Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is Hiring!

Position Title: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy Manager

Organization: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Location: Denver, CO

Immediate Supervisor: Senior Director of Programs and Education



Based in Five Points, Denver, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) is an anchor arts institution rooted in cultural traditions of the African Diaspora and dedicated to cross cultural connections. This multifaceted non-profit organization is comprised of five pillars, namely, the CPRD Ensemble, Academy, Theatre, Arts-in-Education, and Arts-in-Wellbeing programs. The Academy Manager works in collaboration with the programming team to ensure accessibility and viability of each program and activity.

We invite candidates to apply who have a shared value for the vision and mission of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines, work with a team, and to excite people through movement.


Position Description

CPRD seeks to hire an Academy Manager to assist with coordination of the daily operation of the CPRD Academy including its core programs and managing consumer engagement during Academy Hours. This person will work in collaboration with the current manager. Duties and responsibilities will be divided up between the two managers based on the candidate’s strengths. Position will require you both to work as a team to make the Academy successful.

The CPRD Academy provides services for more than 1,000 students each year, and specialized services for members of the Youth Ensemble Training Track – an intensive training program for students ages 8-21. The Academy strives to provide accessible and affordable training for all students and participants while maintaining a high standard of training and service.


Duties and Responsibilities:

· Present during regular Academy hours of operation (evenings and weekends)

· Responsible for registering and tracking students, including data entry of customer information, logging attendance, and processing payments and scholarships

· Use real time data to implement strategies to maintain and acquire new families

· Supervises and evaluates desk staff, reports to director regarding teaching artists

· Communicates with parents, students, teaching artists, and other staff in a variety of ways including face to face, phone calls, and email

· Works with Teaching Artists to provide substitute teachers when necessary

· Coordinates student evaluations and makes informed recommendations for awards and recognitions

· Assists with coordination, planning, and execution of Academy events such as student showcase and open houses

· Keeps accurate accounting of desk staff and instructor hours for payroll processing

· Oversees scholarship portal and evaluating the applications

· Creates and disseminates monthly newsletter and social media materials for parents and students about upcoming events with support from Marketing Manager

· Works alongside Marketing Manager to develop promotional materials that collectively communicate desired needs

· Generates and analyzes Academy revenue and attendance reports

· Coordinates, plans, and executes summer intensives and dance camps in the Academy including Artist contracts and conducts primary correspondence with all guest faculty

· Other tasks as assigned



· 2+ year minimum in office administration and customer service

· Value for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance mission

· Dance education background

· Strong organizational skills

· Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication

· Must be able to work and set priorities independently to effectively balance competing deadlines

· Capable of using all common relevant software tools including but not limited to MindBody and Microsoft Office including Excel. Constant Contact a plus.

· Proven excellent people and diplomatic skills

· Dedication to a strong customer focus and teamwork approach

· A strong work ethic and unwavering standards of personal and professional integrity



· 5 day, 40 hours per week (Evening and Saturday hours)

· Circumstances will arise that require input and guidance outside of work hours

· During program weeks of Student Showcase and summer camps, the schedule is variable as there is a required, increased intensity of effort in the days leading up to and during special programming (approx. 5 weeks per year). Depending on the program, you will have day(s) off in the week following a program run.


Class: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt- Compensation: Salary $30,000- $35,000


CPRD offers a comprehensive employee benefits program:

· 12 days of paid time off, accrued monthly from your start date

· 12 sick days, accrued monthly from your start day

· Ten (10) paid holidays

· Two (2) personal days

· Participation in CPRD’s health insurance plan with an 80% contribution paid by CPRD

· Full year access to Academy classes


To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Applications omitting a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.


We are an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance New Teacher Submission Form

CPRD is growing and would love for you to join our Education Team! We’re looking for exceptional dance teaching artists with a keen ability to motivate, communicate, and educate! We’d love to learn more about you. If interested, please fill out this 8-10 min survey. Thank you!

When: ongoing application acceptance while posted

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Contact Us!

Please fill out the form below to contact Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Check out our Academy FAQ’s and Theatre FAQ’s.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
119 Park Ave W,
Denver, CO 80205


Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is located on the corner of 2oth, Park Ave. and Washington St, across from Safeway in the Historic Shorter AME Church Building. Parking is available on the street or the Safeway parking lot.


119 Park Ave W,
Denver, CO 80205
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