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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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The Australian Ballet is Australia’s flagship ballet company and one of the world’s leading ballet companies. Founded in 1962 and comprising 80 dancers, its diverse repertoire is built on the tradition of classical ballet and the best of contemporary ballet. Based in Melbourne, the company delivers over 240 performances annually in Australia and on regular international tours and has established a national and international reputation for outstanding performance excellence through its vision of “caring for tradition and daring to be different”.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

With the retirement of David McAllister AM in December 2020, the Board of The Australian Ballet is now seeking to appoint an inspirational, internationally- recognised person with outstanding artistic and leadership qualities to serve as Artistic Director and to guide the company’s continued growth and success.


The ideal candidate is a confident, articulate and empathetic leader who can deliver a bold, innovative and compelling artistic vision to advance the company and its dancers consistent with the company’s mission and goals.


The person will be able to demonstrate an affinity for Australian culture, identify and nurture talent, have a keen results focus and excellent stakeholder management skills.


Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess a range of skills and attributes which include the ability to:
  Be the public face of The Australian Ballet and uphold the artistic reputation and standards of the company
   Leverage strong international contacts to secure premium productions and artistic talent
Select, engage and develop outstanding dance and artistic talent
Attract both new and loyal audiences to the art form
Work in close partnership with the Executive Director to deliver exceptional programs and financial sustainability
Collaborate with The Australian Ballet School to ensure a pipeline of future talent

 

The Artistic Director role will be based in Melbourne and will regularly spend significant time in Sydney and other national and international touring locations. For further information visit www.australianballet.com.au 


Confidential enquiries should be directed to Egon Zehnder on +61 3 9678 9600 or email: mel.search@egonzehnder.com


Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and a detailed resume via the above email address on or before 25 October 2019.

Contact:
p) 03 9678 9600
w) www.australianballet.com.au
e) mel.search@egonzehnder.com

MARK DeGARMO DANCE IS SEEKING AN OPERATIONS, MARKETING & ARCHIVAL ANALYST

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Mark DeGarmo Dance, a leading nonprofit organization with a dance education program deemed “a national model” by The National Endowment for the Arts, was founded in 1987 as Dynamic Forms, Inc. President Barack Obama commended Dr. Mark DeGarmo and Mark DeGarmo Dance for “your service to your communities and the nation.” Dance/USA called MDD’s 50-year-old dance archive “historically significant.” MDD’s tripart mission includes Educate NYC communities, especially children; Create, Perform and Disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and Build intercultural community through dance. DeGarmo has created, and MDD has produced, over 100 dances and multiple international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange with 12 countries across Latin America and Europe, including Russia.

 

MDD’s evidence-based and scientifically researched education programs benefit under-resourced and disenfranchised BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) New York City prekindergarten to grade 5 Title I public school students and communities without access to highest quality dance education. In 2020-21, the organization served 5 public elementary schools with up to 3,000 students total in 4 NYC boroughs. MDD’s total global outreach included approximately 2.2 mm individuals across all programs. 

 

We seek an Operations, Marketing, and Archival Analyst to start immediately to work directly with Mark DeGarmo, PhD, BFA, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director (FEAD). The position is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable practical professional experience in sustaining, developing, and growing a leading nonprofit dance organization. The 28-hours per week part-time position occurs on-site in the organization’s Lower East Side NYC studio theater and office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (8 hours each—8am-4pm) at The Clemente Soto Velez Center and Mondays and Fridays (2 hours each—10-12 noon) remotely. Additional hours required, as needed, for production of performance programs. We can discuss other hours and scheduling options.

 

Application Instructions:  

Qualified candidates should e-mail cover letter, résumé, and 3 professional references of previous supervisors noting candidate’s relationship to each to: search@markdegarmodance.org 

Contact:
w) https://markdegarmodance.org

The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: New Full Time Teaching Position

Description:

The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is seeking full-time skilled ballet faculty with an emphasis on early childhood development (ages 3-10).


Qualified candidates must:

  • Hold a terminal degree or have equivalent professional experience in ballet
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach all ages 3 years to adult
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach all levels of ballet technique, including pre ballet, pointe and variations
  • Have at least two years of experience teaching technique and choreography to children and teens
  • Have good, clear communication skills both in person and via email.


As a full-time faculty member, successful candidates must be interested in learning, growing and continued engagement in practices that serve a variety of community needs. Candidates will embrace a vigorous teaching schedule that may include teaching 6 days per week and weekend rehearsals and should be available to commute between the four Aspen area locations. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To be considered for an interview, please send the following materials by email to job@aspensantafeballet.com

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Reference Contacts

 

Full details available here: http://www.aspensantafeballet.com/asfb/employment-audition-info.html

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Artistic Director, Ailey II

Styles: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary

Description:

