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.

Foundations and Government Giving Manager

Reports to:  Senior Director, External Affairs

Duties and Responsibilities

The Foundations and Government Giving Manager (FGGM) will join a vibrant fundraising team who collectively work to amplify the mission, vision, and values of Ballet West. The FGGM is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding private/public foundations and government grants. The FGGM also forecasts revenue, identifies new funding sources, sustains current funding relationships, provides accurate reporting for gifts received, and documents all donor solicitation and stewardship within Tessitura.

The ideal candidate enjoys working within a team to meet common goals, pays high attention to detail, and is committed to forging relationships that foster respect and collaboration within the department and Ballet West. This position allows for ample work remotely, however occasional on-site work is required.

Operating as a strategist and implementor, the Foundations and Government Giving Manager is annually charged with maintaining approximately $2.5 million of legacy government grants while maintaining and growing a portfolio of approximately $1 million of Corporate and Private Foundation grants.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Local, Regional and National Foundation Grants
    • Works with Senior Director of External Affairs and Executive Director to Identify, research, cultivate and solicit new and renewed grant opportunities.
    • Utilize iWave with Tessitura and iClassPro databases, Board of Directors, general online research, and professional staff to identify prospects for new and/or elevated gifts and identify affiliations with foundations and foundation boards.
    • Manage all foundation and government donor communications through in-person meetings, email, direct mail, and telephone.
    • In partnership with Patron Services and Special Events & Benefits Manager, manage all grant fulfillment, including performance sponsorships and complimentary tickets, artist sponsorships, etc.; confirm and update recognition in playbill, Front Row magazine, website, on-site signage, and more.
  • Spearhead community outreach initiatives as a cultivation tool for creating new foundation and government relationships (such as the Legislative Night at the Ballet, City/County government at the Ballet, invitations to elected officials to attend Ballet performances in Utah and on tour).
  • Ensure all donor Tessitura records are up to date and portfolio plans reflect accurate forecasts and recorded revenue.
  • Maintain a schedule of all deliverable due dates on a rolling 18-month calendar.
  • Delivery of Monthly Board Reports.
  • Attend and support Ballet West Performances and Special Events.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing skills and a minimum of three years’ experience writing proposals to foundations and completing government grant applications.
  • Four-year college degree.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Appreciation for the arts and a knowledge of ballet, while not required, is preferred.
  • Initiative for researching and broadening the pool of new sources of funding.

Working Conditions and Expectations

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed at performances and 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).

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.

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, and 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

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.

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.

Substitute Administrator

Reports to: Business Operations Manager​

Staff reporting to this position: Volunteers

Major functions: To effectively represent Ballet West in carrying out the mission of the Academy, providing a ​ prestigious level of customer service while overseeing all administrative functions of the assigned campus.

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

  • Greet visitors to the campus, respond to clientele with warmth, efficiency, patience, and energy.
  • Assist local staff and Campus Principal in the coordination of student performances if needed.
  • Help to monitor account balances and financial transactions (e.g., tuition, fees, petty cash, boutique shop, etc.).
  • Maintain student attendance, records, and enrollment data for the campus, providing accurate reporting.
  • Oversee student and parent volunteers when necessary, by providing tasks to ensure productivity.
  • Respond to inquiries from a variety of means by phone, email and/or in-person providing tours, open houses, and assisting in promotional events to encourage enrollment and student retention.
  • Maintain and teach the correct use of the Ballet West Academy student management system. Run all reports applicable to students, personnel, and placement (e.g., awards, critical information, etc.).
  • In coordination with the Campus Principal and Academy Senior Operations Manager, maintain weekly campus studio schedules with up-to-date staffing, and approved outside rentals.
  • Administer first aid and medication to students who are under the direction of health professional to meet immediate health care needs.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies and materials (e.g., general supplies, equipment, boutique, facility management, etc. ), while ensuring facility standards according to policy and local laws.
  • Complete any other assignments given by supervisor/s.
  • Willing to work at our different campus locations, including the Ballet Centre, Trolley Corners, Park City, and Lehi depending on coverage needed.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma
  • 1 year experience in an administrative or customer service role
  • Proficient in the Windows environment, especially Microsoft Office Suite

Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work well under deadlines, independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, expressing commitment to the mission.
  • Maintain emotional control and stability in all activities of this position for the safety and well-being of students, clientele, and fellow team members.
  • 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 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

Possess musical, dance, and/or education training; assist in classes and complement staff as necessary.

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

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.