Please contact us at email@example.com to submit a posting about jobs or auditions.
Fellowships, Internships, & Workshops
Male Dancer, DancEthos (Washington, DC)
DancEthos is looking for a male dancer for July 2015 performances.
Requirements: Modern dance training and partnering experience. Must be 18 years of age. Must be available for performances the week of July 20-26.
Rehearsals are scheduled for:
Tuesday January 27th 8:30-10:30pm
Wednesday February 18th 8-10pm
Wednesday March 4th 8-10pm
Then Sunday evenings once monthly thru July- dates TBD
Rehearsals take place at Joy of Motion in Bethesda which is metro accessible or at BalletNova in Falls Church and carpooling is available.
Please contact Artistic Director Tiffany Haughn if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Dancer, Gainesville Ballet (Gainesville, VA)
Gainesville Ballet has two spots left for the 2014-15 season (one male and one female dancer). Interested parties please send a cover letter, resume, photos, and video links to email@example.com for more details.
Junior Ensemble/Pre-Professional Auditions are year round. Please call 202.371.9656 to set up an audition!
Artistic Director, Common Ground Dance Company (Baltimore, MD)
The Artistic Director is responsible for the artistic management of the company and for developing and implementing its artistic output based on the mission statement of Common Ground Dance Company. The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors and to the Managing Director. The Artistic Director collaborates with the Managing Director and the Rehearsal Director to develop and implement performances, classes and workshop programs in line with the company’s artistic rationale, expressing the vision, mission and goals of the company.
This is a year-round position with no benefits and a very small stipend.
All applicants must submit application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include:
A letter of application outlining your qualifications
A current resume
A short statement (one page) describing your teaching philosophy and choreography interests
A 5-10 minute video sample of repertory.
Questions about the position or program maybe directed to email@example.com.
For more information about the Company, visit our website.
Artistic Director, BalletNOVA (Arlington, VA)
The Artistic Director is responsible for the overall artistic direction of the company and school. S/he maintains, in coordination with the staff and Board, the overall vision of the organization and integrates the Mission Statement into all aspects of programming and operations. S/he works with the Executive Director in directing the organization in a joint leadership model, a collaborative structure that facilitates coordination of administrative and artistic efforts in order to ensure the highest quality in all functions of the organization. The Artistic Director supervises the Associate Artistic Director, faculty, Costume Mistress, and (in tandem with the Executive Director) the Director of Programs and Operations. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
For the full position description, please click here. Please email your resume and letter of interest to admin@BalletNova.org.
The Dance Institute of Washington (a nonprofit dance education organization) seeks a passionate, experienced dance educator to help lead as a Co-Manager of the Institute’s award-winning Positive Directions Through Dance year-round program, serving promising young people through a holistic delivery of academics, diverse dance training, arts work experience, job/life skills, mentoring and performances.
Ideal applicants will be experienced in working with DC youth of all ages and from all backgrounds. The applicant will be professional and have strong program management/community outreach experience. The applicant should be highly familiar with the neighborhoods of DC and the needs of youth. The Co-Manager will work with partners such as DCPS OSTP and local agencies to ensure that the efforts made out-of-school complement and support those efforts made in school.
The Co-Manager will work with the Program Manager and both will report to the Founder/Artistic Director.
5-10 years experience in arts program management or arts community outreach preferred. 4-year college degree in dance, education or another relevant discipline, or commensurate experience is desired.
Please send resume and cover letter along with 3 references to Founder/Artistic Director Fabian Barnes.
Program Assistant, Arts Education, Joe’s Movement Emporium (Mount Rainer, MD)
Position Overview The Arts Education Department provides visual and performance classes after school as a team of excellent out-of-school time educational professionals. Additionally, we provide a safe place for expression and learning to last a lifetime. Our staff serves elementary school-aged children residing in the local community. Essential Responsibilities The Program Assistants are charged with supporting the teaching staff and artists to provide quality, creative and age-appropriate opportunities to learn the arts.
- Support student participation in all activities
- Assist children to learn skills, stay on task and further their demonstration of expression
- Engage in activities with participants (at lunch, during classes, at the park, etc)
- Observe and assist instructors to ensure the mission and goals of the Arts Education Department are carried out
- Model techniques and encourage children to participate
- Lead activities that are developmentally appropriate
- Document and evaluate attendance, participant satisfaction and outcomes
- Organize and maintain program spaces to provide a dynamic learning environment
- Plan with the Arts Education team for regular performances and exhibitions to highlight student achievement
- Collaborate with the Arts Education team to provide a high-quality learning experience
Requirements: Minimum: 45 hours of school-age or education curriculum training, 2-3 years’ experience working with children, or Associate Degree with an education emphasis OR equivalent area of study. Physical Demands:
- Able to lift 40 pounds
- Able to stand 90% of the work day
- Able to perform all activities children perform; run, jump, dance
- Able to rise from a sitting position quickly in emergency situations
- Able to sit on the floor
- August – June, Monday through Friday (1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m)
- June through mid-August, Monday through Friday (6-8 hours per day)
To Apply E-mail LaTanya@joesmovement.org your resume and cover letter or fax it to 301-699-1818.
