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.

Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships

Reports to: Senior Director, External Affairs

Duties and responsibilities:

As we approach our 60th Anniversary season, we are poised to take on an ambitious slate of artistic programming, to expand our educational resources that reach a broader community, while prioritizing vital investment in infrastructure.

The Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships provides a pivotal role in activating community investors, aligning Ballet West’s mission and values with those of Individual and Corporate supporters. Operating as a strategist and implementor, the Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships is charged with generating $900,000 annually.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of forging lasting relationships between staff and funders, a skill for translating mission and programs to those outside of the organization, and a passion for the arts.

Below is a list of key responsibilities.

  • Annual Fund | Major Gift Program
    • Oversee a portfolio of 75 Major Donors ($10K) and prospects
    • Collaborate with senior leaders, Board and the Annual Giving Manager to implement a Moves Management program.
    • Identify opportunities for growth using data, wealth screening tools, peer-to-peer intel from current funders.
    • Serve as a key stakeholder in the of the strategic and tactical launch of special fundraising initiatives or capital campaigns.
    • Play an active role in Board Development Committee meetings.
    • Prioritize clean data input and management, allowing for actionable analysis.
    • Work with Special Events Coordinator to ensure strategic alignment of goals, benefit fulfillment, and committee management, including: Annual Fundraisers, private in-home events and ad-hoc cultivation activities.
  • Corporate Sponsorships
    • Oversee a portfolio of 60 Corporate funders and prospects.
    • Identify opportunities to align Ballet West’s brand with community corporate funders
    • Ensure clean data management and periodic update of key contacts.
    • Oversee all stewardship activities, including ticket allocation, and correct brand recognition.
  • Other Support
    • Deliver monthly Board reports.
    • Attend and support Ballet West Special Events as needed.
    • Attend at least one in-studio rehearsal per production, Academy classes and community outreach programs where appropriate.
    • Other duties, as assigned.

Direct Reports

  • Manager, Special Events and Benefits

Qualifications

  • A four-year college degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle available for calls and business travel.
  • Experience and comfort using a donor database. Tessitura skills and knowledge highly valued.
  • Financial non-profit literacy.
  • Analytical comprehension and attention to detail.
  • Project management and organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work with a highly motivated team of fundraisers.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading abilities.
  • Knowledge of ballet and the arts, very helpful and preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit for discovery of new practices.

Working Conditions & Expectations

  • Actively participate in creating a dynamic culture where employees support one another through strong communications, trust and respect.
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends when Ballet West performs or has events.
  • At all times, uphold the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
  • Competitive compensation based on qualifications with outstanding benefits, rewarding work environment, and opportunity for incentive-based bonuses in addition to salary.

About Ballet West

BALLET WEST is a nonprofit founded in 1963 and is one of America’s leading and largest ballet companies, led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. The Company boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times, presenting the very best in American classical ballet. More than 64,000 students are served through outreach programs each year, reaching 100% of all Utah school districts. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses in downtown Salt Lake City, Lehi, Park City, and Trolley Corners. With more than 1,000 students, it is the largest ballet and dance school in Utah. Nearly $400,000 in scholarships are distributed annually to Academy Students.

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, LGBT 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.

Marketing & Revenue Manager

Reports to:  Senior Director, External Affairs

Duties and responsibilities

As we approach our 60th Anniversary season, we are poised to take on an ambitious slate of artistic programming, to expand our educational resources that reach a broader community, while prioritizing vital investment in infrastructure.

The Marketing & Revenue Manager provides a pivotal role in strategy and execution of programs to enhance patron loyalty and revenue maximization through acquisition, renewal, and upgrading. Ballet West is entering a 5-year strategic plan with a vision of growth for impact.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of ticket sale revenue generation, partnering with colleagues to achieve results, a skill for translating mission and programs to those outside of the organization, and a passion for the arts.

Below is a list of key responsibilities.

  • In partnership with the Senior Director of External Affairs, creation and management of marketing campaigns for subscription, and single ticket sales
  • In partnership with the Senior Manager of Patron Services, creation and management of marketing campaigns for group sales
  • In partnership with the Senior Director of External Affairs, creation and management of marketing campaigns for the Ballet West Academy, including enrollment for year-round classes, summer camps, performances, and Nutcracker auditions
  • In partnership with the Annual Giving Manager, ensures philanthropic direct response campaigns are executed with integration with other Ballet West sales efforts
  • Research and identification of new customer prospects as dictated by annual strategy. In cooperation with Patron Services and Academy teams, develop and execute associated new customer retention strategies.
  • Navigates project budget efficiency for revenue maximization, including vendor negotiations
  • In partnership with the Retail Sales and Boutique Manager, creation and management of a robust sales campaign in support of on-site sales and establishing digital sales
  • In partnership with the Project Manager of External Affairs, ensure direct mail campaign have strong strategy and ROI
  • In partnership with Digital Marketing Coordinator, provides digital media support as needed, including emails, and editing Ballet West and Ballet West Academy websites
  • In partnership with the Development Data Manager, ensure revenue ROI reporting is regular and actionable; revenue pacing documents are completed and distributed
  • Represents the company at events and performances
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in the areas of advertising, market research, direct mail, and digital marketing preferred
  • Experience in the nonprofit performing arts with subscription and ticket sales experience
  • preferred
  • Solid analytical comprehension
  • Computer literacy in a Windows environment and database management required. High level of Microsoft Office competency including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to self-manage while executing complex deadline-oriented projects. Solid project management skills and organization skills needed. Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Completes tasks on time. Double-checks work for consistency and accuracy.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism with grace under pressure
  • 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
  • Hybrid/Remote work mix is negotiable

Physical requirements

Light carry of boxes up to 20 lbs.

