Employment & Internship Opportunities

WE’RE HIRING!

Down Arrow GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHYDanceworks is currently accepting resumes for a variety of positions that help support our mission of spreading joy, health and creativity through dance. 

Click through the positions below to learn more about how to apply!

Teaching Positions

Danceworks is currently accepting resumes for community teachers!

Danceworks is committed to taking arts and arts learning beyond the studio and theatre and into the community by creating work that resonates with diverse groups of people. We are looking for new teaching artists that are interested in leading a classroom through one of our many outreach programs, such as: Mad Hot Rhythm, Generations, Residencies and MORE!

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years dance teaching experience
  • A creative approach to teaching students of all ages (work with seniors is a plus)
  • The willingness and ability to teach according to Danceworks’ technique-based curriculum
  • An understanding of the cognitive and kinesthetic development of students in a wide range of ages and abilities
  • The  knowledge to inform and motivate student learning and achievement and to convey the importance of the performing arts
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to programming in schools and other locations in the community

How to Apply:

We will be accepting resumes for Fall 2021 Community Teachers starting July 20 through August 14, 2021. Prospective candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Danceworks Director of Education, Amy Brinkman, via email. Selected candidates will be invited to interview and teach an audition class.

 

Questions? Contact Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Director of Education, at 414.277.8480 x6002 or via email.

Business Manager

Danceworks is currently accepting resumes for a new Business Manager!

 

Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is to enhance joy, health and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Danceworks’ vision is to be a driving force that builds community through movement and creative arts.

 

As a member of the Danceworks, Inc. leadership team reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Office Manager is responsible for accurate financial reporting and consistent delivery of Danceworks mission through personnel and operational procedures. This role is responsible for maintaining relationships with third party vendors and Danceworks customers to ensure the successful communication of organizational needs, accounting and basic human resource procedures. This role is a supporting role to the Executive Director in consistent oversight of revenue and expense to ensure the organization’s sustainability. A commitment to the highest levels of professionalism is required.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • An understanding of and passion for the Danceworks mission and vision
  • Familiarity with the performing arts and performing arts management a plus
  • Nonprofit Administration or Accounting degree preferred or 3+ years equivalent experience
  • Strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extremely organized with high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, technical and financial skills
  • Demonstrated previous management experience, preferably in not-for-profit organizations
  • Ability to manage difficult situations/employees, projects, deadlines and implementing policies and procedures in a timely manner
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and respect the ideas of others

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available. 

 

Prospective candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Danceworks HR Manager, Debrasha Greye Rogers, via email.

Development Director

Danceworks is currently accepting resumes for a new Development Director!

 

Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is to enhance joy, health and creativity by engaging the community through dance. Danceworks’ vision is to be a driving force that builds community through movement and creative arts.

 

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director will take a creative and collaborative approach to cultivating and obtaining the contributed financial resources necessary to support the mission of Danceworks, Inc. Through a mission-focused, donor-centered, relationship-based approach, the Development Director is responsible for building and managing individuals, corporate, and foundation contacts as donors to the organization. This role is responsible for building a sustainable donor base and prospect pipeline to promote increased donor engagement with Danceworks’ mission. In collaboration with the other members of the leadership team, the Development Director also fills a key strategic role within the organization by helping to define and articulate the strategic priorities of the organization. A commitment to the highest levels of professionalism in the field of development is required. Adherence to the fundraising code of ethics and donor bill of rights along with a thorough understanding of fundraising principles is essential.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • An understanding of and passion for the Danceworks mission and vision
  • Familiarity with the performing arts and performing arts management a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree 2-5+ fundraising or relevant experience in business or relationship development
  • Planned giving (endowment, capital, and major gifts) experience preferred
  • Strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact professionally with volunteers, staff, donors, prospects, and the general public to represent Danceworks, Inc.
  • Extremely organized with high attention to detail
  • Highly proficient computer skills and the ability to engage with donors through social media channels
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and excel at multiple tasks, ability to collaborate effectively and respect the ideas of others is essential, and the ability to maintain complete confidentiality regarding donor & foundation files.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available. 

 

Prospective candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Danceworks HR Manager, Debrasha Greye Rogers, via email.

Work-Study Positions

We are sorry! The work-study program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

We want everyone to join the dance at Danceworks! Looking for alternative ways to pay for your classes? Join our Work-Study Program and work at our Water Street studio in an hour-for-hour exchange for classes.

 

Duties include cleaning, studio maintenance and light administrative tasks that are usually scheduled on our studios’ off-hours on a weekly basis.

 

Questions? Contact Teresa Drews, Artistic Manager – Visual Arts, at 414.277.8480 ext. 6006 or via email.