Employment

Ballet West Administration

Ballet West Administration offices are located in the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre, adjacent to the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume/CV and compensation history and compensation requirements to resume@balletwest.org
No phone calls should be made to the Ballet West offices, or to Ballet West personnel, regarding job postings. 


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Pianist

Company Duties:

  • Provides musical accompaniment for rehearsals. Attends dress rehearsal of assigned ballets.
  • Prepares piano transcriptions of orchestral scores as well as piano solo scores using available audio or video materials as reference.
  • Under supervision of the Music Director and/or Associate Music Director, consults with choreographers and rehearsal coaches regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.
  • Records choreography in rehearsal scores.
  • Selects music for and plays company ballet class.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Ability to perform solo repertoire with the company.
  • Assist Music Librarian (copying, editing, bowing, proofreading when needed)

 

Academy Duties (Title: Academy Music Administrator)

  • Creating schedule for all class pianists.
  • Accompany select academy classes throughout the year.
  • Ability to perform solo repertoire with the Academy.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES 
(One of which must be from a ballet teacher for whom you have played)

A VIDEO OF A BALLET CLASS YOU ARE PLAYING (preferably an advanced level class, though any class is helpful) (video is preferred but not required)

A VIDEO OF YOU PLAYING TWO CONTRASTING SOLO PIECES

Applicants interested in conducting should include a link to video sample(s) of rehearsals or performances with their application. 

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Ballet West Academy Principal

Department: Academy
Reports to: Academy Director and Artistic Director
Status: Full-Time/Exempt with benefit package

Availability to work nights and weekends for performances and/or auditions as necessary

Basic Function

  • Oversee teaching and skills evaluation for curriculum for Academy.
  • Work closely with Academy Director and Artistic Director on the Principles of Technique. Oversee student development.
  • Maintain open and regular communication with Directors in all matters concerning the Academy.
  • Provide guidance for school growth and development.
  • Supervise Principal Faculty and Adjunct Instructors in all levels

Teaching and Curriculum

  • Teach ballet technique and auxiliary classes (e.g. pointe, pas de deux, repertoire) in all levels as needed.
  • Oversee and adjudicate evaluation classes in all levels.
  • Oversee pointe readiness evaluations.
  • Maintain strong communications with all Academy instructors and receive feedback as to the current status in the classrooms.
  • Provide Academy instructors with feedback on class progress.

Program Development

  • Develop curriculum. Prepare and conduct teacher workshops and professional development with Academy Director.
  • Oversee class progressions in all levels.

Choreography and Rehearsal

  • Prepare choreography as needed.
  • Assist with rehearsals for Academy performances as requested.
  • Oversee casting for all Academy performances.
  • Consult with Academy Director, Principal Faculty and Artistic Director to determine performance programming.
  • Consult with Children’s Ballet Mistress and Academy Director with regards to student involvement with company performances as requested.

Administrative

  • Consult and prepare student evaluations with Principal Faculty and adjunct instructors and meet with parents as needed.
  • Conduct parent orientation with Academy Director.
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings when required.
  • Participate in auditions for Academy.
  • Assist with scheduling regular Academy classes when needed.
  • Provide letters of recommendation when needed.
  • Assist Academy Director in developing and updating student and classroom policies when required.

Other

  • Assist Director with any projects as needed.

Details

  • Oversee is defined as: responsible for initiating preparation, edit as instructed and follow through to completion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and certifications
  • Ten years teaching experience at a professional ballet school
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Communications

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose: The Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Communications is a highly critical position at Ballet West.  Along with the Vice President of Development, this senior manager is responsible for nearly 75% of Ballet West’s operating revenue.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Artistic Director to ensure consistency with branding BW.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a vision for BW’s marketing and sales efforts that communicates the character, ideals, and mission of the organization to a wide range of patrons, donors, employees, and other stakeholders
  • Provide consistent and clear leadership to the marketing, sales, and communications team
  • Inspire  the team with passion, respect and an openness to new ideas and approaches
  • Continue professional development by participating in field and industry activities (conferences, professional groups, seminars, courses, etc.) To ensure that new ideas and methods are introduced to BW on an ongoing basis
  • Establish and maintain companywide standards for written and graphic communications in printed, verbal or electronic forms
  • Create and implement audience development marketing plans, including research on target audiences, market trends, and performing arts/non-profit trends using focus groups, surveys, and industry data
  • Build and cultivate collaborative relationships with industry leaders, board members, media, government and city officials, key business partners, promotional partners, performing arts organizations, and community leaders
  • Oversee creation of season timeline and calendars in consultation with team managers and other department heads
  • Oversee the development and execution of comprehensive advertising, promotion publicity plans, and single ticket campaigns for all BW programming
  • Oversee the development of all collateral marketing in support of all BW productions and public events
  • Establish ticket sales goals by production and ticket type during budgeting process and forecast sales on a regular basis in coordination with team mangers
  • Development departmental expense budgets
  • Provide summary reports to the Executive Director, senior managers, Board of Directors
  • Oversee company website, including content, design, maintenance, e-commerce, and promotion
  • Oversee management and coordination of outside consultants
  • Oversee social media campaigns, including Facebook, Twitter, company blog, and email communication
  • Oversee customer/patron complaints and expedite customer service issues in coordination with Patron Services Manager

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the position of Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Communications will have:

  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with ballet repertoire and the entertainment industry
  • Solid business computer skills, including intermediate Microsoft word and excel skills
  • Working knowledge of tessitura and database management
  • Minimum ten years of experience in marketing, sales, and/or public relations field, preferably in a senior leadership position
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and guide a team of diverse marketing and sales professionals
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a related filed from an accredited college of university
  • Excellent analytical skills to create, read and analyze multiple sources of data to determine action
  • Passion for data and the importance of data-driven decisions and a thorough understanding of performance marketing
  • Agency experience and knowledge of adobe Indesign and Photoshop a plus.

Working Conditions

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Some evening and weekend work and travel may be required. 

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms and occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.

Direct Reports

  • Associate Director of Marketing
  • Associate Director of Press and Social Media
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Electrician

Reports to: Production Manager (manager), Head Electrician (supervisor)
Department: Production – Electrics
FLSA Status: Union
Classification: Full-time, seasonal
Representation: IATSE Local 99 (collective bargaining agreement)
Compensation: Weekly, set by collective bargaining agreement
Benefits

  • Medical/vision/dental insurance, after 30 days
  • 401k retirement plan, after 30 days
  • Benefits set by collective bargaining agreement, currently include:
    • contributions to IATSE pension, tax deferred annuity
    • vacation pay at 4.61%, increasing to 6.25% after four years of service
    • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance for length of employment
    • parking
    • sick leave, up to six days per year, maximum accrual of 12 days
    • worker’s compensation insurance
    • education reimbursement

 

Position Purpose: Assists in the daily operations of the Ballet West Electrics Department, including regular shop and warehouse activities, performance and technical rehearsal logistics, and other activities covered by the Scope of Work in the IATSE Collective Bargaining Agreement

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Duties:                     

  • Assists the Head Electrician, as directed, in the preparation, load-in, load out, set-up, technical rehearsal, run-of-show, and maintenance of all lighting, electrical, special effects, and audiovisual elements, effects, and equipment

Additional Duties:             

  • Assists in the construction of new electrical, lighting, audiovisual, and/or special effects elements, effects, and/or equipment;
  • Leads Local 99 crew in setup and maintenance of audio, projection, and other audiovisual equipment, elements, and effects
  • Assists in supervision and directing work of overhire and local stagehands in performance venues
  • Accompanies and supports national and international company touring, as needed
  • Assists in regular inventory and equipment maintenance

 

Qualifications

Education/Training:        

  • A combination of education and experience amounting to the minimum equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and three years of apprenticeship level professional training.

Professional Experience:                 

  • Minimum of three years of journeyman-level experience in professional performing arts technical production with significant work in electrics, audio, and video/projection
  • National and international touring experience (preferred)

Supervisory Experience:                   

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of supervising and leading union crews of diverse abilities and personalities in a variety of venues

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of all areas of stagecraft and technical production
  • Expert knowledge of conventions and practices of theatrical lighting, audio, video, and projections
  • Working knowledge of theatrical special effects
  • Basic understanding of the conventions of classical ballet
  • Basic understanding of budgets and purchasing practices
  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Expert knowledge of entertainment electricity, power distribution and control
  • Expert knowledge of audio engineering/mixing for live performance
  • Demonstrated ability to understand musical conventions
  • Demonstrated competence in video/projection control and playback systems such as Isadora and QLab
  • Ability to travel internationally

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Valid passport and driver’s license

 

Working Conditions

  • Working environment may often be considered extreme in regards to; temperature (extreme heat or cold), light (bright or dark), noise and fumes.
  • Because travel will be involved, the employee may be exposed to varying work environments.

 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to write, type, talk or hear. 
  • The employee is frequently required to sit. 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and to use hands to finger, feel handle and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 75 pounds in weight.
  • Specific vision abilities is required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

 

Direct Reports

This position does not directly manage any other staff members, but is regularly required to direct the work of overhire and house electricians

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Wardrobe Assistant

Reports to: Production Manager (manager), Wardrobe Supervisor (supervisor)
Department: Production – Wardrobe
FLSA Status: Union
Classification: Full-time, seasonal
Representation: IATSE Local 99 (collective bargaining agreement)
Compensation: Weekly, set by collective bargaining agreement
Benefits: 

  • Medical/vision/dental insurance, after 30 days
  • 401k retirement plan, after 30 days
  • Benefits set by collective bargaining agreement currently include:
    • contributions to IATSE pension, tax deferred annuity
    • vacation pay at 4.61%, increasing to 6.25% after four years of service
    • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance for length of employment
    • parking
    • sick leave, up to six days per year, maximum accrual of 12 days
    • worker’s compensation insurance
    • education reimbursement

Position Purpose: Assists in the daily operations of the Ballet West Wardrobe Department, including regular shop and warehouse activities, performance and rehearsal logistics, and other activities covered by the Scope of Work in the IATSE Collective Bargaining Agreement

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Duties:                     

  • Assists, as directed, in the preparation, load-in, load out, set-up, rehearsal, run-of-show, and maintenance of all wardrobe materials, costumes, and equipment
  • Leads, as directed, overhire wardrobe and laundry workers in the completion of specified tasks

Additional Duties:             

  • Assists in the creation, regular maintenance and implementation of inventory functions
  • Assists with fittings, including scheduling as needed
  • Acts as lead in the absence of the Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Assists with the preparation of all wardrobe related items including hair and shoes while in the shop
  • Assists with the implementation of hair, makeup, shoes, and other wardrobe-related items while in the theatre
  • Assists with the cleaning and restocking of wardrobe inventory
  • Leads Local 99 crew in setup and maintenance of costumes and wardrobe needs.
  • Leads, as directed, work of dressers and laundry workers in performance venues
  • Accompanies and supports national and international company touring, as needed

 

 Qualifications

Education/Training:        

  • A combination of education and experience amounting to the minimum equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and three years of apprenticeship level professional training.

Professional Experience:                 

  • Minimum of three years of journeyman-level experience in professional performing arts technical production with significant work in wardrobe and costuming.
  • National and international touring experience (preferred)

Supervisory Experience:                   

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of supervising and leading union crews of diverse abilities and personalities in a variety of venues

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of all areas of stagecraft and technical production
  • Expert knowledge of conventions and practices of dance costuming and wardrobe functions
  • Basic understanding of the conventions of classical ballet
  • Basic understanding of budgets and purchasing practices
  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to travel internationally

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:

  • Valid passport and driver’s license

 

Working Conditions

  • Working environment may often be considered extreme in regards to; temperature (extreme heat or cold), light (bright or dark), noise and fumes.
  • Because travel will be involved, the employee may be exposed to varying work environments.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to write, type, talk or hear. 
  • The employee is frequently required to sit. 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and to use hands to finger, feel handle and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds in weight.
  • Specific vision abilities is required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.

Direct Reports

This position does not directly manage any other staff members, but is regularly required to direct the work of overhire and house wardrobe

 

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer