Opportunities at Dance/USA

Jobs at Dance/USA

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Archiving Specialist (Part-time) 
Membership Associate (Full-time) 
Office Administrator and Board Liaison (Full-time)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Archiving Specialist (Part-time)
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Title: Archiving Specialist 
Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY
Reports to: Dance/USA Director of Archiving and Preservation
Status: Part-time independent contractor
Travel: Some travel will be required

Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance field.  Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. 

Our Mission:  Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.  Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. 

Our Vision:  Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. 

Our Values:  Dance/USA’s core values are Connectivity, Creativity, Equity, and Integrity.  Read more about our core values.  

Summary of Position:
This position supports the Dance/USA Department of Archiving and Preservation, which provides consultations and hands-on assistance to help dance artists and companies preserve their legacies; manages a network of dance archivists that convenes regularly to discuss topics of interest to the field; and creates resources, workshops and Fellowships to build skills and capacity among dance organizations and independent artists for organizing, preserving, and caring for legacy materials. Working closely with the Director of Archiving and Preservation, the Archiving and Preservation Associate contributes to all aspects of the department’s work, including fulfilling contracts to provide archiving services to artists and dance companies, the development and implementation of educational programs for the dance field, and the management of networking and convening opportunities for the community of dance archivists. 

Archiving and Preservation Associate Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provides administrative support to the Archiving and Preservation Department, including management of the Archiving and Preservation Affinity Group, a national network for dance archivists; 

  • Assists with development of archives-related conference programming, workshops, and webinars;

  • Supports the Director of Archiving and Preservation in providing consultations and archiving services to artists and dance companies;

  • Contributes to planning, design, oversight, and reporting for grant-funded archiving programs;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Archiving and Preservation Associate Qualifications & Skills:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent experience in professional-level archiving work required;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archiving standards and best practices, including identification and care of audio and moving image materials, digitization protocol and formats, and methodology for handling artist’s archives;

  • Background or interest in dance/performing arts strongly preferred;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and to take ownership of projects;

  • Attention to detail and excellent communications skills;

  • Commitment to approaching archiving and preservation for the dance field through a lens of equity, inclusion and diversity. 

  • Availability to work flexible hours and accommodate some work-related travel.

Salary and Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position paid hourly.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Wednesday, April 17, to: 
Imogen Smith
Director of Archiving and Preservation
Dance/USA


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Membership Associate (Full Time) 
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Title: Membership Associate 
Location: Washington, DC or Chicago, IL
Reports to: Director of Member Services 
Status: Full Time with benefits
Travel:  Some travel will be required

Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance field.  Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. 

Our Mission:  Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.  Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. 

Our Vision:  Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. 

Our Values:  Dance/USA’s core values are Connectivity, Creativity, Equity, and Integrity.  Read more about our core values.

Summary of Position:
The Membership Associate is a full-time position within Dance/USA’s highly active Membership Department. The Membership Associate will be an integral part of the Department’s operations and success. The primary responsibility of the Membership Associate will be: 

  • Tracking and engaging renewed, new, and prospective members.

  • Supporting the Department’s goals and organization-wide activities at our Annual Conference; in-person member meetings; and annual Dance Forums. 

  • Managing and maximizing our customer relation management system (Salesforce).

  • Interfacing with content on the Dance/USA website.

  • Managing all Department e-communications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal Membership Associate will possess:

  • A personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • A strong aptitude for being solution oriented and able to find creative solutions to everyday challenges. 

  • A strong sense of patience and curiosity as well as being a detail oriented, motivated, and proactive individual.

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus. 

  • Knowledge of how to update website content and comfort using a WYSIWYG. 

  • Experience with an e-communications platform such as MailChimp.

  • Strong sensibility of customer service.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to creatively problem solve in a dynamic environment. 

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.

  • Association experience strongly preferred.

  • Possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively with an off-site supervisor.

Salary and Compensation: 
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Position comes with health and retirement benefits, plus paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to: 
Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations
Dance/USA


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Office Administrator & Board Liaison (Full-time)
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Title: Office Administrator & Board Liaison 
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Executive Director 
Status: Full Time with benefits
Travel:  Some travel will be required

Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance field.  Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization.

Our Mission:  Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.  Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. 

Our Vision:  Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. 

Our Values:  Dance/USA’s core values are Connectivity, Creativity, Equity, and Integrity.  Read more about our core values.  

Summary of Position:
The Office Administrator & Board Liaison will be a vital position within the Dance/USA team.  The position oversees all administration and support for Dance/USA’s national Board of Trustees, roughly 40 dance leaders based across the U.S.  In addition, the position provides support to Dance/USA’s Executive Director and Director of Finance and Operations with basic bookkeeping tasks, scheduling, and office support.  The position acts as a much needed “hub” to our organization and plays an important role in creating a work place culture of trust, efficiency, respect, and comradery. 

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee logistics and event management for two in-person Board meetings per year.  One meeting takes place in Washington, DC and the second meeting rotates cities each June.  The Board meetings are multi-day events that require coordination of A/V, catering, hotel and meeting space reservation, and more.

  • Provide support to the Executive Director and Board Chair to finalize the meeting agenda and coordinate all meeting speakers.

  • Manage the assembly of the 100 page + Board Book, which is submitted to the full Board in advance of the meeting.  Assembly of the Board Book requires coordinating with all team members, select Board Committees, and select Board officers, to submit written reports on a schedule communicated in advance. The Board Book is then uploaded to the Board of Trustees Website.

  • Update and maintain the Board of Trustees’ website, closed for members of the Dance/USA Board and staff.  The Board website includes all of Dance/USA’s Board documents, policies, bylaws, contact information, and more. 

  • Staff the Trustees’ Committee along with the Executive Director.  This position provides support to the Chair of the Trustees Committee and the Executive Director as the Committee carries out its duties between January and June of each year.

  • Enter bills, check requests, and expense reports into accounting system (Quickbooks)

  • Log and code incoming checks for entry

  • Prepare payments for distribution

  • Prepare checks for deposit

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Executive Director, as able, to support the scheduling of meetings, travel, and program implementation.

  • Order office supplies on rolling basis.

  • Help Dance/USA celebrate special events such as birthdays and holidays by circulating cards, ordering catered lunches, etc.  Fun and creative ideas will be welcome!

Qualifications & Skills:
An individual who is independent, responsible, highly organized, efficient, and driven will be a strong match for this position.

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • A passion for the performing arts or dance preferred

  • Highly organized and efficient

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite

  • QuickBooks and Salesforce experience a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple generations

  • A willingness to learn and be a collaborative team member

  • A commitment to our organizational values

Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Position comes with health and retirement benefits, plus paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, April 17 to: 
Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations
Dance/USA


Internships and Fellowships at Dance/USA

Dance/USA, the voice for the professional field of dance, offers internships to aspiring arts administrators based at the national office, located in Washington, DC.

Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing, and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. 

Internships are available in the following departments (click on the links below to view intern descriptions):

Communications
Development 
Government Affairs
Programs
Membership
Research

Fellowships are available in the following departments:

Membership
Research

To apply, interested candidates must complete our online application. Please email Dance/USA's Director of Finance and Operations Casey McEnelly with any questions.

Please find the Internship Application online here

Internship positions may be available during the following, approximate, terms for 2019:

  • Spring (January-May)
  • Summer (May-August)
  • Fall (September-December)
  • Winter (December-March)

PLEASE NOTE not all departments offer an internship or fellowship position for each term.

Recent college graduates, current college juniors/seniors, and graduate students are eligible to apply! Those accepted will receive professional, on-the-job experience that is needed in today’s job market by working with and assisting our national office staff.

Stipends and university credit are also available.

With questions, call the Dance/USA national office at 202.833.1717.