Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $80,000
Details: Salary: $65,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



Culver City
United States



Invertigo Dance Theatre was founded by Laura Karlin in 2007 and is an institution at the forefront of Los Angeles dance, connecting people to story and community through a blend of dynamic contemporary movement and compelling theatre. Invertigo has created and performed over 40 original choreographic works, across Los Angeles, including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Theatres, Grand Park, and Broad Stage. Invertigo has also performed in Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle and Santa Barbara, and won the Grand Prize in the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival. Invertigo recently earned one of the highest national honors in American dance when awarded a 2018 National Dance Project production grant.

Providing accessible dance programming is at the heart of Invertigo’s mission, and the organization operates two year-round community engagement programs: Dancing Through Parkinson’s offers donation-based classes to people living with degenerative conditions, and the Invert/ED program provides a range of dance education and performance opportunities to local students. Throughout all company initiatives, Invertigo is committed to paying fair wages to all artists, teachers, and staff. For more information about Invertigo visit www.InvertigoDance.org.

Invertigo Dance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.


The Executive Director (ED) will partner with Artistic Director to provide organizational leadership to Invertigo Dance Theatre, and will be responsible for providing direct oversight and management of all non-artistic areas: operations, finance and administration.

Specific responsibilities include direction of administrative staff, all revenue generating activities (including fundraising and board development), driving implementation of the strategic plan, and working closely with and reporting to the Board of Directors to ensure fiscal health and effective governance. 

The ED leads collaboratively with the Artistic Director and staff members to ensure effective program management and evaluation, consistent branding and external communications, as well as creating and maintaining a variety of partnerships with other organizations. Invertigo’s performing company is expanding into national touring and the ED will play an increasing role in creating and maintaining relationships with presenters and engagement partners, both locally and nationally. 

The ED will act as the organization’s spokesperson in a variety of settings. The ED will exemplify the organization’s mission, vision, and values by engaging a wide variety of communities and people in Invertigo’s programming.

Experience, Background and Personal Characteristics: 

Invertigo is seeking candidates with the ability to manage, organize, and execute multiple projects and exercise creative, collaborative leadership to keep staff and programs energized. 

Essential qualifications:

  • Successful record in securing grants and individual donations
  • Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to hire and supervise full-time & part-time staff: managing work loads, conducting performance reviews, supporting morale and company culture
  • Interest, experience and/or training related to best practices in nonprofit operations
  • Nonprofit budget management and financial reporting
  • Major donor cultivation and solicitation experience

Desired qualifications, where other relevant experience will be considered:

  • Previous Director-level staff position in a performing arts organization
  • Experience working with a board and/or board committees
  • Event planning, production, or high-level project management skills
  • Ability to read and understand lengthy, detailed contracts and negotiate terms
  • High level of proficiency with Quickbooks, Google docs, MailChimp, and Salesforce/PatronManager


This is an exempt, full-time position with paid vacation and sick leave.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Application Instructions: Please email your resume and a cover letter to jobs@invertigodance.org by December 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls please.