Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Communications Assistant


Title: Communications Assistant
Location: New York City
Reports to: Communications Consultant
Status: Part-time, effective immediately, 20 hours per week

Dance/NYC’s mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.  Dance/NYC seeks to add a key part-time associate to provide support for its social media efforts, its website (, and customer relations.

Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Create timely and high-quality content for Dance/NYC social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) that reflects the voice and mission of Dance/NYC and that amplifies and supports overall communications.
  • Ideate with the team to create engaging social media campaigns that support Dance/NYC goals and initiatives.
  • Schedule posts in advance as needed, monitor engagement, and interact with followers where appropriate.
  • Provide live social media coverage of Dance/NYC and affiliate events by capturing content including photo and video and posting on site.
  • Provide administration and support for other Dance/NYC marketing and communications initiatives including:
  • The external website Dance.NYC (content updates as directed).
  • E-communications (weekly e-newsletter, advocacy alerts, special bulletins), including drafting communications and managing the schedule of e-blasts as needed.
  • Provide customer support to Dance/NYC's growing online user-base, in particular managing and accounts and responding to inquiries on a daily basis.
  • Provide support in the ongoing development of Dance.NYC and related database technologies primarily with regard to importing lists/qualifying contacts in NEON CRM.
  • Assist in the production of both print and electronic institutional marketing material and ad placements, including material on Dance.NYC.
  • Complete quarterly analyses and reports of social media and e-communications.
  • Track pro-bono advertising.
  • Other duties to support the communications area as assigned.


Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have relevant prior marketing and communications experience and be comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, CRM Software (NEON), Google Applications, social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Hootsuite), and HTML.  They will be methodical and detail oriented, with excellent planning and time management skills, and be able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.  They will be current on and comfortably engaging with emerging technologies, and demonstrate a commitment to technology solutions in the social enterprise space.  They will be well versed in the arts and cultural landscape.  Bilingual candidates preferred.

Compensation: $18 - $20 per hour.

Location: The Dance/NYC offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance will be available in the coming months. An accessible bathroom is available onsite, and elevators are not available in the building.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, compensation requirements, and three references by e-mail to Sarah Billings Wheeler at The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before June 14, 2019. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to one year.

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment is offered without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

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