Assistant Director of Development & Communications (ADDC)

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.

 

Development Operations

  • Maintain and develop new funding opportunities  for Nimbus Dance Works programs

  • Report to Artistic Director with any concerns

  • 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

 

Marketing:

  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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


Production/Facility Manager:

The Production/Facility Manager (PFM) works with the Artistic Director, General Manager and artistic staff to ensure professional caliber production values for all Nimbus performance and events. The PFM serves as manager of Nimbus’ facility in areas related to rentals, production, and maintenance/upkeep.

 

Production Operations

  • Nimbus Company Performances/Touring

    • Travel reservations: van rental, lodging, food

    • Stage Manage Shows

    • Advance Communication with venues re: tech/logistics

      • Create prop, production inventory lists for each production

    • Coordinate set/prop repairs and construction

    • Create and distribute tech/production schedules in dialogue with artistic staff

    • Serve as timekeeper in theater

    • Attend company rehearsals as necessary for stage managing & other production needs

    • Maintain archives of lighting designs and cue-sheets for company repertory

    • Assemble music files and playlists for all Nimbus performances and productions (including School Recital)

    • Schedule production crew

    • Advance planning for all facility rentals for Nimbus Performances/Events

    • Collaborate on event planning for seasonal gala

    • Nutcracker

      • Schedule production set-up/strike - sets, lights, dance floor

      • Transport Nutcracker production by truck to venue; coordinate truck rental

      • Schedule production crew

      • Stage Manage Shows

 

Facility Management/Rentals:

  • Work  with AD in planning of 321 Warren facility

  • set-up /break-down/storage/maintenance of lighting/audio/production equipment;

    • Inventory and restock marley tape, resin

  • In-house/Educational/Community Productions

    • Set-up break-down seating/risers

    • Interface with renters for tech needs, room set-up, scheduling

    • Set-up production & stage manage OFFLINE, On the Rise, Spring Recital & other NimbusPresents events.

  • Be on call to open/close/oversee rental groups at Nimbus facility

  • Managing rental bookings via the Google Calendar

    • Create rentals contract - including cancellation fees; proper foot attire; etc.

    • Studio Rentals Rate

  • OFFLINE: Space Grant scheduling

  • General maintenance/upkeep of Nimbus facilities (interior/exterior)

  • Serve as ADA compliance liaison

  • Coordinate recycling and conservation efforts

  • Coordinate custodial staff

    • Bathroom/cleaning supplies orders/restocking

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license/able to drive & Rent a truck

  • Weekend Availability

  • Able to lift and carry 50+ lbs a substantial distance

  • Able to squat, kneel and lift arms above head and stand for a long period of time

  • Effective communication and writing skills

  • Good Time Management and Organizational skills

  • Able to Multi-Task

  • Able to see big picture and details

  • Experience with Theater Tech.

  • Familiar with Dance/Dance terminology

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, and 3 references to samuel@nimbusdanceworks.org.

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