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Executive Director

Organization: Alternate ROOTS
Job Location: Atlanta, GA

The primary role of the Alternate ROOTS Executive Director is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Additionally, this position requires the ED to work with the Chair to enable the Executive Committee (ExComm) to fulfill its governance function, and give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosgophy, mission, strategic plan, and its annual goals and objectives. Finally, this position works as a focal point for the reception and disbursement of information relevant to Alternate ROOTS members, and the field of arts, culture, and social justice.  

The Executive Director is the key strategic leader of Alternate ROOTS. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, click here

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Marketing Director

Organization: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks to hire a Marketing Manager. Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: American Contemporary Ballet
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

General Manager
American Contemporary Ballet is seeking a General Manager to manage performance production, marketing, public relations, and other key projects that support the mission and growth of the company. The General Manager reports to the Executive Director and, with support from the Administrative Assistant, manages executive assistance to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.  The qualified candidate is motivated, resourceful, reliable, a team player, professional, and capable of time management and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Click here for more information on the position. To apply please submit your resume to acbassistant@acbdances.com.

Studio Assistant
American Contemporary Ballet (ACB) Studio Assistant will work with the administrative staff to build knowledge, experience and confidence in arts management. The ACB Studio Assistant will organize and compile information for the administrative and artistic staff in addition to working on projects. Projects that the ACB Assistant may work on include social media, patron engagement, community outreach, event production, and office administration. The ideal person will be passionate about the arts and willing to work outside a 9-5 schedule. 

Click here for more information on the position. To apply, please submit your resume to acbassistant@acbdances.com.

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Director of Marketing and Communications

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

The Director of Marketing and Communications will hold significant responsibility for the branding and marketing of American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School. This position will oversee the marketing team in the creation and implementation of the marketing, public relations, and communication campaigns and working plans. Click here to read the full job description and how to apply. 

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Seasonal Performance Coordinator

Organization: American Dance Festival
Job Location: Durham, NC


American Dance Festival is seeking a Seasonal Performance Coordinator for their 2018 Festival Season. Position starts February 12, 2018 through August 3, 2018. Click here for complete details. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708, or click here to apply via email. Please include "Performance Coordinator" in the subject line.

No phone calls or email inquiries. 

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Managing Director

Organization: BalletNova
Job Location: Falls Church, VA

This position is responsible for the smooth running of the school, company, and business.  S/he works with the Artistic Director (AD) in directing the business of the organization and communications with its stakeholders.  The position directly supervises the Program Manager, Front Desk and Registration Manager, Finance Manager, and Education Coordinator / Development Associate.  S/he works in close conjunction with the Artistic Director and reports to the Board of Directors. Click here for full description and how to apply. 

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Artistic Director

Organization: Ballet Idaho
Job Location: Boise, ID

Ballet Idaho seeks to hire a Artistic Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Assistant Electrician

Organization: Ballet West
Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT


Ballet West is seeking an Assistant Electrician to join our Electrics Department. Applicants should have education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and three years of apprentice-level professional training in electrics, audio, and/or projections, as well as a minimum of three years journeyman level experience in a related field. Click here to find a complete job description. Click here to email a resume and cover letter. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Dance Department Head

Organization: The Baltimore School for the Arts
Job Location: Baltimore, MD
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Baltimore School for the Arts seeks a Dance Department Head to begin in August 2018.

BSA’s Dance Department Head leads a pre-professional dance training program that serves a diverse student body, largely drawn from Baltimore City. BSA’s students are selected through an audition for the dance program, and many are new to intensive dance training.

This person will manage the High School dance program and oversee the dance instruction for TWIGS, our free after-school arts program for 2nd-8th graders. 

The Dance Department Head is responsible organizing the program’s curriculum, schedule and staff. The training ranges from beginning classes for elementary students to upper level classes and productions that involve professional orchestras and masterworks of the dance repertoire. Many graduates of the dance program will be qualified for the most selective post-secondary dance training programs. Mentoring students as they progress is central to this role.

Please send cover letters and resumes to dancesearch@bsfa.org

For a full job description, please click here.

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Freelance Production Manager / Lighting Designer

Organization: Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Job Location: Union, NJ

Carolyn Dorfman Dance in hiring a Production Manager/Lighting Director to start immediately. The position Reports to the Artistic and Associate Artistic Director. Expected to attend rehearsals as necessary.

Responsibilities during local, regional, and national tours with Carolyn Dorfman Dance including main stage performances, school residency performances and community appearances. 

This position requires someone with excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills and who can effectively work in various performance, educational and community settings. Minimum 3-years of experience required. Fee commensurate with experience.
Forward resumes to  Artistic Director, Carolyn Dorfman. For the full description, click here.

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Resident Advisor (Summer Ballet Program)

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Job Location: Carlisle, PA

As part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 5-Week Summer Ballet Program residential staff you will hone your leadership skills while being a mentor, a counselor, a cheerleader and a friend. Apply today for CPYB's summer residential team. Live on the campus of Dickinson College and work with students and staffers from across the country and around the world!

Click here for more information and to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Data Services Manager

Cincinnati Ballet is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our team in Administration and Technology services at the Company. The Data Services Manager is an experienced database professional who works cross-functionally with the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy, Development, Finance, and Marketing departments. This individual is responsible for data cleanliness and standards, analyzing and mining data and developing customized reports and queries utilizing Cincinnati Ballet’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Tessitura. The Data Services Manager will help Cincinnati Ballet deliver exceptional patron service experience by recommending and implementing continuous process improvements, identifying gaps in current processes and bringing resolution to known issues.
For more information and how to apply, click here. 


Executive Assistant

CB seeks an Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director who will be responsible for providing advanced and diversified administrative support and serve as the primary point of contact for the Artistic Director. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Marketing Manager

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Marketing Manager
CityDance seeks to hire a Marketing Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

To apply email dream@citydance.net. 

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Executive Director

Organization: Dance Alive National Ballet
Job Location: Gainesville, FL

Dance Alive National Ballet seeks an Executive Director to serve as chief operating officer. Responsibilities include financial management, fundraising, strategic planning, audience development, and daily operations. DANB is a non-profit organization and equal opportunity employer. Bachelor’s or higher degree and solid arts management experience required. This is a great opportunity for growth for dancer in career transition. Salary $36,000-$45,000 plus benefits. For complete job description, click here. To email your cover letter and resume, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: DANCECleveland
Job Location: Cleveland, OH

Fundraising Manager
DANCECleveland seeks to hire a Fundraising Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Development Assistant and Administrative Coordinator
DANCECleveland seeks to hire a Development Assistant and Administrative Coordinator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Executive Director

Organization: DanceWorks Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL

DanceWorks Chicago (DWC) invites applicants and nominations for the position of Executive Director (ED). 

DWC’s commitment to the advancement of early career artists is a unique part of Chicago's cultural landscape. An incubator focusing on the development of young people, DWC fosters a diverse next generation of movers and makers, empowering early career artists to cultivate their unique voices through skill acquisition and development, collaborations and relationship-building with a global perspective, intense and intentional mentorship, and performances shining a light on dancers and dance. 

The ED provides ethical, strategic, transparent, and values-centered leadership. Equally comfortable managing the external and internal aspects of the job, the ED recognizes the importance of these different spheres to the organization’s ultimate success.  Responsible for oversight and hands-on execution of all key administrative functions, the ED manages fundraising and resource development, financial management, communications/marketing/PR, board governance, human resources (e.g., payroll and benefits), and community relations.  With Co-Founder Andreas Böttcher transitioning away from the organization, the ED will be a collaborative partner with Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, leading, supporting, and empowering a team of board and staff in service of the mission and vision of DWC. 

Click here to read the full position description.

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Organization: DataArts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

DataArts seeks to hire a President and Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Managing Director

Organization: David Dorfman Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

The Part-Time Managing Director of David Dorfman Dance partners with our founder, choreographer, and  Artistic Director, David Dorfman, to lead the organization. The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. To read the full job description and how to apply, click here

Various Positions

Organization: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Job Location: New York, NY

Lighting Designer

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is hiring a Lighting Designer for upcoming Tour in February 20 – March 27, 2018. Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

Attend rehearsals as necessary to learn show and recreate/revise plots for all choreographies. 

  • Generate lighting plot for performances based upon DVD reference (to be provided) and discussions with Artistic Director (Carlota Santana) and Associate Artistic Director (Antonio Hidalgo.)


  • Advance all light plots and paperwork to all venues on tour.


  • Confirm with venues via e-mail/phone their ability/limitations in recreating Company’s lighting needs.


  • Attend venue for load-in as per daily itinerary.


  • Work with Stage Manager on daily basis to ensure proper running of shows.


  • Operate light board as needed at each venue.


  • Be on site during performances at each venue.


  • Help with driving from venue to venue and loading and unloading vans at hotels and venues.


Any design that you create for the Company become property of the Company and any reuse of the design will be credited to you. 

Fees: The position is paid weekly, including per diem as well as hotel accommodations.
If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Carlota Santana. 

Stage Manager
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is hiring a Stage Manager for upcoming Tour in February 7 – March 28, 2018.

Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Learn all cues -call show.


  • Attend all rehearsals as needed.


  • Be present on stage during tech rehearsals/sound check.


  • Making/confirming all intercity travel arrangements, including hotels, flights, and rental cars.


  • Transporting dancers and musicians to venues, classes, meals, etc.


  • Setting up and striking all wardrobe and laundry before/after shows as needed.


  • Advancing hospitality requirements to all venues.


  • Setting up company video camera to record performances.


  • Be right hand to Associate Artistic Director.


  • Advance show to venues as needed.


  • Drive vehicles as needed from venue to venue.


  • Supervising local wardrobe workers anticipate any issues that may arise and tending to them.


Any design that you create for the Company become property of the Company and any reuse of the design will be credited to you.
Fees: The position is paid weekly, including per diem as well as hotel accommodations.
If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Carlota Santana.

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Assistant Professor in Dance: Ballet Technique

Organization: Florida State University, School of Dance
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

The mission of the Florida State University School of Dance is to provide an environment conducive to the highest caliber of dance training, art making and scholarship. Our approach encourages fluidity between the processes of making art, honing craft and deepening intellectual explorations. We cultivate the individual creative voice with exposure to diverse technical and philosophical approaches. Such an environment nurtures exceptional dance practitioners, allows us to make creative and intellectual contributions to the larger dance community, and fosters collaborative endeavors within and beyond our field.

We seek to hire one Assistant Professor of Dance with expertise in ballet to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses.  We are especially interested in artist-scholars whose research explores dance as a cultural expression within and beyond the classical idiom. Our new colleague will be expected to teach in one or more of the following areas: additional studio techniques, movement analysis, somatic practice, dance studies, dramaturgy, composition, directing, partnering, pointe, and/or pedagogy and will maintain a consistent agenda of research and/or creative activity, share responsibilities for student mentoring, and a dedicated culture of collegial engagement which facilitates shared governance, creative problem solving, critical thinking and active learning environments.

Click here to submit an online application. 

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Dance Coach

Organization: Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fayetteville

Job Location: Fayetteville, NY

Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fayetteville is looking for a Dance Coach. 

Job Duties: Prepare competitive dancers for competitions: conduct practice and conditioning sessions: plan, organize and conduct dance practice sessions for competitive dancers and non-competitive studio clients: ensure safety of routines and enforce safety rules and regulations: Create competitive dance routines and choreograph performances. Latin dance proficiency and choreography background required. Will need to travel for dance competitions.

Must have Bachelors 2+ years of experience as dance coach: must have prior competitive participation in ballroom dance competitions: must have trained professionals.

Fax your resume to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fayetteville at (315) 663- 0058 or email.

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Development Director

Organization: Grand Rapids Ballet
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Ballet seeks qualified applicants for the position of Development Director, starting IMMEDIATELY. Engage patrons to help them realize their philanthropic goals by supporting Grand Rapids Ballet.  Achieve this through a variety of fundraising strategies such as personal solicitation, direct mail, grant and proposal writing and special events that ultimately meet or exceed revenue goals for philanthropy.  The person in this position will work in close collaboration with box office and marketing to build stronger, more enduring relationships with patrons.   

  • Build constructive and supportive relationships with board members so that they successfully achieve their fundraising goals
  • Research, develop and write proposals and grant applications for government, foundation and corporation funders
  • Manage and produce direct mail appeals in collaboration with the artistic staff and marketing (year-end and spring)
  • Manage special events (e.g. Clara’s Nutcracker Party, spring gala) and hospitality functions during performances (hospitality suite and backstage immersions)

The position is salaried, full-time with benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Click here to submit a cover letter expressing interest and an up-to-date resume. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Grantmakers in the Arts
Job Location: New York, NY

Director of Finance and Operations
Grantmakers in the Arts seeks to hire a Director of Finance and Operations. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Development Manager
Grantmakers in the Arts seeks to hire a Development Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Membership Manager
Grantmakers in the Arts seeks to hire a Membership Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Program Manager

Grantmakers in the Arts seeks to hire a Program Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Communication and Publication Manager
Grantmakers in the Arts seeks to hire a Communication and Publication Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: Houston Ballet
Job Location: Houston, TX

Academy Ballet Mistress for HBII
Application Deadline: November 31, 2017
The Houston Ballet seeks to hire an Academy Ballet Mistress for HBII. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
The Houston Ballet seeks to hire an Associate Director of Mrketing and Public Relations. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Manager of Individual Giving and Board Liaison

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s External Affairs department. This full time position will allow a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial development professional the opportunity to be part of a coordinated External Affairs team, primarily responsible for successfully planning and executing the Annual Fund campaign and for managing Board engagement activities. The Individual Giving Manager and Board Liaison will work closely with the Director of External Affairs to develop and execute a patron centered annual fund campaign. This position will also work closely with the Director of External Affairs and Executive Director on Board engagement for the organization. The Individual Giving Manager and Board Liaison will manage and oversee the creation of a comprehensive, data driven plan to solicit individual donors (up to $5,000) and will serve as the department leader in regards to data integrity and database procedures.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio link, and references to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only).

Please include INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND BOARD LIAISON in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

Company Manager
We are seeking a smart, proactive and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Artistic department. Reporting to the Artistic Director and working closely with the Production Manager, the Company Manager is an integral part of the General Management, Artistic and Production teams, blending high-level organizational thinking with detailed hands-on tactical execution. This wide-reaching position requires a self-starter, with a varied and thorough creative problem-solving and data-driven skill set. This is a touring position; the Company Manager is on the road 3-16 weeks/year with the company.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio link, and references to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only).

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Various Positions

Organization: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Job Location: Beckett, MA

Development Coordinator and Board Liaison
Jacob's Pillow seeks a Development Coordinator and Board Liaison. Click here to read the full job description and details on how to apply.

Research Assistant 
Seasoned fundraising professional and consultant with more than three decades in the non-profit management and development field is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to work 10 to 15 hours/week, at $15/hour, on an 85th anniversary capital campaign for a renowned dance organization. 

The Research Assistant will work from home, with occasional meetings, and regular phone check-ins. Tasks will be varied, with a focus on identifying and qualifying prospects; systematizing qualitative and quantitative information on prospect capacity and propensity; working with databases and other online research sources; and maintaining and updating financial projections as the campaign progresses. 

Hours are flexible, as long as deadlines are met. This position is available immediately. 

Qualified candidates will possess: 

  • A minimum B.A. degree: 
  • Excellent internet and database research skills; 
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel, and Powerpoint; 
  • Strong writing and communication skills; 
  • Capacity to work independently and take initiative; 
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: sgrossberg@nyc.rr.com

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Various Positions

Organization: Jessica Lang Dance
Location: Long Island City, NY

Business Manager
Jessica Lang Dance seeks to hire a Business Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Development Manager, Individual Giving and Events
Jessica Lang Dance seeks to hire a Development Manager, Individual Giving and Events. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Marketing and Communications Associate/Administrative Assistant
Jessica Lang Dance seeks to hire a Marketing and Communications Associate/Administrative Assistant. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Director of Operations

Organization: Joy of Motion Dance Center
Location: Washington, D.C.  

Joy of Motion Dance Center is a Washington based nonprofit organization with a mission to unite dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. The Director of Operations is responsible for financial management, studio and office operations, and human resources. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Operations oversees the day-to-day running of the business functions of the organization, which has 75 employees, three studio locations and a central office near Dupont Circle.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to Steve Barberio of Joy of Motion Dance Center.
 

