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.
Position: Staff Accountant
Supervisor: Director of Finance
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Staff Accountant serves to provide accounting and operational support to the Finance Department of Ballet Arizona (BAZ) and the School of Ballet Arizona.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Included, but are not limited, to the following:
- Prepares accounts payable invoices in terms of account coding and billing accuracy and submits to CFO for review and approval
- Manages data entry and prepares all earned and contributed receipts and deposits for the Company and School on a timely and accurate basis.
- Manages all bank deposits and brings deposits to the bank on as needed basis.
- Assist School registrar with recording of school revenue
- Reconcile company credit card and follow-up with department as needed
- Reconcile school merchant and concession sales as well as the Nutcracker boutique
- Completes monthly financial closing process and prepares all designated account reconciliations on a timely and accurate basis;
- Completes and prepares monthly journal entries to ensure the month-end trial balance represents accurate accounting data, account classifications and departmental classifications
- Maintains proactive communication and working relationship with all staff
- Maintains detail documentation and audit trail back up for all journal entries, reconciliations and financial related transactions.
- Assist with the annual audit
- Performs new employee onboarding process, including I-9 compliance, e-verify and background checks
- Maintains Employee Files
- Complete biweekly payroll processing, including new employee set-up, entering time cards, etc.
- Assist with human resources as needed
- Makes recommendations to improving such processes proactively and consistently
- Other Duties as assigned
Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- At least 3 years hands on with QuickBooks
- At least 5 years experience in accounting with responsibility for monthly closings and reconciliations. Familiar with internal control and accounting processes.
- Attention to detail
- At least 5 years Microsoft office software (Excel in particular) experience
- Not for profit industry background preferred
Physical Demands/Environment: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
- Frequently involves the use of a personal computer or laptop or similar device requiring the ability to view 1 or 2 computer monitors simultaneously and manipulate the keyboard which requires the use of fingers, hands, wrists, forearms and shoulders.
- Frequently involves the ability to communicate with others through a variety of means including in person, telephonically or other readily available technology, requiring the ability to speak and hear.
- Constantly requires mental acuity for planning, organizing, assessing information; problem solving; multi-tasking; critical thinking; and effectively managing people.
- Occasionally requires bending, stooping, climbing, lifting, reaching, kneeling.
- Occasionally requires standing and walking; lifting up to 15 pounds.
HOW 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. Please note that NO telephone calls will be accepted.
Box Office Representatives Part Time/Seasonal
Position: Box Office Representatives
Supervisor: Box Office Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Box Office Representatives (PT) provide seasonal telephone and in-person sales of individual tickets and subscription packages, as well as customer service to support professional and student performances for Ballet Arizona. Representatives will work at the main box office location near downtown Phoenix during regular business hours, and will also provide in-person ticket sales support at the box office at Symphony Hall, the Orpheum Theatre, the Dorrance Theatre, and the Desert Botanical Gardens on the evenings and weekends of performances.
- Receive and process phone, walk-up and mail ticket sales orders from the public
- Give detailed information about performances to provide the best possible customer experience
- Maintain a high-level of service and helpfulness when serving patrons and internal staff
- Stay current on event information
- Work both independently and in a team environment
- Make outbound calls for group sales, subscriptions, and other promotions occurring
- Must possess strong customer service and sales ability
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
- Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail and good judgment
- Must be comfortable dealing with the public by phone and in person
- Knowledge of ballet or the performing arts is helpful
- Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- A friendly personality and flexible schedule are necessary
- Experience selling tickets a plus
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to HR@balletaz.org. Please note that NO telephone calls will be accepted.
Assistant Teacher – Adaptive Dance
JOB TITLE: Teacher for Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome Program
DEPARTMENT: The School of Ballet Arizona
REPORTS TO: School Director
Ballet Arizona’s Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome Program is designed to create a class environment that is sensitive to the needs of students with neurocognitive disabilities while nurturing their desire to dance. Students, ages 5-adult, can engage and explore in a safe and supported studio environment as they develop movement, musicality, and personal/social growth.
The Teacher provides direct creative movement instruction to students ages 5-7 with various neurocognitive disabilities and ensures a safe, challenging, fun, and accessible experience for the students who are part of the program. The Teacher is expected to plan and prepare lessons outside of class time and contribute his/her pedagogical and instructional expertise. The Teacher will collaborate with program staff to ensure instruction is effective and student needs are met. The Teacher will possess strong communication skills and must be willing to work directly with families and caregivers to support the needs of the students in the program. The Teacher must be available to teach on Saturdays and attend any mandatory training/orientations.
Under the supervision and direction of the School Director, the Teacher will fulfill all responsibilities as indicated below in a professional manner fully consistent with the policies and practices of Ballet Arizona and The School of Ballet Arizona.
- Implement program curriculum
- Plan weekly instruction
- Provide direct instruction to all participants that is in line with the spirit of the program, age specific, inclusive, and developmentally and culturally appropriate
- Make accommodations to ensure individual participant needs are met
- Communicate with other staff to ensure cohesive instruction
- Contribute to curriculum as applicable
- Communicate participant needs and outcomes to program staff, families, and caregivers
- Attend all relevant Ballet Arizona and School of Ballet Arizona staff and faculty meetings and teacher training seminars as scheduled
- Perform other duties as requested
There will be a total of (12) Saturday classes, split equally between the Fall and Spring sessions. Exact days and times will be determined through consensus between program staff and The School of Ballet Arizona staff.
It is highly recommended that the teacher candidate plan to shadow current program staff over the summer in June 2019 and July 2019 to observe and learn practical tools for success in working with program participants.
The teacher candidate must plan to attend a mandatory teacher training with program staff in Boston at Boston Ballet from August 3-4, 2019. Ballet Arizona will assume financial responsibility for the registration, air travel, and lodging accommodations for the teacher candidate to attend this training.
- Experience with a variety of dance styles and techniques
- Prior experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Willingness to accommodate various needs and abilities
- Enthusiasm for working with youth and a commitment to students’ growth and development through the arts
- Ability to work with program staff collaboratively to deliver curriculum
- A sensitive and caring attitude towards students and families
- Exemplary behavior management strategies and ability to effectively utilize positive reinforcement
- Knowledge of safe and effective studio practices
- Bilingual preferred
Based on experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Theresa Stack or via e-mail to HR@balletaz.org.
Open Auditions - Company & Studio Company Auditions
Auditions for Company
Company Video Auditions: click here to submit your resume, head shot, dance photos, and video link of a classical variation or close up performance footage. Ballet Arizona is always seeking male and female dancers with strong classical and contemporary technique.
Please note – due to the current and ever-changing situation surrounding Covid-19, Ballet Arizona is not, at this time, guaranteeing contracts to news dancers for the 2020-2021 Season.
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.
For questions please contact Laura Cadieux at email@example.com.
Auditions for Studio Company
*Auditions are available to dancers up to 21 years of age.
Studio Company Video Auditions: We encourage dancers to attend the open audition on Sunday, March 1 in Phoenix. If you are unable to attend the open audition, click here to submit your resume, head shot, dance photos, and video link. There is a $20 submission fee.
For Studio Company questions please contact Jasmine Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.