Communications Coordinator


Organization Profile

Ballet Hispánico (BH) is the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America's Cultural Treasures. BH's three main programs, the Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships, bring communities together to celebrate the multifaceted Hispanic diasporas. BH's New York City headquarters provide the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. It is a space that initiates new inclusive cultural conversations and explores the intersectionality of Latine cultures. The BH mission opens a platform for new social dialogue and nurtures and sees a community in its fullness. Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement, BH champions and amplifies Latine voices in the field. For over fifty years, BH has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and othered. As it looks to the future, BH is pushing the culture forward on dance and Latine creative expression issues. 

BH recently embarked upon a comprehensive strategic planning process to identify new opportunities to showcase and leverage the organization’s world-renowned dance company, school of dance, and thought leadership in the arts, culture, education, and social justice spaces.

BH has a current annual operating budget of approximately $7.9M. Sources include performance income, tuition, studio rental income, and charitable support from the government, foundations, corporations, board members, and other individual donors.

The Position

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Marketing and is a key member of the marketing team, which develops and drives local, national, and global visibility for BH and creates comprehensive campaigns to publicize all performances, initiatives, and events. The Communications Coordinator works with the Digital Content Manager, Content Marketing Manager, and School of Dance Marketing Coordinator to build awareness for BH’s Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships programs. They work with a public relations agency and a dance publicist to develop strong relationships with the media, raising the profile of BH and fostering a broad appreciation for the organization’s artistic vision, community impact, and educational contribution. The ideal candidate will be someone who connects deeply with BH’s mission and is a creative, deadline-driven, detail-oriented self-starter who works collaboratively and efficiently with colleagues across multiple departments.


  • Coordinate and support publicity campaigns for Ballet Hispánico programming and initiatives, including proactively pitching story ideas to targeted media in trade publications, newspapers, magazines, radio, and online media.
  • Coordinate and work hands-on with a public relations agency and a dance publicist that amplifies BH’s work.
  • Serve as a liaison between the PR consultants and the Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships.
  • In tandem with external PR agencies, craft compelling and accurate press releases, media alerts, pitch letters, fact sheets, presentations, and other communications materials for external and internal audiences.
  • Translate BH events, history, personnel, and activities into PR narratives.
  • Coordinate and collect assets, including images, videos, graphics, and copy for the press.
  • Proofread, edit, and update press releases for accuracy.
  • Assist with planning events, press previews, performances, and fundraising events.
  • Hire and manage photography and videography for press-specific events and purposes.
  • Maintain digital assets for press and online press room.
  • Collaborate with the members of the Marketing team staff on creating key content initiatives and campaigns to amplify and target news release deadlines across all channels (website, press, social, email).
  • Manage and update communications material assets and press ticketing.
  • Manage communications schedules and timelines; assist with scheduling media interviews with BH staff and dancers and assist with      preparation and research.
  • Monitor, distribute, and archive press placements.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Enthusiasm for the mission of BH.
  • Minimum two years of experience in PR (preferably in an agency or the nonprofit arts and culture sector)
  • Creative and strategic thinker who delivers outcomes.
  • Preferred bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Proven interest and/or background in dance, arts, culture, and/or nonprofits.
  • Strategic thinking, strong organizational skills, and ability to multitask, thriving in a faced-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts media landscape and/or key dance and arts journalists.
  • Familiarity with One Drive, Asana, Salesforce, Asana, and project management tools.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Knowledge of Spanish is preferred.


This is a full-time position for immediate hire. Salary and benefits are competitive with nonprofit organizations of comparable scope and scale. The salary range for this position is $50,000-$60,000 (TBD). We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings plan, and flexible paid time off.

To Apply

For expressions of interest or nominations please contact:

Mary-Ellen Betterton

Betterton Associates, LLC


(212) 951-0757

COVID-19 Protocols

Those offered a position with BH will be required to confirm a completed COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. To assist any individual who is unable to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or who objects to being vaccinated based on sincerely held religious beliefs and practices, BH will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided, so long as it does not create an undue hardship for the BH and does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the employee. To request an accommodation, please notify BH Human Resources in writing at fpandian@ballethispanico.org.

Ballet Hispánico is an equal-opportunity employer.

Communications Coordinator

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