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General Employment

The Washington Ballet is currently accepting applications for the following positions. For details of each position, click on the left side menu tabs below. 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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Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts Officer

Department: Development
Position Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports to: Development Director
Classification: Full–Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

Purpose
In the midst of rapid growth, The Washington Ballet seeks a Major Gifts Officer who will assist the development department in meeting the organization’s fundraising goals. The Major Gifts Officer is an integral part of ensuring that we fulfill our mission by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding support from individuals.

Candidate must be a highly energetic professional with an established track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five-figure range. Reports to the Director of Development and works collaboratively and strategically with the Managing Director, External Affairs, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and other department leaders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of approximately 200 prospective donors with primary focus on giving capacity of five to six figures.
  • Secure financial gifts from individuals by developing and executing individualized donor plans including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Prepare donor proposals and gift agreements as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other department representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for organizational priorities, including special event outreach.
  • Monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Engage donor prospects through face to face meetings and other strategic communications.
  • Serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the development operations and collaborate on other fundraising initiatives.
  • Maintain donor, gift, and prospect management records, including accurate call reports of all donor prospect meetings, in the donor management system.
  • Be aware of, and subscribe to, best practices and strategies for successful fundraising.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of six years of relevant experience
  • Deep belief in organizational mission
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Highly focused and organized approach
  • Collaborative working style
  • A track record of setting and achieving stretch goals, and meeting ongoing performance metrics

Physical Demands:

  • Cyclical working hours – seasonal hours and schedule.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours as required or assigned.
  • Occasional periods of prolonged standing/sitting
  • Ability to travel as needed for work or assignments.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

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Data Specialist

Data Specialist

Department: Development
Position Title: Data Specialist
Reports to: Development Director
Classification: Full – Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary 

The Data Specialist is responsible for maintaining the database for The Washington Ballet, ensuring accurate records, and supporting development and marketing staff in their data needs. This position collaborates cross-departmentally to assist in improving utilization of the database tool (Salesforce/Patron Manager) and maximizing staff capacity, enabling marketing and development staff to use data to inform decision-making, and analyzing information in real-time to support marketing and development functions. Data monitoring, analysis and manipulation, troubleshooting, security, backup, and integrity are critical parts of the job.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Gift Processing & Financial Reconciliation

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of all financial gifts to The Washington Ballet by entering gift and constituent information into the donor database system and issuing donor acknowledgements for one-time and monthly donations
  • In coordination with relationship managers, ensure pledge payments are received according to gift installment plans by pulling regular reports on pledge balances and issuing invoices
  • Draft acknowledgment letters that reinforce The Washington Ballet’s mission, thank supporters, and provide appropriate tax information, using templates
  • Reconcile revenue figures with finance department on a monthly basis to ensure accurate management of data for contributed revenue
  • Proactively create codes for campaigns, funds, and appeals within donor database to allow for accurate tracking of gifts

Database Management & Reporting

  • Generate established reports from the donor and patron database regularly for the marketing and development teams
  • Pull and clean targeting mailing lists from the database, segmenting as needed, for direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, event invitations and other needs
  • Ensure the cleanliness of data by regularly updating constituent contact information and de-duplicating records
  • Import volunteer and in-kind donation constituent information into database as needed
  • Conduct bulk uploads of actions and appeals within database to ensure accurate and timely records and allow for robust reporting
  • Conducts prospect research and provides relevant data to development staff, as appropriate.
  • Maintain and enforce database standards, controls, and data entry procedures.
  • Monitor and improve the technology by performing platform upgrades and improvements, including implementation of platform extensions, such as: Classy, Greenvelope, and Square.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Salesforce/Patron Manager Admin or similar database experience required
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues

Physical Demands:

  • Cyclical working hours – seasonal hours and schedule.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours as required or assigned.
  • Occasional periods of prolonged standing/sitting
  • Ability to travel as needed for work or assignments.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

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Assistant Production Manager

Assistant Production Manager

Department: Artistic Operations
Position Title: Assistant Production Manager
Reports to: Production Manager
Classification: Full – Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

General Description:
Assistant Production Manager provides additional supervision for each area in the production department including Carpentry, Electrics, Properties, Sound, Projections & Special Effects, Hair & Make-up, Costumes, Wardrobe, Stage Management; manages the productions in current repertoire, manages the creation of new productions, oversees co-productions and the company’s production rentals;

Responsibilities:

