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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Academy Receptionist

Reports to: Director of Ballet West Academy

Position Purpose: Assists in the daily functions of the Ballet West Academy.


  • Greeting students and parents, screening visitors to the Academy
  • Responding to incoming phone calls, email and mail
  • Providing support for customers accessing Ballet West’s website
  • Assists with Academy performances and events
  • Maintaining student records
  • Assisting with first aid administration and clean up
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Passionate commitment to Ballet West’s mission, strategic direction and vision. Confidentiality and discretion required.

Education and Experience
High school diploma required. Experience working with children and/or dance experience preferred.

Technical/Computer Skills
Capable of working within the Windows environment, specifically: Word, Excel, and Outlook programs.

Full and part time positions available. Some Saturday shifts required.

Other Requirements
Due to the nature of Ballet West’s business (performing arts organization) work may require employee to be available to work flexible hours and some weekends.

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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.



(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)


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.


  • 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.


  • Assist Director with any projects as needed.


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


  • 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


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