The Washington Ballet auditions are intended for classically trained dancers with performance experience with a professional company or school. All dancers must bring a completed registration form, résumé, dance photo and a $20 registration fee to the audition.
The Board of Directors of The Washington Ballet is actively seeking a new Executive Director with the ability to take The Washington Ballet to the next level. The Washington Ballet, located in the nation’s capital, has grown to a $10 million dollar organization, tripling its budget in the last decade.
The Executive Director will manage a vibrant and creative institution that produces original full-length ballets, performs from a wide classical repertoire, and commissions new work from world renowned choreographers. Executive Director responsibilities include oversight of the award winning pre-professional ballet school with over 1000 students and two satellite locations, a vibrant community engagement program, and management of and direct participation in major fundraising activities. A staff of more than forty people support the Executive Director position.
Required skills include managerial expertise, financial acumen and a competitive spirit. Salary and benefits for this position are well within industry standards. Please submit resumes and references to email@example.com.
The Washington Ballet (TWB) is seeking a Development Officer, and possibly a Director of Development to join/oversee an active Development Department of four other professionals and an intern. This Office reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Development Committee and the Board of Directors. The preferred candidate will have a track record of successful fundraising from all sources, including individual, foundation, corporate and government. The Director of Development is responsible for establishing goals and strategies for overseeing all fundraising initiatives and special events, raising a contributed annual revenue income of more than $3 million, and must excel in identifying, cultivation and soliciting gifts of all sizes. This position maintains a portfolio of between 200-250 donors and prospects and helps Board members connect donors with the Ballet. Professional expertise, technological skills, and an ability to work with a variety of constituents are required.
Candidates should submit a current resume and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please
The Washington Ballet @THEARC (TWB@THEARC) seeks candidates for the 2013 Summer Internship. Students interested in applying should have experience or interest in dance, education and community engagement work. TWB@THEARC is interested in hiring candidates who are in college or are 19 years of age or older. The internship includes many facets that The Washington Ballet @ THEARC oversees daily such as programming, marketing, development and administrative work. The largest part of the internship includes summer programming in the areas of children, teens and adult. The youth program consists of a four-week summer dance intensive where students focus on pre-professional ballet training but also take other dance forms, music and art classes. Students who are not accepted into the day program have to opportunity to dance in the evening dance program. Adult classes run for eight weeks over the course of the summer. Interns generally work with the summer program and then add additional areas of interest to the internship, i.e. marketing or development. Students must have interest in working with students, be adaptable to interacting with the staff and faculty of the program and a willingness to learn about the community served through the programs. Persons who are interested in applying for the internship should email a cover letter and their resume to Katrina Toews, Director of The Washington Ballet @THEARC at email@example.com. Students receive a travel stipend and the opportunity to take dance classes at The Washington School of Ballet as a part of the internship.
The Washington Ballet is offering Summer 2013 internships and volunteer opportunities, which support The Washington Ballet’s development and fundraising efforts in areas such as: community engagement, special events, donor database management, and general support for the development department’s initiatives.
Compensation: Great experience working for one of the nation’s largest ballet company and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Possible graduate credit if University allows. Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet.
To Apply: Current undergraduates, recent graduates and current graduate students preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and writing skills, interest in the performing arts and experience using Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Raiser’s Edge database highly beneficial. A professional demeanor and outgoing personality essential. Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to the Development Operations Coordinator, Alexandra Neal, at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include “Development Department Internship” in the subject line.