Join the team that serves our dance community!
With more than 40 years of history in DC, Joy of Motion provides high-quality dance education and performances for students and audiences at all ages and stages of development. We are committed to building strong, healthy communities of people that share a universal love of dance and stand by the principle that Dance is for Everyone.
Joy of Motion Dance Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
* Please visit our Workstudy page to learn about volunteering in exchange for adult drop-in classes.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION:
Joy of Motion Dance Center, a non-profit dance education and performance organization, has an opportunity for an executive leader with creative entrepreneurial drive and a track record of growing an organization. The new Executive Director will build on our history of offering dance instruction and performance opportunities in a wide array of styles, for all levels of skills, to adults and children in the Greater Washington, DC area.
The Executive Director partners with the Board of Directors. staff and faculty to manage the day-to-day operations. Specific key responsibilities include:
- Leading an energetic, dedicated staff
- Supporting and engaging with a diverse faculty
- Securing sufficient operating funds and strengthening the organization’s financial position
- Engaging the board of directors in providing leadership and direction
- Creating excitement in the community about the work that Joy of Motion is doing to broaden access to dance
- Delivering an excellent dance education program for all levels of students
- Developing accountability systems for monitoring and tracking organization performance
- Ensuring the financial and operational integrity of the organization at the management level
- Developing and managing organization and program budgets
- Operating the organization with a balanced budget, hiring and developing staff, and acting as the voice of Joy of Motion
- Familiarity and connection with the Greater Washington DC
To learn more and apply, please download the full description here.
Joy of Motion Dance Center seeks an experienced, creative individual to direct our advancement operation. While the priority for this position will be development and fundraising, the Director of External Relations also oversees communications and marketing (supported by a Marketing Manager).
Requirements: 7+ years of fundraising experience, particularly within the grants management and individual giving space, and substantive experience in marketing and communications; Bachelor’s degree or 2+ additional years of professional experience; previous management experience; strong arts background preferred
- Create and execute annual Development Plan with objectives tied to Strategic Plan
- Complete applications and reporting to DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Out-of-School Time Office, and National Endowment for the Arts
- Complete applications, reporting, and cultivation for our Foundation partners
- Oversee individual donor programs (Studio Circle, Joyful Circle, 100 Club), annual giving, campaigns, and cultivation events, among others
- Regularly add and move prospects on the development pipeline
- Oversee business and individual sponsorships, including forJoyFest each spring
- Conduct development communications, including the Circle Quarterly (email)
- Handle gift processing, database management (PatronManager/Salesforce), and general development administration
- Handle Combined Federal Campaign, national “giving days,” recognitions and awards, and online listings
Communications & Marketing
- Oversee annual Communications projects, priorities, and policies
- Essential website updates, including for session launches, summer camps, special events, and auditions (as well as ongoing updates)
- Oversee print materials, including orientation letters for series (quarterly) and communications around JoyFest
- Plan, write copy, and edit the Annual Report (both) Joy Quarterly (print), and Circle Quarterly (email) and support production
- Create and execute annual Marketing Plan with objectives tied to Strategic Plan
- Plan and oversee six “launches” annually: four sessions of series programs, camp, and audition season
- Clearly communicate email and print marketing needs from leadership team and studio team to marketing staff members
- Plan and set up reporting needs (enrollment, sign-ups, drop-in) and ensure ongoing reporting in partnership with Marketing manager
- Complete reports and research on internal and external marketing/sales trends
- Represent Joy of Motion at local events, fairs, and conferences
- Manage community partnerships with marketing component
Applications: send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to interim Executive Director Julie Meyer (email@example.com)
Salary Range: $70,000s
Overview Joy of Motion Dance Center is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with a mission to unite dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. “Dance is for everyone.” The Business Manager is responsible for financial management, studio and office operations, and human resources. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Business Manager reports to the Executive Director and oversees the day-to-day running of the business functions of the organization, which has 75 employees and faculty, and three studio locations.
- Human Resources:
- Maintain, enforce and update personnel policies to ensure legal compliance and a healthy work environment for all staff and faculty.
- Manage employee benefits programs, including paid time off, health, dental, retirement, workers compensation insurance, etc.
- Manage high quality hiring practices and onboarding of new faculty and staff.
- Maintain personnel records.
- IT and Equipment:
- Ensure adequate telephone, internet, and other technical services.
- Manage acquisition, maintenance, contracts and records of laptops, cell phones, printers, studio equipment and any other equipment.
- Ensure appropriate software to support staff functioning and requisite systems.
- Financial Management:
- Supervise the contracted bookkeeper.
- Coordinate with the contracted accountant, and board treasurer.
- Ensure regular financial reports for executive staff and board.
- Manage all site leases and communication with landlords.
- Ensure the safety, cleanliness and quality of all studios.
- Supervise the Studio Manager (who supervises the 3 site managers).
- Customer Service:
- Manage JOM’s customer interface, Mindbody, providing support to studio staff and troubleshooting, as needed.
- Ensure accuracy of schedules, payment plans, and recordkeeping in Mindbody.
- Ensure the highest quality of customer service at all locations and through phone and website contact.
