- Employee Evaluation
National Dance Institute of New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.
Purpose of Program Director:
The Hiland Program Artistic Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision for the Hiland Program and ensuring artistic, financial, and administrative success of all Hiland Program activities, including: programming, scheduling, curriculum, and productions; management of staff; and carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Hiland Program Artistic Director is a member of the organization’s Artistic Staff.
Artistic Program Oversight and Development
- Directs all artistic aspects of the Program including; programming, scheduling, curriculum, choreography, and performances.
- Manages all Program faculty. Runs regularly scheduled staff meetings; establishes and oversees curriculum, classes, programming, and productions; watches classes and rehearsals and provides feedback, and conducts annual performance evaluation with full time and part-time staff.
- Develops and implements extension programming designed to further engage students from NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training (SWAT and Celebration Teams) and Outreach Programs.
- Works with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director in annual planning including reviewing evaluation of program and incorporating recommendations.
- Creates an annual operational plan that incorporates objectives, priorities, timelines and responsibilities aligned with the organization’s mission.
- Develops and implements summer and college study assistance program.
Directing, Teaching and Choreography
- Teaches a regular schedule of classes per week and is available to sub other classes when needed.
- Directs and choreographs for Program productions and performances.
- Directs, choreographs, and implements artistic programming for Hiland Advanced Companies (Company XCel, Apprentice Company, and Junior Company) including scheduling and running weekly company rehearsals; directing/choreographing special events and performances; and selecting appropriate repertoire.
- Excellent skills in the following competencies: classroom management, connection with students, modeling, pedagogy and curriculum, choreography, professional conduct and communication, achieving the mission.
Administration and Fiscal Oversight
- Responsible for creating a strategy to ensure Program enrollment meets strategic and operational goals and generates annual income to meet budget projections.
- Manages administrative aspects for Program including scheduling, registration, record-keeping, tuition processing, volunteers, and event production.
- Provides written reports to the Artistic Director for quarterly Board meetings and as needed.
- Participates in the creation of annual Program budgets in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Director of Finance and Administration.
- Responsible for the fiscal management, reporting, and reconciling of Program budgets with Bookkeeper and Director of Finance and Administration
Co-Leader of Organizational Culture
- Works with management team to drive both operations and strategic initiatives forward within operational resources.
- Drives a culture of performance excellence, results, and positive employee relations through participation and contributions to the management team.
- Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader and member of the management team to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
- Actively models an empowered culture through intentional team meetings and team building.
- Communicates regularly with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director through regular meetings.
- Communicates effectively across the entire organization.
- Influences staff and helps to drive forward necessary agendas or initiatives.
Job Type: Full-time
- Management: 3 years (Required)
- Professional Dance: 5 years (Required)