Executive Director

The Dance Hall is a 501:C-3 Performing arts venue located in downtown Kittery Foreside, Maine. The Dance Hall was founded in 2011 and operates in a restored and updated 1928 Grange Hall. Programming is a diverse mix of music, danceable music, dance, community educational programs and workshops. The Dance Hall currently employs a full-time Operations Manager and a part-time Artistic Director. Currently, the organization employs outside consultants for bookkeeping, fundraising, and grant-writing. The five-member Board is experienced in the oversight of the organization and deeply committed to the organization’s success and sustainability.

The Dance Hall’s mission is to build community by promoting, advancing and sponsoring artistic endeavors, creative work and education in dance and music. The Dance Hall is committed to providing the community with affordable, accessible, participatory and inter-generational performing arts opportunities.

The Dance Hall’s core values: 
- The Dance Hall believes passionately that sharing the artistic experience opens minds and hearts and builds community. 
- The Dance Hall is committed to presenting diverse, eclectic, world-class music and dance in a unique, financially accessible, intimate, and inspiring setting. 
- We believe both in supporting local artists, and in introducing the community to the best of national and international talent. 

Contact Name
Celine Kuhn
Contact Email Address
Type of Employment
Full time
Type of Role
Leadership or Executive-level
Salary Level or Range
This is a remote position

Kittery, ME
United States

How to Apply

Apply using the form on our hiring page:
https://www.thedancehallkittery.org/hiring-executive-director and please direct any questions to thedancehalledsearch@gmail.com

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Description and Qualifications

The Dance Hall seeks a fully engaged, hands-on leader, to serve as the face of the organization and to chart the course for the organization’s next chapter. The ideal candidate will be a proven and respected leader with demonstrated expertise in fundraising, day-to-day operations, team-building, long-range strategic planning, goal-setting and timely execution. S/he/they will be committed to leading The Dance Hall in achieving the vision, programming and development goals and activities core to its mission and long-term sustainability.

Reporting to and collaborating with the Board of Directors, the Dance Hall’s Executive Director will have overall operational and strategic responsibility for The Dance Hall’s mission, programs, staff, and facilities. The ED will be a charismatic, hands-on, strategic thinker, with proven not-for-profit arts leadership experience, familiar with fiscal strategy, organizational development, and governance in the nonprofit performing arts sector with a focus on revenue generation and impact. The Executive Director will be committed to attending performances, hosting, and speaking on the organization’s behalf as the face of the Dance Hall.

The Executive Director will ensure The Dance Hall is fiscally, operationally and administratively sound, accountable for achieving fundraising and financial goals that are well conceived, attainable and balanced. The ED will possess knowledge of what is involved in building a sustainable nonprofit, and have proven skills in operations, fundraising and development, team-building, programming, arts management systems, and expanding community outreach. The Executive Director will build relationships with key constituents to ensure successful mission delivery. They will be a hands-on self-starter, a collaborative, strategic 
dynamic leader eager to serve as the Dance Hall’s external presence and spokesperson. The individual will expand funding from individual donors, foundations and corporations and develop diverse new partnerships and sources of revenue. The ED will serve as an enthusiastic, collaborative mentor to the staff. The ED will be an innovative thinker, comfortable with a hands-on team approach to the day-to-day operations of a performing arts venue with a small professional staff.