Communications Manager

November 29th, 2021
Communications Manager

Communications Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Communications
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture

Want to unite your passion for arts and advocacy with your passion for communications? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to dancers in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment with room for innovation and growth. 


The Organization:

With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It has historically supported dance in the city and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance making organizations and individual dance workers through: 


  • Advocacy

  • Action-Oriented Research

  • Leadership Training, Networking and Convening

  • Technology and Visibility 

  • Grantmaking 


Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values by clicking on the link below:

The Position:

Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Communications Manager who will be responsible for executing communication initiatives and priorities under the direction of the Executive Director. 


The compensation package includes a salary of $60,000 – $65,000 based on experience and competitive benefits.


  • Health insurance and 401K 

  • Variety of paid time off offerings, including paid vacation

  • Professional development stipend and bonus program 


Review the Job Description and list of qualifications by clicking on the link below:


The Location:

The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 


When the time is right, Dance/NYC will be shifting into a hybrid of remote and in-person work, per New York State Guidelines. Because Dance/NYC only serves the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties of Bergen, Hudson, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk; and the City of Yonkers, Dance/NYC is only recruiting cultural workers who are based in this geographic area and able to commute to Dance/NYC’s offices and events regularly.


Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Ground Floor of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance is also available. Dance.NYC offices are accessible and an accessible bathroom is available onsite.  Elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet, family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park. 


Cover Letter:
Your cover letter should include detailed answers to each of the following questions: 


  • Why are you interested in working as the Communications Manager at Dance/NYC?

  • The Communications Manager will be called upon to work on a range of projects that require the ability to relate to different audiences, manage stakeholder relationships, and problem-solve in different contexts. For example, in a given day, you might need to do live social media coverage at a Dance/NYC event, troubleshoot with a Dance.NYC user or respond to constituent inquiries, pitch to a group of funders about the organization’s impact and prep talking points for a live interview. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this work?

  • How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem? How would you craft strategy around Dance/NYC’s work to develop meaningful engagement within the dance community while growing the prominence of NYC dance across sectors? How would you develop storytelling of the dance field that centers disability and racial justice and that recognizes and denounces xenophobia? 

  • Please share any experiences with producing content for disability, immigrant communities.

  • How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem and nonprofit communication practices for the purposes of achieving systemic change across the field? 

  • Dance/NYC is a values-driven organization, please review our values of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (found at: and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them? 

  • What is important to you in a workplace? 



The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before January 3, 2022. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to two years. 


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense. 


Thank you for your interest in Dance/NYC and the Communications Manager position. Dance/NYC looks forward to reviewing your application!




  • 218 E 18th Street, Ground Floor
  • New York, NY 10003
  • Phone:
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