Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

Philanthropy Manager

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION DATE: September 2020
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 Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Manager will work to increase individual & corporate contributed revenue in support of Orlando Ballet with specific focus upon individual giving, annual fund, stewardship, and special events. 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:

  • Collaborates with Philanthropy Coordinator, Sales & Marketing team, and other colleagues to create and promote consistent donor messaging
  • Collaborates with Philanthropy team, Sales & Marketing team, School management team, Director of Community Enrichment, and other colleagues to identify new or existing prospects for all funding streams
  • With Director of Philanthropy and Deputy Director of Philanthropy, creates cultivation strategy and implements cultivation of individual donors from Orlando Ballet’s patron/subscriber pool and school family database and other sources
  • All members of the Philanthropy team will oversee a prospect portfolio (levels and size of portfolios to be established)
  • Work with Philanthropy Coordinator to execute direct appeal fundraising campaigns, including but not limited to the United Arts Collaborative Campaign
  • Works with Philanthropy team to ensure all donor and sponsor benefits are fulfilled
  • Work with Director of Philanthropy and Deputy Director of Philanthropy to ensure accurate tracking and reporting and maintain effective relations with funders
  • Work with Director of Philanthropy and volunteer leadership to develop and manage execution of Orlando Ballet’s fundraising and cultivation events, including leadership of the Ballet Ball committee
  • Manage event committees and affinity groups (i.e., Orlando Ballet Young Ambassadors) to ensure meaningful engagement for members
  • Work with Director of Philanthropy to create and maintain long-range and immediate fundraising plans and appropriate financial and donor relations performance metrics
  • Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate, including but not limited to the Stewardship Committee

 

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 event management experience and demonstrated results
  • Proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail and flexibility, 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
  • Experience with donor management software (particularly Tessitura and DonorPerfect) and wealth screening tools

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of work experience in a development environment with major gift fundraising and event management experience
  • Professional background in nonprofit arts environment

 

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter 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.

600 N. Lake Formosa Drive
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.

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