DANCECleveland, one of the only stand-alone dance-only presenters in the United States, has reopened its search for the Executive Director position pending the retirement of its current director. DANCECleveland remains in a strong financial position and is creating a strategic plan that continues building on its leadership position not only in northeast Ohio, but throughout the international dance world. The attributes of the ideal candidate are strong executive leadership and relationship building skills to maintain DANCECleveland’s growth. While a dance background is not a requirement of this position, preference will be given to applicants with nonprofit and/or arts presenting experience. The successful candidate will be the public face of DANCECleveland, working collaboratively with presenting and funding partners. The Executive Director leads all programming, administrative, financial, development/fundraising, and marketing functions, working together with a small and highly talented professional staff.
Driven by a highly inclusive mission, Dance Cleveland embraces its vision of diversity, inclusion, and equality in its programming, operations, and the individuals with whom it works.
To submit your application, please send a cover letter and resume to DANCEClevelandSearch@gmail.com by February 12, 2021. For the full job description, click here.
Core Competencies and Qualifications: The next Executive Director of DANCECleveland will be a visionary, forward-thinking leader, passionate advocate for art and culture, and enjoy connecting with diverse stakeholders at every level. Possessing a working knowledge of nonprofit arts management, fundraising, and building audiences for the arts, this individual will be committed to advancing DANCECleveland's mission, vision, and core values. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of presenting cultural programming as well as the national arts ecosystem. Qualified candidates will have a proven track record of visionary, collaborative leadership, strategic resource development, and experience in short and long-term planning.
Education: Qualified candidates will possess an undergraduate degree in a related field with at least 10 years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in arts administration, business administration, or relevant advanced degree.
Mission, Vision, and Core Values
DANCECleveland's mission is to bring the passion and verve of modern and contemporary dance to the hearts and minds of Northeast Ohioans.
DANCECleveland's vision is to be a culture-maker in Northeast Ohio and the center for modern and contemporary dance in our region. As a presenter, commissioner, collaborator, and catalyst, DANCECleveland cultivates a dynamic level of activity that embraces, educates, inspires, and supports dance enthusiasts and artists alike. The centerpiece of this endeavor is DANCECleveland's annual performance series, which is enhanced with a robust array of social and educational events that break artistic boundaries and provide community access to artists.
DANCECleveland's core values are to:
• Nurture the human spirit
• Expand the aesthetic experiences in our community
• Stimulate fun, joy, and passion
Further, DANCECleveland is administratively conservative while curating creatively innovative and adventurous series of dance. The mission and vision is accomplished by:
• Curating and presenting an annual performance series showcasing nationally and internationally renowned choreographers and companies;
• ...Enhancing the performance experience through a series of free programs and sessions aimed at building a greater understanding of contemporary dance and the works being presented;
• Educating dancers, dance students, and dance educators through various free opportunities for them to learn from and with the dancers who are part of the performance series;
• Conducting an early childhood literacy and movement program, Read to Learn…Dance to Move.
A key element is in advocating for Northeast Ohio as a center for dance.