Position Available:

Position Available: Dance Educator/Artistic Director of Non-profit Dance Studio

Job Title                                   Artistic Director

Organization                        Factory Street Studio

Location                                  Athens, OH

Posting Date                        October 18, 2017

Application Deadline     Application review begins Nov. 15 and closes Jan. 3

Factory Street Studio, a 40-year-old non-profit dance organization, is seeking an Artistic Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic dance educator interested in sustaining a vibrant dance program and further enhancing its role in a community-oriented university town. With more than 30 classes running each week, Factory Street Studio is an integral, respected part of the Athens, OH area arts community.

The Artistic Director manages, organizes, and maintains a well-established, high-quality dance curriculum that includes Modern, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Creative Movement, and Composition. Reporting to an active governing board, the Artistic Director works in partnership with a Business Director, oversees curriculum, recruits and mentors teachers, oversees student assessment, and organizes external performance events, including a Winter Dance Celebration and a Spring Concert.

We are looking for a self-starter with:

  • At least three years’ teaching experience, preferably with students of varying ages and abilities;
  • Knowledge of anatomically sound dance technique across a range of dance genres;
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Undergraduate degree in dance;
  • Successful completion of coursework in or demonstrated understanding of dance pedagogy.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree in dance;
  • Familiarity with national dance standards;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Grant writing experience.


Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $30,000 annually, plus health and wellness stipend. Additional teaching opportunities are available, including in our partner university for qualified candidates. Review of applications begins November 15 and closes on January 3.

Please send résumé or CV, letter of interest, and the names of 3 references to:

Factory Street Studio

Attn: Search Committee

37 Ohio Avenue

Athens, OH  45701


Or email to: Robin Stock, FSS Board President,





If you are interested in teaching at FSS, please send a letter of intent and resume to the Business Director,



We have concluded our search for interns for the 2017-2018 season.



As a non-profit studio, volunteer help is always appreciated, especially for our Winter Dance Celebration and Spring Concert. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity with FSS, please contact our Business Director. Thank you!