Jobs: Programs Director (FT) at Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Position Description: HDDT seeks an experienced, highly-skilled Programs Director to join the company’s leadership team. Working closely with the Artistic/Executive Director, Strategic Director and Site Manager, the Programs Director is responsible for managing all of the company’s programs, educational activities (“Duck Ed”) and office operations. The Programs Director also supervises program staff and office interns. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is seeking a candidate with exceptional communication and organizational skills, leadership and management skills, and a passion for site-specific productions. 

Position reports to: Artistic/Executive Director

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 

o Oversee and proactively drive forward all company programs, special events and Duck Ed activities in collaboration with the leadership team; serve as a thought-partner and visionary leader for the organization. 
o Supervise the Creative Engagement Associate, Site Manager, teaching artists, office interns, and documentation team at Duck Ed sites. 
o Manage, schedule, coordinate and execute season programming, including the educational Duck Ed season. Run production meetings and attend performances/events as needed in coordination with the Site Manager. 
o Cultivate and maintain new and existing partnerships with teachers, schools and community organizations; assist in researching new school sites, commissions and residency opportunities for the company. 
o In coordination with the Leadership Team, help develop and execute Duck Ed curricula, schedule and provide leadership and mentorship to teaching artists. 
o Develop each program budget and ensure all programs remain on schedule and on budget; conduct regular project budget reporting. 
o Assist in grant-writing and fundraising as needed. 

Required Qualifications: 

o Bilingual (must be fluent in English and Spanish) 
o Excellent communication and customer service skills. 
o Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 
o Proficiency in project management & ticketing software (e.g. OvationTix, Square) preferred. 
o Ability to work collaboratively, multitask, work independently, supervise a team, and quickly shift with changing priorities. 
o Undergraduate college degree required. 
o Minimum 3-5 years of arts administration experience. 
o Own a car/valid driver license. 

Salary/Hours: The Programs Director will work full-time, M-F 9am-5pm, with occasional early morning on-site Duck Ed sessions, and occasional evening/weekend hours on-site for programs. Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Include “Programs Director” in the subject line. 

Position open until filled. For hire beginning Mon, Jan 9, 2017. 

Company Description: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre creates innovative dance experiences in non-traditional places and provides learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods. We invite our audience and artists to engage with one another and connect with their community in ways they have never experienced before. Founded in 1985, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is a nonprofit, site-specific dance performance company based in Los Angeles, California. 

Job: Full-time Editorial Content Manager for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, NY)

One of the world’s leading dance companies is seeking a self-motivated and detail-oriented team player with superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Content, this position has a central role in Ailey’s digital and print communications. She/he will work with artists and staff from all areas of the organization, including its two performing companies – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II – as well as The Ailey School, Ailey Extension, and Ailey’s Arts In Education and Community Programs. Responsibilities include: • Working collaboratively with staff in all departments to develop content that reflects the multi-faceted nature of the Ailey organization and creates connections among program areas • Publishing relevant, original, high-quality content on Ailey’s social media channels, which currently include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Vimeo • Managing the work of other contributors to Ailey’s social media channels • Monitoring and responding to comments and questions posted on Ailey’s social media channels • Evaluating social media analytics on a regular basis to inform ongoing strategy • Working with Ailey’s digital marketing team to devise social media ad campaigns • Generating email content for monthly newsletters and targeted campaigns • Creating or updating content on Ailey’s website • Writing/editing content for Ailey print publications, including season brochures and souvenir programs • Ensuring consistency in ‘voice’ for all external communications; maintaining house style guide While primarily working Monday to Friday, the person who takes this job must be willing to monitor and respond on Ailey’s social media channels over the weekend. She/he must also be available to work at night for Ailey’s two New York gala benefits and some NYC performances, as needed. Experience and education: • At least 4 years of experience in copywriting/editing and/or social media • Prior experience at another non-profit preferred • Knowledge of and appreciation for dance in general and the Ailey organization in particular • Photoshop and video editing skills are a plus • Bachelor’s degree Compensation: Competitive salary with full benefits that include health/dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking. Job starts Tuesday, January 3, 2017, with some days for transition to be arranged in December 2016.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply for this position, please send the following to • A cover letter summarizing your relevant experience • A one-page resume • Contact information for two references NOTE: Submissions will only be accepted via email; no phone calls or mail submissions. Also, due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to write back individually to everyone who sends in a resume. We will only be in contact if we think you are a strong candidate for this job.