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Ohio Positions

BalletMet Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director and Company Coordinator

Job Category:  Full-time, Year-Round, Non-Exempt, Hourly

Job Roles & Responsibilities:

Work in close collaboration with Artistic Staff, Production Staff and Company Dancers on all aspects of the organization that relate to the Artistic Director and Company Dancers. Create and maintain daily Company Dancer schedules as well as Artistic Director’s schedule. Organize accommodations and hospitality for guests related to Productions.

To Apply, send resume and cover letter to Edwaard Liang, Artistic Director at eliang@balletmet.org.

Full job Description click here

GroundWorks DanceTheater – Education Director

GroundWorks DanceTheater – Education Director
[Application Deadline: MAY 9, 2022]

The Education Director of GroundWorks DanceTheater is responsible for the design and implementation of all educational and community programming including but not limited to program design, lesson planning, teaching artist training, program evaluation, grant support, program budgeting, and teaching/facilitating.  The Education Director is also responsible for the day-to-day management and administrative oversight of the programs including data collection, data input, material collection, relationship building, and maintaining a presence in the community.  This person consults with the Executive Director and is guided by the company values of GroundWorks in the development of new programs and the exploration of new or expanded opportunities.  They will work with and manage the company dancers, teaching artists, trainees, and/or interns to help implement and carry out the education and community programs. — Full time; Exempt; $45,000 – $50,000; commensurate with experience; Health Benefits Available, Paid Time Off, Professional Development.

Please send a resume and cover letter to info@groundworksdance.org with the subject line “Education Director.” All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Wright State University (OH) – Instructor of Dance

Full-time Instructor position beginning August 1, 2022 in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures at Wright State University.

Responsibilities include teaching classes in Jazz, Contemporary or Commercial Jazz, and Theatre Dance Styles for the BFA Dance Majors, Dance Minors, and BFA Musical Theatre Majors; choreographing for the Spring Dance Concert and one Mainstage Musical per year; advising dance students, and directing/supervising the Emerging Choreographers Concert. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working with students from a variety of communities and cultures, and encourage diversity in the curriculum, student body, and faculty


MFA in Dance or professional equivalency. Evidence of teaching in undergraduate dance programs. Ability to teach various jazz styles, choreography, and theatre dance. Experience choreographing both concert dance and musical theatre dance. Possess a dedication to collaboration within our department and college. Experience supporting and/or mentoring emerging artists in the classroom and the field.


Ability to teach Dance Composition and/or Improvisation. Ability to teach nonwestern styles of dance. Experience in curriculum development. Demonstrated interest in contributing to the evolution of dance curriculum in higher education. Expertise in one or more of the following areas; Dunham technique, Tap, Hip-Hop, African, African-diasporic, and/or African American dance.

Full description and online application at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/16762

Dance Cleveland

Dance Cleveland is currently looking to grow our pool of teaching artists for our Read to Learn… Dance to Move program in CMSD Schools (K and pre-K classrooms). I wanted to reach out and see if you are willing to share our job posting via eblast or social media? I have attached an image as well as the description below. A link for the description and application portal can be found here: https://www.dancecleveland.org/about/jobs/teaching-artist

GroundWorks DanceTheater

GroundWorks Seeks Teaching Artist
GroundWorks DanceTheater seeks an engaged, reflective, and responsive educator with strong time management, critical thinking, and classroom management skills. Applicants should have experience working with children from high-poverty areas, those with disabilities, and/or senior populations. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Oberlin College & Conservatory seeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Oberlin College & Conservatory seeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
The Dance Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. This position is in the curricular area of Dance Studies & Somatic Practice. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning fall semester of 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Quick link to apply:

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance

Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor of Ballet, with demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, for a full-time tenure track position to begin August 22, 2022. https://jobslist.kent.edu/cw/en-us/job/498329/faculty-tenure-track9-mo

Denison University seeks Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

The Department of Dance at Denison University invites applications for a 2-year Assistant Professor of Dance position beginning August 1, 2022, renewal for a third year is possible. More info:
https://employment.denison.edu/postings/ 3468#:~:text=Position%20Type,Equal%20Opportunity%20Employer

DANCECleveland job opening

DANCECleveland job opening
Part Time-Institutional Giving Manager

The Department of Theatre and Dance at The College of Wooster

The Department of Theatre and Dance at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance, beginning in August 2022.

