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Junior Staff Program Manager

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a part-time manager for its Junior Staff program. Position reports directly to Dance Place’s Director of Education Shannon Quinn.

In this leadership program, teens ages 13-19 are provided with work training shifts as office aides, teaching assistants, theater tech assistants, front of house staff and facility maintenance. Junior Staff work with Dance Place staff members in departments such as youth programs, marketing, development, box office and production. In addition, Junior Staff take part in free weekly arts electives (visual arts, dance, drumming and more) and Monday life skills sessions (job training, financial management, communication skills, team building, college readiness). Teens receive an honorarium for positive participation in all aspects of the program. Find out more information about this job here!

Energizers Afterschool Club Manager

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) manager for its Energizers Afterschool Club program. This position reports directly to Dance Place’s Director of Education Shannon Quinn.

Youth (ages 6-12) participate every day after school in a creative education curriculum that includes cooking, arts & crafts, horticulture, reading, writing and math. The program provides physical play, weekly dance classes, community service, homework help and more. The Energizers Afterschool Club meets Monday through Friday 4-6pm. Find out more information about this job here!

People, Objects, Play (POP)

A Resident Company of Dance Place

Audition: June 29, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ages 13 – 65

More information about this audition here!

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
Arts Management
Dance Teachers
Fellowships, Internships, & Workshops

 

Auditions

Capitol Movement (Washington, DC)

Pre-Professional Company Audition 

July 8 from 6:30-9:15 pm

Hip Hop followed by Contemporary 
@ Capitol Movement Studio 

Located in Sport and Health — Capitol Hill
315 G St, SE, Washington, DC

The Company is comprised of ambitious and dedicated dancers, ages 11-17, who want to build dance into a career. Most of the dancers in this company train with CMI in addition to other studios, high school dance programs, dance teams, etc. This program is structured to give dedicated dancers more performance opportunities and accelerated training in jazz/contemporary/lyrical and/or hip hop.
Register here!

Dance Institute of Washington (Washington, DC)

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

Dancing Wheels Company (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Dancing Wheels Company, America’s first, professional, physically integrated dance company, is currently holding auditions for qualified male and female dancers.  Dancing Wheels is a national touring company that works with highly acclaimed choreographers each year. Most recent works include full-length pieces from Donald McKayle, Dianne McIntyre, Nai-Ni Chen, Christopher Fleming, Michael Uthoff, Peter Kalivis, and David Rousseve.

The preferred candidates should be proficient in ballet, modern and partnering. Experience and training required, must be able to work full‐time in Cleveland, Ohio and tour throughout the nation. Pay scale is commensurate with experience; paid holidays and vacation time are included.

To audition, interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé and head shot to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President Founding/Artistic Director at VFletcher1@aol.com no later than June 24, 2016.

Audition Date: By Appointment

Audition Time: By Appointment

Audition Location: The Dancing Wheels Company Studio

Location Street Address: 3615 Euclid Avenue

DC Casineros (Washington, DC)

*Seeking 4 Male Dancers Ages 18 and Older to be a dancer in the DC Casineros dance company for the 2016/2017 season.*

We are looking for strong male dancers to join DC Casineros dance company. Dancers should have experience in Casino, AfroCuban and Cuban folklore, Latin, modern, ballet, or African styles of dance, although the company is seeking adaptable, enthusiastic, and committed dancers of all backgrounds. Partner dancing experience is recommended but not required. Dancers should be willing to commit to regular rehearsals throughout the year (Sundays 6pm-9pm, Tuesdays 9pm-11 pm, and some Thursdays 9p-11pm), attend classes as needed, perform as needed, and constructively interact with company members and contribute to the mission of the company. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to dance in. The audition will consist of Afro-Cuban movement as well as Casino dance partner work, also be prepared to present a 30 second solo in the dance style of your choice. The audition will take place at Dance Place and last for 2 hours, please arrive at 5:45pm. Send your resume and headshot to dccasineros@gmail.com before 5 pmFriday, July 8 to reserve your spot!

Audition Date: July 10

Audition Time: 6-8pm

Location: Dance Place

Address: 3225 8th St. NE Washington, DC 20017

Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble (Gaithersburg, MD)

Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble is holding an open class/audition! Take a contemporary ballet class with the Ensemble and audition for their 2016-2017 Season.
Friday, June 24th from 6-8pm
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy
220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Please send a resume and headshot to erin@mbtdance.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”

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.

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

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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