The American Dance Festival is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, or race.

Year  Round  Employment: 

No positions currently available.


Seasonal  Employment:

The deadline for applications for the following summer staff positions is February 1, 2019.




The Student & Workshop Coordinator works with an international student body and faculty totaling more than 400 people, with a focus on administering the Dance Professionals Workshops (DPW) and providing assistance and support to the Co-Directors of School Administration with all administrative aspects of student services. Primary responsibilities for DPW administration are coordinating and leading check-ins and orientation; preparing check-in materials for all student programs in coordination with school operation staff; finalizing schedules and following proper procedures in information distribution to students, faculty, and staff; communicating and coordinating with DPW faculty regarding all logistical and practical needs; creating student class rosters; disseminating information ahead of student arrival via email; serving as the point person for all student and faculty; coordinating evaluations; organizing transportation with the School Operations office; and monitoring CEU tracking and letters of completion. Additional responsibilities in support of general student services include following up with students to ensure ADF receives all required program forms; supporting payment processes and communication with students; assisting with student check-ins and orientations for the other school programs as needed; helping with all aspects of class registration and attendance tracking for the Summer Dance Intensive; and issuing Certificates of Completion for each program digitally.

All school staff are expected to assist in the overall administration and day-to-day tasks of running the ADF School, which often includes work outside of specific position responsibilities. This position must be able to work independently and handle concurrent tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has excellent customer-service and organizational skills, a warm and pleasant demeanor, a sense of humor, and Microsoft Office proficiency. Prior experience with ADF a plus, but not required. Early morning, evening, and weekend work required.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: April 29-July 22, 2019.  


*These positions require the applicant to have a car at ADF.

Teaching opportunities:

ADF School
As a general rule, the ADF School does not accept unsolicited teaching inquiries. We take the selection of faculty seriously and are constantly examining the dance landscape for exemplary educators. 

ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios
If you are interested in teaching a weekly class or a special workshop at ADF’s Studios, please send your performance/teaching resume and proposed class description to studios@americandancefestival.org. We offer a variety of classes for all ages and levels. Typically, the weekly class schedule is set several months in advance, and special workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis.