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Full Time Positions

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is the umbrella organization that supports the activities of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs and the Ailey Extension. 

Please note: Application procedures for each position vary.  Please review for the particular position you desire.  We receive many requests and will do our best to promptly respond to all applicants.  Thank you for your interest in working with Alvin Ailey.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 

Audition for Professional Dancers

The internationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will hold auditions for professional dancers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds accomplished in modern, ballet, jazz, Horton and Dunham techniques.

Please bring headshot and resume/CV. Ballet slippers and jazz shoes are recommended. No pointe, tap or character shoes needed.

The Company is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).

Employment will commence Spring 2015.

Monday, April 27, 2015
Women: 10:00am
Men: 2:00pm

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019



School Scheduling Administrator

Founded in 1969 by Alvin Ailey, The Ailey School is the official school of the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Ailey School trains over 3,500 students from all over the world providing them with high-caliber instruction in a wide variety of techniques each year. Located in The Joan Weill Center for Dance in midtown Manhattan, the School boasts a faculty of over 75 dance professionals who are experts in their fields and 35 professional musicians providing over 360 classes per week, and a staff of dedicated administrators and advisors.

The Ailey School, is seeking a dedicated team member who is highly detailed oriented with very strong computer skills to join as School Administrator reporting to the school’s Business Manager. In the role of School Administrator this dedicated individual will handle the following:

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the daily scheduling of classes, faculty and musicians of the School in conjunction with other school staff members, including studio space issues.
  • Input the studio schedule each term and maintains all updates and changes in the MindBody software on a daily basis, including inputting teacher/faculty changes and substitutions, studio changes, cancelled classes, holidays and special requests.
  • Work closely with the Rentals and Extension departments on scheduling the building’s 12 studios.
  • In conjunction with the School Directors and the school’s Production Coordinator, assist with coordinating rehearsal days, times, and space for all guest choreographer workshops.
  • Maintain and update musician master schedule and hard copy of the school class schedule each semester to be used for the scheduling of students by the Faculty Advisors and for general office use and maintain online Faculty and Musician Bulletin Board.
  • Work closely with The School Business Manager to disseminate and receive availability forms from all Faculty and Musicians in order to create schedules for each term. Prepare for sending offer letter, schedules, policies and procedures to all Faculty and Musicians.
  • Work with Information Technology department on system implementations and act as school subject matter expert on technology issues.

Skills/Qualifications:
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and succeed within fast-paced work environment
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly software knowledge (Microsoft Office suite, database-driven systems)

Experience/Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years’ experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Must be technology savvy; experience with Blackbaud educational products (e.g., Education Edge) preferred.
  • Experience with high volume scheduling preferred.
To apply for this position please submit the following to Aileyschooljobs@alvinailey.org:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two professional references

No phone calls please.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 


 

Interns & Volunteer Positions

From time to time, the Foundation is able to extend rewarding internship opportunities to outstanding candidates. Please know that we are not able to offer a stipend, housing, or any other type of compensation; we do work with schools so that interns can receive academic credit and all interns and volunteers are able to take classes at the Ailey Extension at no charge. In the past, we have had high school, college and graduate student interns and we have been able to offer experiences in Marketing, Development, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs, Finance, Information Technology, Production, and The Ailey Extension.  At times we also need help from volunteers. 

Current intern and volunteer postings