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Richmond Ballet is seeking a well organized individual who has a variety of skill sets. Candidates should have a strong background in Stage Managing (ability to read music is preferred). Candidates should also have knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel as he/she will be assisting the production stage manager with clerical responsibilities such as: maintaining paperwork for various shows, making call books, etc. A general understanding of all aspects of a theater is required. An ideal candidate must be able to work well in groups, be good with time management, possess leadership skills, and understand the need to work in other capacities based on skill sets. Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. This is a salaried, seasonal position with benefits. Pay varies with experience. Bachelors Degree with 2 years experience or equivalent is preferred. Start date is August 17, 2015. Please submit your resume with cover letter to EOE.



  Posted: Apr 9, 2015


RICHMOND BALLET is seeking a part time receptionist. Qualified candidate must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, know how to provide excellent customer service, and have the ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment. Helpful to be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Publisher. Responsibilities include answering phone, greeting guests, and other assorted duties as necessary. Hours vary between mornings, nights, and weekends. Send resume to Human Resources, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or email to No phone calls please. EOE

  Posted: Apr 22, 2015

  Production Artist

Richmond Ballet is seeking an experienced well rounded technician to assist in the production department.  Candidate should have carpentry, welding and rigging background.  Must have the ability to work in a group setting with tight deadlines.  Should be able to work nights, weekends and holidays, in an ever changing schedule and with crews ranging in size (from 2 to 30) and ability.  Candidates must be able to carry between 50 to 75 pounds and be on their feet for extended periods of time.  A valid driver’s license with a clean record and ability to drive straight trucks, up to 26′ is required.    Must be comfortable with ladders and heights.  This is an hourly seasonal position.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to   EOE


  Posted: Aug 15, 2014

  Chief Financial Officer

Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia,  seeks committed and competent CPA to serve as Chief Financial Officer to oversee the Finance Department.   Position is for approximately 16 hours a week, and the candidate must work on-site two days a week.  Qualified candidates must possess significant experience in managerial accounting.   Experience with QuickBooks is preferred.  Primary responsibilities include managing the Annual Budgeting Process, developing forecasts, as well as reviewing and analyzing monthly management reports to be presented to the Managing Director and Finance Committee. Branding experience offers an additional advantage.  Interested candidates should send resume and salary history to EOE

  Posted: Apr 22, 2015


Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, seeks a Master Electrician to begin July 1st. The Master Electrician is responsible for the implementation of all lighting designs in association with Richmond Ballet Productions. Duties include, but are not limited to, the hang and focus of all lighting plots, maintaining paperwork in accordance with the needs of each show, and keeping all Richmond Ballet lighting gear in proper working order, either by fixing it or sending it out for repair. Must be a self motivated individual able to work in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient in Vectorworks, Lightwright, and MS Office; knowledge of Autocad is a plus. Must be able to lead Union and Non-union labor crews. This position requires working nights, weekends, some holidays working long hours on your feet. Some touring required. Must be comfortable working at heights on ladders and in personal lifts and be able to lift 50lbs. Must have valid driver’s license with ability to drive 24’ box trucks with a clean DMV record. Master Electrician reports to the Technical Director under the supervision of the Production Director. Salary: Competitive D.O.E with benefits. Please send cover Letter, resume, references and salary requirements to   EOE



  Posted: May 8, 2015

  Grants Specialist

Richmond Ballet seeks a highly-skilled, professional grants specialist to manage the planning and execution of the organization’s grants activities, including corporate, foundation and public grants. The Grants Specialist will research, write and submit all grant proposals, and work collaboratively with Ballet staff to identify grant opportunities that align with organizational priorities and fundraising goals. The position will also be responsible for all related reporting, administration and record keeping.

Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of grant management and prospect identification, cultivation and stewardship, and must have demonstrated grant success, preferably in a performing arts setting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills required. An ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, with an ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple deadlines, and work collaboratively with trustees, team leaders and fellow administrators. Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of grants experience is required. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; proficiency in the use of both prospect research software and development software, such as Raiser’s Edge, is preferred.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to EOE


  Posted: May 20, 2015