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Communications Manager

Organization: Alternate ROOTS
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015 @ 4:00 PM (ET)
Start Date: April 1, 2015

Alternate ROOTS is based in the Southern USA whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition, or spirit. As a coalition of cultural workers we strive to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. Alternate ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through its programs and services.

Alternate ROOTS seeks to hire a Communications Manager who will design and implement the communications strategy for all internal and external communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral material to consistently articulate and advance the institutional vision and mission of Alternate ROOTS. The Communications Manager will ensure that Alternate ROOTS is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within the field of arts and social justice.

The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director, manages the Communications Team, and works closely with other staff within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

For a complete job description, click here. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email by 4:00 pm on March 6, 2015.

Alternate ROOTS is an equal opportunity employer. If you have any questions, please email.

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Development Associate, Institutional Giving

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a dedicated individual with government and foundation grant writing experience to join the Development Department, which raises more than $9M annually in support of the Ailey organization’s programs. Hailed as “cultural ambassador to the world” by the U.S. Congress, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for its stellar performances, high-caliber dance training, and innovative educational initiatives which reach nearly 500,000 people around the globe each year.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing government and foundation grant proposals, budgets, and reports;
  • Researching and identifying institutional funding prospects;
  • Raiser’s Edge and Excel data entry;
  • Coordinating and implementing mass mailings;
  • Writing general development materials such as newsletters, annual reports, and special campaign promotions; and,
  • General administrative tasks.

Required skills: The ideal candidate will enjoy working as a part of a team in a fast-paced, creative environment. The Development Associate, Institutional Giving must have:

  • Exceptionally strong business writing skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Attention to detail while maintaining speed and accuracy;
  • Experience designing and reporting on grant budgets;
  • Excellent proof-reading abilities;
  • Strong organizational skills; and,
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge.

Education/Experience: B.A. and knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Minimum 3 years of development experience preferred.
Benefits include: health/dental insurance, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement plan, and commuter benefits

To apply for this position please submit the following via email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
  • Brief writing sample
  • Contact information for two references

No Phone Calls Please.

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking a dedicated team member to join as Executive Assistant to The Executive Director (ED) providing administrative support to ensure the smooth operation and coordination between the ED’s office and various departments. The Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison between the ED and Board of Directors, manage special projects as needed, prepare materials and presentations and supervise a part-time assistant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent on behalf of the Executive Director (ED), attend and participate in meetings, activities, and events, take notes and follow up as needed.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors, providing follow-up on requests for information, reproduction of materials and documentation, the coordination and scheduling of meetings.
  • Organize and prioritize large volumes of information, calls and mail; fields and answer routine and non-routine questions.
  • Handle and process confidential and non-routine information.
  • Assist the ED in the management of his schedule, coordinate meetings, travel, departmental meetings, etc.
  • Draft and prepare general correspondence, expense reports, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, presentations, etc.
  • Acts as project manager for special projects which may include the planning and coordination of multiple presentations, disseminating information or coordinating company-wide activities.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail in composing, typing, proofing materials, establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, coordinating and scheduling meetings and follow-up. Work in a fast-paced environment, with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Exercise significant tact and courtesy, in addition to maintaining confidentiality and constructive relationships, when working with the Board of Directors, staff, public, and other external parties.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Database management a plus.
  • Experience in a similar or comparable organization preferred.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.

Experience/Education:

  • B.A./B.S required. Masters in Arts Administration a plus.
  • Specific interest in dance a plus.

To apply for this position please submit the following via email:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two professional references

No phone calls please.

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Public Relations Associate

Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
Job Location: New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's premier dance institutions, is seeking a motivated and personable team player to work in a fast-paced environment and support ongoing public relations initiatives. The Public Relations Associate will assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of publicity campaigns for the Ailey organization, with specific focus on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Ailey Extension. The candidate will report to the Director of Public Relations and work closely with members of the Public Relations, Marketing, and Development departments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of publicity campaigns and promotional strategies, with primary responsibilities for The Ailey Extension
  • Writing press releases, pitches, email news briefs and creating press kits
  • Monitoring the media for organizational mentions and news coverage opportunities with special attention to key television, magazine and newspaper outlets
  • Targeting and maintaining productive relationships with a broad range of media contacts involved in arts & entertainment, fitness, business, and lifestyle coverage
  • Securing editorial features and news items and coordinating interviews and photo shoots
  • Updating and managing the press list database (Vocus) and creating the department’s editorial calendar opportunity schedule
  • Responding to requests for information from the media, tour presenters, and consultants
  • celebrity attendance for Ailey performances and events
  • Providing external agencies with PR tools for the season
  • Helping create year end press coverage summaries and publicity highlight reports
  • Completing the processing of all invoices and tracking of the department's budget
  • Providing general administrative support as needed and supervising student workers and interns

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Must be a team player who is able to work responsibly, independently, as well as in a collaborative environment
  • Highly organized, pays close attention to detail, meets deadlines and multi tasks with ease
  • Willingness to work flexible hours for staffing of Ailey performances and Ailey Extension special events
  • Must be pro-active and able to show initiative and creative thinking to constantly promote the organization in new ways
  • Mastery of email, the internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and proficiency with Financial Edge and Vocus

To apply for this position, please email the following via email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two references

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General Manager

Organization: Arts Consulting Group
Job Location: Boston, MA

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

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

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

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Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Ballet Memphis
Job Location: Memphis, TN
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Ballet Memphis is looking to employ one Ballet Master/Mistress with 52 week contract with benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. No phone calls, please.

For more information, please click here.

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Executive Director

Organization: BalletMet Columbus
Job Location: Columbus, OH
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Overview: Ballet Metropolitan, Inc. (BalletMet Columbus), a professional ballet company and school located in Columbus, Ohio, operating on a $6 million annual budget, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. BalletMet seeks an individual with demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of a performing arts or similar organization. The ideal candidate will lead the 100+ employee organization in close partnership with the Board of Trustees and Edwaard Liang, BalletMet’s Artistic Director.

A position description and information regarding BalletMet Columbus is available here.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Mary Duffey, BalletMet Search Committee Co-Chair, c/o Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP, 191 Nationwide Blvd. Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215, or via email. BalletMet is an EOE.

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Director of Development

Organization: BalletX
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

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

Qualifications/Requirements:

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

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

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Manager of External Affairs

Organization: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

This is an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual looking to be involved in many aspects of an internationally acclaimed dance company. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, be proactive, detail-oriented, and well organized, with 2-4 years of experience in fundraising and marketing.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop innovative, multi-platform sponsorship proposals for corporate partners, foundations, government, and individuals
  • Plan, manage, and implement the yearly fundraising calendar and ensure timely execution of proposal and reporting requirements
  • Design and craft all materials for the department, including: proposals, informational presentations, contracts, and donor appeal and acknowledgement letters
  • Conduct new prospects research maintain development calendar
  • Work in conjunction Executive and Artistic Directors and any consultants to develop marketing/advertising strategy and oversee the implementation of marketing initiatives throughout the year
  • Serve as in-house designer and copywriter for print and web. Design materials include fundraising collateral, merchandise, posters, flyers, educational and programming one-sheets, and mailings
  • Manage all online materials and web presence through e-newsletters (through MailChimp), website (WordPress), social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, and YouTube)

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Dormitory Director

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

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

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

For more information, click here.

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Resident Advisor

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

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

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

For more information, click here.

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Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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Assistant to the Artistic Director and CEO/Board Liaison

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Reporting directly to the Artistic Director and CEO, this position will provide executive, Development and Marketing support to the Artistic Director and CEO in a one-on-one working relationship. She/he will serve as the primary contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the Artistic Director and CEO. This position will serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees. The Assistant to the Artistic Director & CEO/Board Liaison will have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

This position requires the ability to interact with staff, Guest Artists, Board of Trustees and donors in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and why you feel you would be a good fit to via email.

