Office for the Arts at Harvard

74 Mt. Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
January 29, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Administrative Manager of Dance


Duties & Responsibilities

Administrative Manager for Dance— Dance Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, and dance in the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. Serves in leadership role in all aspects of dance administration and operations, including financial oversight and management, producing performances and events, and program archives. Manages administration and operations of dance spaces, co-curricular courses, events, symposia, performance, master classes, interdepartmental initiatives, and guest artist residencies. Oversees studio rentals, course registration and fees, and instructor payroll and agreements. With colleagues at the Office for the Arts, develops and monitors Dance budget, including support from Theater, Dance, and Media. Strategizes program growth opportunities and drafts grant proposals.

Full-time. All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.


Basic Qualifications

BA / BS required.A minimum of five years experience in a professional dance company or pre-professional dance school, comparable arts organization, or arts department in higher education. Experience in business management in the performing arts or comparable arts management.

Additional Qualifications

MA or MFA preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills. Experience in producing performance and/or special events. Grant writing and budgetary experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with higher education environment preferred. MS Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro or other database experience, familiarity with Oracle applications a plus.
How To Apply:
Qualified candidates please apply at
Apply by:
March 26, 2019
Salary Grade 057
About this Organization:
The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) supports student engagement in the arts and integrates the arts into University life. Through its programs and services, the OFA teaches and mentors, fosters student art making, connects students to accomplished artists, commissions new work, and partners with local, national, and international constituencies. By supporting the development of students as artists and cultural stewards, the OFA works to enrich society and shape communities in which the arts are a vital part of life.