Adjunct Instructor of Dance at Keuka College

Keuka College–in Keuka Park, New York–is hiring an adjunct instructor to teach courses in dance, including Introduction to Dance; Dance, Self, and Culture; and Movement in the Wider World. Applicants should have a particular interest in innovative and integrative approaches to the teaching of dance that stress its broad application in everyday life and its integration both with other performing arts (theatre and music) and with a range of other disciplines (e.g. Occupational Therapy, Health and Wellness) and co-curricular activities are especially welcome. The instructor should value quality in teaching, and enjoy working closely with an undergraduate population.

Qualifications include an M.F.A. in Dance or equivalent degree, experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Dance at the college and/or secondary level, effective verbal and written communication skills, and compliance with standard higher education confidentiality policies.

For more information and to apply, visit keuka.edu.

Puppet Lab Artist with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is accepting applications for the 2017 Puppet Lab: an emerging artist incubator program, facilitated by Alison Heimstead. Puppet Lab Artists will receive a $2000 stipend.

Applicants must consider themselves emerging artists, defined as “artists who have evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment; and who are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.” Examples of recognition can include exhibitions, critical reviews, commissions, performances, grant awards, residencies, fellowships, publications, and productions.

Applications must be received by email, mail, or hand-delivery no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Recipients will be announced by June 30, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit hobt.org. Applicants interested in asking questions and reviewing past successful applications can contact Performance Curator Alison Heimstead at aheimstead@hobt.org.

HartBeat Ensemble seeking Managing Director

HartBeat Ensemble–located in Hartford, Connecticut–is currently accepting applications for Managing Director. Here’s some of their language:

The Managing Director of HartBeat Ensemble promotes the organization’s mission and core values. Equally important to this role is fostering an environment that values, supports, and builds upon the experience and expertise of HartBeat’s staff and ensemble members. The Managing Director must be a passionate advocate for the arts, social justice, and diversity and inclusion; an effective external leader capable of supporting the Artistic Director’s goal of increasing public awareness of HartBeat’s role in the community; and able to navigate successfully between and among the various constituencies: staff, ensemble members, actors, board, funders, the arts community, individual donors, and the community.

Direct responsibilities include financial management (budgets, forecasts, reporting); achieving fundraising goals; human resources management; board development and advancement; and organizational scheduling and operations. Supervisory responsibilities include development and fundraising; marketing; production and technical management; contract management; bookkeeping; and rentals, front-of-house, and facility management.

Progressive senior leadership experience and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience are required (business management, arts management or related field). Experience in the arts is highly valued and candidates with theater experience are preferred. This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Michael Negrón. All submissions are confidential.

For more information, visit hartbeatensemble.org.