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Director of Major Gifts

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

The Director of Major Gifts must be a dynamic and strategic leader with a proven track record of working directly with top donors identifying, securing, and stewarding major gifts. The Director will lead the planning and implementation of the major gifts program and oversee Ailey’s Artistic Director’s Circle. 

Successful candidates will have 7+ years of senior-level fundraising experience, demonstrated their ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and have a knowledge and appreciation for dance. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Major Gifts will work closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and colleagues across the Ailey organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Growing the major gifts program to support Ailey’s diverse artistic and educational programs by identifying, evaluating and cultivating prospects, soliciting and securing gifts, and stewarding donors
  • Expanding the Artistic Director’s Circle
  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director, the Artistic Director, the Senior Director of Development and colleagues from across the Development Department and the organization to create and execute clear and comprehensive individual giving plans 
  • Leverage Ailey’s New York and tour engagements to advance organizational initiatives and cultivate and steward donors 
  • Create exciting and interesting cultivation events and opportunities to engage individual donors 
  • Develop a pipeline of prospects for the Artistic Director’s Circle and major gifts 
  • Develop and promote highly visible donor recognition programs

To apply for this position, please provide a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in this position with salary requirements, and contact information for two references via email.

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Development Director

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

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Director is a senior position responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including annual support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies as well as sponsorships, special events, major gifts and planned giving.  He/she will work closely with the Executive Director, the Finance Director and the Development Committee to sustain current fundraising initiatives and develop strategies to broaden fundraising potential.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject line “Director of Development.”

For full job description, click here.

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Adult Dance Faculty

Organization: Boston Ballet 
Job Location: Boston, MA
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Boston Ballet seeks experienced part-time teachers for the BB School Adult Dance Program. The Program offers classes to students of all levels from Beginner through Advanced. The program is designed to support the progression of the beginner student and offer first rate training for all levels of ability. 

The successful candidate will have extensive experience teaching adults, a passion for inspiring the adult student, and ideally, a professional performing background.  They should demonstrate excellent communication skills and must be able to work with all students without favoritism.  


  • Teach assigned classes consistently
  • Prepare for classes/develop lesson plans
  • Consistently communicate with School and BB staff
  • Work with Head of Adult Programming plus attend faculty meetings, curriculum meetings, and teacher training seminars as scheduled|
  • Make yourself available for promotional events, photo shoots, etc, 
  • Allow the use of your name, image, and title in printed and BBS materials, as needed


  • Minimum of five years experience teaching adult students of all abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be available to teach weekends

To apply, send cover letter and resume via email. Include the name of position for which you are applying in the subject line. 

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Executive Director 

Organization: Boston Dance Alliance 
Job Location: Boston, MA
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Boston Dance Alliance seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial nonprofit leader to spearhead the next phase of its organizational development. This is a full-time position. Compensation is competitive with comparable nonprofit organizations and commensurate with experience. Start date is January 1, 2015.


  • Act as the central voice of Boston’s dance community
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and responsiveness to the needs of BDA’s constituents
  • Oversee consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, and communications
  • Actively engage and energize BDA members, volunteers, board members, and funders
  • Fundraising, Revenue Generation & Communications
  • Sustain and develop revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing programs and new initiatives
  • Deepen and refine BDA’s web presence, written communications, and use of social media
  • Develop relationships and weave networks to generate new opportunities for BDA

All candidates should have:

  • Proven leadership, fundraising, revenue generation and financial management experience, preferably in an arts-focused nonprofit organization
  • Senior management experience, especially experience setting and implementing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience 
  • Ability to connect deeply with Boston’s diverse dance community
  • Strong writing, public speaking, and advocacy skills

To apply, please send resume and supporting materials, including up to three references, via email

For a full description, click here.

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Dance Instructor

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
  • Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
  • Is organized and resourceful; and
  • Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Joanna Janascius, engagement and operations manager, via email

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Director of Development & Communications

Organization: Career Transition For Dancers
Job Location: New York, NY

Career Transition For Dancers is a 29 year-old national arts service organization with three offices (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago) offering counseling, seminars, and scholarships to dancers considering a career change.  

The Director of Development and Communications will report to the President, and have the support of a full-time Development Associate and part-time Communications Coordinator in addition to Web and Graphic Design Consultants.  We need a seasoned development professional with a proven track record who will work with a dedicated group of leaders to elevate CTFD’s national presence and raise funds necessary to help dancers establish successful post-performance careers.  The prospective candidate must also be accustomed to working with boards and committees. 


  • Prefer 6+ years of progressive responsibilities in fundraising
  • Experience in obtaining and managing major gifts from individual donors, foundations and government
  • Strong leadership ability, including management, strategy, and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple priorities
  • Computer skills and knowledge of database programs (Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of WealthEngine Solutions data a plus
  • Career Transition For Dancers does provide an Employee Benefits Package

Please send a Cover letter (include your salary requirement), resume, 3 professional references, and a one page writing sample in a pdf document via email

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Administrative Assistant

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

The administrative assistant works closely with various team members to ensure the smooth running of the office. The ideal candidate is strongly interested in dance and the arts, and would be proactive and willing to take initiative to troubleshoot problems. Previous experience working in small non-profit organizations is desired, as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a close working environment with evolving priorities.


  • Fulfill all duties as Administrative Assistant including but not limited to answering multiple telephone lines, managing front door, greeting all visitors, and managing deliveries
  • Maintain and update Company calendar, address book, and mailing lists
  • Manage general inbox and respond to queries in a timely manner, direct relevant queries to the appropriate team members
  • Maintain office supply inventory and ordering items as needed
  • Maintain shipping supplies and relevant equipment across 3 vendors: FedEx, UPS, USPS via Pitney
  • Maintaining all tour and accounting files
  • Manage administrative budget and handle administrative expenses in a timely manner
  • Assist in maintaining accurate receipt processing and communicate all changes to payroll 
  • Manage Google Apps for business and onboarding new hires

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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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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Technical Director

Organization: Charlotte Ballet 
Job Location: Charlotte, NC
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Charlotte Ballet seeks a motivated, experienced Technical Director for the 2014-15 season. Charlotte Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Charlotte, NC performing a diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works. Candidates should possess at least of three years experience in professional Technical Direction, preferably in dance, with a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Theatre. Excellent leadership, communication, and time management skills are ideal for work in a fast paced, challenging & collaborative environment. Responsibilities include arranging for the construction or execution of scenery and properties and installation of all dance floor elements for all productions. Assist PSM with setting up and running special events in the Studio Theater as well as the needs of Charlotte Ballet II performances in Charlotte. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email. Electronic portfolios are also encouraged.

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Director of Academy Operations

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

This is a full-time position that prepares budget and monitors expenses and revenues for the Academy.  Plans, implements, and tracks marketing campaigns and materials. Develops and enforces policies and procedures for the Academy, including billing and registration, student conduct, etc. Facilitates the Academy Spring Production. The Director will supervise the board committee in conducting and implementing strategic planning. Responsible for all logistics for the Summer Intensive Program. This position will supervises the Registrar, a part-time Assistant, up to (2) Interns, (3) Receptionists, and multiple Teachers and Teacher Assistants.


  • 5-7 years of direct budgeting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree is Accounting or Marketing preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience a must
  • Tessitura knowledge a plus
  • Constant Contact desired 
  • Dance background ideal

To apply, please send cover letter and resume via email

For full description, click here.

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Individual Giving Manager

Organization: Dance Place 
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Individual Giving Manager to lead the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy focused on identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, in consultation with the Co-Director. 

Basic Job Functions:

  • This position is responsible for creating, continuing and advancing relationships with a growing portfolio of individual donors
  • This position works closely with the Development team to meet fundraising goals for annual programs as well as Dance Place’s Capital Campaign
  • This position provides oversight of the Individual Giving Intern with the Co-Director

Required Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Ability to create powerful, compelling written and oral communications and to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials
  • Skill at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers across different levels of the organization, internally and externally
  • Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled demeanor
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities, complex situations, and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to think creatively about new avenues for funding
  • Previous database is required
  • Flexible schedule − this position requires working occasional evening and weekend performances as well as special events

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references via email

For full job description, click here

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Assistant Professor of Dance 

Organization: Florida State University School of Dance 
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014 (or until filled)

Florida State University School of Dance is seeking a collaborative and innovative dance artist to join our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dance in Contemporary Techniques. This is a tenure track position. Qualifications include a demonstrated teaching ability in one or more contemporary techniques or studio and performance practices, as well as an MFA degree in dance or comparable professional experience and credentials. The ability to teach in one or more of the following will also be required: improvisation, dance composition, movement analysis, pedagogy, dance technology, dance and video, dance science, somatic practices, or repertory. Additional duties will include mentoring and directing student work, academic advising, and participating in student assessment and audition processes, appropriate committee membership, and recruitment activities. 