Organization Founded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has grown to become one of the world’s premier dance companies and the largest modern dance company in the country. AAADT is supported by the nonprofit Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation (Foundation), whose mission is to further the vision of Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people, using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages, and backgrounds. The Foundation also supports The Ailey School, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs, Ailey Extension, and Ailey II. AAADT has performed in 71 countries for more than 25 million people at venues across the globe, as well as tens of millions more people via television appearances. The company’s repertory includes more than 250 works by more than 100 choreographers. In 2008 AAADT it was hailed as a “vital American cultural ambassador to the world” by the United States Senate. Before Alvin Ailey’s death in 1989, legendary dancer Judith Jamison was named as his successor. She led the company for 21 years before renowned choreographer and dancer Robert Battle became Artistic Director in 2011. AAADT is based in midtown Manhattan at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, the largest complex dedicated solely to dance in the city, which includes 16 studios, two classrooms, and a 270-seat theater. Co-led by Directors Tracy Inman and Melanie Person, The Ailey School offers a broad range of dance training to thousands of students ages three to 25 annually, as well as a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance in association with Fordham University. Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs provide thousands of young people from diverse backgrounds with the chance to explore their creative potential through a range of programs, including workshops, classes, and discounted or free tickets to performances. Founded in 2005, Ailey Extension offers dance and fitness classes open to the public in a variety of techniques, including ballet, West African, Horton, and Zumba. Ailey II was founded in 1974 and is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Originally known as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company was led by esteemed dancer Sylvia Waters from its inception to 2011 and by Troy Powell from 2012 to 2020. Ailey II is comprised of 12 promising young dancers who are selected from within The Ailey School through an audition process led by the Artistic Director, Ailey II in collaboration with The Ailey School Co-Directors and AAADT’s artistic team. These dancers spend two years with the company before joining major national and international dance companies, as well as appearing on Broadway, television, and in films. Ailey II dancers experience an extensive and rigorous touring schedule to more than 30 cities throughout the United States and abroad each year. The dancers gain preparation for careers as professional dancers through advanced technical training, individualized mentorship, broad performance experience, and opportunities to work directly with a broad range of choreographers. Each season runs from July to June of the following year. In addition to restaging existing works, such as the beloved Revelations by Alvin Ailey, the company commissions two to four new works by a diverse range of emerging choreographers. Ailey II holds a one- to two-week-long season in New York City each spring, where its home audience can enjoy the company’s performances. Dancers also take part in extensive community engagement activities at public schools, colleges, and in underserved communities. Due to COVID-19, all of Ailey II’s scheduled performances through June 2021 have been put on hiatus. The Ailey II dancers are anticipated to return in late-2021. The Foundation is governed by a 25-member board of trustees, led by Chairman Daria L. Wallach and President Anthony S. Kendall. Artistic Director Robert Battle and Executive Director Bennett Rink jointly oversee an administrative and artistic team of 63 employees, including 28 AAADT dancers, 19 office and crew members, and three artistic personnel, as well as 67 other full- and part-time staff members and 200 full- and part-time faculty members. Position Summary The Artistic Director, Ailey II will curate and oversee all aspects of the company’s artistic and educational initiatives while honoring the traditions, legacy, and creative spirit of Alvin Ailey. Building upon his new, distinct vision for Ailey II, this individual will select repertory from a broad range of choreographers with varied backgrounds and styles, develop the dancers as versatile artists, and help showcase their talents and skills. As a teacher and mentor, the Artistic Director, Ailey II will create a bridge from the classroom to the stage, guiding and accompanying the dancers on tours, introducing them to a wide network of dance professionals, resolving professional challenges, and providing continuous encouragement for their growth as individuals and a company. As the public face of Ailey II, this individual will represent the company through community partnerships and actively engage with audiences, donors, and the press, as well as at workshops, performances, galas, and other special events. Reporting to AAADT’s Artistic Director and Executive Director, the Artistic Director, Ailey II will collaborate with all parts of the Foundation, including senior directors from AAADT, The Ailey School, Ailey Extension, and Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs. Role and Responsibilities Professional Mentorship and Training  Attract, audition, and select dancers to join Ailey II from The Ailey School in collaboration with the School Co-Directors and AAADT artistic team.  Nurture dancers as they transition from students to professionals, guiding them through the rigors and challenges of an extensive touring schedule.  Expose dancers to a broad range of pedagogical and artistic techniques, perspectives, and ideas in order to broaden their knowledge and skills.  Introduce dancers to other choreographers and Artistic Directors with whom they can develop relationships to help their future careers.  Accompany dancers on tour throughout the United States and abroad, providing support, guidance, and regular individualized feedback, including assisting with the creation of their respective dance portfolios.  Teach selected company classes both at home and on tour and engage appropriate teaching and artistic personnel.  Assess, understand, and appreciate the differing levels of training and experience that each dancer brings and what they need for future growth.  Foster a work environment of mutual respect and cooperation where dancers feel safe and supported. Artistic Curation and Company Development  Conceptualize, plan, and develop Ailey II’s artistic vision, representing the core mission and vision of AAADT while also crafting its own unique vision that is separate from, but integrated with, the rest of the organization.  Honor the legacy and values of AAADT, balancing a season’s repertory with classical works by Mr. Ailey while taking risks with new, cutting-edge works from emerging choreographers.  Develop and monitor artistic plans and budgets in partnership with the Director of Company Business Affairs.  Engage the Rehearsal Director and actively mentor this individual.  Proactively support the Stage Manager, Lighting and Sound Supervisor, Wardrobe Supervisor, and other crew members as deeply integrated into Ailey II, particularly when challenging production circumstances arise.  Regularly attend dance performances, keeping an eye out for new, emerging choreographers within the field.  Ensure that dancers maintain a high standard of artistic excellence.  Embrace innovative, creative, and accessible digital approaches to dance making and performing. Community Engagement and Donor Cultivation  Serve as the principal spokesperson on artistic matters pertaining to Ailey II.  Cultivate relationships with donors, funders, and board members while assisting to raise significant contributed income for the Foundation in collaboration with the Foundation’s development department.  Actively participate in special events, including galas and benefits in New York City and on tour, in order to extend Ailey II’s reach and visibility nationally and internationally.  Collaborate on marketing strategies and campaigns so that the dancers are promoted in a way that best aligns with the company’s vision and respects the individual.  Embrace other community engagement and donor cultivation activities as needed. Traits and Characteristics The Artistic Director, Ailey II will be an empathetic, caring, and nurturing leader who is deeply committed to the well-being and professional development of Ailey II dancers. They will be passionate about dance education and dedicated to the mission and values of the Foundation. The Artistic Director will possess exemplary ethics and integrity while inspiring others with their creative approach to dance, education, and problem solving. With a welcoming and patient demeanor, they will gain the trust, confidence, and respect of dancers, staff, and faculty members. A charismatic leader, the Artistic Director, Ailey II will be a strong communicator with a collaborative approach. Other key competencies include:  Leadership and Coaching – The ability to inspire, build trust, and demonstrate integrity in making transparent decisions that are best for the company while supporting the professional growth of the dancers.  Diplomacy and Professional Accountability – The capacity to effectively and sensitively address and resolve difficult issues with compassion, while taking responsibility for personal actions and professional results.  Time, Priority, and Project Management – The dexterity to effectively manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in order to stay on schedule while establishing high performance standards that ensure adequate resources are available to obtain required results.  Resiliency and Self Starting – The acumen to overcome setbacks and remain optimistic in light of adversity, creating an environment where the emotions and effects of stressful events can be opportunities to improve and grow. Qualifications No specific educational degree is required but at least 10 years of progressively senior artistic and/or educational leadership experience is needed. The Artistic Director may be an active choreographer whose work may be included in Ailey II’s repertory but this is not a prerequisite. A deep passion and knowledge of dance forms and styles, as well as a broad network to dance professionals, is crucial. The successful candidate should have significant experience of working with, supervising, and mentoring young professionals. Compensation and Benefits The Foundation provides a competitive and equitable compensation package with benefits that include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays; health, long-term disability, and life insurances; and a matching 403(b) retirement plan. Applications and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity or the anticipated salary range, please contact: Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President or Mr. Geoff Chang, Vice President Arts Consulting Group 292 Newbury Street, Suite 315 Boston, MA 02115-2801 Email AileyII@ArtsConsulting.com Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201 (Dr. Thibodeau) Ext. 218 (Mr. Chang) Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Location: New York

State: New York

Contact:
e) AileyII@ArtsConsulting.com

Associate Artistic Director

Styles: Ballet, Pas De Deux, Contemporary

Description:

New Ballet Ensemble & School (NBE) is a nationally acclaimed Community Arts Education organization founded in 2001 to provide quality training and opportunities to all youth, regardless of their ability to pay. NBE is seeking a full-time Associate Artistic Director to teach and coordinate the training of NBE Ensemble artists, trainees, and advanced ballet students. Likewise, this position will work in partnership with the Artistic Director to engage guest artists and choreographers. Specifically, the Associate Artistic Director will be responsible for the logistics surrounding education and outreach performances and programs, and will schedule all rehearsals for the core program students as they relate to main stage and community performances. Lastly, the position requires the ability to be adept at working with diverse personality types in order to forge meaningful relationships with current and potential constituents, and help advance an environment of inclusion and professionalism in all NBE programs. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Carrie Vaughan, Managing Director. Email: carrie@newballet.org Mail: 2157 York Avenue |Memphis, TN 38104 Fax: 901-274-5370

Location: Memphis

State: Tennessee

Contact:
e) carrie@newballet.org

Company Dancer

Styles: Ballet, Modern

Description:

Female dancer needed for '19-'20 season of dance. Contact Benita@danceart.org for audition/company information.

Location: TBA

State: California

Contact:
e) benita@danceart.org

Institutional Advancement Manager

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Job Title: Institutional Advancement Manager Reports To: Director Status: Staff, Full-time Salary: $25-$30K + Medical/Dental Benefits Description: Urbanity Dance is looking for an Institutional Advancement Manager to start mid-September. The position is full-time. A pivotal new addition to the growing team, the Institutional Advancement Manager will be focused on communications, marketing and development. The Manager must be an excellent writer, have superb interpersonal skills, ability to multitask, work independently, and to be a self-starter. Candidate must be fully invested in the continued growth of the company, inspired and enthusiastic about the vision of the company. Strong potential for continued growth within the organization. Core Responsibilities: - Thinking creatively to grow Urbanity's three pillars: 1) audience/press for the professional company and performances 2) student population (adults and children) and 3) raise awareness about our community programming. Development: - In collaboration with the Board and Executive Director, build a robust annual fundraising plan that includes individual giving, events, corporate partnerships, and foundation grants - Manage the organizations database to ensure data integrity. This includes, data entry, gift tracking, list and report generation - Create systems for gift processing from gift receipt through to gift acknowledgment - Serve as the organization’s main contact with donors, including communications regarding Urbanity news and events - Foundation research, prospecting, and proposal generation - Serve as the organization’s representative at artistic and cultural events-- - Manage 3-5 fundraising/awareness events throughout year and working with Board of Directors and to organize responsibilities Marketing and Communications: - In collaboration with the Board and Executive Director, create an annual marketing and communications plan that includes a message and communications calendar to track all social media and email communications, press strategies, website updates, as well as a plan for evaluation of communications and marketing efforts - Writing press releases and responding to press inquiries in a friendly, timely, and effective manner - Facilitating (along with graphic designer) a website overhaul & new print materials - Writing blog entries and contributing as a dance writer to news publications - Managing social media and email communications - Managing team of 2-3 arts administration interns Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have/be: - Dance background is not necessary, but a passion for arts and community education is essential - Strong preference for 1 year of work-related experience - Bachelors degree required - Marketing competency and demonstrated experience in marketing, including market strategy, demand generation, market research, and marketing communications - Efficient multi-tasker - Delivering effective presentations - Strong analytical and problem solving skills - Strong attention to detail - Excellent communications, writing and customer service skills - Interest and/or experience in non-profit management and/or arts administration - Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite - Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) not required but is a plus. An aesthetic sense for web design (website, newsletter) is a plus. - Interest and/or experience in photo, video, web editing - Friendly personality, able to represent Urbanity in the press and media - Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team - Flexibility, positive attitude, and good work ethic To apply: Email cover letter and resume to urbanitydance@gmail.com or Urbanity Dance, 280 Shawmut Ave, Boston MA 02118 Urbanity Dance exists to inspire, engage, and empower individuals and communities through the art of dance and movement.

Location: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Contact:
e) urbanitydance@gmail.com

Miami City Ballet - Chief Marketing Officer

Styles: Ballet

Description:

Organization Founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and ballet legend Edward Villella, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is one of the world’s leading ballet companies and universally admired among the preeminent interpreters of George Balanchine’s choreography. MCB serves and promotes South Florida’s highly diverse population, where arts communicate across barriers of language, class, and culture. Three pillars propel the organizational mission as a leader in classical ballet: The Company, The School, and Community Engagement. MCB’s Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, is a former New York City Ballet principal dancer, who worked directly with George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Now in her 10th year with MCB, she has helped the company become a leader in opening new avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet. The company has a repertory of 100 ballets, including 13 world premieres and new choreography by contemporary artists. The company of more than 50 dancers performs annual seasons in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, and Collier Counties, serving more than 120,000 people, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCB produced ballet and virtually choreographed work for the digital space. Additionally, MCB programmed an outdoor performance of The Nutcracker with a hybrid digital format and created a digital streaming series of past performances from MCB’s archives. Miami City Ballet School (MCB School) was founded in 1993 and is one of the largest and most prestigious ballet training academies in the nation. Comprised of three progressive levels for students ages three through 18, MCB School offers top-level training and $650,000 in scholarships annually to talented, dedicated students from the United States and abroad, regardless of their financial means. MCB School has trained more than 1,500 students for careers with MCB and other professional companies throughout the world. Students are offered unique performance opportunities alongside MCB dancers. There are also various levels of adult classes available in the Adult Open Division. Rooted in its belief that dance can transcend boundaries, change lives, and transform entire communities, MCB’s community engagement programs promote access for all people, including communities that are systematically disenfranchised. All programs at MCB work to eliminate barriers to access and to promote educational opportunities for people from all walks of life, especially for those who have been historically under-represented. Community Engagement programs include Ballet Bus, Explore Dance, Behind the Ballet, Open Barre, Touch Tours, STEAM+, and the Palm Beach Summer Dance Camp, a free, three-week dance intensive program for students from Title I schools. Community partners include The Bass, His House Children’s Home, Lotus House, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, and neighborhood organizations from Little Havana, Little Haiti, Allapattah, and Belle Glade. To support its brand promise of leaving the ordinary behind, MCB has raised more than $50 million as part of a comprehensive $55 million Transforming Lives Campaign. The campaign is expected to be successfully completed by April 2022. MCB is committed to the following series of institutional values to transform its brand and lead the organization into a bold new era of continued excellence:  Pursuit of Excellence: Relentless dedication to getting better every day, onstage and off. We care deeply about the caliber of our work and we won’t settle for less.  Elevation: We create work that stretches perspectives and raises spirits.  Accountability: We trust every person to pursue our common mission with integrity, inclusivity, empathy, and diligence.  Collaboration: We are part of the communities we serve. We value each person’s contribution and collectively solve problems because our greatest achievements come when we band together.  Authentically Miami: We are energetic, diverse, dynamic, and welcoming.  Joyful Generosity: When we share our work, we share our hearts. The care we take to engage our audiences demonstrates our love and appreciation for them. MCB seeks to develop and nurture its diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. MCB is governed by a 45-member board of directors and trustees led by Board Chair Jeff Davis. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko joined as Executive Director in August 2018 and leads a staff of 126 people, which includes 13 employees within the Marketing, Communications, and Box office department. For the fiscal year ending in April 2022, MCB’s annual overall operating revenue budget is $23 million, with earned revenue from ticket sales of $5 million to $6 million through the sales of more than 70,000 tickets. MCB is expecting to grow and pace on par with national ballet company peers in earned revenue and has an average annual marketing investment of $2.5 million. Community Miami is a cosmopolitan city that combines urban amenities with outstanding beaches, a subtropical climate, and breathtaking natural beauty. Miami is the hub of the fast-growing Miami-Dade County. With a population of more than 2.7 million countywide residents and more than 454,000 citywide residents, an estimated 69 percent of the city’s population identify as Hispanic, 55 percent is foreign-born, and more than 76 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. Miami has a rich history as a trendsetting arts center. Its entertainment, production, and arts communities are stronger than ever, making the city a major international cultural destination. A recent economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry conducted by Americans for the Arts placed Miami-Dade County in the top ranks for arts-vibrant communities, along with Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The county’s arts and cultural sector annually generates an impressive $1.4 billion in local economic activity. Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is one of the world’s leading performing arts venues. Home to MCB, the Arsht Center presents approximately 300 performances annually, ranging from Broadway theater to classical masterworks. The visual arts play a stellar role in Miami and are represented by the world-class Pérez Art Museum Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Bass, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, numerous galleries, and Art Basel, the international exposition in Miami Beach. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is also a major attraction, as well as the New World Symphony, which is based on Miami Beach within the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. Neighboring Palm Beach and Broward Counties also offer distinctive and diverse communities for dance and are home of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts where MCB performs a full season each year. Additionally, Artis-Naples in Collier County presents the company several times per season. With year-round sunny skies, outdoor activities abound in and near Miami. The beautiful Biscayne Bay, Bayfront Park, Coral Gables, Everglades, and Florida Keys offer numerous recreational activities all within easy reach. Miami’s nightlife is unsurpassed, with countless clubs, bars, and restaurants. Several major professional sports teams are also represented in Miami, including the NBA Miami Heat, NFL Miami Dolphins, MLB Miami Marlins, and NHL Florida Panthers. Edited Sources: census.gov; miamidadearts.org; arshtcenter.org; miamiandbeaches.com Position Summary Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) will be a member of the senior management team and responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating marketing, communications, and box office for MCB and MCB School. The CMO will work very closely with the Artistic Director to identify engagement and messaging strategies that will resonate with audiences and build MCB’s distinctive value in the community. This individual will assume responsibility for a significant portion of MCB’s annual earned income through subscription sales, single tickets, and group sales for the full season of self-presented works in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties. Collaborating with the representatives of the venues that present MCB nationally and internationally, the CMO will ensure that MCB’s brand and audience experience reflect the organization’s values. The CMO will partner with MCB School leadership to increase brand awareness of the school with the specific goal of increasing earned revenue and expanding the pool of diverse talent. The CMO’s oversight of the MCB brand will include the development and alignment of key messages, visual identity, and communication channels that strengthen the institution’s brand both nationally and locally. The CMO will be called upon to inventively drive public engagement, finding new methods of content development and delivery that will motivate and connect people to the relevance of ballet and MCB in their lives. Internally, the CMO will actively engage with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, board of directors, and other senior staff in charting the direction of the organization. The CMO will collaborate closely with the Chief Development Officer on the cultivation and stewardship of funders, sponsors, and partners to support contributed revenue. This individual will interact regularly with all areas of the organization to advance the artistic program of MCB, notably the public, audiences, donors, media, sponsors, and partners. Externally, the CMO will interact with audience and community members, donors, partners, the media, and agencies to advance the brand and drive increased participation and revenue in all facets of MCB’s mission. Role and Responsibilities Earned Revenue Maximization and Audience Accessibility  Develop a comprehensive, integrated, and strategic marketing and sales plan for all markets served in alignment with MCB’s artistic vision that communicates the organization’s brand and programs to a wide range of audience members, donors, students, partners, employees, and other stakeholders.  Benchmark, implement, and measure the success of a sales program that achieves or exceeds the MCB’s ambitious earned revenue goals and increases market share.  Create and implement audience engagement plans based in quantitative and qualitative research on attending and non-attending audiences, evolving market trends, and contemporary outreach strategies.  Assess and adapt audience engagement plans based on the markets served, addressing the distinctive community features of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties.  Adopt and implement all marketing and sales paths that contribute to revenue generation, including advertising, sales promotion, influencer tactics, outdoor, direct mail, digital marketing, and telemarketing.  Guide marketing and sales planning to optimize executive and artistic decision making on programs, schedules, and venues to ensure effective allocation of resources for maximized earned income.  Evaluate and set subscription, single ticket, dynamic, and promotional pricing strategies that maximize revenue while ensuring that MCB remains accessible to the widest possible audience.  Lead marketing strategies for MCB School and events.  Establish and maintain company-wide standards for MCB’s brand and visual identity.  Expand the use of digital content and contemporary outreach strategies to increase engagement and market reach.  Fully utilize the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, Tessitura, to ensure that the marketing efforts are aligned with the MCB development department’s fundraising and stewardship of individual, corporate, government, and foundation donors.  Ensure the data integrity of subscription, ticket, and group sales information and support appropriate data hygiene and records management. Institutional Branding, Public Relations, and Communications  Manage MCB’s brand through effective storytelling to ensure that its vision and values are clearly articulated in all external and internal communications.  Communicate MCB marketing strategy with funders and sponsors as needed and ensure that MCB supporters are recognized, engaged, and stewarded appropriately.  Build the reputation of the Artistic Director, dancers, and all MCB team members while calibrating key messages to ensure relevance to current and desired stakeholders locally, nationally, and internationally.  Identify and promote the unique, distinctive, and compelling content of the organization and its programming through MCB-owned channels and vehicles, paid campaigns, and public relations.  Partner across MCB to define and implement an expanding digital strategy.  Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with industry leaders, board members, media, government and city officials, key business partners, promotional partners, performing arts organizations, and community leaders.  Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives in order to address systemic inequalities within ballet.  Manage, evaluate, and direct the efforts of consultants, including public relations partners and firms, creative agencies, sponsorship liaisons, and media outlets, to promote MCB’s values and mission. Box Office and Audience Engagement  Ensure that the customer experience—online, on the phone, at the box office, and in the performance halls—is at the highest level and documented in standard operating procedures.  Maximize and leverage digital and social media to communicate and extend MCB’s commercial potential and support community conversations, input, and advocacy.  Establish audience satisfaction benchmarks and a system for continuous feedback from audience members to support a service-oriented experience with MCB that spans all audience touchpoints.  Ensure that MCB’s vision and values around diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated in all marketing and communications.  Modernize the audience experience to align with established entertainment expectations in all markets served.  Provide leadership, appropriate partnership, and inventory/financial controls for the box office staff and venue sales teams with the venues where MCB self-presents and is presented, including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Team Leadership and Administration  Partner closely with the Chief Development Officer to drive data-driven insights into lifetime value; audience, donor, and student demographics and psychographics; and market opportunities to maximize MCB’s reach in the community.  Collaborate with the Director of Community Engagement and MCB School to support public and educational programs and maximize the MCB’s reach in the community.  Foster an open and cohesive approach where dancers, faculty, board members, volunteers, and staff are valued throughout the entire organization.  Empower and diversify the Marketing, Communications, and Box Office team to better represent the communities that MCB serves.  Support team ingenuity and professional development with appropriate human resources, structures, systems, and technological platforms in alignment with current and future trends in the field. Traits and Characteristics The CMO will be an entrepreneurial, engaging, and diplomatic leader who can communicate effectively to a wide range of stakeholders, including audience members, donors, sponsors, and the media. The CMO will be an approachable and creative collaborator who is highly organized and able to galvanize the organization toward a deeper and more productive engagement with the communities MCB serves. Other key competencies include:  Leadership and Diplomacy – The ability to inspire, build trust, and create a sense of purpose and direction while tactfully handling challenging and sensitive issues. The dexterity to both lead and mentor, understanding and maximizing the team’s potential.  Professional Accountability and Interpersonal Skills – The willingness to accept responsibility for actions and results, reevaluate, and develop long-term relationships with people across the organization and throughout the community.  Customer Focus – The capacity to anticipate, meet, and frequently exceed customer and stakeholder needs, wants, and expectations in a highly service-oriented environment.  Planning and Organizing – The acumen to use practical and efficient approaches in creating action plans that ensure work is effectively completed and desired outcomes are reached. Qualifications Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field, at least five years of senior-level marketing and communications experience, and a proven track record of achieving earned income goals through the successful execution of sales campaigns. A demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team, work in a fast-paced environment, meet multiple deadlines, organize time and priorities, and collaborate well as a member of the team is necessary. A proven record of success in developing strategic opportunities for promotional partnerships and collaborations with sponsors, media, and community organizations is required. Marketing skills in patron loyalty and retention, strategic branding, market research, direct marketing, and digital marketing, including web and social media, are required. Strong written communication and public presentation skills and a passion for dance are essential. Tessitura or related CRM experience is preferred. Occasional travel, as well as evening and weekend work, will be required. Compensation and Benefits MCB provides a competitive and equitable compensation package, with a salary range between $200,000 to $225,000. Benefits include 100 percent employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurances; 15 days paid vacation, six personal days, and 30 sick days per calendar year; and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan. Applications and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact: Nan Keeton, Senior Vice President Arts Consulting Group 503 East Jackson Street, Suite 337 Tampa, FL 33602-4904 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 203 Email MCB-CMO@ArtsConsulting.com

Location: Miami, FL, USA

State: Florida

Contact:
e) MCB-CMO@ArtsConsulting.com

Miami City Ballet - Director of Community Engagement

Styles: Ballet

Description:

Organization Founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and ballet legend Edward Villella, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is one of the world’s leading ballet companies and universally admired among the preeminent interpreters of George Balanchine’s choreography. MCB serves and promotes South Florida’s highly diverse population, where arts communicate across barriers of language, class, and culture.

Three pillars propel the organizational mission as a leader in classical ballet: The Company, The School, and Community Engagement. MCB’s Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, is a former New York City Ballet principal dancer, who worked directly with George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Now in her 10th year, she has helped MCB become a leader in opening new avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet. The company has a repertory of 100 ballets, including 13 world premieres and new choreography by contemporary artists. The company of more than 50 dancers performs annual seasons in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, and Collier Counties, serving more than 120,000 people, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCB produced ballet and virtually choreographed work for the digital space. Additionally, MCB programmed an outdoor performance of The Nutcracker with a hybrid digital format and created a digital streaming series of past performances from MCB’s archives. Miami City Ballet School (MCB School) was founded in 1993 and is one of the largest and most prestigious ballet training academies in the nation. Comprised of three progressive levels for students ages three through 18, MCB School offers top-level training and $650,000 in scholarships annually to talented, dedicated students from the United States and abroad, regardless of their financial means.

MCB School has trained more than 1,500 students for careers with MCB and other professional companies throughout the world. Students are offered unique performance opportunities alongside MCB dancers. There are also various levels of adult classes available in the Adult Open Division. Rooted in its belief that dance can transcend boundaries, change lives, and transform entire communities, MCB’s community engagement programs promote access for all people, including communities that are systematically disenfranchised. All programs at MCB work to eliminate barriers to access and to promote educational opportunities for people from all walks of life, especially for those have been historically under-represented. The Community Engagement programs serve more than 20,000 people annually through training, performance participation, and workshops. Community partners include The Bass, His House Children’s Home, Lotus House, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, and neighborhood organizations from Little Havana, Little Haiti, Allapattah, and Belle Glade. Community performances are hosted by cultural presenters such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Colony Theatre, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Society for the Four Arts, and the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts where the Palm Beach Summer Dance Camp is held. Community Engagement programs include: Ballet Bus, which provides underserved children with comprehensive, long-term access to and fully subsidized transportation, dance training, and opportunities to perform; Explore Dance, which offers ballet education for Title I elementary schools in Miami-Dade County; Behind the Ballet, a pre-performance lecture series that takes place prior to repertory performances; Open Barre, an intimate performance series held at MCB Studios; Touch Tours, an accessible program for patrons with visual impairments; STEAM+, a program that encourages children to explore dance while retaining practical, creative, and academic knowledge; and the Palm Beach Summer Dance Camp, a free, three-week dance study intensive program for students from Title I schools. To support its brand promise of leaving the ordinary behind, MCB has raised more than $43 million as part of a comprehensive $55 million Transforming Lives Campaign. The capital campaign is focused on several priorities, including building and maintaining community engagement programs. The campaign is expected to be successfully completed by April 2022.

