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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

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

Assistant Professor of Dance

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap

Description:

Southern Utah University seeks a highly motivated individual for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Dance with the appointment to begin Fall 2021. This faculty will instruct nonmajor and major-level ballet technique (beginning-advanced) and culturally competent, decolonized Dance History and criticism, as well as contribute in at least two of the following areas: non-dance-major levels of jazz dance or tap dance technique, improvisation, or dance appreciation. This position includes the possibility of an additional semester of teaching during the year for additional pay. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee waiver; and a defined benefit retirement through the state system. This position will remain open until filled with the first review of applicants beginning April 16th, 2021. The appointment date is August 16th, 2021.

Location: Southern Utah University - Cedar City, Utah

State: Utah

Contact:
e) nickblaylock@suu.edu

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

Dancers Needed for Photo shoot

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Break, Pas De Deux, Modern, Acrobatics, Ballroom, Salsa, Pilates, Yoga, Cultural, Musical Theatre, Swing, Historical, Stretch & Strengthen, Modeling, African, Irish, Contemporary, Flamenco, Tango, Worship Dance

Description:

Nonunion, Ages 18-35, Tom Doll photography looking for experience or non experience talent for lifestyle photo shoots and documentary video . Usage : Magazine and advert Must be comfortable and love life Lol Send in headshots and full body or medium photos of yourself. Most recent pics as well as professional headshots. Payment: $1500 City or Location of call: Virtual Photo shoot fill your details our page link https://tomdollphotography.online/Contacts/ for final review by our team and we are going to finalise the booking here when selected . Make sure to submit your name, email and phone number, availability for March 25-April 15 Thanks

Location: Virtual photo shoot

State: Texas

Contact:
e) Project@tomdollphotography.online

Executive Director

Styles: Ballet

Description:

