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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY

  All positions are filled at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE

  Seeking multiple positions below.

SCHOOL FACULTY

  All positions are filled at this time.

COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS

  Seeking Teaching Artists.

INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERS

  See available internships.
 



Part-Time School of Dance Receptionist (Temporary)


Position Summary

Ballet Hispánico is seeking a self-motivated, temporary Part-Time School Receptionist for immediate hire. The school receptionist 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 receptionist is the public face, voice, and first point of contact for parents, future students, alumni, visitors, and guests.
 
 
About the Organization
America’s premier Latino dance organization for more than 45 years, Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures and the shared human experience through dance. Founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispánico has been led since 2009 by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, who has infused the organization’s legacy with a bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Ballet Hispánico is headquartered in its own 21,000 sq. ft. dance facility on Manhattan's Upper West Side. For further information: www.ballethispanico.org.
 
Responsibilities
  • Meet and greet visitors at the school reception and responds to general inquiries
  • Answer phones and provide customer service
  • Assisting in student registration
  • Assist financial transactions, including handling tuition payments and merchandise sales 
  • Update school database (Mindbody)
  • Monitor student attendance
  • Provide administrative support
  • Enforce school building and front desk protocols and procedures
  • Execute close of day building protocol
  • Respond to school community needs
 
Requirements, Skills and Knowledge
  • Able to multitask (i.e. phones, computer work, busy service counter)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel
  • 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
  • Ideally, bilingual Spanish and English
  • 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 mcorporan@ballethispanico.org. Indicate in the subject heading: Part-Time School Receptionist– Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please. 
 

Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist


Ballet Hispánico is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist for immediate hire. The Front Desk receptionist is an important and integral member of the Ballet Hispánico community, and is critical to the successful and efficient operation of the organization. The receptionist is the public face, voice, and first point of contact for parents, future students, alumni, visitors, and guests.
 
About the Organization
Ballet Hispánico 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 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.

Core Responsibilities
·         Meet and greet visitors at the front desk and responds to general inquiries
·         Answer phones and provide customer service
·         Assisting in student registration
·         Front Desk Database and Logbook
·         Monitor student attendance
·         Provide administrative and operations support (when needed)
·         Enforce school building and front desk protocols and procedures
·         Execute close of day building protocol (depending on shift)
 
Qualifications
·         Able to multitask (i.e. phones, computer work, busy service counter)
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook
·         Knowledge of Google Drive
·         Strong in written skills and oral communication
·         Experienced in serving families and children
·         Comfortable following rules, protocols and organizational systems
·         Flexible, punctual, reliable, accountable, polished and professional
·         Ideally, bilingual in Spanish and English
 
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 vmillan@ballethispanico.org. Indicate in the subject heading: Part-Time Receptionist – Your Name. No phone calls or follow up, please.
 

Director of Marketing & Communications
 

Position Description
Ballet Hispánico is seeking an experienced professional to lead marketing and communications initiatives for the premier Latino dance company in America. The Director of Marketing & Communications is a full-time exempt employee of Ballet Hispánico reporting to the Chief Development Officer 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.

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 Ballet Hispanico.
 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
 Proficiency in Spanish language
 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

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ballet Hispanico 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.

Job description also available for download HERE.

 

Community Arts Partnerships Manager


Position Description
The Community Arts Partnerships Manager is responsible for all artistic, programmatic aspects of Ballet Hispánico’s Community Arts Partnerships program. This includes partnerships with local and national schools and communities. The position reports to the Artistic Director & CEO on matters of programmatic content and to the Company Manager on administrative and fiduciary oversight.

Core Responsibilities

Programmatic:
• Design, develop and implement all community arts programming, including K-12 school residencies, after-school programs, professional development workshops, tour partnerships and teaching artist training.
• Build on the existing program’s successful foundation by strengthening and positioning Ballet Hispánico’s programs to ensure its leadership position in the education arena.
• Collaborate with Artistic Director to prepare Ballet Hispánico Company members for education activities during national tour.
• Create, manage and update program materials, including study guides and curriculum design.
• Provide ongoing evaluation of the program, teaching artists and staff and implement current arts education assessment tools.
• Cultivate and sustain enduring partnerships with schools, performance venues, cultural organizations and universities.

Institutional Responsibilities:
• Build and steward relationships with school administrators, program partners and funders.
• Supervise and evaluate community arts team.
• Forge a strong working relationship with the senior staff of Ballet Hispánico to strengthen all areas of the organization.
• Implement Strategic Plan programming and ensure implementation of the plan’s goals as per the Annual Operating Plan.
• Serve as Ballet Hispánico representative to the greater NYC and national dance education community.
• Manage departmental budget, ensuring fiduciary integrity across all programs in Education.
• Support the Development Department in the creation of narratives and budgets for proposals that clearly represent the activities and goals of BH’s Community Arts Partnerships programs.
• Represent Ballet Hispánico Education at educational conferences and career fairs.

Personal Attributes:
• Possess a vision for community engagement, program development, and expansion
• Experience in management of teams; able to lead, inspire and learn
• A deep commitment to creative education
• A deep commitment to Latino culture and community
• A thoughtful leader and advocate for the arts
• Exceptional communication, social and interpersonal skills
• A problem solver who is personable, accessible, gracious and has a good sense of humor
• Excellence in oral and written communication
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced work environment

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Dance, Dance Education, or Arts Administration
• At least three years of relevant experience in the field
• A strong background in education and supervision of education 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
• Deep understanding of New York City Department of Education contracts, policies, and programs.
• Spanish language fluency is preferred, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ballet Hispanico 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.

Job description available for download HERE.

 

Development Assistant


Position Description 

Ballet Hispánico seeks a Development Assistant who will advance the mission of the organization by providing excellent and energetic fundraising support. The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Department. This full-time staff person reports to the Chief Development Officer and supports the Managers of Institutional Relations, Individual Giving and Special Events.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
The following reflects essential functions for this position:
 Assist with preparation of grant proposals and reports
 Provide accurate and timely processing of gifts and acknowledgment letters
 Assist in preparation, execution and guest relations for fundraising events
 Continually update and ensure accuracy of database contact information
 Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors
 Coordinate Department mailings
 Handle administrative details associated with Development Department meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, action items etc.).
 Submit expense reports to Finance Office and reconcile expense budget monthly
 Order Department supplies
 Assist the Chief Development Officer and Managers of Institutional Relations, Individual Giving and Development Events as needed—and perform other duties as required
 
Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree
 Minimum of two years of work or internship experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
 Commitment to excellence and high standards
 Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Strong organization, problem-solving, and analytical skills
 Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
 Acute attention to detail
 Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
 Proficiency at Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Photoshop, and MailChimp a plus.
 Spanish language skills a plus.
 
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
 
Start Date: Immediately
 
How to Apply: Candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and a resume to Lorraine LaHuta, Chief Development Officer, at llahuta@ballethispanico.org. Please include your name and the words “Development Assistant” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.
Ballet Hispanico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job description available for download HERE.

 
Community Arts Partnerships
Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispánico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Community Arts Partnerships program. 

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispánico 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 Hispánico 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 Hispánico’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 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
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 Internships


Ballet Hispánico is not currently seeking interns. Below are descriptions of potential needs for future internship openings:

 

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

 


 


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