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Arts Management
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Auditions/Performance Opportunities

 

The Highwood Theatre Auditions

August 30 from 6 to 8:30PM
September 5 from 6 to 8:30PM

The Year-Long Production is a conservatory-style, audition-only program running
from September to June. In addition to learning, rehearsing and performing the
production, students will participate in multi-week masterclasses by Nick
Blaemire and Cate Caplin, as well as masterclasses by local theatre artists, group
course work, and private vocal and acting coaching. Students enrolling in the
program should expect to be challenged and must remain committed to
developing skills in all areas of musical theatre for the duration of the program.

Open to current 7th through 12th graders.

Sign up at thehighwoodtheatre.org!

W&L Repertory Dance Company Guest Artist Call (Lexington, VA)

W&L Repertory Dance is the performing dance company within Washington and Lee University in beautiful, rural, Western Virginia. It has been hailed as a company of outstanding artistic merit and has received multiple invitations over the years to perform in the gala concerts of American College Dance Association. We believe that dance is an essential form of human expression that celebrates creative collaboration and critical engagement with our world. Through the dance program, our students become well versed in critical analysis and learn to view the world from multiple perspectives. They become a community of leaders and form a fellowship of integrity grounded in the respect for life-long learning, creativity. Our students are individuals who contribute to the world with a unique and individual voice.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Upload the dance you wish to be considered to vimeo, youtube, etc. We are not commissioning the creation of new work. We will be selecting pieces based on viewing the full work. The work you submit will be the piece set on the company. Work may not exceed twelve minutes.
  • Please send an email to daviesj@wlu.edu with the subject line Guest Artist 2017-2018. Include a description of the work, your CV, and include the link to the work you’d like to set.
  • Guest Artists will receive a stipend and reimbursement for travel and meals. 

Support Staff Comedy Series Casting Call
(Rockville, MD)

A 7-episode comedy web series that focuses on the administrative side of a hospital and the antics they get into.  We are seeking 12 actors for a variety of roles, listed below. Send us your headshot and a short bio of yourself as well as a reel, if you have one. The show is based in Rockville MD and is an unpaid project.

Roles

Joe: 20’s male, strong acting required
Dalton: 20’s male, some improv ability required
Director: 40’s Male or Female
Jeff: 25-30’s Male
Dursun: 20’s-30’s Male
Office Worker: 20’s-30’s, Male or Female
2 Nurses: 20’s/30’s
Jacobius: 25+ Male
Esteban: 20’s Male
Agent Matthews: 20’s-30’s Male
Agent Aurora: 20’s-30’s Female
Assorted Extras: 5-10 people

Interested applicants should email s.staffshow@gmail.com.

Dance Institute of Washington (Washington, DC)

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

Arts Management

 

Business Administrator,
Kalanidhi Dance (Bethesda, MD)

The Organization:

Kalanidhi Dance is a nationally recognized Indian classical dance school and company committed to the preservation, promotion and education of Kuchipudi – one of India’s eight classical dance forms. A nonprofit organization founded in 1991, Kalanidhi’s mission is to inspire appreciation for Kuchipudi to diverse audiences through artistic excellence, creative performances, high quality educational programs, and innovative collaborations.

Position Summary:

We seek an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated business administrator to play a pivotal role in managing, professionalizing, and expanding the activities of our dynamic and vibrant Indian classical dance organization. This is a part-time, contractor position, with possible full-time potential. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Administrative

  • Coordinating and managing company rehearsal schedules, travel logistics, financial accounting, contact databases, educational contracts with schools and performance logistics
  • Supporting artistic director in cultivating relationships with community groups, businesses, and individuals to expand size of performance audiences.

Grants/Development

  • Supporting development officer in occasional proposal writing and grant reporting, calendar management, donor records, and patron event planning.

Marketing/Communications

  • Supporting the development officer with social media content and management, including email newsletter generation, coordinating digital and print materials, assisting with media outreach, and distributing flyers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in arts administration, or minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in the arts/culture/philanthropic sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient at MS Office and Google applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Drive, etc)
  • Strong computer skills and basic bookkeeping and record keeping (knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software a plus).
  • Passion for the performing arts and Kalanidhi’s mission; knowledge of Indian classical dance or the classical Indian arts a plus.
  • Experience with fundraising and grant writing and content relationship management systems preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resumé, cover letter with salary requirements, and two writing samples via e-mail to:

Anuradha Nehru
Artistic Director
Kalanidhi Dance
6816 Bradley Blvd.
Bethesda MD 20817
anuradha@kalanidhi.org
www.kalanidhi.org

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.

Managing Director, Bowen McCauley Dance Company (Arlington, VA)

Bowen McCauley Dance Company is looking for an experienced, energetic manager. The company is celebrating 21 years of professional performances, including annual Kennedy Center appearances and community events that engage audiences with the originality of contemporary dance. Community activities make up a significant part of both the annual budget fundraising and the work of the dancers with students and seniors.

The Managing Director of BMDC collaborates with and reports to the BMD Board of Directors (“Board”) and its Founding Artistic Director (“AD”), Lucy Bowen McCauley.  This position has responsibility for management of BMDC’s non-profit operations.

