Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

 
Seeking a part-time Stage Manager.

ADMINISTRATIVE

 
All positions filled at this time. 

DEVELOPMENT

 
All positions filled at this time.

MARKETING

 
Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern.

SCHOOL OF DANCE

 
All positions filled at this time.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

 
Seeking a Community Arts Partnerships Intern.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

 

Seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern.
Stage Manager
Position Description 
The Stage Manager (SM) is a part-time nonexempt employee of Ballet Hispánico (BH) reporting to and assisting the Director of Production. The SM provides oversight and assistance for all BH in-theatre production activities and supports the production goals of Ballet Hispánico including stagecraft, properties, scenery, and dancer management. The SM will execute evening-length productions and will be a part of the advance, load-in, strike for Ballet Hispánico theatrical productions. The SM is responsible for maintaining the production quality and standards set by the choreographers, designers, artists, and collaborators, and will assist the organization in order to accomplish the goals set by artistic leadership.

The SM 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. The SM must make certain that everyone and everything involved in the production is in the right place at the right time from dancers and technicians, to props and lighting, and thus ensures 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 and CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Ballet Hispánico Company tours from 15 to 20 weeks each year and self-presents two performances as part of their New York Season. 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 company’s Artistic staff consists of the Artistic Director and CEO, Company General Manager, Rehearsal Director, Director of Production, Lighting Supervisor, and Wardrobe Supervisor. Ballet Hispánico is an AGMA signatory; the current contract extends through July 2020.


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.

Responsibilities
  • Make all calls regarding scene changes, stage moves, lighting, and sound cues while in production
  • Lead crews, operators, and other event staff
  • Exude a calm demeanor while providing leadership skills, a team-first attitude, and a strong understanding of broadcast and live event production technology
  • Prepare Ballet Hispánico lighting and other physical goods for travel; manage such equipment on tour
  • Create prop, set and costume lists, cues, call sheets and rehearsal sign-ins
  • Manage all physical properties back stage
  • Create on-site schedules and collaborate on travel arrangements
  • Coordinate with Technical Director to ensure all technical deadlines are met
  • Assists with all aspects of load in and load out for all Ballet Hispánico productions (and BHdos as needed)
  • Assist with technical rehearsals and performances for the School
  • Assist in providing for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies
  • Observe and oversee all dancer safety protocols
  • Provide the company with all backstage information
  • Work other production staff positions as assigned
  • Manage backstage environment for technical rehearsals and attend studio rehearsals prior to performance
  • Prepare and provide for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies

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 Josh Weckesser at jweckesser@ballethispanico.org with the subject: Stage Manager. No phone calls, please.
 

Teaching Artists

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.
 

Marketing & Communications Intern 

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, 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.

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 Vivian Cruz-Rivera (vcruz@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: 
Flexibility on days and times of the internship.
 

Community Arts Partnerships Intern - Fall 2019

Position Description 
Ballet Hispánico is seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join its Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) team for the fall season. 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.

Responsibilities
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  • Serve as stage manager / show caller for all Ballet Hispánico theatrical productions
  • Make all calls regarding scene changes, stage moves, lighting, and sound cues while in production
  • Lead crews, operators, and other event staff
  • Exude a calm demeanor while providing leadership skills, a team-first attitude, and a strong understanding of broadcast and live event production technology
  • Prepare Ballet Hispánico lighting and other physical goods for travel; manage such equipment on tour
  • Create prop, set and costume lists, cues, call sheets and rehearsal sign-ins
  • Manage all physical properties back stage
  • Create on-site schedules and collaborate on travel arrangements
  • Coordinate with Technical Director to ensure all technical deadlines are met
  • Assists with all aspects of load in and load out for all Ballet Hispánico productions (and BHdos as needed)
  • Assist with technical rehearsals and performances for the School
  • Assist in providing for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies
  • Observe and oversee all dancer safety protocols
  • Provide the company with all backstage information
  • Work other production staff positions as assigned
  • Manage backstage environment for technical rehearsals and attend studio rehearsals prior to performance
  • Prepare and provide for dancer injuries and other performance emergencies
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Skills and Abilities
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  • 3 years stage management
  • 3 years touring experience
  • Able to read music
  • 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
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to rapid show-flow changes in a live and fluid environment
  • Ability to interface equally well with both technical and creative members of the production
  • Take direction well
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Ability to Lift 50-100lbs
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How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Mariana Ranz at mranz@ballethispanico.org with the subject: CAP Intern. No phone calls, please.
 


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