Are you interested in a career at a community performing arts non-profit? Have you got the drive to innovate and nurture a wide swath of programming across a highly diverse demographic? Then you might be interested in becoming a member of the Dancewave team. If interested, please send a resumé and a cover letter to



Dancewave provides all NYC youth access to a supportive dance experience that embraces and encourages individuality and equips students with the life skills to unlock their full potential as people and community members.

Building on years of tremendous organizational and programmatic growth and success, Dancewave has launched our first capital project. In collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Design and Construction, Dancewave will break ground to create a new arts and culture center in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Our new Dancewave Center will be a nexus in the community, bringing our diverse participants together under one roof, expanding our reach so that more NYC youth can build life skills through dance and celebrating the joy of dance as a cultural expression with our neighbors. The Dancewave Center is a $4-million project that has thus far received $3.4 million in NYC capital funding. The current campaign is to raise $600,000 in 2 years. Dancewave Leadership, including its Board of Directors, is 100% committed to this endeavor.

Dancewave is now looking for a Managing Director who is talented, eager, and invigorated to help lead our organization as we take Dancewave to the next level. The ideal candidate will take an important role in shaping our future and elevating Dancewave to prominence in Brooklyn's cultural landscape. The Managing Director will oversee fundraising campaigns, actively cultivate relationships with corporate and community organizations, maintain the fiscal integrity of Dancewave, supervise staff, and steward the capital project. A tall order! Importantly, the Managing Director will need to be comfortable diving into new projects and learning on the job. This is an opportunity that has great potential.

The Managing Director reports to the Executive Director and, with the support of the Development Associate and Marketing Associate, plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization's strategic plan in addition to day-to-day administrative activities.

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Dancewave’s D-Wave in Motion program brings dance programming into New York City public schools and community centers across all five boroughs. D-Wave in Motion offers a wide variety of dance disciplines and Diasporas such as West African, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Classical Chinese, Cuban Salsa and Creative Movement. The D-Wave in Motion Coordinator is directly responsible for overseeing and coordinating all outreach and offsite dance classes through our residency programs, master classes and Dancewave Company performance tours.

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Want to be an intern? 

Learn about Dancewave's Internship Program here >>


We value the energy, commitment and talents of individuals who desire a volunteer opportunity, community service, or administrative internship with our organization. We encourage and welcome participation at our many events and performances throughout the year.

Please fill out a quick form HERE to apply for volunteer opportunities.

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