Join the team at dance Immersion! Deadline to apply is January 26th!

dance Immersion is looking for someone to join their dynamic team as their new Program Manager. The successful candidate will work  on their team on multiple projects and productions.

If  you are 30 years of age or under, with a Post-secondary diploma or degree looking to build your career in arts administration this could be a great opportunity!

The full-time position starts in February 2018.  Deadline: January, 26th at 5:00pm

Job Title: Program Manager
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job Category: Paid
Job term: Full time
Career Level: Entry/Intern
Region: Ontario-Metro Toronto Area
City/Town: Toronto
Salary: $15 per hour

Job Description

This position offers invaluable work experience within a non-for-profit performing arts organization. All employees work under the direction and report to the Program Director of dance Immersion. With a focus on administration, this position includes a variety of tasks that relate to organizational communication and problem solving skills required in running this unique organization. This position is being offered for 26weeks with the potential for long term hire.



Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers seeks an Administrator

WCD by Leif Norman, photographer


WCD creates, produces, teaches and presents professional contemporary dance with a view to furthering the art form for professional artists and audiences alike. Our goal is to advance contemporary dance through the presentation of exciting dance work that fosters and promotes excellence in dance.

We are looking for an Administrator for our Winnipeg office. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the administrator will be responsible for managing all administrative matters for the success of the company. This position will be located in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, but may include remote work as needed.

It is a 44 weeks per year, 3-year term, part-time contract with flexible hours, subject to continued funding.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of WCD (retrieve and respond to mail and email messages directed to WCD, plan and implement budget, monitor income and expenses to ensure WCD stays on budget and within funders’ parameters, maintain appropriate insurance policies, maintain appropriate records, oversee contracts,etc.)
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Board, act as liaison with public funders, prepare grant applications, reports, and documentation required by funders or sponsors, in person or through the contracting of appropriate services.
  • Review and sign contracts and agreements under the supervision of the Board, co-sign checks.
  • Oversee contracts for staff and freelancers, ensure up-to-date job descriptions and performance evaluations.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of, act as liaison for, professional services (audit, communication, other contractors) and order supplies as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Technical Director, assist with event planning, in person or through the contracting of appropriate services.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Technical Director, manage WCD’s social media profile, including its website and email presence, in person or through the contracting of appropriate services.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Board, plan and implement fundraising activities, in person or through the contracting of appropriate services.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Director, supervise and maintain the facility, in person or through the contracting of appropriate services.
  • Prepare annual reports, provide monthly written progress reports to the Board with respect to budget performance, production scheduling, membership issues and year end matters, attend all board meetings.
  • Carry out such responsibilities as the Board may reasonably require within the job remit.


  • A University degree, College, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma; an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-knowledge and ability to adjust methods to fit the situation.
  • Ability to understand people, and to consider their viewpoints when making decisions.
  • Proven organizational and project management abilities.
  • Strong self-motivational skills and an ability to work unsupervised.
  • A pro-active approach to work and a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience in the arts sector an asset.
  • Experience of grant application processes an asset.


  • Please apply in writing with a CV of no more than three pages, and a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit forWCD.
  • All applications should be sent to:
  • Applications will be assessed on an on-going basis and until the position is filled .  Assessments begins January 8th,2017.
  • Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Come join the team at DUO! We are currently seeking am Administration and Communications Assistant

There’s room for you at DUO!


Are you a recent university or college grad and think a career in arts administration may be right for you?  Do you want a chance to learn more about producing, administration and communications in the field of arts services?  Check out this newly created position, currently available with DUO.



Job Title: Administration and Communications Assistant– Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job Category: Paid
Job term: Full time
Career Level: Entry/Intern
Region: Ontario-Metro Toronto Area
City/Town: Toronto
Salary: $15 per hour
Organization Web Site:

Job Description

The Dance Umbrella of Ontario has an opportunity for a recent graduate to develop skills and be mentored in arts management and communications in the performing arts.  The Administration and Communications Assistant will receive mentorship from DUO’s Executive Director and Communications Manager on multiple client projects and productions.  A training timeline with milestones will be developed and tailored to the successful applicant. This full time position starts in February. The successful candidate may be considered for additional work beyond the initial internship.

