Opportunities – Danspace Project


Danspace Project is currently looking to hire one Box Office Manager to begin January 2018.

Danspace Project’s mission is to present new work in dance, support a diverse range of choreographers in developing their work, encourage experimentation, and connect artists to audiences. In the curatorial process, a balance of perspectives is sought across considerations of issues of race, sexuality, class, and ethnicity; aesthetic investigations across dance histories, genres and forms; and relevance to DSP’s institutional history and memory. Danspace Project’s long-held commitment to developing and presenting new work, and to taking risks by supporting emerging artists, ensures a constant flow of new artistic ideas that all members of the staff are asked to engage in and support.

The Box Office Manager is a part-time, seasonal (Sept – June) position.  It is a shared, shift-based position for three employees. Shifts are set based on the performance schedule pending mutual agreement between Danspace and the Box Office Managers via a scheduling meeting that occurs at the beginning of every season (Fall, Winter and Spring).

Main Duties Include:

  • Pre-show preparation including typing reservations into OvationTix, preparing reservation list, and setting up box office area in the lobby
  • Welcome patrons and sell tickets (including handling cash)
  • Work with House Manager and other Danspace staff to help manage waitlist, late seating, and other issues with entry/exit to the house
  • Post-show box office reconciliation and clean-up


  • The ideal candidate would have experience in box office management, or other hospitality/retail experience involving customer service and handling payments and reconciliations. The ability to be efficient and accurate while maintaining a friendly demeanor is essential to the job.
  • Interest and familiarity with Danspace Project’s programming and unique home venue, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, is a plus.


  • Starting rate $16/hr; 4/hr shift minimum with shifts generally 6p-10p Th/Fr/Sat, average of 4 shifts per month.
  • Please send email inquiries, cover letter, and resume with references to Lydia Bell, Program Director at lydia@danspaceproject.org, cc-ing Jodi Bender, Dir. Of Finance and Operations at jodi@danspaceproject.org, by November 30, 2017



Danspace Project is a leading dance presenter in the U.S., and commissions and presents 20-30 new works each year. Danspace’s presenting programs include the Platforms series, Food for Thought, and DraftWork alongside our ongoing presentations of primarily New York City artists as well as multiple weeks of Artist Production Residencies. Platforms are accompanied by catalogues, online Journal writing, and various other public events as envisioned by the team of curators and guest artist curators. Since 2010, Danspace has produced 11 Platforms, published 11 print catalogues and five e-books, launched the Conversations Without Walls series, and explored models for public discourse and residencies with guest artist curators such as Ralph Lemon, Eiko Otake, Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls, Susan Rethorst and, for the upcoming March, 2018 Platform, Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance, Reggie Wilson. The curatorial team works collaboratively with the support of the Danspace team over a period of 12-18 months.

The Development department is responsible for raising funds to support Danspace operations, long-range institutional growth, and programming activities. The Development Associate, Institutional Giving is a full-time position with the main responsibilities of grantwriting and grants management under the supervision of the Director of Development and Executive Director & Chief Curator. Previous experience with grantwriting (and/or strong writing skills) and budgeting, as well as strong attention to detail and organization, will be very useful in this position. This position includes weekend and evening hours for special events, performances, and meetings.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Write, assemble, and submit grant requests.
  • Manage, track, develop and steward grants.
  • Manage and/or help with other fundraising campaigns, including generating solicitations, processing and acknowledgment system, departmental mailings and writing and sending acknowledgment letters as needed.
  • Assist in planning and implementing special events and cultivation activities as appropriate.
  • Share coordination and implementation responsibilities for 300+ guest annual Gala benefit with Director of Development and other staff.
  • Manage donor data in DonorPerfect and OvationTix.
  • Collaborate with Communications department on materials for fundraising as needed.
  • Maintain office space, filing systems, departmental calendar, and intraoffice communications as it relates to the position.
  • Other tasks as determined by the Director of Development and Executive Director & Chief Curator.

If interested in applying please send cover letter, writing sample (approximately one-page of grant narrative or equivalent is ideal if possible), and CV or Resumé to peggy@danspaceproject.org. Interviews begin immediately.



Danspace Project accepts resumes for our internship program on an ongoing basis. Click here for internship overview and details on how to apply.



Volunteer one hour of your time before or after the show and see the performance for free! For more information, contact lydia@danspaceproject.org or (212) 674-8112.


Danspace Project is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, age or disability.