Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPANICO COMPANY

  All positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  Positions open in the Development and Finance departments.

SCHOOL FACULTY

  Seeking teachers for Latin ballroom classes.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH FACULTY

  Seeking Teaching Artists.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  See available internships.
 



Finance


Background

Ballet Hispanico is a cultural non-profit of the 21st Century 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 1970’s, BH has become a world class institution. Through its electric contemporary performances, its School of Dance, and its signature community engagement programs, Ballet Hispanico 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.

Position and Responsibilities

Ballet Hispanico’s Director of Finance will be a working partner with BH’s Artistic Director/CEO and the senior leadership team. Reporting to the CEO, and working directly with several key board committees including Finance and Audit, the Finance Director will plan, direct, and carry out the day-to-day financial operations of the organization:  

·         Prepare and present financial reports, clearly communicating monthly and annual financial statements;

·         Coordinate and direct the annual audit process, working with external auditors;

·         Prepare and monitor annual budget, financial plans and reports, working with the AD/CEO;

·         Prepare budgets and reports for institutional proposals, grants and awards, working with the CEO and Director of Development;

·         Keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status;

·         Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;

·         Schedule and prepare materials for quarterly Finance Committee meetings;

·         Oversee BH financial/accounting personnel, policies and practices including internal controls and bank reconciliations;

·         Communicate and present critical financial matters to the AD/CEO and Board of Directors;

·         Ensure compliance with all state and federally mandated reports and requirements.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a proactive, team player who is able to direct and drive BH’s financial functions while working collaboratively with the organization’s AD/CEO, senior staff, and key committee chairpersons to help produce a culture of financial accountability and transparency:  

·         A solid knowledge of and experience in not-for-profit financial policy, management, and practices, ideally with an MBA, CPA, and/or equivalent experience with a non-profit organization of comparable scope and scale to BH;

·         At least 7-10 years of professional experience overall in the not-for-profit sector including experience in the arts and/or education, and 5+ years of senior level financial management;

·         Ability to communicate financial concepts to – and effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds;

·         Knowledge of accounting and reporting software, FundEZ preferred;

·         Highly organized habits of mind, a high level of tenacity, and composure under pressure;

·         Ability to think strategically and creatively;

·         Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with an ability to prioritize and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;

·         A multi-task financial administrator with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment;

·         A self-starting temperament, an optimistic outlook, and a sense of humor;

·         Integrity, and a dedication to the mission of Ballet Hispanico.

 Compensation and Application Procedure

Salary and benefits are competitive with not-for-profit organizations of comparable scope and scale. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Joshua Palmer, Executive Assistant, jpalmer@ballethispanico.org.

Full job posting available here.


 

Development

Manager of Special Events


Position Summary
Ballet Hispánico is looking for a dynamic and experienced events manager to plan, produce, and implement fundraising and cultivation events, and lead the marketing and booking of studio rental space at our headquarters. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and supported by the Development Assistant, the Manager of Special Events will collaborate with all staff members to provide leadership and outstanding service to guests and clients while ensuring that events are successful, memorable and of the highest quality.
 
Principal Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Artistic Director & CEO, Board Chair and Chief Development Officer to plan and execute all logistics and fundraising for Ballet Hispánico’s annual major fundraising gala
• Manage all aspects of cultivation events including budgets, production timelines, invitation design, and logistics. Liaise across the organization to plan and execute events, ensuring event goals and objectives are met.
• Manage relations with external vendors, such as caterers, designers, printers, etc.
• Negotiate contracts, monitor detailed budgets, process invoices
• Help facilitate outreach for in-kind donations
• Track event revenue and expense budgets, processing/routing contracts and invoices; oversee budget reconciliation on events managed
• Staff organization events and assist with managing on-site production
• Oversee VIP ticketing process for Company New York season performances
• Optimize the marketing and customer service strategies for bookings of studio space rentals and earned revenue
• Manage the negotiations of studio space rentals, and oversees the renters while onsite with support from the Operations Associate and team
• Perform all other duties as required.
 
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of event planning at a nonprofit organization
• Excellent judgment, strong decision-making abilities, and negotiation skills
• Cooperative attitude necessary for interacting with broad range of contacts, including board members and senior management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment
• Great attention to detail and to a high standard of work
• Ability to take initiative and work well in a deadline-oriented environment with persistence and follow-through to project completion
• Able to multi-task and anticipate project needs, discern work priorities and meet deadlines
• Flexibility to work outside normal working hours (occasional evenings and weekends)
• Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Publisher; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Mindbody Online, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator, and familiarity with ticketing software a plus
• Strong commitment to special event management and Ballet Hispánico’s mission a plus
 
Compensation and Application Procedure
Salary and benefits are competitive with not-for-profit organizations of comparable scope and scale. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Lorraine LaHuta, Chief Development Officer at llahuta@ballethispanico.org. 

Full job posting available here
 
 
Education & Outreach Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispanico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Education & Outreach program. 

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispanico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime. 

We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here. 

Ballet Hispanico Teaching artists possess:
  • experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
  • 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 Hispanico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
  • demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
  • 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

 
 
Internships 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ballet Hispanico 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 Hispanico. 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 Hispanico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
E-mail: acorrea@ballethispanico.org
Fax: (212) 362-3081

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
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 Internships Available

 
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

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Interns work with the Education 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, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER

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

 


 
 School of Dance Faculty Position
LATIN BALLROOM TEACHER

The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is currently seeking experienced dance teachers who specialize in Latin ballroom dance to join our Open Program faculty. The position(s) will teach a Latin Rhythms class for ages 9-11 and/or 12-18 for the 2016-17 school year.

Full job posting hereApply by August 19, 2016.
 


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