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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.

The Company is affiliated with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
Employment will commence in May 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014 at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10019.
Women: 10:00am / Men: 1:30pm

 

Studio Manager (part-time)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the world’s most popular modern dance company, is seeking a Part-time Studio Manager to work in the Rentals department.

Duties will include ensuring rules and policies of The Ailey Studios are adhered to: checking to see that class and rehearsals are in their assigned studios and are starting/ending promptly; supplying classes and rentals with requested logistic materials (i.e. ballet barres, tables, chairs, etc…) and serve as on-site point person and assist as needed.

Must be available to work part-time, and on a flexible week to week schedule that includes most weekends and occasional weekdays.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain the studio and theater integrity for: Studio floors; Studio sound equipment; Permanent ballet barres; Chair and table inventory; Class supplies (Yoga mats, blankets, straps and blocks; M.E.L.T. hamper; Portable barres); Theater lighting package / sound package; Soft goods; Moveable walls; Seating unit; Theater & costume storage; Control booth.
  • Assist the Rentals department with studio set-up/breakdown and work with Security and Building Maintenance staff to ensure the studios are equipped with materials as requested and ready for class offerings creating a safe and pleasant environment for guests of The Joan Weill Center for Dance.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of facility equipment, including but not limited to theater seating unit, moving walls, and theatrical elements.
  • Assist in implementing internal event logistics: The Ailey School; Ailey Arts-In-Education; Development; Marketing; AAADT; Ailey II; The Ailey Extension; Administration

Knowledge and essential skills:
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Has excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Be able to multi-task, prioritize issues and anticipate and troubleshoot concerns in advance
  • Must be able to lift equipment weighing 50+ pounds

Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office & Internet


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter (detailing your interest in a position at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=5042721

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.

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IT Operations Manager

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is seeking an IT Operations Manager to handle the day-to-day technology needs for the organization and serve as technical lead on various projects. Primary responsibilities include Helpdesk management, network/infrastructure/systems management, project management, and departmental administrative tasks. This position will report to the Director of Information Technology.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversees desktop environment support.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for after-hours support; provides escalation and backup support for Helpdesk staff and Network Administrator.
  • Works closely with Director of Information Technology to define IT service objectives for all departments within AADF; ensures service objectives are being met.
  • Responsible for deployment, monitoring and maintenance of AADF’s networks and servers and the general health of computer equipment and related systems.
  • Monitors and reports all production outages; works with Director of Information Technology to lead recovery efforts and communications if an outage is experienced.
  • Performs proactive analysis on all factors impacting service level attainment; prepares metrics to evaluate system performance.
  • Drives improvement to processes across all IT operations.
  • Manages IT purchasing, contract renewals, and other administrative needs.


Required Skills
  • Understands, implements, and follows key IT security and operational controls.
  • Skilled at managing multiple priorities and projects; ability to maintain poise and flexibility in high-pressure situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of business and IT management.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of support and troubleshooting in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Mac OS X environments.
  • Expert knowledge of Windows and Linux server operating systems and applications.
  • Advanced networking knowledge, including wired and wireless network infrastructure; DNS, DHCP; experience with Cisco IOS switches and routers, Palo Alto firewalls, and Aerohive Wireless preferred.
  • VoIP experience, including Cisco Call Manager and Unity.

Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or 5 years equivalent experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in Information Technology with specific background related to operations management, IT infrastructure, and/or data center management.


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.

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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