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  Ballet Accompanist (piano)

Ballet Accompanist (piano)

The School of Richmond Ballet is seeking to hire a part-time accompanist for weekly ballet classes as scheduled.  Accompanists support The School faculty in presenting ballet classes by providing inspirational accompaniment for dance classes. Pianists with prior dance accompaniment experience are preferred, but The School is willing to train qualified applicants.  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 include, but are not limited to: accompanying weekly ballet classes as scheduled:  2-3 afternoons/evenings a week and Saturday mornings, preparing appropriate music for classes and/or rehearsals as requested, being available as a substitute accompanist.

Requirements include choosing music with appropriate rhythms and tempos by observing the movement of the dancers, having the ability to adapt/improvise in order to support the quality of the movement, always being prepared and consistent in the studio. Must be diligent, reliable, and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students. Pay will commensurate with experience. Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to EOE

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  20-21 Season INTERNSHIPS

Richmond Ballet INTERNSHIPS
Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is hiring interns for the 2020-2021 Season.
The following intern positions will be full time from mid- August 2020 to early June 2021 and will include a weekly stipend. Limited Housing available. Applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Gretchen at

Richmond Ballet’s mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit, both for audiences and artists. We are dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and continuing evolution of the art form of ballet. Richmond Ballet strives to keep meaningful works of dance alive and to produce and foster new works that remain true to these values. Richmond Ballet internships will give the right candidate the opportunity to further your education through a syllabus for each internship and role, while receiving hands-on experience with a non-profit performing arts organization. You will have the opportunity to participate in local activities and sessions over the course of the internship with fellow Richmond Ballet interns, while learning and interacting with other organizations and their interns in the community.

We encourage individuals who are interested in pursuing any aspect of theatre arts to apply. This is a great opportunity for motivated individuals to learn about what happens behind the scenes of a non-profit arts organization and how our programs and productions are brought to life. Interns will be an integral part of our team, while learning side-by-side with the creative team, staff, and artists in aspects of professional theatre arts.

We are currently seeking internship applicants in the production department that will focus on the physical building of a professional show, as well as, stage management, set construction and painting, costume construction, lighting hang and focus.

The production department internship positions include:

We are also currently seeking internship applicants in arts administration including:
-Marketing/Box Office/Development
-Education Admin/Reception

  Posted: Feb 10, 2020

  Production Coordinator/Assistant Stage Manager Job Posting

Richmond Ballet is looking for a Production Coordinator/Assistant Stage Manager to join our Production Team for the 2020-2021 season.

The Production Coordinator/Assistant Stage Manager will be responsible for serving as an Assistant Stage Manager for performances by the professional company, stage managing performances by the second company and School of Richmond Ballet, and coordinating schedules, travel, and housing for all performances, tours, and lecture demonstrations by the second company. The Production Coordinator/Assistant Stage Manager will work closely with the Production Stage Manager to tape out rehearsal studios, assist with scene changes and prop handoffs in rehearsals and performances, maintain detailed archives of repertory, and be prepared to call a show in place of Production Stage Manager if needed. Additional responsibilities include props construction, preparation of scenic and lighting equipment for upcoming performances, and assisting with load in, hang/focus, and load out of all Richmond Ballet productions.

Required Skills include:

1-3 Years of Stage Management, experience in dance or musicals preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Collaborative personality

Experience in lighting design and programming

Computer Literate including Microsoft Office Suite

Excellent Organization, Time Management, and Leadership

A well rounded knowledge of technical theater and safety

Able to lift 25lbs and comfortable working at heights up to 30’

This is an hourly, full-time, seasonal position with benefits. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to EOE




  Posted: Mar 27, 2020

  Assistant Master Electrician

Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is looking for an Assistant Master Electrician for the 2020-2021 Season. Richmond Ballet’s mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit, both for audiences and artists. The ideal candidate for this position must be detail-oriented and remain focused in a fast paced working environment. Prior theatrical electrician experience is required. Duties include assisting the Master Electrician with execution of lighting plots for each show, EOS Family console configuration and programming, network configuration and management (physical networks as well as ETC Net3, sACN, ArtNet, and OSC), programming and operating lighting console for all performances or acting as the deck electrician, repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting of conventional Pre-production work and planning with other production departments, assisting in rehearsals and load-in/strike as necessary, supervising the electrics team, repairing and maintenance of conventional, and maintaining and organizing Lighting Department inventory and infrastructure. Must be comfortable working at heights and able to lift and carry 50 pounds. Rigging, ladder work, and lift experience required. Experience with lighting rigs of 200+ units, moving lights, board operation, focusing, and Lightwright 5 & Vectorworks 2015 (or newer) preferred.

This is a seasonal hourly position with benefits. Hourly rate starting at $15, based upon experience. Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to EOE


  Posted: Mar 27, 2020