CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY
|Seeking male dancers for 2019-2020 season and
Lighting Supervisor & Assistant Stage Manager (LS & ASM).
|All positions are filled at this time.|
SCHOOL OF DANCE
|Seeking full-time Administrative
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS
|Seeking a Director of Community Arts Partnerships and
Community Arts Partnerships Intern.
INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS
|Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern.|
Community ArtsAdmin. Associate
School of DanceTeaching Artists
Community ArtsMark. & Comm. Intern
External AffairsCAP Intern
The Lighting Supervisor & Assistant Stage Manager (LS & ASM) is a part-time nonexempt employee of Ballet Hispánico reporting to and assisting the Director of Production. The LS & ASM provides oversight and assistance for all Ballet Hispánico electrics and lighting production activities and support the production goals of Ballet Hispánico including stagecraft, properties, scenery, and dancer management. The LS & ASM will execute lighting plots and will be a part of the advance, load-in (calling focus, troubleshooting, etc.), strike for all Ballet Hispánico theatrical productions. The LS & ASM is responsible for maintaining the production quality and standards set by the choreographers, designers, artists, and collaborators; and will assist organization in order to accomplish the goals set by artistic leadership.
The LS & ASM will also be the critical link between all artistic aspects of a show and the backstage environment. This position is responsible for all liaisons among dancers, directors, designers, and all internal and on-site production staff, as well as liaising with the front of house staff in each venue. The LS & ASM must make certain that everyone and everything involved in the production, from dancers and technicians to props and lighting, is in the right place at the right time, and thus ensure the smooth running of all productions in all performance venues.
Employment is based on the work weeks of the professional company. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Ballet Hispánico Company tours from 15 to 20 weeks each year and self-presents two annual seasons in New York City. The organization also commissions two to four new works each year for the company and fully integrates the company dancers in an extended program of educational activities. The organization’s artistic staff consists of the Artistic Director & CEO, Company General Manager, Rehearsal Director, Director of Production, and Wardrobe Supervisor. Ballet Hispánico is an AGMA signatory; the current contract extends through July 2019. The LS & ASM may also be called upon to manage other performance activities presented by the institution.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Serves as Master Electrician for all Ballet Hispánico productions
- Draft lighting plots / associated paperwork as required
- Prepare Ballet Hispánico lighting and other physical goods for travel; manage such equipment on tour
- Assists with all aspects of load in load out for all Ballet Hispánico productions (and BHdos as needed)
- Assist with technical rehearsals and performances for the School
- Assist in overseeing all dancer safety protocols
- Assist in provide for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies
- Observe and oversee all dancer safety protocols
- Provide the company with all backstage information
- Manage backstage environment for technical rehearsals and attend studio rehearsals prior to performance
- Prepare and provide for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies
Valuable Skills and Abilities
- 3 years lighting experience
- 1 year stage management experience
- 3 years touring experience
- Vectorworks / lightwright Skills
- Familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word
- Dance history preferred
- Strong communication skills
- Highly organized
- Highly self-motivated
- Ability to supervise effectively
- Ability to effectively manage projects and balance multiple priorities while maintaining a positive outlook and working effectively in a collaborative environment
- Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate them
- Takes direction well
- Valid Driver License
- Valid Passport
- Ability to Lift 50-100 lbs
To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject “Lighting Supervisor & Assistant Stage Manager - YOUR NAME." No phone calls, please.
Date: Monday, February 4
- 8 x 10 headshot
- $10 nonrefundable fee (cash only)
Ballet Hispánico is an AGMA affiliated company.
All auditions take place at:
167 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “CAP Director." No phone calls, please.
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 (email@example.com).
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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, the premier 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 (email@example.com)
Subject heading: BH Internship Program- your name
Only e-mail submissions accepted.
Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified on next steps.
Four months – September 5 – December. Open enrollment on an as needed basis. Flexibility on days and times of the internship.
The Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program at Ballet Hispánico gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in developing knowledge of our dance education program for our New York City schools and community, in the areas of administrative and educational programming, event management, and communication.
This is an unpaid student internship opportunity in NYC, which offers a unique learning and networking experience. We are looking for students with a strong interest in dance education to assist with our in-school residencies and our Performances for Young People during our Apollo season. Students will work side by side with the Ballet Hispánico Education and Program managers gaining administrative experience, and organizational skills, while contributing to the creative teamwork process.
The Apollo season preparation will also offer opportunities to learn more about event management, funding, and communications as we reach out to our NYC schools, process their performance inquiries, and share our Performances for Young People study guide with details about our artistic signature, expanding on how our repertoire relates to our community.
Our internship is a great opportunity to gain further appreciation of how our unique non-profit cultural organization works integrating Development, Finance, Marketing, Communications, Design, and Dance Pedagogy, with our Cultural and Educational Programming for schools and community events in NYC and abroad, our School of Dance, our Ballet Hispánico Company.
Qualifications for applicants:
- High school senior or college student
- Enthusiastic about working with administrative staff, school leadership, and students K-12.
- Administrative skills and ability to work independently
- Experience with Microsoft Office to process data entry to create and manage reports for finance and development
- Flexible schedule within weekdays
- Current resume highlighting experience working in administrative and educational areas
- Cover letter stating interests and goals
Subject heading: CAP Intern- YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018