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ReVision dance company

A Resident Company of Dance Place

Audition: August 24, 10:30am – 2:30pm

ReVision dance company is seeking professional modern dancers (male and female) who are interested in being part of an artistic and educational creative process.

More information about this audition here!

 

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Auditions

Attack Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA)

Attack Theatre seeks male and female modern dancers beginning September 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. There are full-time contract and project positions available. Full-time contracts are 32-38 week employment with health benefits (health, vision, and dental) and access to the company’s 401k retirement plan. Both positions may include performances, touring, and arts education programs.

More information about this audition here.

Dakshina / Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company (Washington, DC)

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is currently recruiting a strong male dancer with a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet and release technique for a 12-18 month contract starting August 2016. Dakshina has a multi-year partnership with the Sokolow foundation in restaging Anna Sokolow’s iconic modern dance works, works with Bharata Natyam (a South Asian classical dance form), and synthesizes the two forms in a unique three prong approach to dance.

We are looking for an energetic, committed, professional, and positive dancer. Candidates must be interested in educational outreach, and studying other techniques such as Bharata Natyam and Social Dance forms. Dakshina strongly encourages minority dancers to audition to work with the company. The company has several local, national and international performance opportunities in the upcoming months. Travel and performance expenses are paid, along with a rehearsal stipend.

Dancers may audition in person before July 15th, or during the first week of August, or by video at any time.

Please see our website for details about how to audition, rehearsal schedule, and more. 

Dance Institute of Washington (Washington, DC)

Junior Ensemble/Pre-Professional Auditions are year round. Please call 202.371.9656 to set up an audition!

Dance Auditions Call for Goyescas (Washington, DC)

LOOKING FOR DANCERS WITH BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, AND SPANISH DANCE TRAINING FOR NEW OPERA PRODUCTION. Honoring the centennial of its première and composer Granados’ death– a cloak-and-dagger story of mistaken betrayals spins with the passion of Spanish dance. Inspired by Francisco de Goya’s paintings, this opera-ballet is rarely seen in America. Paintings come to life in writer Elizabeth Pringle’s new adaptation, coupled with Manuel de Falla’s Seven Spanish Popular Songs, choreography and direction by Jaime Coronado, and musically lead by conductor Carlos César Rodríguez.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at Source Theatre, 1835 14th St NW Washington DC 20009 (two blocksform Cardozo/U street metro, Green line).

For more information contact Brian Shaw at 202 204-7760 or email inseries@inseries.org

Through the 4th Wall (Washington, DC)

DANCERS NEEDED FOR AN IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL PRODUCTION IN ALEXANDRIA, VA
We’re currently casting for an immersive theatrical production to be staged in Old Town Alexandria, VA in the fall of 2016. This high profile, first of its kind production will take place at the historic Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town, Alexandria. As this is an “immersive theatrical performance,” (for reference purposes only: it is slightly similar to NYC’s “Sleep No More”) there is no traditional stage. Actors and dancers will be in close proximity to and moving throughout the audience. Dancers must be comfortable with this.
The performance is the next evolution of TT4W’s award-winning original play about the mad genius of the brilliant writer Edgar Allan Poe– as seen through the lens of the fascinating characters he created.
The show begins September 7th, 2016, running thru October 31, 2016. Rehearsals start late July and go through August. The shows run 2-3 days a week with a mix of weekday evenings (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and a couple of Sundays, as well.
Please send resume, headshot and/or reel to: gameofbraids@gmail.com

 

Arts Management

Part-time Technical Director, BalletNOVA (Arlington, VA)

The part-time Technical Director is responsible for the technical operations of BalletNova’s new performance space, including, but not limited to, lighting, sound and necessary maintenance. Email resume and letter of intent to: admin@BalletNova.org

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience with technical theatre
  • Knowledge of lighting systems and designs required
  • Knowledge of sound systems and mixing required
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be trustworthy and willing to undergo a background check
  • Dance/Performance production and/or stage management background a plus
  • Ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 30 pounds safely and using appropriate tools

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, and other equipment, and the use and maintenance of facilities.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for performances.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment and requests supplies to be ordered as needed.
  • Attends technical rehearsals, in order to provide the technical aspects of the performance group.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others
  • Hours as needed for performance rentals. Work days/hours typically include Friday nights, Saturday afternoons and evening and Sunday afternoons.

Manager of Institutional Giving, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (New York, NY)

Position Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for preparing grant proposals and reports; maintaining correspondence with program officers; researching funding sources; and collaborating with the Chief Development Officer in designing and implementing fundraising plans. The position requires excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects. The Manager of Institutional Giving plays a critical role in New York Live Arts’ efforts to secure support for general operations and special projects from government agencies, private foundations and corporate constituents. Specifically, the areas of funding the Manager of Institutional Giving writes and researches proposals for include: Artist presentations; residencies; commissions; general operations; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; educational programming; and, our signature Live Ideas Festival.

Download the full job description here

To Apply: Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume, example paperwork and references (no phone calls please) to careers@newyorklivearts.org. References will not be contacted at this time and all applications will remain strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following SUBJECT: “BTJ/AZ Production Manager Search”

Finance and Studio Manager, Shen Wei Dance Arts (New York, NY)

Shen Wei Dance Arts (SWDA), an internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the direction of the Chinese-born, American choreographer and visual artist Shen Wei, seeks a Finance and Studio Manager. Since its founding in 2000, Shen Wei Dance Arts has performed in 138 cities, in 30 countries, on five continents and has appeared at prestigious festivals and venues worldwide. Praised by The London Times for its “glorious visual imagery” and heralded by The New York Times for its “ingenious synthesis of dance, music and visual art” and “its inventive, daring movement”, the Company performs regularly at the world’s leading festivals and venues, from Lincoln Center Festival to the Kennedy Center, from London’s Barbican to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. This October the Company will premiere a new work at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in the Howard Gilman Opera House.

The ideal candidate will have bookkeeping experience, possess a basic understanding of accounting , and be familiar with Quickbooks or similar software . He/She should have some experience managing, organizing, or administering a small office, studio , or similar facility. Program development and marketing experience , along with knowledge of Photoshop and MailChimp (or similar e-marketing platforms) or the ability to quickly learn such programs , is preferred. Familiarity with the NYC dance and arts community is appreciated. Knowledge of Mandarin a plus, but not necessary.

This is a multifaceted job, the qualified candidate should be extremely detail oriented, very organized , and know how to prioritize his/her work. She/He should be able to work cooperatively with other administrative staff as well as work independently and have the ability to manage interns. This position reports to the Executive Director and will liaise with the Company Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Bookkeeping : receivables, payables, and payroll (via outside payroll firm)
2. Manage Studio : promote and manage studio rentals ; work with artistic and executive staff to develop Company classes and studio programs; assist with management of workshops
3. Administration : manage interns ; maintain office ; assist with galas ; touring, etc. , as needed.

Shen Wei Dance Arts is an equal opportunity employer, all candidates welcome. This is a full-time position with health insurance and vacation benefits. Salary based on experience.
Please send resume and cover letter to: jobs@shenweidancearts.org

Application deadline: August 12th, 2016
Job start: 9/1/16, training TBD in August.

Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator, The Joyce Theater Foundation (New York, NY)

The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York’s leading dance presenting organization, seeks a Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator.

The Board Liaison and Travel Coordinator is responsible for managing The Joyce Theater Foundation’s relationships with its Board of Trustees, and to plan and cultivate the Joyce Theater’s Travel Program. Working in close collaboration with the Executive and Development Directors, this position manages Board, Committee, and Travel Program administration as well as The Joyce’s ongoing relationship-building with individual Trustees.

Full job description here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Rosalyn Black at rblack@joyce.org.

