Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:



DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Managing Director
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt
COMPENSATION: $50,000-60,000 (commensurate with experience)
BENEFITS: All standard full-time benefits in coordination with employee handbook (including group health insurance, paid time off and paid holidays)


Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Controller will be responsible for all day-to-day accounting responsibilities for the organization. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, self-motivated highly organized individual, with the ability to manage data and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting Operations: Execute and manage the daily accounting operations including accounts payable/receivable for the entire organization, input into Quickbooks Online, running reports as needed, and making regular bank deposits. With input from Managing Director, establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, procedures, and other internal controls.
  • Payroll:Process payroll in third party payroll system on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Bank Reconciliations:Reconcile all bank accounts on a monthly basis. Complete a daily review of account balances and reconciliation of general checking account to Cash Flow document.
  • Financial Statements: Produce Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, and other required reports on a monthly and as-needed basis. Assist Managing Director in preparing a narrative to go with the Financials to answer the most frequently asked questions on each report.
  • Cash Flow:Ensure that cash flow projections are updated on a regular basis. Work with Managing Director to project cash flow over the course of the fiscal year.
  • Annual Budget: With input from each department head, assist the Managing Director in preparing annual budget. Input Budget into QuickBooks. Work with Managing Director and department heads to regularly monitor progress toward meeting annual budget goals and project year-end income and expenses.
  • Grants:Work with development department to complete any finance and budget-related requests for various grant applications and/or reports.
  • Annual Outside Audit:Prepare all aspects of Orlando Ballet’s finances for annual audit.
  • Annual Work-Comp and General Liability Audits: Prepare all aspects of Orlando Ballet’s finances and records for annual audits.
  • Taxes: Obtain W-9’s from any subcontractors and complete 1099’s at the end of the year and file appropriate form(s) including form 1096 with the IRS. Complete and file other required local, state, and national taxes, including but not limited to sales tax, unemployment taxes, property taxes, etc.


All other duties as assigned by the Managing Director or Executive Director


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in accounting with direct experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll
  • A proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail, in a high volume atmosphere under established time constraints
  • Familiarity with Windows operating systems, basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel), and experience working in accounting software


Preferred Qualifications:     

  • Experience working in a not-for-profit environment
  • Experience working in Quickbooks and/or Quickbooks Online



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



School Administrator (South Campus)

DEPARTMENT: Orlando Ballet School
REPORTS TO: School Business Manager
POSITION DATE: September 2017
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt from over-time
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook and school policies


The Orlando Ballet School exists to enrich the lives of children, train the next generation of artists, and build future audiences. The School Administrator provides essential support to Orlando Ballet School’s daily operations, administration and customer service. As a fundamental part of the School’s administration, the School Administrator reports to the School Business Manager and works closely with the School Principal for the South Campus.

The School Administrator is the primary contact for parents, students, faculty, and staff at the South Campus. He/she will maintain a positive, comfortable environment in the school. Paramount to this position is to develop and maintain positive relations with parents and students and assist in enrolling and retaining prospective and existing customers.


Studio Administration:

  • Serve as the first line of communication and foster positive relationships with existing and prospective families; provide ongoing support for clients and staff; respond to inquiries and needs in a timely manner by phone, email and in-person.
  • Maintain student attendance records, schedule make-up classes, and sign in/out forms.
  • Schedule placement auditions for prospective students and communicate results.
  • Collect and record payment for drop-in classes, merchandise, placement, tuition, and auditions.
  • Administrate adult and community classes and related transactions.
  • Identify, train, and coordinate part-time Administrators, Trade Parents and/or volunteers as needed.


Daily Operation:

  • Handle office management needs including ordering office supplies, maintain and post collateral materials, bulletin boards and office equipment (printer, computer, phone system).
  • Use studio management software to maintain, monitor, and report on accounts.
  • Support events (Open House, Parent Observation Week, Showcases) and other Orlando Ballet events and activities as requested.
  • Ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of the South Campus, monitoring and reporting facility maintenance and IT concerns as needed.


Administrative Support:

  • Assist with weekly/bi-weekly/monthly financial tracking and reconciliation
  • Facilitate bi-weekly payroll process for South Campus employees
  • Support both internal and customer communications including calendars, emails, and signage
  • Assist with promoting, contracting and reporting studio rental
  • Attend administrative meetings
  • Other job-related assignments as required



  • 2+ years of prior administrative and customer service experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with database management experience required, experience in ACTIVE software a plus


Desired Skills:     

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, proactive and demonstrate a pleasant, helpful attitude at all times in order to support the Orlando Ballet School and maintain smooth operations in a busy work environment.  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required as is the ability to manage multiple priorities, while maintaining a professional demeanor and work as a member of a team.  Must be enthusiastic about arts/dance education and have sensitivity and a caring attitude toward children and their parents.



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





Pro-active steps that Orlando Ballet is taking to champion diversity include:

Diversity and equality are crucial to the arts because they sustain, refresh, replenish and release the true potential of our artistic talent – from every background. Orlando’s population’s diverse nature offers unique opportunities for artistic collaborations and a rich workforce.

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’s 2017/18 season’s finale includes a major new artistic collaboration between Orlando Ballet’s acclaimed Artistic Director, Robert Hill and the singer Sisaundra Lewis. Sisaundra Lewis is well known internationally, having risen to stardom and gaining global recognition after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on NBC’s ‘The Voice!’ Lewis grew up in Lake Hamilton, Florida singing in her father’s church. She is of African American, Gullah and Nigerian descent. Orlando Ballet is planning an audience development marketing campaign during 2017/18 to promote this exciting new ballet, featuring Sisaundra Lewis, to Orlando and the wider Florida, African American communities.


Orlando Ballet’s mission is to entertain, educate and enrich the cultural growth throughout our community 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


Company Auditions for the 2018-19 Season

Orlando Ballet is holding open auditions for classically trained dancers with performance experience who are interested in joining the professional company. Dancers are required to bring a headshot and resume to the audition. We do NOT accept DVD auditions or make alternate arrangements for absentee auditions. (See below for details)

Company Audition in NYC at ABT 890 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

February 24, 2018

Registration 3pm

Audition 3:30pm-5pm

Company Audition in Orlando at Loch Haven Studios 610 N Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

March 11, 2018

Registration 11:30am

Audition 12pm-1:30pm



Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but not required. Online pre-registration closes the Wednesday prior to the audition. The audition fee is $30 for pre-registered dancers, or $40 on the day of the audition payable by cash or check.


Register Here