Ohio Positions

Call for Performers

Call for Performers – Deadline for Submissions, Tuesday, October 18, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m
OhioDance presents dance at the 2017 Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

Opening Night

Opening Night, Central Ohio’s premiere dance store is hiring.  Looking for part-time and full-time with weekday and weekend availability.  Great job for dance mom looking to get back in to the work force, a dance student with good availability or a dance teacher with free daytime and weekend hours.  Great employee discount for all employees and benefits for full-time position.  Contact Margi at either our Dublin or Gahanna Location.Dublin Store 6371 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH  (614) 764-0033 or Gahanna Store 163 Granville St, Gahanna, OH (614) 337-9733

DANCECleveland Fundraising Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: This position averages 30 hours per week during weekday hours and 5-9 evenings per year in the theatre during performances.
Hire date: Immediate

The Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of all of the organization’s Foundation, Government and Annual Fund fundraising efforts. This includes, but, is not limited to:
• Coordinating the creation, execution and completion of the Organization’s Foundation and Government grant applications with outside consultants and ensuring all grants are properly submitted. The Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for creating and submitting all Foundation and Government reporting, correspondence and acknowledgements for approved grants. The current work load ranges between 17-25 Foundation grants and 6-9 Government grants per year,
• Identifying potential new foundation and government grant opportunities and creating and implementing a process to approach these potential funders with both the Executive Director and/or outside consultants,
• Managing and implementing the two Annual Fund campaigns that the organization conducts each year,
• Maintaining a grants calendar, grants management tools and all grant related addendum materials,
• Coordination and execution of the related funding acknowledgement correspondence to individuals, elected officials and funders,
• Maintaining the records for DANCECleveland with Data Arts (Ohio Cultural Data Base) and the organization’s data base-GiftWorks.
• Participate in the day to day work of the organization as part of a team of employees.

The desired candidate will be collaborative, highly organized, results-oriented and possess a systematic approach to reaching goals. This position is highly dependent on accuracy and adherence to deadlines. Superior writing and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to proficiently use technology resources to acquire, manage, and analyze information. We require that candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of four years of experience in the grant writing and fund
acquisition/development field.

To Apply:
With several searches in process, please indicate that you are applying for the ‘Fundraising Coordinator’. Qualified and serious candidates should send a cover letter with
salary requirements, resume and a writing sample to by September 22, 2017. No phone calls please.

DANCECleveland has a storied 63-year history of making modern and contemporary dance an integral part of our community’s varied cultural offerings. As a curator, commissioner and collaborator, DANCECleveland works to advance the art form of dance within our community. DANCECleveland is also one of only 8 stand-alone-dance-only presenters in the United States and is a resident company of Playhouse Square.

DANCECleveland’s mission is to bring the passion and verve of contemporary and modern dance to the hearts and minds of people in northeast Ohio. Our organization accomplishes this by:
• Presenting an annual dance series of performances at Playhouse Square and other venues around northeast Ohio. Each year the series is curated to showcase the breadth of the art form and includes showcasing nationally and internationally renowned choreographers and companies;
• Enhancing the concert going experience with a series of programs which are designed to build a greater understanding of dance and the works being presented;
• Offering a wide range of creative educational programming.

DANCECleveland Fundraising Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: This position averages 20 hours per week during weekday hours and 5-9 evenings per year during performances. Hire date: Immediate

The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for the coordination and execution of the organization’s Foundation, Government and Annual Fund fundraising efforts. This includes,
but, is not limited to:
• Current Foundation and Government fundraising: creating and submitting grant packages and grants management including all reporting, correspondence and acknowledgement letters. The current work load ranges between 17-25 Foundation grants and 6-9 Government grants per year,
• Identifying potential new foundation and government grant opportunities and creating and implementing a process to approach these potential funders,
• Managing the two Annual Fund campaigns that the organization conducts each year,
• Maintaining a grants calendar, grants management tools and all grant related addendum materials,
• Coordination and execution of the related funding acknowledgement correspondence to individuals, elected officials and funders,
• Maintaining the records for DANCECleveland with Data Arts (Ohio Cultural Data Base) and the organization’s data base-GiftWorks.
This position is deadline driven so the ebb and flow of work will vary throughout the year with the heaviest grant request period being between February and April with the heaviest grant reporting period between August and October.

The desired candidate will be collaborative, highly organized, results-oriented and possess a systematic approach to reaching goals. Superior writing and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to proficiently use technology resources to acquire,
manage, and analyze information.

