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At Colorado Ballet, you will enjoy the confidence and security of working with a dynamic growing arts organization that has been part of the Colorado arts community for more than 50 years. We have an exciting array of employment opportunities. From experienced performing arts professionals through entry-level positions, Colorado Ballet seeks out the most talented and enthusiastic people to join our organization. We offer a benefits package for our full-time employees and all staff have the opportunity to attend the productions they help bring to life! Colorado Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

*If you are a dancer seeking employment, please refer to our audition schedule.

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Current openings:

  • Colorado Ballet Patron Service Representative (Full-Time)
  • Outreach Dance Instructor

Colorado Ballet Patron Service Representative (Full-Time)

Overview: Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Their mission is to present exceptional quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education programs that are integral to the cultural life of our community. 

Colorado Ballet Ticketing, Academy and Development are three departments within Colorado Ballet. Colorado Ballet Ticketing’s mission is to provide exceptional customer service to subscribers, donors and single ticket buyers who attend Colorado Ballet’s professional performances.  Colorado Ballet Academy’s mission is to provide the highest quality training for dancers wishing to pursue a career in ballet and offering community classes that are geared toward children, youth, and adults who want to explore an interest in dance in its various forms.  The Development Department raises money to support all of the company’s programs including the professional company, education and community engagement programs and Colorado Ballet Academy.

Position Summary: The Colorado Ballet Patron Representative is responsible for customer service for all of the departments of Colorado Ballet. Job duties include selling tickets to performances, collecting/processing payments and donations, interacting with all patrons in a professional way, registering students for classes, and answering phones and emails. This position reports primarily to the Patron Service and Database Manager with dotted line reporting to the academy and development administration. This position is a full-time, benefited position with Colorado Ballet. (Monday-Friday 9am -5pm, with additional hours during performance weekends.)
Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years general office and ticketing experience
  • History of exceptional customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Proven experience working with a CRM or database system – Tessitura database experience preferred
  • Bookkeeping and/or basic accounting experience
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Solid ability with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Patience and the ability to remain positive and professional during stressful situations are essential
  • Dance background is a plus

Position Duties and Functions:

  • Primary contact for ticketing sales and subscriptions, development events and academy questions via phone and email
  • Responsible for on-line registering and tracking students, including data entry of customer information and processing payments
  • Providing administrative support to faculty and staff
  • Ability to work box office hours during show dates and times, which includes weekends and multiple evenings in November and December
  • Generating various management reports from the ticketing database
  • Other duties as assigned

Application: Application deadline is October 30, 2016. Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:  Submissions without these required items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outreach Dance Instructor

Position Summary: Colorado Ballet is seeking a motivated individual for a position as an Outreach Dance Instructor for our Leap N Learn and Workshop programs. This is an ideal part-time position for an instructor currently teaching for multiple organizations and looking to add a few hours a week. Hours are extremely part-time, averaging 2-5 hours per week during the school year and 5-10 hours per month in the summer months. The majority of teaching time for outreach instructors occurs between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on weekdays. This position has hourly rates for both assisting and teaching, commensurate with experience. This position reports to the Education Programs Manager and Director of Education in the Education & Community Engagement department.

Job Details:

  • Hour-long instruction at school sites across the Denver metro area as a part of the Dance Renaissance program (grades K-2, groups ranging from 10-25 students)
  • Preparation of lesson plans for weekly classes, following a designated curriculum
  • Responsible for music selection for classes (CD/mp3 player will be provided)
  • Distribution of permission slips, dance wear and additional materials as received from the Education Programs Manager
  • Optional attendance at outreach staff meetings (twice a year and paid administrative time)
  • Regular communication with Education Programs Manager via email for scheduling, evaluation, etc.
  • Opportunity to teach specific dance genres as a part of various workshop series

Qualifications: Colorado Ballet seeks the highest quality instructors to join our team. Our faculty brings the joy of dance to under-resourced communities across the Denver metro area. 

  • Strong background in ballet, creative movement and other dance genres required
  • Ability to work with students of all ages and abilities required
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or related field preferred
  • Experience working in public schools preferred
  • Experience in classroom management and inclusive approach to dance education desired
  • Spanish proficiency desired
Please submit a resume and sample lesson plan (1-hour Creative Movement/Beginning Ballet for K-2nd graders) to No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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