Heartbeat Opera enters its ninth season and is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Heartbeat is looking for a visionary, ambitious, and energetic administrative leader to join their close-knit team and co-steer the
vibrant, young company into its next chapter and a thriving future.
The Executive Director is the chief administrator of the company, providing vision, strategic leadership, organization, and direction for all business aspects of Heartbeat Opera. They will lead
ﬁnancial management activities, human resources, strategic planning, fundraising, and institutional advancement of this cutting-edge, fast-growing company. They will uphold the values that have been
at the center of Heartbeat’s work and its day-to-day operation. The Executive Director will work in close collaboration with the Artistic Director to carry out the vision of Heartbeat Opera.
The successful candidate for this role will be an ambitious and energetic leader who combines a passion for the performing arts with signiﬁcant, relevant experience in managing the operational
and ﬁnancial aspects of a not-for-proﬁt arts organization. They will possess most of these skills and experiences:
The candidate must be willing to reside full-time in New York City, with the ability to work at least part time from Heartbeat’s Chelsea oﬃces.
Compensation, Application Procedure, and Start Date
$70,000-75,000, commensurate with experience, with beneﬁts (TBD), as well as paid vacation/holidays.
Learn more at: www.heartbeatopera.org
Heartbeat was founded in 2014 by our original Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, along with our Co-Music Directors Jacob Ashworth and Daniel Schlosberg. Ethan, Louisa, Dan, and
Jacob met at Yale in the Schools of Drama and Music and led the company together through its ﬁrst seven seasons. Heartbeat is entering a new phase as we move out of our founder-driven ﬁrst 8
seasons; beginning this summer, both Ethan and Louisa will have stepped down from their leadership positions and will remain on the board. Jacob will begin a one-year term as Interim Artistic
Director to lead the company through the 2022-23 season, during which the organization will conduct a search for a new full-time Artistic Director. Dan will assume the role of Music Director. The
Executive Director will work closely with the Interim Artistic Director to steer us into this next phase.
Application materials should have the applicant’s name included as part of each ﬁle name and must be submitted by email to email@example.com. Questions about this search may be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Executive Director Search” in the subject line.
From the folks at Danspace:
Be a part of this special moment and help advance Danspace Project’s commitment to developing and presenting new work, supporting emerging and established artists, and expanding an openness to new artistic ideas. In Danspace Project’s programs and operations, a balance of perspectives is sought across considerations of race, sexuality, gender, class, and ethnicity; aesthetic investigations across dance histories, genres and forms; and relevance to Danspace Project’s institutional history and memory.
Visit their Opportunities page for more details.
This position is a nine-month appointment with the possibility of renewal.
The Department of Dance in the Peck School of the Arts is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Contemporary African Diasporic and/or Latin Diasporic dance forms, as well as composition, improvisation, and other related creative and technical courses. Candidates will also be expected to create works on student dancers for faculty/guest concerts. In addition, they should maintain academic and/or creative research and professional engagement with local, state and national associations. Further opportunities may include teaching other courses related to areas of expertise. The ideal candidate will contribute to department and college service that may include curriculum development in area of expertise, recruitment, mentorship, advising, and faculty governance.
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The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance position beginning in Fall 2022. Candidates should possess expertise as a choreographer, performer, and educator of contemporary forms and should have experience teaching a diverse student body using culturally responsive and student-centered pedagogy.
This is an appointment with full benefits and a nine-month academic schedule funded by PRODIG (Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth), “which aims to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields (“WSTEM”). Increasing the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race- and gender-based barriers and biases is important to the success and well-being of our students. A diverse faculty is critical to academic excellence because as research demonstrates, diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and solve complex problems faster and better. Furthermore, Faculty diversity is key to preparing all students to live and work in an increasingly global, diverse and interconnected world by exposing students to a wide array of ideas, experiences, cultures, and individuals.”
For full job description and to apply: https://jobs.purchase.edu/postings/566
The Whitney Museum has an immediate opening for a research assistant to work on a ground-breaking retrospective exhibition of a dancer and choreographer. The incumbent will work alongside curatorial and publications staff to realize the exhibition and publication; responsibilities will include conducting research, making checklist updates, compiling bibliographic backmatter, obtaining image use permissions, research, and logistical support. Demonstrated expertise in the history of dance and choreography is required; specific knowledge of dance of the African Diaspora preferred.
The position will be part-time, 20 hours a week and will run through September 2023. The position will be primarily remote, although the candidate will travel to Washington DC and make regular visits to the Museum in New York City.
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