We require that candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of four years of experience in the grant writing and fund acquisition/development field.

To Apply:
With several searches in process, please indicate that you are applying for the ‘Fundraising Manager’. Qualified and serious candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and a writing sample by September 22, 2017. No phone calls please.

Kinderdance of Columbus

Part-time Instructor
$20 an hour
We are seeking qualified instructors who are loving, patient and comfortable leading classes, to teach throughout Columbus and areas of Delaware county. This is a great job to supplement “normal” studio hours, as we normally need teachers between 9 am-12 am and/or 3 pm-6 pm M-F. You must be able to work with younger children (ages 6 and under), have reliable transportation and be able to pass a background check. All training and materials are provided. Check out our website to get a feel of who we are and what we do. Interested applicants may send their resumes to: We look forward to meeting you!

Factory Street Studio Athens Ohio Interim Artistic Director

Position Available: Interim Artistic Director of Non-Profit Dance Studio 

Factory Street Studio, a 39 year old non-profit dance organization, is seeking an Interim Artistic Director for the 2017-2018 season, with the possibility to apply for a permanent position in 2018. This non-competitive dance studio is an integral part of the Athens, Ohio arts community, and is embraced for its integrity, quality, creativity, and student-oriented atmosphere. Applicants must be dynamic, passionate, creative leaders capable of bringing these qualities to the position. The Artistic Director manages, organizes, and maintains a well-established, quality dance program. The modern dance-based curriculum has a special emphasis on student composition, and also includes ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop. Factory Street Studio has a student base of 165 students, and offers 34 classes per week. In addition to working closely with the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director works intensively with every teacher and student at Factory Street Studio.

The Artistic Director (AD) works in conjunction with the Board of Directors to maintain and oversee the FSS dance education programming during the school year and summer sessions, and to pursue outreach and partnership possibilities. The AD recruits, trains, and oversees the faculty to ensure consistency and quality across class levels; mentors and supervises Ohio University student interns; and manages choreography and performance programming. The AD teaches a minimum of four classes per week in two 14-week semesters, across a range of age levels; additional teaching is possible, negotiated and compensated under a separate teaching contract. In conjunction with the Business Director and the Board, the AD organizes and produces annual Winter and Spring Concerts; communicates with parents and students about programming, schedules, and special events; produces advertising materials; writes grants; and creates yearly budgets.

Essential skills include knowledge of anatomically sound dance technique across a range of dance genres; at least three years’ teaching experience, preferably with students of varying ages and abilities; excellent organizational and communication skills; event planning experience; and ability to balance multiple priorities. An undergraduate degree in dance and successful completion of coursework in dance pedagogy are required. Preferred qualifications include MFA or other relevant graduate degree; supervisory experience; familiarity with national dance standards; and grant writing experience.

Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $25,000 annually, with an additional health/wellness stipend and the opportunity for an annual bonus.  Review of applications begins July 24 and continues until position is filled. Please send résumé, letter of interest, and the names of 3 references to:

Factory Street Studio
Attn: Search Committee
37 Ohio Avenue
Athens, OH  45701

For inquiries or to submit application, please contact Tresa Randall, Search Committee Chair, at, or call 740-594-2302.

Momentum Programs Coordinator

Job Description – Programs Coordinator  20 – 30 hours per week, starting rate $15 per hour. Potential to grow to full-time.

About Momentum Momentum engages children in dance, music, and performance to develop lifelong habits of self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence to place them on a path to success. Professional teaching artists and musicians work weekly with more than 1,000 students in Columbus and Hilliard City Schools.

Overview The Programs Coordinator administrates each of Momentum’s eight programs: 30- Week Anchor, 4-to-15-Week Residency, Early Learners, Team XL, Team XO, Performance Troupe, After School, and Momentum University. They are the point of contact for Momentum’s vital partners: central Ohio schools and parents/guardians. They establish and maintain a solid line of communication with school administrators, classroom teachers, and parents/guardians. This position has great opportunity for growth as Momentum continues to reach more children in new programs. Requires frequent travel within central Ohio. Reports to the Executive Director.

