Employment Opportunities


General Responsibilities

The Columbia Dance receptionists are hired and supervised jointly by the Artistic, School and Executive Directors, the Office Manager, and are informed of the mission of, and have a commitment to Columbia Dance.

Specific Duties of the Receptionists:

  • Work closely with the Artistic and Executive Directors to present the “face” of Columbia Dance in the most positive and effective manner.
  • Cognizant that they are both the initial “voice” and “face” of Columbia Dance, and are versed with answers to general questions from the public regarding our performances, programs, rehearsal information, web site and class curriculum. Take thorough and legible messages for staff. Field phone calls.
  • Actively encourage increased enrollment through follow-up with inquiring prospective students and families and invitations to try complimentary classes. Brings inquiries to the attention of the appropriate instructor for follow-up.
  • Become “ears” for Columbia Dance. Are cognizant of any discussions of injuries or any family counseling needs that may arise, and reports this information to the appropriate supervisor. Keep the lobby and restrooms well-stocked, clean and organized.
  • Venue rentals: Direct inquiries regarding venue rentals to the Office Manager. Process deposits and fees, encourage facility tour, and record payments.
  • Assist with Dancewear on Broadway boutique sales, fit leotards, ballet shoes, process payments, tidy area.
  • Sell event tickets.
  • Tuition and Fees: Register dancers, record fees and tuition payments in registration book, log all student and family contact information, process and record credit card payments.
  • Attend to studio opening and closing procedures, including unlocking doors, adjustment of lighting, placement of curb sign, setting keypad.
  • Other projects which may be requested by the Artistic, School or Executive Directors.


  • Excellent phone communication skills and etiquette is a must.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency.
  • Self-starters with good communication skills, both orally and verbally.
  • Detail oriented with highly developed organizational skills.
  • Professional work standard.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Upbeat and engaging demeanor and desire to work around young people and their families in an informal arts environment.
  • Competent in handling cash and check payments.
  • Foster a positive relationship with dancers, families, volunteers, Board Members, Columbia Dance Staff and the community.
  • Aware of and abstain from any conflict of interest
  • Passion for the performing arts


Compensation & Hours:


7-11 hours/week

Tuesdays & Wednesdays


Please send resume and cover letter to: hannah.pass@columbiadance.org

We also accept applications on an ongoing basis, for:

  • Substitute Teachers
  • Pilates Teachers
  • Accompanists