Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

Orlando Ballet is hiring for the following positions:

School Business Manager 

DEPARTMENT: Orlando Ballet School
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, exempt from overtime
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 Business Manager will have strong leadership and organizational skills to manage, develop, promote, and significantly expand Orlando Ballet’s school, which currently has 2 school locations and a $2.3 million annual budget.
General Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day oversight of all operational components of Orlando Ballet School (“OBS”)
  • Create a staffing plan and hire a strong team of professionals and volunteers to successfully implement management of OBS and manage School administrative staff across two locations
  • Together with the artistic staff of OBS, schedule studio time across entire OBS system ensuring maximization of capacity and revenues while maintaining the highest quality training
  • Together with Artistic Director of OBS, create annual Business Plan and drive doubling of school size over next five years
  • Drive expansion of OBS into new areas of dance training
  • Create/oversee checks and balances, policies and procedures
  • Coordinate school administrative staff’s involvement in all special events and performances
  • Assist in the coordination of parent volunteers for school functions, daily activities and performances
  • Work with Controller to track employee time sheets, vacation and comp-time days and related issues
  • Coordinate with professional ballet company management departments and goals

 

Financial Management:

  • Create and ensure implementation of annual budget
  • Create necessary projection and tracking reports

 

Management of Year-Round Programs:
•Work with Registrar to oversee registration process for year-round programs including management of the online registration system
• Work with marketing team to fill programs and meet financial goals
• Coordinate with marketing team on all communication to students, parents and staff
• Receive reports pertinent to business management from satellite locations and for all programs
• Serve as the advisor to all OBS international students and serve as the Designated School Official for the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS)
• Research and develop potential new programs and offerings including earned income opportunities and outreach programs
• Work with Director of Community Enrichment to oversee all outreach programs
• Administer the various scholarship and trade programs offered by OBS including developing the application process, reviewing applicants’ confidential financial data, convening the scholarship committee, communicating award decisions, and maintaining accurate records
• Work with School Director, Director of Community Enrichment , and Development team to identify funding opportunities for educational and outreach programs, assist with funding applications, collect evaluation data, and complete funding reports as needed

 

Management of School Performances:
• Manage the ordering and distribution of costumes
• Work with marketing team to coordinate promotional efforts and ticket sales
• Work with Technical Director to coordinate with venue
• Coordinate with photographer and videographer
• Design and print programs
• Manage backstage volunteers
• Work backstage during performance

 

Qualifications:
• Arts Management, Business, or related college degree required
• 5+ years of business management and customer service experience required
• Proficient in Microsoft Office with database management experience required, experience in ACTIVE software a plus

 

Desired Skills:
Skills required are scheduling, budgeting, operations management, financial management, customer service, and general management. This individual must coordinate, motivate and oversee individuals at all school locations. Additionally, he/she must work with volunteers and parents toward achieving school objectives. 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. A commitment to customer service is necessary with demonstrated ability to solve problems. Multilingual skills are appreciated, but not required.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter and resume 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.

 


 

 

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.

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