Job Duties Coordinate and maintain Momentum’s teaching schedules for each of the eight programs, including cancelled and rescheduled classes. Lead and schedule quarterly meetings with school principals and classroom teachers participating in the 30-Week Anchor Program.  Prepare the 30-Week Anchor Program school administration for the Year-End Performance logistics at the Davison Theatre, including bussing, lunch orders, theatre rules and expectations, etc.  Coordinate Lecture Demonstrations (in-school performances) with school administration, and prepare any accommodations necessary for the performances. Create and/or distribute any informational materials to classrooms, such as performance invitations, educational guides, meeting agendas, student participation forms, surveys, and student nametags. Collect and maintain each school’s class rosters, and track dancer special circumstances/medical issues.  Field all emails and questions from principals, PTO organizations, and classroom teachers about Momentum.

Coordinate, with the Operations Manager, school contracts and payments. Regularly communicate with Lead Instructors about the needs of the classroom. Recruit and onboard new schools to Momentum.

General Occasionally coordinate and host visitors to watch a Momentum class in action, including donors. Regularly communicate and collaborate with Momentum’s Artistic Director, Music Director, Executive Director, and Operations Manager. Attend and give updates at monthly team meetings. Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications and Abilities Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Impeccable relationship-management skills. Strong verbal communication skills. Great appreciation and zeal for the arts. High attention to detail and strong writing skills.  Flexible schedule and ability to work independently. Ability to lift 50lbs, bend, stretch, and stand for extended periods of time. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Must pass a background check (paid by Momentum).

Desired Qualifications and Abilities 1+ years of experience working in a school-setting, or with school principals/teachers, preferably within central Ohio.Familiarity using Google Drive and similar applications. Dance, music, and/or theatre experience. Fluency in Spanish and/or Somali a plus.

Deadline Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and list of three professional references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling-basis until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Programs Coordinator Job Description 2017-18


Denison University seeks an active artist/scholar who works within African Diaspora/Africanist traditions to join a vibrant dance program at a private liberal arts college. Successful candidates are expected to be excellent teachers, to maintain a productive, ongoing research agenda, and to contribute actively to the continued growth of the department and the college. We seek a dance educator who will bring an interdisciplinary 21st century perspective to courses in movement practice, creative inquiry, and dance theory for a tenure track position in the Department of Dance. Review of applicants will begin Nov. 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.


Miami Valley Ballet Theatre Seeking Dance Educators

Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, located in downtown Hamilton, is looking for dance educators!
We are looking for faculty to teach dancers ages 6-early teens.  We are in need of educators with background in modern, jazz and ballet.  We are also looking for someone interested in helping to develop and grow our tap / musical theater program.
MVBT is a community dance school and company that is experiencing enormous growth.  We offer ballet, pointe, jazz,   modern, tap, musical theater and a rhythm percussion class.  We perform a full length Nutcracker every December (2 weeks, 8 shows), as well as a full length ballet every April.  Our contemporary dance program is showcased in May at a local theater.  We also have a program called “without limits” for dancers (children through adults) with disabilities take classes.  Some students are integrated into our typical classes and some are in their own classes.
We are currently building out a new studio space, still in downtown Hamilton, and expect to be there early fall.
Please email resumes or call Michelle Davis directly at

Seeking Experienced Ballet Teachers Cleveland City Dance

Seeking Experienced Ballet Teachers Cleveland City Dance is expanding its programs and looking for engaging, nurturing, patient, and motivational teachers for the 2017-2018 year.

Job Purpose & Goals

To inspire and instill the love of dance in each student so that they look forward to returning each week.
To challenge students through dance education and discipline.
To communicate to the students via examples and terminology the goal for the class.
To create a comfortable atmosphere for a diverse population.
Create original choreography for the end of year performance.
Be part of future growth and change by making a difference in the lives of students and families.

  • We are looking for those who can teach the following:
    • Ballet for ages 6-12
    • Ballet for intermediate and advance dancers
      • Fine tune their technique
      • Draw out their performance qualities to shine
      • Refine nuances
      • Work with the non-profit City Ballet of Cleveland.  This includes the annual Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker and May performances. Run rehearsals 2-3 days a week.
      • This position begins August 21, 2017 and finishes May 20, 2018
      • Teach 3-4 days a week at Cleveland City Dance
  • Applicants should be
    • 20 years and older
    • Have previous teaching experience
    • Have reliable transportation

Cleveland City Dance classes begin September 5, 2017 and run through mid-June.

Please forward your resume and our employment application, which can be found on our website, to

You may contact the director, Courtney at 216-295-2222 for further information and to set up an appointment to discuss this opportunity.

Friends at Footsteps Family Dance Center: Dance

Friends at Footsteps Family Dance Center: Dance Instructors Needed
We are an established dance studio in Columbus, Ohio, searching for instructors for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 season. The right people will be knowledgeable about dance, able to convey that knowledge to kids ages 7-18, challenge but not overwhelm both recreational dancers as well as advanced competitive kids, run an efficient classroom, command respect while maintaining a fun atmosphere, work with
an existing syllabus, and possibly choreograph competition pieces for solos, duet/trios, as well as groups. We’re looking for a team player who believes in not just developing great dancers, but great human beings too!
We have positions open for specialists in BALLET,TAP, ACROBATICS, LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY, and JAZZ. Please list all genres that you are qualified to teach (even if they’re not listed above) in your cover letter, as we may be able to schedule you for a variety of classes.
Must have one or more of the following:

  • Prior teaching experience
  • Professional dance experience
  • Certification in dance education
  • College degree in dance or a dance-related field

This position is part-time, but scheduling will be flexible until the class schedules are published (March for summer, late-April for next season). Summer classes run June 26-July 28. Next season runs August 28, 2017-June 3, 2018. In your cover letter, please include your availability (days/times).
Pay is competitive & dependent upon what’s on your resume and how you connect with our dancers. If you are interested & qualified, please email the following:

  • Cover letter (see above for items that should be included)
  • Dance resume/references
  • Links to videos of you and/or your students dancing and/or you teaching

Please expect to teach a 45-minute trial class as part of the interview process.?Lv, Jennifer Curren &Your Friends at Footsteps Family Dance Center 614-883-5599
80 Dillmont Dr, Columbus, OH 43235

Dancing Wheels Company & School: Department of Education and Outreach

Dancing Wheels Company & School: Department of Education and Outreach
Job Title: Teaching Artist, Dance
Department: Education and Outreach
Direct Supervisor: Manager of Education and Outreach
Position Summary: Seeking qualified dance teaching artists to join the Department of Education and Outreach at the School of Dancing Wheels, on an as-needed contracted basis to join our team of active and substitute teachers.
To Apply: Please send cover letterresume2 references, and weekly availability to, Please include “last name_TA_application” in the subject line of your email.
No phone calls, please. Dancing Wheels Company & School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work.
Full Job Description Attached

Artistic Director Needed: Ballet Western Reserve

Artistic Director Needed: Ballet Western Reserve, Youngstown’s premiere dance school is in need of a full or part time Artistic Director. The Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the organization in collaboration with the board of trustees, faculty and administrative staff. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in ballet, act as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and donor solicitation events. They must be committed to BWR’s mission, have proven leadership and executive skills. Must be able to teach when needed and produce at least two major performances per year. email –
Address: 218 W. Boardman St. P.O. Box 1684
Youngstown, OH  44501

Columbus City Ballet School

Columbus City Ballet School is seeking a professionally experienced modern teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.  Graham and Paul Taylor based style/technique preferred.

Columbus City Ballet School is seeking a high profile and experienced professional ballet teacher to teach Pre-professional level classes, Vaganova based teaching preferred.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Westerville

Do you have a degree in Dance or Theatre? Or have a passion to
teach Dance?
Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Westerville is currently seeking
enthusiastic and ambitious individuals who have an interest
in becoming certified dance instructors. If you have a background
in dance, theatre or are just passionate about people
and are looking for a rewarding career path with unlimited financial
opportunity then we want to hear from you.
Please contact Amy Jordan at (614) 890-9790 or email inquiries
to including your resume and a head shot.

Dance teachers and accompanists

Dance teachers and accompanists
Dance teachers and accompanists are invited by Momentum, an in-school program of dance education for Central Ohio elementary-aged boys and girls presented, to attend Momentum classes to observe and discuss employment opportunities.  Please check us out online at and then contact Janine Lawson, Managing Artistic Director, at for more information.

Out of State Positions

Faculty and Administrative Position

Southern Methodist University’s Division of Dance invites nominations and applications for the position of associate/full professor and chair. This position is an opportunity to be involved in the on-going shaping of innovative, dynamic curriculum and performance practice. Strong leadership skills and teaching experience are essential. SMU welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Extraordinary candidates at the associate/full professor levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications: Terminal degree or significant professional accomplishment in the field; minimum of 3 years administrative experience; expertise to teach courses in one or more areas of the Dance curriculum; and demonstrated creative/scholarly achievement

Preferred qualifications: Experience that includes: a strong record of administrative leadership at the level of chair or higher; curriculum development; performance and production management; integrating engaged pedagogies and new technologies into curriculum; strategic planning; recruitment; and fund raising.

