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Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) Administrative Assistant

CAP

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The CAP Administrative Assistant position provides critical support to educational programs within the Community Arts Partnership department at Ballet Hispánico. The position focuses on proving administrative assistance to the implementation of school residencies, dance workshops, and community performances both virtual and in-person. The candidate will track communication with partners and be a liaison between schools and teaching artists. The ideal candidate adapts easily to a fast-paced environment, has close attention to detail, is organized and clear in communications (written and verbal) and values the impact of arts in education and community building. This position will report to the Community Engagement Director and the Community Arts Partership Manager and work closely with our school partners, teaching artists, and other BH administrative staff.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & QUALITIES

  • Clear and eloquent in communication
  • Proficient in MS Office (particularly with Excel) and Microsoft 365
  • Familiarity with Zoom and Google Classroom interfaces
  • Experience as a teaching artist is a plus but not a requirement.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish constant communication with school liaisons for the coordination and implementation of educational programs.
  • Coordinate Teaching Artists' schedules in tandem with schools and partners’ schedules
  • Prepare Teaching Artists' Letters of agreement
  • Maintenance of CAP programs digital calendar
  • Distribute virtual links for classes to schools when necessary
  • Provide ongoing oversight of all CAP virtual classes
  • Collect photo/video releases and class rosters
  • Supports logistics for culminating events
  • Collect students’ videos and processes for culminating events
  • Update CAP database
  • Attend to new inquiries and schedule meetings in tandem with CAP Director or CAP Manager to continue the conversation.

ABOUT BALLET HISPÁNICO

For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy, and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.

National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispánico in 1970, at the height of the post-war civil rights movements. From its inception Ballet Hispánico focused on providing a haven for Black and Brown Latinx youth and families seeking artistic place and cultural sanctuary. By providing the space for Latinx dance and dancers to flourish, Ballet Hispánico uplifted marginalized emerging and working artists, which combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. In 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director, ushering in a new era by inserting fresh energy to the company’s founding values and leading Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future. Today, Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, for fifty years Ballet Hispánico has stood as a catalyst for social change.

Ballet Hispánico provides the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. Ballet Hispánico has developed a robust public presence across its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships.

Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement efforts Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies underrepresented voices in the field. For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of honor for the omitted, overlooked, and oppressed. As it looks to the next fifty years and beyond, Ballet Hispánico seeks to empower, and give agency to, the Latinx experience and those individuals within it.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this position and Ballet Hispánico's work
  • Resume
  • Minimum 2 references

TO APPLY

Send all required materials via e-mail to nmesa@ballethispanico.org with the subject heading of "CAP Admin Assistant - Applicant's Name." E-mail submissions only. No phone calls. Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified regarding any next steps.

Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) Administrative Assistant


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