Production Management

  • Assist Production Manager in oversight of all production functions, including: Stage Operations, Stage Management, Technical Administration, Costumes, Wig & Makeup, and Wardrobe; ensuring financial, artistic and operational goals of each area are set and accomplished.
  • Support the artistic vision of the Artistic Director in its many facets, from studio to the stage, fostering policies that allow the Artistic product to reach new levels of excellence.
  • Execute design contracts, secure rentals, purchases and fabrication of production related aspects of each season – sets, costumes, drops, etc.
  • Draft ground plans, section drawings and/or translate CAD drawings into a useable format for TWB Production use.
  • Drafting any needed drawings (Ground plans, Section Drawings) for potential new works or future works in development
  • Draft truck packs when needed for efficient load-in and load out
  • Manage, with Production Manager, logistics for load-in/out, technical rehearsals, performance run crews, and any other activities pertaining to stage performances by members of the company.
  • Work with external vendors to fulfill any and all logistical needs for the company to include flooring, freight, equipment rentals, etc.
  • Advance communications with venues regarding technical specifications, schedules and labor.
  • Maintain archives of ballets in repertoire for ease of remounting.
  • Ensure adherence to union regulations as it pertains to dancers, musicians, and technical personnel, as described in the company’s AGMA, IATSE, and AFM agreements.
  • Oversee production rental and storage of TWB owned productions & costumes including creation and maintenance of rental contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Financial and Administrative

  • Maintain annual production budget as well as individual show budgets; maintain expenses within the production budgets of all TWB and TWSB productions.
  • Participates in monthly reconciliation of expense budgets and maintains strict cost controls to ensure adherence to budgetary limitations.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Facilities, assist in the maintenance and implementation of technology and systems in rehearsal studios.

Internal Contacts:

Executive Director, Artistic Director, General Manager, Production Manager, Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Staff, Head of School, Director of School Operations, Director of Finance and Administration, Music Supervisor, Company Dancers, Company Pianists, Marketing Department, Development Department, Finance Department, School Staff, Ticketing Staff and others as needed.

External Contacts:

Constituents, representatives of other arts organizations, artist agents, artists, company guests, members of the general public, stagehands, venue representatives, vendors.

Positions Supervised:

Over Hire Technicians, Venue Stagehands, and others as assigned

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally with dance experience
  • Minimum of three years experience in technical and production management.
  • Ability to draft (Vectorworks, CAD, etc.).
  • Strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Preferred:

  • Ballet experience strongly preferred.
  • Touring experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of the production process in a ballet company.
  • Ability to align departmental work with the overarching artistic goals of the institution.
  • Ability to foster a safe, collaborative, respectful, and energized work environment.
  • Ability to think creatively – develop, design and implement new ideas, systems, relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with multiple and competing priorities and deadlines.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Department: Production
Position Title: 2nd Assistant Stage Manager
Reports to: Production Manager
Classification: Contract Hire
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:

Serve as the 2nd Assistant Stage Manager for future projects.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attending production meetings
  • Reviewing available video and documentation to learn the show prior to attending rehearsals
  • Assisting the SM and ASM to spike rehearsal studios
  • Assisting the SM and ASM to create and/or edit performance running sheets and other show paperwork
  • Assisting the ASM to manage props during studio rehearsals and assisting dancers to learn their use
  • Attending studio dress rehearsals
  • Becoming familiar with the SM calling sheets in order to be able to call the show in the event of the SM’s absence
  • Posting signs and notices at the theater
  • Overseeing the deck running crew during technical rehearsals and performances to ensure that cues are executed properly
  • Executing any cues assigned
  • Checking set and prop presets prior to each act during technical rehearsals and performances
  • Solving problems as they occur during rehearsals and performances
  • At the end of the run, striking all stage management postings and equipment
  • Assisting the SM to produce archival “as run” versions of the show paperwork

Internal Contacts:

General Manager, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Carpenter, Artistic Staff, Music Supervisor, Wardrobe/Costume Staff, and others as needed

External Contacts:

Technical crew of TWB (union and non-union), venue technical personnel.

Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Minimum two years of related experience
  • Able to maintain calm in stressful conversations
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, etc. and must be able to learn quickly to use program software
  • Willingness to learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills
  • General knowledge of dance and the performing arts preferred
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in regard to work performed

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
  • Maintain positive and professional decorum in relations with others
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, good collaborator
  • Work in a detail-oriented manner, is resourceful and flexible, and able to handle tasks simultaneously

Knowledge of: 

  • Microsoft office applications

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • Standard office equipment and software

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Artistic Coordinator

Artistic Coordinator

Department: Artistic
Position Title: Artistic Coordinator
Reports to: General Manager
Classification: Full – Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
The Artistic Coordinator enhances the Artistic Director’s effectiveness by providing information management support; and by scheduling all activities of the Company and Studio Company. This position is responsible for supporting administrative duties related to the responsibilities of the Artistic Director and Artistic Department in order to maintain the highest standards of excellence and utilize company resources most effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the schedules of the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director.
  • Creates and disseminates the daily schedules for the Company and Studio Company, ensuring adherence to union regulations, and taking into account the needs of works currently in repertoire.
  • Provides administrative coordination to the Artistic Department (Ballet Masters, Guest Artists, Repetiteurs, Guest Conductors, etc.). Duties may include meeting arrangement, travel coordination (in connection with the Company Manager), answering correspondence, filing, faxing, copying, scanning, printing, generating letters and forms.
  • Advances rehearsal scheduling for the entire season and adjusts during the course of each season in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Ballet Masters and Repetiteurs.
  • Coordinates studio space availability for the Company in conjunction with School Administrators.
  • Generates program information for Company Performances, including credits, bios, and casting.
  • Researches pertinent information from choreographer’s trusts/estates in order to ensure a smooth rehearsal process when their representative is onsite.
  • In a creative, and timely manner, actively attends to all administrative and logistical matters pertaining to the daily schedule, coordination, communication and planning of the AD, and company.
  • Alerts AD and AAD of meetings, events and special activities on a daily basis.
  • Coordinates company class auditions.
  • Communicates necessary information with employees and other individuals in a timely manner to ensure clear and mutual understandings
  • Compiles and keeps track of the following information relating to planning and rehearsals:
    • Dancers availability (releases, leave requests)
    • Ballet masters’ availability and rehearsal needs
    • Visiting choreographers/repetiteurs’ availability and rehearsal needs
    • Ballet casting for each ballet in current repertoire
  • Ensures compliance with AGMA regulations for all notices required for the company.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Internal Contacts:

ED, AD, Artistic Staff, General Manager, School Director, Director of Finance and Administration, Production Manager, Music Supervisor, Physical Therapy Staff, Company Dancers, Company Pianists, Marketing Department, Development Department, Finance Department, School Staff, Stage Management Staff, Wardrobe/Costume Staff, Ticketing Staff and others as needed

External Contacts:

Constituents, representatives of other arts organizations, artist agents, artists, company guests, members of the general public

Positions Supervised: N/A

Qualifications – Education and Experience (min.)
At least one to three years as an administrator in dance or other performing arts related organization.  Extensive knowledge of ballet and related repertoire.  Ability to handle many varied tasks at once and work well under pressure.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to interact with staff, artists and donors.

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor or company director(s) in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in managing administrative responsibilities efficiently.
  • Maintains positive and professional decorum in relations with others.
  • Effectively and accurately proofs own documents and materials, adhering to contemporary professional business grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Effectively uses office equipment to perform duties in an efficient manner.
  • Produces complete and accurate work in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates sound project management skills including ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines and objectives.
  • Performs duties as assigned by AD in a timely manner and with a creative and positive attitude.
  • Works in a detail oriented manner, is resourceful and flexible, and able to handle tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrates strong writing, mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Faces demanding situations with tenacity, sensitivity and positive approach.
  • Works independently and as part of team.

Knowledge of:

  • Office workflow / operations
  • Basic Theatre operations
  • Ballet/Dance company operations

Physical Demands:

  • Cyclical working hours – according to season programming
  • Evening and weekend hours as required or assigned
  • Standing and sitting for long hours
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • Computer and software
  • Standard office equipment

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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Department: Administration
Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration
Classification: Part–Time
Location: Washington, DC

General Description:

The Washington Ballet seeks a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks. Duties include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and coordinating general administrative activities. This position is part-time position that would start at 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Process and distribute daily mail delivery.
  • Administering an organization-wide process for contracts management; including creation, approval, implementation and maintenance of an executed contract file.
  • Maintain the electronic storage of human resource forms for new employees, including executed offer letters, tax paperwork, benefits forms, and other related.
  • Maintain job description database and disseminate job postings and listings through appropriate pipelines when openings exist.
  • Manage the in-take of resumes and audition requests and distribute to the appropriate hiring manager.
  • Process the bi-monthly office supply order and maintain internal inventory of common-use supplies.
  • Order business cards for new hires, or after promotions and title changes.
  • Maintain database of current membership and process renewals in a timely manner.
  • Assist in processing check requests and expense reimbursement forms.
  • Assist in the management of the company-wide calendar.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Internal Contacts:

Executive Director, Artistic Director, General Manager, Production Manager, Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Staff, Head of School, Director of School Operations, Director of Finance and Administration, Music Supervisor, Company Dancers, Company Pianists, Marketing Department, Development Department, Finance Department, School Staff, Ticketing Staff and others as needed.