Direct reports

Retail Sales & Boutique Manager

About Ballet West

BALLET WEST is a nonprofit founded in 1963 and is one of America’s leading and largest ballet companies, led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. The Company boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times, presenting the very best in American classical ballet. More than 64,000 students are served through outreach programs each year, reaching 100% of all Utah school districts. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses in downtown Salt Lake City, Lehi, Park City, and Trolley Corners. With more than 1,000 students, it is the largest ballet and dance school in Utah. Nearly $400,000 in scholarships are distributed annually to Academy Students.

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, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign[1]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.

Manager, Special Events and Benefits

Reports to: Director, Major and Corporate Sponsorships

Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager, Special Events and Benefits Special Events and Benefit Coordinator will join a vibrant fundraising team who collectively work to amplify the mission, vision, and values of Ballet West. This role will help to provide a clear channel of communication and connection between Ballet West and the philanthropic community via benefit fulfilment, curated community events, and our annual major fundraiser.

The ideal candidate values team camaraderie has a high attention to details and enjoys crafting customer experiences that excite and inspire.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development Special Events
    • Under the strategic leadership of the Senior Director, External Affairs, implement all annual fundraising events (which currently include the Spring Soirée, Beer & Ballet, and Nutcracker Magic);
      • Design, deliver and process all invitations and RSVPs.
      • Coordinate with all vendors and stakeholders (external and internal).
      • Work within an allotted time and expense budget.
      • Conduct evaluation post-event.
      • Achieve specified revenue goals.
    • Execute department-wide stewardship efforts, partnering with the Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships.
    • Schedule, train and direct a team of event staff and volunteers during Development events.
    • Identify in-kind partners as they relate to special events: venues, food and beverage, flowers, décor, etc.
    • Work closely with the Marketing Department to ensure appropriate material(s) are produced for events on-time and within budget.
  • Supports Domestic and International Donor Tours
    • Work with Senior Director of External Affairs and Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships in designing and executing donor touring packages that include, but not limited to: donor communications, budget, travel itinerary, airfare, ground transportation, event tickets, donor experiences, etc.
  • Fulfill Corporate Contracts
    • Under the guidance of the Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships, ensure contractual obligations are met for all corporate funders. Benefits include: complimentary tickets, naming recognition, signage, and events.
    • Support Corporate Industry Nights by executing outreach strategy and fulfilling performance benefits.
    • Track renewal dates for corporate contracts and work with Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships to ensure all contracts are renewed in a timely manner.
    • Implement a cultivation and stewardship plans for current and prospective corporate sponsors, that could include hosting liaisons at performances, invitations to attend in-studio rehearsals, meet/greet artists, attend education and outreach programs, etc.
    • Prepare and submit End-of-Event/Program/Season reports for corporate sponsors; all submissions within three-weeks upon the conclusion of the sponsored activity.
    • Ensure all corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations are appropriately documented in Tessitura with signed contracts and accurate forecasts are reflected.
  • Support of Monthly Board Reports.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years’ experience with successful event management.
  • Four-year college degree in Events Management or related field or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle available for business travel
  • Analytical comprehension and attention to detail
  • Project management and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of ballet and the arts, very helpful
  • Entrepreneurial spirit for discovery of new practices

Working Conditions & Expectations

  • The ability to work evenings and weekends when Ballet West performs or has events.
  • Actively participate in creating a dynamic culture where employees support one another through strong communications, trust and respect.
  • At all times, uphold the ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

About Ballet West

BALLET WEST is a nonprofit founded in 1963 and is one of America’s leading and largest ballet companies, led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. The Company boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times, presenting the very best in American classical ballet. Nearly 100,000 students are served through outreach programs each year, reaching 100% of all Utah school districts. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses in downtown Salt Lake City, Lehi, Park City, and Trolley Corners. With more than 1,000 students, it is the largest ballet and dance school in Utah. Nearly $400,000 in scholarships are distributed annually to Academy Students.

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, LGBTQ+ 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.

Ballet West Academy 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:

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.

Required Performance:

  • 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

Ballet West Academy Part-Time or Substitute Teacher (Park City)

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:

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.

Required Performance:

  • 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

Ballet West Academy Principal Accompanist

Principal Supervisor: Music Director

Reports to: Academy Director and Music Director

Staff reporting to this position: None

Major functions: Provides piano accompanist services for Ballet West Main and Second Company and Ballet West Academy, including playing for class and rehearsal with no more than Five (5) hours of class per day.

I.                   General Responsibilities

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

II.                Required Performance

Primary Duties:

  • Accompanies classes and rehearsals for the Ballet West Academy
  • Accompanies classes and rehearsals for the Ballet West Main and Second Company

Additional Duties:

  • Accompanies Academy summer programs, as required
  • Travel to various Academy locations
  • Assist in Curriculum content in reference to music
  • Attend faculty and staff meetings and in-services when required
  • Attend professional development workshops as requested
  • Serve as a team member on projects as assigned by Music Director and Academy Director
  • Supports Academy performances with recorded music preparation and live accompaniment

III.             Qualifications

A. Education and Experience

  • 10 years experience in piano technique and performance
  • Basic computer skills
  • English required, additional languages an asset

B.    Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements

  • Highly accomplished technical and musical ability
  • Strong sight-reading skills
  • Experience as a class/rehearsal pianist on the professional or community level or in an academic or training environment
  • Working knowledge of ballet vocabulary & repertoire and a strong familiarity with the rehearsal process in the studio
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Administrative and coordination skills
  • 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 on piano benches for long periods of time.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands and arms to finger, feel, handle and reach .
  • 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.
  • Specific auditory requirements include the ability to hear and distinguish musical tones and sounds with extreme precision.

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.