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Ohio Positions

Columbus – Momentum-Excellence seeking Executive Director

Momentum-Excellence seeking Executive Director
Momentum-Excellence seeks an experienced and collaborative leader to drive the organization’s continued excellence in youth development and arts education. The incoming Executive Director will partner with a deeply engaged board, Artistic Director, and Music Director to shape the vision and strategy to guide the organization into its third decade. The incoming leader will bring deep management experience and a commitment to working collaboratively to build operational capacity among, and strong working relationships with, the staff.
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Granville – Denison University

Denison University Eisner Center for the Performing Arts Seeking Graphic and Media Specialist
The Graphic and Media Specialist will support the Eisner Center and the departments of theatre, music, and dance through creative work in graphic design, including coordinating with faculty and staff on design concepts and creating graphic packages for multiple platforms. Create short-form video work for use in university recruitment and departmental marketing. Collaborate and coordinate with Eisner staff on video/graphics needs for marketing and Eisner-wide projects. This is a part-time role.
For more details and to see the full job description, visit: https://employment.denison.edu/postings/4478

Cleveland – GroundWorks DanceTheater

Operations Manager
GroundWorks DanceTheater

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The ML Dance Academy

Pickerington – Instructor – Hip Hop
The ML Dance Academy is looking for a Hip Hop instructor to teach
competition and recreation classes for its upcoming 2023-2024 season.
Instructor must be knowledgeable, experienced, professional, responsible
and fun. Contact Joe for more details – 614-632-5985 – mldanesite@gmail.com

Dance Instructor (Northwest Columbus) 

Dance Instructor (Northwest Columbus)
Compensation: Competitive based on experience
Employment type: Contract

Seeking qualified educators to teach dance classes to students ranging in age from 2 – adult, at a fast-growing, family-friendly studio in the Powell area.  Applicants must be experienced teaching any or all of the following genres in a studio atmosphere: ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, preschool dance &/or creative movement, tap, hip-hop, acro-dance, musical theatre. Experience teaching advanced level tap, hip-hop &/or acro-dance a plus. Applicants experienced with choreographing/rehearsing competitive dance teams in any/all genres mentioned are encouraged to apply.

Morning, Evening & Weekend hours available. Part-time/Full-time

Qualifications: Applicants should have significant experience & training in teaching dance to children of all ages. Candidates should be outgoing, patient & creative and be able to keep a group of children engaged during class.

Start date: Open

Procedure: Please apply at https://forms.gle/iTrfLMazYUSMGzU76 or submit resume, references and availability to be considered.  Performance &/or choreography reels are also welcome.

Website: www.powelldanceacademy.com
Email: office@powelldanceacademy.com

Ohio University

Assistant Professor of Instruction,
Musical Theater and Dance

Lorain City School District is looking for a full-time K-12 Dance Educator 

TITLE: Classroom Teacher – Dance
LCS employs more than 900 amazing people, including teachers, support staff, and administrators. If you believe every child can learn, and that every one of us has something to teach one another, we want to meet you. Please visit the Lorain City Schools website to view available positions and to complete and submit an employment application: www.lorainschools.org/apply
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The Ballet Academy

Modern/Contemporary/Ballet Teacher
The Ballet Academy in Newark, Ohio is now hiring for the 2022-2023 season! We are looking for
experienced Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet instructors. Must have a willingness to work with children of all levels, abilities, and backgrounds. This is a part-time, contract position. The Ballet Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality dance education to all children and with diverse backgrounds. You can send a cover letter with a brief history of yourself and a resume to angel@balletnewark.org 740-366-0003

K Studio

K Studio – a dance studio in Northwest Columbus is looking for an advanced level hip hop teacher to teach middle and high school aged students. This would be one day a week every three weeks for the span of a school year calendar. If interested please send email with resume to kelly@kstudiodance.com.

Dance Cleveland

DanceCleveland is hiring

Momentum Teaching Artists

Momentum Teaching Artists

Momentum is seeking part time Dance Teaching Artists for immediate employment.

