CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY
|All dancer positions are filled at this time.|
|All positions are filled at this time.|
|All positions are filled at this time.|
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS
|Seeking a Community Arts Partnerships Director.|
INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS
|Seeking Community Arts Partnerships Intern.|
The Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) Director is responsible for the direction and oversight of all artistic and administrative aspects of Ballet Hispánico’s community arts programs. This includes partnerships with local and national schools and communities. A member of Ballet Hispánico’s senior leadership team, this position reports to the Artistic Director / CEO and oversees a team of two staff members.
• Design and direct the implementation of all community arts programming, including K-12 school residencies, after-school programs, professional development workshops, and company tour partnerships.
• Building on the existing core programs’ successful foundation, develop strategies to position Ballet Hispánico as a leader in the national education arena.
• Create, in tandem with the Artistic Director and the Director of the School of Dance, strong curriculum designs and a teaching methodology that is connected to our founding principles.
• Develop and oversee the training of CAP teaching artists.
• Oversee the creation of all program materials, including study guides and curriculum designs.
• Provide ongoing evaluation of the program and implement current arts education assessment tools.
• Cultivate and sustain enduring partnerships with schools, performance venues, cultural organizations and universities.
• Build and steward relationships with community leaders, public officials, program partners, and CAP funders.
• Supervise and evaluate CAP staff members.
• Forge a strong working relationship with the rest of Ballet Hispánico’s senior team.
• In collaboration with the AD/CEO, lead the development of BH Communities and Neighborhoods as outlined in Ballet Hispánico’s strategic plan.
• Serve as Ballet Hispánico’s representative to the greater NYC and national dance education community.
• Manage the departmental budget, ensuring fiduciary integrity across all CAP programs.
• Lead in the creation of narratives and budgets for grant proposals that clearly represent the activities and goals of CAP programs.
• Work with the External Affairs to promote awareness of CAP activities and Ballet Hispanico’s longstanding commitment to community arts education.
• 4-year degree in Dance, Dance Education, or Arts administration and at least three years of leadership experience.
• A strong background in the development and evaluation of educational programs.
• Familiarity with current dance education practices in other communities across the country.
• Culturally competent in relating to diverse populations.
• Strong knowledge of arts education standards and the NYC Blueprint for Dance Education – Dance preferred.
• Deep understanding of New York City Department of Education contracts, policies and programs.
• A command of both the English and the Spanish languages
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject “CAP Director”. No phone calls, please.
Ballet Hispánico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program.
Ballet Hispánico offers a series of dance education residency activities and master classes that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. We share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diasporas; our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspire a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.
Ballet Hispánico teaching artists possess:
· experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
· a passion for working in schools with children who may have never danced before
· an educational background that supports sequential, scaffolded teaching that is fun and organized
· strong, engaging and positive classroom management and interpersonal skills
· the ability to create fun lessons that take complicated steps and make them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner
· knowledge about Ballet Hispánico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
· a demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
· a demeanor that reflects warmth, openness, enthusiasm, willingness to grow and work as part of a team.
· excellent administrative skills related to deadlines, email responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism
How to Apply
To apply, please email us expressing the specific flamenco, Afro-Caribbean dance, and/or Latin American folkloric, traditional and/or social dance forms you are most experienced in, and attach your cover letter and resume (preferably as one document in pdf) to Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). Indicate in the subject heading: Teaching Artist– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Interns work with the Community Arts Partnerships Staff in administering residencies, student performances, Performances for Young People, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering resources and information that supports the development of education materials for educators and teaching artists; and assisting teaching artists during workshops. In addition, the intern will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week.
• Learn about our residency schedule in terms of costume measurements and culminating events through CAP team communication
• Gather costume measurements materials (rosters, measuring tape, school information: address, residency class schedule, and details)
• Input measurements electronically in the school´s information folder
• Attend meetings with the teaching artists if needed to verify costume details
• Meet with our wardrobe leadership to pull out costumes
• Create costume labels
• Prepare each costume with its label for each culminating event
• Attend the culminating event assisting in providing the costumes for each class
• Assist in gathering the costumes after the culminating event
• Assist in cleaning and prepping the costumes for the next event
• Register and notify of any costumes that might need to be fixed
How to Apply
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume (preferably as one document in pdf) to Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager (email@example.com). Indicate in the subject heading: Community Arts Partnerships Intern-Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.
Interns work closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, the dance company, school personnel, and teaching artists. Responsibilities would include taking measurements, costume maintenance, performance dressing & quick changes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with productions staff for performances in May and June. Sewing Skills a must! SPRING, SUMMER