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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. 

Director of Ballet West Academy

Title: Director of Ballet West Academy
Reports to: Ballet West Artistic Director and Ballet West Executive Director
Date Issued: February 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Director of the Ballet West Academy is responsible for the daily operations of The Ballet West Academy as well as long term strategic planning, scheduling, curriculum development, and classroom instruction. This position will manage and direct all full-time and hourly BW Academy faculty, musicians and  administrators, as well as volunteers, parents, and parent associations towards achieving both artistic and financial program objectives as laid out by Ballet West Artistic and Executive Directors. This position will in addition act as the primary recruiter of students nationally and internationally.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Programs, Productions, and Curriculum
•    Develops dance curriculum and provides resources for teachers as well as develops and oversees instructional content relating to dance in coordination with faculty and the Ballet West Artistic Director across all disciplines.
•    Lead all artistic endeavors for BWA, including but not limited to Academy performances in partnership with the BW Artistic Director and Director of Production, ballet selection, recruitment of dancers, hiring of associated contract artists (lighting, stage management, choreographers, and wardrobe), selection of productions including sets, costumes, and choreography.
•    Teaches dance classes, coaches students, choreographs BW Academy productions.
•    Develops and oversees long range plans for the strategic development of the Ballet West Academy
•    Prepares class schedules, calendars, recitals, and curriculum changes; recommends library content as needed.
•    Advises on a regular basis, BW Artistic Director and BW Artistic Staff on student development and possible future placement.
•    Coordinates with BW Artistic Director and Artistic Staff on student involvement in BW Company productions.

Business, Management, and Administration
•    Creates and manages the BWA budget and budget-related tasks as directed by the BW Executive Director. Monitors and reports on the BWA budget to ensure that income goals are met and expense line items managed.
•    Advises new and continuing students; Holds regular office hours; Performs tasks related to student admissions, transfer, and student/program assessment.
•    Responds to student appeals, complaints, and issues according to policy and standard operating procedures; Serves as a liaison for parents, students, and artistic staff, communicating pertinent information to BW Academy parents, students, faculty, musicians, and administrative Staff.
•    Supervises and evaluates all program faculty, musicians, and staff; Mentors faculty; Recruits and hires faculty, student assistants, and graduate assistants; and leads program reviews.
•    Negotiates contracts, hires, and supervises BWA faculty, musicians, and staff.
•    Coordinates all volunteers and BWA faculty & staff.
•    Maintains consistency in BWA policies as they relate to overall Ballet West policies and procedures.
•    Prepares program brochure content and web site content and updates as requested; Collaborates with Marketing Department to ensure content accuracy and timeliness.
•    Gathers data and prepares detailed documents and reports as needed.
•    Provides feedback regarding faculty performance to the Ballet West Artistic Director and Executive Director.
•    Represents the BWA at functions and for press purposes.
•    Serves on or chairs committees, as appropriate.
•    Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Artistic Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position supervises BW Academy Faculty, Musicians, Staff, volunteers, interns, and parent associations.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Attends regularly scheduled management meetings.
•    Participates in programmatic marketing efforts, as requested.
•    Represents BWA nationally and internationally as needed through endeavors including but not limited to dance competition coaching and judging.

Core Competencies: Standardized job requirements for an individual to properly perform this job.

Integrity – Demonstrates honesty and ethical practices in all work-related activities according to policies and procedures with or without supervision.
Accountability – Takes ownership for deliverables and actions and contributes value to the organization.
Communication Effectiveness – Conveys thoughts and ideas effectively through written and verbal communication, listens for understanding, and is able to give and receive constructive feedback.
Collaboration and Support of Diversity – Works effectively with others to achieve a shared goal and puts the interest of the organization above one’s own.
Customer Service (Internal/External) – Makes the internal/external customer central to all thinking and consistently creates value for the internal/external customer.
Results Driven and Solution Oriented – Consistently delivers results that meet or exceed expectations and identifies problems early while taking appropriate action to minimize work disruptions.
Organizational Knowledge – Expands knowledge of the organization beyond one’s immediate unit/department to support the mission and core values of the Center.
Self Awareness and Personal Development – Understands the impact of one’s own actions on the organization and others and demonstrates desire, drive, and responsibility to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform job more effectively.
Provides Leadership – Demonstrates ability to create a positive working environment that inspires commitment to achieving organizational goals and values.
Business Practices – Utilizes methods that result in effective business operations, including budget planning and management, input on strategic planning and implementation to meet deliverables (as appropriate), risk management, and adapting to changes to maintain business continuity.
Resource Management – Strategically utilizes resources, including human, financial, knowledge, data, and technology.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
•    Expertise in producing, choreographing, or staging professional ballet productions.
•    Extensive knowledge of dance education (course of study, syllabus, and style), business, and production practices.
•    Demonstrated experience with setting, monitoring, and managing of a budget of more than $1 million.
•    Demonstrated ability to successfully staff and manage a team by utilizing effective recruitment practices, coaching and mentoring staff, providing feedback, and acting with professionalism and the highest level of business ethics to lead by example.
•    Strong organizational, multi tasking, assessment, and planning skills.
•    Experience with establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with administrators, educators, artists, children, and parents.
•    Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel

Education and Work Experience:
•    College degree in dance or arts administration preferred but not required.
•    Equivalent work experience as a dance educator, professional performing career, and/or choreographer may be substituted.
•    Administrative, teaching, and/or choreography/performance and dance presenting experience required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the entire body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials (such as props, costumes, etc.). The employee is frequently required to walk or stand; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear (required for performance, teaching, listening to music, choreography, etc.).

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

•    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

Patron Service Advisor

SUMMARY

The Ballet West Patron Service Advisor will be responsible for taking inbound orders and making outbound calls, while providing exceptional customer service, in assisting patrons with season and single ticket orders, including ticket purchases, exchanges,  and group orders. The Patron Service Advisor will also be responsible for actively up-selling with the goal of increasing Ballet West subscriptions and donations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Patron Service Advisor include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Sell and process ticket packages and single tickets over the phone and in person via Tessitura Ticketing System
  • Solicit donations/ season tickets via inbound/outbound phone calls
  • Help meet pre-determined goals for ticket sales, promotions and contributions
  • Follow-up with clients
  • Identify potential group and corporate sale prospects
  • Help maintain complete and accurate customer records
  • Assist in preparing direct mail projects
  • Work events and shows

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates should have prior customer service experience; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; high level of professionalism and grace under pressure; courteous attitude and strong listening skills; willingness to take a high volume of inbound calls and numerous outbound calls with a high energy level; commitment to setting and achieving goals; strong desire to succeed; excellent phone and computer skills; ability to learn and use Tessitura Ticketing Systems. Passion for the arts is desired.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience in customer relations in a ticket office environment and familiarity with the Tessitura Ticketing System, experience in telemarketing/telefunding and a background in dance or arts is preferred but not required. High School Diploma required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel locally. Due to the nature of Ballet West’s business (performing arts organization) work requires employee to be available to work after hours and some weekends. 

COMPENSATION

$10 per hour base, plus bonuses; incentives. Ballet West is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 20-29 hours per week (limited hours June and July). 

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.