Careers / Job Openings

 

  Public Relations Intern – Summer/Fall 2014

The Richmond Ballet Marketing department is seeking a Public Relations intern for the 2014-15 season. Duties are expected to include, but are not limited to, leading all promotional events with The Nutcracker promotional cast and be on-site for all events, communicating with various businesses about promotional events, serving as the main point of contact for all promotional cast students and their families, assisting with social media content creation, performing media relations research (dance and Arts News research (with the ability to prepare weekly briefs if necessary), assisting with press files and archiving, writing copy for distribution among local press outlets, helping to perform occasional website update, and providing general office and project support for Marketing Department

Qualifications applicants should possess a background in public relations, confidence to lead promotional cast at events, and should maintain an upbeat and positive attitude in high stress situations. Must possess the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

This internship will be offered over the course of the summer and fall semester of 2014, with a summer start date open to negotiation. The internship is unpaid, however can be performed on either a volunteer basis or for college credit when applicable.

Prospective team members should send a cover letter and resume to the Kate Crowder, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond VA 23219 or email to kcrowder@richmondballet.com. EOE

 

  Posted: May 9, 2014

  Production Artist

The Richmond Ballet is seeking an additional production artist.  This position is responsible for maintaining the Richmond Ballet costume inventory while in storage, maintaining an accurate inventory, developing and improving storage method/facilities that preserve the costumes, upkeep of costume storage, and pulling/restoring requested inventory.  Other duties as assigned.  This is an hourly position. Hours negotiable.  Must be comfortable with ladders and heights and be able to lift 50 lbs.  This is a part time seasonal position. 

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to smckinney@richmondballet.com.   EOE

 

  Posted: Jun 19, 2014

  Education and Outreach Coordinator

Richmond Ballet is seeking an Education and Outreach Coordinator to work with Minds In Motion, the ballet’s primary outreach program; to coordinate Richmond Ballet II Lecture Demonstrations at schools and on tour; and to provide administrative oversight for Richmond Ballet Youth Performances.

Candidates should be flexible and inspired by the Richmond Ballet’s mission to awaken and uplift the human spirit. Must be able to communicate and coordinate many different communities, ranging from school staffs and superintendents to board members and donors. The Education and Outreach Coordinator also works with community partners to create more connections for the Minds In Motion program and students. The position requires a great deal of problem solving and creative thinking. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Publisher is a requirement. Candidates must possess strong communication skills in email, on the telephone, and in person.

The Education and Outreach Coordinator is a twelve- month position that requires scheduling flexibility during year-end performance weeks (in April and May). The Education and Outreach Coordinator is a salaried position that provides vacation benefits, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 403B savings plan.

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is required; dance knowledge and experience working with students a plus.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Human Resources Dept., 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond VA 23219 or email to smckinney@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Aug 1, 2014

  MIM Administrative Coordinator

Richmond Ballet is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for Minds In Motion, the Richmond Ballet outreach program that brings dance to students at their schools, during school hours. The Administrative Coordinator serves as the link between Richmond Ballet and the twenty-eight schools currently participating in the program.

Candidates should be inspired by the outreach process, and by the excitement of bringing dance and the experience of a professional performance to students, their families, and school staffs. The position requires a person who is detail-oriented and supportive. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Publisher is a requirement. Candidates must possess strong communication skills in email, on the telephone, and in person.

The Administrative Coordinator position is a ten-month position (August-May) that requires scheduling flexibility during year-end performance weeks (in April and May). The Administrative Coordinator is a salaried position that provides health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 403B savings plan.

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is preferred; dance knowledge and experience working with students a plus.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Human Resources Dept., 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond VA 23219 or email to smckinney@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Jun 25, 2014

  Ballet Accompanist

The School of Richmond Ballet is seeking to hire a part-time accompanist for weekly ballet classes as scheduled. Pianists with experience accompanying ballet classes are preferred, but The School is willing to train qualified applicants.  Pay commensurate with experience.

Applicants need to possess a strong classical piano technique, good musicianship, and have the ability to follow musical direction. A ready grasp of classical repertoire is essential and sight-reading, while not entirely necessary, is very helpful.

Responsibilities:
• Provide piano accompaniment for weekly ballet classes as scheduled: approximately 3-5 classes per week. (Classes range from 45-90 minutes in length and are held Mon-Friday afternoons and evenings and Saturday mornings).
• Be available as a substitute accompanist.

Requirements:
• Choose music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observing the movement of the dancers.
• Ability to adapt/improvise in order to best fit the music with the quality of the movement.
• Always be prepared and consistent in the studio
• Must be diligent, reliable, and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

To Apply for this position, please email resume to Katherine Bishop at kbishop@richmondballet.com with “Accompanist” in the subject line.

  Posted: Jul 9, 2014