Executive / Artistic Director Position Description

With the impending retirement of Founding Director Carla Perlo and Director Deborah Riley in August 2017, the Dance Place Board of Directors has worked with staff and constituents to craft and perfect our vision of a new leader, following objectives set forth in our recently completed strategic plan. Today, we release the official job description for the Executive / Artistic Director (EAD) of Dance Place to the public.

Over 35 years, Carla and Deborah together developed a unique merger of artistic vision and bold leadership which prepared them to thoughtfully plan for succession while celebrating Dance Place’s capital and program expansion. Now in its 36th year, Dance Place is poised for its next stage of growth under a dynamic Director. The Board of Directors has established a search committee to identify a highly talented and experienced Executive / Artistic Director to lead Dance Place into the future. The Board has engaged CJAM Consulting to assist in conducting a national executive search with plans to name a new director in Spring of 2017. A highly qualified new leader will bring energy and expertise as the organization continues as a prolific dance presenter and leader of creative placemaking in Washington, DC.

Interested parties can access the job description posted here:
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Respondents should send a cover letter and resume credentials by February 28, 2017 to dpsearch@cjamconsulting.com.

The Board of Directors is pleased to release this job description and looks forward to receiving highly talented applicants.

About Dance Place
Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland / Edgewood neighborhood in Washington, DC.

About CJAM Consulting
Candace Jackson Arts & Management (CJAM) Consulting is dedicated to supporting arts & culture institutions, community development organizations, and small businesses with the design and implementation of sound business operations systems. We believe that the achievement of any nonprofit mission or commercial vision is inextricably linked to a company’s viability as a business. Institutions committed to artistic excellence, social influence, and community development must have at their core a solid infrastructure and astute business acumen in order to preserve or increase their value. We therefore work to improve the capacity and sustainability of small and midsized organizations through implementing relevant industry best practices and creating tailored business strategies – one vision at a time.