Employment

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.

Seasonal  Employment

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to American Dance Festival, PO Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708, or e-mail to adf@americandancefestival.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.

PRODUCTION POSITIONS
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.

RECEPTIONIST
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.

STUDENT 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 the operations of the Three Week School (students ages 12 – 16) and students in the Six Week School under the age of 18. In addition to assisting with the overall administration and day-to-day tasks of running the ADF School, this position will be responsible for supervising dorm counselors and all young students at ADF, including coordinating dorm counselor schedules, corresponding with parents, implementing and distributing a comprehensive weekly Three Week School schedule, arranging weekend activities, and assisting all students with issues surrounding classes, health, safety, housing, meals, etc. Experience with younger students 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.

SCHOOL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
The School Operations Office manages all studio, transportation, equipment, and technical needs for the ADF community of more than 500 students, faculty, and professionals. The School Operations Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all studio allocation, ADF bus schedules and maintenance, studio upkeep, and execution of setup/breakdown for all school related events. Will supervise and organize work schedules for the School Technical Assistant, a staff of interns, staff assistants, and assigned scholarship students. 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.

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.

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY COORDINATOR *
Works with the ADF School Dean and Director of School Administration 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 creating schedules for the school and assisting 70+ faculty. In addition to assisting with the overall administration and day-to-day tasks of running the ADF School, this position will be responsible for overseeing the WFSS schedule and all tasks and activities associated with it including scheduling WFSS classes, posting/updating the weekly schedule in a timely manner, coordinating logistics and classroom needs with the School Operations Office, and accurate financial tracking and reconciliation. Will coordinate and distribute the Six Week School schedule, Dance Professionals Workshop schedule, preview week schedule, and a festival-wide weekly calendar. Will coordinate the Teaching Tribute award ceremony, assist with all school VIPs, and organize all aspects of the student concert and class showings. Will also assist all faculty with various needs ranging from coordinating auditions and room/board/travel, as well as recording and arranging faculty meeting agendas and minutes. Prior experience with ADF 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.