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 2019/2020 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 resume and information to: Pat Short at pshort@balletmet.org

Children’s Division Faculty

The BalletMet Academy is seeking part-time faculty for it’s children division classes.

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

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

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 kwilson@balletmet.org

Student Division Faculty

The BalletMet Academy is currently hiring faculty for it’s student division.

Title: Student Division Faculty
Reports to: Academy Director

Job Category: Part time, various hours and days

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

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • 2-5 years of dance teaching experience with students age 8-14 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
  • Professional experience preferred

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

Email resumes to kwilson@balletmet.org

Education Faculty and Staff Positions

Dance Teacher

BalletMet is seeking to increase its Education Department Faculty for a position teaching dance to elementary 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. 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 but may include some weekends or evenings. 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: Ambre Emory-Maier, Director of Education or email documents to: aemory-maier@balletmet.org

BalletMet is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Positions

Director of Development

Title:  Director of Development
Reports to:  Executive Director
Job Category: Full Time, Exempt, Salaried

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:

Working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and Board of Trustees, the Development Director is responsible for leading and managing the development team and all BalletMet fundraising and development efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Expand the number of donors and funds raised to benefit BalletMet.
  • Create overall strategy, plan, implementation, management and evaluation of fundraising campaigns, events and programs that generate contributed revenue.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate the operating budget, by line item, for expected revenue from each source of contributed revenue; Develop and manage the department expense budget to achieve maximum efficiency in reaching cost/revenue goals. Reforecast each as necessary.
  • Research, identify, cultivate and obtain Major Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Nurture relationships with key donors and create strategies for effective solicitation. Engage and facilitate cultivation and solicitation by trustees, executive staff and campaign leaders.
  • Provide leadership and staff support to the Board Campaign, the Corporate and Foundation Campaigns, Development Steering Committee, Major Gifts and Special Campaign Fundraising.
  • Analyze, monitor and support the Individual Campaign and Special Events (including Nutcracker Ball, Night at the Barre, Performance Night Dinners, Director’s Circle Events), working closely with development staff and volunteer leaders of these programs.
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgement of donations and accuracy of donor data and reports.
  • Oversee playbill and website donor recognition. Provide guidance for stewardship of donors through giving groups including MetPremiere, Star Subscriber, Performance Partner, Director’s Circle, Family Circle, Benefactor and Underwriter donor level groups.
  • Conduct weekly Development staff meetings to evaluate progress and refine goals, strategy or tactics as needed. Mentor, guide and manage Development team members.
  • Provide support to the Government Grants Specialist and Patron Management Team comprised of staff from Development, Marketing, Academy, and IT, to ensure continued integration of patron loyalty principles and initiatives.
  • Represent the Development Department at the following meetings: Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Senior Management Team, Long-Range Planning Committee, and Nominating & Governance Committee. Prepare reports and best practice information to guide success.

Qualities and Attributes

  • Commitment to BalletMet’s Vision, Mission and fundraising growth
  • A bachelor’s degree, 6-8 years of relevant development, Major Gifts and campaign experience or equivalent combination of same
  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills; Ability to build strong donor relationships
  • Annual and long-range planning expertise
  • Business skills, budgeting and financial acumen
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows 10 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google docs
  • Aptitude and/or experience with database systems (Raiser’s Edge, Tessitura, Donor Search)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, sensitivity to gift histories and BalletMet proprietary information
  • Ability to remain flexible and prioritize changing demands

General

  • Work as a collaborative Senior Management Team and BalletMet staff member
  • Support BalletMet events and fundraising outcomes
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Sue Porter at sporter@balletmet.org

Costume Department Positions

Wardrobe Manager

Job Category:  Full-time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Start Date:  July/August 2020

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:

Work in close collaboration with Costume Shop Staff, Production Staff and Company Dancers to coordinate and oversee all aspects of backstage wardrobe needs, including laundry, makeup and wigs.  Work with Academy Staff to organize all backstage wardrobe needs for academy students participating in main company productions.  Provide wardrobe and laundry support for all second company performances.  Work alongside Costume Shop Staff to build, alter and organize costumes for all BalletMet performances.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Costume Shop Manager to perform stitching, alterations and crafts on all BalletMet productions.
  • Work with the Costume Shop Manager to maintain costume storage and process costume rentals.
  • Maintain the appearance and integrity of all aspects of costumes, hair, wigs and makeup for BalletMet main company productions while in the theater, ensuring that the designer’s vision remains intact.
  • Execute and/or supervise the cleaning, organizing, and repairing of all costumes and costume pieces during the run of each production.
  • Work all performances of professional company shows, including weekends and occasionally holidays.
  • Travel with company tours when applicable.
  • Work with Costume Shop Manager and BalletMet Academy leadership to coordinate student costume, laundry, makeup and hair needs for all BalletMet professional company productions.
  • Communicate with company dancers, guest artists and academy students regarding all wardrobe related items, including quick changes, dressing room assignments, wardrobe plots, etc.
  • Organize and pack costumes for shipment to and from the theater, and the cleaning and storage of costumes after the close of each production.
  • Schedule, coordinate and supervise all wardrobe crews -both union and non-union- when applicable.
  • Purchase needed wardrobe supplies on behalf of BalletMet, making best efforts to track all expenses and remain within given budget(s).
  • Work with Costume Shop Manager to provide laundry and costume coordination support for 20+ BalletMet2 lecture demonstrations yearly.
  • Work with Assistant Costume Shop Manager to provide wardrobe and laundry support for Academy performances, as assigned.
  • Assist Costume Shop Manager in providing wardrobe support for all BalletMet photo and video shoots, 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of sewing and laundry techniques.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work with varied personalities and timetables, and to assure quality control.
  • Ability to transport costumes and costume supplies when needed, and perform local shopping.
  • Ability to lift 30+ pounds, climb ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
  • Strong organization and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of dance costuming preferred but not required.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Erin Rollins at erollins@balletmet.org.