When applying, please be prepared to submit the following: a letter indicating interest, qualifications for the position and an indication of research and or creative interests; a statement on your philosophy of teaching; a curriculum vita; and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails of three professional references. Click here to apply.

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Development Manager

Organization: Houston Ballet Foundation 
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Development Manager is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding support on behalf of Houston Ballet. This position manages key fundraising vehicles, including direct mail, telefunding, and online giving as well as membership programs. Additionally, this position manages a portfolio of current and prospective donors, with the expectation of strengthening relationships on behalf of the ballet. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage all donor acquisition and renewal campaigns, particularly related to direct mail, telefunding, online solicitations strategies
  • Coordinate all Tessitura activities including membership list pulls, reports, coding, donor issues, and mailings
  • Ensure appropriate tracking of gifts from individuals
  • Coordinate membership benefits, including valet passes, ticket exchanges for select donors, green room, and recognition
  • Participate as a calls officer for the Houston Ballet, including managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors

Minimum REQUIRED Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree required
  • Minimum of two years work experience; Development experience preferred

To apply, please submit and attach to an email a resume and three references via email. For a full description, click here

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General Manager

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Manages operations, finance, human resources, licensing, artistic planning, and touring for contemporary dance institution; Negotiates and manages dancer and crew contracts, touring engagements, and choreographic licensing for professional company; Develops and overseas institutional budgets and financial operations; Manages Human Resources processes and oversees facilities.


  • Develops major residencies for both performing ensembles
  • Manages local performance collaborations 
  • Primary liaison between Hubbard Street and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  • Leads planning for performance, rehearsal and touring schedules 
  • Manages repertoire acquisitions and licenses to meet artistic goals
  • Oversees licensing and contract agreements with choreographers, Hubbard Street and HS2 dancers
  • Coordinates visas for foreign artists
  • Manages long-term and annual budgeting process 
  • Develops and manages artistic and production budgets for performances and repertoire
  • Works with External Affairs to maximize institutional revenue
  • Manages Human Resources function 

Bachelors Degree required, master's degree preferred. Candidates must have worked in the field of arts administration for a minimum of five years, preferably in dance. Candidates must be organized, diplomatic, and self-directed. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer literacy, supervisory experience and budget management skills are essential.

Please send cover letter and resume via email

For full job description, click here

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Business Assistant/Store Manager

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

Jacob’s Pillow, internationally recognized dance performance and education center, seeks entry-level Business Assistant/Store Manager to manage Accounts Payable and seasonal retail gift store, with seasonal ticket services shifts. Basic business, accounting and computer skills, attention to detail required.  Calm and sense of humor in a fast-paced setting necessary. Prior internship or work in performing arts, retail, customer service, and business environments preferred.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and two work-related references with “Business Assistant-Your Name” in the subject line via email

For full job description, click here.  

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Development Assistant

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

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Development Assistant. This position is responsible for processing, recording, acknowledging, and reporting on Jacob’s Pillow’s annual donations. The Development Assistant also assists in donor cultivation and communication and special events execution.  One to two years of development experience and familiarity with database software preferred.  Passion for the performing arts and interest in fundraising are required. 

Writing sample is required. Click here for job description and application details. 

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Senior Manager of Institutional Support 

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

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the National Historic Landmark and world-renowned dance organization located in Western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Senior Manager of Institutional Support. This position is responsible for grant writing, strategy, portfolio management, and stewardship of the Pillow’s corporate, foundation, and government supporters.  The Senior Manager of Institutional Support directly manages one full-time staff member.

Four years of grant writing experience, passion for dance, and a working knowledge of the major funders in the performing arts sector is essential Writing samples required; please visit our website at for the complete job description and application guidelines. 

Click here for full job description and application details.   

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Executive Director 

Organization: Joy of Motion 
Job Location: Washington, DC

Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC), a non-profit dance education and performance organization, has an opportunity for an executive leader with creative entrepreneurial drive and a track record of growing an organization.  The new Executive Director will build on our history of offering dance instruction and performance opportunities in a wide array of styles, for all levels of skills, to adults and children in the Greater Washington, DC area.  

The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors and manages the day-to-day operations.  Specific key responsibilities include:  

  • Leading an energetic, dedicated staff 
  • Supporting a diverse faculty 
  • Securing sufficient operating funds and strengthening the organization’s financial position 
  • Engaging the board of directors in providing leadership and vision 
  • Creating excitement in the community about the work JOMDC is doing to make dance accessible to everyone 
  • Delivering an excellent dance education program for all levels of students 
  • Developing accountability systems for monitoring and tracking organization performance  
  • Developing and managing organization and program budgets
  • Operating the organization with a balanced budget, hiring and developing staff, and acting as the voice of JOMDC 

For full job description, click here.

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Director of Marketing

Organization: Kansas City Ballet 
Job Location: Kansas City, MO
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Director of Marketing is responsible for identifying and activating comprehensive strategies based on the institutional goals established by the organization’s multi-year strategic plan. He/she is responsible for meeting or exceeding earned revenue goals, institutional press and external relations in coordination with an out-of-house Public Relations/Press and Media agency, supervising customer and box office services, identifying and meeting the marketing needs of the education programs generated by the Kansas City Ballet School as well as its Community Education activities.

Working closely and proactively with other senior staff/department heads, the Director of Marketing participates as part of the senior management team reporting directly to the Executive Director.  The Director of Marketing is responsible for Kansas City Ballet’s overall brand continuity, audience development through marketing, public relations and promotional activities and programs.

Interested qualified candidates are invited to submit resume, salary history, names and contact information for a minimum of three references, and a brief, well composed cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and experience to Executive Director, Mary Allen via email

For a full job description, click here.

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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 Inc. 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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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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Executive Director

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

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial executive who will lead the organization into its next phase of growth. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for NEFA’s philanthropic, programmatic, operational and fundraising activities. She/He will manage a dedicated and creative program and administrative staff, facilitating the ongoing excellence of existing programs, while identifying exciting new opportunities in concert with the staff and Board. 

The Executive Director will serve as the lead spokesperson and public face of NEFA, representing the organization’s mission and purpose externally with colleagues and decision makers in the field. She/He must bring to NEFA: a thoughtful understanding of how producing, presenting, and touring models are changing; knowledge of how artists are creating work today and how distinctions among artistic disciplines are blurring; a passion for uncovering the varied sources of new creative vitality in today’s cultural area; and a desire to help NEFA push the envelope in supporting today’s artists and arts organizations in exciting new ways.  

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to Sandi Haynes, Executive Search Consultant. For a full job description, click here

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Development Manager

Organization: New Orleans Ballet Association 
Job Location: New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional who believes strongly in the organization's mission and programs to plan, implement, and maintain all fundraising and contributed revenue/resource development programs of NOBA; the position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies, work plans, and calendars for all sectors of giving, including individual donors, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, government grants, special events, volunteer management, and capital campaigns
  • With the Executive Director and key leadership, develop, implement, and execute elements of the annual fund including direct mail, online fundraising, donor database maintenance and appeal segmentation, donor benefit planning and fulfillment, gift processing, donor acknowledgement, records management, and financial reporting
  • Design and implement effective and tailored individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental donor acquisition and renewal efforts including planning strategies for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Work with a contract Grant Writer in researching and identifying corporate, foundation, and government prospects with a keen understanding and ability to align funder priorities with organizational objectives, writing and development of grant proposals, reports, and related support documents, budget preparation, and fiscal management of the grant

To apply, please submit a sample of a proposal you have written, along with your resume and a cover letter with salary requirements via email.

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Development Director

Organization: Of Moving Colors 
Job Location:  Baton Rouge, LA

Full time/Reporting to and in partnership with the Artistic Director and Associate Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts for a contemporary dance organization. 

Responsibilities include: Develop a five-year Strategic Fundraising Plan, Vigorously heighten the organization’s visibility and credibility in philanthropic communities to expand its base of support, Significantly grow financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations, Oversee organization of special events, Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Experience in development; marketing training, Demonstrated excellence in communication skills - particularly inter-personal and writing, Demonstrated ability to work independently, Experience working with a variety of word processing and spreadsheet software, Exceptional organizational and managerial skills, CFRE preferred

For full description and requirements, please click here.

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Director of Finance and Administration

Organization: ODC 
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

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.


  • Design and implement all financial, programmatic, project, grant, accounting 
  • Ensure clean annual audit process and tax return preparation
  • Execute the financial portion of the strategic plan and capital campaign
  • Lead and produce annual and monthly budgeting and forecasting process Lead and produce the accurate and timely presentation of monthly and annual financial reports, including board reports  
  • Work with ODC’s Board Finance Committee on reports, analysis and financial strategy
  • Design and manage a robust cash flow forecasting methodology

For more details about the position and information on how to apply, click here.

