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

Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose: Responsible for support of the Executive Director position of established Non-Profit Arts Organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, including but not limited to answering phones, filing and managing paperwork, coordinating meetings, preparing reports and other confidential materials, arranging travel, and managing expenses
  • Managing correspondence and communications on behalf of the Executive Director including, board meeting notes, conducting research and information gathering, and drafting correspondence and documents
  • Serve as Board and Committee Liaison with high-level administrative tasks, including meeting logistics, scheduling, and reporting; maintaining board binders, correspondence and activities, preparing Board agenda and meeting materials, maintaining board documents and files.
  • Representing the office of the Executive Director on the phone, in writing and in person at Ballet West events.
  • Other administrative duties and projects as assigned


Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including use of Microsoft office products to create professional correspondence, presentations and reports; Exceptional organizational skills including an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and be accountable to project deliverables; Ability to work well under deadlines; ability to work independently; Passionate commitment to Ballet West’s mission, strategic direction and vision. Confidentiality and discretion required.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Requirements

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer