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Jobs and Auditions posted by Dance USA

Jobs, Internships, & Fellowships in the Arts

Below is a listing of new JOB, INTERNSHIP, & FELLOWSHIP opportunities added to the Dance/USA website in the last month. To view a complete listing of job descriptions currently on the Dance/USA website, click here. To view a complete listing of internship/fellowship descriptions currently on the Dance/USA website, click here.


  • Technical Director, American Dance Festival: Durham, NC
  • Production Artist/Technical Director, Ballet Theatre of Maryland: Annapolis, MD
  • Children’s Ballet Instructor, Flint School of Performing Arts: Flint, MI
  • Artistic Director, Halestone Dance Studio: Lexington, VA
  • Company Pianist, The Joffrey Ballet: Chicago, IL
  • Program Coordinator – Dance Education, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Washington, DC
  • Dance Teaching Artists, New York City Ballet: New York, NY
  • Executive Director, Red Clay Dance Company: Chicago, IL
  • Development Assistant – Institutional Giving, School of American Ballet: New York, NY
  • Various Positions, Reif Dance: Grand Rapids, MN
  • Guest Artists, W&L Repertory Dance Company: Lexington City, VA


Below is a listing of new AUDITION opportunities added to the Dance/USA website in the last month. To view a complete listing, click here:
  • Groundworks Dancetheater: Cleveland, OH
  • Milwaukee Ballet: Milwaukee, WI

International Dance Gigs, Festivals, Workshops and Intensives From Dancing Opportunities

Meyer-Chaffaud Company, Netherlands

Dancing Opportunities shared these with DUO, and we wanted to share them with you:

  • Estancias Coreograficas Workshop
  • SEAD Faculty Teacher and Coordinator
  • Summer Intensive In A 19th Century Castle In France Juan Kruz And Pau Aran
  • Audition Notice MEYER-CHAFFAUD
  • b12 the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art
Estancias Coreograficas Workshop

Estancias Coreográficas Workshop Estancias Coreográficas is a meeting point of dance artists, researchers, dancers and choreographers that aims to drive artistic creation and exchange. EC searches to bring together participants from diverse disciplinary and geographical backgrounds in one research project, to impulse new ideas and creative challenges. Where: Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, Spain

When: 31st July , 2017.

SEAD Faculty Teacher and Coordinator

SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance is accepting applications for the New Position as Faculty Teacher and Coordinator. Where: Salzburg, Austria  In 1993, Susan Quinn’s vision was to create SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance as a centre for training contemporary dancers and choreographers as well as a vibrant space that provides the public with performances and education in contemporary dance art.

Deadline for applications: May 30th, 2017

Summer Intensive In A 19th Century Castle In France Juan Kruz And Pau Aran

“Festival Dansez Maintenant” Château de Véretz One week Creative Lab-Workshops-Conferences-Residency Where: Château de Véretz, Véretz (20 Km from Tours), France.  Special Offer: when you apply for the Summer Intensive and bring a friend.

When: 26th of June – 2nd of July 2017 . Deadline Application: few places still available, get yours before they are all gone

Audition Notice MEYER-CHAFFAUD

MEYER-CHAFFAUD is looking for two professional and two trainees living in The Netherlands for their new production SOUL #2 PERFORMERs. SOUL#2 PERFORMERs is the follow up from SOUL#1 AUDIENCE. Production period starts in September 2017, try out during  HUBS IMMERSIVE festival in November, pre-premiere during Holland Dance festival in February 2018 and premiere 18 April at Korzo.

b12 the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art

b12 – the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art we were so overwhelmed by your support last year, that we decided to do it again. what started out two years ago as a small pilot project has grown into its next incarnation of more than 40 think tanks, workshops and performances.

Where and When: EDEN*****, Berlin, 26th of June – 16th of July 2017

TDT has a Summer Job Opening for a Theatre Operations Assistant- The Winchester Street Theatre

Job posting
Theatre Operations Assistant – The Winchester Street Theatre
Contract duration- June 19th 2017 to August 7th 2017 (8 weeks)
Salary- $13/hour Hours will be 12pm-8pm Monday to Friday
All applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29 and be enrolled in a post-secondary institution this September 2017.

Organization Description
The Winchester Street theatre is operated by the Toronto Dance Foundation and is home to Toronto Dance Theatre, and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The Foundation’s goal is to advance the knowledge and appreciation, stimulate interest in, and to promote the study of contemporary dance.

Position Description
This position would be ideal for a student studying Theatre Production or Arts Management.

  • Work on maintaining studio and theatre space
  • Prepare an inventory of building equipment
  • Work on special projects as assigned by Technical Director and Facilities Manager
  • For part of the day work at reception greeting visitors/rental clients


  • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Google Calendar preferred
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines with high volume workload while maintaining attention to details
  • Interest in and knowledge of the dance or theatre community is an asset

Please submit resume and cover letter by EMAIL to detailing Reception Position in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is Friday June 2ndth 2017, we thank all applicants but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Dance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non- discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.

Come work with DUO! We’re Hiring a Production and Marketing Assistant for the summer

Are you a full-time student looking for a really interesting summer job, working downtown in arts management?  DUO has a great opening that might be perfect for you.  Read on!

Job Title: Production and Marketing Assistant
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: August 4, 2017
Contract Fee: $11.40 per hour x 35 hours per week
Contract Length: 9 weeks
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: June 5th to August 4, 2017

Organization Description
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) is a not-for-profit provider of management services to Ontario’s dance enterprises. DUO was founded in 1988 by the Arts Councils to support dance enterprises with their administrative and business activities. In addition to providing a suite of tailored and flexible services, DUO strengthens the dance sector by undertaking new strategic and progressive initiatives.

DUO supports dance artists and enterprises in the creation, production and dissemination of their art. Our typical clientele includes: independent artists, small- and mid-scale organizations based in Ontario. DUO supports dance artists by providing the best and most appropriate administrative and infrastructure allowing them to grow as they focus more fully on their art. We do not guide the artistic product of clients. DUO is committed to diversity in all of its activities and the enterprises it serves. We envision DUO to be the place where new growth in the sector is fostered. Dance Umbrella of Ontario is the employer for this contract.

 Job Description
DUO is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate individual ready to plunge into the exciting role of Production and Marketing Assistant. Reporting directly to DUO’s Administrative Producer and the Communications Manager, the Production and Marketing Assistant will provide support in the preparation and production of client-based projects for the duration of the contract. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in communications and event production and management.

The successful candidate will conduct research, write reports, create social media content, compile and edit notes for festival and performance programs, solicit program advertising and donations, assist with booking and tracking guest artist travel arrangements and provide other on-site support during festival events. The assistant will shoot on-site photos for social media and assist with the preparation and dissemination of social media posts, and e-newsletters.

The successful candidate should have strong communications and business skills. A basic understanding of arts management and live event production, social media and digital marketing would be assets.

Skill Sets Required:

  • The candidate has completed or is completing an Arts Administration, business or marketing program or the equivalent at an accredited college, university, or high school
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of and aptitude with Microsoft Office in an Apple environment
  • Ability to multi task, and manage several projects at once
  • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service in a mature, personable manner
  • A strong sense of responsibility, very reliable, and a team player
  • Positive attitude under pressure
  • A self-starter who enjoys taking initiative

The candidate will work regular business hours Monday-Friday, 9-5, with some evening and weekend work required. Total hours per week will not exceed 35 hours.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The Production and Marketing Assistant will work collaboratively with the clients on the following tasks:

Production and Administration:

  • Provide support with fundraising events
  • Working closely with DUO’s Manager of Production and Administration, gather information, proofread and get final approvals for house programs
  • Gather information for the display board at festival events
  • Manage distribution of promotional materials in different venues across the GTA
  • Manage volunteers, assisting them with preparing postcards for distribution to mailing lists
  • Confirm and secure hotel reservations for artists on tour and out of province
  • Update the tour book with hotels information, dates, schedules and contacts
  • Support the administration of fundraising events, including dissemination of tax receipts
  • Approach local businesses to solicit gift certificates as promotional giveaways
  • Solicit local businesses for advertising in festival programs
  • Research and invite local summer camps to matinées

Marketing and Communications:

  • Research relevant news articles and fun facts to include in social media campaigns for various clients
  • Create and schedule approved social media content on the Hootsuite platform
  • Create and disseminate e-newsletters on MailChimp
  • Proof read press releases
  • Website updates/maintenance
  • Research cross promotion opportunities and execute partnerships
  • Research relevant media contacts and update DUO’s media list
  • Taking photos on-site during rehearsals and events for dissemination across multiple platforms
  • Add events to online listings
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

How To Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and three references to:
The deadline to apply is: May 18, 2017 at 5pm.

Les Petit Ballets of Ottawa seeks a Choreographer/Rehearsal Director

Les Petits Ballets, a well established pre-professional ballet school and performing company located in Ottawa, Ontario is seeking a Resident Choreographer/Rehearsal Director to lead the company through its 2017-2018 season staging two theatre performances per season. Candidates must have a background in classical ballet, enjoy working with children and teens and possess strong choreography skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please direct inquiries and resumes by May 31, 2017 to the Director of Dance at

Call for Volunteers – 20th Annual SUBTLE TECHNOLOGIES Festival

DUO’s client, Subtle Technologies is looking for some capable, sociable people who love art, science and technology to help spread the word about the 20th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival, and to help host workshops in May and June. Volunteers will meet and work with the artists, scientists and innovators who create the festival’s content, and will get free access to some ticketed events. It’s a great way to get involved!

The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme Food, Farms and Future Ecologies, exploring the radical potential of hybrid frameworks for art, science and technology to redefine our understanding of cultivation, consumption and the interdependence of life on our planet.


Before the festival


2 volunteers

Description and Details:

You’ll be delivering promotional postcards to businesses and organizations around the city of Toronto. A list of locations will be provided, and we’re hoping you’ll be able to add to this list, drawing from your knowledge of the local scene. At the end of the festival, you’ll be responsible for providing a list of places where you delivered postcards. You’ll get started right away, distribute another round of postcards early in May that will highlight the May 17th event, and continue doing occasional distribution rounds into early June.

Each of these volunteers will receive 2 tickets to Universe in a Glass, a program of animated shorts at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th, as well as complimentary registration for any one of the single-day workshops at Evergreen Brick Works in June.

Time commitments:

We estimate this will take about 2-3 hours per week for 5 weeks = 10-15 hours total

Upbeat and friendly
Good communication skills
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Knowledge of the city and how to get around it; having a bicycle is an asset
During the festival

1 person per shift
19 shifts total (18 workshops and 1 performance)

Description and Details:
At each festival workshop, the Workshop Assistant will be greeting registered participants, processing tickets purchased through or (for some June workshops) taking cash at the door, and handing out surveys, flyers, and festival programs. You’ll be able to answer participants’ questions about the event and venue, and help the presenters as needed. You’ll also post to social media (Instagram, Twitter) about the workshop as it’s happening. You’ll be able to participate in the workshops to some extent (i.e., when you’re not assisting).

For the May workshops, this role will include helping with setup and takedown, which may involve some heavy lifting. For the June Indigenous Plants/Indigenous Histories guided hikes, assistants will need to be able to walk a fairly easy nature trail, and to be comfortable using smartphone apps.

Time commitment:
One orientation session and a minimum of one workshop (minimum ~6 hours)

Friendly and personable
Organized and reliable
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Good understanding of social media
Customer service experience a plus

For some events:
Basic cash handling skills
Basic tech knowledge (to help with the smartphone app)
Able to lift 40 lbs
Able to go on an easy nature hike
Volunteers with specialized skills

1 or 2 volunteers

This volunteer will come to some of the June workshops to shoot video. Subtle Technologies will provide an in-house editor to work with raw footage.

This is a good opportunity for a video production student looking to build a portfolio.

Each of these volunteers will receive 2 tickets to Universe in a Glass, a program of animated shorts at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th, as well as complimentary registration for any one of the single-day workshops at Evergreen Brick Works in June. Any transit or travel expenses will also be reimbursed.

Flexible. Ideally, you’d attend two workshops, which would take about 5 or 6 hours, plus your editing time.

Must have video equipment, access to editing software, and videography shooting and editing skills.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Nadia Halim at:

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) in partnership with Miziwe Biik seeks applicants for an Administrative Coordinator

Administrative Coordinator Job Posting

SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING:  All interested applicants must be registered and working with an employment counsellor at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training.

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) in partnership with Miziwe Biik is seeking applicants for a contract position (26 weeks) as an Administrative Coordinator.

Posting date: April 5, 2017
Closing Date: April 21, 2017 12:00pm
Start Date: May 1, 2017
Location: 476 Parliament St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4X 1P2

Job Summary: The Administrative Coordinator supports the programming, communications, and membership relations for the CDA. The Administrative Coordinator works directly with the CDA’s General Manager in a supportive capacity.  The Administrative Coordinator oversees the accurate and timely delivery of administrative services, maintains and updates online content, assists with programming related to Conferences and regional events and assists with membership renewals. This position will play an essential role in expanding the operations of the organization.