Momentum engages children in dance, music, and performance to develop lifelong habits of self-discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Teaching artists conduct classes with live piano accompaniment during the school day as part of the student’s curriculum. Our program is delivered in neighborhoods of high need to preschool through elementary aged students. To apply, visit: http://momentum-excellence.org/general-interest-employment/

Learn more about the Momentum Experience: https://youtu.be/0U3B4mzIQsY

The Dancing Wheels Company & School

Administrative/Operations Manager
The Dancing Wheels Company & School
is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic individual to fill an immediate position for an Associate Administrative Manager.  Ideal candidate must work in tandem with the management and administrative team.  The diverse duties of this position will support the overall operations of the organization on a day-to-day basis.
Requires a minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in Business or Arts Administration.  The position will start at 20 -25 hours per week with hourly pay commensurate with experience. Full details attached
Applicants may apply to VFletcher1@aol.com


Momentum seeks part-time, experienced pianists who are available to play for dance classes during school hours at central Ohio area elementary schools. Through a mix of reading, improvising, and playing from memory, Momentum accompanists provide energetic, adaptive, and collaborative musical accompaniment, drawing from pop, rock, classical, and jazz styles. Momentum pianists attend monthly full team meetings as well as training sessions with Music Director Luke Holmes as needed. Pay rates are competitive, with opportunities for increases. To apply, contact Luke at luke@momentum-excellence.org. To learn more about Momentum, visit momentum-excellence.org.

NorthPointe Dance Academy

NorthPointe Dance Academy Lewis Center – A premier Columbus area dance studio has part-time and full-time teaching positions available for a variety of ages, beginning immediately.  If you love dance and enjoy working with children, we encourage you to apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to info@dancenda.com


Opening Night seeks Retail Sales Associate

Opening Night Stores are looking for full or part-time employment at both our Dublin and Gahanna locations.  Flexible hours, great employee discount, and benefits available for full-time people.  Contact Margi at 614-764-0033 to apply or inquire in person.  Must have weekday and some weekend availability.  Retail or dance knowledge helpful. Fun casual environment. Great for a dance mom, dance teacher or dance student. Come learn the retail side of the dance industry.


Out of State Positions


An OhioDance Internship Opportunity

OhioDance Internship Opportunity

An intern is needed to assist with event planning, social media marketing strategies, operations and programming for the annual spring Festival, held at The Ohio State University, Department of Dance; and the Virtual Dance Collection. The intern would also be able to engage in OhioDance marketing, research and other administrative duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, marketing, operations and programming for the annual Festival; as well as other events.
  • Designing and writing content for newsletters, brochures, programs, press releases, and articles.
  • During Events – on site assistance, coordinate volunteers

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Able to commit to no less than 3 hours per week for a 10-14 week period (1 credit hour per received for each 3 hours per week)

More hours can be added per week if interested in receiving more credit hours

This is an unpaid position, but a small honorarium and parking expenses will be reimbursed.

About OhioDance

Mission: OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the diverse and vibrant practice of dance of all cultures and for all capabilities. OhioDance represents a broad statewide dance constituency, supporting pre-professional dance students, dance professionals, teachers, performers, choreographers, presenters, historians, and the general public. OhioDance presents the arts to the community through festivals, conferences, performance opportunities, a groundbreaking Virtual Dance Collection, educational resources, professional networking and a comprehensive website. In addition to these informational and educational services, it provides members with fiscal agency services and representation in state and national arts activities.

Contact: Jane D’Angelo at jane@ohiodance.org

National Dance Education Organization Internship Program

Please go to the website for full application details www.ndeo.org
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We are currently seeking Summer (June-August) interns for 2019.

Who Should Apply
Internships are designed for highly motivated, independent, and mature graduate and undergraduate students and young professionals who seek to understand dance arts education in relation to the national agenda of educational reform and have an interest in arts non-profit management. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be ready to work in a collaborative environment. A dance or arts background is preferred but not required.

How to Apply
Send the following to bloikow@ndeo.org:

  • Cover letter with brief personal statement and outline of career goals
  • Current resume citing the following: dance background, education, work experience, and relevant skills (computer skills, customer service, etc.)
  • Two academic and/or professional letters of reference
  • A writing sample

Application Dates
Internships typically are offered by semester: Fall (September-December), Spring (February-May), and Summer (June-August). However, applications may be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. NDEO generally accepts only one intern per semester.

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