Job Opportunities

BalletMet offers unique job opportunities to qualified individuals. Check back periodically for new listings!

Costume Department Positions

Costume Shop Assistant

The BalletMet Costumes Department is seeking qualified drapers, pattern makers, stitchers and dye artists to join their list of overhire employees. Overhire employees are hired on an ‘as needed,’ project-by-project basis, with a single project spanning anywhere from a few hours to a few months of employment. Advance warning of project start dates are given whenever possible, however employees may be contacted in emergency situations as well.

Applicants must be residents of the greater Columbus area and able to work at the BalletMet downtown studios from 9am-6pm on weekdays; those wishing to work only evenings or weekends will not be accepted. Exact employee hours are flexible according to the availability of the employee and will rarely exceed 28 hours per week. Employees on the overhire list reserve the right to turn down any work call, however those who are unable to respond positively at least 50% of the time will no longer be contacted.

Previous experience with period costuming, dance costuming or stretch construction preferred but not required. Compensation is offered commensurate to experience and skill set.

Please send resume, cover letter and references to Erin Rollins at erollins@balletmet.org.

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Dance Academy Positions

Class Accompanist

Class Accompanist

Direct report: Music Coordinator

Indirectly Reports to: Academy Manager

Job Category: Part-time, Non-exempt, hourly

BalletMet Vision: To create and foster world-class art and artists that inspire Columbus and beyond.

Mission: To entertain, engage and educate through dance.

Job Roles & Responsibilities:

Perform skilled work involving specialized musicianship in support of ballet classes. Classes would include ballet technique and pointe classes for all ages.

Responsibilities

  • Advanced piano playing
  • Sight reading and improvisational skills needed
  • Thorough knowledge of piano repertoire
  • Broad knowledge of musical styles
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to represent BalletMet in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays at our downtown Columbus location and our Worthington location.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Kathy Wilson: kwilson@balletmet.org

Tap Instructor Part-Time

BalletMet  is seeking a tap instructor for our 2017/2018 school year session and beyond. The ideal candidate would have a background in Tap.  Job requirements include teaching Tap to all ages (5-18/adult) with the goal of advancing each student’s understanding of fundamentals, technique, vocabulary, and presentation, as well as setting repertoire and creating performance choreography in multiple styles.

Our staff is made up of experienced teaching artists and educators who understand the value of professional arts training for all regardless of one’s path in life. We strive to provide serious training in a nurturing environment. We offer competitive compensation rates that recognize our instructors’ past experience and training.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years teaching experience
  • Professional performance experience a plus
  • Strong written/verbal skills which ensure healthy communications between staff and families
  • Must be willing to teach a mock class & agree to a background check as part of the hiring process

Send information to : dkamer@balletmet.org

Artistic Staff Positions

Music Coordinator

Music Coordinator

Reports to: Artistic Director

Job Category:  Full-time, Exempt, 40 hours plus/ week

BalletMet Vision:  To be recognized as an innovator of dance, embraced by our community and beyond.

Mission:  BalletMet will celebrate dance by engaging the community through quality performances, instruction, education programs and creation of new work.

Job Role:

Coordinate all music and accompanists for the company as well as academy.

Responsibilities

  • Playing for Company & Academy classes as well as rehearsals and performances as needed.
  • Coordinate scheduling and supervise accompanists.
  • Verify, edit and revise scores.
  • Work with schools and colleges to coordinate any use of their resources.
  • Engage soloists if necessary.
  • Arrange score rentals and purchases.
  • Negotiate music rights.
  • Maintain and update musical files.
  • Source recordings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Demonstrable piano and arranging skills
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Ramey at sramey@balletmet.org.