The Managing Director is responsible for:

  • Management for achievement of goals, incl. new sources of revenue and developing programs and alliances that increase the Company’s impact on dance, entertainment and education within the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Establishment of annual plans pertaining to performance and community programming.
  • Financial business management
  • Organizational management and governance
  • Development and fundraising
  • Communication and Marketing

The position is an exempt, professional management position; full time work hours are flexible, depending on the needs of the job. The Company is looking for 5 or more years of relevant experience and a college degree. For immediate hire. Please send cover letter and resume to linda.h.chandler@gmail.com.

Marketing Manager, City Dance (North Bethesda, MD)

CityDance School and Conservatory is looking for a marketing manager. Are you creative? Do you take initiative in your work? Do details matter? Are you passionate about the power of the arts/dance? Do you have strong communication skills and talents in various mediums? If so, they have an excellent opportunity for you to use and develop these talents, and make an immediate impact on their growing dance organization.

CityDance is looking for a creative and self-motivated Marketing Manager to support and maintain Marketing goals by managing and advancing the brand assets of each of the organization’s program areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Execute management of up-to-date content of website and social media platforms
  • Design and create monthly eblasts
  • Design and produce print materials
  • Coordinate and manage design of merchandise and uniforms
  • Coordinate and support photography and videography projects
  • Manage ticket sales and front of house support for performances
  • Be a team player and contribute to the growth of our programs

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Resident in the USA
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a relative field
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in similar position preferred
  • Experience working in non-profits
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Any other languages are a plus
  • Graphic design skills and experience
  • Able to prioritize, multitask, and perform effectively under pressure
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Flexible and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to manage the physical placement and distribution of print materials, signage, etc at various locations throughout the DMV
  • Experience working with Photoshop, Microsoft Word environment, Word Press, and Google Products.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume PDF Format only to opportunities@citydance.net
Subject of email: Job Post_ MM18 _“applicant last name”
Title resume document: Resume_MM18 _“applicant’s last name” or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online CV or resume.
Include salary requirements in email. Salary commensurate with experience.

Development Manager, City Dance (Washington, DC)

CityDance is currently seeking a Development Manager. Do you have superb written, organizational and verbal communication skills? Do you excel at managing relationships? Are you passionate about the power of the arts/dance? If so, there is an excellent opportunity for you to use and develop these talents, and make an immediate impact on CityDance’s growing organization.

They’re looking for an organized and motivated Development Manager to support and maintain Development goals by being an essential part of the implementation, monitoring and tracking of fundraising efforts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the ED to plan and implement all facets of Donor Stewardship strategies across all fundraising initiatives
  • Cultivate and steward foundation relationships
  • Work closely with the Marketing staff to integrate key institutional messaging in all materials used to support the organization’s fundraising events and campaigns
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs
  • Prepare materials for Board and Committee meetings
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors
  • Track, monitor and report all contributed income across fundraising initiatives
    Annual Gala and Events Management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Resident in the USA
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a relative field
    3 – 5 years of experience in similar position preferred
  • Experience working in non-profits
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Any other languages are a plus
  • Can maintain data in information systems or databases
  • Able to prioritize, multitask, and perform effectively under pressure
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Flexible and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with Development Software, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Products.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume PDF Format only to opportunities@citydance.net
Subject of email: Job Post_ DM18 _“applicant last name”
Title resume document: Resume_DM18 _“applicant’s last name” or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online CV or resume.
Include salary requirements in email. Salary commensurate with experience.

Dance Teachers

 

Ballet Instructor, C-Unit Studio
(Chevy Chase, MD)

A progressive studio in Chevy Chase is looking for ballet
instructors with professional dancing and teaching experience
to join our team. Applicants must be available in the evenings.
Send head-shots and resumes to caitlin@c-unitstudio.com

Youth Ballet Instructor, Sharing Love
(Baltimore City, MD)

Sharing Love Outreach Center, Inc. is a Christian non-profit organization that provides free faith based artistic, educational and recreational activities for underprivileged girls.  We are currently seeking a fun, energetic, Ballet Instructor who has a successful track record of introducing girls the fundamentals of ballet. The Ballet Instructor will be responsible for teaching a 1 ½ hour ballet class to twelve girls ages 6 – 11 years every Saturday morning from April 15th, 2017 – June 17th, 2017.  The class shall include a warm-up, technique, choreography, dance game and cool down.  

Interested candidates are welcome to send a resume and salary requirements to sharingloveoutreachcenter@gmail.com.

Location: Elementary School in Baltimore City, Maryland

Compensation:  Negotiable depending on experience


Ballet + Pointe: Lead Instructor,
The Ballet Studio (Alexandria, VA)

Job Description: Lead Instructor for Advanced Beginner Ballet + Pointe class for students age 15+. This is a Contract Position with hours available weekday evenings. Studio located in Alexandria, VA (Delray). Metro accessible.

Education: Qualified applicants will have prior Ballet + pointe teaching experience, a graduate or undergraduate degree in a dance/arts related field or equivalent pre-professional training and performing arts experience. Small group choreography experience highly desired.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to M. Strum, Director at theballetstudio@delraydance.com

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

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), and Sterling (VA). For more information, click here.

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)

Header photo by Chantal Cough-Schulze