New England Foundation for the Arts
The New England Foundation for the Arts seeks a senior, experienced Program Manager with deep knowledge of the dance field to provide leadership and oversight for the National Dance Project.
The National Dance Project:
The National Dance Project (NDP)—deemed the “fairy godmother of dance” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy—uses funding and information-sharing to provide a support system for the living and evolving discipline of dance in the United States.
As one of the major resources for the dance field in the United States, NDP plays a crucial role in sustaining the dance ecology nationally and has a “bird’s eye” view of the needs of the field.
Since 1996, NDP has been a primary system of support for the contemporary dance field, supporting the production and touring of new dance works. To date, NDP has supported the creation of over 225 new dance works, partnering directly with more than 300 U.S. presenters to connect with audiences in all 50 states. Each year, 25 to 30 different dance projects are featured in engagements in an average of 250 communities across the country. Visit www.nefa.org for more on the National Dance Project.
The New England Foundation for the Arts:
The New England Foundation for the Arts creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and communities, and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the creative sector. NEFA is a 501 (c)(3) that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the state arts agencies of New England, and corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Reporting to the Director of Programs and working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and other NEFA staff, the Program Manager for NDP will design, develop and deliver the core program activity of grant making for the production and touring of new dance work, as well as partnerships for international exchange, the Regional Dance Development Initiative, and the Contemporary Arts Centers network.
Other responsibilities include the supervision of NDP program staff, development of grant proposals and communications strategy, and the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with grantees, program advisors, partner organizations, funders, and other constituents.
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the dance field from multiple perspectives (artist, presenter, grant seeker, and grant maker) and the ability to identify needs/opportunities in the field to inform NDP strategies. An excellent listener, observer, and communicator, the Program Manager must be able to nurture relationships, galvanize constituents and funders, and maintain a strong presence in the field.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. This position requires relocation to the Boston area and a great deal of travel.
How to Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, a list of references, and current salary by Friday, May 20th to:
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Canada M5B 2J7
For more information: www.nefa.org
NEFA is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the community it serves, and is an equal opportunity employer.