The Ohio State University, Department of Dance

Position: Department Chair

Rank: Associate Professor or Professor

FY22 Ad OSU Dance Chair

The Ohio State University, Department of Dance

Position: Dance and Wellness/Health Assistant Professor, Tenure?Track

FY22 OSU DANCE Asst Prof Faculty Search Ad

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

Director of Development (Lincoln Theatre)

Primary Function 

The Director of Development is responsible for supporting the Lincoln Theatre Association’s Executive Director and Board in all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation.

Full job description here – Lincoln Director of Development Job Posting

Assistant Professor-Dance Africanist, University of Akron, OH

Assistant Professor-Dance Africanist, University of Akron, OH

The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration seeks a dance practitioner in African Diaspora dance with the skillset to drive UA Dance to new heights. Candidates should possess expertise in multiple African diasporic dance forms such as hip-hop, African-inspired jazz and / or tap, contemporary African dance, dances from any region / country in Africa, Afro-Caribbean, street jazz, or urban dance. This position requires the candidate to possess qualifications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting Fall Semester 2022.
Africanist Dance Posting 9-8-21


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.

Hixon Dance

Hixon Dance is looking for highly-qualified, progressive, and collaborative dance educators in modern/contemporary dance, ballet, and musical theatre dance to join us for the 2021-2022 season. We are expanding our community dance program in our new space in the Clintonville/Beechwold area of Columbus. Our classes serve children and adults of a variety of abilities and experience levels. We are all about collaboration over competition; progress over perfection; diversity over conformity; and encourage students to be curious and creative through a brave and nurturing environment.To apply, email resumé and cover letter to Education Director, Dr. Rachael Riggs Leyva at education@hixondance.com.
Full details attached

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers

Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Centers seeks a part-time Marketing Manager and Programs Assistant. Info: https://www.mutualdance.org/2108marketing/

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Westerville

Now Hiring! No experience necessary. Must be able to work second shift. Must have reliable transportation. Send your resume and references to westervillecareers@fredastaire.com.

The Ballet Academy in Newark seeks Ballet Instructor

The Ballet Academy in Newark, Ohio is looking for a new Ballet Instructor to join our Dance Community! Must have a ballet background and have a willingness to work with children of all levels and abilities as well as working with children from all socio-economic backgrounds. Should be able to be flexible in teaching as well as learning.
This is a part-time, contracted position. The Ballet Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to bring high-quality dance education to children of every economic and diverse background. Please email resume to office@balletnewark.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

Jacobs Pillow

Jacobs Pillow is seeking a new full-time Digital Archivist position to add to the Jacob’s Pillow Archives team! The full posting and application information can be found at jacobspillow.org/employment.
For additional information or questions, please feel free to reach out to me or Norton Owen, Director of Preservation at nowen@jacobspillow.org.

Assistant Professor of Dance, Old Dominion University, VA

The Dance Program of the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Dance, beginning in July 2022. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and/or scholar who can expand and diversify our curriculum. Furthermore, our desired colleague will be committed to the dance program’s inclusive pedagogical value system and support the dismantling of the hierarchy of Western dance forms by promoting all dance and movement as equitable practices. Old Dominion University is a minority-serving institution that offers a BA in Theatre and Dance with options to major or minor in Dance and Dance Education.


Marketing Manager, José Limón Dance Foundation, NY

The Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and implementing new marketing campaigns by working closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and the Director of Education Programs, and overseeing Limón’s promotional and advertising efforts.


Dance Administrative Assistant

Dance Administrative Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

Job Code/Title 82363 – H – Coordinator MS 3 Position Number HU1480 Working Title VCU Dance Administrative Assistant Department Dance Choreography Organizational Overview. This position works closely with the Administrative Coordinator, Associate Chair, and Chair to support the daily activities of the Department of Dance and Choreography.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre

Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre, State University of New York at Potsdam, NY

Oversee the various production elements of the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Crane Opera Ensemble and teach in one’s area of expertise.



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



Jacob’s Pillow


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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