Career Opportunities & Internships


An excellent opportunity exists for an internship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (IDDF), home to resident performing company Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.


Internships are available from early May through August, Fall  and Spring  semesters. We also accept applications during the month of January. A current student or recent graduate of an arts administration program is preferred, but candidates with equivalent experience or interest in the performing arts management may also be considered. An internship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation provides invaluable exposure to the contemporary dance world for those considering a future in performing arts management.


Testmonial:


"Walking into the Isadora Duncan Foundation offices my first day, my attention was immediately drawn to the antique furniture and walls decorated with pictures of dancers in tunics. In that moment, I knew my experience with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation would be an unforgettable and inspiring one. In the office itself, the free and wise spirit of Isadora is captured, creating a supportive and artistic atmosphere. During my nine weeks there, I learned many of the ins and outs of a dance company - crucial for any dancer wishing to enter the world of professional dance.” - Alyse Keim


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Day-to-day office duties including answering phones, light filing, database maintenance and communications with dance  students and parents.
  • Assisting in the coordination of performances and special events, and providing support during these.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the Foundation’s Intensive Workshops
  • Assisting the Artistic Director in the coordination of national and international residencies and tours.
  • Assisting the Director of Development and Communications in the preparation of mail-outs, announcements, company literature, and bulk e-mails.
  • Transferring archival footage to digital media.
  • File management of photos. Conducting research for funding and performance opportunities.
  • Learning various aspects of fundraising, marketing and event management.

The ideal intern would possess the following skills:


  • Familiarity with the performing arts and / or non-profit arts organizations.
  • Proficiency with Mac operating systems.
  • A working understanding of Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, DVD Studio Pro, and InDesign
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Proficient with Internet research.

In exchange for hours of work, we offer complimentary dance classes or workshops with Lori Belilove and members of the Company. Course accreditation can be provided. Applicants work directly with office staff, Artistic Directors and Director of Development and Communications. Commensurate with experience, a stipend/hourly compensation may be offered.


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume, as PDFs, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For further enquiries call (212) 691-5040.