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Housing Supervisor

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet (MCB) is looking for a dynamic professional to take on the role of Housing Supervisor at the Miami City Ballet School.  Reporting directly to the School Director and School Programs and International Relations Manager, this is a full-time position residing at the MCB School dormitories. In addition to salary and full benefits, Miami City Ballet School will provide a one-bedroom furnished apartment for the Housing Supervisor.  The start date for this position is June 1, 2015.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Stella Braudy, School Programs and International Relations Manager, here. No agencies or phone calls, please.  Miami City Ballet is an equal-opportunity employer.

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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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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

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

The ideal candidate is:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.

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Special Events Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Special Events Manager (SEM) who will be responsible for leading the planning, logistics, and execution of all special events and other special fundraising projects.  The position requires superb time management, communication skills, the ability to prioritize and multi-task.  The SEM reports to the Director of Development.  This position is Non-Exempt.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience preferably in a performing arts organization. S/He must have excellent communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal, and project management skills.

This is a full-time position and requires the ability to work nights and weekends, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Please click here for a full job description. Email a resume and cover letter here.

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Executive Director

Organization: Milwaukee Ballet
Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Ballet (MB) seeks an Executive Director (ED).  The next ED will join a highly proficient team working in one of Milwaukee’s most important arts organizations. Successful candidates will possess highly strategic skills in collaborative organizational leadership. A full position profile may be found here. Interested applicants should submit resumé, cover letter and salary requirements to the consulting firm retained to this search via email:

Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc.
Milwaukee Ballet Executive Director Search
Attn: David Mallette

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Executive Assistant

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

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

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Company Manager

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The ODC School is seeking a Company Manager (CM) for ODC's teen company Dance Jam. The CM reports directly to the ODC School Director/Dance Jam Artistic Director, as well as to the Youth and Teen Program Operations Manager. This position maintains 12 hours/week, August–May.

The CM participates in administration, registration, communication, planning, and ongoing day-to-day maintenance of the Dance Jam Program. Additionally, S/He is responsible for the expansion of the Dance Jam Program, which includes seeking new artistic opportunities for students and the company, closely guiding students through the program while keeping in mind their personal goals, and creating broad and strategic connections for the Dance Jam to the entirety of the organization.

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

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Director of Arts Engagement

Organization: The Old Globe
Job Location: San Diego, CA

The Old Globe seeks a Director of Arts Engagement (DAE) to conceive, develop, implement, and oversee community-based programming to expand the Globe’s constituency by engaging all levels of the institution with San Diego populations currently underserved by our work. This new position is part of a major institutional reorganization aimed at making engagement a key strategic value of the company’s work.

Reporting to the Artistic Director, position will be a member of senior staff and responsible for designing, planning, staffing, budgeting, and managing all engagement programs, and evaluating effectiveness. The DAE will collaborate closely with senior staff and will represent the Globe to external constituents.

Successful candidate will bring a rich and innovative vision, will possess extensive experience in developing strategic engagement programs, and be able to develop model arts-engagement programming within available resources. Knowledge of bilingual communities and urban community organizations is required.

Please send cover letter and resume here.

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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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School Manager

Organization: Orlando Ballet School
Job Location: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Ballet School (OBS) is seeking a School Manager. Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills to manage, develop, promote, and expand a professional track ballet school incorporating 3 school locations and a $2.5 million annual budget. Skills required are extensive knowledge of dance training, financial management, marketing, computer skills, and general management. This individual must coordinate, motivate, and oversee individuals at all school locations. Additionally, he/she must work with volunteers and parents toward achieving school objectives. Strong communication and organizational skills are required. A background in customer service is necessary with the ability to solve problems. Multilingual skills are appreciated, but not required. A business or related degree and/or business management experience is required.

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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Live-In Residence Director

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Live-In Residence Director (LRD) is responsible for the management and daily operations of Byham House, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s student residence (up to 21 residents, ages 14-18), and mentor students in their transition from traditional family living to dormitory living. The LRD is supported by a Live-In Residence Advisor and Day-Time Supervisor. 

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including customer service experience, the ability to mediate disputes, and the ability to be organized amid a fast-paced work environment. Some course work in psychology or student affairs is preferred. Salary, dependent on experience, will include free housing and meals. Benefits package is included.

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

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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Radford University
Job Location: Radford, VA

Radford University's Department of Dance announces a one year, full-time temporary position beginning August 10, 2015.

A terminal degree in dance, experience in undergraduate teaching, and choreography is required. Applicants must be competent to teach all levels of modern technique. Teaching responsibilities will also include some dance theory, possibly Dance Appreciation, and Accompaniment for Movement. S/He will choreograph for main stage productions and supervise student choreography projects.

