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With a People-focused approach, our organization offers structure, recognition and growth. 65% of our staff and artists have gone on to support larger organizations.

Program Coordinator

Email your resume to info[at]pushdance[dot]org with the subject line: “Program Coordinator” along with a pdf Resume/CV and two phone references.

Salary is commensurate with experience at 15-20 hrs/week @ $27-$30/hr.

Department: Administration

Work Style: in-person /remotely/ hybrid modes; daytime with some nights/weekends

Ideally, this position will start in December or be filled in January 2022

Proficient in Google Workspace and comfortable experience with Photoshop

Are you a thoughtful person who’s inquisitive about how dances are produced? Do you love the border between the process and the product? Are you a passionate learner and always looking for ways to improve? Are you friendly to people and computers?

The Program Coordinator (PC) involves a great deal of computer literacy, positive and supportive communication and writing skills, and a confident ability to deliver tasks in a timely manner. The PUSH PC handles most tasks for behind-the-scenes and in-person productions in addition to programmatic events.


In addition to general office duties, the role includes:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the PUSH program including classes, workshops, and productions
  • Act as liaison and help facilitate relationship with PUSH Collaborators & Board Members
  • Coordinate PUSH Panelists, Production team, and Lead Teaching Artist
  • Facilitate PUSH Mentor and Mentee meetings and requests, as needed
  • Schedule PUSH activities at all programming locations, including Zaccho Studio, Bayview Opera House, and a music studio (to be identified)
  • Oversee and identify Production Manager, Videographer and Photographer
  • Check and answer all emails and social media inquiries on a daily basis
  • Regularly update program timelines
  • Participate in PUSH team meetings, take notes
  • Support PUSH Program Director in incorporate program feedback and assessments
  • Take clear notes, updates timeline and follow through with incomings tasks 

What has made people in this position successful is someone who has good time management skills, is knowledgeable of timelines and understands financial transactions. Someone who is a solution-seeker will also enjoy being in this role. This person also must have key skills built through either care or a lived experience with BIPOC cultures.


Company Artists

Rolling/until filled

    Audition for PUSH Dance Company.

    Video Submission

    PUSH is currently accepting video auditions for its 2022 season. We are seeking women, men and non-binary individuals with experience on stage. This is a paid position that may lead to ongoing work.

    Eligibility: PUSH is a contemporary modern dance company that doesn’t require conservatory training or technique in Western dance forms such as modern contemporary dance or ballet in order to join our artist roster.

    To audition, please use the form to the left to send the following materials:

    1. Contact Name & Email
    2. Video Link (Vimeo/Youtube)
    3. Resume/CV or Describe Your Dance Background (PDF)
    4. Two phone references
    5. Headshot

    Company Artists receive competitive hourly studio and technical rehearsal pay; and payment per performance

    Teaching Artist

    Email your resume to info[at]pushdance[dot]org with the subject line: “Teaching Artist” along with a pdf Resume/CV and two phone references.

    Salary is commensurate with experience @ $40-$50/hr. This is a 3-month temporary part-time job with the potential of annual hiring.

    We regularly partner with community centers, public/private schools and social justice organizations to bring dance offerings to youth as young as 4 years and as old as 26 years.

    Our teaching artists teach regular classes and collaborate on seasonal shows. This is a rewarding and fulfilling job for anyone looking to bridge the gap in dance training between low-income communities of color.

    Our TAs receive ongoing mentorship and support in child development, classroom environment and meeting intelligences outcomes.