CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY
|All positions filled at this time.|
|All positions filled at this time.|
SCHOOL OF DANCE
|Seeking full-time Administrative Associate.|
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS
|Seeking a Community Engagement Director and
Community Arts Partnerships Intern.
INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS
|Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern.|
Community ArtsAdmin. Associate
School of DanceTeaching Artists
Community ArtsMark. & Comm. Intern
Community Engagement DirectorPosition Description
The Community Engagement Director is responsible for all artistic and administrative aspects of Ballet Hispánico’s (BH) community programs. This individual is responsible for leading a model community arts partnerships program and developing new avenues of engagement that will build upon BH’s unique space as a community advocate. The Community Engagement Director will help strengthen the brand and influence of BH in New York and throughout the country. BH’s community work spans both coasts and to connects to diverse communities throughout the nation and abroad. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate and engage all community stakeholders, and support BH’s values of social equity, diversity and inclusion. As part of the senior team this position reports to the Artistic Director & CEO (AD & CEO) and oversees a team of two Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) employees.
- Develop a comprehensive and innovative community engagement strategy that builds upon BH’s established reputation and history
- Design, develop and implement all community arts programming, including K-12 school residencies, after-school programs, professional development workshops, company tour partnerships and teaching artist training
- Support all community engagement activities such as the A La Calle Block Party, Performances for Young People, Diálogos, and our Flamenco Tablao
- Building on the existing core programs’ successful foundation, strengthen BH’s programs to insure its leadership position in the national education arena
- Assist in the ongoing implementation of BHs strategic plan goals for BH communities, CAP, and community engagement
- Manage the creation, in tandem with the AD & CEO, the Director of the School of Dance, and the CAP team, of a strong curriculum design and teaching methodology that is connected to our founding principles
- Oversee the development and management CAP teaching artists training
- Manage and update program materials, including study guides and curriculum design
- Develop evaluation criteria to track the short- and long-term success of the effort
- Cultivate and sustain enduring partnerships with schools, performance venues, cultural organizations and universities
- Build and steward relationships with school administrators, community leaders, public officials, program partners and funders
- Supervise and evaluate CAP team
- Forge a strong working relationship with the senior staff of BH to strengthen all areas of the organization
- Ensure implementation of BH’s strategic plan’s goals as per the Annual Operating Plan
- Engage local social service organizations and other nonprofit agencies so that BH becomes a vital resource and partner with them in creating a better society
- Engage the internal stakeholders (board, volunteers, senior management, and staff) and external stakeholders (funders, audience members, community leaders, government agencies, etc.) in the community engagement activities of the organization
- Manage departmental budget ensuring fiduciary integrity across all community programs
- Assist with major gift solicitation and foundation grants from local and national foundations and corporations by being available to provide tours for donors and content for grant writers
- Facilitate special events related to outreach and educational programs; collaborate with Marketing and Special Events teams – fundraising events; galas; special cultivation events
- Knowledge of dance gained either as a performer or dance educator
- Possess a vision for community engagement, program development, and expansion
- A reputation for innovation, imagining and implementing new and forward-thinking ideas that break the mold of traditional community engagement programs and could help BH stand out from the field. A passion for community engagement and a deep commitment to the education of children.
- Personal presence and communication style that allows representation of BH to a range of audiences, including professional artists, ticket buyers, donors, educators, other arts and civic leaders, government representatives, volunteers, parents and teachers and children. Of particular importance, is an ability to interact with families who are underserved and receiving support from BH and sensitivity to concerns that might be unique to them
- A profound commitment to Latino culture and a personal understanding of social justice, diversity, race and equity
- Thought leadership in the field, recognized for ideas and accomplishments in the broader field of community engagement, etc.
- Ability to set priorities, develop schedules, and monitor progress toward goals
- Ability to assess situations, identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate solutions
- Proficient use of technology as communication, management reporting, and systems tools
- A strategist, who is able to collaborate successfully; one who listens well, can bend when necessary, and yet be firm and decisive at all levels
- A problem solver with an understanding of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities. Personable, accessible, gracious and has a good sense of humor
- Excellence in oral and written communication, instruction, is able to multi-task, and work effectively in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, work environment
- College degree in Dance, Dance Education, Arts Administration and at least three years leadership experience
- A strong background in education and supervision of education programs
- Familiarity with current dance education practices in other communities across the country
- Culturally competent in relating to diverse populations
- Proven success in collaborative work with a team of highly skilled professionals
- Strong knowledge of arts education standards and the New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts -- Dance preferred.
- Strong understanding of New York City Department of Education contracts, policies and programs
- A command of both the English and the Spanish language is ideal and preferable
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Ballet Hispánico is committed to a competitive salary and benefits plan that provides opportunities for professional development and supports work-life balance.
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered, please send a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your resume to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Ballet Hispánico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Administrative Associate, School of DancePosition Description
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, is seeking an Administrative Associate for its School of Dance (SoD). The SoD Administrative Associate is a full-time employee of Ballet Hispánico who will report to the Administrative Manager, and work closely with the administrative team to execute the School’s day-to-day functions while providing high-caliber customer experience for its students and families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide administrative support for School Leadership
- Meet and greet visitors at the school reception and respond to general inquiries, providing
- Provide detailed account reports to finance regarding all tuition received
- Support with distributing scholarship awards, tracking scholarships, and applying them to accounts
- Support in maintaining all automatic withdrawals for student’s accounts.
- Customer service via phone, e-mail, and in person
- Ensure timely, accurate, responsive and quality communications between all constituents
- Assist in student registration
- Promote school programs
- Assist financial transactions, including handling tuition payments and merchandise sales
- Update school database (MindBody)
- Monitor student attendance
- Enforce school building and front desk protocols and procedures
- Execute open and close of day building protocol
- Oversee and execute projects that will continue to build and enhance the School of Dance team.
- Respond to school community needs
- Assist at front desk as needed
- Support organization and School of Dance community at events including recitals, enrichment trips, winter showcase, intro showcase, gala, etc. which may include evenings and weekends
Essential Skills & Qualities:
- Strong writing and MS office computer skills
- Accounting experience or knowledge as a school bursar
- Knowledge in MindBody is a plus, but not required
- Bilingual: English and Spanish
- Organized, punctual, and self-motivated
- Excellent interpersonal demeanor and oral communication
- Desire to contribute to Ballet Hispánico mission and a personal commitment to growth and learning
- Sense of humor and reliable
- Enjoys working in a team like atmosphere
A complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover letter required
- A resume including relevant school and work experience
- Send all materials via email to Administrative Manager Jessica Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Subject heading: SOD Administrative Associate- YOUR NAME
- No phone calls please.
- Interviews: Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to possibly schedule an interview.
Ballet Hispánico´s Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) is currently accepting applications for teaching artists who are versed in flamenco, Afro-Caribbean, or Latin American dance forms (folkloric, traditional, or social) to collaborate with school residencies, workshops, and master classes we offer for K-12 students, educators, dance audiences, senior centers, and public events.
Our faculty is comprised of personable dance teachers who add versatility to our program with their expertise in dance forms that represent NYC´s multicultural diversity.
In addition to promoting authenticity in the dance genres they focus on, our teachers create fun lessons that break down learning goals, making them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner, honoring the NYC Blue Print for Dance Education.
Our CAP lesson plans include balanced class progressions applying sound dance training and pedagogy principles, fomenting creative exploration, providing sociocultural contextual references, connecting academic areas with dance through curriculum integration projects, and choreographic performances presented at the end of school residencies.
Ballet Hispánico teaching artists possess:
- Dance and pedagogy studies from accredited institutions (Certification or College degree)
- Evidence of exemplary teaching practices and sound methodology in creating progressive lesson plans
- Experience teaching in K-12 public school settings and neighborhood centers, creating an accessible program that facilitates learning for all, including participants with special needs, applying strategies for alternative participation
- A teaching vocation that embraces equity and diversity
- Positive and efficient classroom management tools
- Personable and engaging interpersonal skills, with approachable and empathetic rapport
- Affinity with Ballet Hispánico’s mission, as well as familiarity with our repertory and community programs
- A proactive disposition towards teamwork with our BH organization and our community partners
- Prompt administrative responsiveness in organizational communication, planning, and deliverables
How to Apply
E-mail Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager (email@example.com). Indicate in the subject heading: “CAP Teaching Artist Inquiry – Your Name.”
Please attach the following:
- Cover letter expressing why you would like to collaborate with us, clarifying the specific dance forms you are most experienced in (flamenco, Afro-Caribbean dance, or Latin American folkloric, traditional or social dance), and indicating if you already have obtained its NYC fingerprint verification requirement.
- Resume (preferably as one document in pdf)
- Statement of teaching philosophy referring to experience teaching dance in public schools
- Schedule availability to teach classes during the academic year 2018-2019
No phone calls or follow up, please.
Marketing & Communications InternPosition Description
The Marketing & Communications Intern will work with the team to gain valuable hands-on experience learning in communications, social media, marketing, and design for a non-profit arts organization. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) metrics and reporting
- Writing and proofreading marketing materials
- Execute e-mail campaigns, flyer, and poster distribution
- Assist with merchandise requests and analytics
- Archive Playbills, press clips, photos, and other marketing materials
- Research of branding, social media campaigns, merchandise, and non-profit trends
- General administrative tasks
Essential Skills & Qualities:
- Committed, detail oriented, have a passion for the arts and want to learn more about the inner workings of a non-profit organization
- Strong writing, office work, and MS office computer skills, experience with Adobe Suite and MINDBODY a plus, but not required
- Need to have excellent people skills, phone demeanor, and be a skilled communicator
- Desire to contribute to Ballet Hispánico mission, and a personal commitment to growth and learning
- Sense of humor and accountability
- Invitations to Ballet Hispánico events, rehearsals, and performances
- Exposure to the workings of a non-profit organization
- Attendance at departmental and full-staff meetings
- Network with staff and professionals in the field through site visits
- Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
- Enhance your resume and references
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.
The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all drives its programs.
Ballet Hispánico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education.
A complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover letter describing your interest in this position and Ballet Hispánico's work
- Resume including relevant school and work experience
- Writing sample, preferably related to arts, culture, and/or diversity. Maximum 2 double-spaced pages (ex. an article, blog post, excerpt of an essay, etc.)
- Optional: A graphic design sample
Send all materials via e-mail to Natalie Correa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject heading: BH Internship Program- your name
Only e-mail submissions accepted.
Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified on next steps.
Flexibility on days and times of the internship.
Community Arts Partnerships InternPosition Description
Ballet Hispánico is seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join its Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) team. The CAP Intern is an individual with a passion for dance education and arts administration who will support the organization, planning, and execution of CAP programs. The CAP internship is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in community arts programming and to learn about the inner workings of a nonprofit arts organization. This is a part-time, unpaid internship with the possibility of academic credit for a currently enrolled student.
About the Organization
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance since its founding by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez nearly 50 years ago. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by acclaimed choreographer and former Company member Eduardo Vilaro, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education for all drives its programs. A role model in and for the Latino community, Ballet Hispánico inspires creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to exemplary works of art and arts education.
- Prepare and organize costumes/props for school residencies and community events
- Update CAP residency schedules, calendars, and databases
- Draft parent letters, surveys, and other supporting materials for CAP programs
- Track communication between our community partners and school administrators
- Maintain photo and video archives
- Aid in survey distribution and data collection
- Perform light clerical duties
Skills and Knowledge
- Ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced office environment
- Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
- Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
- Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Mariana Ranz at email@example.com with the subject: CAP Intern. No phone calls, please.