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JERSEY CITY, NJ: Nimbus Dance Works Seeks Assistant Director of Development & Communications

JERSEY CITY, NJ: Nimbus Dance Works Seeks Assistant Director of Development & Communications


Nimbus Dance Works


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:59pm daily through July 25, 2017



Nimbus Dance Works

The Assistant Director of Development and Communications (ADDC) works with other Key Staff members to cultivate donor, presenter, corporate, patron and community relations, seek out new grant opportunities, track and report data for current grants. The ADDC helps to curate Nimbus’ public image, managing social media platforms, marketing endeavors and event planning and execution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop new funding opportunities for Nimbus Dance Works programs
  • Report to Artistic Director
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Nimbus Staff
  • Maintain donor database:
  • Cultivate and maintain relations with donors and potential donors
  • Process gifts and donor acknowledgements
  • Invite patrons & prospects to Nimbus events
  • Update Tracking Documents
  • Grants
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Maintain grants calendar and complete reporting
  • Supervise the Grant Writer and assist with needs (communicating with other departments)
  • Complete/update company info on Data Arts
  • Coordinate with Key Staff for data requirements
  • Press Releases
  • Create and distribute Press Releases according to company calender (expand press list as needed)

Fundraising and other Cultivation Events:

  • Create funding strategies with Artistic Director
  • Organize and Manage fundraising drives (end-of-year appeals, donor relations, follow-up from gala event, etc.)
  • Manage the Gala and its facets (Gala committee, venue, honorees, etc.)
  • Coordinate/plan company events & appearances including performances, fundraisers, street fairs with appropriate Staff
  • Consult on special events, in coordination with Company Manager and Artistic Director, regarding, for example, but not limited to: guest accommodations and travel, soliciting in-kind donations of goods and services, maintaining database of attendees, photo shoots, benefits, etc.
  • Solicit ads for program booklets


  • General
  • Promote NDW in a positive and professional manner, on par with branding guidelines
  • Coordinate marketing plan for all major company performances and events: press release, distribution plan and graphics
  • Maintain Company web page with Company Manager
  • Maintain Company database of photos, DVDs, and archival material
  • Create, maintain, update and disseminate current Company information, including, but not limited to headshots, biographies, reviews, awards, recognition, etc.
  • Manage and post on all social media accounts (ie. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube)
  • Manage YMLP account for email blast
  • Box Office & Ticketing
  • Create ticketing webpages via Brown Paper Tickets
  • Making sure all ticket links, dates, locations and future performances are sent out in a release according to company calendar. (School of Nimbus Starting, Recital, Company Performances, Offline, Educational performances)
  • Create tickets, program booklets and any necessary documents for all company events (ie. NYC Season, JC Season, Nutcracker, Offline)
  • Manage ticketing/box office sales for company events


  • Excellent writing and Communication skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Familiarity with NY/NJ funding and cultural organizations
  • Fluency with photoshop, video editing software, social media platforms, database management, ticketing software
  • Familiarity with Dance and be able to speak confidently about dance/dance performance
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Firm grasp of strategic and practical frameworks
  • Good managerial skills
  • Driven by passion for arts and community impact
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Independant worker
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Familiarity with quantitative data measurement and analysis
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Compensation: based on experience with potential for advancement
  • Schedule: Part-time, including some weekends, some travel

To Apply:  

By July 25, Please send resume, cover letter, 3 diverse writing samples and 3 references to samuel@nimbusdanceworks.org.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview at Nimbus’ Jersey City location in early August


[Elena Valls and Jessica Batten in Samuel Pott's Scarabs. Music: Samson Young Set design: Nicola Lopez. Photo: Terry Lin]

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