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joyce Theater Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY 

Director of Programming
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Director of Programming. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

House Manager
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a House Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics
The Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics is responsible for managing all data and ticket sales analysis; using the analysis to develop and propose strategies for the Marketing department and other departments within The Joyce Theater; establishing goals and strategies; performing detailed analysis on single ticket sales, memberships, purchasing trends; and other analyses as needed. This position is new to the structure of the Joyce Theater and, as such, this job description may be amended in part or in whole.  Any amendments will be communicated among the Marketing Director; the Executive Director; and the Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics. For more information and to apply, click here

Institutional Giving Manager
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Institutional Giving Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Development Director

Organization: METdance
Job Location: Houston, TX

METdance is currently seeking a Development Director for Fundraising, Major Gifts, and Board Development.  This person will be working to secure funds for the non-profit organization by communicating with our past, current, and prospective donors, building a stronger development team for our organization directly with the Board, and finding foundations and grants.  The person in this position will take pride and satisfaction in helping donors and the Board of Directors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to METdance. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

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

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Various Positions

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL

School Administrator
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a School Administrator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Senior Manager of External Affairs 
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a Senior Director of External Affairs . Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Development and Grants Manager

Organization: Mordine & Company Dance Theater

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Mordine & Company is looking for a new Development and Grants Manager to support the fundraising activities of the Company by acquiring grants and growing the donor base.  The position has the following responsibilities: 

  • Develops an annual fundraising plan to sustain and grow support, including creating and running individual donor campaigns throughout the year.
  • Creates and implements strategies for research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and donors, with a focus on major individual, corporate, and foundation supporters.
  • Manages and maintains development database. 
  • Researches and writes grant applications for foundation, government, and corporate grants with assistance of Board Treasurer.
  • Assists in growing and developing the Board of Directors.
The Development an Grants Manager position is 15 hours per week. Ideal candidates would have strong writing skills, including experience writing grants, ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and strong organizational and social skills needed to increase donor base.  Fundraising campaign and event planning experience preferred.

To apply email your cover letter, resume, and references to Virginia Head, managing director.

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Full-time Faculty
Nashville Ballet seeks to hire a Full-time Faculty for the School of Nashville Ballet. Click here  to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

School Associate
Nashville Ballet seeks to hire a School Associate for the School of Nashville Ballet. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Head Chaperone
Nashville Ballet seeks to hire a Head Chaperone for the School of Nashville Ballet. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

General Chaperone
Nashville Ballet seeks to hire a General Chaperone for the School of Nashville Ballet. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
Job Location: San Antonio, TX

Development Director
NALAC seeks a to hire a  Development Director. Click here for full job description and details on how to apply. 

Donor and Corporate Relations Associate
NALAC seeks to hire a Donor and Corporate Relations Associate. Click here for full job description and details on how to apply. 

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Executive Director

Organization: New York Theatre Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The Executive Director is the chief executive of New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) and Ballet School NY and must be passionate about ballet and bringing dance to a diverse audience, adults and children.  In this role, the Executive Director is responsible for all organizational policies, procedures, programs, and the finances of the organizations. 

The Executive Director oversees all staff, consultants and faculty and is the primary fundraiser and spokesperson for the organization.  The Executive Director will conceptualize, oversee, and implement fund raising initiatives, manage board relations, and facilitate decision making in collaboration with the Artistic Director.   He/she will be present at performances, programs, fundraising events, and coordinate the activities of all outside resources such as consultants, presenters, guest faculty, etc.  With the Artistic Director, the Executive Director is the “face” of the organization, addressing the public, donors, funding organizations, and patrons.

The role requires the Executive Director to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and inspire the many diverse groups that NYTB reaches.  Must have experience with a dance or performing arts organization and demonstrate a record of financial and operational management, and be a proven fundraiser who develops and maintains successful relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations and government funders.  