External Contacts:

Constituents, representatives of other arts organizations, artists, the general public, venue representatives, and vendors.

Positions Supervised:

None

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent administrative experience.
  • Must demonstrate confidentiality and discretion in dealing with Human Resource and Financial matters and documents.
  • Proficiency in Office Suite (Excel and Outlook, in particular).
  • Strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Preferred

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and mail machines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

Knowledge, skills, abilities

  • Ability to align departmental work with the overarching goals of the institution.
  • Ability to foster a safe, collaborative, respectful, and energized work environment.
  • Ability to think creatively – develop, design and implement new ideas, systems, relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with multiple and competing priorities and deadlines.

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Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

Department: Community Engagement
Position Title: Teaching Artist
Reports to: Community Engagement Manager
Classification: Contract Hire
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:

The Washington Ballet seeks to assemble a team of Teaching Artists for our school and community programs that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. TWB’s programs impact students at every grade level and offer residencies on a variety of dance genres. We welcome candidates with a wide range of dance expertise and teaching experiences. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for dance education, youth empowerment, and possess professional dance and teaching experience. Experience creating inclusive classroom environments and teaching in DC school system classrooms or comparable urban school system a plus. Bilingual artists and individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

General Responsibilities:

  • Bringing the joy and artistry of dance to our community.
  • Building confidence in learners of all ages through the art of dance.
  • Teaching preshow workshops for student matinees.
  • Teaching DanceDC residencies.
  • Teaching introductory dance workshops.
  • Partnering with classroom teachers to creating arts integration lesson plans.
  • Assisting with the development of TWB’s school programs curriculum.
  • Facilitating demonstrations at Dance for All events.
  • Assisting with Dance for All events.
  • Representing The Washington Ballet in the community.
  • Providing feedback to the Director of Marketing and Media about school and community partners.

Internal Contacts:

Community Engagement Manager, School Programs Manager, Teaching Artists.

External Contacts:

School and community partners, teachers, students, and general public.

Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Minimum two years of teaching experience.
  • Expert knowledge of at least one dance genre.
  • General knowledge of ballet.

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
  • Able to create a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Lesson planning using an objective and outcomes- based approach.
  • Choreography
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to get to schools and community partners independently and reliably.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills
  • Collaborate effectively with the community engagement team.
  • Willingness to learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills.
  • Maintain positive and professional decorum in relations with others

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to transport self and teaching materials to class locations
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of technical proficiency and physical ability in your respective dance genre.

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • Portable music player and speakers
  • Standard office equipment and software
  • Dance genre related footwear and equipment

To apply, please send a cover letter, teaching and/or dance resume, and head shot to Vanessa Hope, Community Engagement Manager, at vhope@washingtonballet.org. No phone calls please.

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Internships: Development, Marketing, and Special Events

Internships: Development, Marketing, & Special Events

Development Internship

Department: Development
Internship Title: Development Intern (DI)
Reports to: Director of Development
Classification: Internship 15-20 hours min./week
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
This internship supports the activities of the Development Department of TWB’s fundraising efforts in the following areas: community engagement, special event planning, donor database management, and providing general support for the development department’s initiatives. A small stipend is available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains files and general office duties
  • Assists with daily tasks as requested by DOD
  • Researches Corporate and Individual Prospects for Institutional and Individual Giving
  • Assists in season mailings for Individual Giving, Institutional Giving and Special Events
  • Prepares for TWB 2016.2017 season Appeals
  • Assists with Grants and Corporate Proposals

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in arts administration or related field of study
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Strong online and offline research skills
  • Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor
  • Works independently and as part of team
  • Previous internal or external customer service preferred

Evaluation Procedure: Evaluation is ongoing. Weekly communication between the DOD about Development Department activities allows for alterations if the interests of the intern or the needs of the Ballet change. At the conclusion of the internship, the supervisor will prepare a written evaluation of the intern’s work, experience and overall contribution to The Washington Ballet. In addition, the intern has an opportunity to evaluate the internship experience.

Benefits:

  • Great experience working for the nation’s tenth largest ballet company
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of projects
  • Possible graduate credit if University/College allows
  • Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet

Internal Contacts: Director of Development, Major Gifts Officer, Manager of Individual Giving, Manager of Institutional Giving, Manager or Special Events, Managing Director, Artistic Director, Marketing Department Staff, School Staff, Artistic Staff, Finance Department Staff, Stage Management Staff, Ticketing Staff and others as needed External Contacts: Board members, constituents, representatives of other arts organizations, members of the general public

Knowledge of:

  • Public Administration/ Non-profit
  • Fundraising Basics
  • Ballet/Dance company operations a plus

Physical Demands:

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Must be able to sit and stand for prolonged periods

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • Dase systems
  • PC and software
  • Standard office equipment
  • Excel and Microsoft Word

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@washingtonballet.org

 

Marketing and Communications Internship

Department: Marketing and Communications
Internship Title: Marketing Intern (MI)
Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
Classification: Internship 12 hours min./week
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:

This internship supports the activities of the Marketing and Communications Department of TWB and provides a general introduction into the varied responsibilities of the marketing and communications management professional while providing experience within the non-profit/performing arts sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Work with team to build relationships with local cultural organizations, retailers, hotels, restaurants, salons and other appropriate businesses to secure creative cross-promotions. Distribute to flyers to establishments to promote performances.
  • Assisting with social media content creation, metrics and reporting
  • Assist with digital asset management and TWB photography archiving and organization
  • Media relations and industry research
  • Assist with the organization of photography and Playbill archives
  • Assist with press files
  • Other projects as assigned

Retail Marketing

  • Research products for season shows, special events, and gifts
  • Help manage physical inventory and merchandise
  • Manage shop supply inventory monthly (shipping supplies, shopping bags, tickets)
  • Assist with fulfillment of orders and internal transfers
  • Occasional assistance in staffing  and merchandise shop at events

Ticketing

  • Assist in managing the group sales database
  • Assist Group Sales Manager with seating charts, group sales contracts, mailings
  • Assist with order fulfillment
  • Follow up with groups that have attended a performance to see how their experience was
  • Other projects as assigned

Qualifications 

  • Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in arts administration or related field of study
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of self-motivation, professionalism, creativity, and a love for the arts encouraged
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong online and offline research skills
  • Knowledge of relevant social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
  • Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor or company director
  • Works independently and as part of team
  • Previous internal or external customer service preferred

Evaluation Procedure: Evaluation is ongoing. At the conclusion of the internship, the supervisor will prepare a written evaluation of the intern’s work, experience, and overall contribution to The Washington Ballet. In addition, the intern has an opportunity to evaluate the internship experience

Internal Contacts:

Administrative and Artistic Staff

External Contacts:

Board members, constituents, members of the general public

Positions Supervised: N/A

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to lift and move up to 30lbs
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required

Equipment Knowledge and Use:

  • PC and software
  • Standard office equipment

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to resumes@washingtonballet,org

Special Events Internship

Department: Development
Internship Title: Special Events Internship
Reports to: Special Events Manager
Classification: Internship 21-24 hours per week
Availability: September – December. Intern must be available on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Duration of the internship is 12 weeks with flexible start and end dates

Scope:

Work behind the scenes in Special Events at The Washington Ballet. Assist with the daily planning, logistics, coordination and execution of TWB’s major fundraising events that help raise $1.5 million annually. Major events include The Nutcracker Tea Party, Opening Night Reception, Beer Ballet & Bubbly and more! You will also join in on the excitement of hosting private events for our many dedicated supporters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate set-up and on-site registration at events
  • Assist with event invitation and RSVP process by managing information in the donor database
  • Execute membership fulfillment and cultivation events
  • Interact with donors, prospects, volunteers and board members on the phone, through email and on-site at events
  • Other projects include planning silent auctions, members-only trips, marketing/outreach efforts for large events and industry research

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Previous event experience preferred
  • Communicates conflicts, concerns or matters of urgency to appropriate supervisor
  • Works independently and as part of team
  • Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in the arts, arts administration or related field of study is preferred

Benefits:

  • Great experience working for the nation’s tenth largest ballet company
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of projects
  • Possible graduate credit if University/College allows
  • Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@washingtonballet.org

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