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We are hiring Dancers and a General Manager!


Please find the call for dancers below the general manager posting.


General Manager position:

Tim Rubel Human Shakes, based in San Francisco, CA, is seeking a skilled administrator to serve as the company’s first-ever General Manager. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director and will work collaboratively to sustain the financial and administrative health of the organization. 


Essential Job duties:


*Manage the payroll of all employees and independent contractors and facilitate on-time payments. 


*Manage all accounts payable and receivable in conjunction with the artistic director.


*Facilitate contract agreements to all employees and independent contractors, and assuring that all such agreements are in compliance with applicable labor laws. 


*Be the liaison between the organization and its applicable financial and payroll institutions. 


*Maintain and organize the organization’s financial and administrative records in conjunction with the artistic director and board treasurer. 


*Serve as the contact person for all dancers and independent contractors regarding any payroll matters as well as limited human resources matters. 


*Play an active role in fundraising for the organization. 


Desired Qualifications:


*A background in either arts administration, finance, human resources, or some combination of these.


*Familiarity with external payroll companies


*Familiarity with employment management software such as Quickbooks, etc.


*Successful grant writing experience. 


*A passion for contemporary dance and experimental performance


*An understanding of the not-for-profit performing arts sector and the ability to be part of big picture decision making, while promoting the organization’s unique creative and professional goals. 


Required Qualifications

*The ability to complete all the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. 


*The ability to work remotely and in-person. The organization will provide the successful candidate with a work laptop. 


*Excellent verbal and written communication skills


*Keeping up-to-date with emails and responding in a reasonable amount of time.


*Occasionally answering phone calls


*The ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information. 


*A commitment to the mission and vision of the organization as steered by the artistic director. 


Education Level: 


Candidates should have a bachelor's degree (or higher). However, we will seriously consider candidates of any education level who meet the essential and required job functions depending on their previous professional experience. 


Hours/Work Week:


This new position will begin as a part-time job (10-15 hours per week). Exact days and times are flexible and will be negotiated upon hire. This position is contingent upon continuous funding for the organization’s operations and will initially run from May-September 2023, with the opportunity for extension depending on funding.




$25-$27/per hour/negotiable. 


To apply: Please email and attach a cover letter that addresses the job description and your interest in it, along with your resumé, by April 22nd, 2023. The successful candidate should expect to begin work in the San Francisco Bay Area in May. Candidates from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities are especially encouraged to apply. Please email us with any questions.



Call for Dancers: Online submission

TRHS is looking for professional dancers to join the company for their 2023 summer season. The season includes performances of new and existing work in San Francisco June 29, 30th, and July 1st and the possibility of a short tour to New York City in mid-August. (Tour date will be confirmed by the end of April). Rehearsals begin May 15th and run Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm in San Francisco for a 16 hour work week. There will be a brief pause in the rehearsal schedule June 1-7, after which rehearsals will resume through the home season performances. Should the stated tour be scheduled, rehearsals will resume briefly in the beginning of August at a date to be determined upon confirmation of the tour dates. At this time, we mostly have a need for male or male presenting dancers. However, we will seriously consider and also have a need for dancers from any gender/gender expression. LGBTQIA+ dancers and dancers from BIPOC communities are especially encouraged to audition.


 Qualifications: Dancers must be trained in Contemporary/Modern Dance or Urban Contemporary dance forms. The ability to execute dynamic partnering sequences which include physical contact and weight sharing is also required. Additionally, dancers must be skillful and comfortable using their voices in performance. Those who have limited or compromised use of their vocal instrument are still encouraged to audition as reasonable accommodations will be made if they are selected for the season. All dancers should expect to have both a primary performance role and an understudy assignment. The existing repertory that will be performed contains two brief moments of full nudity, one involving two male or male presenting dancers and one involving the same two male dancers and one female dancer or a dancer of any gender. Lastly, all selected dancers must be skillful at working in a collaborative rehearsal process, be open to experimentation, and have a strong work ethic. TRHS promises to create a safe and equitable work environment where creativity can flourish, to the best of our ability.

Previous Experience: Dancers should have at least two years of professional dance performance experience and/or be professionally oriented towards dance.

Compensation: $425/per week. Dancers will be hired as employees while on contract and have access to social security, workers compensation, and unemployment benefits. 

Covid-19: Selected dancers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by May 15th, 2023.

Audition instructions: Please provide a video link to a performance that clearly shows your abilities as a dancer, applicable to this posting. Videos can be dance reels or footage of a continuous piece or section from a piece. Performances can be either fully produced or informal, but should demonstrate your mastery of movement phrasing, partnering abilities, and if possible, vocal range. Please keep videos to a maximum of 10 minutes of footage. If there are specific cuing instructions, please provide those. 

Email video link along with your resumé to by April 21st, 2023. After evaluating your video submission and resumé we will contact you to schedule a zoom interview if it feels like we would be a good fit for each other.

Further inquiries: Should you have any further inquiries about the audition process or about working with TRHS please do not hesitate to email us at To request a reasonable alternative to anything listed above, please reach out to us via email and we will accommodate wherever possible.


About Tim Rubel Human Shakes


Tim Rubel Human Shakes (TRHS) is a small professional performance company in San Francisco that combines Contemporary Dance with theatrical spectacle, to make evening-length pieces that ask palpable questions about human relationships using kinetic movement, spoken text, song, and choreographic collaboration. Formed in 2010, they have presented their work around the Bay Area, in Texas, and abroad in Germany. The company has performed at venues such as Fort Mason Presents, California State University East Bay’s Queer Performance Festival, Dance Mission Theater, Berlin's Pfefferberg Theater, and Texas A&M International University. They create a movement language that is technically strong, yet raw,  human, often humorous, and authentic to the dancers performing it.


Our Mission:

To create dances which tell the lived experiences of members of the LGBTQ+ community and other underrepresented people with experimentation and artistic curiosity. We also serve as the container for the choreographic work of our founder, Tim Rubel. For more information, please visit us at 


IG: @humanshakes

Facebook: Tim.r.shakes

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