Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

Head Carpenter

DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director & Executive Director
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION STATUS: Full time, Exempt
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:

The Technical Director will oversee all technical aspects of the Company’s mainstage productions, manage the production budget, supervise the production crew, and advance all shows with venues for at home and touring.

 

In-House and In-Theatre Responsibilities:

  • Create tech schedule with Production Stage Manager.
  • Help Stage Manager set up rehearsal space, if needed (scenery, audio and video).
  • Help load and unload Company equipment at warehouse.
  • Provide the hang plot and ground plans (digitally drafted to our stage) for existing productions.
  • Organize any possible rentals of lighting equipment, sets, flooring, etc.
  • Supervise load-in and load-out of Company equipment into and out of theatres.
  • Help install set and décor: soft goods, scenery, etc.
  • Work to ensure overall technical quality and consistency of all Company performances
  • Supervise local crew (and touring staff), overall liaison with Presenter and venue, resolve any contract-related issues.

 

Technical-Current and New Works:

  • Schedule and lead design and creative meetings. Draft and distribute notes.
  • Create scenic drawings to send to shop(s) for build
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and pricing.
  • Engage and contract designers. Coordinate designer schedules.
  • Ensure that new works are built to be tour-able and within budget
  • Research and bid equipment, scenery, and services for new works
  • Create preliminary technical requirements prior to premiere
  • Create and maintain technical rider

 

Finance & Administrative:     

  • Develop and control production expense budget
  • Review and track all production expenditures.
  • Receive, review, process, and ensure timely payment of invoices from vendors
  • Coordinate timing and priority of production payables with Controller. Maintain weekly expense projection worksheet.
  • Review and approve all production department check requests, petty cash, and credit card reports.
  • Generate check requests and track payment for over hire crew and reimbursements for all production staff.
  • Hire and schedule over hire crew. Draft and execute over hire crew contracts.
  • Maintain Company storage facility.
  • Rent and drive cars or trucks needed for Company activities.
  • Run production-related errands as required.
  • Gather and archive all production plans for past tour dates.

 

All other duties as assigned by the Artistic Director or Executive Director.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in production/technical-related role in the performing arts field, with experience supervising a crew
  • Knowledge of rigging, lighting, sound, and projection equipment and safety standards an asset.
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to fulfill physical requirements such as lifting and working at heights
  • A proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail, in a high volume atmosphere under established time and budgetary constraints
  • Familiarity with Windows and MAC operating systems, basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

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]

 

 


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 kfabi[email protected]. Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

 

 


 

 

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].