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Technical Director

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Ballet seeks to hire a Technical Director. Click here for the complete job description and information on how to apply.

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Various Positions

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

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

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

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Various Positions

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

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proof reading skills and the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining deadlines. Successful candidates will also have experience working with major foundations and corporate grant programs. For more information, click here 

Maketing Manager
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater seeks an experienced, personable, self-motivated, idea-generating, and content-creating Marketing Manager for its Ailey Extension division. For more information and to apply, click here

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Technical Director

Organization: American Dance Festival
Job Location: Durham, NC

American Dance Festival is seeking a Technical Director for their 2017 Festival in Durham NC. Previous dance is experience preferred. 
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708 or by email.

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Executive Director

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

American Repertory Ballet’s Executive Director is the chief operating officer for American Repertory Ballet (“ARB”) and Princeton Ballet School (“PBS”), with responsibility for all financial, development, personnel, and legal aspects of the operations of ARB and PBS. The Executive Director leads the team of Program and Administrative Directors to form and execute budgets, manage daily operations, and other business matters. The Executive Director serves as the spokesperson of the organization, promoting the mission and vision of American Repertory Ballet while spearheading and executing its strategic plan. Excellent written and oral communication abilities are required. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Chief Operating Officer

Organization: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Job Location: Chicago, IL

The COO will provide leadership, development, and vision to the operations, maintenance, restoration, and historic preservation of the Auditorium Theatre facility. This position is responsible for maximizing all income streams from facility usage including concessions, merchandise, and other ancillary functions. The COO is responsible for the compliance and safety related to the operation of the facility. The COO will be a part of the senior management team, the staff liaison to the board facility committee, and the lead preservationist of the organization. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Rehearsal Director

Organization: Ballet Austin
Job Location: Austin, TX

The Rehearsal Director will work in tandem with the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director to prepare Ballet Austin’s professional company, Ballet Austin 2 and Butler Fellowship Program students for its performance season.  The scope of work will include teaching, staging and coaching existing work, preparing weekly schedules and communicating among the various departments within the organization.  Assist choreographers and notate work for Ballet Austin productions.  Take and give artistic notes during rehearsals and productions.  Assist with Summer Intensive/Company/Nutcracker auditions as needed (including travel) and teach in the Summer Intensive program.  Participate in areas of curriculum development and artists’ reviews as necessary.  Work with other departments to provide support as needed for Ballet Austin events. For more information and to apply click here.

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Production Artist/Technical Director

Organization: Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Job Location: Annapolis, MD

Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) is seeking to hire a Production Artist/Technical Director. For details, click here .

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Executive Director

Organization: Ballet West
Job Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Ballet West seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable individual to serve as chief executive officer of this prominent professional ballet company. The company of 40 national and international dancers is complemented by a school of over 900 students in four locations.  The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Artistic Director, Adam Sklute, and the Board to develop and execute the strategic vision that supports Ballet West’s mission.  The individual will have a keen business sense and entrepreneurial vision that will foster the Ballet’s growth artistically and financially.  The Executive Director will implement strategies to: guide the administration and operations of Ballet West; maximize contributed and earned revenue; expand marketing, audience development and public image; oversee and monitor the organization’s financial performance; supervise a professional staff that implement operations, fundraising, marketing, and financial management in support of artistic and educational programs.

Experience in a senior leadership position with a performing arts organization required, and proven success facilitating change and development within a growing organization. Candidates will have demonstrated experience in providing marketing and fundraising leadership, as well as a strong understanding of finance, budgeting, information systems, human resources, and facilities management.  

For detailed position information and to apply, click here.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Bates Dance Festival
Job Location: Lewiston, ME

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance 
The Bates Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a two year visiting assistant professor of dance to teach dance composition, technique, history or theory, and repertory beginning August 1, 2017. For a full job description and to apply, click here

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Seasonal Faculty and Children’s Ballet Master/Mistress

Organization: Boston Ballet
Job Location:Boston, MA

Boston Ballet seeks a seasonal faculty and children's ballet Master  or Mistress. This position is a full time seasonal employee with a work week consisting of 35 hours per week for a total of 45-47 of weeks. Click here to read the complete job description with instructions on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Bowen McCauley Dance
Job Location: Arlington, VA

Development Associate
Under the direction of the Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) Executive Director, the Development Associate is responsible for researching potential donors to include foundations, corporations, and individuals, and ensure a healthy pipeline of new donors. Must have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, english, communications, nonprofit, or related field, and three years of experience in grant writing, development, and fundraising for a nonprofit organization. 

