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Om Laila Internship Positions (Deadline Aug 26)

In Jobs on August 15, 2011 by danceumbrella

Om Laila is a belly dance studio, created and run by long-time instructor Roula Said.  It combines traditional belly dance technique and movement with a more holistic approach to the body, incorporating the Seven Waves movement system into each of its classes.

Position Title: Social Media & Administration Intern
This position will involve much of the day-to-day administration of various Om Laila initiatives, and will focus on marketing, promotions and social media. This will include helping to brainstorm and disseminate seasonal marketing promotions, as well as regular website and social media updates.  However, the chosen candidate will be doing everything from reception, to poster creation, to scheduling gigs, out-of-town workshops and band & dance rehearsals.

Position Title: Business Strategy & Administration Intern
This position will focus on business strategy and marketing for the Seven Waves movement system.  The chosen candidate will create a business plan for Seven Waves. This process will entail thorough research on successful business strategies and the alternative health industry to deliver the Seven Waves movement to a large and diverse audience.  The position will also include detailed financial and logistical planning, promotions, communications and strategic thinking. The other aspect of this position is the day-to-day administration of  various Om Laila initiatives.  This could include various office duties such as reception, establishing relationships with various sectors of the industry, poster creation, scheduling gigs, out-of-town workshops and band & dance rehearsals.

These are unpaid internships.  The chosen candidates will, however, be rewarded with unlimited free belly dancing and Seven Waves classes, as well as extensive opportunities to make connections within the arts, dance, fitness and music industry.

Deadline: August 26

For further information and to apply, contact



Artistic Interns wanted: Theatre Gargantua (Deadline Aug 17)

In Jobs on August 9, 2011 by danceumbrella

Theatre Gargantua is seeking TWO interns who are serious and committed to pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our internship program is designed to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their skills and experience through observing and participating in Theatre Gargantua’s creation cycle. Specifically, participants will attend all rehearsal and creative meetings while simultaneously assisting in areas of production (e.g. set, lighting, costumes, stage management, and director assistance) and administration (e.g. publicity, marketing and promotion). Through this program, interns will develop new skills that will be useful in future artistic and producing endeavours.

The internship will begin at the end of September and continue through performances of the world premiere of IMPRINTS to be staged at Factory Studio Theatre from November 08 to November 26.

Successful applicants will have a background in theatre or dance, an interest in multi-disciplinary work and/or collaborative creation processes, and are able to commit to the full length of the project. Interns will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Applications can submit a resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the program and the company as it relates to their future career aspirations.

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday August 17, 2011.

Please send to citing ‘Artistic Internship’ in the subject line or by fax at 416.588.3793. (Please no phone calls.)

Theatre Gargantua is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from candidates with disabilities, Aboriginal candidates, and candidates who are members of a visible minority.

Theatre Gargantua’s mentorship programme is generously sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.


Job Posting: Project Administrator (Deadline Aug 19)

In Jobs on August 3, 2011 by danceumbrella

DanceNL is the first sectoral dance association for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” The Board of Directors is currently seeking a contract Project Administrator to develop a Strategic Plan to advance the organization in the short and long-term, as well as enhance the membership, and oversee general administrative duties during the course of the contract.

The Project Administrator would be responsible for:
• Working with the DanceNL Board and feedback from the membership to develop a 3-5 year plan with clearly defined objectives.
• Working to augment membership and develop strategies to retain current members.
• Increasing the public’s awareness of DanceNL through public relations as well as website and social media tools.
• Performing additional administrative and organizational duties as needed.

Required competencies:
• Strong organisational and planning skills
• Able to work independently while liaising with a volunteer Board
• Able to multi-task around various projects
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Comfortable dealing both with the public and the media
• Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Familiar with social media tools including Facebook and Twitter

Key assets:
• Experience with strategic planning, including the ability to work closely with the Board to determine realistic and attainable goals
• Familiar with the local dance community, or have a strong willingness to learn

Work Term: Fall 2011 – 12 weeks
Contract Fee: $8400 ($20/hr @ 35 hrs/week) PENDING FUNDING APPROVAL
Location: The successful candidate will be expected to use his or her own workspace, computer and telephone. DanceNL will provide support as needed.
Closing date for submissions: August 19, 2011 at 5:00pm
Send electronic submissions to:  


JOB POSTING – Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter (CADA‐ON) – Administrative Director

In Jobs on July 5, 2011 by danceumbrella

Organization:  Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Ontario Chapter (CADA‐ON)

Position:  Administrative Director

Application Deadline:    July 29, 2011

Website:  http://www.cada‐

Location:  Toronto

Start Date:  September 1, 2011

Duration:  September 1 – December 17, 2011 with the possibility of renewal

Payment:  $15/hr.

CADA‐ON seeks an outstanding individual to take on the administration of our organization on a part-time, contracted basis.

This position offers a valuable opportunity to candidates entering the arts administration field; our Acting Executive Director will mentor the successful candidate for the duration of this position. This contract may lead to a second contract without mentorship.

The successful candidate will be offered a contract for an average of 24 hours per week at $15 per hour.

This position offers the opportunity for self‐directed time management within the time guidelines of some tasks with set deadlines.


• processes membership applications and renewals

• supplies membership statistic reports for Board meetings

• supports Board meetings and takes minutes

• administers Training Subsidy Program (TSP) ‐ three deadlines per year

• prepares and distributes member eNews

• updates website & Facebook Fanpage

• follows the direction of the Acting Executive Director in the preparation of financial  reports, grant applications and reports

• office management, preparation of Accounts Payable


• Good working knowledge of Word and Excel

• Keen interest in computing and other technological tools

• Excellent organizational skills

• Excellent oral and written English language skills

• Thorough and conscientious

• Able to work both independently and follow instruction

• Experience in the arts; knowledge of the dance milieu is an asset


Send applications by email to office@cada‐

Please note that we regret we cannot  answer questions regarding the position due to summer office closure.

We thank all  candidates ‐ only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Dancers wanted – Sexy Street Jazz / Hip-Hop / Dancehall Reggae / Soca

In Jobs on July 4, 2011 by danceumbrella

Looking for Male and Female Dancers for an upcoming production at Harborfront Centre on Saturday July 30th 7-8pm..must be able to dance to all or one of these dance styles – Sexy Street Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dancehall Reggae, Soca.

If you’re interested and available on that day, please email . Serious and professional dancers only.


Teachers needed – Belly dance, Hip Hop, Ballet workout, Salsa…

In Jobs on July 4, 2011 by danceumbrella

Chemagne Dance Studio is looking for dance instructors in various forms of dance. If you have experience teaching adults, teens, kids, youth in belly dance, hip hop, ballet workout, salsa, yoga/pilates, Zumba.

Please forward your resume by email at . No phone calls please.


DANCERS NEEDED: Ipsita Nova Dance Projects

In Jobs on June 28, 2011 by danceumbrella

Contemporary-South Asian Dance Company Ipsita Nova Dance Projects is looking for 2 dancers to work with the company for a two week creation lab. Rehearsals will take place in Toronto during August and September 2011. Dancers should have a strong bharatanatyam background and be comfortable with contemporary choreography. We are looking for dancers that are versatile and open to expanding artistically.


• August 30-September 2 & September 6-9, from 12noon-5pm

• $26 per hour

To apply, send your resumé, a brief paragraph on why you are interested in working with the company and either a dvd or an online video link (youtube, vimeo etc) example of your dancing by July 22nd.

153 Delaware Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M6H 2T2