Dancing in the Streets Seeks
Dancing in the Streets, a 31-year not-for-profit producer of free, public, adventurous performances in unexpected places—that has been based in the South Bronx since 2011—is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and visionary Managing Director who will build upon and further develop the organization’s mission to commission, produce, and present dance, interdisciplinary, site-specific, and community-based performances that transform the experience of a place; nurture artists; and serve as catalysts for building community and developing safe, vibrant, and economically sound neighborhoods that reflect and foster their distinct character, values, and cultures.
The Managing Director will work closely with a team of curators on planning future programs and on shepherding ongoing projects that contribute to the cultural renaissance of the Bronx through site-specific dance; and through collaborative initiatives (supported by the NEA, the NYC Dept. Of Cultural Affairs, City Council, and the NYC Mayor’s Office) that foster cultural exchange among grass roots, street, immigrant, and contemporary artists. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director will be responsible for board recruitment and development; donor cultivation; fundraising; fiscal and staff management; and strengthening existing and developing new arts, community, and business partnerships.
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit; a broad vision; a passion for the arts and for community engagement; excellent fundraising, fiscal management, and managerial skills; excellent writing and interpersonal skills; and a minimum of three years of comparable experience.
The position will begin in November 2015.
For the complete job description visit www.dancinginthestreets.org/jobopportunities.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.