This position is deemed a part-time position (15-30 hours a week). Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume. 
Please place DEVELOPMENT in the subject line. 

Teaching Artists 
Bowen McCauley Dance's (BMD) programs are in demand! BMD is looking for qualified Teaching Artists to teach its Studio to the Stage after-school programs. Qualified candidates must have at least 3 years of dance teaching and choreography experience, experience working with children, reliable transportation, and pass a VA State background check. Preferred candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in Dance or have extensive performance experience.

Please email a resume, head shot, and cover letter.

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Individual Giving Manager 
The Individual Giving Manager will have primary responsibility for the leading the organization’s annual giving efforts, establishing strategy and implementing fundraising plans for sustaining and increasing the number of annual donors and the size of individual donations. 

Working as an integral member of Cincinnati Ballet’s (CB) development team the Individual Giving Manager is expected to solicit and steward donors working collaboratively with and in support of the Director of Development, Development Team, Executive Director, Board members, volunteers and other Cincinnati Ballet staff. The Individual Giving Manager must demonstrate a strong commitment to CB’s mission, have success in personally soliciting gifts from individuals, possess sound fundraising judgment and utilize outstanding communication and organizational skills. 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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Various Positions

Organization: CityDance

Ballet Teachers
Job Location: Rockville, MD

CityDance is looking for highly qualified and experienced ballet teachers who love teaching children ages 7-10 the foundational instruction in technique and artistry. To submit your resume click here.

CityDance is looking for highly qualified baby ballet teachers who love working with children ages 4-7 and introducing them to the fundamentals of classical ballet. As part of CityDance's developmentally appropriate approach, our early childhood methodology includes engaging imagination and nurturing perceptual motor skills. To submit your resume click here.

Foundation & Government Relations Manager
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Foundation & Government Relations Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and Capital Campaign Consultant to meet annual and long-term fundraising goals. Successful candidates must have exceptional writing skills; experience in foundation research, prospecting and cultivation; and a demonstrated track-record in writing winning grant proposals. 


  • Manage and grow a portfolio of foundations and government grants.
  • Research new prospects, build a pipeline of potential funders, and develop strategies for securing funds. 
  • Solicit new funds from institutional sources and write proposals.
  • Strategize midterm and long-term fundraising opportunities with the Board of Directors, Executive Director (ED), and Capital Campaign Consultant (CCC). 
  • Manage the relationships and stewardship of foundation and government funders. 
  • Manage the grants calendar ensuring that proposal and report deadlines are closely tracked and met.
  • Provide support for the planning and execution of CityDance’s Annual Gala.
  • Provide support to the ED and the CCC in the development of Corporate Sponsor proposals and Major Gifts from Individuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Five to seven years of experience in grant prospecting and writing, a proactive and aggressive approach to identifying, pursuing and winning grant proposals, and an interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts. 

To apply email resume, cover letter and a sample grant proposal. 

Front Desk Administrator
Job Location: North Bethesda, MD

CityDance School and Conservatory is looking for friendly, organized individuals to join its front desk staff. The Front Desk Administrator provides part-time administrative support to the daily operations of the CityDance School & Conservatory. This includes front-line customer service, and ensuring the front desk and education lobby is properly maintained. An ideal applicant is an effective communicator, a good listener, is able to multi-task efficiently, and has an approachable, outgoing demeanor. Experience requirements include the ability to work with computers, familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, and an interest, background and ideally a passion for the arts. To apply email resume and cover letter. 

Job Location: North Bethesda, MD

CityDance is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Registrar to govern and execute all aspects of the registration process from initial inquiry to auditions and enrollments.


  • Execute financial and administrative duties associated with enrollment services for all prospective and current students.
  • Maintain student records and implement the registration process.
  • Drive business opportunities by identifying markets for potential class creation/s through frontline inquiries and student data sourcing.
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Be a team player and contribute to the growth of our School & Conservatory programs.
  • Enjoy the recognition and reward of seeing the students you enroll develop into some of the best young dancers and performance talents nationally.

