rehearsal director


Job Title: Rehearsal Director
Reports to: Artistic Director
Program/Department: Artistic
Schedule: Full-Time Exempt
Salary: $42,500
Deadline for Submission: May 24, 2024
Projected Start Date: July 8, 2024

About Dance Kaleidoscope
Indiana’s leading professional contemporary dance company is entering its 52nd season under the artistic direction of Joshua Blake Carter. As a mainstay of its mission, Dance Kaleidoscope consistently brings the finest quality contemporary dance performances to diverse audiences. In 2020, Dance Kaleidoscope secured an artistic home near the new Bottleworks District and expanded its educational offerings. This is an exciting time to join the Dance Kaleidoscope team and make an impact on the arts and culture of Indianapolis. Dance Kaleidoscope welcomes all interested and qualified candidates and is committed to finding the best-suited and most qualified person to help lead this organization into its next chapter.

Position Summary
The Rehearsal Director is responsible for assisting the Artistic Director in implementing the company’s artistic vision and in preparing for and mounting all performances and related events. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Rehearsal Director is responsible for training and developing all dancers while maintaining a high level of artistic integrity, safety, and an appropriate working environment. Additionally, the Rehearsal Director represents Dance Kaleidoscope in certain public-facing roles, including acting as a tour liaison, teaching artist, and partnership coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities
Support the maintenance of dancers’ technique by providing classes and warm-ups at an outstanding level, delivering individual and remedial coaching as necessary;

Act as the primary point of contact for DK Apprentices, supporting their training and development;

Assist the Artistic Director, choreographers, and producers in the staging of all productions, including but not limited to:

Overseeing rehearsals of new and existing repertoire, including preparation and learning of these works using videos and/or notation when required;

Recording, referencing, and documenting choreography as needed;

Ensuring appropriate conduct in rehearsals by choreographers, repetiteurs, guest teachers, and dancers;

Attending and monitoring all rehearsals and performances to ensure choreography is accurately reproduced;

Work closely with the Production team to ensure successful preparation for performances.
Confer with the Artistic Director and other Artistic Staff to oversee all scheduling for dancers;
Play leadership role in DK touring;

Assist the Artistic Director in overseeing all audition organization and management, including traveling outside of the state to attend auditions;

Act as community liaison for DK, working and engaging with partners to support the logistics and execution of educational and artistic programming, including teaching community workshops and leading summer intensives;

Assist in the capture of rehearsal and informal footage, video, and photographs, including managing the capture and cataloging of archival performance footage;

Aid in the creation of materials that bring the artistic work of the company to life, including production descriptions, playbill content, and other content;

Other such duties as may reasonably be required by the Artistic Director.

Work Environment
Travel as required; may occasionally travel to sites that are not wheelchair accessible. Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem-solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines. Physical: High degree of physical activity, performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily coaching nature. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. May require walking primarily on a level surface for extended periods throughout the day. The employee must frequently reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision adequate for the incumbent to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently. Must be able to speak and communicate clearly. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Culture, Salary and Benefits
Dance Kaleidoscope is an established, dynamic, and ever-growing organization. The successful candidate will appreciate a culture of continual improvement.
This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual salary is $42,500, and the benefits are employer-provided health care (DK pays 75% of the health insurance premium and 75% of vision, dental, and life insurance), 15 paid holidays, and 10 PTO days in year 1.
Dance Kaleidoscope is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, pregnancy, creed, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applications and Inquiries
Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, including examples of choreography.