MCB is committed to the following series of institutional values to transform its brand and lead the organization into a bold new era of continued excellence:
 Pursuit of Excellence: Relentless dedication to getting better every day, onstage and off. We care deeply about the caliber of our work and we won’t settle for less;
 Elevation: We create work that stretches perspectives and raises spirits;
 Accountability: We trust every person to pursue our common mission with integrity, inclusivity, empathy, and diligence;
 Collaboration: We are part of the communities we serve. We value each person’s contribution and collectively solve problems because our greatest achievements come when we band together;
 Authentically Miami: We are energetic, diverse, dynamic, and welcoming; and
 Joyful Generosity: When we share our work, we share our hearts. The care we take to engage our audiences demonstrates our love and appreciation for them.

MCB seeks to develop and nurture its diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. MCB is governed by a 45-member board of directors and trustees led by Board Chair Jeff Davis. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko joined as Executive Director in August 2018 and leads a staff of 126 people, which includes seven employees within the Community Engagement department. MCB’s annual overall operating budget is $23 million for the fiscal year ending in April 2022. Community Miami is a cosmopolitan city that combines urban amenities with outstanding beaches, a subtropical climate, and breathtaking natural beauty. Miami is the hub of the fast-growing Miami-Dade County. With a population of more than 2.7 million countywide residents and more than 454,000 citywide residents, an estimated 69 percent of the city’s population identify as Hispanic, 55 percent is foreign-born, and more than 76 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. Miami has a rich history as a trendsetting arts center. Its entertainment, production, and arts communities are stronger than ever, making the city a major international cultural destination. A recent economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry conducted by Americans for the Arts placed Miami-Dade County in the top ranks for arts-vibrant communities, along with Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The county’s arts and cultural sector annually generates an impressive $1.4 billion in local economic activity. Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is one of the world’s leading performing arts venues. Home to MCB, the Arsht Center presents approximately 300 performances annually, ranging from Broadway theater to classical masterworks. The visual arts play a stellar role in Miami and are represented by the world-class Pérez Art Museum Miami, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Bass, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, numerous galleries, and Art Basel, the international exposition in Miami Beach. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is also a major attraction, as well as the New World Symphony, which is based on Miami Beach within the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. With year-round sunny skies, outdoor activities abound in and near Miami. The beautiful Biscayne Bay, Bayfront Park, Coral Gables, Everglades, and Florida Keys offer numerous recreational activities all within easy reach. Miami’s nightlife is unsurpassed, with countless clubs, bars, and restaurants. Several major professional sports teams are also represented in Miami, including the NBA Miami Heat, NFL Miami Dolphins, MLB Miami Marlins, and NHL Florida Panthers. Edited Sources: census.gov; miamidadearts.org; arshtcenter.org; miamiandbeaches.com Position Summary Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Community Engagement will be a key member of MCB’s senior leadership team. The successful candidate will develop a comprehensive and innovative community engagement strategy that manages and expands educational initiatives to include participants from all backgrounds across Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. With a focus on restoring programs that had been paused due to the global pandemic, this individual will also create and oversee new initiatives. The Director of Community Engagement will evaluate all programs to measure their effectiveness and ensure optimal impact. By deepening existing community relationships with local arts and education organizations, as well as forming new partnerships with other entities, this individual will position MCB at the forefront of the national dialogue about arts education, relevance, and accessibility for disenfranchised community members. The Director of Community Engagement will also collaborate with departmental colleagues, board members, and volunteers by providing guidance and assistance with funding applications, marketing initiatives, donor cultivation events, and MCB School programs. Role and Responsibilities Program Development, Oversight, and Evaluation
 Restore and expand past programs, establish new specialty programs, and ensure that all programs are of the highest quality and represent issues relevant to children, their families, and members of the community.
 Implement and expand a hybrid model where participants can easily engage in programs in-person and virtually in order to achieve the greatest reach, access, and impact.
 Create programs around the themes or motifs of MCB’s season so that there is a connection between what audiences see on the stage and what programs are available for active participation.
 Oversee and grow the existing community engagement programs that aim to develop a culture of inclusion in the arts, including the Ballet Bus program and other ancillary programs at schools, the MCB studios, and other venues.
 Ensure that any written or spoken communication about programs limits barriers to access for the community and invites the community to be a partner.
 Develop program evaluation criteria using data, benchmarks, and metrics that assess the short- and long-term success of programs and recommend methods to improve the creation of broader opportunities for access.
 Create and implement surveys for qualitative and quantitative feedback from community partners to evaluate the effectiveness of Community Engagement programs in meeting organizational values and programmatic goals. Advocacy and Community Partnerships
 Advocate passionately for the importance and relevance of community arts and education programs internally with staff, volunteers, and board members and externally with stakeholders throughout South Florida, including audience members, community leaders, government agencies, and funders.

 Establish and maintain meaningful partnerships with local arts and educational organizations and other nonprofit agencies so that MCB becomes a resource in helping create a more inclusive society.
 Expand community efforts to include people from all backgrounds throughout the Southern Florida region, such as those who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, immigrants, or residents from lower socio-economic areas.
 Participate in local and national conversations around arts education, positioning MCB at the forefront of discussions on critical issues of relevancy and accessibility in arts education.
 Represent MCB as an ambassador in the local community and at regional and national conferences, acting as a spokesperson on ideas and concepts around community engagement.
 Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives in order to address systemic inequalities within ballet and to promote MCB’s values and mission. Organizational Collaboration and Managerial Oversight
 Guide and support the Community Engagement Committee, in partnership with the committee’s Chair, ensuring that members are engaged in the expansion, diversification, and measurement of program impact, as well as audience reach and financial sustainability.
 Attend and participate in Board of Trustee meetings and Community Engagement Committee meetings, identifying opportunities where board and other committee members can access their networks to grow resources and build support to broaden equitable access to ballet.
 Promote the strategic benefits of the Community Engagement department across the entire MCB organization, prioritizing its values and goals in alignment with the company’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 Partner and communicate regularly with MCB School, jointly conducting lecture demonstrations and masterclasses, sharing its goal to create the next generation of dancers, and ensuring that Ballet Bus students who enter MCB School are fully integrated and supported.
 Offer support to the Development department, providing a clear schedule of upcoming community engagement events, assisting with community engagement grant proposals and major gift solicitations from foundations and corporations, and providing tours for donors.
 Collaborate with the Marketing department, strengthening and developing MCB’s brand and its community education programs to help them stand out from the field.
 Facilitate and participate in events related to community engagement and educational programs, including fundraising, galas, and cultivation functions.
 Guide, support, and mentor a team of program managers, delegating where appropriate and hiring additional team members within board-approved budgets, to ensure that program deliverables are achieved.
 Encourage program managers to attend trainings for professional development, including conferences, webinars, and cultural affairs consortia. Traits and Characteristics The Director of Community Engagement will be a visionary, engaging, and empathetic individual. A confident public speaker, they will have the ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of people, including children and families who are from communities traditionally underrepresented in arts programming. This individual will interact regularly with volunteers, artists, school educators, funders, and the press in a manner that is flexible, adaptable, and respectful. With an approachable and authentic demeanor, the Director of Community Engagement will be a highly organized, ethical, and strong leader and team player. They will demonstrate a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as a deep passion and joy for arts and education and its reverberating impacts. Other key competencies include:
 Leadership and Resiliency – The acumen to inspire others with a sense of purpose and direction, overcoming setbacks and challenges quickly while remaining optimistic.

