Dance Place Seeks Junior Staff Program Manager

Dance Place Seeks Junior Staff Program Manager

Junior Staff Program Description:

In this leadership program, teens ages 13-19 are provided with work training shifts as office aides, teaching assistants, theater tech assistants, front of house staff and facility maintenance. Junior Staff work with Dance Place staff members in departments such as youth programs, marketing, development, box office and production. In addition, Junior Staff take part in free weekly arts electives (visual arts, dance, drumming and more) and Monday life skills sessions (job training, financial management, communication skills, team building, college readiness). Teens receive an honorarium for positive participation in all aspects of the program.

Areas of Responsibility:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and enhance established self-development curriculum
  • Select junior staff participants
  • Lead weekly meetings for participants
  • Guide training
  • Organize art electives, schedule weekly work shifts and monitor participant participation.
  • Evaluate program with established tools and work closely with Director of Grants on program reporting
  • Create and follow a program budget
  • Engage with program alumni
  • Keep track of program data for program reports
  • Communicate with participants and their parents
  • Afternoon work shifts are set by Director of Education
  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Education

Required Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Creative
  • Works collaboratively
  • Kind and caring with youth
  • Good communication skills
  • Can show and give respect
  • Can control a group with a gentle approach
  • Highly organized and able to multitask in a fast past environment
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Be able to set and demonstrate high standards of performance including punctuality, dedication and follow through.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or comparative experience in youth education
  • Experience in youth leadership (teens 13-19)


  • 15 hours per week, year-round position
  • Summer hours to be expanded to 40 hours for 6 week summer camp
  • Employees are able to take an unlimited number of classes and attend Dance Place performances for free

How to apply:

To apply, send cover letter, resume and two references to THIS EMAIL

Deadline to apply: July 25, 2016

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