Employment

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

 
All positions filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

 
 Seeking a full-time Executive Assistant.

DEVELOPMENT

 
All positions filled at this time.

MARKETING

 
Seeking a Marketing Associate and 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.

Executive Assistant

Position Description
Ballet Hispánico seeks an Executive Assistant to provide high-level administrative and project management support to its Artistic Director & CEO (ADCEO), Eduardo Vilaro. As the organization begins its 50th anniversary celebratory programming and exciting new initiatives, the Executive Assistant will ensure the ADCEO’s time is strategically spent among competing priorities and may occasionally serve as his proxy at events or internal meetings. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking problem solver with impeccable organizational skills.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Calendar Management
  • Executive communications with stakeholders at all levels (internal and external)
  • Monthly expense reporting
  • Preparation of agenda, materials, and notes for weekly senior team meetings
  • Occasional task support for the board chair and other board members
  • Domestic and international travel coordination for the ADCEO (Company tours, speaking engagements, education residencies etc.)
  • Assistance with preparation and execution of organization-wide events (requires occasional evening/weekend availability)

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with two or more years of work experience, preferably in a dance or nonprofit setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organization, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and Outlook required.
  • Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Familiarity with ClickUp or similar project management tools, a plus.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM, a plus
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Publisher, or other design software, a plus

Compensation and Application Procedure
This is a full-time position for immediate hire. Salary and benefits are competitive with nonprofit organizations of comparable scope and scale. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Joshua Palmer at jpalmer@ballethispanico.org. No phone calls please.

Ballet Hispánico is an equal opportunity employer.

About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.

About Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO
Eduardo Vilaro joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009. In 2015, Mr. Vilaro took on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispánico. He has been part of the Ballet Hispánico family since 1985 as a dancer and educator, after which he began a ten-year record of achievement as founder and Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago. Mr. Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Born in Cuba and raised in New York from the age of six, he is a frequent speaker on the merits of cultural diversity and dance education.

For more information, please visit www.ballethispanico.org.
 

Marketing Associate

Position Description
Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing people together to celebrate the joy and diversity of Latino cultures for 50 years.

Over the past five decades, Ballet Hispánico’s mission-driven ethos has been a catalyst of change for communities throughout our nation. By bringing the richness of the Latinx culture to the forefront of performance, education and social advocacy, Ballet Hispánico is a cultural ambassador.

50 years ago, 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 artistic vision responds to the need for social equity, cultural identity, and quality arts education for all.
As the organization begins its 50th anniversary celebratory programming and exciting new initiatives, the Marketing Coordinator will play a key role in branding Ballet Hispánico’s world renowned Dance Company, exciting nationwide education programs, cultural community engagement events, and Development initiatives. Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, the Marketing Associate is a key member of the team and works closely with senior leadership and artistic staff to create compelling collateral for the Company, School of Dance, Development and Community Arts Partnerships departments.

The ideal candidate is creative, innovative, organized, detail-oriented, team player with social media marketing experience, Adobe Creative Suite design skills a plus, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Provide marketing content to booking agents, presenters and venues for Programs. Manage the distribution of approved multimedia content while managing competing deadlines domestically and internationally
  • Collaborate and develop content for the digital marketing efforts for all areas of the organization, including content strategy for social media, e-mail marketing, and website inclusive of analytics
  • Collaborate with all departments to develop and refine branding materials that drive engagement and results
  • Support the execution of the Company’s New York performances Multimedia Advertising Plan, Promotions and Merchandise Sales
  • Manage merchandise sales for the Company & School of Dance, creative approval process, order requests and on-site sales during our NY Season
  • Maintain repository of photos, videos, presenters portal, and media library
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to ensure adherence to branding guidelines



Essential Skills & Qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in a marketing field, such as Content Marketing, Digital or Advertising) and at least 2 years of experience in Marketing, preferably at a nonprofit organization
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience creating engaging materials and content on a variety of platforms: print, social media, email marketing, newsletters, video, etc.
  • Social media savvy, google analytics, Hootsuite, Facebook business and Instagram content
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to Ballet Hispanico’s mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must
  • Proactive with the ability to work on multiple projects efficiently
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
  • Team-oriented, positive attitude, sense of humor
  • Self-motivation and keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with online marketing strategies and marketing channels is a plus
  • MINDBODY and Sales Force proficiency a plus but not required


Compensation and Benefits

This is a nonexempt position that will report to the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. Ballet Hispánico offers a competitive salary and benefits package with generous paid time off and perks to support a healthy work-life balance.

How to Apply


If you wish to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Iliana Carlo at ICarlo@ballethispanico.org

Ballet Hispánico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 

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
  • Update CAP residency schedules, calendars, and databases.
  • Draft parent letters, surveys, and other supporting materials for CAP programs.
  • Track communication between our community partners and school administrators.
  • Maintain photo and video archives.
  • Aid in survey distribution and data collection.
  • Perform light clerical duties.
 
Skills and Abilities
  • 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 Mariana Ranz at mranz@ballethispanico.org with the subject: CAP Intern. No phone calls, please.
 


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