 Diplomacy and Teamwork – The ability to handle difficult situations with tact and sensitivity when working alongside people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, sharing responsibilities with team members in order to meet objectives.
 Interpersonal Skills and Appreciating Others – The capacity to effectively communicate and listen, respect different points of view, and demonstrate genuine concern and care to all people by providing support and recognition. Planning and Organizing – The dexterity to establish procedures, processes, and systems through logical and practical approaches, monitoring action plans and adjusting as needed according to priorities. Qualifications Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of five years of senior leadership experience in arts education, program development, and pedagogy. Proficiency in English and Spanish—both verbal and written communication—is required. The ideal candidate will have a track record of developing and managing community engagement programs, preferably in dance and/or ballet, in a major metropolitan area. Occasional travel, as well as evening and weekend work, will be required. Compensation and Benefits MCB provides a competitive and equitable compensation package, with an annual salary range between $120,000 and $140,000. Benefits include 100 percent employer paid medical, dental, and life insurances; 15 days paid vacation, six personal days, and 30 sick days per calendar year; and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan. Applications and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact: Geoff Chang, Vice President Arts Consulting Group 501 West Broadway, Suite A-582 San Diego, CA 92101 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 218 Email MCB-DCE@ArtsConsulting.com

Location: Miami, FL

State: Florida

Contact:
e) MCB-DCE@ArtsConsulting.com

National Dance Institute - Executive Director

Description:

