Five College Dance Department

FCDD Office Assistant Needed

This is an academic-year-long position with possibility for renewal.

The position requires approximately 5 hours/week throughout the academic year. The work schedule is somewhat flexible, but the majority of the work needs to be completed in the office during our normal business hours of M-F, 8am-3:15pm. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a couple of hours in the office every Wednesday or Thursday in order to compile and send out the FCDD Weekly E-Announce.

Paid Position Requirements:

  • Enrolled at one of the Five Colleges September 2014-May 2015
  • Work-study eligibility
  • Access to transportation to/from work (FCDD office located at Hampshire)

 Job Summary:

 The most important duty of the job is compiling and sending out our FCDD Weekly E-Announce every week that school is in session. The FCDD Office Assistant will receive (at a dedicated FCDD Gmail address) dance-related announcements such as auditions and job/internship opportunities as they come in, and will come in, very reliably, every week and compile them, along with the internal FCDD news for the week, into a digest-format e-blast that is sent out every Wednesday or Thursday,

Other duties as assigned.


  • Computer-literate and comfortable using a Mac
  • Experience updating website content or willingness to learn
  • Excellent professional communication skills
  • Meticulous/detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Interest in dance and/or arts administration a plus

To apply:

Email FCDD Administrative Coordinator Joanna Faraby Walker

The application deadline is Monday, September 8, 2014.

to apply send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
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Maine Arts Camp Dance Counselor Wanted

Maine Arts Camp,, is an overnight camp for children ages 8-16. We are located on the campus of Unity College,, in Unity, Maine. Our camp season for staff runs from July 1 - August 3, 2014. We are looking staff interested in living and caring for campers for the month of July. We offer over 60 activities, including a wide variety in the arts. In the past, we have offered a variety of dance activities (modern, choreography, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop).

The dance counselor position is a combination of leading/assisting in dance classes, working as a dorm counselor (living with the campers), and helping out wherever needed. Besides dance, our activities include a variety of visual arts, music, theater, photography, videography, gardening, culinary arts, individual sports and more: We are very much a camp, with camp songs, camp fires, friendships, and developing an inclusive, camp community. With a limited enrollment of about 100 campers, we have a small and dedicated staff, interested in working with kids/teens and helping them gain skills and grow.If you are looking to live and work with children in a small community, geared for bright and creative kids, feel free to fill out a staff application at

Salary for the 4+ weeks is $1700-$2200,including room and board. For further information, contact Rick Mades, camp director, at 561-865-4330 or

Temporary Full-Time Classical Ballet Faculty Member

The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is accepting applications for a temporary full time faculty position in classical ballet. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is a public residential high school for emerging artists. The school gives artistically talented high school students from across the state the opportunity to study their art in a supportive environment of artistic and academic excellence.

Aiming to be both formal and forward thinking blending traditions to the moving trends of the 21st century, the dance department is a pre-professional training program that is primarily based in classical ballet with a secondary emphasis in modern dance technique. The three-year (Grade 10 to 12), program offers students a systematic yet diverse curriculum designed to educate and prepare students for entry into a highly fluid and competitive professional ballet world.

· Professionally trained ballet teacher experienced in teaching advanced technique level to pre-professional students.
· Performance background with major ballet company
· BFA/MFA strongly preferred with al least 5 years teaching experience in dance at the secondary and/or post secondary level.
· Extensive knowledge of classical repertoire and others
· Experience in both staging ballet repertory and choreographing
· Additional teaching skills sought include one or more of the following: character, dance history, somatic work
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both students and staff 

· Teaching advanced men ballet technique, male variation and pas de deux
Preparing students for performances, auditions, and international ballet competitions
Advising students
Coordinating production
Preparing grades and progress reports
Attending dance faculty meetings
Participating in recruitment of dance students 
Participating in auditions for new dance students
Participating in community outreach programs
Fulfilling additional duties as assigned by the Chair of Dance

Deborah Franks
Human Resource Director
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 282-3781
Send resume to:

Assistant Professor with expertise in ballet (tenure-track)

The School of Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration at The University of Akron invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in ballet. 

The successful applicant will teach advanced levels of ballet technique, pointe, and choreograph for main stage productions. Other teaching responsibilities will depend on candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department. Engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors; mentor student choreographers, advise students on academic and career goals. Job responsibilities also include serving on university committees and assisting with student recruitment, departmental activities, and events. 

A 9-month salary will be offered beginning fall semester August 2014.

