Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

  All dancer positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  Seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant and
full-time Administrative Manager below. 

SCHOOL FACULTY

  All positions are filled at this time.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

  Seeking Teaching Artists.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  See available internships.
 



Part-Time School of Dance Administrative Assistant


Position Summary

Ballet Hispánico is seeking a self-motivated, Part-Time School of Dance Administrative Assistant for immediate hire. This role is an important and integral member of the School of Dance community who is critical to the successful and efficient operation of the School. They are the public face, voice, and first point of contact for parents, future students, alumni, visitors, and guests.
 
 
About the Organization
America’s premier Latino dance organization for more than 45 years, Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures and the shared human experience through dance. Founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispánico has been led since 2009 by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, who has infused the organization’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Ballet Hispánico is headquartered in its own 21,000 sq. ft. dance facility on Manhattan's Upper West Side. For further information: www.ballethispanico.org.
 
Responsibilities
  • Meet and greet visitors at the school reception and responds to general inquiries
  • Answer phones and provide customer service
  • Assisting in student registration
  • Assist financial transactions, including handling tuition payments and merchandise sales 
  • Update school database (Mindbody)
  • Monitor student attendance
  • Provide administrative support
  • Enforce school building and front desk protocols and procedures
  • Execute close of day building protocol
  • Respond to school community needs
 
Requirements, Skills and Knowledge
  • Able to multitask (i.e. phones, computer work, busy service counter)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Knowledge of Google Drive
  • Skilled in sales and communicating product information
  • Strong in written skills and oral communication
  • Experienced in serving families and children
  • Comfortable following rules, protocols and organizational systems
  • Punctual, reliable, accountable, polished and professional
  • Ideally, bilingual Spanish and English
  • A team player, joyful, eager to be part of a school administrative team
 
Compensation and Benefits
This is a part-time position for immediate hire. Salary for this position is per hour, and commensurate with experience.
 
How to Apply
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume (as one document in pdf) to school@ballethispanico.org. Indicate in the subject heading: Part-Time School Administrative Assistant– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please. 
 
Community Arts Partnerships
Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispánico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Community Arts Partnerships program. 

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispánico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime. 

We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here. 

Ballet Hispánico Teaching artists possess:
  • experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
  • 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
  • demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
  • 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
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How to Apply
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume (as one document in pdf) to Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Manager (gestrada@ballethispanico.org) and Melissa Anduiza, Community Programs Manager (manduiza@ballethispanico.org). Indicate in the subject heading:Teaching Artist– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.
 
Internships 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ballet Hispánico offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program. Interns experience professional and educational mentorship in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, Production and Education. If you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate or an early-career professional, you could be part of this fantastic program! (see descriptions below).

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS
  • Invitations to BH events, rehearsals, and performances
  • Exposure to the workings of all departments
  • Attendance at departmental and full staff meetings
  • Network with staff and professionals in the field
  • Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
  • Build a resume and references

TO APPLY
A complete application consisting of the following:
  • A cover letter describing of your career path and how it relates to being an intern at Ballet Hispánico. Please also include which internship(s) you are applying for
  • A resume including administrative and relevant experience

WAYS TO APPLY
All material should be addressed to BH Internship Program.
Please submit your application only once by one of the means below:

Ballet Hispánico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
E-mail: manduiza@ballethispanico.org
Fax: (212) 362-7809

Please, no duplicate submissions and no phone calls.

INTERVIEWS
Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.

DEADLINES
  • Fall (September-December): July 31st
  • Spring (February-June): November 30th
  • Summer (June-August): March 30th
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 Internships


Ballet Hispánico is not currently seeking interns. Below are descriptions of potential needs for future internship openings:

 

COMPANY MANAGEMENT INTERNS
Gain insight into the details of this type of work by researching and creating tour packs, assisting in the drafting of dancer contracts, helping to coordinate tour travel needs, and researching licensing for music rights. Supervised by the Company Manager, interns will have an opportunity to experience the full process, from inception, to rehearsal, pre-production, to performance, of a professional company. They will interact with the Production team, Rehearsal Director and support the efforts of the Artistic Director. Attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 15-20 hours per week. SPRING

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Interns work with the Education 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, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER

PRODUCTION
Interns assist the Production Stage Manager, who handles all production aspects of Ballet Hispánico productions with the Company, School, and Education & Outreach programs, including benefits, special events, and workshops. Motivated candidates will gain experience and knowledge of all production and technical aspects of dance (lighting, sound, video, scenic, props, stage management and production management, wardrobe, rehearsals, and more). Interns may also have the opportunity to work directly with members of the entire production department (Director of Production/ Company Manager, Rehearsal Directors, Wardrobe team, and Lighting Supervisor). Part-time internships available for Fall and Spring Semesters. Extended Hours Available for Summer Internships.

WARDROBE/COSTUME
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

 


 


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