Venue Rental Sales Manager

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is seeking a Venue Rental Sales Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategically developing and growing the events business to meet sales goals.
  • Assist with negotiations for venue contracts and audio/visual equipment rental contracts.
  • Overseeing the execution of all events, coordinating production schedules, staffing and rentals, and event closeout.
  • Handling inquiries and requests pertaining to events.
  • Completing various administrative tasks related to venue rentals.

This position requires experience successfully managing similar projects with 2-4 years experience in planning special events in a business or non-profit organization.

Bachelor’s degree preferred in related area. Knowledge of the New York events scene. Candidates must feel comfortable interfacing with various clients, including corporations, VIP’s, and the general public.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, planning, project management, and organizational abilities. Candidates must be willing and able to work select weekends and evenings as required by events schedule. The salary range offered for this position is between $60,000-$65,000 a year.  Commission is offered on all new accounts developed by the candidate. This position does not qualify for benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to info@cedarlakedance.com. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.


Technical Director

Cedar Lake, a contemporary ballet company based in New York City, is seeking a full-time Technical Director. Located in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, Cedar Lake produces new works by both emerging choreographers as well as established international artists. Cedar Lake performs in its own Chelsea theater in addition to touring both domestically and internationally. Candidate should have 5+ years of experience as a Technical Director, including touring, crew supervision, basic rigging and construction. CAD and welding experience required. This is a year-round position with a competitive salary and health benefits.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for planning, budgeting and building all scenic designs and other production-related carpentry projects.
  • Hire and supervise all freelance carpentry and scenic artists production personnel to build, install, remove and store scenery and other production related elements.
  • Act as Master Carpenter on tour, supervising all local carpentry and prop crews; supervising load-in/outs, truck packs and managing deck during performances.
  • Assist in creating a viable touring plan including truck pack, load-in and out schedules and assess crewing needs.
  • Manage off-site scene shop/warehouse.
  • Responsible for local trucking to and from shop as well as to and from local engagements.
  • Assume lead responsibility for all theater facilities including maintenance of seating and platforms, theater and house floor deck, storage and other facility issues as they arise.
  • Create, update and enforce theater, shop, and warehouse safety policies and procedures. Understand and incorporate OSHA safety guidelines and industry best practices to ensure safe theater and shop operations.
  • Maintain accurate records regarding safety inspections and equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for carpentry and shop budget and receipt processing. Participate in annual development of budget and proposing capital improvements.
  • Stock carpentry supplies and maintains tools and equipment in good working order.
  • Participate in daily operations of production department, including arranging for rental of equipment for theater or rehearsal studio, crewing for theater, studio or off-site events.

Apply with resume and cover letter to Alexandra Damiani, Artistic Director, adamiani@cedarlakedance.com. Please put Technical Director in the subject of the email. No calls.  EOE.