OPEN POSITIONS

Company Manager (Full Time)Wardrobe Supervisor (Part Time)Administrative Development Assistant (Full Time)

The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance is committed to maintain a dance company, staff, School and Board of Trustees that directly reflect the diverse population of our country, and to cultivate an equally diverse audience. The Martha Graham Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, membership in a domestic partnership, veterans or uniform service member status, gender, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, or any other protected characteristics under applicable federal, state and local laws.

Company Manager

The Martha Graham Center seeks a Company Manager to manage a complement of 15-20 dancers, coordinate logistics with production, participate in the general management of the Center, and tour domestically and internationally with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Duties include:

  • Tour logistics and scheduling
  • In consultation with the artistic and rehearsal directors, manage dancers’ calendar and daily rehearsal schedule
  • Disseminate Company schedules to partner individuals and organizations
  • Manage studio performances
  • Maintain employee records
  • Support payroll and other financial transactions
  • Working with the General Manager, monitor compliance with the AGMA contract
  • Assist the General Manager in interfacing with agents, presenters and dancers’ union
  • Other supporting duties as assigned by General Manager

Requirements and Qualifications

Skills and Interests

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills
  • Positive attitude and collaborative spirit
  • Interest in the performing arts and knowledge of the dance field
  • Prior arts management or experience with a dance company preferred

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or equivalent degree
  • Two years of experience in Arts Management preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Familiarity with and dedication to nonprofit work
  • Commitment to serving the artistic mission
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Ability to travel; must have a valid passport and a US driver’s license.

This is a full-time mid-level position with benefits including paid vacation and health insurance. Salary commensurate with experience. Travel required. The Company Manager reports to the General Manager. To apply, email careers@marthagraham.org, with subject “Company Manager” and include a letter of application with resume.

Wardrobe Supervisor

The Martha Graham Center seeks a Wardrobe Supervisor to run and manage all performances, oversee and assist all overhire work, serve as the lead stitcher for all Martha Graham Center’s productions and manage costume related activity on tour domestically and internationally with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Duties include:

  • Responsibilities for the Company
    • Construction and alteration of costumes for all dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company
    • Coordinate with the Rehearsal Director about what garments are needed for rehearsal
    • Coordinate with outside designers to assure the costumes meet the needs of a touring company. Direct them in washability and alteration capabilities of each costume
    • Maintenance and organization of all undergarments for the dancers
    • Schedule costume fittings
  • Touring with the Company
    • Manage the load-in and load-out operations at performance venues in coordination with the Production Manager
    • Communicate with the Production Manager on wardrobe tour needs for each venue
    • Maintain organized lists for touring documentation
    • Check the dressing rooms before and after each performance to ensure that all costumes are accounted for and in their proper places and that the dressing rooms maintain proper cleanliness
    • Create and maintain dressing room labels and dancer room assignments in collaboration with the Production Supervisor
    • Coordinate, create and maintain costume run tracks that include quick changes, costume changes, and presets
    • Be responsible for ensuring the proper placement of all quick-change costumes before the start of the show
    • Assist the performers as needed in the dressing and quick-change areas during each performance
    • Assist the performers backstage in their dressing rooms in advance of and following performances
    • Collect and clean costumes and do any necessary repairs and stain removal after each performance
    • Following each production, prep costumes for dry cleaning
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Support the Resources department in packing and shipping costumes to Licensing Partners
    • Coordinate with the Artistic Director and Director of Graham 2 on what costumes are needed for upcoming seasons
    • Construction and alteration of costumes for Graham 2 as schedule permits
    • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

Skills and Interests

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a professional costume shop or with a professional dance company; strong organization and communication skills
  • Basic Word and Excel skills
  • Strong costume construction skills, including but not limited to: stitching skills, interpreting and building off of patterns, some dye skills, painting and other craftwork, ability to create and alter headpieces
  • Working knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, and similar equipment
  • Ability to manage productive working relationships with various personalities
  • Be self-motivated; be open and willing to collaborating with others

This is a part-time mid-level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Travel required. The Wardrobe Supervisor reports to the Production Supervisor. Email careers@marthagraham.org, with subject “Wardrobe Supervisor” and include a letter of application with resume.

Administrative Development Assistant

The Martha Graham Center seeks an Administrative Assistant to support the Center’s general administrative and development activity. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and database management, and will provide support primarily in the areas of fundraising, finance, facilities, studio rentals, and office management.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the smooth running of day-to-day activity of the Center’s administrative offices and will:

  • Provide telephone and in-person reception, and office management;
  • Assist the General Manager with processing financial transactions;
  • Maintain the Executive Director’s calendar;
  • Manage Graham Studio Theater Series ticketing on Patron Manager;
  • Manage interns’ workstation, computer, and work assignments;
  • Support the implementation of all fundraising campaigns and events;
  • Execute Annual Fund solicitations and other fundraising mailings;
  • Draft and process all acknowledgement letters;
  • Maintain accurate records for all development activity in Salesforce/Patron Manager;
  • Assist with the logistics of special events;
  • Provide all appropriate patron benefits as defined in solicitations;
  • Work with the Executive Director to plan patron travel;
  • Support the preparation of grant proposals and reports by providing information upon request;
  • Conduct preliminary research on funder prospects;
  • Assist the Develop team as needed and perform other duties as requested;
  • Other duties as the Executive Director and/or General Manager may consider necessary for the proper execution of the Center’s administrative work.

Requirements and Qualifications

Skills and Interests

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills
  • Positive attitude and collaborative spirit

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or equivalent degree
  • Prior office experience, ideally at a non-profit or in a client-facing position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Proficiency with database maintenance, Salesforce/Patron Manager preferred
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed

This is a full-time position with benefits including paid vacation and health insurance. Salary commensurate with experience. Travel required. The Company Manager reports to the General Manager. To apply, email careers@marthagraham.org, with subject “Administrative Assistant” and include a letter of application with resume.