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Dance New Jersey Director of Dance Education

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Dance New Jersey Director of Dance Education

The statewide non-profit dance and dance education service organization Dance New Jersey (DNJ) seeks a Director of Dance Education responsible for day-to-day management and administrative oversight of the organization’s educational programs. Position requires skills as a leader, organizer, and administrator to implement DNJ programming and initiatives, and requires a broad understanding and experience of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) within the classroom setting.  DNJ employees work remotely, therefore applicants will need access to high speed internet. Travel throughout NJ may be required for select in-person events and meetings.


Manage, organize and provide grant assistance to Dance To Learn participating companies, ensembles and teaching artists that has DEIA at the forefront of the program. 

Manage and grow DNJ’s partnerships, programs, and advocacy efforts in K-12 dance education with state and national education organizations.  

Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Managing Director to administer and grow educational programs and professional development offerings.  


A bachelor’s degree in Dance or Dance Education preferred or significant dance teaching experience

Strong background in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA)

Experience in non-profit arts administration or programming management

Deep commitment to arts education

Strong organizational abilities including planning, communications, program development, and task facilitation 

Strong written and oral communication skills 

Leadership ability to oversee programming and collaborate with staff 

COMPENSATION AND START DATE: The search for the Director of Dance Education is led by the Executive Board of Dance New Jersey. Deadline for inquiries is December 1, 2021. Dance New Jersey plans to make its decision by December 20, 2021 with the successful candidate in place by January 10, 2022.  Working 14 hours per week with flexible scheduling, the salary is $16,000 annually for 2 years with possible renewal. 

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, please email DNJ Executive Director Erin Carlisle Norton at erin.dancenj[at] with the following:

cover letter (no more than 1½ pages)

current résumé

diversity statement that includes potential for (or a record of) contributing to DEIA in your work experience 

three professional references 

After submitting all materials via email applicants will receive a confirmation email. For questions, please contact Erin at erin.dancenj[at] or DNJ at 973-222-8844.

Dance New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. It is our intention that all qualified applications be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

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