To apply: 

Please email resume PDF Format only, or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online CV or resume
Subject of email: Job Post_ SACREG17  – “applicant last name"
Title resume document: Resume_SACREG17 – “applicant’s last name” 

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Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Organization: Dance St. Louis
Job Location: St. Louis, MO

Dance St. Louis is celebrating more than 50 years of artistic innovation as a non-profit presenter that brings great dance to the St. Louis region, makes this dance accessible to a widely diverse audience, nurtures local dancers and dance companies, and offers unique and transformative Dance Education Outreach.

The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement is the lead staff position for program development and operations, as well as community engagement strategies and collaborations. The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement reports to the Board President and the Board Executive Committee. This position is co-equal with the Managing Director of Philanthropy and Administration, and will work collaboratively with the Artistic Consultant and the Education Coordinator. Detailed description here.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the arts non-profit field on a management level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in arts administration, performing arts, or a related field
  • Knowledge of dance and the professional dance world desirable

To apply email cover letter, CV and references to Rich Dee, managing director of philanthropy and administration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Program Associate

Organization: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Job Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: August 1, 2017 

Flamenco Vivo seeks a full-time Programming Associate to oversee a variety of responsibilities related to the management of our NYC programming including arts education, public performances and other community engagement activities. The Programming Associate works very closely with the Programming Director and Managing Director. Minimum two years of experience with arts program management required and experience working with public schools is preferred. For complete job description and information on how to apply, click here

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Assistant Professor in Dance: Studio Practice & Dance Composition

Organization: Florida State University School of Dance
Job Location: Tallahassee, FL

The Florida State University School of Dance seeks to hire one Assistant Professor of Dance to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in all levels of classical and/or contemporary technique as well as the ability to teach dance composition. Additional teaching responsibilities in one or more of the following content areas is desired: improvisation, contact improvisation, somatic practices, partnering, pointe, pedagogy, dance studies, directing, dance photography and/or dramaturgy. 

The new faculty member will share responsibilities for student mentoring and advising, and professional service at the departmental, college and university levels and contributing to a collegial approach which facilitates creative and critical learning environments. Encouraging fluidity across the domains involved in dance as art is a priority in our program. He/she will be expected to maintain a consistent agenda of research and/or creative activity and engage in ongoing professional development in their area of expertise that leads to recognition within the dance field. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree or professional equivalence in a related field of expertise. MFA and/or PhD. For more information and to apply, click here.

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General Manager

Organization: Gibney Dance
Job Location: New York, NY

General Manager

The General Manager (“GM”) is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by planning and orchestrating the complex day-to-day administration of the organization. With an emphasis on financial planning and management, this position serves to enhance the artistic and programmatic vision of the organization with operational, financial and human resources systems. This position is a significant opportunity for an experienced professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well respected and growing organization. Coming into Gibney Dance during a period of extraordinary growth and change, the GM supports an organization that has maintained a steadfast commitment to its core values of inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship and connection to community. For more information and how to apply click here.  

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Promotion Manager, Opera & Ballet

Organization: G. Schirmer, Inc./AMP
Location: New York, NY 

G. Schirmer, Inc. seeks to hire a Promotion Manager, Opera & Ballet. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Organization: Grantmakers in the Arts
Job Location: Seattle, WA

The next President & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) will provide strategic and innovative leadership to continue to guide the organization to relevance and impact. Building on GIA’s recent success, the President & CEO will partner with the Board of Directors to develop a vision and strategic plan for GIA’s next chapter. For more information and how to apply, click here.

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Development Coordinator 

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Job Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Hubbard Street’s External Affairs department seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and creative entry level fundraiser. Hubbard Street’s Development Coordinator supports the entire development staff to implement fundraising goals and strategies. Primary responsibilities include gift processing, special events support, maintenance of donor and patron records, generation of gift acknowledgements, data entry, and the creation and management of solicitation lists. This individual will implement department reporting to keep the team on track towards its goals through generating weekly contribution reports. The Development Coordinator will manage interns and assist with prospect research, and additional support for the External Affairs team. Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion. No phone calls, please. For a full description and list of qualifications, please click here.