Supervised by both DUO’s Executive Director and Communications Manager, the participant will work collaboratively with multiple clients on the following:

Production and Administration:

  • Coordinate and administer client development projects and upcoming productions.
  • Working closely with DUO’s Executive Director provides support with: budgets, grant writing, critical paths, governance and tour development.
  • Support DUO clients with various aspects of their projects including budgeting for grant applications to various public funders.
  • Support DUO’s clients with administrative and management support for projects in various stages of development.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to support consultancy services as required
  • Other Administrative duties as assigned

Marketing and Communications:

  • Working closely with DUO’s Communications Manager provide support with social media planning and execution, event marketing, publicity, web site management and updates, and data analytics.
  • Gather support for DUO’s clients for social media campaigns including, images, videos, and written materials
  • Schedule social media content
  • Proof read e-newsletters and press releases
  • Update and maintain client websites
  • Research cross promotion opportunities and execute partnerships
  • Research relevant media contacts and update DUO’s media list
  • On-site photography during rehearsals and events for communication and social media postings
  • Add events to online listings
  • Other Marketing and Communications duties as assigned

The ideal candidate is strongly motivated to establish a career as an arts manager, with experience/exposure to the non-profit sector. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, dance, theatre or business.


  • An entrepreneurial sprit and a passion for the success of dance in Ontario
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of people and situations.
  • Excellent time management skills; manages multiple projects simultaneously, sets and balances priorities, and meets multiple deadlines.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • An understanding of the principles of government arts funding, not-for-profit and charitable organizations an asset
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of software programs; Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • Bilingual – (English/French) an asset
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is considered an asset

Personal traits/requirements:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to build rapport with clients.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Professional maturity and judgment.

Because this is a government-funded position, the candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. 30 years of age or under
  2. Possess a post-secondary diploma or degree
  3. A Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  4. Be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
  5. Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Deadline to submit an application is 5:00 PM on January 18th, 2018.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Toronto Community Dance Love-In seeks a part-time administrator

The Toronto Dance Community Love-In is a grassroots, artist-driven collective, committed to advocacy for and providing the dance community with progressive opportunities for exceptional training, artistic development and presentation.

Our values centre on collective engagement and inclusive structures for learning, both at the organizational level, as well as within the programming we curate and promote.

This structure has allowed us to create something reflective of the needs of dance artists today, focused around building artistic capacity, supporting community, and building a culture of support and generosity.

Dedicated to the radical and rampant cultivation and future of Toronto’s badass independent dance leaders and lovers, we promote democratic pedagogy, anti-competition and wild creative abandon through our programming and our presence.

We are building a Dance House of Love.

We are looking for a badass administrator who can support the Love-In’s desire to continue to make things happen.


Part-time Administrative Manager (approx. 4-6 hrs/wk)

REPORTING TO:  Lovers (artistic directors), Board of Directors


The Administrative Manager is responsible for workshop registration; artist contracting and negotiations; management of rentals for the monthly and Summer Love In programming; liaising with the Board of Directors, day to day simple bookkeeping, financial management of the organization; grant writing support; daily operations of the organization.


  Work alongside Artistic Directors in supporting the growth of the organization:

▪  Respond to general inquiries

▪  Coordinate registration for workshops

▪  Managing rental bookings for all programming

▪  Contracts for artists and rental space

▪  Book travel and accommodation for out of town artists

▪  Negotiations and contracts with artists

▪  Negotiations and communication with other training providers and partners

▪  Manage simple accounting/ financial reports

▪  Manage monthly reports to Board of Directors

▪  Support the Board of Directors with new initiatives and services

▪  Attend bi-monthly Board and Artistic Director meetings

▪  Volunteer Coordination

We are open to various experiences to fill this position. Share with us who are,  what you are up to and how you see yourself joining the Love-In community.

COMPENSATION: $18/hr for the first 3 months
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20th, 2017
START DATE: January 15th, 2018.
APPLY: Share a short introduction and CV / resume



Internationally  acclaimed dance/theatre company  CORPUS is looking for a full-time administrative director. This is a  contract position, slated to  begin on January 3RD 2018.

Term: Full-time (9am-5pm // mon-fri) – one-year contract
Location: Toronto, ON
Salary: $45,000 to $65,000 (compensation commensurate with experience)
Start Date: January 3rd 2017
Fluent French is a must.

Co-founded in 1997 by Sylvie Bouchard and Artistic Director David Danzon, CORPUS is known for its precise and
surrealist humour that combines movement with theatrical imagery. The company has 13 pieces in its repertoire and has
presented more than 2000 performances across Canada and around the world.
In Canada, CORPUS has performed at the Milk International Children Festival (Toronto), Just for Laughs (Montreal),
Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), Dancing On the Edge Festival (Vancouver), the Sommet de la Francophonie (Moncton),
to name a few. Internationally, CORPUS has visited more than 30 countries on four continents. Invitations include the
Awesome Children Festival (Australia); the prestigious Singapore Arts festival; La Fira de teatre de Tarréga (Spain); and
International Straattheaterfestival (Belgium). Several of CORPUS’ productions have been nominated for Dora Mavor
Moore awards.
Les moutons. Photo: Gary Mulcahey.

This position includes a wide range of duties and responsibilities. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Administrative
Director will take on administrative responsibilities, marketing and promotion, logistics and production, board
management, revenue generation, community outreach, studio rental management, national and international touring, as
well as production and management of other projects and events.
The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position.

The Administrative Director:
– Has perfect French and English writing and oral skills. French must be fully fluent;
– Is enthusiastic, energetic and creative;
– Is able to multi-task, and carries a wide spectrum of responsibilities;
– When running events, is able to work long hours and is resourceful, self-directed problem solver, detail oriented
and a team player;
– Is convinced of the benefits of bringing arts to public spaces and understands the value of working with
community partners;
– Understands the not-for-profit arts and community sectors and has some experience in community work and
performing arts;
– Has knowledge of the local and federal dance and theatre milieu is an asset.
– Likes to interact with people and would be comfortable with a variety of stakeholders such as current and potential
donors, board, members, volunteers, partners, presenters, arts council officers (…);
– Can demonstrate skills in time management, likes to work in a team environment and is self-motivated;
– Has excellent organization skills, and experience understanding and managing budgets;
– Has strong computer skills (Macintosh): Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, QuickBooks, InDesign, html
– Has completed post-secondary training in arts administration and/or possess a minimum of three years experience
in the not-for-profit sector;
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest in French, a resume and list of references by
December 8th, 2017 to Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

Rahmin Lada announces Shoot For The Moon, a new fundraising platform

Belinda McGuire

As GIVING TUESDAY approaches, some of you will be thinking how best to attract donors and sponsors. Others among you will be thinking where and how to best spend the money you set aside to support worthy causes.

Below is a message from Rahmin Lada, principal instigator of SHOOT FOR THE MOON a new fundraising initiative he has undertaken. The foundation has a particular interest in dance companies and choreographers.

“Shoot-For-The-Moon is a carefully curated fundraising platform dedicated to making sure that every cent you give counts. We take no fees from the artists that we we work with, any contributions that you make go directly to the artists or organizations involved, we will match 10% of every monthly contribution you make to any of our clients (and in certain circumstances, we will match any monthly contribution dollar-for-dollar) As the founder of SFTM, I wanted to find a better way of giving. If I were to give to an organization or an individual, I didn’t want to see 7-10% of a contribution go elsewhere (mostly to fees to maintain a platform) As a donor, I didn’t want to look at my credit card bill and see a $100.00 contribution turn into $140.00 due to exchange rates and extra charges. For me, to maintain and build a strong relationship with an artist or organization, I wanted every contribution I would make to feel like a positive, honest one, because that is how you build & maintain strong relationships, & compel further the possibility of long-term giving. Shoot-For-The-Moon was born out of a strong desire to do better for those artists & organizations who are working hard for the benefit of others (with little support or financing) and in order for us to do better, it was necessary to rethink how we give.

