Employment & Auditions

Ballet Arizona is the Southwest’s premiere Ballet company offering classical and contemporary ballet performances, and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works.

The Company includes a corps of 31 dancers, under the artistic direction of Ib Andersen. A year-round staff of over 20 provides administrative, production, marketing, communication, and developmental support.

Ballet Arizona’s team environment thrives on placing qualified and dedicated personnel into each team position. We welcome general inquiries and/or submission of resumes. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Current listings for Company dance auditions or staff employment opportunities are listed below, with detailed job descriptions and application procedures when appropriate.

Ballet Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Assistant

Supervisor:                  Marketing Manager
Classification:              Full-Time

Summary:

The Marketing Assistant ensures that all Ballet Arizona material and event information is available to customers in the appropriate fashion and at the right time, uses in-depth knowledge to respond to customer inquiries and assists with the marketing of Ballet Arizona in general.

This individual will coordinate his/her efforts with other members of the Marketing and Sales team.

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to these areas:

  • In collaboration with Marketing Manager execute marketing strategies that increase Ballet Arizona’s public profile and brand recognition for programming in performance, education, and outreach.
  • In collaboration with Marketing Manager, coordinate the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic material including, but not limited to, direct mail, email, brochures, programs and Ballet Arizona’s website.
  • Use Tessitura Software to compile daily reports and analyze trends.
  • Implement, and evaluate our social networking strategy. Track and measure the level of engagement over time.
  • Maintain collateral archives and ensure placement of collateral citywide.
  • Coordinate website maintenance. Ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
  • Promote Ballet Arizona events at courtesy table by greeting patrons and answering questions.
  • Respond to general inquiries from public regarding Ballet Arizona
  • Accomplish marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-5 years previous or related experience
  • Strong experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Skilled in written and oral communication
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to perform designated duties with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

Reporting to this Position: No direct reports.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@balletaz.org


School / Front Desk Manager

Supervisor:                School Director

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Job Type:                   Full-Time

Summary:

The School / Front Desk Manager exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of administrative management to staff, teachers, parents, and students of the School of Ballet Arizona (SBAZ), oversees all front reception staff, and organizes and coordinates front desk operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

Administration

  • Oversee hiring, training and scheduling of all front office / reception staff
  • Approve all SBAZ payroll related items
  • Collect and deposit daily cash receipts
  • Authorize all studio rental contracts
  • Manage collection of past due customer accounts

Front Desk & Reception

  • Train and manage the front desk staff (SBAZ) and volunteers (BAZ).
  • Maintain Master Calendar in Outlook and ensure front desk is aware of all scheduled meetings/events
  • Additional duties as may be assigned

Scheduling Teaching and Musical Staff Co-ordination

  • Create and maintain schedules for teaching and musical staff
  • Make arrangements for substitute staff as required
  • Assist in the hiring process for any new teaching/music staff

Registration / Enrollment

  • Coordinate with the School Director and Director of Marketing to ensure timely completion and distribution of all SBAZ registration materials
  • Prepare, coordinate and distribute SBAZ registration documents and packages
  • Supervise the enrollment process and placement of students
  • Ensure timely and accurate enrollment reports for all programs
  • Coordinate ongoing communication to students and their families regarding school issues that directly affect them (i.e. class cancellations, schedule changes, faculty/staff change
  • Coordinate SBAZ/BAZ student ticket discount program
  • Authorize and track all financial assistance packages
  • Oversee all foreign student visas through the SEVIS database

Performances

  • Oversee administration of School Spring Performance
    • Create and distribute rehearsal schedules
    • Recruit, train and manage parent volunteers
  • Oversee administration of student related fundraising events
  • Represent SBAZ at all Ballet Arizona performances

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years previous or related experience
  • Strong experience with databases and Microsoft Office applications
  • Skilled in written and oral communication
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Results oriented and deadline driven
  • High standards of customer service required

Reporting to this Position: School Registrar and all reception/front desk staff


Position: School Registrar

Supervisor: School Manager
Status: Part Time – Permanent
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Hours: 25 hours/week or as needed

Summary:
The School Registrar provides administrative support to the school, serves as communication liaison with customers, and oversees student enrollment and administrative projects.

Specific Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:
• Weekly review school records, enrollment databases, attendance lists, email distribution lists, etc., for accuracy.
• Communicate with parents via phone and email as necessary.
• Oversee all school uniform orders and communicate timelines, order status, etc. with parents on a regular basis.
• Oversee all permission slips and sign-up checklists for performances and provide up-to-date lists to faculty (via email and on attendance clipboards)
• Be available for parent consultations and other needs during shifts.
• Ensure there is adult supervision of students at all times in the School lobby area while on duty.
• Check school voicemail daily and return all calls (keep log)
• Send out daily and weekly emails to faculty on student issues (illness/injury etc.)

Skills Required:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Minimum of 1-2 years customer service experience, specific focus on working with students and parents preferred.
• Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@balletaz.org


Open Auditions – Company

Open Auditions for Company (including trainee, apprentice & company)

Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Location: The School of American Ballet   165 W 65th Street   New York, NY 10023

Located on the NW corner of the Lincoln Center Campus between Amsterdam and Broadway.  The plaza maybe accessed from an elevator, escalator or staircase located on the north side of W. 65th Street just east of Amsterdam.

To view map please click here

Time: Registration 9am- 10am
Ballet Class 10am- 12pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

 

Date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Location: California State University: Long Beach- Department of Dance

1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840
Located off of Atherton Street and Palo Verde Ave.  DC on the map.

To view map please click here

Time: Registration 12:30pm- 1:00pm
Ballet Class 1pm- 3pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)


Date:
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Location: Ballet Arizona  2835 E. Washington Street   Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: Registration 2:30pm-3pm
Ballet Class 3pm-5pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

On the day of the open audition, the company requires a registration form, $25 registration fee (cash only), resume, and 2 photos.  Click here to fill out a registration form in advance.

Resume:  Include all performing experience with a Professional Ballet Company, training, height, weight, awards received, etc.

Photos: headshot and 1 full body dance photo (i.e. arabesque, etc)

Video Auditions: We encourage dancers to attend the open auditions on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New York City; Sunday, Feb. 26 in Los Angeles; Sunday, Mar. 5 in Phoenix.  If you are unable to attend an open audition, you may submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, and DVD or video link to the address below.  Performance video of classical variation- preferably one adagio and one allegro.  Studio variation will be accepted in lieu of performance  A $25 administration fee must be paid at the time of submission.  Click here to submit video audition

Auditions may be mailed to:
Ballet Arizona Auditions
Attn: Joseph Cavanaugh
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Auditions may be emailed to jscavanaugh@balletaz.org.
For questions please contact Joseph Cavanaugh at jscavanaugh@balletaz.org or 602-343-6550.

Due to the high volume of phone calls and submissions, please track your package in lieu of calling or emailing to see if we have received your materials.  Any materials submitted for audition purposes will not be returned.  You will only be contacted by a representative of Ballet Arizona if Artistic Director Ib Andersen is considering you for a position in the company.


Open Auditions – Studio Company

Ballet Arizona is accepting male and female auditions for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

You can also be considered for Studio Company during our 2017 Summer Intensive audition tour.  Click here for more information.  http://balletaz.org/school/summer-programs/audition-tour/

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Location: Ballet Arizona  2835 E. Washington Street   Phoenix, AZ 85034

Time: Registration 4:30 pm-5pm
Ballet Class 5 pm-7 pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

On the day of the open audition, the company requires a registration form, $25 registration fee (cash only), resume, and 2 photos.

To fill out registration before audition click here

Video Auditions: You may submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, DVD, a $25 audition fee, and audition form to the address below.
Studio Company Video Audition Form

Ballet Arizona
Auditions, Attn: School Manager
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Auditions and questions may be emailed to school@balletaz.org.


Summer Intensive Auditions

The School of Ballet Arizona is currently auditioning for the 2017 Summer Intensive Program. For more information about the program or to audition, please click here.

You can be considered for Studio Company during our 2017 Summer Intensive audition tour.