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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 jobs@richmondballet.com. Please no phone calls. EOE

  Posted: Apr 27, 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 jobs@richmondballet.com. Please no phone calls. EOE

  Posted: Aug 10, 2018

  Technical Director

Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia (RB), is seeking applicants for a Technical Director. This position will be responsible for all technical aspects of the Ballet related to performances and production assets.

The position will create timelines/deadlines for all technical work/meetings; and will coordinate all technical departments within the ballet, as well as suppliers and performance venues.  The position will pre-plan and oversee the technical aspects of all ballet productions; e.g. – drafting of ground-plans/sections/details, organizing scenery acquisitions/builds, scheduling all logistics, creating detailed load-in/show/load-out/restock schedules.

The position will work with the Production Manager to create and track production budgets for all shows and other departmental needs, including technical over-hire. The position is also responsible for budgeting and upkeep of all ballet production assets and warehouse operations.

Level-headedness under pressure, excellent communication skills, people-management abilities, and computer proficiencies are necessities, as are competencies in rigging, carpentry, lighting, inventory control, and safety.  Vectorworks and/or AutoCad knowledge is required.  BA or BFA required – MA, or MFA preferred.  Candidate must be able to lift 50lbs and not be afraid of heights. The ideal candidate will be able to drive a 26’ foot truck.

The Technical Director reports directly to the Production Manager.  Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  EOE. Please email cover letter and resume to: JOBS@richmondballet.com .

 

 

 

  Posted: Feb 1, 2019

  19-20 Season Assistant Master Electrician

Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is looking for an Assistant Master Electrician for the 2019-2020 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 jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

 

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  19-20 Season Minds In Motion Teaching Artist- Richmond (Part Time)

Minds In Motion Teaching Artist- Richmond (Part Time)

Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program, Minds In Motion, is seeking a qualified dance professional for a part time teaching artist position in the Richmond area for the 2019-2020 Season. Minds In Motion is an inclusive program that brings dance to fourth grade students in area schools. The Minds In Motion methodology, crafted over the last two decades, is built on the belief that the arts have the power to engage, uplift, and motivate children.  Through a specialized syllabus, they develop discipline, a better understanding of themselves and their world, and cultivate excellence.  Students attend weekly 45 minute classes beginning in September and culminating with a professionally produced performance that is shared by all students at the beginning of May. This culminating show highlights curriculum that changes each year based on thematic content. Teaching artists should have a strong background in dance and performance, a desire to connect with students through positive communication skills, and an ability to foster a love for the arts. 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 summer.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and letters of reference by email to jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  19-20 Season Minds In Motion Teaching Artist- Charlottesville

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. 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, crafted over the last two decades, is built on the belief that the arts have the power to engage, uplift, and motivate children.  Through a specialized syllabus, they develop discipline, a better understanding of themselves and their world, and cultivate excellence.  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. This culminating show highlights curriculum that changes each year based on thematic content. Teaching artists should have a strong background in dance and performance, a desire to connect with students through positive communication skills, and an ability to foster a love for the arts. 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 summer. The position is seasonal with a 35 week contract running from the last week in August through the last week in May. 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 by email to jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

 

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  19-20 Season Minds In Motion/ Community Engagement Administrative Assistant

Minds In Motion/ Community Engagement Administrative Assistant

Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program, Minds In Motion, is seeking a Minds In Motion/Community Engagement Administrative Assistant. Minds In Motion is an inclusive program that brings dance to fourth grade students in Richmond area schools and all Charlottesville City Schools during the school day, in two-week residencies around the state, and through community wide performances with our afterschool performance group.  This position will be responsible for implementing all administrative needs of the program. Qualified applicants 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. Must also be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Publisher.  A knowledge of dance is preferred but not required. Responsibilities include working directly with the Minds In Motion Director, teaching artists, musicians, school administrators and teachers, maintaining class rosters and the student data base, updating all schedules, processing printed materials, being an information source for students and parents, and other assorted duties as necessary. This is a seasonal position with a 47 week contract running from July 29, 2019-June 19, 2020. This is a salaried position that includes benefits.

Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and letters of reference by email to jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  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 jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

  Posted: Mar 14, 2019

  19-20 Season INTERNSHIPS

Richmond Ballet INTERNSHIPS
Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, is hiring interns for the 2019-2020 Season.
The following intern positions will be full time from mid- August 2019 to early June 2020 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

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 including electrics, costumes, and carpentry/props positions. These internships 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.

We are also currently seeking internship applicants in arts administration one which includes marketing, box office, development, reception and two in our education programs in the School of Richmond Ballet and Minds In Motion respectively.

  Posted: Mar 15, 2019