Manager of Institutional Gifts, New York Live Arts (New York, NY)
Position Reports to: Chief Development Officer Application Deadline: Open until filled New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and one of the country’s premier organizations devoted to dance and movement-based art, is seeking a Manager of Institutional Gifts to join its development staff. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Institutional Gifts Manager 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. Download the full job description here. New York Live Arts offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and a 3–10 pp proposal sample, all in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. These materials must be compiled in a maximum of two PDF files. Please use the following SUBJECT: “Institutional Gifts Manager Search” Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Due to the volume of submissions, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Position Reports to: Director of Producing and Touring Application Deadline: Open until filled The Company Manager, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is an integral part of the Company’s touring personnel, responsible for all travel and scheduling logistics. Minimum 2-4 years professional experience in contemporary dance or theater. Should have a broad working knowledge of the workings of a touring dance company; the ability to work independently and the willingness to take initiative; strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail; calm, creative problem solving skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a desire to travel frequently; a positive attitude and sense of humor; speaking a second language is helpful; international touring experience is a plus. Proficiency in MS Office. Download the full job description here. New York Live Arts offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To Apply: Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, resume and references (no phone calls please) to email@example.com. 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 Company Manager Search”
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival seeks a full-time Senior Manager of Institutional Support. This position is responsible for grant writing, strategy, portfolio management, and stewardship of the Pillow’s corporate, foundation, and government supporters. The Senior Manager of Institutional Support directly manages one full-time staff member. Four years of grant writing experience, passion for dance, and a working knowledge of the major funders in the performing arts sector is essential. Writing samples required. Click here for full job description and application details.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival seeks a full-time Business Assistant/Store Manager. This position works closely with the Director of Finance, Accounting Coordinator, Office Manager, and across all departments and offers the opportunity for a passionate arts administration professional to significantly contribute to the strength of Jacob’s Pillow as a vibrant arts business. This entry-level position is available immediately. Prior internship or work in performing arts, customer service, retail, and/or a business environment is preferred. Click here for full job description and application details.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival seeks a full-time Development Assistant. This position is responsible for processing, recording, acknowledging, and reporting on Jacob’s Pillow’s annual donations. The Development Assistant also assists in donor cultivation and communication and special events execution. One to two years of development experience and familiarity with database software preferred. Passion for the performing arts and interest in fundraising are required. Writing sample required. Click here for full job description and application details.
Telephone Rep, American Ballet Theatre
Be a voice for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)! DCM Inc. invites you on behalf of ABT to join its team of telephone representatives for the exciting 2014 season! Do you want to share your love for the ballet? Do you enjoying talking on the phone? Are you articulate, friendly, and enthusiastic? Do you have sales experience? If this sounds like you, DCM Inc. and ABT would love to meet you! DCM Inc. is currently hiring approx. 10 representatives for ABT’s 2014 season. Telephone reps would work 20 hours per week (at minimum) with more hours available based on performance. There are afternoon (1:00-5:00PM) and evening 5:00-9:00PM) shifts 7 days a week. The start date is immediate, and you are paid a base salary, commission, and bonuses. This position does not require cold calling; ABT provides all leads. Interested? Contact Carol at 212.564.5396, and leave a voice mail if unable to answer. She will return your call ASAP!
Dance Teacher, Takoma Part Middle School (Takoma Park, MD)
Takoma Park Middle School is seeking a 6th-8th grade part-time dance teacher. We seek an educator who can make various dance styles engaging and fun for middle school students. This artist is confident and proficient in his/her choreography of various dance styles and can also build a strong classroom management with routines and systems. If you are interested please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Summary: The Dance Teacher is the sole position dedicated to supporting the Takoma Park Middle School’s Dance program. The Dance Teacher teaches a total of 3 classes a day (grades 6th – 8th) 2-3times a week.
Dance Curriculum and Instruction
● Plan dance units of study and lessons that align with standards
● Choreograph and teach various styles of dance pieces (ballet, jazz, tap, hiphop,etc.)
● Provide an inviting, exciting, and innovative learning environment
● Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful and responsive to student needs
● Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, predictability and consistent routines
● Ideal candidates have:
○ 1-2years of teaching experience in middle school classrooms or dance studio capacity
○ Clear evidence on cover letter and/or resume of dance teaching experience
○ Successful candidates are:
■ highly-skilled classroom managers and self-motivated learners
■ creative thinkers who take a solutions oriented approach to challenges
■ All candidates must have: A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Dance and/or Education (or will graduate Spring of 2015)
Timeframe and Compensation
● This is a part-time position, with the following block schedule:
○ Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:35 am – 2:40 pm OR Tuesday & Thursday, 7:35am – 2:40 pm
○ The position will begin early Spring 2015.
○ The daily rate for compensation is $172.41. f you hold a valid Maryland professional eligibility certificate or standard or advanced professional certificate, the daily rate of pay is $182.14.
● This position has the potential for growth into a salary position with benefits for the 20152016school year. If you are interested please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a visiting artist/teacher for a three year term. We welcome a dance professional connected to the forefront of contemporary dance training practices and choreography. Primary teaching responsibilities require expertise in a rigorous movement practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms or improvisation, as well as dance composition. Additional duties include choreographing and directing for the stage or screen. We expect candidates to contribute in at least one additional curricular area, as well as the foundational courses of the BFA program. Service to our programs includes: advising student projects, working on productions with faculty and staff, and participating in auditions, recruitment, program planning, and departmental governance. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty. Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, three year term, full- time Qualifications: professional experience Salary: commensurate with experience Application deadline: November 1, 2014 or until position filled Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015 Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty. Our new colleague will contribute:
- In Teaching: expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area
- In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects
- In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large
About the Department The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field. Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required Salary: commensurate with experience Application deadline: Reviewof applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date. Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015 Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.
BodyWise Dance is looking for teaching artist to lead movement classes in assisted living and long-term care facilities for people with limited movement capacity and/or neurocognitive diagnosis. Part-time position available immediately. Must be available for extensive training through the Fall and be ready to take on new projects at the start of 2015. Responsibilities:
- Support the mission and pedagogy of BodyWise Dance
- Plan and execute lessons that are engaging and appropriate for each group of participants
- Be punctual for classes
- Be available to check in with clients and participants before and after class
- Bring your creativity and energy to your teachingAttend monthly BodyWise team meetings
- Excellent technique, improvisation, composition and people skills
- Comfortable engaging with staff, residents and caregivers
- Committed and invested in the development of dance in healthcare programs
- Access to transportation and willing to travel to facilities in the greater DC metro area
- 2 + years of teaching experience
- Bachelor’s degree in dance or a dance-related field. MFA preferred.
- Prior experience in healthcare settings a plus
- Additional languages a plus
Salary: This position pays $75/class. Training is unpaid. Benefits include professional development for artists and peer support. To apply, please send resume and any questions to Margot Greenlee firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow up will include an interview and teaching observation. BodyWise dance offers seated dance classes designed to increase mobility, social engagement and rhythmic accuracy. Featuring social dance styles, popular music, conversation, and hand-to-hand partnering, the class is a well-paced and refreshing experience for elders age roughly 80 – 100 with limited physical ability and neurocognitive diagnosis. Using both follow-the-leader and inquiry-based approaches, instructors brings participants into the world a dancer; mastering movement and making unique dances together. Caregivers often join the class to both learn about their patients and enjoy the benefits of dancing themselves. BodyWise dance is an equal opportunity employer.
Faculty, Motion Express Outreach Program, Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington, DC)
Individual will report to the Program Manager, Education and OutreachJoy of Motion Dance Center is currently seeking faculty applicants for its Motion Express Outreach Program. Motion Express offers free weekly dance classes, rehearsals, and performance opportunities to over 400 youth, Pre-K to 12th grade in Washington, DC. Faculty for the Motion Express Outreach Program are partnered with area schools, offering in-school and/or after-school dance training for 20 weeks.Dance styles of interest include: Creative Movement Dance Basics Hip Hop Jazz Tap
- Extensive dance training
- Previous teaching experience
- Availability during the afternoon
- An understanding of youth development concepts or the desire to learn
- Ability to actively engage youth
- Respect for diversity and differences among youth
- Work with on-site school activity coordinator to ensure youth needs are met
- Training and Background check required as condition of employment
Benefits: Payment: Competitive hourly rate per class Studio rental space Discount on workshops Free dance classes Joy of Motion Dance Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references. Send to: Quynn Johnson, Program Manager, Education and Outreach, email@example.com
The Washington Ballet (TWB) seeks a Ballet Instructor for programs and classes at it southeast Washington, DC location. This full-time faculty position will be assigned to teach ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in the DanceDC program, an Education and Outreach Program of TWB. The candidate will possess 3 to 5 years teaching experience in ballet to children of varying levels in a conservatory and outreach setting. The candidate must possess and demonstrate classical ballet knowledge, a willingness to embrace The Washington School of Ballet’s curriculum and demonstrate proficiency in choreography. The candidate will have an understanding of practical forms of dance education including arts experience and arts integration which are essential to the company’s educational mission. Successful candidates will lead classes and instruct students in ballet at The Washington School of Ballet and in public school settings through the DanceDC program. Collaboration with students, parents, and school and company administration is required. The candidate’s knowledge of community engagement training is a plus. Previous experience in the non-profit sector is preferred. Additional duties include preparing and rehearsing dance routines for a variety of school and community performances. To apply, please visit The Washington Ballet’s employment website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Experienced Hip Hop teacher for competition choreography and recreational recital classes. Wednesday evenings, starting this summer. Call (703) 443-1093 or email email@example.com.
