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Work at Limón

José Limón Dance Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

School Administrator

Founded in 1985, The Limón Institute houses the official school of the José Limón Dance Foundation. The Limón School trains and provides educational engagement opportunities for more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. The Limón School’s part-time Administrator is responsible for overseeing and ensuring that all scheduling, student registrar and general operations of the school run smoothly.  Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the below responsibilities will be executed both in-person and remotely, limited by the safety guidelines imposed by New York State and the Foundation’s Policy. The on-site working schedule is Monday - Friday, 9am - 2:30pm, during the 6-month academic year. Remote working hours occur 5 - 6 months per year, and are dependent upon programming.

The following is a list of job tasks and functions:

School Scheduling Operations:
- Manage the daily scheduling of all programming classes, faculty and musicians, including studio spaces, the Second Company, Limón Outdoors, and Limón4Kids Schools.

- Maintain all updates and changes on a daily basis, including inputting faculty / musician changes, covers, studio changes, cancelled classes, holidays and special requests in the master schedule. 

- Coordinate rehearsal days, times, and space for all special workshops, classes, etc. 

- Prepare all Faculty and Musician offer letters, schedules, policies and procedures. 

- Facilitate the process of hiring musicians by arranging trial classes,  collecting faculty feedback and hiring processes. 

- Serve as the first point of contact for all faculty / musicians. Refers to school Director as needed.

Student Registrar Operations:
- Help dancers register for auditions, workshops, training programs; answer their questions related to these programs and processes. 

- Maintain student records, transcripts, scheduling and evaluations, ensuring institutional compliance. 

- Track all clock hours and attendance for trainees, track communication with dancers regarding attendance.

- Update students with any and all pertinent information throughout the term.

- Ensure the preparation and distribution of all pertinent information: scheduling, handbook, studio assignments, transcripts, preparation of certificates, and commencement / final sharing details. 

- Work with the Director of Education and Business Officer with enrollment management, scholarship tracking, student admissions, tuition payments. 

- Communicate with prospective students.

- Serve as the first point of contact for all student needs in regards to scheduling, attendance requirements and payments. Refers to school Directors & Business Officers as needed.


General Operations:
- Serve as the on-site Safety Officer to admit staff, faculty, musicians and students during times of in-person activity. This schedule is Monday - Friday, 9am - 2:30pm, during the 6-month academic year. Remote working hours occur 5 - 6 months per year, and are dependent upon programming.

- Update and maintain shared building commodities including digital schedules, bulletin boards, drum storage, media carts and other tools. 

- Coordinate and manage all equipment and set-up needs for school events.

- Provide training and guidance regarding school operations and procedures. 

- Work across departments to achieve institutional goals

Skills & Qualifications: 

- Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of administrative experience

- Strong sense of initiative and interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

- Detail oriented and organized in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines

- Ability to work in fast-paced environment in a positive manner, both independently and with others

- Highly competent as it relates to computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and registration, website and email software. 

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive hourly rate; 30 hours per week

To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume  to the Director of Education Programs, Lena Lauer, at llauer@limon.nyc. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Marketing Manager

As the José Limón Dance Foundation celebrates its 75th Anniversary Celebration, it seeks an experienced Marketing Manager to join its dynamic and growing team, and to help take the Foundation to the next level. This is a unique opportunity to have a lasting impact on one of the world’s leading dance institutions at a pivotal moment in its history.

The successful candidate is a creative artist, interested in the challenge of working in a fast paced, non profit, legacy dance organization through conceptualizing and implementing marketing strategies and campaigns. We are looking for a trendsetting, exciting and dynamic individual who can work independently and in a small group work environment. The ideal applicant writes well, thinks big, has good interpersonal skills, excels at collaboration and thoughtfully manages and inspires. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of strategic marketing and is successful in building brand awareness.

The Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and implementing new marketing campaigns by working closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and the Director of Education Programs, and overseeing Limón’s promotional and advertising efforts.

For a full job description click here.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and résumé to jescalante@limon.nyc. Résumés without a cover letter will not be considered. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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