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Employment Opportunities

All current employment opportunities are listed below.

  • Artistic Job Opportunities

    BALLET MASTER, PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    The Ballet Master is responsible for carrying out the directives and wishes of the Artistic Director (AD) as s/he supports and implements the AD’s vision. The Ballet Master will serve as a key part of the Artistic team which includes the AD and other Ballet Masters and must embrace a collegial and communicative environment.  The Ballet Master reports to the Artistic Director.

                              

    TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

    • The Ballet Master is responsible for carrying out the directives and wishes of the Artistic Director (AD) as s/he supports and implements the AD’s vision. The Ballet Master will serve as a key part of the Artistic team which includes the AD and other Ballet Masters and must embrace a collegial and communicative environment.
    • The Ballet Master makes sure that the dancers are kept at the highest performance level possible, both artistically and technically, throughout the year. S/he needs to be a person of both empathy and firmness. The Pennsylvania Ballet dancers work under a collective bargaining agreement and the Ballet Master must work within the guidelines of that agreement.
    • The Ballet Master coaches, rehearses, and restages work for Pennsylvania Ballet. His/her knowledge of dance in its past and current forms should be substantial. Pennsylvania Ballet’s repertoire is quite diverse and includes full-length classical ballets, many works by prominent 20th and 21st century choreographers (Balanchine, Robbins, Wheeldon, McGregor, et al) as well as commissioned world premieres.
    • The Ballet Master should be aware of, interested in, and supportive of the artistic vision as it changes and adapts to internal and external circumstances. A positive attitude and fine-tuned communication skills are necessary in all situations. A person in this position should have an empathic understanding and appreciation for the stresses incurred by the AD, and ability to anticipate consequences, and alertness to the subtleties of negotiation with artists, supporters, and all constituencies with whom the Ballet Master and senior staff interact. The Ballet Master must be a person who thinks ahead, is prepared, and can make effective decisions as situations arise.

    • The Ballet Master has a public persona, and is expected to be very aware of philosophies, image, and messages which need to be conveyed in this position to various constituencies. He/she should be capable of wrestling with the subtleties of messaging, remaining alert and aware of possible consequences for Pennsylvania Ballet.
    • This is a person the AD must be able to have absolute trust in as a skilled, respectful, calm, mature and supportive right hand, whose main professional agenda is to serve Pennsylvania Ballet and its Artistic vision. S/he is expected to represent the institution with personal of dignity, thoughtfulness, kindness, and maturity.

     

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:.

    • Ability to plan, establish priorities and handle multiple tasks. 
    • Ability to work efficiently in busy times with careful attention to detail.
    • Energetic and enthusiastic person with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must pass criminal and child abuse background checks

     

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@paballet.org  by July 31, 2015.

    More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at paballet.org.

    Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Marketing Intern

     Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country's leading ballet companies, seeks a Marketing Intern each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

    The Marketing Intern works closely with all members of the Marketing Department (Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, Public Relations Manager, Group Sales Manager, Graphic Designer, and Photographer/Videographer).

    Responsibilities include:

    • Representing Pennsylvania Ballet at festivals and special events
    • Assisting with Pennsylvania Ballet's social media sites
    • Securing Subscriber Discount Card benefits
    • Brainstorming new marketing initiatives
    • Organizing office files
    • Data entry
    • Maintaining press clippings and reports
    • Assisting with various projects as needed

    Skills needed:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Customer service skills
    • Reliability
    • Ability to work independently
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Photoshop and InDesign a plus
    • Must be available to work some nights and weekends
    • Interest in performing arts a plus

    A mutually-agreeable schedule will be devised by the Marketing Intern and the Marketing Department. Interns are compensated with tickets to Pennsylvania Ballet performances.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (indicating the semester for which you are applying) to:

    Emily Hart
    Marketing Coordinator
    ehart@paballet.org

    No phone calls, please. 

  • Development Intern

    Development Department Intern Position Available

    Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country’s leading ballet companies, seeks a development intern for the fall of the 2015-2016 season. The development intern will provide support for all aspects of the Development Department and will report directly to the Annual Fund Coordinator.

    Responsibilities:

    • Perform data entry and maintenance of the Ballet’s fundraising database Tessitura.
    • Provide general administrative support of department initiatives.
    • Represent the Development Department at special events, performances, rehearsals, and donor events, as requested.
    • Special projects as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and internet applications.
    • Friendly and outgoing disposition.
    • Hard working and responsible.
    • Able to work independently.
    • Available to work some nights and weekends.
    • A heartfelt appreciation for the performing arts.

     

    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 course requirement needs. This internship is unpaid; benefits include free performance tickets, participation in special events and the opportunity to work with a creative and energetic team.

     

    To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Olivia Steffan at osteffan@paballet.org. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.