Position: We invite applications for the Arnhold Professorship of Dance Education. We seek an outstanding, full-time faculty member with a record of important contributions to the field of Dance Education through artistic and scholarly accomplishment along with excellent teaching, leadership in dance education programming, and professional service. We will recruit a colleague whose work bridges theory, research and practice to guide the development of a new doctoral program in Dance Education. That program focuses on strengthening the field of Dance Education, deepening the knowledge base of pedagogies and teaching models in the field, creating strong links with other faculty and research in teacher education and related domains of professional practice, and contributing to policy development that will support dance education across the life span. Rank and tenure or professor of practice status will be designated based on prior accomplishment and experience.
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Review of applications will begin by March 1, 2017 and continue until the search is completed. The appointment begins on September 1, 2017, with the possibility of an earlier visiting or consulting appointment to initiate planning and networking activities.
Job Title: Deputy Director
Organization: Step Afrika
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Posting date: April 13, 2017
Application deadline: open until filled
Step Afrika!, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Based in Washington, DC, the company has been featured on CNN, BET, PBS & NPR as well as numerous books, documentaries and articles that seek to explore the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika! completes an annual 50-city tour of American colleges and universities from Maine to Mississippi. The company is a model for the use of stepping in educational settings, espousing themes such as teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika! has earned Mayor’s Arts Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education (2005); Innovation in the Arts(2008); and Excellence in an Artistic Discipline (2012). The Company has performed for two Presidents at the White House and is featured prominently at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
The full-time position of Deputy Director provides managerial and fundraising support to all aspects of Step Afrika!’s operations and will play a pivotal role on the management team.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Management – responsible for the following:
❑ Managing administrative staff members and consultants;
❑ Creating and overseeing management of annual budget, and reviewing financial statements;
❑ Managing all Human Resources for the Company;
❑ Handling other general administrative duties, as needed.
Development – responsible for the following:
❑ Developing and implementing annual individual giving programs;
❑ Conducting personal solicitation of major individual gifts;
❑ Coordinating annual VIP Gala and other special events;
❑ Manage communication and meetings with the Board of Directors;
❑ Representing the Company at donor events and DC political and social events.
Education and Experience Requirements include the following:
❑ Bachelor’s Degree
❑ 5-8 years’ experience in Nonprofit Arts Management
❑ Proven track record of soliciting individual gifts of up to $2,500.00
❑ Must have strong writing and editing skills
❑ Must have strong computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite experience
❑ Must have experience with fundraising software, such as Patron Manager
❑ Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed
Send qualifications and desired salary in confidence to Carolyn@vbs-hr.com
NO Phone Calls Please For more information, please visit us at www.StepAfrika.org
We are an equal opportunity employer.
POSITION: PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE AND DIRECTOR OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE COMPANY - Indiana University
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS), in partnership with the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University-Bloomington, seeks a gifted teacher/choreographer to serve as director of the African American Dance Company and teach courses in Black dance as well as contemporary dance technique The African American Dance Company (AADC) is both a course offered through AAADS and a performance/touring ensemble that operates under the African American Arts Institute (AAAI).
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The School of Dance in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, interdisciplinary contemporary practice hybrid artist/scholar, to begin August 2017.
The School of Dance is looking for a faculty member who bridges and/or fuses two (or more) contemporary movement practices, one of which is rooted in modern/contemporary dance. Other disciplines may include but are not limited to jazz, break, house and hip-hop and other forms from the African diaspora, ballet, physical theater and other dance/movement forms facilitating hybrid possibilities. The ability of this faculty member to research, work, model and think in interdisciplinary modes is important. We see such knowledge and research being introduced in our technique, creative process, and theory courses throughout the curriculum, thereby broadening and enhancing possibilities throughout the School of Dance.
Please direct questions to Professor Stephen Koester, Search Committee Chair, Stephen.email@example.com
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The School of Dance in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, Arts-Dance Education/Community Engaged Scholar-Artist, to begin August 2017.
The School of Dance holds two tracks in dance education in Modern Dance and Ballet. This faculty would help rebuild the BFA in Dance Teaching in Modern Dance as well as help teach the teaching/pedagogy offerings and continue to develop the community partnerships (including art/social justice, special education, elderly, refugee, local, national, and international populations). We see this faculty member as actively researching in the community partnership area, able to establish and coordinate new projects, and essentially help envision and expand upon current offerings in the Modern Dance and Ballet Programs. The College of Fine Arts is also initiating a new Master of Arts Teaching. This new hire could play an integral part in the delivery of its curriculum.This hire would serve several goals of the Modern Dance program, School of Dance, and College of Fine Arts.
Please direct questions to Professor Pamela Geber Handman, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a faculty member at Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."