High School Technical Theatre Educator & Technical Director, Virginia Theatre Association (Lynchburg, VA)

LOCATION:
E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, VA

POSITION:

Theatre Arts Teacher/Technical Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Educates students in technical theatre basics in collaboration with the Artistic Director in one of Virginia’s most well established high school technical theatre programs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Undergraduate Degree in Theatre or Performing Arts. Must possess or be eligible for a VA license Theatre Arts PreK-12.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
In collaboration with the Artistic Director, oversees all technical aspects of productions in 150-seat flexible space and 2100-seat auditorium. The Theatre Arts Teacher/Technical Director will organize and plan the department productions including being responsible for:

  • Work with theatre students to complete production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery; managing properties and costuming; operating stage lighting and sound equipment;
  • All publicity and programs;
  • Costume and properties creation, rental and purchase;
  • Lighting and sound design and application;
  • Set design and construction;
  • Developing a rehearsal schedule and reports;
  • Process fees/bills associated with a production following LCS policy;
  • Secure and reserve rehearsal and performance facilities;
  • Advise principal and other essential personnel with scheduling of high school, district, and community activities in the high school auditorium;
  • Organize and implement theatre trips in order to provide students with opportunities to compete and perform;
  • Meet with building principal to review goals for the theatre department productions;
  • Submit budget needs annually to the principal in accordance with established timelines and guidelines;
  • Order all supplies and materials necessary for theatre-related activities in accordance with established district procedures and budget allocations;

Oversee proper organization and storage of stock theatrical units and school-owned equipment and material in the black box, the auditorium,

  • and the theatre classroom;
  • Work with parents and community members to promote and support the theatre program;
  • Conduct recruitment/outreach programs to attract students to the program; The Theatre Arts Teacher/ Technical Director is also responsible for instruction within the classroom:
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences;
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned;
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Supervise the use and maintenance of theatre department facilities.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The teacher will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the principal or appropriate administrator. Lynchburg City Schools reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb ladders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

START DATE:
School Year 2016-2017

TO APPLY:

JOB CATEGORIES >  CERTIFIED POSITION TYPES >  Teacher POSITIONS> Theatre Arts Teacher/Technical Director

To apply for this job, click here. 

Director of Finance, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Director of Finance position requires advanced professional and managerial work for success as chief accounting and financial manager of The Washington Ballet (TWB, the Ballet) and The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB). The work of this position is carried out with broad latitude for professional and managerial judgment and is subject to direction and review of the Executive Director.  Work is evaluated in relation to the timeliness and suitability of services and is subject as well to internal and external audit for the propriety and legality of financial and related transactions.

Specific responsibilities include: the supervision of all of the Ballet’s financial affairs; the preparation, presentation and monitoring of the Ballet’s budget; planning, organizing, and establishing practices in the maintenance of accounting records as well as preparation of regular and special financial analyses and reports pertaining to same; planning and supervising the investment of funds and the administration of indebtedness; receiving, collecting and disbursing funds; directing the procurement of materials, equipment and services for operations; administering all human resources information; and the supervision of the electronic systems operation of the Ballet.

For more information, click here.

Director of Development, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

The Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for identifying the means to grow The Washington Ballet’s philanthropic efforts. To that end, the DOD is responsible for securing contributed revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and special events.  In addition, the DOD coordinates special campaigns, on-going planned giving/scholarship endowment campaign for the Ballet and manages the involvement of high-level volunteers and board members and administrative team members. The DOD serves as a key collaborator to the executive director and the artistic director in setting a strategic direction, vision, and management of the Ballet’s overall institutional fundraising efforts.  

For more information, click here.

Lighting Supervisor, The Washington Ballet (Washington, DC)

Under supervision, the LS is primarily responsible for lighting production duties and responsibilities, and serves as a primary contact with guest lighting designers for the creation of new design works, while encompassing production department duties and responsibilities which are critical to the success of The Washington Ballet. The position is one that goes beyond the execution of lighting, and the Lighting Supervisor is expected to become a valued partner in the Production Department, and a collaborator in all respects of the production operations of the company.

