Employment Information

NDI New Mexico offers many great career opportunities, and we are growing our team!

All full-time positions receive a generous benefits package including: health insurance, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, generous paid time off and paid holidays, ongoing skills development and training, and growth opportunities. 

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.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mark Castillo  801.372.1241
mcastillo@ndi-nm.org


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:

Human Resource Manager

 

Reports to:

Supervises:

Executive Director

Part-time Payroll Clerk

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 Human Resource Manager Role:

The Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resource function.  The Human Resources Manager originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that sustains our employee-oriented, high-performance culture, emphasizing empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards; goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  The HR Manager is part of NDI New Mexico’s senior management team and administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manager and Designer, Human Resource Function and Strategic Objectives

  • Plan, design and organize the HR function to deliver the full range of HR services and support to the organization.
  • Directs the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource (HR) functions and duties. Manages and performs a variety of specialized duties in support of NDI New Mexico’s payroll, benefits, and employee needs; and provides information and assistance to NDI New Mexico management and employees.
  • Directs relevant NDI New Mexico compliance processes and ensures requirements are met.
  • Facilitates organizational HR department planning, job design and execution processes for all direct reports and for all managers seeking to add or redesign existing or new roles for their departments.
  • Conducts salary and wage reviews.
  • Sets and monitors measures, e.g., OKR’s for the human resource function and holds team members, direct reports or contractors accountable for results or deliverables.
  • Develop the HR annual budget along with the departments operating plan.
  • Administers human resource and payroll records retention policy.
  • Updates and maintains the NDI New Mexico Employee Handbook.
  • Answers questions from staff regarding general human resource matters.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Codifies, documents and maintains human resource work processes and best practices.

Manager, Payroll Administration, Auditing and Reporting

  • Directs the payroll process for 100+ employees including timesheet input, withholding payments, and timely submittal of taxes.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all pay records.
  • Answers questions from employees and supervisors regarding payroll and taxes.
  • Audits data entry into QuickBooks and HR software.
  • Review of payroll and quality control of data accuracy against source documents.
  • Coordinate irregular payments
  • Maintains all payroll files.
  • Manage Simple Plan administration.
  • Direct required reporting.

Manager, Benefits Administration

  • Conducts annual open enrollment for benefit programs, employee orientation, addressing employee inquiries, and ensuring compliance with HIPAA, COBRA and WC regulations. Transmits employee completed enrollment forms to third party benefits administrator.
  • Processes new employee enrollment and other benefit changes. Audits all benefit related invoices to ensure accuracy. Resolves any problems.
  • Audit benefit premium deductions in QuickBooks.
  • Review and approve monthly insurance billing for medical, dental, vision, life, and ancillary insurance plans.
  • Serves as contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. Investigates discrepancies, resolves issues and provides information to appropriate parties.
  • Maintains active and inactive employee benefit files.
  • Processes employee leave-of-absence requests. Tracks payments made to continue benefit coverage while on leave.
  • Processes benefits for terminated employees. Ensures that COBRA information is explained, and benefit options understood.
  • Manages, distributes, and/or updates insurance packets, handouts, and brochures as appropriate.
  • Ensures that all employees that incur a work-related injury follow the Workers' Compensation procedures and policies by filling out the first report of injury document. Manages Workers Compensation return to work and work restrictions. Logs all work-related injuries on the OSHA 300 log. Ensures that the OSHA 300 log is reported annually to OSHA.  Monitor injured employees and attempt to return them to full duty as efficiently as possible.

Senior Management Team Member and Co-Leader of Organizational Culture

  • Works with Executive Director to drive both operations and strategic initiatives forward within operational resources.
  • Drives a culture of performance excellence, results and positive employee relations through participation and contributions to the senior management team.
  • Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader and member of the senior management team to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
  • Provides recommendations to the Executive Director and Executive Leadership Team to improve the human resource management of the organization.
  • Actively models an empowered culture through intentional team meetings, team building and teaching managers to coach at all levels.
  • Contribute to organization strategy and overall performance by helping senior managers identify, prioritize and develop capabilities and competency within their departments.
  • Communicates regularly with Executive Director through regular meetings.
  • Communicates effectively across the entire organization including with Board members and senior executives.
  • Influences management and helps to drive forward necessary agendas or initiatives.

Designer and Manager of Employee Performance and Talent Management Processes

  • Perform full-life-cycle recruiting for all positions in the organization.
  • Manage candidate relationships.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of hard-to-fill position candidates.
  • Work with marketing to build and manage brand awareness for recruiting.
  • Manage performance evaluation, career and succession planning processes.
  • Work with Executive Director and leadership team to create and update core competencies for all staff positions.
  • Direct process to provide all employees with orientation, training, and development.
  • Identify, design and deliver the necessary development programs and training opportunities to ensure employees are able to meet current and future performance standards and business requirements.
  • Manage onboarding and orientation cycle for all new employees and those chosen for internal promotions.
  • Work with all managers to select and train staff for project or supervisory leadership positions.
  • Facilitate professional development training and assessment.
  • Assist Executive Director with talent assessment and development of succession plans.
  • Facilitate employee relations counseling.
  • Respond to employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, civil rights, EEOC, and NLRB complaints.
  • Assist in coordinating organizational employee recognition events and activities.
  • Provide customer service to internal stakeholders.

Other

  • 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 occasional weekend and evening hours
  • May be required to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in HR, business, management, or closely related field.
  • Credentialed
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of human resource, benefits, insurance, and payroll processing, including data entry, required.
  • Exemplary computer and communication skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft software (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as QuickBooks.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems

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

Title:

Jazz Teacher/Choreographer
(Santa Fe Advanced Training Associate)

Reports to:

Supervises:

Artistic Director

N/A

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 Advanced Training Associate Role:

The Advanced Training Associate provides artistic leadership for the advanced teams artistic quality and programming. The individual is responsible for teaching and choreographing for advanced teams and companies to ensure program impact and performance excellence. The Advanced Training Associate is responsible to the Artistic Director for carrying out the mission and the policies of NDI New Mexico and being a steward of the organization’s mission and culture, representing the organization in the community. The Advanced Training Associate is part of NDI New Mexico’s artistic staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Teaching, Choreography, Directing

  • Teaches SWAT and Celebration Teams, all levels of jazz in the Afterschool program at The Dance Barns program, and teaches in the Santa Fe In-school program.
  • Dance Barns Advanced Teams and Companies choreographer and rehearsal director as assigned.
  • Creates choreography for all Advanced Teams for Outreach End-of-Year Events, Dance Barns Advanced Company and Afterschool program performances.
  • Choreographs, teaches, and directs Santa Fe Special Events, including but not limited to fundraising, cultivation, and community outreach events.
  • Teaches or directs Outreach and Afterschool summer programs as needed
  • Rehearsal director or assistant for guest choreographers working with advanced teams.
  • Provide inspiration, content and embodiment of a high-level teacher and choreographer for jazz curriculum and Jazz throughout the NDI New Mexico programs.
  • As assigned by Artistic Director, partners with other directors and teaching staff as creative advisor, partner, or mentor to develop Advanced Teams choreography to ensure performance excellence for Outreach and Afterschool performances, in line with purpose and vision for events and with program outcomes goals for Advanced Training.

Special Events and Projects  

  • Produces Santa Fe Advanced Teams and Company special events, including planning, creation, and distribution of production schedules and timelines, planning and communication with staff, students, families, and offsite venues and vendors as needed. (approximately 5-6 per year).
  • Produces End-of-Year Event Specialty programs and rehearsals including Tiny Tots, Parents-Teachers, Firefighters, and SWAT/CEL specialty rehearsals, planning and communicating schedules and casting in coordination with Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director.
  • Secures and coordinates special guests/master teachers/choreographers for teams.
  • Leads Internal Promotion and Recruiting for Afterschool and Advanced Teams: Through direct communication and building relationships with students and families as well as communication with Artistic Directors, lead, plan, and implement program initiatives which build bridges between in-school, SWAT/CEL, and Afterschool/companies in Santa Fe, to building enrollment from one program to the other as well developing and implementing ideas to address specific program goals such as increasing demographic diversity.
  • Supports Outreach and Afterschool performances as part of the backstage staff (deck manager, runner, house manager 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.

General and Other Artistic Duties

  • 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 joint staff and artistic meetings as needed.
  • 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.
  • Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy and stamina.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Requires 2-5 years of experience in job related duties – teaching, choreography, and directing, with primary focus on jazz technique, secondary experience in ballet and/or musical theater.
  • Professional dance performing experience and/or Bachelor’s degree in dance related field.
  • Proven leadership and experience in artistic program development and production.
  • Experience with project management and live theater production.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing artistic projects and staff.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and bringing issue to resolution.

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.

Title:

Pianists (Musicians with strong keyboard skills)

 

Reports to:

Supervises:

NDI New Mexico Musical Director

N/A

Status: Hourly

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.

Job Description and Qualifications

NDI New Mexico is seeking pianists (and other musicians with strong keyboard skills) who would be interested in accompanying classes in the public schools using the NDI New Mexico curriculum that develops excellence in a young life.

We are looking for accompanists to work in our Outreach programs in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Espanola Valley. There are also opportunities in our residency program which serves communities throughout the state. Training in our methodology and curriculum is provided along with all needed musical materials.

All applicants should be comfortable with a variety of popular styles, be able to play rhythmically and improvise simple phrases, have basic music reading skills, and a passion for working with 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 children in New Mexico, we want to hear from you!

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, home, and other locations.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events as scheduled.
  • Requires weekend and evening hours.
  • Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy, and stamina.
  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

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.

Title:

Residency Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Residency Artistic Director

N/A

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 Residency Artistic Associate Role:

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

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.

Administrative

  • 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.

General Duties:

  • 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. 

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, schools, residency sites, home, and other locations.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events as scheduled.
  • 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 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 New Mexico Outreach Methodology.

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.

Title:

Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Associate Director of Outreach Programs

N/A

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 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 and In-school and Advanced Training (Outreach) programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Teaching, Choreography, and Directing

  • Teaches in the Santa Fe and North In-school and Advanced Teams programs. (primary).
  • Teaches in Dance Barns After-School Programs as needed. (secondary).
  • Creates choreography for In-school, Advanced Teams, and Afterschool students.
  • Teaches or Directs Santa Fe Summer Institute.
  • Teaches Residencies, Train the Trainer workshops, specialty rehearsals and other related programs as needed.
  • Substitute teaches in the outreach and after-school programs as needed.

Administrative

  • Administrates the Santa Fe SWAT and Celebration Teams, including but not limited to auditions, weekly schedules, bulletin boards, planning and implementing communication with students and families, and creating packets of informational materials for start-up and mid-year parent meetings, and co-leading parent meetings.
  • Conducts parent meetings in collaboration with SF Outreach Artistic Director and Program Producer.
  • Supports administration and production of associated programs, projects and events as needed, including, but not limited to, Thank You Project, Dance-A-Thon, Event specialties.

Special Events/Projects

  • Lead stage manager for Santa Fe End-of-Year Events. Responsibilities include planning and communicating backstage plans which incorporate pathways, facilities use, scenic and prop elements, coordination costume quick changes with costumer.
  • 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.
  • Produces one community event per year (eg; Dance-A-Thon) which brings together advanced teams and Afterschool families to participate in a fundraising and/or community building event.

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 community stakeholders.

General Duties:

  • 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.

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 dance 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.
  • Highly motivated and energetic.
  • Passionate about working with children through the NDI New Mexico Outreach Methodology.

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.

Title:

Outreach Program Administrator (Santa Fe Outreach Program Producer)

Reports to:

Supervises:

Associate Director of Outreach Programs

N/A

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Job Description & Qualifications

Purpose of Santa Fe Outreach Program Producer Role:

The Santa Fe outreach Program Producer is responsible to the Artistic Programs Producer and the Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director for carrying out the mission and policies of NDI New Mexico with excellence. The Santa Fe Outreach Program Producer is responsible for administering all aspects of the Santa Fe In-School program, ensuring the success of the Santa Fe Advanced Teams, and for producing the Santa Fe End-of-Year Event. The Santa Fe Program Producer is a member of the organization’s Artistic Administrative Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
Administrates In-School Programs  

  • Issues Letters of Intent and Contracts for Santa Fe and North In-School. programs and coordinates with Bookkeeper for billing.
  • Maintains a schedule of all meetings, classes, assemblies and events in the Outlook calendar and maintains master timeline for Santa Fe Outreach Program activities.
  • Works in conjunction with the Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director in creating, managing, updating and reconciling Santa Fe Event, and Santa Fe and North Outreach Program budgets.
  • Schedules, administrates, and conducts Santa Fe Outreach meetings in participating schools.
  • Assures that program evaluation surveys are conducted in all Santa Fe Outreach programs.
  • Updates NDI New Mexico wait list, and responds to new school inquiries when applicable.
  • Coordinates and implements Thank You Project and t-shirt orders, under the direction of the Artistic Programs Producer.
  • Data entry and maintenance of the dancer database in Salesforce for the Santa Fe Outreach programs (In-school and Advanced Teams).
  • Coordinates and reviews procedures with other Program Producers and at the direction of the Artistic Programs Producer.
  • Monitors and submits payroll for Santa Fe and North Outreach hourly staff.
  • Coordinates and implements other key projects and activities as assigned.

Produces Santa Fe End-of-Year Event and Santa Fe Summer Institute

  • Carries out Producer duties as outlined in Event Production Manual.
  • Prepares and administrates Santa Fe Outreach staff meetings (Team Meetings) in collaboration with Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director.
  • Produces Event packets for Santa Fe In-School programs.
  • Produces Santa Fe Summer Institute.
  • Supports administration of Teaching Excellence and Artistic Enrichment as needed.

Advanced Teams Rehearsal Producer and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attends all Santa Fe Outreach Advanced Teams rehearsals as primary point of contact for families and students for logistics and schedule information. Tracks attendance, calls families, monitors hallways, monitors sign in/out and breaks.
  • Conducts SWAT/CEL parent meetings in conjunction with Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director and Artistic Associate.
  • Creates and executes plans for engaging parent volunteers in support of Advanced Teams and End-of-Year Event activities.

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 community stakeholders including public school staff and faculty, vendors, donors, and others.

General Duties

  • Creates and maintains production procedures, forms, and templates for all outreach productions and programs, in coordination with other program producers to ensure consistency.
  • Schedules regular office hours.
  • Attends all enrichment workshops and meetings as needed including producer meetings and joint staff meetings.
  • 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 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 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • College education preferred.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, MS Office Suite.
  • Requires 1-3 years in job related duties.

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.

Title:

Dance Barns Technical Director

Reports to:

Supervises:

Associate Director of Outreach Programs

Part-Time, Contract, and Volunteer Technical Staff

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Job Description & Qualifications

Purpose of Dance Barns Technical Director:

The Dance Barns Technical Director is responsible for the management and technical operation of the theater and studios at The Dance Barns in Santa Fe, and for the technical direction of NDI New Mexico productions held at The Dance Barns, including maintenance of theatre, and hiring and supervision of technical crews. The Dance Barns Technical Director is responsible to the Asos for carrying out the mission and the policies of NDI New Mexico. The Dance Barns Technical Director is a member of the Artistic Administrative Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
Technical Direction

  • Responsible for overseeing and ensuring the quality of all technical aspects of NDI New Mexico performances at The Dance Barns including sound, lighting and projection, scenery and props.
  • Attends and contributes to production meetings with artistic staff for Santa Fe Outreach, North Outreach, and Dance Barns After-school Programs, collaborating and problem solving on creative and logistical aspects of performances.
  • Hires, trains and supervises part-time, PRN, and contract technical crew and outside designers as needed and in conjunction with Program Directors and within budget.
  • Coordinates rental and return of technical equipment.
  • Manages strike and restoration of facilities and equipment post-event.
  • Supervises technical crew during all performances, and performs lighting/sound design, scenic design/construction, rigging, and control board operation for performances and events as needed.

Theater Management

  • Creates plans and provides input on budgets for annual repair and maintenance
  • Oversees regular theater maintenance and safety including the repair and replacement schedule.
  •  Creates, updates, and oversees The Dance Barns Theater policies and procedures manual and sets standardization of processes in coordination with The Hiland Technical Director.
  • Inventories, cleans, and maintains theatrical equipment used by on-site and off-site programs.
  • Maintains the audio equipment and dance flooring in dance studios
  • In conjunction with Senior Management team, creates long range plan and budget for theater and technical aspects of The Dance Barns including consulting on theater improvements.

Day to Day Theater and Studio Operation

  • Schedules Dance Barns programs in master calendar and coordinates theater needs with Artistic Program Directors and Facilities Manager.
  • Creates, maintains, and is responsible for The Dance Barns use and coordination of studios A-F and scene shop and ensures that cleaning, set-up, and tear-down is performed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains and orders sound equipment for studios.
  • Assists Facilities Manager with facilities maintenance and improvement as it relates to theater and studio operations.
  • Manages all theater and studio rentals from initial contact through approval by senior management, rental, and final exit review.
  • Loads and unloads props for multiple program sites and performs minor repair/maintenance to props between events.
  • Maintains, stores, and assembles props and banners for Santa Fe programs

Other

  • During events and other scheduling issues, will work split shifts in order to assist the team with locking up the building.
  • Schedules regular office hours that are appropriate and in consideration of the needs of The Dance Barns programs and current productions.
  • Attends workshops and staff meetings as appropriate to position or as requested
  • Coordinates the sharing of equipment and supplies between The Dance Barns and The Hiland, as well as with the Residency program with Hiland Technical Director and Dance Barns and Hiland Costumers
  • 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 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Requires 2-5 years of experience in job related duties –theater management, lighting, sound, props/set construction.
  • Experience hiring, supervising, and training technical theater crew.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater Production or related area of study or equivalent experience
  • Excellent skills with technical equipment including light board, sound board, projection, etc.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and bringing issue to resolution.
  • Coordinates multiple program and performance requirements and needs through positive and solution-oriented communication with multiple directors, producers, and associates.

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.

Title:

Afterschool Program Administrator (Dance Barns Program Producer)

Reports to:

Supervises:

Dance Barns Artistic Director

N/A

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 Dance Barns Program Producer:

The Dance Barns Program Producer is responsible for administering all aspects of NDI New Mexico’s Dance Barns after-school program. The Dance Barns Program Producer is responsible to the Dance Barns Program Artistic Director for carrying out the mission and the policies of NDI New Mexico with excellence. The Dance Barns Producer provides oversight of the Dance Barns Administrative Assistant. The Producer is a member of the organization’s Artistic Administrative Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
Administrates Afterschool Program

  • Oversees administration of all Dance Barns after-school and summer programs, including but not limited to: registration, scheduling, student account management, payment processing, and record-keeping.
  • Responsible for conveying the program’s communication with students, parents, faculty, and the community, at the direction of the Dance Barns Artistic Director
  • Monitors, updates and reconciles program budget with Dance Barns Artistic Director
  • Prepares and administrates program staff meetings in collaboration with Dance Barns Artistic Director
  • Coordinates, assists with training, and reviews procedures to ensure consistency and best practices with other NDI New Mexico Program Producers as needed
  • Maintains student database and provides reports on program data as needed.
  • Monitors, approves, and submits payroll for Dance Barns hourly staff
  • Coordinates with Marketing department and Dance Barns Artistic Director for collateral materials as needed

Oversees Administration of Dance Barns Productions

  • Assists Dance Barns Artistic Director as needed with Advanced Team administration, productions, and special events
  • Serves as Box Office Manager and primary Box Office staff for all NDI New Mexico events at The Dance Barns.
  • Serves as or hires for House Manager for NDI New Mexico events at The Dance Barns as needed.
  • Supports Dance Barns Artistic Director in managing work study/demonstrator and ad sales/scholarship programs as needed/when applicable
  • Coordinates parent volunteers for performances

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.

General Duties

  • Creates and maintains production procedures, forms, and templates for all after-school productions and programs, in coordination with all other artistic program producers to ensure consistency across the programs
  • Schedules regular office hours
  • Attends all enrichment workshops and staff meetings as needed 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 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 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • College education preferred
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Office Suite
  • Requires 1-3 years in job related duties

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.

Title:

Part-time Dance Instructors

Reports to:

Supervises:

Program Artistic Directors

N/A

Status: Hourly

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Description & Qualifications

NDI New Mexico is seeking trained dancers and dance educators who would be interested in learning to how to teach the NDI New Mexico curriculum that develops excellence in a young life.

We are looking for teachers for our afterschool programs in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, where we serve children and teens ages 3-18 in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, musical theater, and more.

We are also growing our team of Outreach instructors who work in the public school, who begin as paid apprentices to receive training in our unique methodology and curriculum, with which we serve over 8,000 children in public schools statewide.

All Applicants should have a strong dance background, passion for working with 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 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!

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


Employment Application

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