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.

Current Job Openings


Grant Writer

Reports to:


Grants Manager


Status: Full-time, 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 Grant Writer Role:

The Grant Writer supports fundraising goals to meet NDI New Mexico objectives through writing successful grant applications and receiving grant awards. In addition, the Grant Writer works independently and successfully in research of new grants and manages the administrative aspects of record-keeping in the NDI New Mexico database and source document files both electronically and hard-copy files. The Grant Writer is part of NDI New Mexico’s development staff. 

Primary Responsibilities

Grant Writing

  • Writes and submits 60 – 75 grant applications to foundations, corporations, government entities and other associations or organizations per year
  • Works closely with the Grants Manager to ensure that grants and reports reflect the tone and messaging of NDI New Mexico
  • Coordinates all aspects of grant application process
  • Writes and submits grant reports
  • Creates new and inspiring language to effectively convey the impact of NDI New Mexico’s work


  • Manages all documentation regarding grants, grant submissions, grant contacts and deadlines in the database, electronically, and hard-copy
  • Maintains and updates grant opportunities in Salesforce
  • Responsible for compliance of funders’ requirements regarding the use of logos, acknowledgments, reporting, etc.

Research and Cultivation

  • Researches foundations, corporations, government agencies, and organizations which make grants, and identify prospects which might fund programs and needs of NDI New Mexico
  • Communicates with funders, as needed, during the grant process


  • Supports development events and activities such as Founders’ Circle and Gala
  • Other duties as required

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 reliable transportation and reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events
  • Requires weekend and evening hours
  • May be required to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • BA in English, Communications, Humanities or related field
  • 3-5 years of grant writing experience for non-profit organizations
  • Proven excellent creative and technical writing skills
  • Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and Salesforce database
  • Ability to cultivate new funding sources
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities

Core NDI New Mexico 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



Dance Artists and Instructors

Reports to:


NDI New Mexico Artistic Director


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 Elizabeth Childress at (505)557-6036, or echildress@ndi-nm.org.

Employment Application

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, or physical or mental handicap or disability.