For detailed information and how to apply, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Oklahoma City Ballet
Job Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Director of Finance
The Director of Finance, is responsible for directing the fiscal functions in accordance with: generally accepted accounting principles; financial management techniques; and appropriate regulatory practices.  As a key member of the executive management team, the Director of Finance plays a critical role in collaborating with the senior leadership in strategic decision making and operations at OKC Ballet. The Director of Finance is responsible for all areas of accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, investor relationships, compliance, private and institutional financing, office administration and management. This position reports to the Executive Director (ED) and operates as a strategic thought partner, exhibits leadership values, and collaborates with all leaders in long term organizational planning.  For more information and instructions on the application process, click here.

John Kirkpatrick Executive Director
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2018

The Oklahoma City Ballet seeks an enthusiastic, passionate, driven and experienced executive director to oversee the operations, management, and resource development of the organization.

The John Kirkpatrick Executive Director is an endowed position that oversees the management of the organization. The executive director manages all aspects of the ballet’s external affairs, including fundraising and resource development, communications and marketing, leadership positioning, strategic community partnerships along with internal, operational management of finances to meet all budgeted goals for contributed and earned income. The executive director will act as the primary liaison to the board of trustees, providing reports as necessary to ensure the health and vitality of the company. The executive director will work in partnership with the artistic director, board, and volunteers to maintain and promote the excellence of the company.  For more information and instructions on the application process,
click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Orlando Ballet
Job Location: Orlando, FL

Development Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will work to increase individual donor support of Orlando Ballet by managing the company’s donor database, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.

For a full list of responsibilities and required qualifications, please
click here.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to kfabian@orlandoballet.org. 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Office Coordinator

Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Office Coordinator provides support for the entire organization. He/she assists with the scheduling and coordination of meetings, obtaining supplies, coordinating repairs and maintenance for a variety of facilities, developing office practices/procedures, and working on special projects. The Office Coordinator deals with a diverse group of important external constituents as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, a desire for a career in arts administration, and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.

For a full list of responsibilities and required qualifications, please
click here
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to kfabian@orlandoballet.org

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

School Administrator 
The School Administrator (South Campus) provides essential support to Orlando Ballet School’s daily operations, administration and customer service.  As a fundamental part of the School’s administration, the School Administrator reports to the School Business Manager and works closely with the School Principal for the South Campus.  The School Administrator is the primary contact for parents, students, faculty, and staff at the South Campus.   He/she will maintain a positive, comfortable environment in the school.  Paramount to this position is to develop and maintain positive relations with parents and students and assist in enrolling and retaining prospective and existing customers. 

For a full list of responsibilities and required qualifications, please click here. 
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to kfabian@orlandoballet.org

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Various Positions

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA


School Front Desk Administrator

The School Front Desk Administrator is a part-time position that provides evening and weekend administrative support to staff, teachers, parents and students of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.  For a full description and how to apply, click here

Assistant Production Manager/Technical Director
Assistant Production Manager/Technical Director is responsible for managing and executing technical requirements of PBT School productions. Manage PBT warehouse and oversee production work occurring in warehouse. Assist Production Director with management of rental inventory and, as required, travel with rental sets and props. Click here for full description and how to apply. 

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Executive Director

Organization: Portland Ballet
Job Location: Portland, ME

Founded in 1980, Portland Ballet serves to enrich the community through training, performance, education and outreach in classical and contemporary ballet. The organization is comprised of a professional company, the Portland School of Ballet (including a pre-professional program) and a studio theater. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies and recommend plans for future growth.  Appreciation of dance is required and experience in a dance organization is strongly preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall administration of the organization, in conjunction with the Artistic Director,  including supervision of staff managing the three arms of the organization (Company, School and Theater).
  • Working with and reporting to the Board, providing visionary leadership, and holding the organization accountable.
  • Overall fiscal management of the organization, including leading annual, endowment, capital and other fundraising efforts in order to sustainably increase the financial resources available to the organization.
  • Assisting in planning, budgeting and implementation of performances, special events and fundraisers.
  • Overseeing publicity and marketing activities with Board and staff support. 

