Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

Grants Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION DATE: August 2019
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, salaried, exempt
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook and school policies

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Grants Specialist will work to increase grant funding through major grant funding organizations such as United Arts of Central Florida, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and Culture Builds Florida, and through private foundations including local, regional, national and industry specific. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, self-motivated highly organized individual with proven grants writing and post award administration ability, strong writing and interpersonal skills, 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:

  • Identify, research and qualify new sources of grant funding to meet annual targets
  • Work with cross departmental colleagues to create compelling cases for support and detailed programmatic budgets
  • Oversee the creation and/or maintenance of impact measurement tools and appropriate collection and cataloging of resulting data
  • Maintain grant and proposal management calendar
  • Responsible for all post-award grants administration and stewardship, including working with departments across the organization to ensure compliance / complete all grant fulfillment program and events development, public recognition for funders, and the timely acknowledgment of and reporting on grants or sponsors
  • Works with Director of Development and Development Team to ensure all grant requirements and sponsor benefits are fulfilled
  •  Work with Director of Development to research, write, prepare, and submit assigned grant proposals. Ensure accurate tracking and reporting and maintain effective relations  with funders
  • Schedule and attend meetings with potential and existing grant funders with and without the Director of Development and/or Executive Director
  • Collaborates with Department and Program leadership, Sales & Marketing team, and other colleagues to create and promote consistent donor messaging
  • Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate, including but not limited to the Development Committee
  • Other duties as assigned including attendance at all Orlando Ballet Company performances, fundraising and cultivation events School showcases and Community
    Enrichment events as part of the larger team

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a non-profit development environment with direct
    grant writing experience
  • A proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail, in a high
    volume atmosphere under established time constraints
  •  Familiar with on-line grant management tools
  • Excellent organizational, writing, customer service, and communications skills
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office
    Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

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

TO APPLY:
Please email a resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.


Principal Teacher

DEPARTMENT: School
REPORTS TO: School Director
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION DATE: August 2019
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, year-round salaried, exempt
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook and school policies

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the School Director, the Principal Teacher will be responsible for teaching ballet classes at both the Central and South Campuses. Typical hours will include teaching 20 hours per week and 20 hours of administrative work.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach up to 20 scheduled hours, split between the South and Central Campuses
  • Lead rehearsals as needed to prepare the students for performances and competitions
  • Complete twice-yearly evaluations for assigned students
  • Create choreography for school performances as requested
  • Attend dance competitions/festivals to accompany attending students as coach
  • Consult with the School Director on a regular basis
  • Comply with all policies in the Employee Handbook and the Faculty Policies & Guidelines.
  • Be available for class substitutions throughout the year as and when needed
  • Attend school and company performances, meetings, and other events as required
  • Have dedicated office hours for parent/student meetings
  • Respond to parent questions via email/phone
  • All other duties as assigned by the School Director

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive background in classical ballet both as a performer and teacher
  • Dynamic individual who is goal oriented, adaptable to change, requires minimal supervision and has excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in team building and working with all levels of staff to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines, while also offering an inspiring presence in the studio with an ability to motivate students to excellence
  • Familiarity with Windows operating systems and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Certification

 

TO APPLY:
Please email a resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 

 


 

Production Technician

DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Director of Production
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION DATE: August 2019
POSITION STATUS: Seasonal, Full-Time for 38 weeks, salaried, exempt
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook and school policies

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

This seasonal position is full-time for 38 weeks during the period of the performance season, is salaried and exempt from overtime, reporting to the Director of Production. It is comprised of being responsible for technical production operations of Orlando Ballet.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Technical Operations:
Oversight of all physical technical operations, including –

  • Manage fabrication of all scenic, prop, and electrical practical assets as required
  • Produce all relevant technical drawings
  • Produce and distribute A/V materials as requested
  • Maintain digital archives
  • Manage all production equipment logistics
  • Drive trucks as required
  • Manage all aspects of Orlando Ballet asset rentals
  • Attend and supervise installations as required
  • Oversee the maintenance of Orlando Ballet scenic and prop inventories, with all required documentation
  • Building and maintenance of all logistics gear (road boxes)
  • When time allows, the building of outside projects in the shop
  • Additional related duties as assigned by the Director of Production.

 

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Director of Production, provide cost/feasibility analysis for new scenic designs/projects;
  • Bid projects beyond the scope of Orlando Ballet’s Shop to outside crafts people/artisans or shops
  • Responsible for monthly reporting of all expenditures, providing support documentation.
  • Maintain expense budget within boundaries of project budgets.
  • Track and report time cards for casual labor, both IA and independent contractor

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct and supervise crew in the warehouse and shop, as well as all other ballet locations
  • Direct and supervise the carpentry and props crew in the theatre and on tour.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill in all areas of scenic and prop construction (carpentry, metal work, foam, textile, scenic painting, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of stage electrics including automated lighting and ETC light console programming
  • Computer proficiency (Windows and Mac), including drafting and audio/video editing software
  • Experience managing and directing crews of varying skill levels and experience (including IA)
  • Ability to drive trucks up to 26’ in length

 

TO APPLY:
Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 

 


 

Teaching Artists

Needed for Orlando Ballet’s Community Enrichment Programs

 

Job Description:
Reporting to the Orlando Ballet Director of Community Enrichment, Teaching Artists are practicing artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts who are committed to working with young people. The Orlando Ballet STEPS program brings high-quality arts enrichment to the youth of Central Florida by working through established after-school, year round programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, City of Orlando Community Centers, Orange, Seminole and Osceola County schools as well as performing arts magnet schools.

