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.

Development Officer (Individual and Corporate Giving)

Application Deadline:   June 30, 2015 or until filled

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ib Andersen and Executive Director Dave Tompkins, Ballet Arizona serves the community through its professional ballet company, school, and educational programs.

The successful Development Officer (Individual and Corporate Giving) will build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with donors and prospects; develop a comprehensive strategy to expand the number, size and frequency of contributions; design and improve annual and special giving campaigns that meet and exceed revenue goals; and identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors; manage own portfolio of individual prospects and donors; and support Board committees; and complete other duties as assigned

Experience:  3-5 years working in an individual and/or corporate fundraising role

Skills:  Required – Processing and acknowledging gifts and pledges, prospect research, financial reporting, and fulfilling benefits and recognition using Tessitura or other integrated fundraising/ticketing database; work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.  Desirable – Knowledge of dance and arts education; and bilingual English/Spanish.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, submit the following via email to – cover letter, resume, references, and two (2) writing samples: one an appeal letter to individual donors and another of a corporate grant proposal.

Nutcracker Youth/Volunteer Coordinator

Summary: The Nutcracker Youth/ Volunteer Coordinator serves the artistic staff and company in the studios and at the venues as the youth cast and backstage volunteers contact. The Nutcracker Youth/ Volunteer Coordinator assists in organizing and maintaining the youth cast and backstage volunteer information.

Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Serves as the direct contact for all Nutcracker youth and backstage volunteers.
  • Check the Nutcracker phone and email daily and inform the Artistic Staff, Stage Manager,and/or Director of Production of pertinent information.
  • Assist in Nutcracker auditions and in organizing the parent volunteers and auditioning students and their parents.
  • Attend all Nutcracker auditions, rehearsals, costume fittings, and performances as head liaison for the Nutcracker youth families.
  • Take attendance at all Nutcracker rehearsals, costume fittings, and performances.
  • Create and maintain all updates to the master and casting documents for multiple casts.
  • Create and maintain all updates to the backstage volunteer forms.
  • Create and prepare all backstage volunteer passes.
    Assist in collecting money for parking passes and distributing the passes.
  • Implements and executes the instructions of the Artistic Staff, Stage Manager, and Director of Production.
  • Assists and performs other duties as required or assigned by the Stage Manager.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years of working with children and young adults at a performing arts organization or venue a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and computer skills (word/ excel)
  • Ability to multitask and work independently
  • Possesses a high degree of attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Schedule flexibility (including evenings, weekends and holidays) Rehearsals are on Saturdays beginning in September through Dec. 5 (except Oct. 31 & Nov. 28). All rehearsals and performances at Symphony Hall from Dec. 9-27.


Reporting to this Position: No direct reports

Open Auditions – Company and Studio Company

Auditions have concluded for the 2015-2016 season.