To read full a complete job description and details on how to apply, click here

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Chair of the Department of Dance

Organization: Radford University
Job Location: Radford, VA


The School of Dance and Theatre at Radford University invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Dance, a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, starting August 10, 2018. The Chair serves as the academic and administrative leader for a department of approximately 60 students and four full-time faculty members, and provides the strategic vision for the continuous improvement of programs, including strong recruitment effort, services and operations.  In addition to teaching, the Chair leads the faculty in assessment, student retention, and curriculum development.  Duties include advising faculty, scheduling courses, presiding over department meetings, coordinating tenure and promotion committees, strategic planning, managing department budgets, maintaining accreditation, serving as the department ombudsman, and developing and maintaining strategic partnerships. The department is an NASD accredited dance program. Click here for more information and to apply. 

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Men's Wardrobe Head

Organization: San Francisco Ballet
Location: San Francisco, CA

Under supervision the Men’s Wardrobe Head oversees the fitting, alteration and refurbishment of all existing ballet costumes to be used during WMOH season as well as for SFB Student Showcase and SFB Trainee Program, SFB Special events, SFB dancer guest performances. In conjunction with the Women’s Wardrobe Head and Manager of Wardrobe, Wig Makeup and Costume Construction, the Men’s Wardrobe Head is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the daily operations of the men’s wardrobe crew. Provides for the administrative needs of the department, including payroll, and IATSE Local 784 Union contract compliance.

For full job description and how to apply, click here.

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Associate/Full Professor and Chair - Division of Dance

Organization: Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas, TX
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Division of Dance invites nominations and applications for the position of chair. This position is an opportunity to be involved in the on-going shaping of innovative, dynamic curriculum and performance practice. Strong leadership skills, creative energy, intellectual strength and professional and teaching experience are essential.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. For full details and information on how to apply, click here

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Director of Dance

Organization: St. Paul's School
Location: Concord, NH

The primary responsibility of the Dance Director will be to teach ballet and manage the SPS Ballet Company. 

This position includes: ensuring the program remains rooted in classical ballet, but exposed to modern technique; develop curriculum and policies; teach all levels of ballet; program four performances throughout the year; invite choreographers to campus as part of the SPS Visiting Artist Program; recruit student-dancers for the Ballet Intensive Program and Company; manage marketing efforts for the performances while maintaining the social media accounts; provide guidance to students about summer and college dance programs; secure the safety of all students, and promote positive relationships with parents; administer the operations, training, and business affairs of the program; oversee the annual budget, and supervise and support all personnel related to the program along with the head of the Arts Division. 

Faculty at SPS are responsible for advising, dormitory association, committee work and other duties. SPS seeks innovative educators who are eager to participate in the academic, athletic, and co-curricular life of this dynamic residential community working and living with adolescents. Bachelor of Arts degree or significant experience as a professional dancer is required. To send cover letter and resume via online application, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Texas Ballet Theater
Location: Dallas - Fort Worth, TX

Texas Ballet Theater Schools (TBTS) Administrative Director
Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
Texas Ballet Theater Schools seeks to hire an Administrative Director. Click here  to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Development Associate
Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
Texas Ballet Theater  seeks to hire a Development Associate. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Data Services Manager

Organization: TRG Arts
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

The Data Services Manager is an active member of the Client Service team responsible for the management of TRG’s data services clients, which includes Community Networks. 

In this position, you will become a data expert and learn the ins and outs of the TRG Data Center.  You will service the firm’s portfolio of direct response and data services clients and help them achieve results. This individual will be responsible for the strategic management of data clients, maintaining and growing client retention, and profitability.  Through excellent customer service and project management, you will serve as the central point of data client communications. 

Click here for more details and how to apply. 

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Assistant Professor, Theater and Dance Department

Organization: Trinity College
Location: Hartford, CT

Trinity College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theater and Dance at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a Choreographer/Dancer with expertise in New Media. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and practice. Persons applying must have a terminal degree with a history of producing professional choreographic work with a specialization in media in performance and informed by contemporary multidisciplinary approaches to dance. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability to situate contemporary performing arts practices within broad cultural contexts and critical perspectives. Special consideration will be given to candidates who engage global and/or urban issues in their work, or issues of identity, race, class, ethnicity, sexuality or gender. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and at least three letters of reference hereReview of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until position is filled. Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information about the position, click here.

