Company Manager – NW Dance Project

Deadline March 31, 2020

NW Dance Project is seeking to fill our Company Manager staff position.

This will begin as an hourly (32-34 hours-per-week) position with the potential for promotion to a full-time, salaried, and fully-benefitted (100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance) position.
This position requires some evening and/or weekend hours, work, as well as travel primarily within the Portland area. The Company Manager reports to the Artistic and Executive Directors, and is supported by multiple experienced administrative team members.

POSITION TITLE: Company Manager

Majority of responsibilities support the artistic/creation/performance/touring work of the dance company. Job duties include /season/tour/residency management, personnel administration, production support, designers’ liaison, and office administration. Serves as the liaison between the office, dancers, guest artists, production staff, and presenters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Tour and Residency Management
– Prepares and manages tour calendar/residency schedule, itineraries
– Arranges all travel, transportation, lodging and other paperwork for local, national and international travel
– Books rehearsal space, seek best rates and location
– Prepare contracts for guest choreographers and production staff
– Helps prepare budgets for proposals, invoices for presenters and managing payments
– Serves as liaison for educational residencies
– Wardrobe management

Production and Personnel Support
– Provides general support to Artistic Director, choreographers, Lighting Designer, Costume Designers, Production and Stage Managers and front of house support for all performances with emphasis on event functions
– Provides general support to the Executive Director when in the office
– Other duties include picking up or dropping off production and marketing items from storage to performance location; return rental vans, supplies, props, lights to the studio or storage
– Generally first person at a venue and last person to leave with production staff
– Wardrobe management

Administrative Duties
– Solicit, secure, and plan touring engagements
– Process all paperwork for foreign artist visas
– Process all paperwork for company visas for touring
– Keep office staff up-to-date on tour activities
– Assist support work for grant submittals and marketing promotions
– Initial point of contact for office technical issues

– Previous general management or company management experience required
– Bachelor degree required
– Outstanding communication, computer (Mac), and organizational skills
– Self-motivation with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
– Committed to working as a team and individually
– Strong attention to details
– Exceptional interpersonal skills
– Sense of humor and flexibility
– Proficiency with computer applications – Mac, Microsoft Office, graphic/photo editing (a plus), and database applications
– Appreciation for the arts and familiarity with dance

Position Available: Immediately
Compensation: Commensurate with experience, educations, skills
Position open until filled
Diverse applicants highly encouraged

To Apply: Candidates are invited to send a cover letter, résumé, writing samples, and references (no phone calls, please) to

All applications will remain strictly confidential. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen. Please use the following subject: Company Manager Search

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Portland, Oregon

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