Organization Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier and oldest dance companies in America and the official state ballet of Georgia. Established in 1929 by dance visionary Dorothy Moses Alexander, Atlanta Ballet is currently led by Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. A Bolshoi trained former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Nedvigin was recruited to Atlanta Ballet in 2016 to elevate the artistic excellence and stature of the professional Company. Atlanta Ballet performs at the 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, accompanied by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Atlanta Ballet’s mission is to enrich its community by sharing the power and joy of dance at the highest caliber of excellence in its presentations, education initiatives, and community engagement activities. Atlanta Ballet’s five-year strategic plan prioritizes a balanced repertoire of both classical and contemporary ballet; a comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the centering of the patron experience in establishing effective and long-term financial sustainability. Atlanta Ballet’s vision is to be celebrated globally as one of the premier companies in the world of dance, recognized for its distinctive dancers, rich and diverse repertoire, respected stature in the Atlanta region, abiding commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization, and notable impact on dance appreciation and education throughout the community. During each performance season, Atlanta Ballet achieves a balanced repertoire through a mix of programming. In addition to world premieres that contribute to its distinctive, signature repertory, Atlanta Ballet presents contemporary works by today’s most sought after choreographers that are compatible with its aesthetic and artistic identity. The Company also performs iconic masterworks that are beloved parts of classic ballet repertory. In 2018, Atlanta Ballet premiered a new, groundbreaking Nutcracker choreographed by Yuri Possokhov. Debuting in Atlanta, the production was invited the following year to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Atlanta Ballet is committed to promoting greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. The organization participated in The Equity Project, a three-year, national collaborative effort involving 21 major ballet companies committed to achieving diversity and inclusion in professional ballet. Atlanta Ballet also launched an internal assessment to further advance its goals for diversity and inclusion and established its Transformation Team, an internal committee made up of representatives from all sectors of the organization who plan and monitor diversity and inclusion initiatives. Atlanta Ballet's goal to collaborate with diverse artists and support both female choreographers and choreographers of color has been pursued in various ways. The organization has recently commissioned new work by Dwight Rhoden, Juliano Nunes, and Claudia Schreier, who is currently serving a three-year term as resident choreographer. Atlanta Ballet has also recently collaborated with the Spelman College Glee Club. Atlanta Ballet serves underrepresented communities in numerous ways, including providing community members with complimentary performance tickets and students with scholarships for dance education. In 1996, Atlanta Ballet opened its school, the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education (CDE), which is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the CDE is now the sixth largest dance education program in the country. In the current fiscal year, with registration diminished due to COVID-19, the CDE is serving nearly 800 young dancers in its enrollment division in three principal locations and more than 500 young dancers in its community engagement programs at numerous other educational and community venues. Of the nearly 800 students in the enrollment division, approximately 13 percent identify as Black, 11 percent as Asian, 6 percent as LatinX, 1 percent as Indigenous, and 4 percent as mixed race. Of the more than 500 students currently served in the community engagement programs, approximately 84 percent identify as Black and 12 percent as LatinX. Atlanta Ballet's roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city's cultural growth. The CDE works to maintain an environment that fosters teamwork, promotes healthy life choices, and advances self-esteem. Its Academy track within the enrollment division is designed to prepare dancers for a professional career. Atlanta Ballet 2 (AB2) is a pre-professional ensemble that receives the highest level of training through the CDE and six of its members have risen to Company status for the 2020-2021 season. AB2 and Academy perform at various local venues during The Nutcracker and Family Ballet series and all CDE programs perform their annual Spring Concert at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs. Atlanta Ballet is governed by a 33-member board of trustees, led by Chair Nancy Field. President & CEO Arturo Jacobus, who is retiring at the end of his 12th season in July 2021, and Nedvigin oversee an administrative and artistic team of more than 140 people, including 38 seasonal dancers, 47 full- and part-time staff members, 19 full- and part-time faculty members, and a 53-member per-service orchestra. Atlanta Ballet has three collective bargaining agreements with the American Guild of Musical Artists for its dancers, American Federation of Musicians for its orchestra, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees for its stagehands. For the fiscal year ending July 31, 2020, annual revenues were $13.3 million, with approximately $7 million from contributions and grants, $4 million