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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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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 philosophy, 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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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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Various Positions

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

Executive Director
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.

Development Director

American Repertory Ballet seeks to hire a Developtment Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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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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Seasonal Guest Choreographer

Organization: Ballet Wichita
Job Location: Wichita, KS
Application Deadline: August 7, 2017

Ballet Wichita is seeking a Seasonal Guest Choregrapher their 2017 "Nutcracker". Candidate will run open auditions with rehearsals beginning in September. With the cast of over 100 regional dancers, the company will tour the production; perform four student matinees, and three public performances at the Century II Concert Hall. Ballet Wichita “Nutcracker” public performances are danced to a live orchestra and feature guest soloists.

For more information and application guidelines click here.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Organization: Bates Dance Festival
Job Location: Lewiston, ME

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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Company Manager

Organization: Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Job Location: Union, NJ

The Company manager reports directly to the Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman, but is supervised by the Executive Director when in the office. Majority of responsibilities support the artistic/performance/education /touring work of the dance company. Job duties include tour/residency management, personnel administration, production support, and office administration. Serves as the liaison between the office, dancers, guest artists and production staff.

This position requires at least a BA/BS in dance/theater with a background in business or organizational management. Dance or Theater Company management experience is highly preferred with minimum two years’ experience in the field. Stage management experience desired. Ability to work flexible hours, especially during performance and residency tours. Strongly prefer a New Jersey resident. A valid driver’s license and a car is required.

For complete job description
click hereTo apply forward resumes to Anita Thomas, Executive Director at athomas@carolyndorfman.dance

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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. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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. 

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Executive Director

Organization: Country Dance and Song Society
Location: Easthampton, MA

CDSS is seeking an executive director to lead this national education and arts service nonprofit organization that engages recreational and professional dancers, singers, musicians, teachers, callers and dance historians in the enjoyment of traditional English and American country dance, music and song.  The next executive director of CDSS will be joining an organization that recently enjoyed a successful Centennial Celebration, and included a $1 million gift. This is a unique opportunity to lead an internationally-recognized organization with vast connections of individuals and communities, a long-time dedicated staff, and an active, engaged governing board.  

The successful candidate must be an innovative and collaborative leader with consensus-building, financial management, fundraising and interpersonal skills. Specifically, CDSS is looking for a candidate with practical nonprofit management experience and highly effective communication skills and the confidence to lead a national organization.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines click here.

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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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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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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Artistic Director

Organization: Factory Street Studio
Job Location: Athens, OH

The Factory Street Studio seeks to hire a Artistic Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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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Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Organization: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic seeks a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and visionary Director of Marketing and PR to plan, supervise, administer, implement, and evaluate all programs to meet or exceed attendance and ticket revenue goals for orchestra events while maximizing the visibility of the orchestra, consistent with Philharmonic long-range objectives. The Director of Marketing and PR will assist in the development of strategic plans, author yearly marketing and communications plans and manage all marketing and communications activities, including but not limited to:  public relations (media relations, press, program books, and newsletters); advertising (print, electronic, and media); e-commerce/viral marketing/web marketing, season subscription and renewal campaigns (direct mail, telemarketing); all ticket sales (including box office management); audience research; new subscriber activities; and merchandising for the Philharmonic.  Provide when necessary copy and accurate data for brochures, print campaigns, press kits, etc.

The Director of Marketing and PR will partner with her/his peers—the General Manager and the Directors of Development, Education and Community Engagement, Finance and Operations—while also being responsible for all departmental planning, organizing, operating, and staffing. S/he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the departmental aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Managing Director.

For full description and how 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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CEO

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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Various Positions

Organization: Houston Ballet
Location: Houston, TX

Stage Manager/Assistant Production Manager
Application Deadline: July 21, 2017
Houston Ballet seeks to hire a Stage Manager/Assistant Production Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Shoe Room Coordinator
Application Deadline: July 21, 2017

Houston Ballet seeks to hire a Shoe Room Coordinator. Click here  to read complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Various Positions

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Artist Training Associate
We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Professional Programs department. Reporting to the Manager of Artist Training, the Artist Training Associate is responsible for assisting the Manager of Artist Training in the daily administration of Hubbard Street’s artist training programs and support of the Lou Conte Dance Studio (LCDS). The ideal candidate will be self-directed, a natural problem solver, and must enjoy working closely with many different constituencies in a fast-paced, creative environment. This associate position is part of a larger Artist Training team that is responsible for overseeing all artist training activities at Hubbard Street. 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.

Youth and Education Registrar
We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Education Department. This position provides administrative support for the Youth Program. The Youth and Education Registrar supports the Youth Dance Program in all aspects of registration and parent/student communications, including maintenance of databases, including demographic tracking and filing systems, coordinate external requests for program information, and provide administrative support for the youth program. 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.

Education Assistant
We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Education Department. This part-time position provides administrative support for the entire Education Department. The Education Assistant supports the Education Department in all aspects of payroll, budget, and school and teaching artist contracts, including maintenance of databases, including demographic tracking and filing systems, coordinate external requests for program information, and provide administrative support for the programs. 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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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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Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics

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

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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Program Coordinator  

Organization: The LEAP Program, St. Mary's College
Application Deadline: July 21, 2017


The Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, coordination and academic advising for the LEAP Program in New York, and is responsible for program-wide remote administrative support for all LEAP locations.  
Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

Various Positions

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

Development Assistant
Miami City Ballet’s Development Assistant works to support organization-wide fundraising efforts. This position will report to the senior Development staff to support the Development Team at large – managing correspondence, meeting coordination, donor acknowledgement, and bookkeeping, as well as providing logistical support for special events and company performances, among other regular tasks.

Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.  

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.

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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 submit cover letter, resume and references to: Virginia Head, Managing Director, at vhead@mordine.org.

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Coordinator of Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Organization: Movement Research
Job Location: New York, NY


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. 

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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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Director of Marketing and Audience Development

Organization: Opera Colorado
Job Location: Denver, CO

Opera Colorado seeks a Director of Marketing and Audience Development. The position is a full-time senior management position responsible for creating, coordinating and implementing strategies for performance and event marketing, advertising, media, and public relations, achieving an annual earned ticket revenue in excess of $1.2 million. The Director of Marketing and Audience Development is an energetic, creative and strategic thinker who focuses on expanding the Opera’s audience base across all programming. This role is responsible for developing advertising and sales strategy, managing the annual marketing and public relations budget, overseeing the creation of creative materials, and developing and maintaining the Opera’s digital marketing strategy.

For full job description, click here

Please send resume and cover letter to Greg Carpenter, General Director,
humanresources@operacolorado.org. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Executive Director

Organization: Pennsylvania Ballet
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Application Deadline:  July 14, 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. For a full position description and how to apply, click here

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Teaching Artists

Organization: Pentacle
Job Location: New York, NY 
Application Deadline: August 4, 2017

Pentacle is hiring teaching artists-in-residence at our partner schools for our Behind the Scenes Program to mentor in the pre-professional level of dance, production and entrepreneurship.

We are looking for candidates who could fulfill 1 or both roles of Artistic Mentor and/or Business Mentor. The Artistic Mentor will work closely with the students to help them realize their artistic visions, and the Business Mentor will provide guidance on arts administration and management in collaboration.Past curriculum has included: Arts Administration, Choreography & Performance, Fundraising & Development, PR & Communications, and Production.

This is a part-time, independent contractor position.

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
  • Proven history of prior work demonstrating high motivation, strict attention to detail, and rigorous approach to developing a robust and creative movement-integrated program. 
  • Passion and commitment to an inclusive community and dance field at large 
  • Interest in innovative methods and dance as a critical and creative practice integral to lifelong learning 
  • Ability to interface with public and independent schools in New York City 
  • Effective and appropriate youth supervision skills 
  • Experience working with youth-level dance education required 
  • Must be professionally active in the field

Responsibilities:
  • Plan, implement, and assess the year-long, in-school residency in partnership with Pentacle and the school 
  • Create a safe, positive, and critical environment for self-expression and learning in the classroom 
  • Actively participate in reflection sessions after each semester to evaluate performance of program and opportunities for advancement and growth 
  • Liaise with Pentacle, co-mentor, school administration, and students 
  • Attend and play an active role in any long-term projects and events (ex.- final dance concert and dress rehearsals) 
  • Attend partnership check-in meetings 
  • Facilitate student evaluation process 
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor as an ambassador of Pentacle
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter and CV attached as a single PDF to angelis@pentacle.org. Any supplementary links to media may be included within the PDF.