If you’d like to learn more about what we do, please email me at At the present time we are putting the finishing touches on various fundraising platforms, but you can at least get a preview of what some of our clients are doing if you press play on each image. Whether you are a client, or a potential donor, I respond quickly to any inquiry (I like to think of us as a professional organization with a significant personal touch) Several of our projects are now online, but if you want a hint of what is to come, I encourage you to visit the other pages on our website, and if you’re wishing to become a client, just tell me a little more about yourself & I will reply as soon as possible.”


The School of Toronto Dance Theatre needs volunteers for IMPULSE ’17

The Professional Program of the School of School of Toronto Dance Theatre is presenting its first show of the school year, IMPULSE 2017 and are looking to fill the following volunteer shifts:

Thursday, November 23 , 7-10 pm
Firday, November 24, 7-10 pm
Saturday, November 25, 7-10 pm

Thursday, November 30 , 7-10 pm
Friday, December 1, 7-10 pm
Saturday, December 2, 7-10 pm

Our volunteers help with handing out programs, take tickets, directing audiences and interacting with the patrons, and performing light clearing up duties after the show. Of  course you get to see the TDT students dance! Here’s a bit more information about the performance:  Impulse 2017

If you would like to pick up a shift or two – please send Lilya Sultanova an email at: with the date when you would like to volunteer.



Happy Monday! New adventures and dancing opportunities await!


Rosie Park’s company in 5 Soldiers

It’s Monday, it’s a new month and maybe you’re feeling that it’s  time to switch things up:  go somewhere new, study with someone different, try dancing in a new city. What you do is up to you, but here are some dancing opportunities to help you move in a new direction.

As always, click on the header to see the full post.

Audition Notice Exim Dance Company

Exim Dance Company based in Plymouth, Devon is seeking 3 professional dancers and one understudy (2 males, 2 females) for their upcoming Research and Development Period between 19th February – 16th March (4 weeks) Please note this is subject to successful funding. The audition workshops and choreography will be delivered by Adam Benjamin.

Open Call – Unit Motives: Cage

Die Wolke art group calls choreographers, for a second consecutive year, to its Unit Motives initiative for the creation of solo contemporary dance works on musical works by great composers. This year, the event aims to explore the different kinetic and choreographic approaches to the interpretation of works by John Cage…

Play Practice Apprenticeship Program in India

Play Practice Residency organises a 3 week residential apprenticeship program for the 4th time focusing on Contemporary dance research, Improvisation methods, Contact improvisation, Partnering scores and Choreography taught by Ori Florin, Abhilash Ningappa and Irene sposetti, combining with Indian martial arts ( Kalari Payattu) and Yoga workshops . Indian classical dance forms (Odissi and Kuchupudi)…

PACT Zollverein Residency

Running all year round since 2002, the residency programme is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work. Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity …

Dance Workshop With Frantics Dance Company

8h Dance workshop with Frantics Dance Company When: 25th-26th of November 2017 /15p.m-19p.m Where: Marameo, Berlin Import: 65€ (until 12th November) From 13th until 24th November the import will be 80€ Levell: Medium-Advance To register write an email with the subject “Frantics Workshop” The workshop is a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience.

Rosie Kay Dance Company Urgently Seeks Male Dancers

RKDC seeks male dancers to learn part of the 5 SOLDIERS repertoire to join the company in New York and Washington DC in January 2018. Where: DanceXchange, Level 5, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4TB When: Friday 10 November 2017 Dancers need these qualities: Very fast at learning Good memory for complex material …

UNITY seeks an Executive Director






Executive Director

Unity uses hip hop to improve young peoples’ lives to create healthier communities in Canada. After more than 10 years of successful impact, Unity continues to inspire and engage youth through hip hop—Break Dancing, Graffiti Art, Spoken Word Poetry & Beat Boxing—by offering free programming in schools and community spaces to youth in underserved neighborhoods in Ontario and select communities across the country. Thanks to its committed staff and team of artist educators, Unity reaches over 40,000 youth each year through in-school Unity Days, after school programs, community programs and its annual festival, empowering youth to be role models and leaders in their communities.