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Associate Professor

Organization: University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance
Job Location: Gainesville, FL
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018

The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance seeks an established dance professional with a primary specialization in modern/contemporary choreography and dance training practices for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of associate professor. The position offers the opportunity to share in leadership of an innovative dance curriculum within a school with a highly active performance program.  Successful candidates must demonstrate professional accomplishment at a national and/or international level, with a strong choreographic voice and a particular focus on modern/contemporary technique. A record of innovation and excellence in teaching composition and repertory is also expected.  The position in a leading public research institution calls for teaching and creative research to be informed by theoretical inquiry, professional practice, and service. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and those who practice conduct of inclusion.

Click here to view the full job description and details on how to apply. 

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement

Organization: University of Kansas
Job Location: Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas seeks to hire a Assistant/Associate Professor of Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Assistant Professor

Organization: University of Michigan, Department of Dance
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan, Department of Dance seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Dance. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Assistant Professor of Studio Practice in Dance

Organization: University of the Arts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

The School of Dance seeks to hire two full-time Assistant Professors of Studio Practice beginning in the 2018-19 Academic Year. The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive and diverse pedagogical approaches.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching Studio Practice courses at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to teach one or more courses within the School’s Thinking, Making & Doing and/or Body Pathways (somatic practices) Curriculum
  • Staging and coaching repertory and/or creating new work for and with students
  • Mentoring senior projects and/or MFA thesis work, and/or leading capstone courses at all levels

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

Click here to view the full description and details on how to apply. 

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Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique

Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: Review Begins September 15

USC Kaufman invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching other areas of dance is desirable but not required. Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment, and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman at the University as well as within local, national and international dance communities. USC Kaufman is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. For more information and to apply click here.   

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Executive Director 

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of The Washington Ballet. S/he works in close partnership with the Artistic Director and, together with the Artistic Director, reports to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible and accountable for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board and developing annual and multi-year budgets and operating plans that address fundraising; marketing and audience development; public relations; financial management; production and artistic administration; facilities; technology; education; and community engagement. For the complete position announcement, including application information, please click here

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Associate Director for Programming and Performance

Organization: Wesleyan University
Job Location: Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts (CFA) supports the technical and production needs of the departments of dance, music, theater and art and art history, student groups and University departments, and serves as a cultural center for the campus, Middletown and the region by presenting a wide variety of events and exhibitions ranging from student and faculty works to internationally acclaimed ensembles. The CFA works to elevate the arts as a means of teaching, learning and knowing, and to integrate the arts into all aspects of campus, and directs the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, the first US-based graduate program in performance curation.

The Associate Director for Programming and Performance works closely with and reports to the Director of the Center for the Arts, overseeing event support for the CFA’s four member arts departments and planning and managing visiting artist engagements and residencies.

Responsibilities program development, program management as well as program administration and staff supervision.  The position requires Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years’ experience in managing performing arts organizations or programs, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. 

For more information and to apply, click here

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Artistic Director

Organization: The Wooden Floor
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA 

The Wooden Floor (TWF) seeks an Artistic Director (AD) who inspires the vitality, spirit, and quality of TWF artistic programs, and sets the momentum for artistic strategy and growth. The AD furthers a culture of artistic excellence and strengthens The Wooden Floor's mission and values through his/her vision for and execution of all artistic elements including dance education, performances, community engagement, and collaborative projects. The AD is a choreographer and teaching artist who, in addition to other duties, works with the students in the dance studios which allows the AD to connect with students, parents, and faculty, to ensure the dance-centered approach furthers TWF’s Theory of Change©.  For more information and how to apply, click here

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Part-time Customer Service Representative

Organization: Youth American Grand Prix
Job Location: New York, NY

Responsible for providing excellent customer service to our clientele. Their primary responsibility will be to field phone calls and emails from YAGP participants and parents. There is a possibility of travel within the United States. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to provide support for YAGP’s special events and gain firsthand experience working for a fast-paced organization devoted to dance and dance education.

  • A dance background is a plus.
  • Some self-preparation required: brief history of YAGP and general knowledge of the Rules and Regulations from a document provided by YAGP.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.         
  • A strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, and organization is a must. 
  • Paid position offering $14/hour

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@yagp.org  with position in subject line.

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*postings updated as of December 4, 2017.