Artistic Positions

Wardrobe Assistant

Title:  Wardrobe Assistant
Reports to:  Costume & Shoe Supervisor, Wardrobe Coordinator
Job Category: Full time, Non Exempt, Seasonal

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
Work as a collaborative member of the Costume Shop and Production Department to execute the artistic vision of each show and maintain the integrity of the costume design throughout the run of the production.

Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of costume crews for all technical rehearsals & performances of professional company shows, including weekends and occasional holidays.
  • Maintaining the appearance and integrity of all aspects of costumes, hair, wigs and makeup for BalletMet professional company productions while in the theater, ensuring that the designer’s vision remains intact.
  • Execute and/or supervise of the cleaning, organizing, and repairing of all costumes and costume pieces during the run of each production.
  • Work with Wardrobe Coordinator to organize and pack costumes for shipment to and from the theater and to clean and restock costumes after the close of each production.
  • Work with Costume Shop Staff in maintaining costume storage and process outgoing costume rentals.
  • Work with Costume Shop Staff on stitching, alterations and crafts for all BalletMet productions.
  • Work with Costume Shop Staff to provide wardrobe assistance with BalletMet2 performances, BalletMet academy performances, and other BalletMet events as assigned.
  • Take part in maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Contribute to the overall success of BalletMet by maintaining productive and professional relationship with staff, company members, guest artists and the public.
  • Approach and carry out duties, as assigned above, with a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualities and Attributes

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of sewing and laundry.
  • Experience with makeup, wig application, and wig maintenance if preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 10 (Outlook, Excel, Word,) and Google docs.
  • Be able to stand/perform duties for prolonged periods, including climbing stairs.
  • Display exemplary organization and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of dance costuming is preferred but not required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Caitlin Headley, Costume & Shoe Supervisor: [email protected]

Dance Academy Positions

Student Division & Trainee Faculty

Title: Student Division Faculty
Reports to: Academy Director
Job Category: Full time, various hours and days

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 and Responsibilities:

  • Advance student understanding of movement, dance and performance
  • Teach student artists using the BalletMet Syllabus
  • Communicate with parents and staff as directed by the Academy Director and/or Academy Manager
  • Contribute to the overall success of BalletMet by maintaining a productive and professional relationship with staff, company members, guest artists, students, Academy families and the public
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • Team player
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional ballet dancer experience
  • 2-5 years of ballet teaching having experience with students age 10-20 years old.
  • Experience teaching ballet variations and repertoire
  • Capable to stage and modify sections and pieces of classical repertoire
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to remain flexible and supportive at all times
  • Positive attitude
  • Professional experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

BalletMet’s hiring process will include a background check of the candidate and a demonstration of the teacher’s abilities.

Send resume and information to Kathy Wilson at [email protected].

Modern Dance Instructor

BalletMet is seeking a Modern Dance instructor. Job requirements include teaching Modern Dance and Modern Dance Composition to our Intermediate, Advanced and Trainee Program students 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 resume and information to Kathy Wilson at [email protected].

Class Accompanist

Direct report: Music Coordinator
Indirectly Reports to: Academy Manager
Job Category: Part-time, Non-exempt, hourly

VisionTo create and foster world-class art and artists that inspire Columbus and beyond.
Mission: To entertain, engage and educate through dance.

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: [email protected]

Tap Instructor

BalletMet is seeking a tap instructor. 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 resume and information to Kathy Wilson at [email protected].

Children's Division Faculty

The BalletMet Academy is seeking part-time faculty for its children division classes.

Reports to: Academy Director and Children’s Division Coordinator
Job Category: Part time, various hours and days.

Responsibilities:

  • Advance student understanding of movement, dance and performance
  • Teach student artists using the BalletMet Syllabus
  • Communicate with parents and staff as directed by the Academy Director and/or
    Academy Manager
  • Contribute to the overall success of BalletMet by maintaining a productive and
    professional relationship with staff, company members, guest artists, students, Academy families and the public

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • 2-5 years of dance teaching experience with students age 3-8 years old
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to remain flexible and supportive at all times
  • Positive attitude

BalletMet’s hiring process will include a background check of the candidate and a demonstration of the teacher’s abilities.

Send resume and information to: Kathy Wilson at [email protected]

Education Positions

Dance Teachers

BalletMet is committed to principles of Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusivity.

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching dance to elementary- high school students during the school year. Eligible candidates should have experience teaching in public schools and/or private studios working with a variety of age groups.  Teachers need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. Experience with developing curriculum, lesson plans and assessment protocol is a plus. Applicants should possess a desire to share the art of dance with the community.  A degree in dance or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Specialization in a variety of dance styles is encouraged.  Work hours are primarily during school hours. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Teachers are considered contract labor. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Teacher

  • Receive training in curriculum writing and professional development
  • Free tickets to BalletMet performances
  • Free dance classes at BalletMet’s Dance Academy
  • Connection with the community and the larger dance field

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:  BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Elle Pierman or email documents to: [email protected]

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Hip Hop or Afro-fusion Dance Teachers

BalletMet is committed to principles of Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusivity.

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching dance to middle and high school students during the school day throughout the school year. Eligible candidates should have experience teaching in public schools and/or private studios working with a variety of age groups.  Teachers need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. Experience with developing curriculum, lesson plans and assessment protocol is a plus. Applicants should possess a desire to share the art of dance with the community.  A degree in dance or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Specialization in a variety of dance styles is encouraged.  Work hours are primarily during school hours. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Teachers are considered contract labor. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Teacher

  • Receive training in curriculum writing and professional development
  • Free tickets to BalletMet performances
  • Free dance classes at BalletMet’s Dance Academy
  • Connection with the community and the larger dance field

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Elle Pierman or email documents to: [email protected]

 

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Yoga Teachers

BalletMet is committed to principles of Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusivity.

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education and Community Engagement Department Faculty for a position teaching yoga to high school or junior high students 5 days per week during the 2021-2022 school year. Eligible candidates should have experience teaching adults and teens and hold at least a 200 hour certification in Yoga. Proof of certification is required.  Experience and training in teaching iRest® meditation is preferred. A background in dance is a plus. Applicants should possess a desire to share their work with the community. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Teachers are considered contract labor. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Teacher

  • Receive training and professional development
  • Free tickets to BalletMet performances
  • Free dance classes at BalletMet’s Dance Academy
  • Connection and service within the community

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Elle Pierman or email documents to: [email protected]

 

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.