Now Hiring: Program Director, New England Foundation for the Arts

  • July 26, 2018

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Title:  Program Director, Dance 

Position Type:    Exempt, Full-time (based in Boston, MA) 

About the Position: 

The Program Director, Dance reports to the Deputy Director, works in direct partnership with the Executive Director, supervises and works in close collaboration with two program staff, and partners with other NEFA staff to advance cross-program and organization-wide planning and initiatives. 

NEFA’s Program Director, Dance is a strategic, knowledgeable, inclusive, and highly collaborative leader who partners with NEFA staff and board to direct, deliver, and guide NEFA’s dance programs, including the National Dance Project (NDP), one of the nation’s major grantmaking programs for dance, which annually awards over $2 million to more than 50 artists and 100+ cultural organizations around the country. The Program Director, Dance joins a dynamic, skilled team and is responsible for spearheading program development, execution, and assessment to support the creation and touring of dance in the United States.  

NEFA’s strategic plan for 2018 – 2021 states organizational values: artists and the creative process; equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility; knowledge building and sharing; leadership; partnership; and public funding for the arts.  Entering its third decade, NEFA’s dance programs and the National Dance Project, specifically, are evolving with these values firmly at their core. The National Dance Project is actively investing in expanding its reach and impact in support of artists from all communities, geographies, and dance forms. The Program Director will play a significant role in creating a more expansive view of dance in the United States.  

As a key leader in the organization and field, the Program Director, Dance represents NEFA at conferences, festivals, and meetings; oversees all aspects of grantmaking and program services; and works in close partnership with NEFA staff and a wide range of stakeholders, including artists, presenters, curators, residency directors, agents, managers, funders, and more.  

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