With the upcoming departure of Unity’s founder and Executive Director (ED), the organization seeks an outstanding new leader with a strong understanding and appreciation of hip hop to take Unity to its next level of achievement in improving young peoples’ lives and mental health. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the successful strategic leadership, team development and operations and financial management of the organization.

The new ED will be an authentic and collaborative leader who builds rapport quickly and has a bias for action. The ideal candidate is a visionary who establishes strong, productive relationships with staff, artists, community partners and a wide variety of stakeholders. Possessing humility, exceptional communication skills, along with strong business and financial acumen, the candidate sought will be inspired by the positive role hip hop can play in young people’s lives and attuned to Unity’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Passion, Community and Youth. Drawing on their substantive experience in empowering and leveraging the skills and talents of a dynamic team, the preferred candidate will strategically lead and ensure Unity’s ability to deliver on its vision and increase its impact.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact Four Corners Group:

Suzanne Clark, Partner, at, 416-593-0900 x2234 or
Samantha Walton, Associate, at, 416-593-0900 x2265

Want to Dance with the Scottish National Ballet? Have we got a Dancing Opportunity for you!

Kim Brandstrup in the studio

This week’s listing from Dancing Opportunities includes an audition posting from the Scottish National Ballet, workshops in Italy and London including one with Kim Brandstrup on sculpting time, and an intensive in Lisbon.

As always, click on the header to get to the full listing.  TGIF!

NOD Workshop Pau Aran Gimeno

NOD is happy to Invite you to the Intensive 5 days led by PAU ARAN GIMENO Permanent performing member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch When: December 4 – 8 / Schedule h: 10:00 /13:30 Workshop included into NOD International Contemporary dance Program  and open to 7 external dancers Where: Lavanderia a Vapore  Corso Pastrengo 51

NOD Workshop Elita Cannata

NOD International Contemporary dance Program invites professional dancers to join 5 intensive days with Elita Cannata When: November 13 – 17 Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday h: 9,30/10,45 ballet class Wednesday and FridayWednesday and Friday h: 11,00/13,00 Countertechnique Where: Centro Danza Royal – Via San Marino 89/14, Italy

Dancers Wanted For An Image Film

Franklin Film are looking for four professional dancers (m/f), preferably from Mannheim or the area, to perform in an imagespot on a waste disposal site in Kaiserslautern. We are searching for passionate dancers, who would love to be part in an unconventinal commercial project, and willing to dance in hard conditions (night, outdoor).

Audition Notice Ashokkumar Mistry

Following a successful Arts Council England grant, artist Ashokkumar Mistry is looking for dancers as part of a new collaboration between Ashokkumar Mistry, Balbir Singh Dance Company and Cathy Waller Company. When: Sunday 12th November Where: London,UK  (invite only) Deadline for applications: Monday 6th November

Sculpting Time Choreographic Lab with Kim Brandstrup

Emerging choreographers are invited to develop their practice in a workshop led by award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Through a series of physical, musical and drama tasks, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the different ways we experience time, and how this can be navigated and utilised choreographically.

Open Call TanzPlan Ost 2018

For the TanzPlan Ost program 2018 we are looking for productions by companies with a link to the region. Additionally to that, the program contains an international dance project with the choreographer Fabrice Mazliah. Furthermore, TanzPlan Ost presents a prize for choreography made possible by the SSA (Société Suisse des Auteurs, Lausanne).

ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble Digital Content Creator

The national dance company of Malta, ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, is looking for a Digital Content Creator. The chosen candidate will be engaged on a six-month contract for service with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. S/he will be expected to work approximately 10 to 12 hours per week .

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI When / Where: December 2nd, at 3pm – Jazzy Dance Studios, Lisbon December 9th, at 11am – Companhia Instável, Oporto Please send your CV and motivation letter to: lugar@companhiainst Jazzy Dance Studios – Rua da Cintura do Porto a Santos, Armazém J , 1200-109 Santos | Lisboa Lugar Instável – Floor 1

Audition Notice Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre and Artistic Director Fleur Darkin are looking for creative and versatile male and female dancers with a minimum of 3 years performance experience since graduation. Candidates should possess strong technical and performance skills and a broad experience including ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation and contact wor. Where: London, UK When: Saturday 24 February 2018