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Various Positions 

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Communications Director
The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Communications Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Company Pianist
The Joffrey Ballet greatly values live music in rehearsals and performances and is seeking a full-time Company Pianist who will share responsibilities to play for daily company classes and rehearsals. At least one full length ballet in addition to The Nutcracker plus a range of shorter works are presented each season. Daily responsibilities include playing classes and rehearsals as well as administrative duties; opportunity for additional work in live performances. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Artistic Operations and the Music Director on rehearsal and performance needs. This is a 52-week position with full benefits.

For this position an audition is required. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to play for ballet class at the highest level, possess a strong technique, and an ability to play a variety of music while being aware of the needs of individual dancers and choreographers. Attention to required tempo is essential. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

This position is Monday through Friday, 9:45 AM - 6:30 PM; however additional hours as required and the actual schedule will fluctuate to coincide with rehearsal and performance hours. This position does will include evening and weekend work.

Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume.

Director of Audience Development
The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Director of Audience Development. Click here  to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Sponsorship Director
The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Sponsorship Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Various Positions

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

Board Liaison & Research Specialist
The Board Liaison and Research Specialist is responsible for identifying, researching, prospecting, and cultivating new members of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Board of Trustees and new donors in the high net-worth category.  Working in close collaboration with the Development Director and Executive Director, this position manages Board and Committee administration as well as The Joyce’s ongoing liaison and relationship-building with individual Trustees. Because this position interacts routinely with Trustees and major donors on financial topics, the utmost professionalism and discretion is required. For more information please email Andrew Lerer-Marandino.

House Manager
The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee all aspects of Front-of-House operations during performances. This includes: supervising the Assistant House Manager, sub-managers, ushers, bartenders, and lobby attendants; maintaining the safety and well-being of all persons in the building and upholding a first-rate level of customer service with all Joyce Theater patrons. 

Certification Requirements:

  • First aid 
  • Adult CPR 
  • Fire Guard 
  • Fire Drill Conductor 
  • Alcohol Seller / Server 
  • Food Protection

For more information and to apply, please email resume and cover letter.

Marketing Manager, Strategies & 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

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Various Positions

Organization: The Mark Morris Dance Group
Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

General Manager
The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a highly organized team player with strong attention to detail to join its fast-paced General Management department. The General Manager serves as the primary point of contact with Dance Group presenting partners and contracted artistic and technical tour personnel. This position works very closely with the Executive Director and Booking Agents on all aspects of tour programming producing all public performances, domestically and internationally, for 20-30 week season. For more information and how to apply click here

Development Associate/Data Analyst
The Mark Morris Dance Group seeks a detail-oriented Development Associate / Data Analyst to ensure a high level of database management, accurate and timely donation entry and acknowledgement, administrative and event support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate position is a 40-hour per week full time position. For more information, click here

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Various Positions

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

Director of Development
The Director of Development (DOD) is a senior management position responsible for all aspects of planning, executing, and evaluating Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) fund raising program including individual giving, corporate, foundation and government support, and special events. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the DOD will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, the Artistic Director, and the Major Gifts consultant to expand MCB’s philanthropic profile in Florida and nationally. To apply for this position, click here

Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison
Miami City Ballet is seeking a Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison who will be responsible for the day-to-day financial reporting, gift and data entry, budgeting, and donor record management for the Development Department.  In addition, the Financial Coordinator & Board Liaison will be responsible for coordination and communication between the Development and Executive Departments and the Board of Trustees, including managing board meetings, reports, and minutes. To apply candidates should email their resume and cover letter.   

Data Analyst
The Data Analyst’s primary role is to support the efforts of the Miami City Ballet management team in the capturing, tracking, and analysis of business intelligence to inform and enable decision-making capabilities and improve business results. This position will research and present information in support of planning in all departments, and through data analysis support the strategic and long-term planning process. As primary organizational contact for Tessitura, position is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity, user support and maintenance of the Tessitura System. The Tessitura System will be primary data source, data sources may also include Google Analytics, Mail2, Dialog, Dun & Bradstreet, WealthEngine, phone systems and third-party box office data.  This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL.  Full benefits offered. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Movement Research
Job Location: New York, NY

Coordinator of Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
This position facilitates all activities of the Movement Research Artist of Color Council, interfaces with Movement Research staff and the Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Directors, with an eye toward the longevity and sustainability of MR’s equity and inclusion infrastructure. Current responsibilities are listed in the full job description as well as possible future responsibilities, with the expectation that the position will grow as the program grows and funding is acquired. Interviews to take place the weeks of June 19–July 3, 2017.

For complete job description and information on how to apply click here. 

Media & Communications Associate
Position starts the week of June 26, 2017
Click here for a detail description of this job opportunity.

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN

Accounting Assistant 
Nashville Ballet's Accounting Assistant will work closely with the Staff Accountant to gather, validate, and record financial transactions. For full job description and how to apply click here

Part-time Children's Division Faculty

The position of part-time Children’s Division faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director. The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, the part-time Children’s Division faculty member 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. For more information and how to apply, click here

Part-time Academy Faculty
The part-time Academy Faculty member’s main focus is to implement School of Nashville Ballet’s instruction and ballet curriculum at the assigned level(s). The Academy Faculty member will work with the School Principal and fellow Faculty members to design, implement, and manage syllabus, to prepare students for advancement towards a professional career. For more information and how to apply, click here.  

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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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Assistant Group Sales & Tourism

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

New York City Ballet (NYCB) seeks an engaging and enthusiastic entry level assistant to support the execution of NYCB’s national and international tourism and group sales activities for its annual repertory and Nutcracker seasons. For more information and to apply, click here 

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Executive Director

Organization: ODC
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

ODC invites applicants and nominations for this leadership position at one of the field’s innovative and entrepreneurial organization. ODC hosts a professional dance company, school, presentation series and theater. The Executive Driector reports to the Board and is responsible for guiding organizational vision alongside its founder, Brenda Way. The full position description may be found here.

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Company Manager

Organization: Oklahoma City Ballet
Job Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

Oklahoma City Ballet (OKCB) seeks a Company Manager. 
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as liaison between the company dancers and staff.
  • Assist with budgeting for future productions/seasons and tracking costs for each production with the Production Manager.
  • Overseeing technical and maintenance requirements including preparation and upkeep of studio equipment for daily rehearsals with Production Manager.
  • Preparation of contracts, documentation of mid-year dancer reviews, and general employee profile information required via HR policies.
  • Preparation of contracts with dancers, guest dancers, designers (lighting/set/costume)/ choreographers and repetiteurs chosen by Artistic Director, coordinated with Production Manager.
  • Post and create daily company rehearsal schedule in coordination with Artistic Director, Ballet Master, and guest choreographer/repetiteurs.
  • Organize and create itineraries for any touring productions, especially in regards to housing, receipt of per diem, and transportation of the dancers and necessary staff.
  • Order and organize dancers’ performance shoes, including the distribution. Submit a monthly shoe report.
  • Order and organize shoes required for specific performances.
  • Serve as primary contact with company physicians/health care professionals.
  • Serve as primary contact with lawyers and prepare necessary dancer visa applications.
  • Serve as primary contact with guest dancers, choreographers and repetiteurs and assist them with their needs including housing, receipt of per diem, and transportation.
  • Assist Artistic Director as needed with additional tasks.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include 100% of healthcare and dental. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to OKCB's Chief Financial Officer Adrienne Hubbard. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Pennsylvania Ballet
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

Executive Director

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017

Pennsylvania Ballet is requesting applications for the position of Executive Director (ED).  This company is grounded in classical ballet but has the versatility to perform a wide variety of neo-classical and contemporary works.  Under the artistic leadership of Angel Corella since 2014, the company has risen to a new level of artistic excellence and increased attendance. A new ED will report to the Board in partnership with the Artistic Director. The full position description may be found here