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Various Positions

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Live-in Resident Assistant
Live-In Resident Assistant will assist in the management of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s student residence for up to 21 residents, ages 14-18. This position will assist the House Director in creating a safe and secure environment that supports a vigorous dance education. For full description and to apply, click here .

Weekend Student Resident Assistant
Weekend Student Resident Assistant assists in overseeing and mentoring Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s student residence for up to 21 residents, ages 14-18, in their transition from traditional family living to dormitory living. To provide relief and support to the Live-In House Director and R.A. 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.    

Understudy
 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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Various Positions

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA


Production Manager
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

School Manager
Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, is looking for a School Manager to join our team, beginning in July 2017.

The School Manager is a senior staff position and will serve as partner to the School Director managing all administrative needs of The School of Richmond Ballet (SRB). This position will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all school operations, schedules, facility needs, customer service, student databases, and website updates. The School Manager will lead administrative efforts with the dance studio expansion project and help facilitate exciting programs and schedules for the new studios.  This position will monitor the SRB budget, track revenue and expenses, administer scholarship programs and create financial reports. The School Manager will also supervise all SRB supportive administrative/receptionist staff. 

The qualified candidate must possess exemplary communication, management, and administration skills, and have experience providing excellent customer service. Must also be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, WordPress, and QuickBooks or NetSuite. A dance background, preferably ballet, is essential. 

This position is a full time position with benefits. The School Manager will be required to work afternoon and evening hours Monday through Thursday, as well as, and weekends as scheduled throughout the season. 

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letters of reference to Human Resources Department, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219, or email to jobs@richmondballet.com.  Please no phone calls.  

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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. 

Salary Range: $30K - $35K, dependent upon experience. Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume.

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Various Positions

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

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

Stage Manager

Stage Manager, San Francisco Ballet.  San Francisco Ballet’s Stage Managers are key in contributing to the excellence of all San Francisco Ballet Productions.  Under the direction of the Production Director and Production Stage Manager the Stage Manager prepares all activities and technical elements for rehearsals, performances, and production related events as assigned.  Assists in all matters to ensure productions are in line with the vision of the Artistic Staff.

Qualifications: 3-5 years of related experience in a Stage Management capacity with a major arts organization (Dance preferred). Knowledge of cue sheets, orchestra scores, and dance vocabulary. Proficiency in Macintosh OS, ability to operate audio/video controls and recording equipment.  Knowledge of FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro (preferred, but not required).  Knowledge of Microsoft Suite. 

To read full job description and 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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Artist-in-Residence

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: Jones Hall Foundation, Society for the Performing Arts
Job Location: Houston, TX
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

The Technical Director will report to the Director of Backstage Operations and will have broad responsibilities that will include supporting the work of the Director and also managing the backstage operations in the Director’s absence and during hours when the Director is not on site. On days when evening performances are scheduled, a regular work schedule will require availability on evenings and weekends. The ability to work directly with the staffs of the Houston Symphony and Society for the Performing Arts, as well as with non-resident organizations, is of utmost importance. While the presenting organizations will manage their own productions, the Technical Director will need to work proactively to maximize efficiency and coordination between the organizations.  This position is a full-time exempt position with benefits. 


This is a temporary position.  Jones Hall is scheduled for renovation beginning as early as 2020, and this position will not be retained during the renovation. Please apply by sending an email with a resume or summary of qualifications, salary requirements, and three references to Patricia Lawson at plawson@sterlingandassociates.com no later than August 15, 2017. Questions can be asked via email as well – but no phone calls, please.

For a more detailed job description, click here

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Part-time Dance Instructor

Organization: St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Location: Potomac, MD

St. Andrew's Episcopal School seeks to hire a Part-time Dance Instructor. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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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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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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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 July 20, 2017.