from The Nutcracker and other ticket sales, $1.5 million from the CDE, and the remainder from investments and other revenues. For the fiscal year ending July 31, 2021, annual revenues are projected to decrease due to COVID-19 to approximately $8.8 million, with $6.9 million from contributions and grants, $1.6 million from the CDE, and the remainder from ticket sales, investments, and other revenues. Atlanta Ballet’s permanently restricted endowment stands at $1.5 million. Its long-term goal is to build the endowment to $12 million and shorter-term goals are to fund a Working Capital Reserve of $2 million and develop a Recovery Fund of $1 million. Community Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Southeast region and home to more than six million residents. Known as a “city in a forest” due to its abundance of trees, Atlanta is popular among millennials for its diverse cultural and recreational offerings and affordable cost of living. It is the headquarters of 30 Fortune 500 Companies, including Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CNN. A rapidly growing technology hub, Atlanta is recognized for its aerospace, transportation, media operations, medical, and information technology services. Known as the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has deep historical ties to modern civil rights activism. The city is home to the late Congressman John Lewis and the Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was led by the father of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Atlanta has also become a hub for the film industry, with television pilots, series, reality shows, and feature films currently in production. Popular television shows like The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Ozark, The Resident, and MacGyver are currently filming in neighborhoods throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Film studios, stages, and production companies are also expanding the entertainment industry landscape in Atlanta, including Trilith Studios and Tyler Perry Studios, one of the largest production facilities in the country. According to Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture sector in metropolitan Atlanta is historically a $720 million industry—one that supports 23,514 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $64.5 million in local and state government revenue. Atlanta Ballet is part of a thriving performing arts and culture scene that includes the Tony award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alternate Roots, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, High Museum of Art, National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, The Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Jazz Festival, among many others. Downtown Atlanta hosts the business community, with hotels and destinations like Centennial Olympic Park, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Georgia Aquarium. Distinctive neighborhoods include Buckhead (a home to one of CDE’s studios), Druid Hills, Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village, and Edgewood Avenue. In a recent study, “2019 US Cities Scorecard for Millennials,” Atlanta ranked among the top five cities in 20 different categories, including second for best value, everyday expenses, and friendliest and third for restaurants. GayTravel.com recognized Atlanta as the winner of its city destination category as part of the 2020 Gay Travel Awards. The city is also a restaurant mecca and offers a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities. Sources: InStyle, February 2021; census.gov; atlantaregional.org; 11alive.com; thelangstonco.com Position Summary The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership across the entire organization in partnership with the Artistic Director. Overseeing all business and managerial functions, the Executive Director will provide oversight in fundraising, marketing, finance, facilities, operations, and human resources, among other areas. Reporting directly to the board of trustees in a shared leadership model with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will guide Atlanta Ballet into its next phase of financial and strategic growth by cultivating strong relationships with numerous stakeholders, including philanthropic supporters, business leaders, public officials, community and educational groups, and other cultural organizations. A confident and dynamic advocate and fundraiser, the Executive Director will elevate the visibility of Atlanta Ballet and effectively articulate the organization’s mission, vision, and values, inspire broader and deeper engagement by patrons and other stakeholders, and drive revenue through increased earned and contributed income. Role and Responsibilities Strategic Leadership and Business Model Resiliency  Build a deep partnership with the Artistic Director that supports artistic innovation, honors legacy, and celebrates diversity in delivering balanced programming, exceptional quality ballet productions, and exemplary educational programs.  Actualize a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns with mission, vision, and values in synergy with the critical nature of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Develop strategic partnerships and alliances with other mission-compatible organizations that leverage future expansion of programs, diversity of audiences, and inclusivity of community.  Initiate conversations about the future, including the ways in which ballet can bring socially, economically, and culturally diverse communities together.  Investigate and envision the future of the region’s business climate, marketplace, and political landscape to map paths for future projects, programs, and resources for long-term sustainability.  