Katherine Dunham Fellow

Reports to the Pre-Professional Division Manager

Named in honor of the dancer, choreographer and activist, Katherine Dunham.  The purpose of the Katherine Dunham Fellowship is: 1) to provide opportunities for individuals who currently are underrepresented in the field of arts administration, 2) to gain experience in a very specific field of arts administration, and 3) to develop the pool of outstanding minority arts administration professionals.

COCA’s Fellowship Program is a professional training program for aspiring arts administrators, arts educators, and performing arts production practitioners.  Participants are given practical learning experiences, independent and collective projects, and work as entry-level staff persons in the company’s administrative and production departments.

We are looking for an organized, professional, creative, energetic post-college or graduate student to fill the Katherine Dunham Fellowship.

This is a part-time, hourly administrative position. The Katherine Dunham Fellow is responsible for providing administrative support to the Pre-Professional Division Manager, aiding in the day to day tasks as well as ongoing projects associated with the Pre-Professional Division and Dance Department.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a current active list of company members and contact information
  • Track weekly attendance for the Pre-Professional Division
    • Monitoring excused and unexcused absences and total attendance percentages
    • Pulling data reports through ActiveNet
  • Maintain the COCA Company website and calendar
  • Compile production packets for PPD performances
  • Aid in COCA’s Regional Summer Intensive Audition planning and execution of event
  • Assist in compiling information for COCA’s reaccreditation through ACCPAS and NASD
  • Assist in projects and tasks given by the department manager

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Business Administration or equivalent degree
  • Experience working in arts administration a plus
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, especially Excel and Word
  • Ability to problem solve, be flexible, imaginative and innovative

Physical Requirement

  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs
  • Ability to circulate around building on foot and navigate stairs

To apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume to jobs@cocastl.org using “Katherine Dunham/PPD Assistant” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer