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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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Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager


Department:
 Marketing & Sales
Reports to: Department Head
Classification: Full-Time, Salary
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
The Washington Ballet marketing team is a lean & collaborative collective of arts administrators seeking a successful marketing manager who is proactive, possesses a high level of organizational skills, and a creative problem-solving skillset. The role requires an ability to collaborate with numerous departments at The Washington Ballet including Development, Production, Education, Box Office, & TWB Dancers to synthesize a robust calendar of social media, email, & various digital marketing content for TWB constituents.

As a member of The Washington Ballet’s (TWB) staff, the Marketing Manager must be an active member of the marketing team participating in day-to-day administrative operations and communications while executing primary responsibilities in social media scheduling, content curation, brand quality control, and digital advertising needs to be prioritized by the Director of Marketing & Sales. The Marketing Manager will also play an important role in TWB database management via list segmentation, historical sales tracking, and customer experience analysis.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for social media content curation, scheduling, and monitoring for TWB profiles on all pertinent social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with various design agencies to curate original image or video content
  • Review, edit, suppress, and respond to public communications on social media platforms
  • Flag & relay important information provided by public responses
  • Oversee email marketing including email design and subscriber list management
  • Manage routing assets to appropriate internal teams for approvals
  • Work with Director of Marketing & Sales to update and maintain TWB web content
  • Act as point of contact and occasional project manager with external partners (eg. Capacity Interactive, Playbill, etc.)
  • Manage the creation of the playbill for each performance, gathering all necessary content, distributing for review, and working with the agency to execute the final product
  • Work with Dir. of Marketing & Sales to strategize & streamline most effective use of TWB data sources, including website analytics, patron data, historical sales, and institutional surveys
  • Create and conduct regular surveys of ticket buyers


Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in digital marketing (preferably within performance arts)

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:

  • Proven experience leading and managing social media advertising campaigns
  • Proven ability to proactively craft, curate, and edit content in Adobe CC as needed, including graphic, video, and audio editing for social media
  • Experience managing website, marketing analytics, and CRM tools (WordPress, Google Analytics, Tessitura)
  • Code, route approval for invoices within finance department guidelines
  • Oversee display and signage at partner theaters and ensure timely delivery of assets
  • Excellent copywriting, grammatical and proof-reading skills

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: Marketing Resumes, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. NO PHONE CALLS or ALTERNATE EMAILS PLEASE.

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Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts Officer

 

Department: Development
Reports to: Department Head
Classification: Full-Time, Salary
Location: Washington, DC

Scope:
The Washington Ballet development team is a lean & collaborative collective of arts administrators seeking a successful major gifts officer who is pro-active, well organized, and possesses a sales mentality. The role requires direct solicitation of individuals and corporate partners through excellent interpersonal skills, data-driven portfolio management, and the demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals.

As a member of The Washington Ballet’s (TWB) staff, the Major Gifts Officer must be an active member of the development team participating in day-to-day administrative operations and communications while executing primary responsibilities in donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Major Gifts Officer will also play an important role in TWB database upkeep via tracking of moves management.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of 150 active individual and corporate accounts, responsible for $1 million in contributed revenue.
  • Develop and pitch major gift proposals for donors giving $10,000 to $100,000 annually.
  • Build a pipeline for the Board of Ambassadors corporate giving program for those who can support the annual fund with a gift of $10k+.
  • Develop proposals for 10k+ corporate funders according to their passions and interests, and match to priority needs such as artistic/production underwriting, student scholarships, community engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives.
  • Enhance the Balletomane Society membership program through targeted acquisition and cultivation plans for new and existing mid-level donors giving $2,500 to $9,999 annually.
  • Leverage in-person and digital programming such as Studio Session rehearsals, Lunch & Learn series, Family Giving Circle series, and Barre Talk with a view to donor strategy.
  • Create stewardship materials by working with a designer to generate impact reports, quarterly newsletters, and other collateral as needed.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit sponsorship for annual special events: Season Opening Celebration, The Nutcracker Tea Party, and Annual Gala.
  • Research and qualify donors via wealth screening tools, phone calls, and in-person conversations. Record donor touchpoints into the Patron Manager database.

Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Graduate degree preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising (3+ years)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals membership preferred (not required)

Professional and Technical Competencies:

  • Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
  • High level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with internal and external constituents.

Knowledge of:

  • Proven ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution.
  • Proven ability to interact and influence philanthropic leaders.
  • Experience managing CRM data (SalesForce, Tessitura) and using wealth-screening tools (Wealth Engine, Wealth X, Donor Search).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Code, route approval for invoices within finance department guidelines

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: Development Resumes, 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. 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 Head of School SE Campus, Monica Stephenson for SE position or School and Community Programs Manager, Kourtney Ginn for NW position. Include RECEPTIONIST in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Friday, September 3, 2021.

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