About Dance Exchange: Fueled by generosity and curiosity, Dance Exchange expands who gets to dance, where dance happens, what dance is about, and why dance matters. We collaborate across generations, disciplines, and communities to channel the power of dancemaking as a means for dialogue, a source of critical reflection, and a creative engine for thought and action. The work we cultivate and steward today grows from a legacy and commitment to intergenerational and community exchange, artmaking at the intersection of social relevance and community participation, and moving as a way to notice our world and noticing as a way to move our world. Founded in 1976 by Liz Lerman and under the artistic direction of Cassie Meador since 2011, Dance Exchange is a non-profit dance organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Dance Exchange is an equal opportunity employer. Dance Exchange values and prioritizes working among intergenerational teams. Our projects, programs and partnerships aim to cultivate an inclusive community representing the rich diversity of our home in the Washington DC metro region and in the communities where we work nationally and internationally. We encourage people of color, people in the LGBTQ+ community, people living with disabilities, adults along the aging spectrum and those with other diverse lived experiences to apply. Aligning with our mission to expand who gets to dance, strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to foster belonging for people of all ages, abilities, racial/ethnic identities, gender identities and expressions, and more. Qualified candidates will be committed to equity and anti-racism.
Title: Creative Producer
Starting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 13th 2021
Hours per week: 30. Work hours are generally weekdays between 10:00am-6:00pm, with work on weekends and evenings for special events as needed.
Place of Work: Dance Exchange’s Community and Creative Hub, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland with opportunities for remote work
Immediate supervisor: Executive Artistic Director
Salary Range: $35,000-$39,000
Benefits: Dance Exchange offers a flexible work schedule. Employees are able to attend Dance Exchange programming and events for free.
The Creative Producer will work in close partnership with the Executive Artistic Director. The position will lead production management and project implementation at Dance Exchange and will play a key role in partnership cultivation and management. This is a role that requires a “both/and” way of working. The Creative Producer will need to attend to both the small details and the big picture of each project. They will need to both foster relationships centered on empathy and equity and hold the team accountable to timelines, deadlines, and deliverables.
This role is an opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team to expand who gets to dance, where dance is happening, what dance is about, and why dance matters through the deepening and expansion of cross-disciplinary partnerships and innovative program implementation.
Management and Cultivation of Partnerships
— Work with Executive Artistic Director to engage current and prospective local and national partners in developing Dance Exchange programs, initiatives, and offerings
— Cultivate Dance Exchange’s earned income through the expansion of revenue generating partnerships
Production Management and Implementation
— Work closely with the Executive Artistic Director and other Dance Exchange staff to move from vision to implementation of creative projects and initiatives
— Develop and manage the execution of production timelines in relationship to creative vision and project budgets, as well as funding and partnership expectations
— Develop and track project budgets in relation to annual budgets
— Coordinate with contracted project managers, producers, partners and artists on program implementation to align expectations and act as a point person among the collaborative team
— Work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to execute and ensure compliance with contracts
— Maintain program tracker and partner database
— Provide logistic and project support to collaborative teams. This could include coordinating travel, lodging and interpretation and translation.
— Schedule project and partnership meetings and co-lead meetings with Dance Exchange staff
— Serve as point person for project partners and creative teams
— Strong capacity for building and stewarding relationships and working in diverse teams
— Highly organized with an ability to hold project details along with the big picture
— Ability to work in a highly collaborative and responsive environment with a commitment to generosity and curiosity
— Professional experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm for producing, management, and administration in or beyond the arts. Relevant (but not required) degrees may include bachelor’s degree or higher in arts management.
— Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Suite and other office software. Video editing skills preferred.
How to Apply:
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