Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

  All dancer positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  Seeking part-time School of Dance Administrative Assistant.

SCHOOL FACULTY

  All positions are filled at this time.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

  Seeking Teaching Artists.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  Seeking Community Arts Partnerships Intern.
 



Position Summary
Ballet Hispánico is seeking a self-motivated, Part-Time School of Dance Administrative Assistant for immediate hire. The School Administrative Assistant is an important and integral member of the School of Dance community who is critical to the successful and efficient operation of the School of Dance. The Administrative Assistant is the public face, voice, and first point of contact for parents, students, future students, alumni, visitors, and guests.

About the Organization
Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance. The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance offers an eclectic curriculum based in classical ballet, Spanish, and contemporary dance forms. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the School empowers students by offering a holistic approach to movement discovery, including pre-professional training and classes for the novice dancer. The School also offers adult classes and workshops that provide cultural enrichment and the joy of dance to everyone. 

Responsibilities
• Meet and greet visitors at the School reception desk 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 and promote school programs
• Assist financial transactions, including handling tuition payments and merchandise sales
• Update School database (MINDBODY)
• Monitor student attendance
• Provide administrative support for School administrative & artistic teams as well as School of Dance leadership
• Respond to School of Dance community needs necessary for daily function of the School
• Support organization and School of Dance community at events including School performances, enrichment trips, organizational gala, etc, which may include evenings and weekends.
• Enforce School building and reception desk protocols and procedures
• Execute open and close of day building protocol as needed
• Assist reception desk of organization as needed

Requirements, Skills and Knowledge
• Able to multitask (i.e. phones, computer work, busy service counter)
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook
• 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
• Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
• 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 Jessica Lynch at jlynch@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 (CAP) program.

Our Community Arts Partnerships program is particularly looking for teaching artists for in-school and after-school residencies who are specifically versed in flamenco, Afro-Caribbean dance, and/or Latin American folkloric, traditional and social dance forms.

Ballet Hispánico offers a series of dance education residency activities and master classes that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. We share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diasporas; our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspire a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.

Ballet Hispánico teaching artists possess:
· experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
· a 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
· a demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
· a 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

How to Apply
To apply, please email us expressing the specific flamenco, Afro-Caribbean dance, and/or Latin American folkloric, traditional and/or social dance forms you are most experienced in, and attach your cover letter and resume (preferably as one document in pdf) to Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager (gestrada@ballethispanico.org). Indicate in the subject heading: Teaching Artist– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
 
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

 

 Internships


Ballet Hispánico is currently seeking a Community Arts Partnerships Intern. 

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

Position Summary
Interns work with the Community Arts Partnerships 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, the intern will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. 

Responsibilities
• Learn about our residency schedule in terms of costume measurements and culminating events through CAP team communication
• Gather costume measurements materials (rosters, measuring tape, school information: address, residency class schedule, and details)
• Input measurements electronically in the school´s information folder
• Attend meetings with the teaching artists if needed to verify costume details
• Meet with our wardrobe leadership to pull out costumes
• Create costume labels
• Prepare each costume with its label for each culminating event
• Attend the culminating event assisting in providing the costumes for each class 
• Assist in gathering the costumes after the culminating event
• Assist in cleaning and prepping the costumes for the next event
• Register and notify of any costumes that might need to be fixed 

How to Apply
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume (preferably as one document in pdf) to Gabriela Estrada, Community Arts Partnerships Education Manager (gestrada@ballethispanico.org). Indicate in the subject heading: Community Arts Partnerships Intern-Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.

 

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

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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