Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

Development Coordinator

HOURS: Full time, non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Development

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will work to increase contributed revenue for Orlando Ballet by supporting all development activity including maintaining the company’s donor database, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, highly organized individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to analyze data, a desire for a career in development for the performing arts, and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accept, record, and acknowledge donations made by individuals
  • Maintain donor database to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Identify and cultivate individual donors from Orlando Ballet’s patron/subscriber pool
  • Create, promote, and execute digital fundraising appeals on various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Assist in executing direct appeal fundraising campaigns (including the United Arts Collaborative Campaign)
  • Work with the development team to:
    – Research, write, prepare, and submit grant proposals. Ensure accurate tracking and reporting and maintain effective relations with funders.
    – Serve as team lead to execute Orlando Ballet’s fundraising, donor recognition and cultivation events
    – Serve as team lead / primary point of contact for third part fundraising initiatives
    – Create and maintain long-range and immediate fundraising plans (including a tiered individual giving program)
    – Help identify and recruit volunteers and committee members to assist in supporting development initiatives
    – Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate, including but not limited to the Orlando Ballet Ambassadors Committee (Young Professionals focus)

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a nonprofit development environment
  • A proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail, in a high volume atmosphere under established time constraints
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Excellent organizational, writing, customer service, and communications skills
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

Preferred Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, philanthropic studies or event management
  • Professional background in nonprofit arts environment
  • Experience with donor management software (particularly Tessitura and DonorPerfect)

 

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter for this position to [email protected]. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 

 


 

A CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

Diversity, equality and inclusion are crucial to the arts because they sustain, refresh, replenish and release the true potential of artistic talent – from every background. The diverse nature of Orlando’s population offers unique opportunities for artistic collaboration and a culturally rich workforce. Continued expansion of Community Enrichment programs to create access to entertainment and education for underserved youth, and children and adults with varying special needs is ongoing. Orlando Ballet School is also significantly broadening class offerings to present opportunities for aspiring dancers of all levels of experience, adding classes for those with limited mobility, and more.

Orlando Ballet has an established Hispanic Development Committee, Chaired by Lizette Valarino, that has been working to include the Hispanic Community at every level of our work. With the support of United Arts, Orlando Ballet put on a special free Orlando Ballet Social hosted by Proyecto Somos Orlando. Their clients, representing the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities, enjoyed a special performance and mingled with our Company Dancers and staff. Orlando Ballet also partnered with the Osceola Star to present a free Orlando Ballet Social for the Osceola Arts Community located in Kissimmee (Kissimmee has a population of 63,392 and 55% of the population speaks Spanish, compared to a Florida average of 20%, source: (http://www.areavibes.com/kissimmee-fl/demographics/).

 

Orlando Ballet entertains, educates, and enriches through the highest quality of dance. We can only achieve this if we make a commitment to promoting and embedding diversity which reflects the Central Florida population throughout our work and workforce.

Orlando Ballet strives to enrich the work we do by embracing a wide range of diverse influences and practices within our team. We believe this will help us address challenges and opportunities in audience development, public engagement, and leadership.

Internship Opportunities

We are currently seeking interns in the following departments:

  • Development
  • Box Office
  • Admin/Finance
  • Marketing
  • School Administration

 

Preference will be given to college juniors and seniors and any Master’s degree candidates.

Students will assist Orlando Ballet’s administration team with several projects and be exposed to various aspects of the internal processes of a non-profit business. This is an unpaid internship.

Please mail resume and letter of interest to:

Orlando Ballet, Inc.

Attn: HR Dept.

3751 Maguire Blvd, Suite 111
Orlando, FL 32803

 

You may also email your resume and letter of interest to: [email protected]

 

 


Development Intern (Event Planning)

 

In this role, the individual will be involved in a wide variety of event planning activities including but not limited to the following:

 

  • Work with the Orlando Ballet Development Department to plan our signature fundraising events included the Nutcracker Tea and the 18-19 Season Opening Gala
  • Coordinate closely with vendors for catering, venue, audio visual, décor, etc.
  • Help to ensure that guest expectations for set-up, service and flow are delivered in an exceptional manner
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work 12-20 hours per week, including after business hours and weekends as needed

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Hospitality or Event Management program
  • Experience creating Banquet Event Orders (BEO s)
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Prior event coordination experience
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen
  • A desire for a career in fundraising or event management

 

Required Education:

  • Currently enrolled, or graduated within 6 months of the start date of this internship, as a junior or higher, in an accredited college/university earning a degree in Hospitality, Marketing/Sales, or a related major

 

 


 

 

Assistant State Management Intern (Production & Wardrobe)

 

The Internship program at Orlando Ballet is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Orlando Ballet’s mission. Interns will play a unique role in the organization by supporting functions in the production and wardrobe departments.

The Assistant Stage Management Internship provides a professional experience essential to anyone building his or her portfolio. Working side-by-side with Orlando Ballet’s Production Stage Manager, you will become an integral part in supporting the production process as the Assistant Stage Manager. You will have the unique opportunity to:

 

  1. Work with Orlando Ballet company and school as well as work at the award-winning Dr Philips Performing Arts Center, Bob Carr Theatre, and other venues;
  2. Participate in production meetings, attend rehearsals, and performances;
  3. Gain experience in all aspects of stage management via generating paperwork and managing technical cueing backstage;
  4. Have unique access to industry professionals from all theatrical organizations worldwide through networking;
  5. Gain practice in cue calling for dance and reading scores

 

Required Qualifications for All Internships:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field (i.e., theatre, production, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Familiarity with both Windows and MAC operating systems, basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to hit the ground running and take initiative to assist wherever needed.
  • Ability to follow instructions well and have patience.
  • Familiarity with and affinity for the arts, specifically ballet and/or dance.

 

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter for this position to [email protected]. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 

 


 

 

Wardrobe Production Intern (Production & Wardrobe)

 

The Internship program at Orlando Ballet is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Orlando Ballet’s mission. Interns will play a unique role in the organization by supporting functions in the production and wardrobe departments.

No sewing experience necessary! The Wardrobe Production Internship is primarily an administrative role which also provides hands-on experience assisting the Wardrobe department in the following duties:

 

  1. Assisting in pre-production and theatre during rehearsals, tech, and run of show;
  2. Assisting Wardrobe with uploading and inventory of costume design photos;
  3. Assisting with costume fittings if needed;
  4. Transporting of wardrobe needs to rehearsal facility and theatre;
  5. Assisting with administrative responsibilities including coordination schedules and managing communication between departments.

 

Required Qualifications for All Internships:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary education in a related field (i.e., theatre, production, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Familiarity with both Windows and MAC operating systems, basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to hit the ground running and take initiative to assist wherever needed.
  • Ability to follow instructions well and have patience.
  • Familiarity with and affinity for the arts, specifically ballet and/or dance.

 

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter for this position to [email protected]. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Auditions

Company Auditions

(See below for details)

For audition information, please contact Katherine Fabian at [email protected].