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Professional Auditions & Employment with Dance Companies

Updated October 20, 2018

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Operations Coordinator

PUSH Dance Company (PUSH) seeks an Operations Coordinator for its Company programs and initiatives. The Operations Coordinator is a newly created opportunity for the right candidate to build upon the already organized design of the organization’s administrative goals. The position will integrate the initiatives of the overall team with duties that include, but are not limited to: managing the festival production, overseeing the success of artistic project activities, coordinating education initiatives; and building and maintaining community relationships. The Operations Coordinator ensures the administrative success and groundwork to develop and implement the Company’s values and goals.The goal of the Operations Coordinator is to increase festival and project productivity and class offerings for students through sustainable administrative models. send your resume with the professional qualifications and a letter of interest describing how you can contribute to the duties and responsibilities of the organization to info@pushdance.org. Please put “Operations Coordinator” in the subject line. PDF format only, please.

Volunteer with AXIS

October 26, 2018
AXIS is throwing an intimate evening benefit and we need your help to shine our brightest! Volunteers will get a chance to watch sneak peeks of new works by Marc Brew & Robert Dekkers and also enjoy heavy hors-d'oeuvres and the open bar. Please contact us with your availability/alternate availability.

Tech Support - Set Design, 3pm-9pm
Tech Support - Electronics, 3pm-9pm
Set Up, 1pm-7pm
Clean Up, 9pm-12pm
Bartender, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Front Door Greeter, 5:30pm-8pm
Food, 5:30pm-10:30pm

San Francisco Performing Arts Interest Meetup

Starting amateur dance company looking for intermediate to pre-professional/professional level dancers, choreographers, and musicians of all genres (classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, west african, latin, etc) who can commit to 1x/week rehearsals, 1x/month whole group meet ups for practice run throughs, and 3-4 performances per year. Scheduling will be flexible. The goal for this group is to create an organized space where dancers and choreographers can create and practice pieces, and then perform them at a variety of venues in the Bay Area as a dance troupe.

Interest meeting October 28, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Shakespeare Garden, San Francisco.

Children's Dance Teacher

The Palo Alto Children's Theater is seeking a dance teacher/artist to teach children's dance classes during the school day in elementary schools in the Palo Alto School District. Must be responsible, timely, creative. Should be able to demonstrate past experience as a children's dance teacher/resident artist. Must be willing to be fingerprinted/cleared to work with children. Up to 9 classes in a day. $32 per 30 min class plus planning. Please send resume to kimskohli@gmail.com

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Company Audition: 2019/20 Season

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Academy of Ballet
2121 Market Street, San Francisco

1:00-1:30 pm • Registration

1:30-4:30 pm • Audition: Includes ballet class (women en pointe), partnering, and repertoire.

Women 5’6” and under; Men 5’ 8” and over
Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States
Please send CV, photo, and video link to audition@smuinballet.org prior to audition. Include name/audition 2019 in subject line (i.e. Tina Ballerina/audition 2019).
We accept applications via email from November 1, 2018 – March 24, 2019.

Smuin Ballet offers 35-40 week competitive dancer contracts, presenting approximately 70 performances per season.

A staple of the San Francisco dance community for 25 years, Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Recent repertoire includes works by: Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert, Jirí Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Helen Pickett, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Garrett Ammon, Adam Hougland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.

Community Resource Manager

Join the Dancers’ Group team as a part-time or full-time staff-person to support the vision and mission of Dancers’ Group. The Community Resource Manager reports to the Executive and Program Directors, and works closely with staff and the Board of Directors. This new position offers an excellent opportunity for someone with three or more years of experience working for an arts organization and is interested in contributing their skills as they grow and learn with our creative and dynamic staff. Dancers’ Group has a collaborative work culture in planning and implementing public programs such as Bay Area Dance Week, the Rotunda Dance Series, and ONSITE. The Community Resource Manager will also support Dancers’ Group’s Fiscal Sponsorship program and resource-sharing to the dance ecosystem.

Experience in platforms we use daily: Wordpress, Filemaker, Word, Excel, InDesign, and Google Drive
Bookkeeping or other financial experience

To apply: compose a letter stating how you see yourself contributing to Dancers’ Group’s programs and services and how part-time or full-time employment will fit in with your other activities. We also want to learn about your past/current work.

Send the letter and work history (as a PDF) to wayne@dancersgroup.org

Pay: $18-22/hour depending on experience and full or part-time employment (benefits include sick time, vacation and holiday hours after 90 days of employment).

Deadline to apply: Monday, October 15, 2018

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