Dance Instructors - Ongoing and Substitutes

We are always looking to expand our pool of experienced, professional dance instructors for various styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and core balance (yoga/conditioning/stretch) for both youth (4-19) and adult (13+) students. We currently have a need for hip hop and ballet instructors. We are also open to hearing about new class offerings, so pitch your class!

BIPOC instructors highly desired and encouraged to apply.

If interested in applying, please email cover letter and current résumé to Kylie Dimick, Education Coordinator, at info(at)nwdanceproject(dot)org.

Open Dancer Positions

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
OPEN COMPANY POSITIONS FOR OUR 2022 / 23 SEASON Contracts to commence AUGUST 2022
Employee Paid Position + Competitive Salary + National & International Touring

We’re looking for dancers with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience to join us. Preference will be given to professional dancers aged 22+.
BIPOC dancers and male dancers are highly encouraged to apply. Dancers must be legally eligible to work in the USA.

NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative, new contemporary dance works fro established and emerging dance makers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment. We are looking for experienced soloist dancers interested in a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance. Artists should have a strong classical and contemporary background, professional performance experience, and passion for the creative process.

AUDITION DATES
PORTLAND – FEB 20 / 2022
NEW YORK – FEB 26 / 2022

NW Dance Project will hold a Pre-Selection Application Process – Deadline: JAN 31 / 2022 (completed in-full by 11:59PM Pacific Time)
The live audition process is by invitation only.
Selected candidates will be contacted by email with full audition details. Our plan is to invite a small group of artists so we can really see individuals move.
We will try to accommodate dancers in their preferred city but due to limited time and capacity, we ask for flexibility.

NO phone calls, please.

Please use the steps below to be considered:

TO SUBMIT
To submit your information, dancers should use the form HERE.
In addition to filling out the application form, dancers will need to prepare and upload the following materials:
– résumé (or CV)
– full body dance photo
– headshot
– online link to video (Vimeo preferred) of dancing contemporary work (maximum 5 minutes). Solo work is best. If sending group work, please indicate who to watch for. NO password please.
– online link to video (Vimeo preferred) showing improvisation in silence and not edited (maximum 2 minutes). NO password please.
– online link to personal video (Vimeo preferred) of dancer detailing where they are in their dance career and their interest in NW Dance Project (maximum 1 minute). NO password please.
– proof of vaccination + booster (as applicable) required to attend audition (photo/scanned copy – jpg preferred).

NW Dance Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on any basis, including race, culture, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Front Desk Manager

NW Dance Project is seeking candidates to immediately fill our Studio Manager position.

$16/hr training/starting; $17/hr after two-month introductory period.

8-20 hours per week (starting) – weekend and evening shifts needed.

Excellent chance for advancement/promotion to full time, benefited position.

This position covers the front desk and studio during adult classes, youth dance programs, and additional events at NW Dance Project (211 NE 10th Ave., Portland OR 97232). Job duties include overseeing the registration and check-in process for all classes, assisting teachers with Zoom platform for classes, general studio and office management, managing incoming/outgoing phone and email communications, facility cleaning/sanitation, additional projects as needed. Strong, clear, friendly oral communication and writing skills required. Seasonal roles include box office and volunteer management during company performances, and attending promotional events/fairs. Requires excellent organizational and customer service skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with detailed accuracy, and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with agility. Ample knowledge of dance vocabulary and proficiency with standard Mac computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and WordPress.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Communication + Administrative Duties

  • Answer calls, messages, and emails related to dance classes, workshops, intensives, projects.
  • Update website with current class schedule(s), teachers, closures, and class updates.
  • Database entry.
  • Interview, hire, and train new Work-Study participants and receptionists.
  • Provide consistent follow-up and reminders about registrations, studio policies, and upcoming events.
  • Cover shifts not able to be filled or find coverage with Work-Study and/or other staffers.
  • Update staff manuals as needed.

Class Programing

  • Managing the studio space to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are following protocols, including enhanced health and safety protocols instilled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Oversee the registration process for all classes taking place in the studio – monitoring transactions, database entry, confirmation emails/reminders, payment plans, class waitlists.
  • Managing the registration software (StudioWorks) to create class schedules, student accounts and assist registration.
  • Assist Education Coordinator with educational programming.
  • Book and attend Portland street fairs to promote educational programming.

To Apply: Candidates are invited to email a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references (no phone calls, please) to info(at)nwdanceproject(dot)org.

Please use the following subject line: Studio Manager Position.

All applications will remain strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen.

NW Dance Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on any basis, including race, culture, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

BIPOC applicants are highly desired and encouraged to apply.

Operations Coordinator

NW Dance Project is seeking candidates to immediately fill our Operations Coordinator position.

This is a full-time salaried position with fully paid health, vision, and dental insurance benefits as well as paid time off.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Company Coordination
– Secure, schedule, coordinate, manage, participate in, and serve as liaison for all local, national, and international touring engagements
– Arrange all travel, transportation, lodging, and other logistics for local, national, and international engagements

Production and Personnel Support
– Provide general support to Artistic Director, choreographers, Lighting Designer, Costume Designers, Production and Stage Managers, and front of house support for all performances with an emphasis on event functions
– Provide general support to the Artistic and Executive Director, and additional staff and contractors
– Other duties include picking up or dropping off production and marketing items from storage to performance location; coordination of rental vans, supplies, props, lights to/from theaters/storage
– Generally the first person at a venue and last person to leave with production staff

Administrative Duties
– Website management and content updating
– Collateral distribution for all departments – artistic, marketing and development
– Organizing, re-sizing, distribution of assets to/from suppliers and vendors
– Assist support work for grant submittals and marketing promotions
– Initial point of contact for office technical issues

Qualifications
– Previous general management or company management experience required
– Bachelor’s degree or higher
– Outstanding communication, computer (Mac), and organizational skills
– Self-motivation with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
– Committed to working as a team and individually
– Strong attention to details
– Exceptional interpersonal skills
– Sense of humor and flexibility
– Proficiency with computer applications – Mac, Microsoft Office, database applications, graphic/photo/video editing a plus
– Appreciation for the arts and familiarity with dance

Position Available: Immediately
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience, education, experience, skills
Position open until filled

To Apply: Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references to info(at)nwdanceproject(dot)org. (no phone calls, please).

All applications will remain strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following subject line: Operations Coordinator Position.

NW Dance Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on any basis, including race, culture, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

BIPOC applicants are highly desired and encouraged to apply.