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Artistic Director Position Announcement - Sanspointe Dance Company

Sanspointe Dance Company

P.O. Box 59266

Birmingham, AL 35259


Artistic Director Position Announcement


Position Title:  Artistic Director

Announcing Date:  June 1, 2015

Closing Date:  August 1, 2015

Job Beginning Date:  December 1, 2015

Salary:  Stipend per project; Compensation for administrative duties in addition to artistic duties


Job Description:  The Artistic Director is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Directors.  The AD oversees the artistic direction of the company and helps to provide direction on season performances, community events/education and artistic collaboration.  There are opportunities to choreograph, teach, and perform with the company.


Job Duties:  Plan and direct in collaboration with Assistant Artistic Director: 

  • Oversee all aspects of company members, communications with company members and recruiting of new company members as needed.
  • Oversee, guide and implement artistic vision and direction of company including: community events, projects, performances, concerts, and education/classes
  • Plan and direct all aspects of projects including:

-       Concept and performance venue

-       Choreography, Performers, Composers, and Musicians

-       Lighting and sound

-       Class, rehearsal and theatre space rental

-       Costumes

-       Technical and dress rehearsals

-       Photo and video of project

-       Ticketing, programs, lobby and technical crew

  • Schedule and oversee all company classes and rehearsals
  • Create annual and performance/project-specific budgets for boards’ approval, including contracts
  • Check post office mailbox regularly and email daily
  • Coordinate and recruit volunteers for production and administrative needs
  • Responsible for Grant Acquisition, administration and reporting (with assistance from the FD as needed)
  • Oversee general and specific marketing/communications/media relations including:

-   Maintain and update web presence, social media, and online calendars             

-  Internal and external communications through emails, mailings, e-vites

-  Produce and distribute flyers, posters, postcards, calendar listings, news   releases etc.


Please send your application materials to or mail them to P.O. Box 59266, Birmingham, AL 35259.  Please email the above for questions pertaining to job announcement. 


1.     A cover letter outlining your qualifications and reasons for interest in the position
2.     An artistic statement describing your choreographic style and your ideas for Sanspointe Dance Co.
3.     Your current CV
4.     An updated link for a performance/choreography video reel


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