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

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Ballet Director

Organization: Reif Arts Council
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MN

The Reif Dance program in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Ballet Director (BD) at the Reif Center. This position is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. The BD is the lead instructor and choreographer for all intermediate and advanced ballet classes (including pointe).  The ideal candidate will have advanced training in ballet, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills, and be willing to work as part of a team.  For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at 218.327.5780 or via email.

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Jazz and Tap Instructor

Organization: Reif Arts Council
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MN

The Reif Dance program, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Jazz and Tap Instructor. This position is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. This is the lead instructor and choreographer for all jazz and tap levels.  The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in dance, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at 218.327. 5783 or 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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Stage Manager/Production Assistant

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

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

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

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Artistic Director

Organization: Rochester City Ballet
Job Location: Rochester, NY

Rochester City Ballet seeks a full time Artistic Director (AD) beginning with the 2015-16 season and renewable. The company of 14 dancers plus apprentices operates on a 30- week schedule. It performs The Nutcracker with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater, collaborates with the RPO on other productions including a recent production of Balanchine’s Serenade and holds its own season at the Nazareth College Arts Center. Noted for contemporary ballet, Rochester City Ballet (RCB) has performed at Jacob’s Pillow and in New York City. The AD is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing RCB's artistic vision, and fostering partnerships in the community. Facilities include five well-appointed rehearsal studios. The most competitive candidate for our AD position will be an emerging or established choreographer who has an interest in fundraising.

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

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Executive Director

Organization: Sacramento Ballet
Job Location: Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Ballet is seeking an Executive Director (ED) for the 2015-16 season. The successful candidate will be adaptable and imaginative. The ED will have contract negotiation, management, and public speaking experience.S/He will also be knowledgeable in modern marketing approaches, board relations, donor relations, and grant writing. The ED will demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills.

Experience at the Executive Director level is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to board president Nancy Garton via email.

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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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Christensen Society Officer

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

San Francisco Ballet is hiring a Christensen Society Officer (CSO). Under the direction of the Christensen Society and Membership Manager, the CSO is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a prospect pool of donors and prospects for annual fund gifts ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.  This position is also responsible for the management of this same prospect pool for the upcoming endowment campaign and planned giving program.  Other duties include assisting in the execution of all Christensen Society benefits and events and coordinating with the Membership Manager to identify and upgrade prospects from the membership pool into the Christensen Society. 

For more details and to apply, please click here.

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Marketing Director

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Smuin Ballet is seeking a full-time Marketing Director.

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

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

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

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

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

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Office Manager

Organization: The Studio Atlanta Dance
Job Location: Smyrna, GA

The Studio Atlanta Dance is seeking an energetic, responsible Office Manager for our Vinings location. The position will primarily serve in four key areas: clerical, marketing, retail, and customer service. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites. Photoshop and social media experience is a plus. Knowledge of dance studio model is preferred. 

For a full description, please click here. Email resume and cover letter 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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Education Program Manager

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

Under minimal supervision, the Education Program Manager (EPM) will plan and implement in-school dance education program in designated public elementary schools and community settings. The EPM teaches dance and ballet techniques to second and third grade students through arts experience and arts integration models. S/He will manage and coordinate teaching and training activities with school personnel for the maximum success of program operations. The EPM is responsible for researching industry models, practices, and theories to keep current with national and local dance education standards. S/He will choreograph and direct dance performances at culminating events which demonstrates students’ techniques, progress, and abilities. Familiarity working in Ward 8 is a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form here.

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Executive Assistant

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA). The EA enhances executives’ effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the executive to others as required. This position is responsible for supporting administrative duties related to the responsibilities of the Managing Director (MD), Artistic Director (AD), and Board Chair (BC). S/He serves as a primary contact point for communications with the AD and MD, and liaises with members of the Board of Directors at-large.

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

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Program Executive

Organization: Zellerbach Family Foundation
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

The Zellerbach Family Foundation (ZFF) serves as a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation strives to inform and advance its work through active engagement with and among community members, service providers, academics, and foundation colleagues.

The ZFF is seeking a Program Executive (PE). The PE position is a full-time, exempt, at-will position reporting to the Executive Director of the ZFF and is one of three PE staff positions in the organization. This position is responsible for the work of the Foundation’s Promoting Culture grantmaking area. The work site is the principal office of ZFF located in the Financial District of San Francisco.

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

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*postings updated as of June 11, 2015.