Careers / Job Openings

 

  Production Technician

Richmond Ballet is seeking an experienced well rounded technician to assist in the production department. Candidate’s skills should include experience in all technical aspects such as carpentry, welding, rigging, lighting, sound, and experience in stage management and company management. 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. The Production Technician is an hourly seasonal position. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@richmondballet.com.   EOE

  Posted: Jul 3, 2018

  Minds In Motion Teaching Artist- Charlottesville

Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program, Minds In Motion, is seeking a qualified dance professional for a full time teaching artist position in Charlottesville City. Minds In Motion is an inclusive program that brings dance to all fourth grade students in Charlottesville City Schools during the school day. The Minds In Motion methodology has been crafted over the last two decades and the curriculum that the students receive changes each year based on the thematic content of the culminating performance. Students attend weekly 30 minute classes beginning in September and culminating with a professionally produced performance that is shared by all students at the end of May. Teaching artists should have a strong background in dance and performance as well as a desire to connect with students and bring them positive communication skills. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter that includes what inspires them about sharing dance with students and will also need to be available for training in the methodology and curriculum in the spring or summer. The position is seasonal with a 41 week contract running from the last week in August through the first week in June. Candidates will need to be willing to travel to Richmond one day a week throughout the season. This is a salaried position that includes benefits.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letters of reference to Human Resources Department, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219, or email to jobs@richmondballet.com.  Please no phone calls.  EOE

  Posted: Feb 2, 2018

  Richmond Ballet INTERNSHIPS- 2018-2019 Season

Richmond Ballet INTERNSHIPS for the 2018-2019 Season

Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is hiring interns for the 2018-2019 Season (August/September – May/June).

The following intern positions will be full time and will include a weekly stipend. Housing will also be available. Applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Gretchen at ghemmer@richmondballet.com

Reception and Box Office Intern
Beginning August 20, 2018: This intern position will work at the receptionist desk and in the box office. Primary duties include answering phone calls, assisting patrons and school parents, processing ticket orders, data entry, etc. Candidates should be aware that this position has Box Office hours which means nights and weekends are part of the normal schedule.

Costume Production Intern
Beginning August 20, 2018: This intern position will work with the Costume Production team to organize, repair, and create costumes and props for the professional company, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds In Motion. This position will work in the costume shop, warehouse, and also backstage during productions.

Technical Production Intern
Beginning August 20, 2018: This intern position will work with the Technical Production team to organize, repair, and create all technical aspects (lighting, sound, sets, etc.) for the professional company, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds In Motion. This position will work in the office, warehouse, and also backstage during productions.

Electrics Production Intern
Beginning August 20, 2018: This intern position will work with the Technical Production team to organize, repair, and create lighting and other electrics for the professional company, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds In Motion. This position will work in the office, warehouse, and also backstage during productions.

Reception and Education Programs Administrative Intern
Beginning August 20, 2018: This intern position will work with the School of Richmond Ballet and Minds In Motion. Primary duties will include date entry, filing, general office work, and communicating important information to families and school administrators of participating students. Half of the weekly hours will be at a Reception Desk as the face of our education programs. Candidates should be aware that this position has Dance School hours which means nights and weekends are part of the normal schedule.

 

 

  Posted: Jun 1, 2018

  Production Stage Manager

Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, is looking for a Production Stage Manager to join our collaborative team of arts professionals.

The Production Stage Manager will be responsible and/or give guidance for calling all productions including our professional company, second company, the School of Richmond Ballet and our Minds In Motion program. Duties will include stage management, lighting design, helping to oversee the technical departments, interfacing with venues to determine schedules and crew calls in conjunction with Technical Director, maintaining show archives, interfacing with guest artists for their tech and design needs, and overseeing all technical progress in the venues.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of SM experience including some ballet, other dance forms, or musicals
  • Ability to read music is preferred although not required
  • Superb communication skills, written and verbal
  • Collaborative personality
  • Lighting experience, from design to cueing to recreating a show
  • Proficient in Vectorworks, LightWright, Word and Excel
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Skill in archiving detailed show books
  • Knowledge of the technical theatre, including safety
  • Experience in handling crews both union and non
  • Not afraid of heights
  • Able to lift 25 lbs

Competitive Salary based on experience. Benefits Included. Full Time Seasonal Position.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and letters of reference to Human Resource Department, 407 E Canal St, Richmond, VA 23219, or email to jobs@richmondballet.com. Please no phone calls. EOE

  Posted: Apr 27, 2018

  School of Richmond Ballet Teacher- Theater Dance, Jazz, Tap

School of Richmond Ballet is seeking a teaching specialist in Theater Dance, Jazz, and Tap to all levels, ages 9-adult. Applicants should be qualified professionals with experience in stage performance and teaching young people.  A background in ballet is also preferred.  Applicants will need to have the ability to choreograph dances for students to study and perform in School of Richmond Ballet workshop performances. This faculty position also includes teaching classes in theater dance and ballet for the Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion program. This position is a full time seasonal position, with possible summer employment opportunities also.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letters of reference to Human Resources Department, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219, or email to jobs@richmondballet.com.  Please no phone calls.  EOE

  Posted: May 17, 2018

  Box Office Assistant

Richmond Ballet is looking for a Full Time Seasonal Box Office Assistant. This position will begin in August/2018 and will go through May/2019. Alongside the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Assistant is primarily responsible for selling tickets to both the Richmond Ballet Professional Company and School of Richmond Ballet performances. Additional duties include fulfilling subscriber and group sales requests, data entry, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Ideal candidate will possess previous box office experience, excellent customer service and communication skills, and strong attention to detail. Evenings and weekends are required during performance weeks.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and letters of reference to Human Resources Department, 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219, or email to jobs@richmondballet.com.  Please no phone calls.  EOE

  Posted: Jun 4, 2018