Employment Information

NDI New Mexico offers many great career opportunities. Sixty-eight percent of our salaried staff have been with us for more than five years, and the average tenure is almost eight years. These statistics speak highly about the quality and heart of our work environment, and we welcome you to join us!

Whether you are interested in teaching excellence to children through one of our outreach programs, teaching dance at one of our state of the art facilities in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, offering your expertise in our growing development offices or production departments - we can assure you that you will make a rewarding difference in the lives of thousands of New Mexico’s children annually.

If an outlined position here does not interest you, we also accept applications and ideas for future employment. If you would like to send us your information, please fill out the form below.

Learn more about opportunities for Dance Artists and Instructors, and our two-week Teaching Excellence® Workshop, which is the first step to becoming an NDI New Mexico Instructor in our Outreach Program in public schools.

Current Job Openings

 

Title:

Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director

N/A

Status: Full-time- 40 hrs/week, Exempt

Job Description & Qualifications

Organization Mission
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. 

Purpose of Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate Role:
The Artistic Associate is responsible to the Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director for ensuring the artistic and administrative success of the Santa Fe Outreach and Advanced Training programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate receives secondary oversight of administrative duties from the Artistic Programs Producer. The Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff. 

Primary Responsibilities
Administrative:

  • Supports Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director and Santa Fe Program Producer with administrative duties as needed for all Santa Fe Outreach and Advanced Training programs and associated events and activities. 
  • Produces Santa Fe SWAT and Celebration Teams, under direction of Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director and Artistic Programs Producer.
  • Supports administration and production of associated programs, projects and events as needed, including Thank You Project, Dance-A-Thon, and special events off-site 
  • Provides backstage support for Santa Fe and North End-of-Year Events, and Dance Barns Program performances as needed, including acting as stage manager, runner, or other roles as needed.

Artistic - Teaching, Choreographing, and Directing:                       

  • Teaches approximately 15-20 hrs/week in Santa Fe and North Outreach, and Dance Barns Afterschool Programs.   
  • Creates choreography for In-schoolAdvanced Training, and Afterschool students as needed.                     
  • Directs and teaches in Santa Fe Summer Institute.     
  • Teaches Train the Trainer workshops and other related programs as needed.
  • Subs in the outreach and after-school programs as needed.                                            

General Duties: 

  • 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.

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements: 

  • Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, schools, residency sites, and other locations.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events.   
  • Requires weekend and evening hours. 
  • Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy, and stamina.
  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 
Job Specific Requirements:   

  • Professional performance experience.
  • College level education preferred. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties.
  • Experience teaching in NDI New Mexico programs preferred.
  • Flexibility in work schedule. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 

Core NDI-NM Employee Requirements: 

  • Believes in the mission of the organization. 
  • Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do” attitude.
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages. 
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and result driven. 
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet priorities. 
  • Supports teamwork and collaboration by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing and effective listening.
  • Behaves respectfully, ethically and with personal integrity.
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible manner. 
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. 
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner.

 

Title:

Dance Barns Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Dance Barns Artistic Director

N/A

Status: Full-time- 40 hrs/week, Exempt

Job Description & Qualifications

Organization Mission

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.

Purpose of Dance Barns Artistic Associate Role:

The Dance Barns Artistic Associate is responsible to the Dance Barns Artistic Director for ensuring the artistic and administrative success of the Dance Barns programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Dance Barns Artistic Associate receives secondary oversight of administrative duties from the Dance Barns Program Producer.  The Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administration, Production

  • Supports Dance Barns Artistic Director and Dance Barns Program Producer with administrative duties as needed for all Dance Barns after-school programs and associated events and activities, including, but not limited to, registration, student account management and payment processing, scheduling, box office, maintenance of records, communication with families and staff.
  • Supports Dance Barns Artistic Director with administration and operation of Advanced Teams, including communications with students and families, creating rehearsal and production schedules, and supporting special events.
  • Stage Manager or House Manager for Dance Barns performances as needed, and backstage support for other Santa Fe events as needed.
  • Assists Dance Barns Artistic Director and Program Producer with production needs for Dance Barns program performances, including planning and coordination of artistic and logistical needs with staff, casting, rehearsal and production schedules, engaging contractors, box office, and volunteer coordination.
  • Other administrative duties as needed as they relate to programs run out of the Dance Barns in Santa Fe.

Artistic- Teaching and Choreography

  • Teaches approximately 15-20 hrs/week in Dance Barns After-School Programs.
  •  Specializes in young children’s dance education (Creative Movement, beginning/int levels).
  • May teach and create choreography for Outreach programs if needed and as schedule allows.
  • Rehearsal assistant/director and choreographer for Dance Barns Advanced Teams as needed.
  • Assists Dance Barns Artistic Director with class advisement, curriculum development.
  • Sub as needed.

General Duties:

  • 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.

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, schools, residency sites, and other locations.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events.
  • Requires a regular schedule of evening hours, and weekends.
  • Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy, and stamina.
  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Professional performance experience.
  • College level education preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties.
  • Preferred experience teaching in NDI New Mexico programs.
  • Flexibility in work schedule.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Core NDI-NM Employee Requirements:

  • Believes in the mission of the organization.
  • Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do” attitude.
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and result driven.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet priorities.
  • Supports teamwork and collaboration by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
  • Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing and effective listening.
  • Behaves respectfully, ethically and with personal integrity.
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner.

Title:

Dance Artists and Instructors

Reports to:

Supervises:

NDI New Mexico Artistic Director

n/a

Status: Part and Full-Time

Job Description & Qualifications

Looking for a meaningful and rewarding job doing something you love? Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Ready to be a part of something magical?

Welcome to NDI New Mexico – a statewide, non-profit, arts education organization focusing on youth development through dance! We’re seeking trained dancers, and dance teachers who would be interested in learning to how to teach the NDI New Mexico curriculum that develops excellence in a young life.

NDI 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.

Applicants should have a strong dance background (ballet, tap, jazz, modern and/or musical theater), love of children, energetic personality, strong work ethic, and performance experience. If you have the desire to use your artistic talent to make a visible difference in the lives of underserved children in New Mexico, whether through our work in New Mexico’s public schools and/or our studio programs at our facilities in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, we want to hear from you! Full- and part-time opportunities are available.

To inquire about our teaching opportunities and training programs, please contact Mark Castillo at (505)557-6036, or mcastillo@ndi-nm.org.


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