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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 nearly 60 years.  From experienced performing arts professionals to 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.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Patron Service Representative • Full Time

Reports To: Director of Patron Services and DBA
Type: Full-Time with Benefits; 30hrs/wk June 1st- August 1st 2021, then 40hrs/wk from August 1st 2021 onward
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Company Overview
Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization celebrating 60 years of excellence. Colorado Ballet’s 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. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,080 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students each year, from toddlers to seniors. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners, making more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually.

Position Overview
Colorado Ballet’s Patron Services Representative is responsible for providing superb front-line customer service for all Colorado Ballet departments. Responsibilities include selling tickets, processing donations, and registering students for classes. This position requires someone who is energetic, personable, patient, adaptable, and works well both independently and in a team. This individual reports to the Director of Patron Services and DBA with dotted line reporting to the Academy, Education, and Advancement administration. This position is a full-time, benefited position with Colorado Ballet, Monday-Friday 9am -5pm with additional non-traditional evening and weekend hours during performances.

Key Duties and Functions

  • Provides friendly and efficient customer service for all Colorado Ballet patrons in adherence to all Colorado Ballet policies and procedures.
  • Sells season single tickets and subscriptions over the phone as well as in person when in production at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House (includes evenings and weekends as well as higher frequency in November and December)
  • Collects and processes payments for tickets, academy registrations, education programs, and donations
  • Responsible for basic reporting/tracking
  • Provides administrative support to faculty and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years general customer service and administration experience; performing arts ticketing/box office experience is preferable
  • History of exceptional customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, self-start, and collaborate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Tessitura or similar ticketing/CRM system
  • Strong computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends during performances
  • Essential ability to remain patient, positive, and professional under all circumstances
  • Dance background or knowledge is a plus

How To Apply
Application deadline is May 3rd, 2021. Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to HR@coloradoballet.org

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.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) Information:
Salary range June 1st – August 1st 2021 at 30hrs/wk: $23,250-$26,250
Salary range August 1st 2021 onward at 40hrs/wk: $31,000-$35,000

Graphic Design & Marketing Associate • Full Time

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education, as well as community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Marketing & Graphic Design Associate is responsible for designing Colorado Ballet’s digital and print promotional materials and advertisements, and assists with marketing activities including creating e-mail marketing campaigns, managing and updating the website, and helping to support general marketing department efforts. The Marketing and Graphic Design Associate reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and works collaboratively with Colorado Ballet’s advertising and media buying agencies. He/she/they will also work collaboratively with the ticketing department staff to promote performances, as well as supporting design needs of Colorado Ballet’s other departments including Advancement, Colorado Ballet Academy, and Education & Community Engagement.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 years of professional graphic design and marketing experience required
  • Very proficient with Adobe design programs including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Experience using Adobe CC preferred
  • Basic HTML & CSS knowledge needed. Experience operating content management systems needed.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative manner, and in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to consistently deliver high quality work in proper formats for both digital and print
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, graphic design, public relations or other related field
  • Must have a passion for non-profit arts, performing arts and/or cultural organizations

DUTIES AND POSITION FUNCTIONS
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design all marketing collateral, t-shirts and digital media assets for Colorado Ballet performances, Colorado Ballet Academy, special events, outreach programs, and fundraising activities (Design projects will entail using existing design elements and brand standards, as well as creating new design concepts to support the company’s marketing efforts and future growth.)
  • Assist PR & Marketing Director with various advertising and graphic design projects throughout the season
  • Work collaboratively with creative agency and Marketing and Communications team to create and implement season creative concepts and brand standards
  • Incorporate the creative look and feel of each seasonal campaign into Colorado Ballet’s marketing materials
  • Design and deliver print and digital advertisements
  • Create graphics for Colorado Ballet’s website and e-blasts
  • Edit photos for promotional materials and social media
  • Support the creation of e-newsletters with graphic design and basic html/css knowledge
  • Manage the website content, updating copy and content as needed (basic HTML and CSS knowledge required)
  • Continue to oversee management of the website’s new content management system in order to maximize the user experience and to maintain best practices and optimal design
  • Will occasionally need to work on performance weekends.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This is a full time position with a salary range from $40 - $50k, commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include subsidized health care and a 401(k) plan.

