Employment

Company Auditions

Ballet West is an AGMA Company. The company contract includes Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Shoes, 401K Retirement Plan, and Part Time on site Physical Therapy. The Ballet West II contract includes performing and rehearsing with Ballet West, a weekly stipend with Workers Compensation Insurance, and shoes included. Potential company members must be U.S. citizens, or be able to obtain a U.S. visa and work permit.

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Ballet West Administration

Ballet West Administration offices are located in our temporary home at Trolley Square mall, during the expansion project for our eventual permanent home in the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre, adjacent to the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City.  

See below for information about available posititions.


 Open Staff Positions

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. 

Manager of Annual Giving

SUMMARY

The Manager of Annual Giving leads the annual giving program for gifts from individuals. This position provides an opportunity to be part of a dynamic development department as Ballet West enters an exciting phase of artistic and fiscal growth, elevating and expanding support to a level that represents Ballet West as a flagship arts organization not only in Utah, but also in the entire Intermountain Region of the United States. Responsibilities include developing programs to increase annual giving from individual donors and expanding the broad base support. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Individual Support:

  • Along with the Director of Major Giving and Corporate Partnerships and the Director of Advancement develop Annual Giving strategies, execute plans to secure new and renewed patron support, and meet annual financial goals.  
  • Annual Giving Manager will create a plan to convert single ticket and season ticket buyers into annual patron support, solicit and cultivate alumni, Academy parents, and other constituents to become supporters of the ballet. 
  • Manage all individual donor solicitations through mail, email and phone campaigns.
  • Along with the Director of Major Giving and Corporate Partnerships evaluate the current patron giving structure and update giving levels and benefits. 
  • Work in collaboration with the marketing department in crafting campaign messages and scheduling donor communications.
  • Work with Special Events Manager in creating invitations lists for donor events, and assist at these events when needed. 
  • Design a stewardship plan that frequently communicates to Annual Giving patrons about the ballet, extends invitations to events, shares company news and promotes volunteer opportunities with Ballet West. 
  • Coordinate with Advancement Coordinator the proper recognition of all Annual Giving and Major Gift donors in print materials and online and continually make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in supporting Annual Giving and Major Gift donors with ticketing fulfillment and purchasing. 
  • Fulfill all benefits for Annual Giving and Major Giving donors. 
  • Along with Director of Major Giving and Corporate Partnerships and the Director of Advancement, meet with targeted Ballet West departments and identify projects that can be supported by individual giving donors. 
  • Write persuasive cases of support for annual giving campaigns. 
    Identify and solicit the Community Leadership Board and manage all communications and fundraising projects spearheaded by this group. 

Development Department Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Development Department team to assist in the development of short and long-range fundraising plans in addition to giving regular input and feedback to on-going development activities.
  • Assist fellow Development Department staff with any and all events for Ballet West.
  • Manage donor requests for rehearsal tours and backstage tours. 
  • Assist with Front of House duties during performances, including Intermission Room staffing.
  • Assist all donors and prospective donors with patron services, as needed.
  • Interview and supervise intern students.
  • Manage and steward volunteers who work for the Development office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED


  • Minimum of 2-5 years of progressively responsible development and fundraising experience, preferably with individual donors.
  • The ability to work well within deadline pressures both as an effective team member and independently on assigned projects.
  • Capable of planning, coordinating and follow-through on multiple tasks and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work specifically with: Word, Excel, Outlook, Raisers Edge donor database, and Tessitura ticketing system.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as an ability to understand budgets and financial statements.
  • The ability to works some evenings and weekends when Ballet West performs or has events.
  • Knowledge of ballet and the arts very helpful.

COMPENSATION

Ballet West offers a competitive salary based upon the candidate’s experience, along with health, voluntary dental, life, voluntary life, and a health reimbursement plan funded by the company.  Ballet West also offers participation in a 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan.

TO APPLY

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 this job posting.  Only principal, qualified candidates will receive a response.

Ballet West is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and it actively and enthusiastically seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

Assistant Graphic Designer

SUMMARY

The Assistant Graphic Designer is responsible for providing graphic design and asset support to the head of Graphic Design for Ballet West.  The position reports to this individual.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design promotional materials in a look that is consistent with other Ballet West materials, including – but not limited to – ads, flyers, posters, postcards, brochures, and mailings.

  • Prepare electronic image files for use on the Ballet West website and in email programs

  • Assist in maintaining and cataloging the archive of Ballet West photos that come from photo shoots and performances.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, attention to detail, and proofreading ability.
  • Ability to take direction well and work independently in a deadline-sensitive environment.
  • Solid time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and execute multiple activities at the same time. 
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the display of a cheerful, “can do” attitude.
  • Knowledge of ballet and the arts very helpful.

COMPENSATION

Ballet West offers a competitive hourly rate based upon the candidate’s experience. 

Please note – this is a part-time position (approximately 7-10 hours per week).

TO APPLY

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 this job posting.  Only principal, qualified candidates will receive a response.

Ballet West is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and it actively and enthusiastically seeks a diverse pool of candidates.