Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

  All dancer positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  All positions are filled at this time.

SCHOOL OF DANCE

  Seeking part-time and/or full-time Administrative
Associates and a part-time Associate.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

  Seeking a Director of Community Arts Partnerships.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern.
 



Position Description
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.

Responsibilities
Programmatic:
• 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.

Institutional:
• 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.

Qualifications
• 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 jpalmer@ballethispanico.org with the subject “CAP Director." No phone calls, please.
 
Position Description
Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in America, is seeking Administrative Associates for its School of Dance (SoD). The SoD Administrative Associates are full-time or part-time employees 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 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 & 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 building 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
  • 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 atmosphere

To Apply:
A complete application consisting of the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume including relevant school and work experience
  • Send all materials via email to Jessica Lynch (jlynch@ballethispanico.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 confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.
 
Position Description
Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in America, is seeking an Associate for its School of Dance (SoD). The SoD Associate is a part-time employee of Ballet Hispánico. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work aligned with School Leadership supporting all school programs providing administrative support to School of Dance Director as well as organization of appointments, calendar, calls, voicemails, etc.
  • Assist in scheduling of studio and meeting spaces as needed for all SOD classes, auditions, and events
  • Assist in organizing substitutes and guest teaching artists scheduling and payroll
  • Generate faculty, student, and school program correspondence
  • Ensure timely, accurate, responsive, and quality communications between all constituents
  • Assist in organizing student enrichment activities
  • Liaise between School Leadership, faculty, school community, and administration team
  • Organize production details in coordination with Production Team for annual recital including but not limited to tech sheets, costume information, measurements, program information, music, etc.
  • Assist in collection and distribution of student evaluations and placements
  • Support school community with presence at school events including recitals, enrichment trips, winter showcase, intro showcase, and annual gala as needed, which may include evenings and weekends
  • Meet and greet visitors at the school reception as needed and respond to general inquiries, providing customer service via phone, e-mail, and in person
  • Assist in student registration and promote school programs as needed
  • Assist financial transactions, including handling tuition payments and merchandise sales as needed
  • Enforce school building and front desk protocols and procedures
  • Execute open and close of day building protocol as needed

Essential Skills & Qualities:
  • Organized, punctual, and self-motivated
  • Strong writing and MS Office computer skills
  • Knowledge in MINDBODY is a plus but not required
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish a plus but not required
  • 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 atmosphere

To Apply:
A complete application consisting of the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume including relevant artistic, school, and work experience
  • Send all materials via email to Jessica Lynch (jlynch@ballethispanico.org)
  • Subject heading: School of Dance Associate- YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.

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.
 

Position Description
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 unique program celebrates Latino and Hispanic heritage through dance, exploring the integration of art and culture into lifetime learning opportunities for further discovery.

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 (gestrada@ballethispanico.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. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
Position 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
This unpaid internship is available part-time and will require occasional night and weekend hours.

About You:
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

Internship Benefits:
  • 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

About Us:
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.

To Apply:
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 (ncorrea@ballethispanico.org)
Subject heading: BH Internship Program- your name
Only e-mail submissions accepted.

Interviews:
Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified on next steps.

Time Commitment: 
Four months – September 5 – December. Open enrollment on an as needed basis. Flexibility on days and times of the internship.
 


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