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Contemporary Dance Theater seeks Artistic and Executive Director

Cincinnati-based contemporary dance organization seeks an Artistic and Executive Director (AED). The AED is the sole internal driver and external face of the organization, providing artistic vision and executive management, as well as performing Contemporary Dance Theater’s day-to-day operational needs. 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
*Provide visionary and strategic leadership to CDT and translate that vision into measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the mission;
*Increase visibility of the organization and advocate for the mission of CDT;
*Curate and produce CDT’s guest artist series;  
*Provide or otherwise support performance opportunities for local artists;
*Be the sole executor of day-to-day business operations;
*Develop and track budgets and manage finances to ensure fiscal responsibility and security;
*Craft marketing strategy for all aspects of the organization and execute in all forums including advertising in print, electronic, social media and web-based platforms; 
*Develop, augment and expand key relationships and alliances with artists, sponsors, donors, partner organizations and community leaders;
*Secure funding through individual donors, foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, while developing current supporter relationships;
*Direct, manage and improve CDT's College Hill Town Hall studio as a space for dance instruction, community engagement, and revenue-generating event space;
*Work with visiting and local artists as well as community partners to create and execute meaningful education and outreach programs 
*Develop community connections and strong public relations presence;
*Engage in board development while reporting to and collaborating with Board of Directors; 
*Manage and recruit volunteer staff and interns. 

*Applicant must have excellent knowledge of and connections in the fields of established and emerging modern dance and other contemporary dance forms.
*The ability to present and produce performances of high artistic caliber and a thorough knowledge of stage production
*Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work easily with diverse groups of people 
*Collaborative, team-driven work ethic with proven ability to enlist others in organizational projects and events
*Superb administrative skills and non-profit management
*A proven track record of effective marketing and fundraising experience
*Technology skills including office platforms, website content management, social media and some graphic design 
*A community-minded individual with a passion for diversity, education and outreach

To Apply: Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Board President, Elizabeth L. Collins at no later than November 15, 2013. No phone calls, please.  

About Contemporary Dance Theater
Contemporary Dance Theater was founded in 1972 as a grassroots organization in Cincinnati, Ohio by local modern dance pioneer, Jefferson James. Today, it is the region’s foremost presenter of modern and contemporary dance from around the nation as well as a leader in education and community outreach efforts focused on diversity and the integration of art into community life.


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