Dance Program Manager

Date Posted: 7/22/2022
Last Date to Apply: 8/5/2022

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a Resume and Cover Letter to Brandon Lipford, Director of Arts Education  [email protected]

Job details

The Dance Program Manager is responsible for operational excellence in the execution of all Rainey Dance programming. They serve as the direct manager for teaching artists who work directly with students and are the first line of support to troubleshoot issues that teaching artists have with students, partners, and/or community. They also are responsible for ensuring the curriculum and evaluation methods are aligned with Rainey Institute mission, vision, and strategic measures and goals and are implemented consistently. They will work with the Operations Manager to ensure smooth day to day operations of the program. They manage program budgets and coordinate the annual calendar, performances, and other activities related to the organization as a whole.

Rainey Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization which facilitates positive growth for over 2,700 Greater Cleveland youth through education and engagement in visual and performing arts. We recognize potential in all its forms and embrace children with no arts background just as readily as those with perfect pitch. Rainey Institute has served as a community anchor in Cleveland’s historic Hough neighborhood for more than a century with one facility in Hough and one in the process of being built in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. To learn more about Rainey, please visit or our Facebook page @RaineyInstitute.


  • Responsible for the ongoing design, development, analysis, and implementation of all dance program curriculum and evaluation methods.
  • Manages Teaching Artists and Assistants in their execution of the dance programming as well as their relationships with students, corporate partners and schools.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the program including teaching staff, space, the use/purchase of equipment/materials, and annual program and staff schedules.
  • Oversees the coordination of dance performances/concerts in collaboration with the teaching artist.
  • Assist Rainey’s Development Office in the identification of potential funders, the development, tracking and reporting for grants.
  • Teaches no more than 20 hours per week of Dance classes during program sessions as program/budget requires.
  • Actively involved in the identification, selection, onboarding, development, monitoring, and evaluation of Dance Teaching Artists, and Assistants.
  • Assisting in training staff in curriculum development, presentation skills and relationship management, assuring that they are providing high quality services to our students, partners, and schools.
  • Oversees and participates in administrative and logistical activities to support program operations.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Leadership Team to develop plans and strategies that effectively and efficiently serve the organization and mission.


  • Formal education/training/certification in program area, Bachelor’s in program area preferred
  • 3+ years experience in a management role, overseeing direct reports.
  • Experience working with children age 3 through 18 yrs. old
  • Proficiency in computer systems and Google apps
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
  • Organized, detail-oriented, time management, and planning skills
  • Skilled collaborator
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent communicator both orally and written
  • Comfortable self-starting assigned projects
  • Confident and eager to engage with clients

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a Resume and Cover Letter to Brandon Lipford, Director of Arts Education  [email protected]

Rainey Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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