Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

  All dancer positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  Seeking a Director of Marketing & Communications.

SCHOOL FACULTY

  All positions are filled at this time.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

  Seeking a Community Arts Partnerships Director.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  Seeking Community Arts Partnerships Intern and Wardrobe Intern. 
 



Position Description
Ballet Hispánico is seeking an experienced professional to lead marketing and communications initiatives for the premier Latino dance company in the United States. The Director of Marketing & Communications is a full-time exempt employee of Ballet Hispánico reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) serving as a key member of the senior staff. The position directs marketing initiatives related to earned revenue programs that include Company ticket sales in New York City and nationally, School of Dance enrollment, Community Arts Partnership program fees, and studio rentals. Under the supervision of the CDO, the individual will oversee adherence to the branding guidelines for all advertising and marketing materials to maximize brand recognition and integrity, while increasing earned and contributed revenues. This position will manage press relations, working closely with an external publicist on any public relations opportunities for the institution. This position collaborates with supporting vendors, including independent graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and printers.

About the Organization
Ballet Hispánico is a cultural nonprofit whose mission and vision have made an indelible impact on the artistic, social, and cultural life of the nation. From its origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe in the early 1970s, Ballet Hispánico has become a world class institution. Through its electric contemporary performances, its School of Dance, and its signature community engagement programs, Ballet Hispánico is now poised to evolve and extend the unique role it plays in New York City and across the country as it seeks to become a driving force in the cultural, educational, and social mainstream nationally and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Implement an annual operating plan for the marketing efforts of the organization.
• Lead strategic planning of marketing campaigns for BH Company to maximize ticket sales and touring engagements, and for BH School of Dance to increase tuition revenues.
• Oversee compelling and effective advertising campaigns to further BH’s brand awareness, build credibility, and support fundraising.
• Develop and manage media budget, creative budget, and media purchasing.
• Undertake and maintain measurements of return on investment to effectively analyze and understand sales trends and efficiencies within the marketing budgets.
• In collaboration with the External Affairs team, conceive and manage audience development strategies and increase high-value patron experiences.
• Support corporate sponsorship programs by assisting in developing strategies and outreach, and ensuring appropriate recognition and other fulfillment of benefits.
• Develop and implement creative group sales strategies for the Company’s annual New York seasons, especially as related to corporate sponsors.
• Direct procurement of media partnerships to offset advertising costs and creatively enhance the institutional profile of BH.
• Establish and maintain cross-promotional partnerships with Latino groups, arts organizations, and corporations.
• Coordinate closely with theater presenters and other partners to manage and grow the brand in national and international touring cities.
• Serve as on-staff point person for press relations, including coordination of guest appearances, interviews, photography, and on site visits.
• Expand BH relationships with online, local, national, and Spanish-language media and influencers.
• Serve as a thought partner around messaging and strategy for public affairs opportunities.
• Represent the organization in public, at official functions, and to the media as required.
• Working with the Artistic Director & CEO, apply standards that promote continuity and consistency across BH communications practices.
• Draft and/or edit institutional communication materials.
• Oversee and execute new media technologies that will drive sales initiatives and further enhance public relations efforts.
• Oversee social media strategy to grow the BH brand and community online, from the development of campaigns to the day-to-day management of BH social media pages.
• Manage and monitor the growth possibilities of the organization’s merchandise program.
• Manage an off-site publicist.

Skills and Knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications required; Master’s degree preferred
• At least 5 years of management experience in the field of marketing, ideally in a nonprofit arts organization or related creative industry
• Proven success in developing marketing strategies, promoting brand awareness, and increasing consumer engagement
• Expert knowledge and grasp of both traditional and modern communication platforms
• Excellent project management skills
• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while ensuring all deadlines are met
• Proficiency in Spanish language preferred

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ballet Hispánico provides an excellent benefits package, including individual medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403B plan, and paid time off.

How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Joshua Palmer at jpalmer@ballethispanico.org. No phone calls, please.

 
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 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.
 

Position Description
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.

 

 
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

 

 


 
Position Description
The wardrobe internship at Ballet Hispánico gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in developing knowledge of costume inventory for dance, make temporary alternations for dance costumes of different disciplines, and become exposed to a fast work flow environment in a short amount of time. We are looking for interns with a strong interest in wardrobe for costumes in theater and dance. Interns will work side by side with the Ballet Hispánico Wardrobe Director, gaining organizational skills in managing & storing costumes, administering  fittings and alterations, and contributing their creative input while learning to be adaptable.

All applicants must:
  • Be at least a High School senior or college student
  • Be enthusiastic about working with costumes, youth, and dance
  • Have sewing skills and ability to alter simple garments without assistance
  • Schedule is flexible to 5 days a week with alternate Saturdays
  • Internship is unpaid and in NYC

Applications must include:
  • Current resume highlighting experience you’ve had working in costumes for theater or dance
  • Cover letter stating interests and goals

Application Deadline
Friday,  April 27, 2018

How to Apply
To apply, please e-mail and attach your cover letter and resume (preferably as one document in pdf) to Diana Ruettiger, Wardrobe Director (druettiger@ballethispanico.org) and Stacey Davila (staceymdavila@gmail.com). Indicate in the subject heading: Wardrobe Intern– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.
 


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