APPLICATION
Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary expectations to hr@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these required items will not be considered. No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. This is a full-time position and includes benefits. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSISTANT DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR • FULL-TIME

Reports To: Director of Patron Services and DBA
Type: Full-Time with Benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt

Company Overview
Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization celebrating 60 years of excellence. Our 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. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,080 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students each year, from toddlers to seniors. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners, making more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually.

Position Overview
Colorado Ballet uses a customer relationship management system (CRM) called Tessitura, a piece of third party software designed primarily to support performing arts companies, and used around the world. It’s the entry point and central repository for all information about our patrons including ticket purchases, donations, classes in our teaching academy, and our education department. It also passes summarized financial information to the backend accounting system.

This position primarily supports the Advancement department, but will also support our teaching academy, education department, and assist in the overall management of the database, including testing and implementing software updates. This position reports to the Director of Patron Services and DBA with dotted line reporting to the Associate Director of Advancement. It is a full-time, benefited position with Colorado Ballet, Monday-Friday 9am -5pm, with occasional non-traditional evening and weekend hours.

Key Duties and Functions:

Advancement

  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry
  • Maintain up-to-date donor contact information and giving histories
  • Collaborate with finance to ensure accuracy of donor data and funds raised
  • Create and manage campaigns, appeals, funds, and portfolios
  • Create and send acknowledgments and tax information
  • Generate renewal letters, pledge reminders and invoices
  • Manage the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program
  • Generate donor and patron reports and lists as requested
  • Create and manage online giving and event ticketing pages
  • Process and track RSVPs and ticket purchases for various Advancement events
  • Support the annual Gala

Academy and Education

  • Build class and event schedules, including registration and pricing
  • Coordinate with finance to ensure accurate passing of financial data
  • Extract reports to support academy functions

Database Support

  • Assist with testing and implementing software upgrades to the database
  • Support the TRG database
  • Awareness of cross departmental database standards and needs
  • Document processes and procedures
  • Research enhancements for Tessitura TNEW (Tessitura web)

Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience working with a CRM or database system
  • Minimum 2 years general office and database experience
  • History of exceptional customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Ability to maintain and protect confidentiality of sensitive materials
  • Flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends. Travel is not required.
  • Solid ability with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Dance background is a plus
  • Patience and the ability to remain positive and professional during stressful situations are essential

How To Apply

Application deadline is May 21st, 2021. Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to HR@coloradoballet.org.

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.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) Information:
Salary range $40,000 - $50,000

Outreach Dance Instructor • Part Time
Position Summary

Colorado Ballet is seeking a motivated individual for a position as an Outreach Dance Instructor for our after school 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 2:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays. This position has hourly rates for both assisting and teaching, commensurate with experience. This position reports to the Education Programs Manager and Education Department Manager in the Education & Community Engagement department.

Job Details
  • Hour-long instruction at school sites across the Denver metro area as a part of our after school programs (grades K - 2nd, 3rd – 5th, and sometimes middle school groups ranging from 10-25 students)
  • Preparation of lesson plans for weekly classes, following a designated curriculum
  • Responsible for music selection for classes (stereo with Bluetooth or auxiliary port will be provided)
  • Distribution of permission slips, dance wear and additional materials as received from the Education Programs Manager
  • Optional (mandatory for after school program instructors) 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 creative movement, ballet and/or other dance genres required (West African, Bollywood/Bharatanatyam, hula, swing, and hip-hop instructors also needed)
  • Ability to work with students of all ages and abilities required (willingness to work with students with disabilities)
  • 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
Application

Please submit a resume and sample lesson plan (1-hour Creative Movement/Beginning Ballet for K-2nd graders) to emily.aalbers@coloradoballet.org. No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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