Job Opportunities

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

Dance Academy Positions

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

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

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.

Admin Positions

Company Manager

Reports to: Artistic Director, Director of Production

Job Category:  Full-time, Year Round, Exempt, Salary

Job Roles & Responsibilities:

Work in close collaboration with Artistic Staff, Production Staff and Company Dancers on all aspects of the organization that relate to the Company Dancers. Create and maintain daily Company Dancer schedules. Organize accommodations and hospitality for guests related to Productions. Arrange travel and accommodations for tours as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Artistic Staff to create and distribute Dancer daily schedules to include rehearsals, performances, costume fittings, special events, marketing needs etc.
  • Act as point person for matters involving company dancers (i.e. sick days, medical appointments, reimbursements, lost time) and ensure that all parties involved are properly communicated with and maintain up to date tracking of dancer time off.
  • Act as the liaison between all other Departments and the Dancers to schedule things such as photo shoots, video shoots, interviews, special appearances, letter writing, events such as Night at the Barre, etc.
  • Assist with communication between Artistic department and OSU Sports Medicine.
  • Communicate with and coordinate all travel accommodations, per diem, housing, ground transportation, etc. for visiting artists and for company personnel while on tour as needed.
  • Be at the studios or theatres anytime dancers are called providing access for the dancers into the building, addressing concerns, locking the Performance Space and other tasks that pertain to company access.
  • Work with the Executive Director to facilitate acquisition of USCIS work visas and permits for visiting artists and company artists.
  • Create and maintain contact lists for all related artists, venues and vendors as it pertains to the artistic department.
  • Maintain Choreographer manuals, tour/city packets, welcome packets and show/tour related rosters.
  • Create, maintain and distribute a travel schedule reflecting all BalletMet related guest and staff travel.
  • Maintain dancer communication through upkeep of company call boards, mail boxes and e-mail communication.
  • Organize and run the beginning-of-year company meeting and participate in other Company Meetings throughout the year.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled Production/Artistic meetings.
  • Have working knowledge of AGMA agreement and be the first point of contact for dancers’ AGMA concerns.
  • Invite guests (choreographers, designers, etc.) to opening night dinner, get their dinner order, and arrange for their comp tickets.
  • Organize & deliver opening night gifts for creative team.
  • Distribute and maintain the Dancer Work Weeks spreadsheet.
  • Act as liaison with the Artistic and Marketing departments regarding the playbill, including getting bios & casting layouts from guests, making sure deadlines are met, and proofreading.
  • Seek out and maintain relationships for guest housing/accommodations.
  • Work with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to seek out tour opportunities for the company.
  • Assist Executive Director with contract creation and processing for Artistic department.
  • 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.

Requirements

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience in the professional field of Dance or like experience
    • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Experience with AGMA contracts a plus
    • Touring experience a plus

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Jamie Lara at jlara@balletmet.org.

Education Positions

Yoga Teacher

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching yoga to high school students 5 days per week, two classes per day during the 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.  A background in dance is preferred. Teachers need to be organized, responsible, collaborative and energetic. 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 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: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Accompanists

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Accompanist roster. Eligible candidates should have a desire to play in public schools and/or studios working with a variety of age groups.  Accompanists need to be organized, responsible, and energetic. A degree in music or a related field and /or performance experience is required. Work hours are primarily during school hours but may include some evenings. This is a part-time, non-salaried position. Reliable transportation and a background check are required.

Benefits of being a BalletMet Accompanist

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

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:  BalletMet, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attn: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.