- Ensure all other aspects of administrative services.
- Track and maintain logs of equipment, all contracts in force, etc.
- Manage all insurance policies.
- Assist in improving and maintaining JOM’s internal systems for document retention and sharing, staff access to appropriate resources, etc.
- Ensure all policies and procedures are documented and kept up-to-date.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and other department directors to set the course for the organization.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Minimum five years of professional experience with at least three years working in administrative functions related to the above areas.
- Prior experience in an educational and/or artistic nonprofit is desired.
- Proven success in collaborative work with a team of highly skilled professionals.
- Prior experience working with MindBody, PatronManager, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office software is preferred.
- Ability to synthesize complex organizational and personnel demands, attaining the knowledge and capabilities to cover any position under supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Positive manner and disposition and personal style that reflects the values of Joy of Motion.
- Commitment to the power of the arts and transformative nature of dance.
- Reports to: Executive Director
- Employment Status: Full Time Exempt
- Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; $60-$65,000 per year.
Generous benefit package.
- Target Start Date: Immediately
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Julie Meyer, Interim Executive Director Joy of Motion Dance Center firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy of Motion Dance Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Faculty & Staff Job Opportunities
- Conducts and executes classes following Joy of Motion Dance Center curriculum guidelines
- Demonstrate creative ideas and enthusiasm for dance education.
- Instruct dance classes in accordance to needs of the organization in terms of style, age group, and scheduling
- Passion for working with children and adults; dedication to development and positive outcomes
- Comprehensive understanding of and skills in dance education; ability to create lesson plans for drop-in classes or series (enrollment) programs for youth or adults
- Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in dance instruction
- Ability to manage a classroom of up to 15
- Excellent communication skill
- Availability to instruct on weekday afternoons and evenings and/or weekend mornings and afternoons
- Access to transportation to all Joy of Motion studio locations
- Bachelor’s degree in Dance or Dance Education OR equivalent experience in the dance field.
Note: we are also seeking instructors specially to teach in our DCPS and DCPCS partner sites. Please indicate in your communications if you would be interested in expanding access to dance!
Reports to: Director of Community Dance School and/or Director of Dance Institute
Employment Status: Part-Time Hourly Employee
Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience + level of education, with free dance classes at all JOM locations.
Target Start Date: March 2019
How to Apply
Please submit a resume or CV and cover letter to:Krystal Odom – email@example.com AND Helen Hayes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lighting Designer oversees and contributes to the successful completion of the lighting elements for Joy of Motion programming.
Working closely with the Production Manager and Theater Manager, the Lighting Designer is responsible for executing all lighting for productions. This includes facilitating requests from Production Manager and choreographers, setting up the space (cabling, gelling, maintaining and setting up/striking lights, lighting board and any other equipment needed for the execution of a production) and management duties etc. as necessary. In collaboration with the Theater Manager, the LD executes calling of the show. The LD is responsible for operating the light board during the production(s). The LD upholds and implements Joy of Motion’s mentoring philosophy, mission value, and goals statements.
- Individual must be punctual and manage time well.
- College student/graduate or equivalent
- Must be at least 19yrs of age
- Knowledge of theater operation and lighting equipment
- Some dance knowledge
- Strong organizational and people skills
- Individual must have the ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs
- Part-Time Weekend Hours, required primarily Saturday and Sunday evenings. Hours are typically Saturday and Sunday 4:30-10:30 pm. Hours are also based on the production schedule. Some months there will be shows every weekend, other months there might only be 1-2 shows. You must be available for both Saturday and Sunday of a weekend to accept the show
- Lighting Designers start at $125/evening
- Individual will also receive free dance classes at all Joy of Motion locations
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line of “Lighting Designer Resume”.
Join our marketing team and help to inspire the DMV to dance! We’re looking for highly capable and inspired undergrad or graduate students to support our marketing team. Some experience using Adobe Creative Suite, Mindbody, Salesforce, Hootsuite, Google Analytics and MAC programs is required. Must be able to work at least 20 hours per week (flexible schedule) and reliably be able to commute to the H Street studio location. Duties include placing online advertisements in free publications, grassroots marketing, event support, market research, assisting with website maintenance, assisting with maintaining marketing materials, and general office support. Each intern is required to create and complete a final project for their portfolio that serves their educational goals and the organization (for example: past interns have completed social media and blog plans, etc.) To apply, submit a cover letter, project proposal, and resume to Maggie Walker: mwalker@joyofmotion .org. Use “Marketing Intern” in the subject line. Marketing interns are accepted on a rolling basis when we have availability.
Are you a student looking for real world experiences? Work with our Director of Operations and learn arts management from the inside out. Students must need college credit, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and dedicate 15 hours each week. Benefits include unlimited dance classes in a casual work environment that nurtures young professionals. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Finance Intern” in the subject line.
Are you a theatre/arts student looking for real world experiences? Work with our Production Director and learn theatre arts management from the inside out. Students should need college credit. Basic Mac skills required, and an ability to work well unsupervised. Dedicate 15 hours each week and receive unlimited dance classes at a casual work environment that nurtures young professionals. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to email@example.com. Use “Production Intern” in the subject line.