For full job description, click here.

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Marketing Director

Organization: Columbia City Ballet
Job Location: Columbia, SC

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

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

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Residency Coordinator

Organization: Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Deborah Slater Dance Theater is seeking a Residency Coordinator for our fourth annual Studio 210 Summer Residency. The position begins immediately and runs through August 2015, with potential for renewing the contract yearly. Responsibilities include 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.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about supporting artists exploring questions through experimentation and has experience with arts administration. Desired qualifications also include basic graphic design and office skills including Google Docs, Dropbox, and Office Software.

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email. Click here for more information.

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Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Executive Director

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

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

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

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

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Institutional Giving Associate

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation
Job Location: Houston, Texas
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Houston Ballet’s Institutional Giving Department is responsible for the contributed income from Foundations, Corporations, and Government Agencies. The Department is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with those entities in order to meet annual budgets. The Institutional Giving Department works to secure sponsorship and grants for Houston Ballet productions, education, and outreach programs, and for major gift and other initiatives as needed (such as touring).

For a complete job description and qualifications, click here.

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

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Academy Registrar   

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation   
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
 
The Registrar is responsible for all aspects of the student enrollment process. Responsibilities include collection of student tuition, financial reporting, record/data management, and customer service relations. For a complete job description, please click here.

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

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Director of the Dance Division

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

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

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

For more information please view the job posting here.

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Company/Business Manager

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

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

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

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Director of Finance

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

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts seeks an experienced Director of Finance for this FT, year-round position with excellent benefits. Financially strong and world renowned, Jacob’s Pillow's attendance and prominence grows each year. The Director of Finance manages the institution’s financial health, budget, investments, expenditures, audits, employee policies and benefits, and more. BA degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance management position is required; an MBA or other graduate training is desirable.

Click here for more information and full job description.

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General Manager

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

Jacob's Pillow Dance is home to America's longest-running international dance festival and is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, approximately two and one-half hours from New York City and two hours from Boston. Called “the dance center of the nation” by The New York Times, in 2015 the Pillow will celebrate its 83rd season as a renowned annual international Festival.

As the second most senior staff member of Jacob’s Pillow, the General Manager (GM) will work closely with the Executive and Artistic Director (EAD) to set and achieve the goals and strategies that advance the artistic leadership and financial sustainability of the organization. The GM will collaborate with the EAD on long and short-term organizational planning, and will directly supervise financial management, budget planning, human resources, staff training and share with the EAD oversight of development.

The GM will also oversee the administration and overall operations of all areas of the Pillow’s mission and resources in concert with the EAD, and manage the staff in the successful implementation of their strategic, programmatic and financial goals. The successful candidate will excel in financial, staff and constituent management and bring superior strategic planning skills to this historic artistic treasure.

To apply or nominate qualified candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, via email.

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Manager of Individual Giving

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

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

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

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Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator

Organization: Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

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

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

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Assistant Studio Manager

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

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

Click here for full job description.

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Classical Ballet Instructor

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

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

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

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Director of Organizational Advancement

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Teaching Artist in Dance & Creativity

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

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

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

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

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Development Associate

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

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

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

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Rental and Office Manager

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

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

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

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

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Public Relations Manager

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami, FL

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

The ideal candidate is:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

Email a resume, cover letter, and press samples.

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School Registrar

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

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

Qualifications:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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Summer Chaperone

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

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

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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Part-Time School Receptionist

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

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

Qualifications:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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Box Office Associate

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The main focus of the Box Office Associate is to work closely with the Box Office Coordinator to execute all aspects of ticket sales on behalf of Nashville Ballet. The Box Office Associate will provide day-to-day customer service, facilitate group sales and execute season ticket transactions, including phone call campaigns. Utilize Tessitura for all ticket functions. For more information, click here.

