Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet I Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Employment Opportunities

All current employment opportunities are listed below.

  • Head Electrician


    The Head Electrician for Pennsylvania Ballet is in charge of the electrics department that includes all lighting, video projection, video monitors and audio for all ballet productions. The position reports to the Director of Production and Lighting. 






    • Supervise assistant electricians and extra crew at shop
    • Determine equipment needs based on design (in conjunction with lighting director)
    • Prepare color order and expendables list
    • Supervise and direct prep of production at Pennsylvania Ballet shop (in conjunction with department crew heads)
    • Build/create any electric practical’s or special effects as needed
    • Check in/out of rental equipment for productions
    • Maintain lighting and video equipment owned by Pennsylvania Ballet during scheduled work
    • Assist and direct crew in loading of lighting trucks for rentals and for productions to & from the shop
    • Work with Director of Production and Lighting to devise labor and time allocation for load in and focus


    • Working with Head Carpenter and House Electrician: direct and manage IATSE crew in theater for the load in, hang, focus and strike of production
    • Manage crew as needed to ensure safe completion of load in of lighting, video and sound
    • Supervise install of any practical’s, cue lights, communication and video systems
    • Work with ALD to ensure a quick safe and efficient focus
    • Manage deck and electrics running crew during rehearsals and run of show
    • Supervise assistant electrician/programmer/spot light operators, assist as needed
    • Special projects as assigned.




    Ability to read a light plot and lighting paperwork

    Expertise in entertainment electrics (dimmers, distros, power loads, ect..)

    Highly skilled proficiency in Lightwright 5/6, Vectorwoks 2016, ETC EOS offline software

    Ability to layout a show within a repertory setting

    Ability to operate and program ETC EOS console

    Strong knowledge of DMX protocols/networking including ETC Net3, ArtNet, etc…

    High knowledge of moving light fixtures/leds/dimmable fluorescents/HMI fixtures

    Member of IATSE Local 8, or be willing to join


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to  by September 15, 2016.


    More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at

    Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Assistant Carpenter


    The Assistant Carpenter for Pennsylvania is responsible for assisting the head carpenter in all technical construction and operation of Pennsylvania Ballet productions, direct supervision of fly rail execution, supervising IATSE crew during load in and strike. The position reports to Head Carpenter, and Director of Production and Lighting. 




    • Determine proper construction and rigging solutions of scenic items needed in conjunction with head carpenter
    • Building and painting of scenic materials at scene shop
    • Maintain tools and technical accessories needed for effective running of scene shop needed in conjunction with head carpenter
    • Maintain cleanliness, organization and safety of the scene shop and workspaces
    • Preplanning of load in and show operation with Master Electrician and Head Carpenter
    • Assist with preparation of technical drawings, groundplans, sections, lineset rosters, etc. to direct load-in and installation, and create final versions after run of show
    • Assist with and plan truck loading at scene shop and theaters.



    • Assist/supervise loading in and out of all shows into the theater
    • Work with House crew heads to plan safe rigging and installation of production
    • Coordinate schedule of load in with crew heads and Director of Production and Lighting to get show loaded in safely and on time.
    • Work with Stage Management on operation and running of show
    • Lead running of fly during run of production
    • Assist/supervise load out and packing of trucks




    Ability to read and draft in Vectorworks

    Strong skills in stage operations

    Strong experience in modern rigging techniques

    Knowledge of modern theatrical construction techniques

    Knowledge flying systems

    Ability to manage IATSE Crews

    Valid Drivers License and ability to drive a 24’ truck

    Member of IATSE Local 8, or be willing to join

    Willing and able to travel out of state, and country


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to - please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. 

  • Special Events & Development Intern Position

    Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country's leading ballet companies, seeks a Speical Events and Development Intern for the Fall 2016. The Special Events and Development Intern will assist with all aspects of preparation for the Ballet's upcoming special events as well as provide support to the Development Department. 



    • Assist the Corporate Sponsorship & Special Events Manager with Special Events planning and coordination
    • Represent the Development Department as special events, performances, luncheons, donor events, etc. as requested.
    • Perform data entry and maintenance of the Ballet's fundraising database Tessitura.
    • Provide general support of Development Department initiatives.
    • Special projects as assigned.



    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and internet applications. 
    • Friendly and outgoing disposition.
    • Hard working and responsibile. 
    • Able to work independently.
    • Available to work some nights and weekends. 
    • Knowledge of ballet or performing arts preferred, but not required. 


    Applicants must be available to work at least two days a week, plus a few additional nights and weekends during the season as requested. Length and content of internships can be tailored to fit any course requirement needs. Benefits include free performance tickets, participation in special events and activities and the opportunity to work with a creative and energetic team. 


    To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Olivia Steffan at - please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.