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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Donor Research Internship (unpaid)

MENTORED BY: Data Development Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Donor prospect research, research report preparation, research data management

SKILLS LEARNED: Hands on experience in researching donor prospects and building cultivation strategies with the development team.

Internship Responsibilities

  • Under the mentorship of the Data Development Manager, learn how to research and identify prospective donors for our annual gifts, project support, and campaign gifts.
  • Help identify donor interest with program support and strategize with the development team on the approach.
  • Provide weekly written report research findings and update donor database profile.

Qualifications

  • Be a “self-starter.”
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

Term & Compensation

  • Unpaid internship
  • Part-time; approx.10 hours a week
  • 6 months; February – July 17, 2021
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of ballet and the arts very helpful

Working Conditions & Expectations

  • Flexible hours; Work from home
  • Facilitate weekly research meetings
  • Prepare weekly status reports
  • At all times, uphold the ethical and confidentiality guidelines the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

Physical requirements

Nothing extreme; long periods of sitting at a desk.

Patron Loyalty Specialist

Job purpose: This role is a key public-facing team member in driving patron loyalty and patron lifetime value for Ballet West.
Reports to: Senior Manager, Patron Services

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in bridging together all points of Ballet West engagement, including ticket buyers, members, donors, as well as Academy students, parents, and alumni.
  • Execute a program to solicit, cultivate, engage, and upsell donations/ season tickets via primarily outbound (with occasional inbound) phone calls
  • Sell and process ticket packages, single tickets, ticket exchanges, memberships, and donations over the phone, in person, and online via Tessitura Ticketing System; includes processing payments and preparing ticket delivery by mail
  • Execute outbound strategies and campaigns to retain memberships, subscribers, single ticket buyers, and group ticket buyer leaders.
  • Meet pre-determined goals for ticket sales, memberships, and donations
  • Follow-up with clients
  • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of Members, with regular communications as defined by the development department
  • Execute a program to identify, solicit, and cultivate group and corporate sale prospects; service group sales
  • Help maintain complete and accurate customer records
  • Assist in preparing direct mail projects
  • Work events and performances as needed
  • Navigate difficult conversations and be a champion “problem solver” for patron issues
  • Assist in the Net Promoter System/Patron Listening Program
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years in closely related communications field
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Tessitura Ticketing System experience
    • Customer Service experience
    • Sales experience
    • Knowledge of ballet and the arts
  • Ability to overcome rejection
  • Ability to self-manage and triage projects
  • Phone and computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing & proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism with grace under pressure
  • Ability to service high volume of inbound/outbound calls with high energy
  • Commitment to setting and achieving goals
  • Strong with numbers, data, and analysis
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Genuine love for others
  • Cheerful attitude
  • Precise attention to detail

Working conditions:
Weekend and evening work is required.

Physical requirements:
Light carry of boxes up to 20 lbs.

Ballet West Part-Time or Substitute Teacher

Reports to: Primary: Frederick Quinney Lawson Academy Director Secondary: Campus Principals

Staff reporting to this position: None

Major functions: To instruct students in the Academy, assist Director and faculty in syllabus and curriculum development, performance preparation and participation, summer instruction, and administrative work associated with instructions.

General Responsibilities
Required Performance:
Abide by Ballet West policies as explained in the Employee Handbook giving special attention to the Code of Conduct, be on time to work each day as scheduled, and embody the Ballet West values.

  • Teach classes, both on a regular basis and as a substitute
  • Respond to Staff requests regarding availability
  • Oversee performances of students in collaboration with faculty and leadership
  • Choreograph and/or stage repertoire for any and all assigned classes
  • Teach warm up classes as needed
  • Encourage the emotional well-being, as well as the technical and artistic development of students and their skills, assessing their achievements and weaknesses, and sharing this information with the Student Ballet Mistress and Director of Ballet West Academy
  • Ensure the students understand the need for and demonstrate the highest standards of behavior including responding positively and effectively to any problem, query, or complaint
  • Teach ballet technique according to Ballet West Principles of Technique in year-round and summer programs as needed
  • Prepare classroom curriculum in accordance with syllabus directives
  • Teach dance courses conditioning, and the like as needed
  • Rehearse academy performance material as needed
  • Attend and assist with back stage duties as needed including Spring Performance, Ballet West Gala or other performance as requested
  • Conference with parents when necessary
  • Maintain roll books and progression sheets
  • Prepare evaluations for students’ files, meetings with parents, evaluations and incident reports for inclusion into student files
  • Consult with students when needed in conjunction with evaluations
  • Serve as a team member in developing performance programing, summer workshop/intensive programing, and policies and procedures as needed
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings and in-services when required
  • Attend parent/student orientations as requested
  • Attend professional development workshops as requested
  • Serve as a team member on projects as assigned by Director

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • 5 years of codified dance instruction (performance experience can be considered in calculating experience)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proficient in administrative especially Microsoft Office Suite

Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements

  • Knowledge of various syllabi, teaching techniques
  • Abilities- choreography, repetiteur
  • Other characteristics – patience, intuition, creativity
  • Flexible availability during rehearsal and production periods
  • Ability to problem solve and deal with student emergencies including, but not limited to, injury and illness
  • A passion for working with students of all ages
  • Positive attitude and inspiring presence
  • Sound interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability to work closely with the artistic, production, and management staff
    • Move freely in an office, studio, parking lot, and performance hall environment; run (move quickly) from an outside post to any part of the assigned area.
    • Stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; reach with hands and arms; use hands effectively in order to handle and feel objects and tools that are pertinent to the position; and possess all five senses.
    • Possess visual abilities including color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and focus; see well at least 500 feet.
    • Be able to lift a student weighing up to 40 pounds under the arms at least 12 inches off the ground.

