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Conservatory Manager

Colorado Conservatory of Dance

Part Time
Posted January 5, 2021




Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD), a vibrant, innovative 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization, invites applications for the key position of Conservatory Manager. Serving as the primary “hub” of activities within CCD’s renowned training programs, the successful candidate will possess a rare balance of administrative and organizational acumen along with tremendous customer service skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

This is a .75 non-benefit salaried position with the potential to earn separate hourly compensation for teaching within the Conservatory depending upon the candidate’s experience, credentials, and approval for assignment by the Artistic Director. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

Our ideal candidate possesses the following key competencies:

  • An uncanny balance of front-facing customer relations savvy and rear-facing administrative chops
  • A strong background in professional and/or collegiate dance training and performance
  • Demonstrated success in nonprofit arts organizations, particularly in scheduling, event coordination, enrollment management, and recruitment/retention
  • Significant experience with and appreciation for children ages 2-18
  • An instinct for strategic thinking
  • The ability to anticipate and respond to rapidly evolving trends within the Conservatory, the community, and beyond
  • A knack for data collection and analysis, and a fondness for spreadsheets
  • Superlative interpersonal skills and an ability to forge authentic relationships among a variety of stakeholders and customers
  • A lifelong commitment to arts advocacy and the power of dance to affect positive social and cultural change
  • A terrific sense of humor

The position’s general responsibilities are detailed below:

Under general supervision of the Artistic Director and in close coordination with the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the operation of the educational functions and facilities of the Conservatory. Specifically, these duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing daily student activities within the Conservatory
  • Serving as primary liaison between students/families and CCD staff and Board of Directors
  • Monitoring and increasing enrollment, including providing regular enrollment reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors and actively recruiting and retaining new students
  • Communicating Conservatory-wide information via online and in-person channels
  • Coordinating schedules for all activities within CCD’s studios including classes, rehearsals, performances, and special events in coordination with CCD’s Artistic Director
  • Developing faculty course assignments and schedules in coordination with the Artistic Director
  • Tracking student financial accounts and billing and providing regular revenue reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Supervising CCD front desk assistants, including hiring, training, and scheduling work shifts
  • Creating and distributing student placement letters in coordination with CCD’s Artistic Director.
  • Facilitating rentals of CCD spaces in coordination with the Executive Director and Artistic Director
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Executive Director Richard Cowden at rcowden@ccdance.org no later than February 1. Hiring will be contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive criminal background screening.

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