Position begins July 1, 2018.

Please submit the following: letter of application highlighting qualifications,
complete curriculum vitae, links to choreography and/or performance, three letters of recommendation. The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for applications and digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials:

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 31, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

Faculty Position

The University of Southern California USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching other areas of dance is desirable but not required.

More information is at this link:

Administrative Position: Week

Southold Dance Theater located in South Bend, IN, seeks an Executive Director and
Joy of Motion Dance Center, Washington-based, seeks a Director of Operations.
Overviews follow with full postings attached as documents.

Southold Dance Theater, a non-profit ballet school, is a Premiere Classical Ballet School and Home of the Southold Dance Theater Pre-Professional Ballet. Starting in 1973, SDT has grown from an alliance with several students coming together because they shared an important, common bond — their love of dance. Today, housed in the Colfax Cultural Arts Center, a cooperative arts and neighborhood complex with national historic site status, Southold Dance Theater’s curriculum is a balanced combination of leading classical ballet curricula. Southold Dance Theater begins accepting students starting from ages three through seven for our Children’s Division. Beginning at age eight, students follow a structured sequence of training in ballet technique, pointe and variations designed to increase their technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with their age and physical development in the Intermediate Division. At the appropriate level of maturity and stamina, students have the opportunity to seek an intense level of study in our Pre-Professional Division. Students wishing to enter this division do so by audition or invitation. Students whose paths lead to non-dance careers still gain immeasurably from our training. They develop self-motivation, self-discipline, poise, grace, physical adroitness and an appreciation for the arts which they will carry with them throughout their lives.

The Executive Director is responsible for making decisions about administration, business issues, finances, fundraising, Board relations, donor relations, publicity, marketing and development while adhering to the artistic vision and focus of Southold Dance Theater (SDT) as well as controlling its resources and expenditures. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors to ensure the SDT is guided by its mission and realizes its goals for artistic excellence, community service, education, financial stability, fundraising and audience engagement. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors, works in close association with the Artistic Director, and supervises staff and faculty. This is a full-time position with variable hours, including nights and weekends.

Joy of Motion Dance Center is a Washington based nonprofit organization with a mission to unite dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. The Director of Operations is responsible for financial management, studio and office operations, and human resources. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Operations oversees the day-to-day running of the business functions of the organization, which has 75 employees, three studio locations, and a central office near Dupont Circle.

Teaching Artist Positions

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is seeking dynamic and experienced individuals to join their team as teaching artists and assistant teaching artists (part-time) in Community Programs for their in-school residency program, HeART with LINES.

For more information visit this link:

Administrative Positions

Alonzo King LINES Ballet has multiple administrative openings, for a Dance Center Manager, a Community & Teen Programs Associate, and a Dance Center Evening Coordinator.

Dance Center Manager:

Community & Teen Programs Associate:

Dance Center Evening Manager:


Internships at Jacob’s Pillow

  • Gain hands-on experience at an international arts organization
  • Work side-by-side with professional staff
  • Design the focus and length of your internship
  • Work in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts

Internships available in:

  • Archives/Preservation
  • Artist Services/Operations
  • Business
  • Development
  • Education
  • General Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Press

For information, application forms, and application instructions please visit

Questions? Contact us:
The Intern Program is part of The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

National Dance Education Organization Internship Program

Please go to the website for full application details

Application Dates: The application process is highly competitive. Prospective interns are encouraged to submit their applications six months before the projected start date. Submission dates are January 15th for summer internships, April 15th for fall internships, and August 15th for winter internships.

For more information, call the office at 301-585-2880.

  • National Dance Education Organization
  • NDEO
  • 8609 2nd Avenue
  • Suite 203-B
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • 301-585-2880 (ph)
  • 301-585-2888 (fax)


An intern is needed to assist with several aspects involved with Ohio Dance.

Depending on intern’s interest, responsibilities could include:

  • Assisting with administrative, research, grant writing, mailings, development, and membership needs, arts advocacy
  • Event planning
  • Designing and writing content for quarterly newsletter, annual directory, festival brochures, festival program, press releases, articles in newspaper or magazines, signs.

Desired qualifications:

– Knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel, photoshop, InDesign

– Able to commit to 6-12 hours per week for a six month period is desired.

This is an unpaid position. There is no specific deadline to apply for this position, applications will be considered on a first-come basis.

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