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Want to unite your passion for arts and advocacy with your passion for communications? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to dancers in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment with room for innovation and growth. 


The Organization:

With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It has historically supported dance in the city and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance making organizations and individual dance workers through: 

- Advocacy

- Action-Oriented Research

- Leadership Training, Networking and Convening

- Technology and Visibility 

- Grantmaking 


Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values.

The Position:

Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Communications Assistant who will be responsible for executing communication initiatives and priorities under the direction of the Communications Manager. 

The compensation package includes a salary of $42,000 - $45,000 based on experience and competitive benefits.

- Health insurance and 401K  

- Variety of paid time off offerings, including paid vacation

- Professional development stipend and bonus program 


Review the job description and list of qualifications.


The Location:

The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 

When the time is right, Dance/NYC will be shifting into a hybrid of remote and in-person work, per New York State Guidelines. Because Dance/NYC only serves the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties of Bergen, Hudson, Westchester Nassau and Suffolk; and the City of Yonkers, Dance/NYC is only recruiting cultural workers who are based in this geographic area and able to commute to Dance/NYC’s offices and events regularly.

Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Ground Floor of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance is also available. Dance.NYC offices are accessible and an accessible bathroom is available onsite.  Elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet, family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park. 


Cover Letter:
Your cover letter should include detailed answers to each of the following questions: 

- Why are you interested in working as the Communications Assistant at Dance/NYC?

- The Communications Assistant will be called upon to work on a range of projects that require the ability to relate to different audiences, manage stakeholder relationships, and problem-solve in different contexts. For example, in a given day, you might need to do live social media coverage at a Dance/NYC event, troubleshoot with a Dance.NYC user or respond to constituent inquiries, pitch to a group of funders about the organization’s impact and prep talking points for a live interview. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this work?

- How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem? How would you craft strategy around Dance/NYC’s work to develop meaningful engagement within the dance community while growing the prominence of NYC dance across sectors? How would you develop storytelling of the dance field that centers disability and racial justice and that recognizes and denounces xenophobia? 

- Please share any experiences with producing content for disability, immigrant communities.

- How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem and nonprofit communication practices for the purposes of achieving systemic change across the field? 

- Dance/NYC is a values-driven organization, please review our values of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (found at: ) and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them? 

- What is important to you in a workplace? 



The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before August 9, 2021. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to two years. 


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense. 

Thank you for your interest in Dance/NYC and the Communications Assistant position. Dance/NYC looks forward to reviewing your application!

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Director/ Associate Sales Director at Design Gallery




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An internationally recognized gallery specializing in design/art is seeking a highly motivated, educated, and organized individual as Director/ Associate Sales Director. Only applicants with 3-5 years of art or design related experience will be considered.
Responsibilities include:

Directing and managing gallery sales
Management of commissioned work from initial sale through delivery
Interfacing clients, curators, VIPs, artists
Understanding customer and market trends
Coordinating marketing and sales aspects of 6-8 high level exhibitions and fairs per year
Updating gallery website, as well as 3rd party website partners as needed 
Managing the day to day activities of a busy gallery, including but not limited to sales, marketing, and production

- 3-5 years of experience in a sales position at another art/design gallery or design firm required.
- Degree in Art Business or related fields
- Proficiency with Mac computers
- Strong art and design sales skills required
- Knowledge of contemporary art/design market and strong sense of industry trends and competitors’ marketing activities
- Experience working international art fairs
- Proficiency using Creative Adobe Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
-Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Candidate must be extremely detail-oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task and thrive in a busy environment. 
- Poised and polished appearance to fit a gallery environment
-Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion

Salary and Title commensurate with experience

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Booking Associate and Contract Manager



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$45K-$50K plus commission
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Pentacle’s mission is to design and provide unique and robust programs of support for performing artists at critical stages in their careers. At the same time, Pentacle enriches the cultural landscape through cross-sector partnerships in multiple communities across NYC and the U.S. Since 1976, Pentacle has been a model in the arts administration field, enabling performing artists to focus on what they do best—create art and engage with audiences. Learn more at

Pentacle’s Booking Department represents a curated selection of established and emerging contemporary dance and theater artists currently touring. Our Roster Artists are recognized for their artistic integrity, individuality and investment in community engagement. Pentacle’s Booking Department offers artist representation services which entails working closely with the artists, their personnel and presenters in securing engagements. We are a small, hands-on department whose goal is to ensure a successful and positive experience for the artist, presenter and audience. In addition to booking engagements, staff communicates regularly with each artist, providing assistance in project planning and marketing strategies as needed to support them with present and long-term touring goals.


