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.

Major Gifts Officer, Ballet Arizona – Development Department

Supervisor: Director of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Classification: Full-Time

Summary:
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation donors in the major gifts category supporting the advancement of the Company and School at Ballet Arizona. The successful candidate will implement strategies to expand the number of individual and institutional donors supporting Ballet Arizona annually; moving them to higher levels of giving and deepening their engagement with the mission and programs of Ballet Arizona. The Major Gifts Officer will work collaboratively with dynamic team members and the Director of Development to achieve the fundraising goals for the organization.

Application Procedure:
o Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information to Human Resources, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 or via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org.
o Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin January 31, 2016.

Download the full job description here.

School Registrar

Supervisor:  School Manager
Status:  Part Time – Permanent
Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Hours:  Hours: Tuesday – Friday 2pm – 7pm, Saturday 10am-3pm (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 between 4-7pm Tues – Fri.
  • 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)

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org  or by US Mail to: Human Resources, Ballet Arizona, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona  85034.

Accompanist, The School of Ballet Arizona

Summary:
Accompanists support the School faculty in presenting ballet classes. Working closely with the Principal Accompanist, our School pianists will fulfill the following responsibilities consistent with the established artistic standards of Ballet Arizona.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accompany ballet classes as scheduled; be available as a substitute accompanist as needed.
  • Prepare appropriate music for classes and/or rehearsals as requested by the Principal Accompanist and/or School Director.
  • Accompany for School, Ballet Arizona and Arizona School for the Arts activities.
  • Attend staff meetings as required by the Principal Accompanist and/or the School Director. Administrative compensation rate will apply.

Essential Skills and Experience:
The most qualified candidates will be skilled pianists with experience accompanying ballet classes for a professional dance company or school of dance. The School will be willing to train qualified pianists without specific ballet class experience.

Reporting to this Position:
No direct reports.

To Apply:
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information to Human Resources, 2835 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 or via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an audition.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

For this position, Ballet Arizona is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas.

Open Auditions – Company

Ballet Arizona is accepting male and female auditions for the 2016-2017 Season.

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

Company Registration Form

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)

Videos: Preferably performance video; Variations in the studio will be fine

 

Open Audition for Company

Date: February 27, 2016

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

Time: Registration begins at 2:30pm

Ballet Class at 3:00pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

Date: February 28, 2016

Location: San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Time: Registration begins at 5:00pm

Ballet Class at 5:30pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

Date: March 5, 2016

Location: New York City Center Studios, 130 West 56th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave.), Studio 5

Time: Registration begins at 11:00am

Ballet Class at 12:00pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

Video Auditions: We encourage dancers to attend the open audition.  If you are unable to attend the open audition, you may submit your resume, headshot, dance photos, and DVD to the address below.

Ballet Arizona

Auditions, Attn: Laura Cadieux

2835 E. Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Auditions may be emailed to lcadieux@balletaz.org.  For questions please contact Laura Cadieux at lcadieux@balletaz.org.

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 2016-2017 Season.

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

Studio Company Registration Form 2016

Open Audition for Studio Company

*Auditions are available to dancers up to 21 years of age.

Date: February 27, 2016

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

Time: Registration begins at 4:30pm

Ballet Class at 5:00pm

Fee: $25 Registration (Cash only)

Video Auditions: We encourage dancers to attend the open audition.  If you are unable to attend the open audition, 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.