Demonstrate solid fiscal and business acumen, align resources, and ensure the highest levels of financial accountability. Revenue Expansion and Community Engagement  Evaluate and invigorate revenue streams where hybrid delivery of programs and educational activities will transform organizational business models and rapidly adapt to the future.  Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with the board, major donors, foundations, public agencies, and corporate funders in order to grow substantial contributed revenue opportunities.  Form deep relationships with individual donors, steward strategic alliances, and engage publicly with an array of stakeholders.  Increase diversity in audience, education, and community programs in size, scale, and number of patrons who actively interact in a meaningful way with Atlanta Ballet.  Pursue patron loyalty programs where advocates, buyers, and tryers all support and become more deeply connected to Atlanta Ballet.  Expand the endowment and increase working capital reserves as part of building long-term financial stability for the organization.  Engage in all aspects of the organization, including educational programs, volunteer and development efforts, marketing activities, and social media campaigns. Board Development and Governance  Inspire effective working relationships with the board of trustees, collaborate in a rigorous board nominating process, engage with existing and prospective board members, and network with prospective board members locally and regionally.  Encourage active board participation with an outward-facing approach to the community to cultivate diversity, deepen inclusion and belonging, and provide access throughout the organization.  Expand and diversify the board so that membership is more representative of the city of Atlanta and its constituents and that new members have the unique skills, desire, and commitment to advance the organization’s mission.  Deliver industry and nonprofit best practices information that enhances the board’s ability to perform its roles in policy making, fundraising, and community ambassadorship.  Collaborate with board committees, support their operations, and align their goals with the overall organizational strategy. Team and Organizational Effectiveness  Foster an open and cohesive approach where dancers, faculty, board, volunteers, and staff are valued throughout the entire organization.  Provide an inclusionary approach where voices are heard, creativity is celebrated, and innovation is respected.  Empower and diversify the management team to better represent the community that Atlanta Ballet serves.  Support team ingenuity with appropriate human resources, structures, systems, and technological platforms that are in alignment with current and future trends in the field.  Facilitate professional development and maintain a culture where diversity and inclusion are celebrated in achieving common goals.  Oversee management accountability and actively address questions and concerns that ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Traits and Characteristics A charismatic, creative, and community-oriented leader, the Executive Director will be committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. This individual will be able to communicate effectively with people from all political, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, internally and externally, and will have the ability to lead a diverse team of professionals. With an authentic, collaborative, and collegial working style, the Executive Director will demonstrate trust towards team members, providing guidance in an approachable and supportive manner yet unafraid to make difficult decisions. 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.  Professional Accountability and Interpersonal Skills – The capacity to accept responsibility for actions and results, reevaluate, and develop long-term relationships with people across the organization and throughout the community.  Flexibility and Teamwork – The dexterity to adapt quickly when dealing with unpredictable situations while cooperating and respecting team and community members in order to build consensus and forward momentum.  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 A bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational credential is required. A master’s degree in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience that includes developing new revenue sources, building and strengthening strategic partnerships, and demonstrating fiscal accountability is required. A track record of nonprofit fundraising success is ideal. Strong business experience, coupled with a deep interest and background in the performing arts, is welcomed. Exceptional writing abilities and verbal presentation skills are expected. Compensation and Benefits Atlanta Ballet 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 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, including the anticipated salary range, please contact: Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President Arts Consulting Group 292 Newbury Street, Suite 315 Boston, MA 02115-2801 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201 Email AtlantaBallet@ArtsConsulting.com Atlanta Ballet's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals are to more fully reflect the diversity of its community; for performances to attract and resonate with Atlanta’s diverse communities; for everyone who works at Atlanta Ballet to feel valued for their contributions and competencies; and for everyone in the Atlanta Ballet community to have a sense of belonging, regardless of race, color, gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, religion, or sexual orientation.

Location: Atlanta, GA

State: Georgia

Contact:
e) AtlantaBallet@ArtsConsulting.com

Institutional Advancement Manager

Description:

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

San Francisco Ballet - Director of Education and Training

Styles: Ballet

Description:

Under the combined leadership of School Director Patrick Armand and Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet School has a dual mission to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of San Francisco Ballet and other world-class companies and to expand the joy of dance for all. Organization Established in 1933 as America’s first professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) has grown to become one of the world’s most cherished and beloved cultural institutions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson who joined in 1985, SF Ballet presents a repertoire of both classical and contemporary ballet, performing at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, as well as on tour at major arts venues across the country and abroad. SF Ballet also operates the San Francisco Ballet School (SF Ballet School), a distinguished school of ballet that provides the highest standard of dance training to its students. As non-distinct entities, both SF Ballet and SF Ballet School jointly form the San Francisco Ballet Association. SF Ballet School and education programs directly serve more than 40,000 people annually through training, learning, and performances. SF Ballet School classes and events serve 6,800 individuals. In-school dance education reaches approximately 9,000 students and youth, family, and community engagement programs impact 4,800 individuals. In addition, adult and audience programs engage approximately 22,600 people throughout the region. In 2019, SF Ballet School served approximately 500 adult students and almost 600 non-adult students, with nearly 300 students taking part in summer sessions and intensives. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and training programs have been offered online, both recorded and live, in order to maintain the connection to students and communities. SF Ballet and SF Ballet School recognize that new and innovative strategies are required for these programs, in a COVID and post-COVID world. Housed at 455 Franklin Street in the same building as SF Ballet and led by SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand, students from all over the world are taught by prestigious faculty members and learn a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes classical technique and athleticism. SF Ballet School’s mission is not only to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of SF Ballet (approximately two-thirds of company dancers trained at the school) and other world-class companies, but also to offer young children and adults in the Bay Area an introduction to ballet and the joy of moving to music. SF Ballet School’s pre-ballet classes allow children ages four through seven years old to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet in an enjoyable, safe, and nurturing environment. Those who join the School Year Program are placed in one of eight levels depending on age, experience, and ability. The training progression starts at ages eight through 11 in Level 1 and increases in difficulty to pre-professional programs for dancers up to 18 years old in Level 8. Each year, selected students from SF Ballet School’s advanced levels and from School Year Program auditions who wish to pursue careers as professional ballet dancers join the Trainee Program, a demanding curriculum in which students have many performance opportunities and can also participate in choreography, teaching, and stagecraft. Through a long-term lease with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, SF Ballet School is able to offer the trainees housing within three blocks of the SF Ballet building. Rooted in its mission to share the joy of dance with the widest possible audience, SF Ballet provides a variety of educational programming for people of all ages and abilities. The organization offers a range of free dance engagement programs for students in grades K through 12, youth community dance programs, matinees, family workshops, adult classes, lectures, seminars, and social events. Committed to making dance accessible to everyone, SF Ballet offers Dance For Parkinson’s classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers and Sensory Friendly Dance Workshops for individuals with autism, special needs, or other disabilities. In 1979, SF Ballet established Dance in School and Communities (DISC), a residency program that provides arts instruction in public schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This program provides dance education opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and has expanded in recent years to include students of all school ages. As one of the longest-standing dance-in-schools programs in the country, DISC has become a role model for arts education and community programming. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DISC has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to provide a televised program called SF Loves Learning to break down all barriers to learning remotely. The program has been renewed for a third semester and has been highly successful with educators and students alike. Historically, K through 12 students across San Francisco neighborhoods did not have equitable access to DISC. Over the past five years, SF Ballet identified areas with limited or no DISC programs, recognized barriers to participation, developed new partnerships to build pathways, and implemented DISC pilot programs to eliminate some of the barriers that have historically prevented the participation of some groups. SF Ballet’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and access efforts aim to serve underrepresented communities by addressing structural inequalities, creating new programs, and fostering cultures that minimize bias through the implementation of culturally responsive content and anti-racist teaching. Over the past five years, SF Ballet intentionally expanded its DISC education programs, reaching an increasingly more diverse audience by geography, age, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, disability, and sexual orientation. Its pathway to diversity relied on deepening partnerships with SFUSD, which has an 85 percent BIPOC student body, and with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, which has an 87 percent BIPOC constituency. SF Ballet also engages in partnerships with the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, College of Adaptive Arts, LYRIC Center for LGBTQ Youth, Oakland School of the Arts, and other organizations that serve underrepresented communities. SF Ballet is governed by a 51-member board of directors, jointly led by Co-Chairs Sunnie Evers and Robert G. Shaw and President Carl F. Pascarella. Kelly Tweeddale joined as Executive Director in September 2019 and directly supervises the Director of Education and Training. In a normal year of operations, the annual overall operating budget is $52 million, with the SF Ballet School budget at $3.2 million and other education programs at $800,000. The Director of Education and Training is a member of SF Ballet’s executive leadership team. Position Summary The Director of Education and Training will provide strategic leadership and financial oversight of all parts of the education and training programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will partner with the SF Ballet School Director to implement the artistic vision and educational mission. Supervising and mentoring an experienced team of administrative staff, the Director of Education and Training will collaborate regularly with other departments, particularly Marketing & Communications and Development, to support the overall goals and objectives of the SF Ballet School and education programs. A member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Education and Training will also serve as the Education and Training Department liaison to the board finance committees in advocating strongly for the SF Ballet School and overall education programs. This individual will demonstrate a staunch commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the organization, as well as in and with the communities and constituents that SF Ballet serves. Role and Responsibilities Leadership and Strategic Planning  Assess, develop, and oversee education program goals and outcomes in alignment with broader SF Ballet strategic objectives.  