Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

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.

 


 

Digital Marketing/Data Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, exempt
BENEFITS: All standard in coordination with employee handbook

 

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Digital Marketing/Data Specialist manages all of Orlando Ballet’s social media accounts by implementing strategies and tactics that grow followers, engage and retain them, and help convert them into sales, students and subscribers. The right candidate should have command of best practices and trends in social media marketing, enjoy being creative, understand how to both build and convert a digital audience and know how to prove ROI.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread both our brand and our content.
  • Monitor and measure growth of follower count across digital channels.
  • Brainstorm campaign or giveaway ideas to engage audiences.
  • Pinpoint key influencers we can leverage for sales and brand awareness.
  • Run regular social promotions and campaigns, such as giveaways, and track their success.
  • Foster relationships with key influencers on social media and coordinate campaigns with them to increase brand awareness and drive sales from their followers.
  • Work with Director of Marketing on paid campaigns and flighting.
  • Create monthly and quarterly social media calendars for all departments.
  • Collect, track, and analyze data to assist all departments in accomplishing set goals.
  • Work with various parts of the organization to ensure that goals are met for all departments.
  • Additional day-to-day tasks include: Responding to inquiries in inboxes across channels, actively engaging with comments left on posts, user generated content and monitoring hashtag usage and overall brand perception

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of social media management
  • Proven track record of building engagement and followers in previous roles
  • Intermediate or advanced experience with Facebook and Instagram
  • Vigorous attention to detail in areas such as proofreading
  • Excellent communication (written, oral, interpersonal) and grammar skills
  • Proven self-starter with ability to juggle priorities and manage expectations
  • Team player who maintains composure and kindness in high pressure and fast-paced situations
  • Google Analytics knowledge. Certification is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant studies, preferably in advertising, marketing or business fields

 

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]g. 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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