Front Desk Administrator

Location: Washington, DC

Classification: Exempt - Administrative

Status:  Part-Time Hourly

Reports To: Artistic Director & Executive Director

Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: open until filled


Position Summary

The VIVA School is seeking an enthusiastic Front Desk Administrator to join its staff. The Front Desk Administrator (FDA) is an attentive and organized individual that stabilizes the school's smooth delivery of programming. Serving as the front-line staff representative, the FDA is responsible for greeting all individuals, providing clear and supportive communication to students and families, ensuring adherence to school policies and protocols, supporting student development, and providing key assistance during school performances and events. The role is integral to The VIVA School’s commitment to delivering a holistic model of training that prioritizes students of color.

The Front Desk Administrator reports to the Artistic & Executive Director, functions as a first point of contact between all school students, families, faculty and guests, and collaborates closely with The VIVA School’s administrative and programming staff.


Ideal Candidate

  • Resides in US

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field 

  • 1-3  years of experience in a similar position preferred

  • A commitment to learning 

  • Strong motivation and ability to work independently 

  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and perform effectively under pressure

  • Flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain a calm and patient demeanor with all students, staff and constituents

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Verbal and written fluency in Spanish is an added benefit.

  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems of varying complexity with a customer-focused mindset

  • Passionate about the advancement of students of color, the importance of arts and culture, and innovative approaches to education

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software and Google products

  • Available evenings  


Application Process

  • Please email resume PDF Format only to

  • Subject of email: Job Post_FrontDeskAdministrator21_”applicant last name”

  • No phone calls, please


The VIVA School of Dance is an affiliate of CityDance, a 501c3 nonprofit dance education and performance organization serving the national capital region. CityDance is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.