 

Applicants must demonstrate expertise working as professional artists, a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, strong communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to facilitate group decision-making, an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and a strong attention to detail.

 

Schedule & Compensation:
This is an independent contractor position, typically during the school year, which might extend into the summer. Applicants must have availability to work during and after school hours, as well as occasional weekends and during the day in the summers, with an ability to travel throughout Central Florida to various workshop sites. Artists earn $40/hour to teach S.T.E.P.S. workshops and $10 for travel. Workshop classes are generally 1.5 hours long.
A full residency is 13 weeks ending in a student showcase and graduation ceremony.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
Planning and executing arts programming appropriate for specific age groups. Direct instruction with students in 2nd – 6th grade. Attending professional development sessions and meetings. Carrying out administrative responsibilities (such as: submission of written lesson plans, assessments, teaching schedules, program forms, and other duties as assigned).

 

Required Qualifications:
Minimum (2) years teaching artist experience and/or substantial training in Dance Education. Strong content knowledge in classical ballet, performance and stage work. Commitment to serving children in typically under-represented communities. Excellent verbal and written commutation skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with adults and children. Experience with: multiple age groups, various educational settings, working with dual language learners. Working with children with special needs is a plus.

 

Submission Procedure:
Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter and resume, or curriculum vitae, outlining relevant professional, artistic, and teaching experience.
  2. Sample lesson plan.
  3. Artistic Sample: Please share your own original, creative work in the arts discipline in which you work most frequently.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit to [email protected].

 

Acceptable artistic samples:

  • 1-2 pages of poetry or prose (DOC or PDF format)
  • 3-4 images (JPG or PDF format)
  • 2-4 Productions/performances list with descriptions, dates, venues, etc. (DOC or PDF format)
  • Links to creative portfolio and/or videos of performances online.

 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 


 

Major Gift Officer

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION DATE: May 2019
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, salaried, exempt
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook and school policies

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer will work to increase individual & corporate contributed revenue in support of Orlando Ballet with specific focus upon major gifts and sustained giving. Donor relationship management, prospect research, gift solicitation, and stewardship will comprise the primary activity for this role. The major gift officer will serve as part of the development team to leverage the company’s various constituent databases, individual giving program, annual fund, and special events to identify new prospects. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, self-motivated highly organized individual with proven fundraising ability, strong writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage data, a desire for a career in development, 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:

  • Work with Director of Development to create and maintain long-range and immediate fundraising plans (including a sustained giving program) and appropriate financial and donor relations performance metrics
  • Collaborates with Development team, Sales & Marketing team, School management team, and other colleagues to identify new or existing prospects
  • With Director of Development, creates cultivation strategy and implements cultivation of individual donors from Orlando Ballet’s patron/subscriber pool and school family database and other sources
  • Work with Director of Development and volunteer leadership to develop and manage execution of Orlando Ballet’s fundraising and cultivation events
  • Works with Director of Development to create a major gift solicitation strategy. Schedule and attend meetings with potential and existing donors with and without the Director of Development, Executive Director and / or Board Members as appropriate
  • Works with Director of Development, Development team, Marketing and sales teams to ensure all donors are properly stewarded and sponsor benefits are fulfilled
  • Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate, including but not limited to the Development Committee
  • Assist in creation of Planned Giving Program

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as philanthropic studies or nonprofit management. Certificates in fundraising may be considered with appropriate experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a development environment with direct major gift fundraising experience and demonstrated results
  • Proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail, in a fast-paced atmosphere under established time constraints
  • Familiar with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Excellent organizational, writing, customer service, and communications skills
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of work experience in a development environment with major gift fundraising experience
  • CFRE or similar professional accreditation
  • Professional background in nonprofit arts environment
  • Experience with donor management software (particularly Tessitura and DonorPerfect) and wealth screening tools

 

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

 

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 


 

Internship Opportunities

We are currently seeking interns in the following departments:

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

 

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]

 

 


School Admin Intern

 

In this role, the individual will be involved in a wide variety of school administrative tasks including but not limited to the following:

 

  • General correspondence with students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • Helping to maintain database of all OBS students; helping to research new database systems
  • Creating and organizing materials for school events
  • Assisting in the planning process for the OBS Summer Intensive
  • Interaction with staff from other organizational departments including development, finance, and marketing
  • General administrative duties such as answering phones, making copies, and filing

 

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 10-15 hours per week, including after business hours and weekends as needed

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • A desire for a career in arts administration
  • General knowledge of dance industry a plus

 

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

 

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.

 

 


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

 

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.

 

 


 

 

Assistant Stage 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.

 

 


 

 

Community Enrichment Intern

 

This position will work with the Director of Community Enrichment and will be responsible for supporting our growing central Florida training offerings. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiastic belief in Orlando Ballet’s mission and teaching methodology, a commitment to excellence, a willingness to take initiative, and the skills to work collaboratively in an open office environment. Orlando Ballet is dedicated to building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and clerical support for Orlando Ballet Community Enrichment Programs
  • Manage special projects and tasks as determined by the Director.
  • Liaise with teaching artists, site contact person, and administrative colleagues, as well as other arts education organizations
  • Answer and direct email and phone inquiries
  • Maintain project timelines, build a database of contacts, and schedules
  • Provide support to the Community Enrichment Department and the wardrobe staff as needed

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Google Drive, and social media platforms
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to track and prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience in dance, the arts, and/or education a plus
  • Pending Undergraduate degree required

 

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

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2020-21 Season Schedule coming soon!