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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:

Development Associate

Position Summary:  Colorado Ballet is seeking an integral member of our team to be responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals for a $2 million campaign through retention of current donors and acquisition of new donors.   The Development Associate will report to the Development Director.  This position is full-time and benefited with an annual salary commensurate with experience.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Work with Development Director and Development Committee to identify, establish, maintain, grow and/or nurture relationships with individual contributors, and prospective donors
  • Organize solicitation drives and annual giving campaign for ongoing support from individual donors
  • Manage donor giving levels and related donor benefits 
  • Assist with special event planning and execution
  • Report fundraising progress to Development Committee

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree plus work experience in related field
  • Strong interest in performing arts – passion for ballet is a plus
  • 4+ years fundraising experience, including demonstrated experience with face-to-face solicitation, special events, cultivation practices, and donor stewardship.  Sales experience is also welcome.  
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, and excel knowledge.  Familiarity with fundraising databases preferred.   
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.  Travel is not required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to claire.margolf@coloradoballet.org.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged.  Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Colorado Ballet Auxiliary
  • SCFD
  • John Madden Company
  • Westin Denver Downtown
  • Colorado Council on the Arts
  • KeyBank
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