Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC) in Berkeley, CA is seeking several new faculty members to join the Adult Program teaching artist roster. SADC is expanding its program offerings with more dance forms, including hybrid dance styles, experimental forms, and traditional dances. Applicants are welcome to pitch class ideas to be added to the Adult Program (e.g., Open Level Bhangra; Intermediate Afro-Funk). One of the class slots is designated to find a new teacher for an already established Beginning Level Modern class. BIPOC teaching artists are strongly encouraged to apply.


The open spots include:

  • Mondays 10-11:30am (open spot for any dance style; held in Studio 3)

  • Tuesdays 11:45-1:15pm (open spot for any dance style; held in Studio 1)

  • Wednesdays 9-10am (open spot for Pilates, somatics, improv, or any dance style; held in Studio 3)

  • Thursdays 9-10am (open spot for Pilates, somatics, improv, or any dance style; held in Studio 4)

  • Thursdays 9:45-11:15am Beginning Adult Modern (held in Studio 3)

  • Thursdays 7:30-9pm (open spot for any dance style; held in Studio 1)


To find out more about the studio spaces and sizes of each studio, please check out the SADC website. 

To view the current Adult Program Schedule, visit our website here.


Classes typically run for a semester at a time:

January 1 - May 31

June 1 - August 31

September 1 - December 31


If none of these class slots work for your schedule at this time, please still consider sending in your information. The class schedule changes each January, June, and September. In addition, SADC has an open call for workshops - please see below.


Applications accepted from 4/30/22 until position is filled

Please email cover letter and resume/CV to Jill Randall, Artistic Director


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE, Part-Time, On-Site (no remote), includes evenings, weekends

Begins mid-late June 2022

Summary of Role

The Administrative Associate reports to the Office & Facilities Manager and will perform front desk and customer service duties on-site at the organization's facility to support programming at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC). As part of the administrative team, you will help students, families, artists and teachers each day in registering for and accessing our on-site, online and outdoor programs as well as facility rentals. As a 64-year old beloved nonprofit based in Berkeley, California, SADC offers nearly 100 classes per week year-round, workshops, performances, studio and facility rentals, artist residencies and fiscal sponsorship.


The ideal candidate is available to cover desk shifts at varying times throughout the week including weekends, evenings, holidays and as a sub as the need arises. All employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID per order of the Health Department of the City of Berkeley, California. Reports to Office & Facilities Manager.



  • Organize, implement and maintain front desk operations

  • Greet and screen visitors, students, staff, artists, families honoring SADC’s current COVID safety rules

  • Monitor front desk and customer service via phone and email - answering questions, troubleshooting connections into class, and directing inquiries for follow-up to designated team members

  • Perform advanced computer operations

  • Maintain knowledge of and be able to communicate clearly all of SADC’s programs

  • Willingness to train on A/V equipment set-up for virtual classes

  • Be a team player in caring for the facility’s safety, cleanliness and overall functioning

  • Support and work with work study students who assist in maintenance through the week

  • Be periodically available to substitute for other administrative staff

  • Collaborate with supervisors and other staff to ensure open communication and effective operations



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Work skills:

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills

  • Flexible and able to multi-task in a fast-moving environment

  • Strong time management skills

  • Takes initiative and can work and follow-through independently

  • Comprehensive organizational skills

  • Complete work thoroughly and with attention to detail

  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving 

  • A strong work ethic to engage in work in a sustainable way where care for self and others is prioritized

  • Ability to identify needs, ask for support and collaborate in the areas where responsibilities overlap

  • Computer/technology skills:

  • Skilled in iOS platforms of MS Office, Google Drive, and online website editors and mailing platforms; ability to learn new software systems with agility and attention to detail.

  • Communication skills:

  • Engages empathy, sensitivity, honesty and awareness when working with colleagues, supervisors, youth, families and the general public.

  • Strongly committed to the SADC mission and vision.

  • Maintains a professional approach to communication even under challenging circumstances. This includes speaking up with ideas, sharing perspectives, discussing difficult scenarios as a team player, working with the organization’s systems and policies to share critical feedback and suggestions for change. Positive yet honest engagement is key to shared success.


Starts mid-June 2022. 12-18 hours/week with potential for more. Compensation is $18-20 per hour depending on experience. A second position at 8-12 hours per week may be available in July 2022.


To apply email a resume as an attachment and a brief cover letter in the body of an email to: hr@shawl-anderson.org

Winter/Spring 2022: February 1 - June 1, 2022

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC)  in Berkeley, CA is now creating an Open Call process for current staff, community members, and visiting artists to pitch ideas for an upcoming adult level workshop in Winter/Spring 2022. This is a new process for the organization and for programming and is intended to broaden class offerings and hire an expanded roster of teaching artists, both local and visiting.

Pitches are welcome for in-person, online, and hybrid workshops of all levels and styles of dance as well as lecture-based workshops. Past workshops through SADC have included Intro to Modern, Dunham Technique, Gaga, Hip-Hop Fusion, Somatics+Ballet, Bhangra, Drag, and Feldenkrais, to name a few. Workshops can vary - from one afternoon (2 hours in length) to a 6-week session, meeting once a week.


Ideas/pitches accepted on a rolling basis

Complete the Interest Form HERE

If you are an arts administrator and would like to share your resume with us for future opportunities you may email it to: hr@shawl-anderson.org. If you are a dance teacher or choreographer who would like to instruct or offer a workshop, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the body of your email to hr@shawl-anderson.org.



SADC offers work exchange designed for dancers interested in becoming a vital part of our community and are in need of funding to sustain their dance training. Work study students are an essential contribution to the overall success of the Center. This program is currently on hold. Please reach out to info@shawl-anderson.org with questions.


We offer weekly shifts that primarily involve cleaning the Center: this includes, but is not limited to, sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, dusting, cleaning mirrors, wiping down the barres and mats, cleaning bathrooms, etc. 


If a weekly shift doesn't work for you, we also offer one-off event/administration shifts throughout the year. 



The exchange rate is one dance class (or 1-hour rental) for each hour of work. The value of the work exchange is based on current class and rental pricing.


We'll ask you agree to the following conditions when you commit to a shift:

You'll complete (or get covered) 100% of the shifts you've committed to. If you cannot make your shift due to a schedule conflict, illness or other reason, it is your responsibility to get the shift covered by contacting other work study students and letting desk staff know in a timely manner. This is also beneficial to other students who want to pick up additional hours.  If you experience an unforeseen illness or emergency at the last minute, please call SADC immediately to communicate your absence and they will seek a substitute for the shift.

You will use your accrued classes regularly with the understanding that this program is designed to support students in pursuing training in dance. If you accrue more than 10 classes, your shift may be re-assigned to another student who is able to use their accrued classes regularly. Possible exceptions made.


You understand that due to the constant use of this building, 80 hours a week, 7 days a week, your job as a work-study student is very important to the everyday operations of the Center and you take responsibility for being consistent, on time, and thorough. Your work contributes to the overall success of the Center and the quality of our students’ experience dancing at the Center.



SADC volunteers are dedicated friends of the organization who generously share their time to serve our mission. We are always looking for individuals to assist with performances, special events, mailings, documentation, archiving and more. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please email info@shawl-anderson.org and let us know your interests. You can also join  our weekly email update list to receive information about the latest opportunities.