Opportunities at Dance/USA

Jobs at Dance/USA

Database Manager (20 – 25 hrs. / Week)
Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31, 2019

Title: Database Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Executive Director of Dance/USA
Status: Part-time 

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 Database Manager is responsible for monitoring and maintaining Dance/USA’s Salesforce database.  Dance/USA contracts with Fonteva, a premier partner with Salesforce to support member-based associations.  The Database Manager collaborates with each department to assist in improving utilization of the database tool and maximizing staff capacity. The Database Manager will work with each Director to strategize and identify necessary data, frequency, and how processes can become more efficient for each department. After creating and building the process, the Database Manager will be responsible for testing it to ensure compatibility with the Fonteva product and data accuracy and document improvements or changes to existing processes. Data troubleshooting, security, backup, and integrity are critical parts of your job. 

Database Manager Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Monitors database performance by troubleshooting problems.
  • Enforces database standards, controls, and data entry procedures.
  • Improves the technology by performing platform upgrades and improvements.
  • Enhances the effectiveness of database tools and services.
  • Collaborates with and reports regularly to departments across the organization.
  • Continues professional development by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Database Manager Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Salesforce Admin experience preferred
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues

Salary and Compensation
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Thursday, January 31, 2019, to:

Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations

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):

Government Affairs

Fellowships are available in the following departments:


To apply, interested candidates must complete our online application. Please email Dance/USA's staff accountant Ashon Mask 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.