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Part Time Faculty Member (Children and Elementary Programs)

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The position of part-time faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the Artistic Director and School Dean. Their primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. Part-time faculty members will also work closely with full-time faculty members in the development of School of Nashville Ballet's curriculum through constant communication. In addition, they will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment. Part-time faculty members will also be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by School of Nashville Ballet with regards to appearance, demeanor, work ethic, completion of time sheets, and important employment paperwork and maintaining a collegial atmosphere.

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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School Manager

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

The School Manager's main focus is to oversee the daily operations of the School of Nashville Ballet and to assure a proactive approach with strong financial results and positive customer experience. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 of experience as an administrator and 3 years of experience as a manager in a school or company environment. For more information, click here.

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Theater & Musical Theater Director

Organization: The National Endowment for the Arts
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: March 7, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency based in Washington D.C. is seeking to fill the position of Theater & Musical Theater Director (GS-0301-15) in the Office Programs and Partnerships, Performing Arts. Important information about the position:

In addition, the links below will provide information on how to apply for federal positions as well as utilize USA Staffing. All vacancy announcements also have a "How to Apply" section that provides instructions on how to apply using USA Jobs.

All questions regarding this announcement should be directed to Mr. Courtney Coffer or 202.682.5475.

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Director for Programs & Partnerships

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

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

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

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Director of Finance & Administration

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will work closely with the ED and the senior leadership team to ensure strong financial and operational systems are in place and to build and grow systems to support organizational development. The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee a small two-person Finance Department that includes a Finance Manager and the Director. In addition to managing finance, accounting, payroll, board reporting, business planning/budgeting, the Director of Finance and Administration will manage human resources for ODC. This is a hands-on position with tasks handled directly by the Director. To view full job description, click here.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements via email referencing "Director of Finance and Administration" in the subject line. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. No phone calls please.

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Director of Accounting and Human Resources

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL
Desired Start Date: April 2015
Deadline to express interest: Friday, March 6, 2015

The Orlando Ballet seeks a Director of Accounting and Human Resources. The Director of Accounting and Human Resources is responsible for the complete accounting of all funds as well as all employee record keeping, benefits, and payroll reporting for Orlando Ballet, Inc. This position reports to the Executive Director. This position supervises one Orlando Ballet School Accountant.

The ideal applicant will have the minimum requirements: B.A. or higher degree in accounting. QuickBooks expertise. Nonprofit experience preferred. HR background or familiarity.  Minimum 5 years experience. Salary commiserate with degree and experience. Full benefits. Click here for a complete job posting.

To submit an application, send resume and cover letter by Friday, March 6 to: Orlando Ballet, Attn: Accounting, 415 East Princeton, Orlando, FL 32803. Application materials may also be submitted to Whitney Michielssen.

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Institutional Giving Officer

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

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

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Communications Associate

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

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

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Associate Director of Marketing

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

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

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Marketing Director

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Smuin Ballet is seeking a full-time Marketing Director.

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

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

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

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

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

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Contract and Technical Administrator

Organization: Society for the Performing Arts
Job Location: Houston, Texas

The Contract and Technical Administrator for Society for the Performing Arts is responsible for operational budgets, administering artist and hall rental contracts, event and program scheduling, and is the facilities liaison with various venues in and outside the Theater District. Must be an excellent communicator, skilled in listening and interpreting information accurately and must have excellent organizational skills. Should be detail-oriented and must be able to handle various priorities at the same time and work in a team oriented environment. Must have knowledge of theater production as well as a comprehensive overview of all aspects of presenting artists in a proscenium environment.

For a full description of this position, please click here. Questions? Please connect with Alex Irrera at 713.632.8116 or via email.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Ms. Irrera with “Contract and Technical Administrator” in the subject line.

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Guest Artist Residency in Urban Dance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*postings updated as of February 27, 2015.