The Residency Artistic Associate is responsible to the Residency Artistic Director for ensuring the artistic and administrative success and quality of the Residency programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence and being a steward of the organization’s mission and culture, representing the organization in the community. The Residency Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff.
Teaching, Choreographing, and Directing
Teaches and directs approximately 16-20 weeks of residency programs per year
Creates and collaborates on choreography and scripts for Residency performances, assemblies, and various culminating events as needed
Teaches and choreographs for summer programs
Substitute or team-teaches outreach classes in home city when not traveling
Administrates residency programs and associated events and activities as assigned. Duties include but not limited to: communication with school administration and faculty, preparing and running meetings, communication with students and families, planning and execution of logistical and production elements of programs and performances, administration and collection of evaluation data, administration and collection of Thank You Projects, data entry, and writing program reports.
Manages Residency Outlook calendar and timeline in coordination with Residency Director
Special Events and Projects
Stage Manager for residency performances
Produces and teaches Train the Trainer workshops as needed
Additional program and performance support, included but not limited to working community outreach events, supporting departmental administrative projects, and working backstage or front of house for performances in home city
Works collaboratively with all other Full-time staff to ensure quality, consistency, and coordination of all work and programming
Schedules regular office hour time
Attends all enrichment workshops and meetings, including artistic and joint staff meetings
Compiles program reference materials
Upholds all Management and HR policies and procedures
Other duties as needed
Cultivates Relationships with Community Stakeholders
Develops positive relationships with parent volunteers to engage families in the program, inspiring their commitment, and enlisting and coordinating their support for events
Fosters positive relations, and acts as an advocate for the organization with all stakeholders in the program.
Job Specific Requirements:
Professional dance performance experience
College level education preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties
Flexibility in work schedule
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Highly motivated and energetic
Passionate about working with children through the NDI-NM Outreach Methodology
About NDI New Mexico
National Dance Institute of New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.