Part-time Assistant to the Artistic Director
Accepting Applications until September 15, 2021

Job Description

Zaccho Dance Theatre is currently accepting applications for a part-time Assistant to the Artistic Director. This will be a part-time hourly, non-exempt employee for up to 30 hours per week at $22 to $25 per hour, depending on experience. The Assistant will report directly to Zaccho’s Artistic Director Joanna Haigood.

The Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to support the Artistic Director with programming, production, and administrative tasks, as detailed below. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated work experience with dance and/or performing arts nonprofits. BIPOC people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assistant to the Artistic Director - tasks may include:
● Production and program research
● Research and organize logistics and information
● Writing correspondence
● Attend performance rehearsals; provide support with logistics
● Attend program and/or production meetings; prepare meeting notes
● Coordinate and maintain meeting schedules; distribute Zoom and meeting details
● Procure and organize materials for diverse activities such as marketing and promotion

Additional Program Support
● Assist Artistic Director and Program Managers (AiR/Studio, YPAP) with projects as needed
● Performance and event support will include YPAP performances and the Biennial San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival
● Occasionally represent Zaccho at performances
● Work with staff to debrief performances and plan for next event

Communications & Community Liaison
● Assist Managing Director and Marketing Coordinator with preparing eBlasts and maintaining online company social media content (Facebook, Instagram)
● Attend community events and conduct outreach to represent Zaccho as requested
● Assist Marketing Coordinator with content updates

Other Responsibilities
● Maintain and organize archival files and media
● Participate in Zaccho’s strategic planning and annual staff retreat
● Participate in monthly staff meetings (by teleconference)
● Support Zaccho’s goals with other tasks as needed


● Strong desire to support Zaccho’s mission
● Understanding and appreciation of dance and/or performance arts
● Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in program/production work, operations/admin, and/or office management; preference given to relevant experience in dance/performing arts fields
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
● Ability to interact with diverse community of artists, production crew members, administrative staff, parents, and education, community, and production partners
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Well organized with attention to detail
● Ability to manage and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
● Strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage a varying workflow and flexibility to respond thoughtfully and quickly
● Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, Zoom, social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook), and cloud-based record-management systems (Google Drive, Dropbox)

Working Conditions

Flexible hours, mainly remote (studio time may be required after the San Francisco shelter-in-place order is lifted). Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required for programming and production needs.

Physical Requirements

With or without reasonable accommodation(s), the essential functions of this position require certain physical and mental abilities. These abilities include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, climbing a ladder, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 35 lbs.), typing, writing (in English), reading (English), speaking (English), seeing, hearing, basic mathematical calculations, problem solving, reasoning, composition, and decision-making.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: with “Assistant” in subject line

Accepting Applications until September 15, 2021