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  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 Please no phone calls. EOE

  Posted: Apr 27, 2018

  Grants Specialist

Richmond Ballet is seeking a full time Grants Specialist to oversee all institutional funding for the organization. Strong writing and editing skills are a must as the job includes the writing, submitting and reporting for all foundation, corporate, and public funding grants. The successful candidate will be well-organized, detail-oriented and timely with experience in grant writing and institutional fundraising. Reporting to the Development Director, the Grants Specialist is a key component in our fund raising team and should be interested in developing ongoing relationships with foundations and organizations in order to stay up to date on new initiatives and requirements for funding.

Interested 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  Please no phone calls.  EOE


  Posted: Jul 24, 2018

  Costume Artist

The Richmond Ballet is looking for a costume artist with an emphasis on stitching and crafts. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable with deadlines, and switching between tasks quickly to support various projects. Experience with fabric painting and dying is a must. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable with fabric airbrushing techniques, along with crafting headpieces and millinery techniques. The costume shop is responsible for all costume needs for the ballet including: production wardrobe, the School of Richmond Ballet, and Minds in Motion. This is a 9 month position with the option to renew for the following season, along with the possibility of summer work. This hourly position is eligible for benefits such as health insurance, holiday pay, and sick pay. Compensation is competitive, depending upon experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Please no phone calls. EOE

  Posted: Aug 10, 2018

  Graphic Designer/ Digital Coordinator

Graphic Designer/ Digital Coordinator
Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is looking for an innovative, hard-working designer to join our Marketing Department. Job duties for the position of Graphic Designer/Digital Coordinator include creating ads for print and web as well as the design of posters, counter cards, performance programs, eblasts, and more. The Digital Coordinator works closely with all departments within the organization and is responsible for updating the Richmond Ballet website. This position also assists our Public Relations/ Content Manager in keeping social media current, participates in promotional events and more.
While there are no absolute requirements, the successful candidate will hold a degree in Graphic Design or a related field, however, relevant work experience could be considered in lieu of a degree. Dance experience is preferred but not required. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary based on experience and in the range of $26,000-$30,000.
Working knowledge of SEO and META DATA skills, Word Press, MailChimp, InDesign and Photoshop are an advantage.
Prospective team members should send a cover letter, resume, PDFs of your five best design samples to or Human Resources Dept., 407 E. Canal Street, Richmond VA, 23219 or email. EOE

  Posted: Sep 7, 2018