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 (full time positions unless noted)
All positions full at this time.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications sent by mail must be postmarked by February 2, 2015.
All ADF Summer Staff positions are contingent upon passing a criminal background check, with the exception of Production Staff.
Positions marked with an asterisk (*) must provide their own transportation.
Available positions for 35-plus performance schedule: Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, Sound Technician, and Costume Designer. Previous dance experience preferred. DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: June through July 2015. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references.
FESTIVAL SERVICES COORDINATOR *
Works with the Director of School Administration and School Administration Coordinator in coordinating all aspects of the ADF School Programs. Will work with an international student body and faculty totaling more than 500 people, with a focus on assisting students in the Six Week School, Three Week School, and Dance Professionals Workshop. In addition to assisting with the overall administration and day-to-day tasks of running the ADF School, responsibilities include the coordination of all housing, meal plans, ID cards, and additional miscellaneous student and faculty services. This position will work closely with staff at Duke University. Will also plan and implement many aspects of school and festival-wide events and parties. Will coordinate many aspects of the ADF summer offices and resolve issues regarding the offices and dorms including maintenance, cleaning, keys, furniture, etc. Experience in hospitality or events required. Must be able to work well independently while under pressure, as well as handle concurrent tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment with the flexibility to perform last-minute tasks as necessary. The ideal candidate has excellent customer-service and organizational skills, a positive attitude, and is proficient in Microsoft Office. Evening and weekend work required. DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: mid May through July 2015.
Answers very busy multi-line phone system and greets office visitors. Receives and distributes mail for staff, faculty, and students, and keeps track of daily parking passes. Must be able to work well with the public and take accurate, detailed messages in a fast paced environment. Must be organized, detail oriented, and possess a pleasant and professional demeanor, as well as a strong sense of discretion. Familiarity with the broad scope of ADF programs a plus. Involves miscellaneous office-related duties as assigned; reports to the Office Manager. DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: mid May through July 2015.
SCHOOL TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
The School Operations Office manages all studio, transportation, equipment, and technical needs for the ADF community of more than 500 students, faculty, and professionals. In addition to assisting the School Operations Coordinator, the School Technical Assistant is responsible for arranging all technical needs (sound, video, etc.) for all classes, rehearsals, events, and showings associated with the ADF School. Will execute setup/breakdown and operation of equipment during all School events. Will also supervise equipment checkout for entire ADF community. Experience in dance production is required. Must be able to work well independently while under pressure, as well as handle concurrent tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with the flexibility to perform last-minute tasks as necessary. The ideal candidate has excellent customer-service and organizational skills, a positive attitude, and is proficient in Microsoft Office. Evening and weekend work required. DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: late May through July 2015.
AUDIENCE SERVICES ASSISTANT *
This position reports to the Audience Services Associate. Duties include but are not limited to daily ticket sales reporting, updating internal spreadsheets, communicating with Duke and Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) box offices daily regarding seating holds and comp requests, and assisting supervisor with any other box office or marketing needs. Assistant will also assist the Marketing Department with event coordination. Previous box office and customer service experience (preferably within the performing arts) is required. Knowledge of and experience with Excel and Google Docs is required. Must be detail-oriented, have spreadsheet reporting experience, and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude. Evening and weekend work is required. DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: late May through July 2015.