Opportunities at Attakkalari

The Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a premier contemporary dance organisation in India and offering unique and exciting job and internship opportunities in Bangalore. Candidates can look forward to being a part of an innovative, path-breaking projects in contemporary dance along with gaining unparalleled skills and experience in arts management.

Manager – Programmes

Candidates must have initiating spirit, independent decision making capabilities, creativity, leadership qualities and entrepreneurial flair to lead the team - an internationally reputed contemporary dance group in their international co-productions, touring and education works. They should be team players and be able to devise strategic projects for the organization. The job involves production and education related works, day to day management of the programmes as well as liaising with funding bodies, arts organizations, national and international festivals, government agencies, business houses, artists and the general public.
Arts Management skills including writing of project proposals and reports, day to day management as well as adequate computer skills, knowledge of budgeting and financial control is essential. Candidates with awareness of the arts scene in India and internationally, particularly those pertaining to the performing arts and contemporary dance will be preferred. Prospective candidates should have at least 2 years of experience in a similar position in any field with managerial responsibilities.If you feel you are the right fit, then please apply with a recent CV outlining your academic qualifications and work experience along with a statement of interest. The initial contract is for 2 years with a probation period of 3 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualification, experience and capabilities. Outstation candidates can request for a telephone or Skype interview prior to a face to face meeting. The last date for applications isFebruary 20, 2016.

Admin Executive

Responsibilities include attending enquiries (phone, email and walk-in), drafting and sending/distributing communication materials for students, maintaining files on matters pertaining to the students and faculty, scheduling and coordinating admissions and classes for students, faculty and allocation of studio spaces.
The candidate should be flexible to carry out different tasks in the office and be fluent in English and Kannada. Excellent verbal, spoken and written communication skills, computer skills, customer service and data management skills are required. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
Should be available to work 6 days a week including Saturday and Sunday - one of the weekdays will be a holiday. The initial contract is for 2 years with a probation period of 3 months. Salary will be commensurate with qualification, experience and capabilities.

Content & Digital Communications Executive

If you have expertise in graphic design, content editing and general understanding of image and presentation on print and digital media there is an exciting opportunity to work with images and content related to body and performance. You will be in charge of the design and content of all the publications including the online journal, Newsletter, Website, Facebook page, brochures, posters and all other communication materials that Attakkalari will bring out from time to time. You will be liaising with designing firms, national and international artists and arts organizations as well as different departments in Attakkalari to bring out the publications.

Associate Artistes Programme at Attakkalari

The Associate Artiste Programme, an initiative of the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is a professional development initiative for practicing performing artistes who aspire to further their career in dance. Applicants should have a proven track record and must be based in Bangalore.
Opportunities: Under this initiative, chosen dance artistes will get priority consideration for upcoming national and international projects. They will also be provided a platform to choreograph their own pieces which will then be considered for Platform Performances, Sanchaari Performance Tour and other exchange programmes of Attakkalari. Apart from a monthly stipend, they will receive additional incentives such as discounted rates for several of Attakkalari’s services including availing studio space; participating in master classes and other short courses; and receiving technical and management support for productions and tours. Association with Attakkalari will also facilitate interaction with some of the most acclaimed artistes in contemporary dance and allied fields from around the globe.
Selection Process: Attakkalari is looking for passionate and committed individuals who have professional experience and track record in performance/teaching/choreography. Dance artistes with at least +2 or equivalent academic education, in addition to sufficient training in contemporary dance and allied subjects will be considered for this position. In the case of performers, they should have performed in a minimum of 2 professional contemporary dance works. In the case of the teaching portfolio, a minimum of 2 years’ experience in conducting classes for both professional dancers as well as amateurs of different age groups, students of schools and colleges, special groups such as corporate employees etc is required. Choreographers should have choreographed and performed in a minimum of 2 professional dance pieces.
How to apply: Artistes with relevant experience can send an email to, clearly expressing their interest in the role, and how their skills and experience meet the requirements. The application can focus on performance, teaching or choreography, or all the three categories. It should be accompanied by an updated CV, a DVD or links to videos of related work/s, contact details, current commitments and time availability of the applicant. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an in-person interview and a contact session before making the final selection. Attakkalari’s decision on the selection will be final.
Commitments: The programme requires the artiste to undertake/participate in a minimum of two activities each month. They could either be performances, teaching assignments or choreographic works. Attakkalari has to be informed 30 days in advance about any other engagements that could affect the assigned activities or responsibilities. Selection for and participation in any engagement of Attakkalari is under absolute discretion of the relevant Project Managers/Artistic Director. Their decision will be final.
Remuneration: Selected artistes will receive a fixed stipend of Rs. 3000/- per month, in addition to separate fees for each assignment, which will be decided depending upon the nature of the project. All direct local travel costs will also be reimbursed.


Attakkalari has opportunities for people in Bangalore and elsewhere, who are interested to learn a new trade, gain experience and be part of a committed team in delivering many exciting projects. You should be adventurous, a team player and always ready to learn and try out new things. It offers the opportunity to work in various contexts with several artists, professionals from other disciplines, and national and international organizations broadening your horizon.

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