For more information, click here.

Dance Teachers

Assistant Dance Manager, Joy of Dance

The most prestigious dance outreach program in the D.C. Metro Area is seeking an Assistant Dance Manager. Applicants must have dynamic, vibrant personality and excel in teaching all ages. Salary commiserate with experience.

For more information, click here.

Dance Instructors, Joy of Dance 

Join the company that experienced teachers love working for! We are the fastest growing extracurricular dance program serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Seeking qualified dancers/dance educators to teach and/or assist in the following locations:

 Ashburn, VA

 Bethesda, MD

 Bristow, VA

 Burke, VA

 Fairfax, VA

 Gainesville, VA

 Sterling, VA

For more information, click here.

Dance Instructors Needed: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy, a non-profit arts organization and dance school, is searching for instructors for the August 2016 – June 2017 Academic Year.

Qualified teachers in Creative Movement, Jazz, or Hip Hop are encouraged to submit a resume, headshot, and CV to contact@mbtdance.org.
For questions please call (301) 762-1757 and visit our website at www.mbtdance.org.

Teachers, Gainesville Ballet (Gainesville, VA)

Gainesville Ballet School is currently fully staffed with teachers, but is always looking for substitute teachers and new positions may open. Interested teachers please send a cover letter and resume to info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org after which a teaching audition will be scheduled.

Fitness Instructor, 305fitness (Washington, DC)

We are seeking our next badass instructor to teach our lively dance cardio classes. No fitness experience required. Looking for energetic, smart, creative, and fun-loving dancers. We only consider applicants with dance experience who have no full-time work commitments. You must be able to commit 10-15 weekly hours during training.

A position as a ((305)) Instructor is the perfect compliment to your performing career. Our classes are fun and lively to teach. You dance, jump, and bring life to the classroom, inspiring non-dancers to move their bodies. Educationally, our extensive training program — at no cost to you — also offers a unique foot in the door into the world of fitness that costs trainers thousands of dollars to attain on their own. The hours are consistent and part-time. We are highly supportive of artists and traveling schedules.

For more information, click here.

Performing Arts Instructor, Ballet Petite (Bethesda, MD)

Ballet Petite and the Youth Performing Arts School is a performing arts school teaching children ages 2 years through 18 years.  We have a Ballet Department and a Musical Theatre Department.  Classes include classical ballet, musical theatre, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern dance. We hire both teachers and arts administrative staff, we have employment opportunities for part time and full time staff.  Our locations are in Montgomery County and Fairfax County. Seeking Ballet teachers with possible other technical dance experience. Must be willing to be trained in this program’s pedagogy. Must be available for training beginning this summer and open to additional shadowing once classes commence.

For more information, click here.

Hip Hop Teacher, The Dance Academy of Loudoun (Leesburg, VA)

Experienced Hip Hop teacher for competition choreography and recreational recital classes. Wednesday evenings, starting this summer. Call (703) 443-1093 or email danceloudoun@verizon.net.

Outreach Teachers and Site Managers, City Dance Ensemble (Washington, DC)

As our programs expand and grow we are always looking for qualified, enthusiastic teachers for our Community Programs. If you are a professional youth worker and dance teacher interested in joining our staff, please email your resume with cover letter to Kelli Quinn at kelli@citydance.net. In your cover letter, please outline your education, training, and experience working with youth, as well as motivation for working in a community program.

Dance Teachers, Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington, DC)

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to: Heidi Schimpf, Director of Programs and Services hschimpf@joyofmotion.org Fax: (202) 399-6761

 

Fellowships, Internships & Workshops

Dance Place

Dance/USA

Kennedy Center

The Washington Ballet

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Lesole’s Dance Project

The National Endowment for the Arts

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company

American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)

Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA)

New York Live Arts (New York, NY)

American Repertory Ballet (New Brunswick, NJ)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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