The American Dance Festival is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, or race.

Year  Round  Employment:

All positions currently filled.

Seasonal  Employment:

PERFORMANCES COORDINATOR (February 12–August 3, 2018)

Reports to: Executive Director

Qualifications: Ability to multitask and handle pressure is a must. Excellent communication skills, an overall willingness to “get the job done,” and being comfortable working as part of a team is essential. Must have experience with managing events and working with artists. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

Job Summary: Coordinates all dance company logistics for ADF performances.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as primary contact for the managers of all dance companies and with artists in residence.
  • Coordinate all aspects of artists stay including housing, transportation, performances, post-performance discussions, master classes, and assist with any community outreach and cultivation events in which they are involved.
  • Hire and supervise Costumer and two summer interns.
  • Responsible for preparing visa applications including: O&P visas for professional companies and J-1 visas for artists in residence.
  • Work closely with ADF Production Director and presenting partners, preseason and during the summer, to ensure each company’s residency goes smoothly.
  • Work with Cast Dinner Coordinator to plan cast dinners at the homes of community members and with each cast dinner host to ensure a successful event.
  • Request company fees and track expenses that the companies are responsible for covering.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708, or e-mail to adf@americandancefestival.org with Performance Coordinator in the subject line.

adf school intern (january 16–may 2, 2018)

Reports to: Co-Directors of School Administration

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has experience with database operations (the ADF School utilizes RegOnline and FileMaker Pro), Microsoft Suite and Google docs proficiency. Excellent attention to detail is a must. Additionally, the candidate must be reliable, have great customer service skills, and the ability to troubleshoot. The ideal candidate is a current undergraduate or graduate student seeking an arts administration internship applicable to their program of study. 

Job Summary: The ADF School Intern provides part-time support to the Co-Directors of the School with the administrative functions necessary to coordinate all school programs and will become familiar with the internal operations of ADF.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsibilities will include database entry, processing of student applications, forms and payments, and communication with students and parents.
  • Additional responsibilities will include booking travel for the ADF School, website maintenance, assisting in marketing and mailings, and coordinating logistics with Duke University as needed.
  • This internship will include special research projects tailored to the intern’s background and areas of expertise.

The position will be required to work 15 hours a week, however, daily schedules can be flexible within a Monday-Friday/10:00am-6:00pm period. This internship is unpaid, but includes benefits such as participating in ADF Studio classes or attending ADF Summer performances. This internship can accommodate current students’ class schedules and program internship requirements.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708, or e-mail to adf@americandancefestival.org with ADF School Intern in the subject line. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2017. 

No phone calls or email inquiries.

Teaching opportunities:

ADF School
As a general rule, the ADF School does not accept unsolicited teaching inquiries. We take the selection of faculty seriously and are constantly examining the dance landscape for exemplary educators. 

ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios
If you are interested in teaching a weekly class or a special workshop at ADF’s Studios, please send your performance/teaching resume and proposed class description to studios@americandancefestival.org. We offer a variety of classes for all ages and levels. Typically, the weekly class schedule is set several months in advance, and special workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis.