One of the premier international dance companies, under the direction of MacArthur Award Winning choreographer and visual artist, Shen Wei, Shen Wei Dance Arts has won worldwide acclaim for its cross-cultural performances that transcend East and West. Its works have been described as “breathtaking, powerful, and riveting” (The Boston Globe) and are celebrated for their “gorgeous visual imagery” (The London Times) and heralded by The New York Times for its “ingenious synthesis of dance, music and visual art” and “its inventive, daring movement”, the Company performs regularly at the world’s leading festivals and venues. Shen Wei Dance Arts seeks a Summer Administrator for its New York office. This is a multifaceted position whereby the candidate will be engaged in various aspects of arts administration for a non-profit organization. The ideal candidate will have bookkeeping experience, possess a basic understanding of accounting, and have working knowledge of QuickBooks. Prior experience in overseeing financial audits a plus. As well, the candidate should have some experience in fundraising and marketing, including, but not limited to, coordinating annual appeals, special events, and grant reporting, and have proficiency in or be able to quickly learn such programs as Photoshop, MailChimp (or similar e-marketing platforms), and Donortools (or similar relational databases). The qualified candidate should have some experience managing, organizing, or administering a small office. She/He should be extremely detail oriented, very organized, and must possess the ability to prioritize objectives. She/He should be able to work cooperatively with others as well as work independently. Strong writing skills are a must. Familiarity with the NYC dance and arts community is appreciated. Experience with arts-in-education programming a plus. Knowledge of Mandarin a plus, but not necessary. This is an ideal opportunity for an emerging arts administrator or a veteran looking for part-time work. This position has flexible hours, 20 to 30 hours a week, with the possibility of continuing beyond the summer. Shen Wei Dance Arts is an equal opportunity employer, all candidates welcome. Salary based on experience.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please send resume and cover letter by June 22 to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Summer Administrator.”