Careers & Internships

Open Position: Executive Director

Dancewave seeks an Executive Director to continue its legacy as a leading dance education non-profit, now celebrating 25 years. Our next Executive Director will provide strategic vision and operational responsibility for our organization as an inspiring manager, passionate fundraiser and competent administrator. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The right candidate may also provide artistic oversight, working in conjunction with the Director of Education.

The successful candidate for this role will possess the following skills and experience:
○ A successful track record in leadership and management in the arts/dance/nonprofit environment
○ Demonstrated success in personally securing philanthropic support in a not-for-profit arts/dance environment
○ A collaborative style that engages staff, Board, and key donors
○ Ability to develop partnerships with local and community partners
○ A demonstrable commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
○ Experience developing organizational routines and processes
○ Strong social and interpersonal skills in multiple social and business contexts
○ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
○ Innovative problem-solver
○ Knowledge and awareness of or direct experience in the dance field is a plus

View and download full Executive Director job description for more details. Target start date is September 1, 2020. The search for the Executive Director is headed by the Executive Transition Committee consisting of both current and past Dancewave Board members. Salary will be competitive with other companies of comparable stature and size, with benefits including health insurance policy as well as paid vacation/holidays.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter addressed to the Executive Transition Committee at with subject line: “Executive Director.” Attach current resume and a minimum of three professional references (name, work relationship, email, phone). No phone calls, please.

Open Position: Public School Residencies Teaching Artist

Dancewave seeks Teaching Artists in a range of dance styles for grades K-12. The right candidate will be experienced teaching in a public school setting, highly organized and have strong classroom management skills. This is an exciting and rewarding position for a dancer who wants to make a direct impact in local communities. Desired disciplines: African Diaspora, Latin Dance, Chinese Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop.

Download our PDF for more details. Interested candidates should send a resume with two references and a lesson plan to Sindy Folgar, Director of School & Community Programs, at ​​ with subject line: “Teaching Artist.”

Open Internships

Dancewave frequently hosts interns for 6-12 month internships. Candidates interested in arts administration, dance education, or non-profit organizations are welcome to apply for open internships at any time. Questions? Email us! No phone calls, please.

Schools & Community Programs Internship

Dancewave seeks an Intern to assist the Schools and Community Programs team in the coordination of our award-winning community residency program. Our programs provide high-quality, individualized classes for a variety of community sites throughout all five boroughs of New York City, primarily public schools and senior centers. This candidate will advocate for Dancewave’s Community Programs through coordination of funding meetings with NYC Council Members; track and maintain Community Programs calendar; research new school and community partnerships and contacts; organize internal data and information, including digital files and media, primarily through Google Drive; observe and record community dance classes through site visits, photography, and video.

Download our PDF for full details and qualifications. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to, with the subject title “Community Programs Intern”.

Social Media & Marketing Internship

Dancewave seeks an Intern to assist the Director of Marketing & Communications in the promotion of our exciting calendar of classes, performances, events and initiatives including the Dancewave Gala, seasonal Master Classes, summer camps and intensives, and Dancewave Through College & Beyond (DTCB). The Social Media & Marketing Intern creates friendly and accessible social media promotions for Dancewave events, translates promotional images and video content into exciting promotional graphics, assists in event documentation and archiving, researches new online marketing techniques, organizes internal data and information including digital files and social media insights, has the ability to apply new ideas to a template while staying on-brand.

Download our PDF for full details and qualifications. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to, with the subject title “Marketing Intern”.

Dancewave is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Dancewave is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values community, teamwork, creativity, understanding, and appreciation. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.