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Organization: Richmond Ballet 
Job Location: Richmond, VA
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Richmond Ballet seeks an experienced mid to senior level Fundraiser to join the development team. Successful candidate will have at least six years of experience in fundraising/development, including primary responsibility for meeting contributed revenue goals for the area. Position requires a clear grasp of the full spectrum of fundraising/development activities, including annual giving, participation in special events, corporate relations, development systems management, and some familiarity with capital campaigns and major gifts fundraising. Other necessary skills include excellent written and oral communications, preparation and giving of presentations, familiarity with financial management, and proven ability to self-motivate and follow through. 

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree in Arts Management or Business and/or knowledge of performing arts is preferred.

Prospective team members should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email

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Company Pianist 

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

San Francisco Ballet is seeking a Company Pianist to provide piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballets and company ballet class. Bachelor of Music or equivalent. Experience playing for ballet class with a major dance company.  Full Benefit Package and Compensation commensurate with experience. This position may be asked on occasion to perform as soloist or with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for additional compensation. 

See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Director of Education and Public Programs

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

San Francisco Ballet (SFB) is seeking a Director of Education and Public Programs who will participate in formulating a new vision for SFB education and public programs.  The Director of Education and Public Programs is the leader in the planning and implementation of the goals and objectives of SFB’s Center for Dance Education whose programs encompass school, youth, and family programs, teacher training, and community/audience engagement.  This includes the coordination of daily operations and all aspects of the Center’s programming.  Represents SFB internally and externally in areas of community program development, outreach programming, and arts advocacy with an emphasis on classical ballet. Competitive compensation includes a full benefits package.  Master’s degree with minimum 5-7 years’ experience managing and supervising arts and/or education programs in schools and communities including audience engagement. Expert knowledge of classical ballet (preferred). Acceptable FBI, DOJ, and DMV background checks.

 See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Facilities Manager

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

The Facilities Manager (FM) oversees and maintains all San Francisco Ballet physical assets including 4 owned/ leased properties (130,000 ft2), building systems, equipment, furnishings, grounds, and vehicles.  FM delivers superior office services, program support, regulatory compliance, and emergency planning. Duties also include annual budgeting, capital planning, vendor management, parking, and project management. The FM acts as the primary liaison on Facilities matters to the Ballet’s Facilities Committee of the Board and represents the Ballet with community groups and City Departments.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.  7-10 years related experience in Facility Operations and Construction project management.  FBI and Department of Justice background check and California Driver’s license and acceptable driving history required.  

See a full description and apply online by clicking here.

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Marketing Director

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

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is seeking a Marketing Director.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Marketing Director is an action-oriented position responsible for all aspects of TBT’s marketing program. The position is charged with the development and implementation of short and long-term strategic marketing plans aimed at maximizing ticket sales and revenue as well as enhancing TBT’s brand and reputation through a variety of media, both traditional and new, including print and online publications, TV, and radio. The Marketing Director ensures long-term audience growth and serves as a member of the senior management team, advising other leaders regarding successful promotion to attract and retain audiences. This position is also responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, training, and managing all marketing functions.

Email a cover letter, resume, and list of references for consideration.

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Executive Director

Organization: Urban Bush Women, Inc. 
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 1984 by award-winning choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, URBAN BUSH WOMEN (UBW) presents life-affirming stories and histories of the African diaspora through dance. As they enter their fourth decade, UBW continues to be fiercely committed to dance as a means of addressing issues of social justice, affirming diversity, fostering community engagement, and developing new audiences. 

Urban Bush Women seeks a dynamic, experienced executive who will actively partner with the founding Artistic Director to achieve the organization’s artistic and educational vision. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Interested applicants should contact Tammy Bormann, Chair, Board of Directors, via email to receive a complete position description and relevant application materials.      

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Ballet Instructor

Organization: The Washington Ballet  
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB. 

The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’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.

To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website

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Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Williams College 
Job Location: Williamstown, MA
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full time tenure-track position in Dance History and Theory beginning Fall 2015.  Responsibilities will include teaching dance history and theory from a global perspective.  Scholar/artists with performance and significant dance teaching experience are especially welcome to apply.  Additional teaching could include anatomy/kinesiology, dance media and technology, choreography/improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, and/or ensemble directing.  In addition to sustaining scholarly and/or creative research, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty to expand curricular offerings and to develop innovative pedagogy that engages multiple disciplines at the college. Ph.D. or MFA should be in hand or expected by September 2015.

All applications should be submitted through Interfolio. Application components must include a cover letter addressed to Sandra Burton (Chair), a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching statement, and other pertinent materials (e.g, reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). Cover letters should speak to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  

For more information, click here.

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*postings updated as of September 26, 2014.