29 Dec 2016

Full-Time Job Director of the Bates Dance Festival

Bates College (Job Poster) – Lewiston, Maine, United States

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Job Description

Bates College invites applications for the position of Director of the Bates Dance Festival, an internationally renowned summer program celebrating its 35th anniversary of bringing together a diverse community of international choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform, and incubate new work. Serving as a leader in the development and exposition of the performing arts on campus and throughout the world of dance, the Director is the producer, artistic curator, coordinator, and manager of a contemporary dance program that combines academic excellence, innovative programming, and community engagement.

The Director’s chief responsibilities include:
• Curation of a diverse, collegial, and internationally distinctive summer dance education program and performance series
• Artist recruitment and relationship management
• Student recruitment and admission
• Strategic planning
• Fundraising (in consultation with the college’s Office of Advancement)
• Integration of Festival artists into the college’s academic-year programming
• Advancement of the broader campus mission of diversity and inclusion, including in recruiting artists, performers, and students, and in program development
• Supervision of staff and interns
The directorship may include opportunities to teach depending on the needs of the college and the experience and training of the Director.
Desired qualifications of the new Director:
• Significant experience as an arts administrator with curatorial, operational, and arts advocacy experience
• Executive and management skills
• Collaborative skills and experience
• Strong fundraising experience
• Experience or interest in arts integration within a highly selective, small liberal arts college
• Leadership experience and skills to build on current program strengths, generate new ideas, work collaboratively to reach program goals, and fortify the Dance Festival’s national and international reputation while remaining committed to local and statewide communities
• Commitment to building community through the arts
• Leadership to advance Bates College’s mission of diversity
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Review of applications begins February 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in summer of 2017. Apply on line at www.bates.edu/employment

Applicants should submit the following:
• Letter of application that speaks to the candidate’s qualifications for the position and a vision for the Bates Dance Festival
• Resume or curriculum vita
• Writing sample from a successful grant or fundraising campaign
• Contact information for three professional references
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.



• Job Title: Director of the Bates Dance Festival
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Bates College
• website: www.bates.edu
• Location: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts management, dance, director, and fund-raising. Location: Maine.