Job Posting: Admin Assistant with Chamber Dance Project

Job Posting

Chamber Dance Project
Administrative Assistant position

To begin October 9, 2017

Chamber Dance Project
700 12th Street NW, #700
Washington, DC 20005

Title: Administrative and Communications Assistant

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Artistic Director

Status: Part-time, hourly paid
Begins: On or about October 9, 2017

Position Description: Chamber Dance Project is seeking an outstanding, outgoing, detail-oriented, and responsible administrative assistant to the Artistic Director with work across all communications platforms and event support. With excellent performance, there is potential for growth in this position.

Works with and reports to the Artistic Director

  • 15 hours/week 48 weeks/year: flexible schedule working 6 hours in office two non-consecutive days Monday- Thursday between 9-5pm and 3 hours/week remotely
  • Beginning at $16/hour with possible increase to $17/hour after three months with an excellent performance review
  • Paid monthly
  • Additional work hours at events and performances
  • Company phone line and front office support
  • Hired as an independent contractor, own laptop computer required

Job Responsibilities


  • Social Media: manages campaigns across all platforms including generating content
  • Patron Relations: generate written acknowledgements, evites, other communication
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletter: generate content, edit, send and track bi-weekly
  • Office: Maintain filing system and organization for materials and documents, organize and schedule meetings, work with other staff as needed
  • Database: ongoing management and updating of Excel records
  • Board: assists in scheduling Board and Committee meetings, ongoing communication and support as needed


May-June Season:Coordinate season schedules, travel and logistics with artists, assist with promotion and other administrative areas as needed
Events and Gala: assist in event planning, ticket tracking, silent auction, reception and administrative support at events
Touring/Residencies: work on cultivating potential residencies for the company and manage logistics remotely for 2018 and beyond

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Required

  • 4-year college degree required
  • 2-3 years of administrative experience – Arts Administration experience preferred
  • Proactive, responsible and outgoing approach to work and people we work with
  • Excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and manage diverse tasks while meeting deadlines with great attention to quality, detail and accuracy of work
  • Takes initiative in anticipating and solving challenges
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and mail merge function
  • Proficiency in evite platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in managing Social Media campaigns: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest
  • Excellent and thoroughly accurate written communications
  • Outgoing and personable manner in interacting with artists, the Board, and
  • Experience in arts administration is preferred
  • Must have own laptop with Excel/Microsoft Office to work on – Mac preferred

To apply kindly email a cover letter, resume, and two references with Administrative Assistant Position in subject line to info by Friday, September 8

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