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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 2016.

Monday, May 2, 2016
The Joan Weill Center for Dance located at 405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Women: 10:00am
Men: 2:00pm

 

 

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.

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

 

Marketing Assistant

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

Ailey seeks a highly-organized, detailed-oriented, and personable team player as a full-time administrative assistant, reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing & Creative Content. This position is part of a department with 10 full-time and 10 part-time staff. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative support (scheduling, correspondence, expense reports, invoice processing, catering & travel arrangements, etc.)
  • Maintaining departmental production timeline
  • Organizing audience data collection campaigns
  • Coordinating the creation of house programs with Ailey’s part-time Program Editor
  • Facilitating the work of departmental interns and Ailey School student workers
  • Monitoring social media channels and responding to online inquiries, as needed
  • Working front-of-house at Ailey’s two New York-based gala benefits and at select performances during Ailey’s 3 New York seasons (incl. some evenings/weekends)
  • Other administrative tasks, as required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, database software
  • Performing arts/dance background a plus

Job starts ASAP

Compensation: Competitive salary.  Benefits include health/dental insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 403(b) retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking.

To apply for this position please send the following to marketingjobs@alvinailey.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing why you are interested in working at Ailey

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.

 

Budget & Financial Analyst

We are seeking a Budget & Financial Analyst. This position will report to the Controller.  Primary responsibilities include developing the annual budget, project and grant budgets, financial reporting (including monthly operating reports and quarterly financial statements), monitoring the organization’s investments, assisting with preparing schedules for the annual audit and assisting the CFO with ad hoc reports as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly operating reports that show the financial and budgetary effects of Ailey’s various operating segments
  • Coordinate month end general ledger close and account reconciliations
  • Provide monthly financial reports and analysis to senior staff and department heads
  • Work with Development staff to create budgets for grant proposals and financial reports on grant funded activities.
  • Respond to industry surveys and questionnaires such as DataArts and Dept of Commerce
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements for external banks and rating agencies
  • Coordinate with department heads and staff to ensure the accurate completion of all operating reports and budgets
  • Track and monitor investment performance
  • Assist with daily finance operational tasks as needed
  • Assist with creating the annual organization operating budget
  • Assist with the annual audit and related tasks

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting principles
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
  • Eye for detail with the ability to see the big picture
  • Not-for-profit or media/entertainment experience preferred

Education/Experience:

  • MBA/MPA with 2 years experience in not-for-profit or media/entertainment.

To apply for this position please submit the following to finadminjob@alvinailey.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two professional references

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits which include health/dental insurance, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking.

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.

 

Manager, Individual Giving

The Manager of Individual Giving must possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. Successful candidates will have experience working in a fast--paced fundraising environment, preferably working directly with individual donors. The candidate will report to the Associate Director, Individual Giving and will work closely with the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Patron Relations, and the Deputy Director of Marketing.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all house seat and donor ticketing requests for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II performances in New York and globally
  • Coordinating ticketing communications and logistics including maintenance of ticketing database
  • Serving as contact for Board members for Ailey performances and assist with trustee-related projects
  • Drafting correspondence and reports
  • Researching and identifying prospects
  • Coordinating and implementing donor mailings (including complex mail merges)
  • Working closely with the Individual Giving team to steward individual donors
  • Executing general administrative tasks


Skills/Qualifications

  • Sophisticated, polished and mature disposition and the capacity to engage with Board of Trustees and major philanthropists
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Highly organized working style, paying close attention to detail while maintaining speed and accuracy
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to work independently, as a leader, and as a member of a team
  • Excellent proof-reading abilities
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to participate in coverage of Ailey’s performances and special events


Experience/Education

  • Experience with donor and/or ticketing databases required - Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce and Tessitura preferred
  • Experience ticketing performances and events is preferred
  • High-comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel; proficiency with email and the internet
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years professional work experience
  • Performing arts/dance background a plus

Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Competitive salary with full benefits


To apply for this position please provide the following to devojobs@alvinailey.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and salary requirements
  • Contact information for two references


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 (20 hours per week) Business Office Assistant – The Ailey School


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s premier dance institutions, is seeking a motivated, customer service oriented and detail oriented team player to work in The Ailey School’s Business Office. The Ailey School, one of the nation’s preeminent dance training institutions, enrolls more than 1500 students annually.  The Business Office Assistant will report to the Director of School Business Operations and be responsible for supporting the daily administrative duties for the school’s Bursar and Director of School Business Operations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Answer phone and emails for questions about tuition payments for the school’s Professional Division, First Steps and Junior Division Programs.
  • Assist with the processing of payments for enrolling students in all of the school’s programs.
  • Assist with the management of payment plans and follow-up with past due accounts.
  • Assist with managing accurate entries into student billing – charges, payments, credits, financial aid and adjustments.
  • Send receipts and confirmation of payments.
  • Accept payments by phone and in person
  • Assist with payroll, payroll check distribution, and monthly payroll reconciliation and payroll errors.
  • Assist with accounts payable and receivables.
  • Assist with student Housing payment processing and posting. Follow-up with past due accounts.
  • Assist with school statistical reporting.
  • Assist with school’s human resource function – Processing new hire forms and associated ID, paid sick leave tracking, updating employee contact information
  • Special projects as needed


Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with experience in bookkeeping and data entry.
  • Prior experience in an arts related organization or school.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills; with a pleasant telephone manner and a clear email communication style.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, student billing and database experience.
  • Must be a willing and flexible team player, showing initiative to do what needs to be done to get the job done.

To apply for this position please submit the following to Aileyschooljobs@alvinailey.org:

  • Resume in PDF format
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position.
  • Contact information for two 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