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Full-Time Positions

Executive Director
Full-time, exempt

The Executive Director (ED) will partner with Artistic Director to provide organizational leadership to Invertigo Dance Theatre, and will be responsible for providing direct oversight and management of all non-artistic areas: operations, finance, and administration.

Specific responsibilities include direction of administrative staff, all revenue generating activities (including fundraising and board development), driving implementation of the strategic plan, and working closely with and reporting to the Board of Directors to ensure fiscal health and effective governance.

The ED leads collaboratively with the Artistic Director and staff members to ensure effective program management and evaluation, consistent branding and external communications, as well as creating and maintaining a variety of partnerships with other organizations. Invertigo’s performing company is expanding into national touring and the ED will play an increasing role in creating and maintaining relationships with presenters and engagement partners, both locally and nationally.

The ED will act as the organization’s spokesperson in a variety of settings. The ED will exemplify the organization’s mission, vision, and values by engaging a wide variety of communities and people in Invertigo’s programming.

Experience, Background and Personal Characteristics: Invertigo is seeking candidates with the ability to manage, organize, and execute multiple projects and exercise creative, collaborative leadership to keep staff and programs energized.

Essential qualifications:

  • Successful record in securing grants and individual donations
  • Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hire and supervise full-time & part-time staff: managing workloads, conducting performance reviews, supporting morale and company culture
  • Interest, experience and/or training related to best practices in nonprofit operations
  • Nonprofit budget management and financial reporting
  • Major donor cultivation and solicitation experience

Desired qualifications, where other relevant experience will be considered:

  • Previous Director-level staff position in a performing arts organization
  • Experience working with a board and/or board committees
  • Event planning, production, or high-level project management skills
  • Ability to read and understand lengthy, detailed contracts and negotiate terms
  • High level of proficiency with Quickbooks, Google Docs, MailChimp, and Salesforce/PatronManager

Salary: $65,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, full-time position with paid vacation and sick leave.

Application Instructions: Please email your resume and a cover letter to jobs@invertigodance.org by December 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please.

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Become a Teaching Artist

Invert/ED is the dance education program of Invertigo Dance Theatre. We emphasize creative ownership and interdisciplinary learning. Classes develop teamwork, innovative thinking, physical awareness, and creativity. We offer classes, performance-workshops, residencies, and community-building events for a range of ages, from elementary to high school, and abilities. Invertigo is currently seeking teaching artists for school day (8am - 3pm) and after school (3pm - 6pm) programs for the 2018/19 school year. Artists typically teach 2 to 8 hours a week for 8 to 10 weeks at a time.

Position Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • Teach movement classes or workshops that include improvisation, technique, teamwork, partnering and storytelling while building class community.
  • Develop appropriate curriculum and lesson plans, including for mixed-level and mixed-age classes
  • Track participant attendance.
  • Develop a final performance for long-term residencies. This may include helping students create work or setting choreography for the students.
  • Collaborate with Invertigo Admin to steward community and school partnerships and execute special projects.
  • Travel to location for classes (DTLA, Culver City, West Side, Valley, etc)

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of teaching experience in movement/dance
  • Currently works as or has recently worked as a professional dancer
  • BFA, BA or Advanced Degree in related field (dance, theatre, education, etc.)
  • Ability to design curricula for different age groups and abilities
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse populations
  • Interest in teaching the creative process, improvisation and technique
  • Experience working with special needs populations is a plus
  • Experience working with State Curriculum Standards is a plus
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle
  • Willing to submit background check, fingerprints, and TB test results for schools

Teaching Artist is paid hourly for classes, planning time, and meetings. This is a part-time employee position, schedule/hours may vary and depends on program schedule and needs.

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to monica@invertigodance.org. In cover letter, please include a brief overview of your dance and teaching experience, populations you have worked with, and your daily availability starting January 2019.

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Become an Invertigo Intern

Spring 2019 Marketing & Development Intern
Part-Time School Credit Only

Description:
The Marketing & Development Intern will be an important member of our small staff and will help make our performances and fund-raising campaigns successful. The intern will see all aspects of how a lively performing arts organization functions on a daily basis. Invertigo's staff will work with the intern to make this a great internship and provide the kind of experiences that will be interesting and helpful to the intern. This is a part-time, unpaid, school credit only position.

Qualifications:
The ideal intern will be able to take direction on projects and run with them. This requires enthusiasm, clear communication, good time management, and the ability to work well independently. This project will require excellent organizational thinking and the ability to quickly learn or figure out a variety of technology platforms. Desired qualifications include: interest or background in dance, performing arts, and/or education; excellent writing skills, especially professional writing; experience marketing an organization or event through social media; proficiency with Google Docs and MS Office; curiosity and an inquisitive mind; self motivated, the ability to work independently, as well as working in a collaborative and professional manner with a wide range of team members. Being detail-oriented and the ability to organize data in Excel and Google docs is very important to this internship.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@invertigodance.org and use "Spring Marketing & Development Intern" as the email subject. In your cover letter please describe which part of the job or project description is most interesting to you and what you would like to gain from this internship experience. Candidates may be asked for writing or work samples and references.

To learn more about what it means to be an Invertigo Intern, read about our 2017 Summer Intern’s experience here

Join the board

Invertigo seeks to expand its dynamic board of directors. If you'd like to help guide us onward, upward and sometimes upside-down as a member of our board, please contact fiona@invertigodance.org

Become an Invertigo Volunteer

Are you passionate about the arts and want to make a difference in the community.  Invertigo is seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers to help at events, in the office, and at classes. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Brittany Gash at brittany@invertigodance.org

Become an Invertigo artist

We are not currently holding auditions, but we love getting to know the wonderful dancers in our community. Send an email with any questions or comments, join our mailing list, come to class, see a show and introduce yourself, and talk to us on Facebook and Twitter.  (Helpful hint: Facebook is the quickest way to know when classes and auditions are happening. Our eblasts are a close second.) We want to know you!

We collaborate with artists in many media, including musicians, set designers, video artists, costume designers, interactive media artists, physicists, medical care providers... the list goes on. Please send a resume, a sample of recent work and a short description of how and why you would like to collaborate with Invertigo to laura@invertigodance.org.