Requirements: Applicants must possess an MFA in dance; PhD in dance considered. Demonstrated excellence in teaching intermediate and advanced ballet technique; experience teaching at the college level and sensitivity to the nature of teaching BFA and BA dance majors as well as dance minors and non-majors. 

Preferred qualifications: professional performing experience; demonstrated ability to choreograph and/or restage works; demonstrated skills in and ability to teach dance and technology (video, audio); evidence of successfully motivating students; demonstrated ability to teach to diverse groups; evidence of creative/scholarly distinction or potential to contribute to the field in creative and/or scholarly ways. Experience in collaboration (artistic, educational, or research based).

Salary: Competitive 

Inquiries may be emailed to:

Application Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications will begin January 15, 2014

Application Instructions: 
To apply for this position, candidates must complete the on-line application at and attach a cover letter outlining qualifications, experience in the field, areas of teaching interests, creative/research interests; a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabus for a dance course at the college level; three current letters of recommendation confidentially sent to the address below, letters must be current (not more than one year old) and must speak to teaching abilities; links of choreography/restaged works (preferred) or DVD sent to address indicated; unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hire). Go to "My Career Tools" on the Careers home page and upload the required documents under the link "Cover Letters and Attachments". 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume may be submitted but will not be accepted  in place of any information requested on the application.

Assistant Professor of Dance


The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure-track Modern and Contemporary Dance beginning in the fall semester, 2014. CCM Dance is a program with a ballet and contemporary dance emphasis for the dancer seeking top-level training and rigorous artistic, academic and studio curriculum.

Duties: Will include teaching contemporary and modern dance and choreography/composition to motivated dance majors in a professionally oriented BFA program, choreographing or restaging works for two main stage productions per year, mentoring and advising students, serving on dance and academic committees, and assisting in recruiting, auditioning, and retention of students. Based on this individual's skills, this faculty member may also teach somatic, character dance, or other aspects of their specialties.

Required: Terminal degree or commensurate professional experience; prior teaching experience in higher education, conservatory or professional company.

Preferred: The ability to teach a recognized modern technique and/ or contemporary ballet. Additional expertise and teaching experience in related fields such as dance media/technology, kinesiology/somatic/Laban, dance history, pedagogy, choreography/composition and specialized dance idioms.


To apply for position (213UC6145), please see


The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

Seeking Adjunct Dance Teachers

Hello! We are seeking adjunct dance teachers for this year to teach the following co-curricular dance classes at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, MA (11 miles North of Greenfield)   

Looking specifically for teachers for: beginning Jazz (October and November, Monday and Friday afternoons)  beginning modern (January & February 2014, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)   

Please email me at gschatz@nmhschool for more information 

Male-Bodied Ballet Dancer Performance Opportunity

Melrose Youth Ballet is a non-profit ballet organization offering dancers ages 7-18 a pre-professional performance outlet in performing in full-length productions. Our casts are well over 150 dancers and include many professional guests artists that have been previously dancers from Granite State Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, Boston Ballet, and NH State Ballet.  

 This job includes an opening for 2 male trained ballet dancers in Melrose Youth Ballet’s production of Nutcracker. Roles include Doll, Snow King, Rat King, Arabian, and Spanish.  

 Job Description:         

Commitment on Sunday rehearsals in the afternoon from 1-2 hours per week starting the weekend of October 4th - November 17th.

Commitment on run through weekend rehearsals November 23rd & 24th       

Tech week rehearsal attendance is mandatory            

Sunday December 1st : 1pm-6pm            

Tuesday December 3rd 4pm-9pm            

Wednesday & Thursday December 4th, 5th 5-9pm

Show weekend includes 5 performance: Friday December 6th 10am (school performance) Friday December 6th 8pm Saturday December 7th 2pm & 8pm Sunday December 8th 2pm  

Rehearsals & shows take place at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose MA.  

Travel is not included but is accessible by the orange line (train).  

Compensation is $50 per show; $250 total. Dancers will be paid after the last performance.  

If you can commit to 90% of the rehearsals and 100% of the shows please contact Jaclyn Demianiuk at  

Please include a Resume, Video & Headshot in submission of email.   Positions will be filled ASAP.

Dance Instructor for Student(s) with Special Needs

There is a position for a dance instructor for a student(s) with special needs in Hadley.

contact Tammy Thompson at (413) 665-7679.

Hip-Hop Instructor needed in Sunderland

Hip-Hop Instructor needed Sunderland; Thursday evenings, 8:00pm for older girls with some experience.

contact Tammy Thompson at (413) 665-7679