Assistant Office Manager/ Graphic Designer ($16/hr)

Joy of Dance - Fairfax, VA4.3

Part-time$16 an hour

Please read the entire ad before applying! Attention to detail is one of the most important traits needed for this job! Please do not apply for this job unless you know the Adobe Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

We are the fastest growing Premier Dance Outreach Program in the Washington, D.C. Metro Region! Our office is based in a residential setting. We are seeking a qualified Office Manager with multiple talents to begin immediately! This job requires graphic design ability, however, is not a graphic design specific job. This job will be 60% administrative work and 40% graphic design work on a day-to-day basis. We have many pre-existing templates that need constant updating. Intermediate InDesign knowledge is required. An understanding of file formats and other Adobe suite experience is also required. If you do not know how to navigate Adobe InDesign please do not apply for this job. ***Knowledge of Active database is a plus****

The position will begin immediately and will potentially be Monday's-Friday's 9am-5:00 pm depending on what works best for you. (Some weekend work may be required during busy seasons in May/June and Nov/Dec) This schedule is very flexible as well, however, you must commit to at least 5 days a week in the office. You will be supporting the Artistic Director and Office Manager/Lead Designer.

We support working family members, as we can be flexible with your child's school schedule and calendar. (We follow Fairfax County Public School calendar). We are a very family-friendly business. The ideal candidate will be able to work school hours. We also have off on all school holidays.

The ideal candidate must be flexible, have exceptional organizational skills, eager to learn our registration system, and actively participate in scheduling as well as and marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate must also be able to listen and understand our methods, able to stay the course, stay cool and calm in a multitasking environment, and be a team player. We are a small team here with a "the show must go on" mentality. No two days are ever the same and sense of humor is key. All applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Word and have a strong understanding of Excel (formulas, formatting, mail merge, etc). This is a fast paced, ever changing, dynamic environment. We are seeking a candidate that can think quickly on their feet and handle unexpected challenges.

Other Duties Include:

  • General office work (compiling reports, copies, organizing and printing packets)
  • Compiling information in a visual way with Excel and Google Docs
  • Setting up teacher schedules, class schedules, production schedules, makeup day schedules
  • Maintaining inventory of costumes, props, teachers materials.
  • Educating parents on policies and coordinating opportunities and solutions with directors.
  • Enrolling students using our registration software
  • Preparing marketing packets (flyers, calendars, pamphlets, posters, crafts) for promotional events.
  • Organizing events and event management
  • Sending schedule reminders and details to teachers
  • Editing flyer templates created by our Graphic Designers using Adobe InDesign.
  • Creating playlists in iTunes, burning CDs from iTunes or must be tech-savvy and willing to learn new software.
  • Interacting with parents, directors, and teachers through e-mail and phone daily.

The compensation is $16/hr. Please apply for the position by forwarding a (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) references. The review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. If you do not send all three of the items requested above your application will not be considered.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour

Job Type: Part-time


  • Office Administration: 2 years (Required)
  • Graphic Design: 2 years (Preferred)

Seasonal job:

  • NO