Artistic Associate – Outreach

NDI New Mexico

Changing Children's Lives, One Dance Step at a Time

Santa Fe, NM

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Santa Fe, NM (Remote)
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Dance
  • $0.00
  • $0.00
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $20-24.50

Website NDI New Mexico

Changing Children's Lives, One Dance Step at a Time

Purpose of Santa Fe/North Outreach Artistic Associate Role:

The Artistic Associate is responsible for teaching NDI New Mexico curriculum and creating choreography in the In-school and Advanced Teams programs, bringing high-quality program and performance experiences to students in the Santa Fe and North Outreach programs. The Artistic Associate is responsible to the Associate Director of Outreach Programs for ensuring the artistic and administrative success of the programs and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence.

Primary Responsibilities:

Artistic – Teaching, Choreography, and Directing

Teaches approximately 15-20 hrs/week in Santa Fe and North Outreach (In-School and Advanced Teams) programs, creating lesson plans and choreography aligned with curriculum and End-of-Year Event scripts
Teaches specialty programs including Tiny Tots, Parent-Teacher dance, and special guests
Teaches and choreographs for Summer Institute
Teaches in the Dance Barns After-School program as needed
Teaches Train the Trainer workshops and other related programs as needed
Directs programs as assigned and based on experience
Subs in the outreach and after-school programs as needed


Supports Associate Director of Outreach and Santa Fe Program Producer with administrative duties for Santa Fe and North Outreach and Advanced Training programs and associated events and activities, including but not limited to planning and creating schedules, leading and tracking communication with students and families, creating informational materials related to event and program logistics, and other communications and administrative duties as assigned

Special Events/Projects

Provides backstage and/or front of house support for Santa Fe and North End-of-Year Events, and Dance Barns Program performances, including acting as stage manager, deck manager, runner, or other roles as assigned.
Supports administration and production of associated programs, projects and events, including Thank You Project, Dance-A-Thon, Teaching Excellence, special events off-site, and others as needed
Cultivates Relationships with Community Stakeholders

Develops positive relationships with parent volunteers to engage families in the program, inspiring their commitment, and enlisting and coordinating their support for events.
Fosters positive relations, and acts as an advocate for the organization with all community stakeholders

General Duties:

Works collaboratively with all other Full-time staff to ensure quality, consistency, and coordination of all work and programming
Schedules regular office hour time
Attends all enrichment workshops and meetings, including artistic and joint staff meetings
Compiles program reference materials
Upholds all Management and HR policies and procedures
Other duties as needed

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, schools, residency sites, and other locations
Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events
Requires weekend and evening hours.
Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy, and stamina
May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

Professional dance performance experience
College level education preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties
Experience teaching in NDI New Mexico programs preferred
Flexibility in work schedule
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Highly motivated and energetic
Passionate about working with children through the NDI-NM Outreach Methodology

Core NDI-NM Employee Requirements:

Believes in the mission of the organization
Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do” attitude
Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages
Highly organized, detail-oriented and result driven
Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet priorities
Supports teamwork and collaboration by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing and effective listening
Behaves respectfully, ethically and with personal integrity
Operates in a fiscally responsible manner
Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
Professional appearance and telephone manner

To apply for this job please visit