Manager, Grants Writing & Research
Pennsylvania Ballet is looking for a full-time Manager of Grant Writing and Research. This person will be responsible for writing all proposals and reports to institutional funders as well as managing their relationships.  In addition, this position will be responsible for researching both institutional and individual prospects, preparing prospect profiles, rating prospects, managing their review and tracking the information in our database. The Manager will be an integral part of the development efforts of Pennsylvania Ballet and report directly to the Director of Development. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Residence Hall Advisor (5-week Summer Program)
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) Intensive Summer Program is a five-week summer program (June 26 - July 29) for approximately 200 ballet students age 12-22 from around the country and the world. Each year, approximately 100 students attend this program from other states and countries and are housed in the Chatham University dormitories. PBT School seeks male and female Live-In R.A.s for Fickes and Woodland Halls for the duration of this program, keeping hours as directed by the students’ campus schedule: approx. 4:00 PM - 10:00 AM, Monday - Friday, and from 3:00 PM Saturday to 10:00 AM Monday.  Student injury or illness may necessitate additional hours not listed here. For full job description, click here

Merchandising/Sales Associate
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is looking for a motivated individual with experience in a retail sales environment to assist the Merchandising Manager with Boutique operations at key performances during the upcoming season. Experience with marketing promotions, merchandise sales, buying, and e-commerce is preferable. For full description and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions 

Organization: Ragamala Dance Company 
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN

Managing Director
With the retirement of its current Managing Director, Ragamala Dance Company is looking to fill this position with a committed individual that seeks the opportunity to help chart the continued growth of the organization. The company’s program activities include the creation and presentation of new works, touring regionally and internationally, consistent community engagement activities, and a school that is transition to a conservatory model.

This will be a full-time position that works closely with Co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy and is involved in most aspects of the organization, with particular focus on the following areas: communication with major tour venues; cultivating commissioning partners; donor cultivation with an emphasis on expanding our leading patrons; cultivation and support for the Board of Directors; creation and monitoring of the strategic plan and annual budget; management of staff.  

Click here for a full job description or request it by emailing Sarah Abdel-Jelil or calling her at 612.824.1968. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen.    

 Ragamala Dance Company is seeking a classically trained Bharatanatyam dancer for a position as an understudy with the company, beginning in the current season. The company is offering a part-time paid position or an unpaid apprentice position, depending on experience. The selected understudy will be considered for a position as a performer with the company in the future.The understudy will attend rehearsals during business hours Monday-Friday (approximately 15-20 hours per week) and may be invited to join the company on tour. Interested candidates should email a photo (full-body pose), résumé, and video links.

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Various Positions

Organization: Reif Dance
Job Location: Grand Rapids, MN

Dance Instructor
Reif Dance, in partnership with James Sewell Ballet, seeks a qualified instructor as as lead teacher for jazz and modern classes beginning August of 2017.

Ballet Instructor
Reif Dance, in partnership with James Sewell Ballet, seeks a qualified instructor as lead teacher for ballet classes beginning August 2017.

Dance Fundamentals Instructor
Reif Dance, in partnership with James Sewell Ballet, seeks an engaging instructor to bring out the joy of dance movement for beginners starting August 2017. 

To apply for any of these positions, please email David Marty of Reif Arts Council. 

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Production Manager

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA

The Production Manager will be responsible for all technical aspects of each Richmond Ballet production, from inception to completion. This position will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all technical, costume, sound, set and lighting design needs for all Richmond Ballet programs: Richmond Ballet professional company, School of Richmond Ballet, and all education outreach programs. For more information and to apply, click here

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Company/Production Manager

Organization: Rochester City Ballet
Job Location: Rochester, NY

Rochester City Ballet (RCB) will create the position to match the production skills of the successful candidate. The position could lean heavily on production and stage management if the candidate has those skills and some of the duties below would be subtracted. If the person does not have production experience, an independent stage manager will be hired. The Company/Production Manager (full-time exempt position) is responsible for providing the essential support required to maintain efficient operations at RCB. This position works in conjunction with the Technical Director and Artistic Director in scheduling and coordinating all production elements. 

The Company/Production Manager will:

  • Schedule all guest activities including: vehicle donations, transportation, housing, facilities, per diem etc.
  • Handle light bookkeeping and payables under the supervision of our outside accountant and the Executive Director
  • File workmen’s compensation claims and payroll  
  • Facilitate communications between all departments
  • Possess high attention to detail and the ability to work independently
  • Order shoes and tights for the dancers
  • File paperwork pertaining to music rights

Success will come from the employee’s personal fulfillment from the exemplary completion of their duties and in the flexibility required to respond to emergent challenges and opportunities. A love of the performing arts will make this job fun. RCB will be willing to train the best candidate for the job in any of the skills the employee lacks. The most successful candidate will be a problem solver, a future leader in the performing arts, have a sense of humor, and be a meticulous list maker.

