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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

 

Ailey II Company Manager

Ailey II, the junior company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is seeking a highly motivated and personable Company Manager. This position is responsible for all company management aspects of the productions for Ailey II domestic and international tours, outreach and special events. The Company Manager will work closely with Ailey II Production crew and Artistic staff as well as the Production Department. The Company Manager reports to the Director of Company Business Affairs.  

This ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of a performing arts organization, experience touring with a dance company and a solid production background. Position to be filled immediately.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and manage weekly payroll and any related paperwork for the company;
  • Process and manage workers compensation claims;
  • Prepare monthly receipts reconciliation for petty cash and company card expenses;
  • Assist Director of Company Business Affairs and Director of Production with tour planning in collaboration with Ailey II domestic and international booking agents;
  • Coordinate all logistics for tours and local engagements, including travel, hotel, ground transportation and dining options;
  • Create all tour itineraries;
  • Advance all engagements with local presenters;
  • Act as liaison between presenters, company and AADF staff and serve as general representative and steward of company on tour;
  • Coordinate visas and work permits applications for international tours;
  • Assist Public Relations Department with scheduling interviews by local media outlets;
  • Coordinate physical therapy needs with in-house and local therapists and identify medical assistance for ill or injured company members;
  • Work with Development Department to arrange company’s participation at special events.
     

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 2 years of professional experience in company management in dance and/or theatrical production. Previous extensive touring experience is preferred;
  • Previous professional experience in production (such as stage or production management) is preferred;
  • Previous supervisory experience is required;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written, as well as organizational and time management skills. Multilingualism is a plus;
  • Must have the ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment, show initiative in challenging situations and demonstrate a dynamic and positive attitude;
  • Must be a flexible team player and willing to carry out other duties as assigned;
  • Must be willing to travel and maintain a demanding multi-city schedule on tour, that requires long working and traveling hours;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and able to drive a 15-passenger van as necessary.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume with two references and a cover letter to productionjobs@alvinailey.org. Indicate Ailey II Company Manager in the subject line.

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.

 

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