Seeking 1-2 instructors to fill two available positions:

Beginning Teen Hip-Hop (ages 12-18) Tues & Thurs 4:30-6pm at SADC Studio 3 (2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705)

Intermediate/Advanced Teen Hip-Hop (ages 12-18) Mon 4:30-6pm at SADC Studio 3, Wed 6-7:30pm at Shotgun Studios (1201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702). A split schedule would be possible for strong candidates (once a week beginning, once a week Int/Adv between two instructors)


SADC is seeking 1-2 Hip-Hop Teachers for teens who can support students in developing skills, movement and knowledge in Hip-Hop including variations on the form such as Breaking, Popping, & Boogaloo. Candidates should have a background in one or more of these forms. Teachers should be skilled in using improvisation, activities and other creative approaches beyond basic technique in order to serve a range of learning styles and modalities. At SADC, teachers bring in and develop their own curriculum while also making sure students leave with a baseline knowledge of the dance form.





Regular schedule will include some weeknights and weekends

Salary range: $71,000-75,000 annually depending on experience


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s mission as a nonprofit is to build and support a vital and inclusive community for movers of all ages and styles. Founded in 1958, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center provides dance education, institutional support for artists, a performance and rehearsal venue, and partnerships with other community-based organizations. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (SADC) shares in the work of re-imagining and creating equitable and positive spaces for expression in the East Bay.


Summary of Role

The Associate Director of Operations reports to the Executive Director and will provide hands-on care, stewardship and maintenance of SADC’s people and the multiple locations used for programs including 2704 Alcatraz Avenue, Shotgun Studios, East Bay German School astroturf, online and an additional West Oakland space in 2023.


SADC is seeking a dynamic leader and problem solver who will thrive in a bustling dance community and be present day-to-day to support people and programs. The ideal candidate has strong administrative acumen, capacity to direct daily operations, loves a schedule puzzle, enjoys working with people, and can supervise 3-5 part-time administrative employees. They will need to balance people-focused work that relies on soft skills with tangible hands-on work managing A/V equipment, IT, computers, printers and facility repairs. The Associate Director of Operations will also support daily finance and onboarding/hiring processes.


The Associate Director of Operations will have supervisory experience so that they can oversee 3-5 part-time Administrative Associates and work in collaboration each day with all members of the administrative and program needs. The Associate Director of Operations is responsible for coordinating the rentals of the studios and the Stewardship schedule for the lobby (“front desk”) as we work as a team to manage customer and student activity. As a beloved nonprofit based in Berkeley, California and founded in 1958, SADC offers over 100 classes per week year-round, workshops, performances, studio and facility rentals, artist residencies and fiscal sponsorship.


SADC is open 360 days each year for 80 or more hours each week. The ideal candidate is available some weekends, evenings and holidays. All employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID per order of the Health Department of the City of Berkeley, California.

See the full job posting here.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: hr@shawl-anderson.org


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 Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. 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.