Organization National Dance Institute (NDI) believes that the arts have a unique power to engage all children and motivate them toward excellence. Founded in 1976 by the legendary ballet dancer Jacques d’Amboise and rooted in the belief that every child should have access to quality arts education, NDI has celebrated and empowered children to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible for over 45 years. More than two million children have been impacted through work with professional teaching artists who foster a love of arts, a curiosity about the world, and a desire to achieve. NDI serves children of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and socioeconomic positions—transcending systemic barriers and expanding opportunities for all. Currently, NDI works with more than 6,500 students every week in partnership with 44 schools across the New York City region. The inclusive In-School Program ensures success for every child through a rigorous and well-defined structure that allows teaching artists to develop close working relationships with classroom teachers. These programs culminate in celebratory presentations where students perform for their peers, families, and communities. Students who have demonstrated hard work, enthusiasm, and talent are invited to deepen their dance and music study by joining NDI’s advanced training programs—the SWAT Team (Scholarships for the Willing, Achieving, and Talented), Celebration Team, or the Irene Diamond Summer Institute. The NDI DREAM Project (Dancers Realize Excellence through Arts and Movement) is an inclusive dance program that provides children with and without disabilities the opportunity to perform together. NDI uses social media, YouTube, and Zoom to allow children everywhere to experience the joy and magic of NDI programs free of charge. The NDI Collaborative for Teaching & Learning disseminates NDI’s acclaimed teaching method through a professional development program for teaching artists, dance educators, musicians, and organizations worldwide. Every year, professional artists and educators from around the globe participate in trainings and emerge from this transformative experience with an advanced set of teaching tools and a deepened understanding of the power of the arts in education. NDI has seeded programs both nationally and internationally. Currently, there are 12 Associates of National Dance Institute (ANDI) thriving in the United States that utilize NDI’s pedagogy to serve more than 30,000 children every year. Internationally, NDI has been working in Shanghai and Beirut to train teachers in NDI’s groundbreaking methodology and to promote the social development of children, helping them gain confidence through the study of dance, the arts, and international collaboration. These international programs serve more than 8,000 children annually. The NDI Artist-in-Residence Program offers a one-year residency to a dance-artist of color, providing the opportunity for them to develop their creative process and skills in dance while giving students the opportunity to learn from these talented artists. The current artist-in-residence for 2020-2021 is Camille A. Brown and Dancers whose work explores the African American experience. In 2011, NDI opened the doors to its permanent home, the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts (NDI Center), in Harlem. The 18,000-square-foot NDI Center is home to three dance studios, two art galleries, green rooms, administrative offices, and the Howard Gilman Performance Space, which has seating for 175 people and has been used for NDI classes, rehearsals, performances, and events. During COVID-19 and a time of remote and in-person learning, access to the arts has never been more vital, both in terms of physical health and social-emotional wellbeing. NDI has continued to provide arts education to public schools in New York City and throughout the country through live, synchronous classes, recorded videos, and virtual performances. The new NDI Dancemobile enables the Celebration Team to perform live outdoors, bringing joy to dancers and new audience members alike. NDI is governed by a 33-member board of directors, led by Chair Helen Stambler Neuberger through September 30, 2021. Marc Solomon will become the Chair on October 1, 2021. The 57-member staff includes 18 full-time employees, two part-time employees, and more than 37 teaching artists and musicians. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, NDI reported a total revenue of $5.8 million, with $4.2 million from contributions and grants and $1 million from program services. Total expenses were $5.5 million. Position Summary The Executive Director of NDI will serve as a hands-on, operational leader responsible for helping to set organizational priorities and enabling NDI to achieve its short- and long-term financial, programmatic, and strategic objectives. Reporting to the board of directors and working in partnership with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will manage all aspects of administration and ensure the implementation of the artistic vision that is at the heart of NDI’s mission. They will also guide the next phase of growth and innovation for the organization. A proven leader with business acumen, this individual will expand revenue and enhance partnerships with local, national, and international partners. Advocating for arts education and committed to equity, the Executive Director will be an engaging speaker and collaborator, as well as a transparent decision maker. They will cultivate deep connections with the board, staff members, and community partners. Roles and Responsibilities Organizational Excellence  Grow and oversee the organization’s administrative functions and day-to-day operations while ensuring commitment around key priorities.  Evaluate organizational systems, roles, and responsibilities to improve effectiveness and expand staff capacity.  Lead the finance, development, facilities, administration, and communication/marketing teams.  Supervise the care, maintenance, and quality of the 18,000-square-foot NDI Center.  Oversee the health, safety, and wellbeing of all NDI staff, children, and artists at the NDI Center and all program sites, with a deep level of care, compassion, and authority.  Mentor, guide, and support the staff with a culture of collaboration and accountability to organizational goals.  Maintain a strong and cohesive staff with an atmosphere of camaraderie, trust, transparency, and shared vision throughout the organization.  Exemplify NDI’s work towards becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution.  Embrace other opportunities to achieve organizational excellence as needed. Strategic and Collaborative Leadership  Embody NDI’s mission and guide strategic direction, working collaboratively with the board, Artistic Director, and staff to facilitate the success of the organization and the individuals within it.  Identify, develop, and evaluate new mission-appropriate opportunities.  Develop an open and effective partnership with the Artistic Director and board of directors.  Serve as a key advocate for NDI, participating in the cultivation of a broad range of supporters, patrons, and artists.  Advance NDI’s position as a model of excellence in the arts and education fields.  Embrace other strategic and collaborative leadership responsibilities as needed. Revenue Expansion, Communication, and Community Engagement  Lead efforts and strategies to bring contributed and earned income revenue streams to altogether new heights.  Nurture existing relationships and build new ones to expand interest and investment in NDI.  Guide efforts to further diversify and achieve sustainability in foundation and individual funding.  Foster collaborative and productive partnerships with NDI’s key stakeholders and staff to support the organization’s mission and increase its public visibility.  Effectively grow contributed support and develop authentic relationships with individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.  Develop and implement a strategy to build robust reserve funds that ensure the organization’s sustainability.  Engage with NDI’s alumni and the broader cultural and educational community as a positive, active, and visible spokesperson for NDI in a variety of contexts.  Build NDI’s brand awareness and outreach initiatives.  Represent NDI through active participation in local and national programs and convenings focused on the arts, creative youth development, and relevant social and community issues.  Embrace other revenue expansion, communication, and community engagement responsibilities as needed. Governance and Financial Stewardship  Inspire and build the board and its committees, in collaboration with the Board Chair, with a commitment to sustain a shared and deep understanding of NDI’s priorities and processes.  Empower and support the board in its policymaking, fundraising, governance, and community ambassadorship roles for NDI and its programs.  Identify, cultivate, and assist in the recruitment of board, committee, and council members whose diversity, skills, experience, connections, and capacity meet the organization’s current and future aspirations.  Present reports to the finance committee regularly, maintaining and enhancing appropriate internal controls for all financial matters.  Provide regular communication and strategic updates to the board to enable all members to exercise their full governance and service potential.  Embrace other governance and financial stewardship responsibilities as needed. Traits and Characteristics The Executive Director will be a dynamic leader who builds authentic relationships and values frequent engagement with a range of stakeholders. Ready to help NDI meet its strategic goals, this individual will be versatile and resourceful in addressing challenges and embracing opportunities. The Executive Director will be a natural collaborator who values creativity in an altruistic and harmonious environment. They will be a diplomatic leader who is able to negotiate sensitive issues in a transparent way. Other key competencies include:  Leadership and Teamwork – The capacity to prioritize strategic initiatives while motivating and creating a sense of direction embedded in the active participation of a variety of staff, board, and community members to achieve collective goals.  Diplomacy and Interpersonal Skills – The dexterity to address difficult and sensitive issues, demonstrate respect, treat others fairly regardless of personal biases or beliefs, and foster positive and productive relationships internally and externally.  Time and Priority Management – The flexibility to prioritize key goals and ensure that operational tasks align to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.  Professional and Personal Accountability – The ability to assess the risks of various options; anticipate the human, financial, and technological resources needed to achieve extraordinary results; and be held accountable for decisions and actions. Qualifications A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and five to 10 years of direct experience with increasing responsibility in a senior management role, including supervision, are required. A genuine, demonstrated commitment to and interest in fundraising are essential. The ideal candidate will have business-oriented experience and a track record of strategic and operational success in highly collaborative and creative environments. Previous experience in the performing arts is helpful and a dedication to the arts, education, and children is essential. Experience working directly with boards of directors and exposure to production and event-intensive operations are a plus. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are expected. Compensation and Benefits NDI provides a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, and holidays; health, long-term disability, and life insurances; flexible spending accounts; a health reimbursement account; and an employer-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan. Applications and Inquiries To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, including anticipated salary range, please contact Bruce D. Thibodeau, President Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Senior Vice President Arts Consulting Group 292 Newbury Street, Suite 315 Boston, MA 02115-2801 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201 (Dr. Thibodeau) Ext. 225 (Ms. Lynch-McWhite) Email NDI@ArtsConsulting.com NDI is committed to creating an environment that honors the humanity of all people. NDI believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide its work in the arts, and that the arts enable NDI to do its jobs best only when these values are their foundation. Placing DEIA at the center of NDI’s engagement with children, families, schools, artists, and other communities is essential to the vitality and integrity of its work.

Location: New York

State: New York

Contact:
e) NDI@ArtsConsulting.com

Studio Manager/Teacher

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Musical Theatre

Description:

Our dance studio is growing and we want you! We are actively looking for a reliable full-time studio manager/dance teacher to start in June. Our curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and Mom & Me classes. We are an early childhood dance studio with multiple locations in Northern Virginia and offer our full time staff health care, a retirement program, flexibility, a fun work environment and paid vacation. Reliable transportation required. Punctuality is a must! - If you LOVE to work with students from ages 2-12... - And if you LOVE to teach ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and Mom & Me... - And if you are creative, energetic and highly reliable... - And possess excellent customer service skills, as duties will include communication with parents and marketing classes, merchandise and promotions... Then we can't wait to meet you! We're excited about our program and excited to meet the person who will join our team! - We will prepare you to teach the specialized curriculum with a complete training program. - Weekend and evening availability is a must. We are looking for someone with prior administrative and instructional experience and a passion for working with young children. Contact us NOW to find out more!

Location: Northern Virginia

State: Virginia

Contact:
e) krissie@tinydancers.com


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