Part-time Director of Marketing and Development

Posted on: April 5, 2022

ABOUT THE POSITION:

YYDC seeks a well-experienced and collaborative Director of Marketing and Development to enhance the company's creative vision by assisting with researching and pursuing grant funding as well as handle the logistics of artistic and administrative operations under this new season of programming and touring. This position will report to YYDC Artistic Director, Yin Yue and board of director Joseph Tedeschi. The Director of Marketing and Development should be a team player, able to contribute seasoned wisdom in the areas of researching, writing and applying appropriate grants, confident and experienced in donor communication and artistic network building, developing marketing and advertising strategies, providing skills to integrate YYDC's values into its work, collaborators, community and future initiatives.

Past experience in the performing arts is required.

Grant Writing

  • Research and identify eligible funding opportunities and potential financial supporters
  • Draft and submit grant proposals on behalf of company funding initiatives
  • Research corporate sponsorship possibilities
  • Create and maintain project budgets
  • Monitor the organization’s financial position and make recommendations
  • Partner with Artistic Director to comply with grant guidelines
  • Create and assist educational programming income goals associated with workshops/classes/residencies/touring

Marketing and Development

  • Work with Artistic Director to develop marketing and advertising strategies.
  • Assist Artistic Director in negotiating contracts with artists and collaborators
  • Establishing and maintaining relationship with donors through online and, if necessary, in person communications.
  • Assist in preparing EOY final reports
  • Monitor individual giving initiatives, cultivate donor relationships, and maintain donor database
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director to craft and implement a yearly development strategy
  • Attend YYDC Board Meetings and distribute follow-ups
  • Attend development sessions with AD

This position is part-time. Hourly rate based on experience.

Interested applicants should send the materials (cover letter + resume) to admin@yydc.org.

About YYDC

Based in NYC, YYDC is a non-profit contemporary dance company dedicated to the teaching, production and performance of original choreographic works by founder and artistic director, Yin Yue. Over the past decade, Yin has refined and expanded an original movement vocabulary – FOCO Technique™ — a fusion inspired by the Chinese folk and contemporary dance movement. The vision for YYDC is to incorporate this signature movement style in original company productions and choreographic commission, to produce original, dynamic, emotionally and physically charged performances under the direction of Yin Yue and to present the works nationally and internationally; to establish and develop FoCo Technique™ into a globally recognized training method for professional dancers as well as dance practitioners; To cultivate audiences’ interest in dance especially in contemporary dance by presenting artistically responsible and socially conscious works.

The company boasts international touring credits, presenting works at various dance festivals, namely Schrit_tmacher Festival in Germany. The company has also presented works at dance festivals such as SummerStage, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out, New York International Fringe Festival, Open Door Dance Festival in Iowa City, The Wave Rising Series, DUMBO DANCE Festival, The Current Sessions, DanceNow [NYC] at Joe’s Pub and many more. In addition, YYDC has performed at venues such as Hanover International Choreographic competition, BAM Fisher, Joyce SoHo Theater, Peridance Theater, Lincoln Center Rosh Hall, New York Live Arts and many others. In addition to performance, YY Dance Company also re-staged repertories at universities, companies and dance studios around the world.

Based in NYC, YYDC is a non-profit contemporary dance company dedicated to the teaching, production and performance of original choreographic works by founder and artistic director, Yin Yue. Over the past decade, Yin has refined and expanded an original movement vocabulary – FOCO Technique™ — a fusion inspired by the Chinese folk and contemporary dance movement. The vision for YYDC is to incorporate this signature movement style in original company productions and choreographic commission, to produce original, dynamic, emotionally and physically charged performances under the direction of Yin Yue and to present the works nationally and internationally; to establish and develop FoCo Technique™ into a globally recognized training method for professional dancers as well as dance practitioners; To cultivate audiences’ interest in dance especially in contemporary dance by presenting artistically responsible and socially conscious works.

The company boasts international touring credits, presenting works at various dance festivals, namely Schrit_tmacher Festival in Germany. The company has also presented works at dance festivals such as SummerStage, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside Out, New York International Fringe Festival, Open Door Dance Festival in Iowa City, The Wave Rising Series, DUMBO DANCE Festival, The Current Sessions, DanceNow [NYC] at Joe’s Pub and many more. In addition, YYDC has performed at venues such as Hanover International Choreographic competition, BAM Fisher, Joyce SoHo Theater, Peridance Theater, Lincoln Center Rosh Hall, New York Live Arts and many others. In addition to performance, YY Dance Company also re-staged repertories at universities, companies and dance studios around the world.