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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.
 

 

Production Associate Production (AAADT & Ailey II)


The Production Department for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, the training company of the Ailey School, is seeking a Production Associate to handle financial tasks and provide general support to the department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Review and code invoices, payroll, and expense reports, with appropriate general ledger accounts; process weekly purchase orders
  • Issue invoices and track revenue payments
  • Assist with budgets and financial reports
  • Prepare and distribute royalty statements
  • Prepare domestic and foreign tax forms
  • Process payroll for part time employees
  • Assist with New York City Center Ailey II outreach
  • Manage comp ticket requests and mailing lists for Ailey II
  • Schedule production meetings
  • Handle mail for company members while on tour; prepare weekly mailings to the companies on tour
Required skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (in accounting or business a plus)
  • Professional experience in the business side of performing arts sector
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and succeed in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of Excel required
To apply for this position please submit the following to: Productionjobs@alvinailey.org and indicate Production Associate in the subject line:
  • Cover letter, resume 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.





Part-Time Positions

Part-Time Development Seasonal Assistant (20-30 hours/week)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking part-time administrative help in the Development department during September 2014 –January 2015. This position offers an opportunity to join a collaborative team, which raises $9.5M annually in support of all of the Ailey organization’s programs, including new works, scholarships for young dancers, and innovative outreach programming.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Excel and Raiser’s Edge data entry, assistance with mailings, confirmation phone calls, ticketing reports and other general office duties. 
Ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and energetic individual with a keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills.

Skills/Qualifications:
  • Self-motivated, energetic, keen eye for detail and strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work within fast-paced work environment
  • Knowledge of data management systems required— Raiser’s Edge and Excel preferred
Experience/Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or three-five years experience in a nonprofit sector
To apply for this position please submit the following to Devojobs@alvinailey.org and in the subject line include Development Seasonal Assistant:
  • 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.

 

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