  •  Assist in the coordination of CDA’s National Conference
  • Assistance with membership renewals and processing
  •  Assistance with website and social media updates
  •  General office support as needed, perform clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, mailing, and filing
  • Act as support to the Executive Director and/or General Manager which may include : maintaining agendas, meeting coordination, minute taking, travel arrangements
  • Provide secretarial support to the management team
  • Support the organization in the coordination of program delivery and development
  • Reply to general information request

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong English communication and written skills
  • Basic knowledge in French an asset
  • Post secondary education, training and experience equivalent to a diploma in business administration or administrative office experience is an asset
  • Passionate about the arts
  • The candidate must be an effective communicator: He/She will respond to internal and external enquiries with diplomacy, courtesy and discretion
  • He/She must have a keen sense of organization and ability to multi-task. Effective time-management skills including the ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines are a proven asset
  • Must have strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Design and Photoshop skills an asset

Wage: $17/hr. x 35 hours per week x 26 weeks

Please note all applicants must be registered with Miziwe Biik in order to be eligible for consideration.

Forward your resume and cover letter to:

Aviva Fleising,
General Manager
476 Parliament St. ,
2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1P2


We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Toronto Arts Council is Seeking a Grants Officer – Dance and Literary programs – deadline May 5, 2017

Grants Officer – Dance and Literary programs

Type: permanent full-time

Start Date: June 2017


The Grants Officer is responsible for the management of TAC Dance and Literary programs, which include operating grants for organizations and project grants for individuals, organizations and collectives. In addition to program management, grants officers facilitate the work of TAC standing committees, contribute to policy development and strategies to support their program area, work with colleagues on Toronto Arts Foundation programs, and provide information services and support to the arts community.

Responsibilities include:

Delivering and evaluating grant programs.
Managing and facilitating the peer assessment adjudication process.
Providing guidance and support to applicants.
Community outreach
Attending performances and events on evenings and weekends

Key qualifications:

Knowledgeable about Toronto’s diverse dance and literary communities and the issues facing its members
Experienced and knowledgeable in grant writing and public funding systems
Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and consultative skills
Sound judgment, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and organizational skills
Proficient with Windows-based software (Word, Excel) and able to work collaboratively within a small office environment.

Conflict of Interest restrictions:

The successful candidate may not work in any paid or volunteer capacities with organizations and collectives that apply to or receive funding through TAC grants programs.

To apply:

Toronto Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

Please submit cover letter and resume in a single PDF file by noon on May 5, 2017 by email only to Director of Grants Beth Reynolds – Specify Grants Officer in the subject line.

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter (CADA‐ON) Seeks an Interim Administrative Director


Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter (CADA‐ON) – Interim Administrative Director 

Position: Part-time Administrative Director


Location: Toronto

Start Date: April 2017

Duration: 5-6 months (including 2 week summer break); some negotiation possible

Payment: $17.50/hr; 20 hours per week

CADA-ON is a professional association for dance artists founded and run by dance artists. We see our principles, policies and programs in a community-building context, believing that all parties in the dance milieu have a shared interest in building a strong dance community and our specialized interest is in the status of the individual dance artist. We work to empower and educate members towards self-representation.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Acting Administrative Director is a temporary part-time employee responsible for the duties including office/staff management, overall membership management, disbursement of the Training Subsidy Program (TSP), Board of Director support, grant applications and management, member communications, and financial management of the organization.

CADA-ON seeks an outstanding individual to take on the administration of our organization on a part-time, contracted basis. This position offers a valuable opportunity to candidates entering the arts administration field; our current Acting Executive Director will mentor the successful candidate during transition into the position.

The successful candidate will be offered a contract for an average of 20 hours per week at $17.50 per hour. During transitions into and out of the contract these hours will be shared. This position offers the opportunity for self-directed time management within the time guidelines of some tasks with set deadlines.


• Process membership applications and renewals

• Supply membership statistic reports for Board meetings

• Support Board meetings and assist Board of Directors with outreach initiatives

* Grant preparation • Administer Training Subsidy Program (TSP) ‐ three deadlines per year

• Prepare financial reports, grant applications and reports

• Office management, including filing, computer backups, answering email and telephone queries and meeting with members as requested

* Liaise with bookkeeper and auditor

* Management of part-time Membership Coordinator


• Good working knowledge of Word and Excel

• Keen interest in computing and other technological tools

• Excellent organizational skills

• Excellent oral and written English language skills

• Thorough and conscientious

• Able to work both independently and follow instruction

Experience in the arts; knowledge of the dance milieu is an asset.

Send applications by email to: office@cada‐

We thank all candidates ‐ only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.