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Auditions

The Washington Ballet’s Company and Studio Company seeks classically trained dancers.

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General Employment

To apply for a listed position, interested candidates should send the following items:

  1. Cover letter (complete with salary history)
  2. Current resume
  3. List of professional references
  4. TWB Employment Application (click to complete this fillable application, print and sign it)

Return the above items via email to resumes@washingtonballet.org or by post mail to The Washington Ballet, Attention: Resumes, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. NO PHONE CALLS or ALTERNATE EMAILS PLEASE.

The Washington Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of The Washington Ballet to employ individuals without regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor made unlawful under applicable fair employment laws.

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General Manager, TWSB

General Manager – TWSB

 

Department: The Washington School of Ballet
Reports to: Department Head
Classification: Full-Time, Salary
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
View Full Position Description (Click Here)

The Washington Ballet is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of the organization and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin.

Please send a cover letter outlining your specific interest in The Washington Ballet and your qualifications for this position. Include a resumé, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three references. Electronic submissions are requested. All applications will be treated as confidential, and references will not be called without the candidates’ prior knowledge and agreement.

The position will remain open until filled. Please send materials to:

The Washington Ballet
c/o Catherine French Group
2500 Q Street NW, Suite 623
Washington, DC 20007
applications@catherinefrenchgroup.com

Please submit material in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format, only

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:

  1. View Full Position Description (Click Here)
  2. Cover letter (complete with salary history)
  3. Current resume
  4. List of professional references
  5. TWB Employment Application (click to complete this fillable application, print and sign it)

Return the above items via email to applications@catherinefrenchgroup.com or by post mail to The Washington Ballet, Attention: Catherine French Group, 2500 Q Street NW, Suite 623, Washington, DC 20007. NO PHONE CALLS or ALTERNATE EMAILS PLEASE.

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Part Time Faculty Position NW Campus

Part-Time Faculty Position NW Campus

Lower Division Ages 8-12 | Pre Ballet ages 4-7

Department: NW School Position Title: Ballet Faculty
Reports to: Division Head
Classification: Part-time, Seasonal
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
The Washington School of Ballet seeks an energetic candidate with significant experience teaching ballet technique to children ages 4 to 12. Preferred that candidate has certification in or participated in a ballet syllabus teacher training program. Candidate must possess strong classical ballet knowledge, must be a team player, teach the school’s curriculum, and have experience in choreography for young children.

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach ballet classes in level(s) Pre Ballet 1-3 ages 4-7
  • Teach ballet classes in level(s) Lower Division 1-3 ages 8-12
  • Assist in choreography for the Pre Ballet 2 & 3 Class Presentations and Spring Performance for Level 1A and up
  • Write evaluations for each student

Internal Contacts:

Division Heads, School Managers, Director of School Operations, Faculty

External Contacts:

Students

Qualifications – Education and Experience

Teaching or professional experience in a nationally recognized company and/or school is preferred. Experience teaching and choreographing for young children is a must.

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, good collaborator
  • Communicates conflicts, concerns, or matters of urgency to the appropriate supervisor
  • Works in a detail-oriented manner, is resourceful, flexible, and is able to handle tasks simultaneously
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic understanding of musicality and ability to communicate with pianist

Knowledge of:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Classical Ballet Repertoire
  • Classroom management

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • PC and software
  • Access to online music
  • Familiarity with Zoom
  • Standard office equipment

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:

  1. Cover letter (complete with salary history)
  2. Current resume
  3. List of professional references
  4. TWB Employment Application (click to complete this fillable application, print and sign it)

Return the above items via email to resumes@washingtonballet.org or by post mail to The Washington Ballet, Attention: Resumes, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. NO PHONE CALLS or ALTERNATE EMAILS PLEASE.

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Part-Time Receptionist, SE & NW Campus

Part-Time Receptionist, SE & NW Campuses

Department: The School
Position Title:  Receptionist
Location:  1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington DC 20020 or 3308 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Reports To:  Head of School SE Campus (SE) or School and Community Programs Manager (NW)
Classification: Part Time, Hourly

Scope:
The Receptionist is the first person to greet students, families, staff, and faculty entering the building. The ideal candidate is welcoming, attentive, patient, resourceful, and inclusive. They are able to work under pressure, problem solve in the moment, work at a fast pace when necessary, and foster a sense of community.

General Responsibilities:

  • answering telephones;
  • reviewing and following the daily studio schedule, and directing guests to the correct location;
  • welcoming students, families, faculty, renters, and all individuals upon entry;
  • responding to inquiries/issues or directing to staff;
  • identifying creative solutions when challenges arise;
  • monitoring arrivals and departures via the front door to the suite to maintain building security;
  • receiving and notifying supervisor of mail and/or packages;
  • maintaining an understanding of all in-studio technology;
  • managing adult class attendance;
  • monitoring compliance of Covid-19 protocols and procedures and addressing violations when necessary;
  • assisting supervisor with administrative and facility projects when requested.

Qualifications:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Zoom preferred.

Required Working Hours:
The Receptionist position has several shifts during the operating hours of the building from 9:00am-9:15pm Monday – Friday and 9:00am-3:00pm Saturday-Sunday. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 hours available during these timeframes.

Hourly Rate: $15/hour

To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. List of three professional references

Return the above items via email to SE Campus School Manager, Kayla DeShields for SE Position and Pre-Ballet and Lower Division School Manager, Alex Schools for NW Position. Include RECEPTIONIST in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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