Booking Associate and Contract Manager
Pentacle is seeking a career-oriented person who is passionate about dance, dedicated to supporting dance artists, and is interested in artist management/representation in the performing arts.  Ideal candidate is friendly and self-motivated with a professional disposition. Individual should be comfortable conversing with new people, whether that is over the phone, through email exchanges or in-person at conference settings. A willingness to collaborate, mediate, problem-solve and be proactive. Strong organizational and time management skills with an attention to detail and deadlines. Candidate should be attentive and show initiative and care in all aspects of their work. Some booking experience is a plus but not required if candidate is invested in learning on the job.

Booking Associate & Contract Manager duties will be approximately: 70% contract & art administration / 30% booking. As a small 2-person department, the Booking Associate & Contract Manager will work closely with the Director of Booking to manage various administrative aspects necessary for day-to-day operations and meeting end-of-the-season booking goals.


Contract Manager duties:
– Issue, track and execute necessary paperwork for engagements including letters of agreement, contracts, state tax paperwork as needed and processing visa petitions for our international artists.

Booking Associate duties:
– Maintain departmental database and company files which includes payment tracking, updating internal documents, creating marketing material as necessary and updating website and video files.
– Register and prepare for regional booking conferences and APAP. Keeping membership to regional organizations as well as NAPAMA, APAP and Dance USA up-to-date.
– Project Manage the yearly Pentacle Roster APAP Showcase in NYC.
– Coordinate tour logistics for select companies which includes but is not limited to: issuing marketing material to presenters, drafting tour itineraries and managing logistics which includes advancing workshops and other engagement activities, reserving hotel, airline and ground transportation.
– Negotiate and secure engagements for the Pentacle Roster Artists from select presenters in the Southern region from Pentacle’s existing database as well as identifying and developing relationships with new presenting organizations in the region.


This is a full-time salaried position. The general salary range for this position is $45K-$50K; plus commission potential based on candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Ideal start date: immediately. Candidate will be required to work from the Pentacle office in New York City. 

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                 Part-Time Position Description

Mark DeGarmo Dance is a leading not-for-profit organization founded in 1987 as Dynamic Forms, Inc. MDD has produced over 100 dances and multiple international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange with 13 countries. Our education programs target under-resourced and disenfranchised NYC Title I PreK-5 BIPOC public school students and communities without adequate highest-level dance and arts education. The organization currently serves up to 500 students and 30 classroom teachers in 5 public elementary schools in 4 NYC boroughs and reaches over 90,000 individuals annually across all programs. 


We seek outstanding results-oriented dance teaching artists experienced working in New York City’s Title I BIPOC PreK-5 NYC public schools across Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. The position is an excellent opportunity for passionate, effective, and skilled teaching artists to grow their professional teaching work over the longer term. Teaching Artists in Dance & Creativity will report to the Executive & Artistic Director, Dr. Mark DeGarmo with support from MDD administrative and teaching artist staff.


Participate in Mark DeGarmo Dance’s annual, paid Professional Learning Program.

Design and organize age-appropriate skills-based and interdisciplinary programs of study (16 lessons) grounded in Dance and the elementary curricula. 

Write projected and actual lesson plans, meeting notes and evaluations.

Implement MDD’s PreK-5 curricula.

Facilitate collaborative team teaching with classroom teachers. 

Create a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Engage all PreK-5 students, including Students with Disabilities and Multi-Lingual Learners.

Guide students expertly through a dance learning process leading to outstanding final sharings and performances grounded in NYC DOE Blueprint for Dance (to which DeGarmo contributed).

Support Mark DeGarmo Dance's vision, mission, core values and programs. 

Be an ambassador for MDD and our programs in the field with our BIPOC communities.


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Experienced in developing and channeling group dynamics for positive learning outcomes.

Experienced and conversant in relational and restorative justice classroom management approaches with and for BIPOC students.

Successfully teaching under-resourced PreK-5 BIPOC students in disenfranchised NYC Title 1 public schools and communities. 

Teaching age-appropriate creative movement, dance skills, student self-directed improvisation and composition, and interdisciplinary inquiry projects during and after school. 

Integrating learning standards and arts blueprints. 

Highly motivated and motivating. 

Open to learning and professional critique to improve practice and problem-solve in the field. 



Demonstrates child-centered teaching and learning methods.

Serving students, teachers and communities similar to ours.

Using differentiated and culturally responsive instruction. 

Continually improving practice. 

Supporting an organizational vision, mission, core values and programs similar to ours. 


Artistic Excellence 

Dance education grounded in professional artistry. 

Choreography, improvisation, pedagogy, world dance forms and performance.

International and intercultural exchange and communication. 



Higher education degree. 

Certifications of relevant learning.

 Professional experience equivalent to credentialing. 


Punctual; attention to detail and deadlines. 

Empathic with strong classroom management. 

Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

Creative problem solving and professional responsiveness-in-action. 



Two to five years plus in dance education with at least one year teaching in similar communities.

Experience with NYC dance, dance education and youth services organizations desired but not required.

Master’s degree or equivalent a plus.

Bilingual Spanish or other multilingual skills with native fluency a plus. 



This is a 1- to 3-day per week artistic staff (W-2) position with payroll benefits to begin immediately. Compensation is competitive with NYC arts education organizations. Benefits include: paid professional development, paid disability payroll deduction, and travel reimbursement. This is a growth position with potential to advance within the organization. Candidates are expected to be working dance professionals, to have other means of employment and to be seeking seasonal work, as this is not a fulltime position. 


Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should email cover letter with availability through August 2023; résumé; three professional references, including from direct teaching supervisors; video links of artistic and preK-5 in-person teaching work; and sample syllabus with overview of 10 lessons minimum and 1-3 lessons in detail. Optional materials include: schedule of teaching for observation.
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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
MARK DEGARMO DANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education. All inquiries are kept confidential. 

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Social Media & Design Internship


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We are looking for a part-time intern to work in tandem with the co-founders of a newly launched art startup. The ideal candidate must have at least one year of professional experience in communication, social media, or digital design roles. The position requires basic knowledge of contemporary art at a professional level, and candidates must show interest in the field.

The position gives a direct experience of establishing and developing a contemporary art startup. Working as a team on a small staff makes this an ideal situation to gain first-hand knowledge and participation in many aspects of the company operations.

We are looking for an organized, independent, and driven person who is task-oriented. Candidates must have strong design skills and fluency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

The tasks include, but are not limited to: managing the social media calendar (instagram/facebook), design art catalogues and sales materials, web design, managing our blog (update & creation of content), Linkedin (update & content), general design tasks (press release, press kit...), press on website (update), Youtube channel (update), suggesting the use of other media platforms to increase base of followers and engagement and ultimately convert those into leads. 

The position is for 16 h/week for a period of three-months with the possibility to extend. Hours and days are flexible, depending on applicants' availability.

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Commensurate with experience + performance bonuses


Excellent opportunity for a career-minded administrative manager to be involved in all aspects of gallery business acting as the underpinnings of this highly established gallery w/significant client base w/inventory of post-war contemporary prints. Varied duties include design & implementation of all marketing materials, social media management, oversight of several on-line art sites as well as gallery’s proprietary website (wordpress based), sales/client database management, pre & post auction purchase management, oversight of key vendor relationships & responsibility for general gallery upkeep. Assets include 3+ years gallery experience as well as excellence in Word, Excel & Photoshop; a problem solver who is organized & detail-oriented to a fault, w/ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, persistence, management of multiple projects simultaneously to deadline, self-disciplined and conscientious. Serious candidates encouraged to apply for this highly valued position in professional, effective and fast-paced gallery.

Compensation commensurate w/experience including performance bonuses. Applications held in confidence. Send resume w/cover letter to

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