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume.

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Various Positions

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

Summer School Chaperones 
Have fun this summer in San Francisco as you chaperone talented ballet students training at the elite San Francisco Ballet School Summer Session.  This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for supervising and assisting San Francisco Ballet School (SFBS) students at the dormitory during the summer school session, and for accompanying those students on various excursions throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Students are ages 15-19 and will come to SFBS from around the world to attend the advanced/pre-professional level training program this summer. This position requires living at the dormitory during the entire summer school session July 6 – August 5, 2017. Acceptable DOJ and FBI background checks required. Experience in student housing and resident life preferred.  Travel Reimbursement of $500, Lodging, Meals and hourly wage of $14.00.  To see full description and apply, click here.

Associate Director of Marketing
San Francisco Ballet seeks a forward-thinking, experienced, data-driven Associate Director of Marketing. Position plays a key role in brand management as well as conceiving, planning, and executing marketing strategies designed to achieve revenue goals, build audience loyalty, and attract new audiences. Directs day-to-day advertising and direct marketing (including traditional and digital channels), event marketing, sales promotions, media partnerships, and audience development activities. Oversees the creation and production of all institutional marketing collateral and advertising creative. Requirements: Masters degree in business (marketing emphasis), communications, or arts administration or equivalent combination of academic and senior management experience.  Not-for-profit arts related experience and knowledge of dance and/or music preferred.  Minimum 5 years management experience in a related field with demonstrated track record in brand marketing, digital strategy, advertising, direct marketing, sales, and print production. Experience supervising staff and directing outside vendors essential. Superior copywriting and editing skills required. For more information and to apply, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Sarasota Ballet
Location: Sarasota, FL

Development Officer
The Sarasota Ballet is currently searching for a Development Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Director of Marketing & Development to plan and execute strategic fundraising efforts. Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to, cultivating and soliciting donors, planning and implementing stewardship events, managing communications with donors, researching and writing grants, and securing sponsorships. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Part-time Children's Division Faculty
The Sarasota Ballet School is looking for an experienced teacher for its Children’s Division.  The applicant will require extensive experience in teaching creative movement, ballet and dance to students ages 2-8.  The applicant will follow The Sarasota Ballet School’s age-appropriate and progressive curriculum.   They will provide the highest level of training to all students and ensure positive communication and interaction with all constituencies.  Administrative skills are also desirable and depending on the applicant, the position offers scope for advancement within The Sarasota Ballet organization.  The Sarasota Ballet will in turn offer continued professional development, opportunities to attend Company productions and other benefits. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Christopher Hird, director of education.

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Organization: Skidmore College
Job Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites qualified applicants for the position of Artist in Residence in Classical Ballet. This is a full-time, three-year renewable position that will begin September 1st, 2018. The Dance Department at Skidmore College has a long tradition of excellence and is committed to maintaining integrity and rigor in both classical ballet and contemporary dance training within a liberal arts setting. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential.  

The qualified candidate must be an experienced ballet teacher who has considerable performance experience with a professional ballet company.  A degree (BS, BFA, MFA, PhD) is desirable, but candidates with professional equivalency will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching ballet technique, pointe class, and classical variations as well as staging adapted repertoire and/or creating new choreography for student performances. Additional experience desired may include one or more of the following areas: men's technique, character dance, pas de deux, pedagogy, dance history, or choreography. To learn more about and apply for this position click here.

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Technical Director

Organization: Smuin Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Position to be filled by July 1, 2017

Smuin Ballet is accepting applications for the position of Technical Director. The Technical Director is an integral member of a 4-person production team and reports directly to the Production Director. Smuin’s typical performance schedule includes 3 distinct programs in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Carmel, and Mountain View annually as well as other possible performances in additional cities. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Loading/unloading trucks locally and on tour
  • Running load ins and load outs and managing union and non-union crews
  • Providing scenery and prop support for studio rehearsals including center and spacing marks on studio floor
  • Maintaining dancers supplies of cups, tissues, first aid supplies, etc. in theatres
  • Maintenance of dance floors in the theatre and all existing scenery and props
  • Maintaining and providing to Production Director detailed notes on floors, scenery and props specific to each ballet, venue, and production
  • Maintaining and providing to Production Director detailed notes of inventory of all floor, scenery and props in warehouse
  • Driving 24’ trucks as needed
  • Assisting the Production Director in activities related to mounting new ballets
  • Providing scenery and prop support for new works
  • Assisting any and all outside Scenic Designers in pre-production work

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter, references, and resume to KT Graham, production director. The salary is competitive. No phone calls please.

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Director of Marketing & Communications

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

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of senior leadership experience, preferably within performing arts organizations of comparable size and scope; outstanding communication and team building skills; demonstrated understanding of sales and marketing techniques, and financial principals.  The ideal candidate will possess experience-marketing dance and be able to provide knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace. For more information and to apply, please email Jill Caughron

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Instructor of Ballet - Distinguished Artist in Residence

Organization: University of South Carolina - Department of Theatre and Dance
Job Location: Columbia, SC
Application Deadline: June 26, 2017

University of South Carolina - Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to hire an Instructor of Ballet - Distinguished Artist in Residence for Fall 2017. This is
 a non-tenure track position to begin in August 2017. Responsibilities of the position include teaching ballet technique, pointe, restaging and/or choreographing original works for dance program productions, and attending program and department faculty meetings. Additional responsibilities may include teaching one or more of the following: improvisation and composition, choreography, dance pedagogy, contemporary dance practices based upon expertise, and/or supervising student creative/research projects. This is a nine-month, annual appointment contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. The teaching load will be either four courses per semester or nine credit hours per semester, and the salary is $42,000.

The q
ualified candidate should have a national/international profile, extensive experience as a performing artist, significant record of teaching in the field, extensive training and experience in the area of ballet, and a substantial background in staging repertory. An M.A. or M.F.A. in Dance is preferred. Prior teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. 

This position begins in August 2017. Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To apply please send a letter of application, philosophy of teaching that does not exceed two pages, and curriculum vitae that include the addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three current references. Materials should be mailed to the attention of Dr. Stephanie Milling, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, 1300 Greene St., Columbia, SC, 29208 or by email. Candidates should be prepared to provide web links of staged and/or choreographed works as well as 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants must also apply directly to the University of South Carolina’s Division of Human Resources Employment Website.

The University of South Carolina Dance Program is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance within the College of Arts and Sciences. The BA Degree in Dance includes an emphasis in Performance/Choreography and Dance Education. Annual performances include 4 main stage and two student-choreographed showcases. The Dance Program serves 85 majors and 40 minors and offers over 65 courses in dance that span the breadth of the discipline. The University of South Carolina Dance Program maintains a national reputation for its strong training in ballet and was recently accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Lecturer - Music Director

Organization: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (Peck School of the Arts)
Application Deadline: July, 9, 2017

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee sees a Lecturer - Music Director. The job entails:

  • Teaching: teach at least three courses per academic year (fall and spring) as assigned (from: Music and Dancers; Digital Media Portfolio for Dancers; undergraduate; and graduate level Sound Design for Dance). Develop new courses in area(s) of expertise. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and oversee independent projects.
  • Production: facilitate Senior Project/capstone courses; serve as Music Director for all departmental production activities (undergraduate and graduate), including showings and interdisciplinary collaborations. Ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of all departmental music activity. Work on any music-related design for all departmental productions, as well as the coordination and management of all sound-related technical activities involved in these productions. Supervise student and/or professional production sound crews as needed for all departmental production activity.
  • Accompaniment: create and oversee the schedule of all departmental accompanists. Recruit, hire, and supervise accompanists. Accompany ballet, African and/or contemporary dance classes in the field of expertise of the candidate.
  • Artistic: Music composition for faculty or guest artists as assigned.
  • Other: Additional production assignments may be substituted for teaching above. Serve on departmental committees. Faculty meeting attendance. Management of all departmental instruments and sound equipment, including the development of a schedule for maintenance and tuning of equipment. Other duties or special projects as assigned.
For a complete job description, 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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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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*postings updated as of June 22, 2017.