Children’s Dance Instructors for Summer/Fall 2014 Sessions (Greenbelt, MD)
Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of the Greenbelt Department of Recreation, is accepting applications for teaching opportunities during the summer and fall of 2014. We are looking for dedicated, energetic dance instructors who love working with students ages three to twelve. Must be able to teach one or more of the following classes: ballet, jazz, musical theater, tap, hip hop, contemporary and/or creative movement. Multiple positions are available with possible working hours between 8:30am-6:30pm Monday through Friday between June-August 2014 and September-December 2014. All classes take place at the Greenbelt Community Center (15 Crescent Road Greenbelt MD). Preference to candidates with a college degree in dance and/or musical theater with previous teaching experience but will consider students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in dance and/or musical theater. Pay commensurate with experience ($10-$25 per hour). To apply, email resume to Angella Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the contact information (phone/email) for three professional references. Past or current educators are acceptable references. Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) is seeking a dance instructor to facilitate classes for children grades 1st through 5th on Tuesdays from 3:45 – 4:45pm. Classes will be held at an elementary school in Arlington beginning January 14 though March 11. The dance instructor must follow BMD’s method and program for “Studio to the Stage!” BMD is looking for a candidate who:
- Has several years of teaching experience in ballet, modern, and jazz;
- Is charismatic, and an energetic leader and instructor;
- Is organized and resourceful; and
- Holds a Bachelor’s in dance, and/or has a background in dance instruction, preferably one who has worked with children.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ricki Marion, Executive Director. Additional opportunities may arise.
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 email@example.com. In your cover letter, please outline your education, training, and experience working with youth, as well as motivation for working in a community program. Click here for more information.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to: Heidi Schimpf, Director of Programs and Services firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (202) 399-6761
The Washington School of Ballet seeks an energetic candidate with significant experience teaching ballet technique to children ages 4 to 10. The person must possess strong classical ballet knowledge, must be a team player, teach the school’s curriculum and have experience in choreography for young children. General Responsibilities:
- Teach ballet classes in level(s) Pre Ballet 1 through Level 2
- Choreograph for the Pre Ballet 2 & 3 Class Presentations and Spring Performance for Level 1A and up
- Write evaluations for each student
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Fellowships, Internships & Workshops
Bowen McCauley Dance is seeking an intern for Spring 2015. The ideal candidate will begin the internship in early December 2014 and continue through April 2015. The internship requires 15-20 hours per week and will offer time off during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with dates to be mutually agreed upon. The Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) internship program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts management and dance production. Our internship offers the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals as we produce, promote, and administer our performance and community engagement programs.Specifically, the internship will focus on Marketing and PR activities for BMD’s two signature events that both take place in the spring: the annual Move Me Festival (March 21, 2015) and BMD’s weekend of performances and events at the Kennedy Center (April 10-11, 2015). Responsibilities: The BMD Marketing and PR Intern will have projects in several areas including:
- Creating and executing a marketing and PR plan for the 6th Annual Move Me Festival, including press releases, e-blasts, online advertising, leveraging partnerships, social media, and designing overall theme, look and language for marketing materials
- Executing marketing and PR activities for a two-performance weekend at The Kennedy Center
- Social media/communications coordination
- Special event planning (including our annual Kennedy Center Soiree)
- Working with the Artistic Director, Executive Director and Marketing Director on projects as needed
Note: the Director of Marketing will be on leave during part of this internship, providing a valuable opportunity for an intern to step up and make an impact. Experience: The ideal candidate will have one or more years in a marketing department at a non-profit organization, be enrolled in a graduate program, have a passion for the arts, and an appreciation for the local arts scene. Graphic design skills a plus. Benefits: College credit. Students also have the option to use this experience as an independent study. Small stipend available. To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Joanna Estes Janascius, Director of Marketing and Programming, email@example.com. Position open until filled.
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