Opportunities at Dance/USA

Jobs at Dance/USA

Position Available: Membership Associate (Part-Time)

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Director of Member Services & Board Liaison 
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Hourly

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. Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, 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.

The Membership Associate (MA) is a part-time (20 hours a week) position within Dance/USA’s highly active Membership Department. The MA will be an integral part of the Department’s operations and success. The primary responsibility of the MA will be focused on:

  • tracking and engaging renewed and new members;
  • maximizing our customer service management system (Salesforce);
  • updating content on the Dance/USA website; and
  • sending e-communications to members and non-members.

Occasionally, the MA will be engaged in meeting planning and logistics for Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees convenings. The MA may also support the activities of our Annual Conference and Dance Forum and will be assigned additional responsibilities as appropriate. 

Qualities: The ideal MA will possess a personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; be detail oriented; motivated and proactive; solution oriented and able to find creative solutions to everyday challenges. This individual should also be patient; curious; and possess a strong sense of customer service, professionalism, and written and oral communication skills. The MA must be able to juggle multiple layers of work with the ability to work independently with a remote supervisor.

Qualifications: A background in working with a customer service management system – ideally Salesforce – is key. Additionally, experience updating website content and managing e-communications in a system – such as MailChimp – is desired as well as a background in marketing. A Bachelor’s degree, with a background in arts administration and/or dance is a plus. 

Occasional travel is required. 

To Apply: Please submit by email a cover letter and resume to Dance/USA’s Director of Member Services and Board Liaison, Kellee Edusei by Monday, October 1, 2018.

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 2018:

  • Spring (February-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.