Perform ongoing curriculum assessment, development, and implementation in response to program needs, educational policies, and industry changes.  Design effective and impactful school support programs in alignment with the artistic vision of the SF Ballet School Director that enhance professional training.  Guide and develop education policies, systems, and initiatives that support the delivery of high-caliber programs.  Maintain a constant view for the educational continuum that exists in providing opportunities for student growth and advancement.  Strategically develop, plan, and implement necessary program delivery model changes during the pandemic, including those that could create broader opportunities for access thereafter. Community Engagement and Partnerships  Advocate passionately and regularly for the value and benefit of the SF Ballet School’s education, community, and professional training programs in all interactions with board members, senior staff, and numerous external stakeholders.  Establish and maintain strong external partnerships that reflect the values of SF Ballet and SF Ballet School, including with San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Oakland Ballet, and many others throughout the region.  Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives, including issues around gender, sexuality, and race, that serve the community and promote the values and mission of SF Ballet and SF Ballet School.  Engage with the Development Department to identify funding needs for education and training programs and then mobilize team members to leverage funding opportunities.  Cultivate, maintain, and deepen relationships with Bay Area school principals and arts educators, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other strategic program and educational partners.  Actively network to participate in broad discussions and convenings in national and international dance communities.  Collaborate with the Marketing Department to ensure the preparation and production of written and visual materials that support audience engagement, education and training programs, and associated performances and events.  Create and foster an environment where all students and members of the community feel welcomed, valued, and supported in their endeavors. Managerial Oversight and Departmental Collaboration  Guide, support, and mentor a team of administrative staff members who run daily operations of the education and training programs, delegating where appropriate so that staff feel trusted and empowered.  Set clear financial targets, oversee budgets, and ensure all programs operate within goals.  Identify innovative ways to find creative alternative solutions that support the school’s artistic vision and overcome potential challenges to the expansion and growth of education programs.  Plan and oversee logistical elements of school events in partnership with the SF Ballet School Director.  Oversee the SF Ballet School’s performances and technical training, collaborating with the production department to ensure all technical requirements are fulfilled.  Resolve major conflicts between students, families, and faculty members if any remain after incremental steps have been undertaken by other team members, being mindful of any potential legal issues while taking actions that achieve equitable outcomes. Traits and Characteristics As a flexible, highly organized, and solutions-driven leader, the Director of Education and Training will have a passion for arts education and a dedication to community engagement. An inspirational collaborator and an excellent communicator with strong time and project management skills, this individual will be able to gain the trust and respect of all artistic and administrative staff, students, families, board members, and donors. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively multi-task and quickly adapt to constantly changing circumstances. The Director of Education and Training will be approachable and compassionate yet firm and grounded in planning and decision making. Other key competencies include:  Diplomacy and Leadership – The fortitude to resolve difficult situations calmly, tactfully, and with a deep understanding of cultural, racial, or social differences while building relationships internally and externally through trust and respect to advance the organization’s values and mission.  Appreciating and Understanding Others – The capacity to demonstrate gratitude and care towards all people, recognizing their feelings, concerns, and motivations while supporting their unique skills to create an inclusive and equitable working environment.  Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – The dexterity to effectively communicate and collaborate with people from all backgrounds, demonstrating respect through active listening, sharing responsibilities, and providing constructive feedback.  Planning and Organizing – The ability to establish logical and practical systems while prioritizing tasks in a busy working environment that is centered on the artistic vision and educational impacts. Qualifications Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in arts education or administration, master’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience. A minimum of eight years of progressive senior management experience is needed. Occasional travel as part of the SF Ballet School’s audition tour may be required. International applicants are welcome and must meet work eligibility, authorization, and visa requirements in the United States if hired. Compensation and Benefits SF Ballet offers competitive compensation, with a salary range between $160,000 and $190,000, and a benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid vacation time, sick leave, and annual holidays. Relocation assistance is negotiable. 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: Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau, President Arts Consulting Group 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 406 Los Angeles, CA 90069-4120 Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201 Email SFBalletDET@ArtsConsulting.com The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share its joy of dance with the widest possible audience in its community and around the globe and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School. SF Ballet seeks to enhance its position as one of the world's finest dance companies through its vitality, innovations, and diversity and through its uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence based in the classical ballet tradition.

Location: San Francisco, California

State: California

Contact:
e) SFBalletDET@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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