Preferred Skills
Additional language skills

Attitudes and Aptitudes

  • Is honest and embraces Ballet West Academy’s mission and values
  • Has energy, confidence, and enthusiasm
  • Is friendly and will work patiently with children and other people
  • Works as a team member with supervisors and peers
  • Possesses a strong work ethic and desire to support Ballet West curriculum and methods

Principal Faculty and Trainee Division
Coordinator

Reports to:  Academy Director

Major Functions

To effectively present the Ballet West Academy curriculum to students providing the highest caliber of ballet and dance instruction. Work collaboratively, providing insight for curriculum development and delivery.

General Responsibilities

Abide by Ballet West policies as explained in the Employee Manual giving attention to the Code of Conduct, be on time to work each day as scheduled, and embody the Ballet West values of Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Stewardship and Excellence.

Required Performance

PRINCIPAL FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Study, understand, and present Ballet West Academy’s program and delivery methodology clearly and effectively, using curriculum and teaching techniques as described in the curriculum guides, syllabus, Academy Handbook, especially—but not exclusively—the Principles of Technique.
  • In cooperation with Academy Director, aid in the development of curriculum for all levels and dance programs.
  • Prepare dancers to present public performances designed to showcase dancers’ technique, artistry, and musicality. In coordination with the Academy Director, prepare choreography as needed. Choreograph and/or stage repertoire for any and all assigned classes.
  • In cooperation with Academy Director, assist in the mentorship, development, and training of instructors.
  • Prepare instruction material prior to students arriving to class. As required, prepare and post casting as necessary to prepare for upcoming rehearsals and performances in coordination artistic needs and the Academy Director.
  • Keep dancers on academic targets, assess dancers accurately, and present high-quality reports of progress. Prepare, teach, and adjudicate evaluation classes as requested. In a timely manner, report all areas of concern for to the parent, Campus Principal and Academy Director.
  • Act as an ambassador of Ballet West on assigned guesting and judging opportunities with an emphasis on recruitment, promotion, and sharing industry best practices.
  • Attend all staff meetings, training workshops, parent conferences, rehearsals, performances, orientations, and events as scheduled by the Director of Business Operations or Academy Director.
  • Respond appropriately to tasks and requests, such as making sure attendance is taken daily, maintaining student records, organizing studios, props, costumes, and —as it pertains to summer intensives and workshops.
  • Ensure students understand the need for and demonstrate the highest standards of behavior, including responding positively and effectively to any problem, query, or complaint brought forth by a parent and/or student.
  • Complete any other assignments given by supervisor.

TRAINEE COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all aspects of the Trainee Division in coordination with the Academy Director and Artistic Director to ensure Trainees are reaching curriculum benchmarks necessary to secure a professional contract.
  • Manage the Trainee studio schedule as it pertains with faculty assignments approved by the Academy Director.
  • Develop curriculum for the Professional Training and Trainee Divisions in coordination with the Academy Director and Artistic Director. Promote the program nationally and supervise all recruitment goals.
  • Coordinate among Ballet West departments to secure the needs of Trainees, develop repertoire and foster performance opportunities with Ballet West and Ballet West II. Attend Artistic and Production meetings as needed.
  • In coordination with the Director of Business Operations and Academy Director, support all additional tasks, promotions, and objectives necessary to successfully achieve international recognition as a premier pre-professional program.
Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study; or equivalent professional dance experience
  • At minimum ten years of dance education experience
  • Strong understanding of curriculum delivery, proven experience in a pre-professional dance program
  • At least five years of experience staging and/or choreographing for productions
  • Qualifications and assignments approved by Academy Director and Artistic Director

Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements

  • Understand and embrace Ballet West Academy curriculum and methodology
  • Maintain emotional control and stability in all activities in this position for the safety and well-being of students, clientele, and employees.
  • Abilities- choreography, repetiteur.
  • Flexible availability during rehearsal and production periods.
  • The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:
    • Move freely in the studio, demonstrating all techniques, combinations and variation taught.
    • Stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; reach with hands and arms; use hands effectively in order to handle and feel objects and tools that are pertinent to position; and possess all five senses.
    • Possess visual abilities including color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and focus; see well at least 500 feet
    • Be able to lift a student, weighing up to 40 pounds, under the arms at least 12 inches off the ground.
Preferred Skills

Possess choreography, repetiteur, production, costume development, musical training, and/or piano proficiency enough to stage and aid in the production elements of a performance

Attitudes and Aptitudes

  • A passion for working with students of all ages
  • Positive attitude and inspiring presence
  • Sound interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability to work closely with the artistic, production, and management staff

Ballet West embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Ballet West is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.