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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 over 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

ACADEMY PRINCIPAL

Position Description: Academy Principal
Reports To: Academy Director
Type: 40 hours/week, with benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt

Company Overview

Colorado Ballet Company is a Denver based non-profit organization celebrating more than 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 700 students each year, offering imaginative programs for toddlers through adult, a daytime Pre-Professional Division designed for the serious student seeking ballet as a career, an international summer intensive drawing 300+ students from around the world, and educational workshops and camps throughout the year for all ages. Students have multiple performances in Colorado Ballet’s Black Box theater as well as a full-length, classical production in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Each year over 150 students have the opportunity to dance alongside professional company dancers during Colorado Ballet’s season at the Ellie. CBA is continually recognized with the prestigious “Outstanding School” award, 1st place ensemble and numerous top placements in every category at the world-renowned Youth America Grand Prix competition. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners, making more than 30,000 contacts each year.

Position Summary

The Colorado Ballet Academy Principal reports to the Colorado Ballet Academy Director, supervises the Lower School Coordinator and works in tandem to fulfill needs for the vision of the Colorado Ballet Academy. Applicant must have extensive ballet training in an esteemed method such as Cecchetti, Royal Academy of Dance, CPYB, French School or Vaganova and an extensive professional ballet career. Certification from ABT NTC, RAD or CCA are preferred. Applicant should have experience in following and teaching a curriculum, the ability to motivate students, a positive and collaborative nature and the ability to adapt to the style of CBA. The ideal candidate must show leadership under pressure, be able to manage instructors, maintain relationships with families and students, mentor students, maintain and improve current Academy programs, schedule efficiently, rehearse classical repertoire, choreograph student pieces and help organize performances for the Academy.

The Academy Principal position requires physical activity including the ability to fully demonstrate ballet steps from the curriculum and syllabus set for each level including adagio, pirouette positions, transition steps and jumps. Candidates must be able to fully communicate with their voice and physically with their body in the classical ballet form.

Academy Principal is a full-time position with benefits. Academy Principal is expected to teach 18-22 hours per week and works administratively as needed, totaling 40 hours per week.

Key Duties and Functions

• Reports to Academy Director, supervises Lower School Coordinator
• Manages Academy teachers in conjunction with Academy Director, PPD Principal and Lower School Coordinator
• Guide implementation of Level 4B-7 Curriculum. Oversee implementation of Creative Dance – Level 4A Curriculum.
• Mentor students - meet with Academy Director as necessary to discuss student progress, event details, gather and address
teacher feedback.
• Answer academy parent emails as necessary and generate informative communications to academy families of all levels to be sent by CBA Administrators.
• Oversee student enrollment, approve and manage withdrawals or parent/student issues in conjunction with Academy Director and Academy Business Manager.
• Teach in Colorado Ballet Academy as assigned. Teaching schedule to be established by Academy Director. Teaching hours will be between 18-22 hours per week. Choreography opportunities are possible.
• Evaluate new students and guide leveling after end of year evaluations. Provide and meet with students 5-7 for biannual evaluations in conjunction with Academy Director.
• Work with Academy Director and Academy team to create class schedule for Academy year.
• Meet monthly with all upper-level teachers to discuss issues, provide guidance, and communicate events within Colorado Ballet.
• Manage faculty and class issues with Academy parents.
• Manage substitute teachers for all after-school Academy Divisions.
• Choreograph and/or set repertoire for scheduled CBA performances with Academy Director, oversee and rehearse as assigned, work with Academy team to create communications to students, parents, staff.
• Approve costumes and music for end of year performances in the Black Box Theater.
• Assist the Academy Director in monitoring faculty performance. Oversee faculty time reports and compliance with school policies. Assist faculty with student issues, facility needs and artistic concerns. Meet monthly with Academy Director and teachers to discuss curriculum progress and student needs.
• Assist Academy team in developing ideas and content for marketing the Academy and YAGP programs. Work with the Marketing team to keep website content current.
• Thoroughly review all web builds along with Academy team for on time submission and distribution.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

• In depth knowledge and experience in classical ballet, classical ballet repertoire and classroom management for success.
• Solid experience with Microsoft Office suite of products a plus
• Certification in ABT NTC, RAD or CCA a plus
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to create and compose informative emails, communications with sensitive and/or delicate subject matter, class and performance descriptions
• Ability to build a strong community of families and students
• Animated personality with the ability to motivate students and teachers

Work Hours:

Monday – Friday from approximately 1:00-9:00pm or Tuesday – Friday 1:00-9:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm with some flexibility equaling 40 hours per week. Hours may vary during Academy performances.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) Information:

• Salary – $50,000-$55,000
• Benefits – – medical, dental, 401(k), vacation

Application:

Application deadline is June 3, 2022. Please send your resume, cover letter and two professional references to:
HR@coloradoballet.org

Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ACADEMY LOWER SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Position Description: Lower School Coordinator
Reports To: Academy Director
Type: 40 hours/week, with benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt

Company Overview

Colorado Ballet Company is a Denver based non-profit organization celebrating more than 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 700 students each year, offering imaginative programs for toddlers through adult, a daytime Pre-Professional Division designed for the serious student seeking ballet as a career, an international summer intensive that draws 300+ students from around the world, and educational workshops and camps throughout the year for all ages. Students have multiple performances in Colorado Ballet’s Black Box theater as well as a full-length, classical production in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Each year over 150 students have the opportunity to dance alongside professional company dancers during Colorado Ballet’s season at the Ellie. CBA is continually recognized with the prestigious “Outstanding School” award, 1st place ensemble and numerous top placements in every category at the world-renowned Youth America Grand Prix competition. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners, making more than 30,000 contacts each year.

Position Summary

The Colorado Ballet Academy (CBA) Lower School Coordinator reports to the Academy Principal and is overseen by the Academy Director, working in tandem to fulfill needs for the vision of CBA. Applicant must have extensive ballet training in an esteemed method such as Cecchetti, Royal Academy of Dance, CPYB, French School or Vaganova and/or an extensive professional ballet career. Certification from ABT NTC, RAD or CCA are preferred. Applicant should have experience in following and teaching a curriculum, the ability to motivate young students, a positive and collaborative nature and the ability to adapt to the style of CBA. The ideal candidate must show leadership under pressure, be able to manage instructors, maintain and improve current Academy programs, rehearse classical repertoire, choreograph student pieces and organize performances for the Lower School.

Lower School Coordinator position requires physical activity including the ability to fully demonstrate ballet steps from the curriculum and syllabus set for each level including adagio, pirouette positions, transition steps and jumps. Candidates must be able to fully communicate with their voice and physically with their body in the classical ballet form.

Lower School Coordinator is a full-time position with benefits. Lower School Coordinator has 20-24 teaching hours per week and works administratively as needed, totaling 40 hours per week.

Key Duties and Functions

• Teach classes as assigned in Creative Dance through Level 4 as assigned. Choreography and Upper School teaching opportunities are possible.
• Guide implementation of Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet and Levels 1-4A Curriculum. Work with Academy Principal and Director to continue to develop curriculum content for Lower School.
• Manage existing Children’s Division and Lower School summer programs, camps and classes. Work with Academy team to improve existing programs. This includes, but is not limited to, scheduling classes/camps and staff, web build content, class outlines and crafts as applicable.
• Manage Academy Lower School teachers in conjunction with Academy Principal and Academy Director.
• Assist Academy Principal and Academy Director in monitoring Lower School teacher performance and results with students. Oversee Lower School teacher time reports and compliance with school policies. Assist with student issues, facility needs and artistic concerns. Meet monthly with Academy Principal and Academy Director to discuss curriculum progress and student needs.
• Mentor students. Meet with Academy Principal and Academy Director as necessary to discuss student progress and gather and address teacher feedback.
• Manage pointe shoe readiness test and accompany students when purchasing first pointe shoes with Academy Principal and/or teachers assigned.
• Manage parent/student issues in conjunction with appropriate Academy team.
• Answer Academy parent emails as necessary and generate informative communications to Academy families of Lower School to be sent by CBA Administrators.
• Oversee student attendance, related make up classes and related consequences for excess absences.
• Provide evaluations and meet with students in Levels 1-4, according to evaluation process, in conjunction with Academy Principal and/or Academy Director.
• Evaluate new students for leveling and guide leveling after year-end evaluations.
• Meet monthly with Lower School teachers to provide training, guidance, discuss teaching points, class plans, issues and communicate about events within Colorado Ballet. Work with Academy Principal to develop monthly goals/themes for class work and set exercises reinforcing this theme for Lower School teachers.
• Manage and confirm substitute teachers for Lower School upon approval from Academy Principal and/or Academy Director.
• Choreograph and/or set repertoire for scheduled CBA performances, rehearse as assigned, oversee lower school rehearsals conducted by teachers, work with Academy team to create related communications to students, parents and staff.
• Approve costumes and music for end of year performances in the Black Box Theater. Coordinate student measurements as needed with Wardrobe Manager and instructors. Submit and manage costume orders as necessary.
• Oversee and update website content for Lower School in conjunction with Academy team.
• Assist Academy and Marketing teams in developing ideas and content for marketing the Lower School.
• Manage all NHSDA-NDEO inquiries and student inductions.
• Thoroughly review all web builds along with Academy team for on time submission and distribution.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

• In depth knowledge and experience in classical ballet, classical ballet repertoire and classroom management for success.
• Solid experience with Microsoft Office suite of products a plus
• Certification in ABT NTC, RAD or CCA a plus
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to create and compose informative emails, communications with sensitive and/or delicate subject matter, class and performance descriptions
• Ability to build a strong community of families and students
• Animated personality with the ability to motivate students and teachers

Work Hours:

Monday – Friday from approximately 1:00-9:00pm or Tuesday – Friday 1:00-9:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm with some flexibility equaling 40 hours per week. Hours may vary during Academy performances.

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) Information:

• Salary – $45,000-$49,000
• Benefits – – medical, dental, 401(k), vacation

Application:

Application deadline is June 3, 2022. Please send your resume, cover letter and two professional references to:
HR@coloradoballet.org

Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEACHING ARTIST

About Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement Department 

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. The 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.  

Providing high quality educational opportunities for preschool through adults, the Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement Department has been engaging with the Colorado community for over 20 years offering programs to students and community members least likely to access dance independently and for whom it could have the greatest impact. A fundamental philosophy of Colorado Ballet is to make dance accessible to everyone and inclusive of all. We aim to bring diverse communities together to overcome real and perceived barriers. In doing so, the department strives to provide quality dance education that focuses on the mission: 

Every: To make dance accessible to everyone. 

Body: To promote dance and movement as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Dance: To encourage creativity and expression through dance and foster an appreciation for ballet. 
 
Position Summary 

The Education & Community Engagement department is seeking a motivated individual for a position as a Teaching Artist. Teaching Artists teach for both our Every Body Dance! afterschool enrichment program and our Workshops program. It is an ideal part-time position for someone balancing a variety of teaching jobs or other part-time work. 
 
The position teaches E&CE Curriculum (see below) in the afterschool setting, may teach workshops and Day of Dance events. Hours vary, but average two to five hours per week during the school year and five to ten hours per month in the summer, must be comfortable teaching creative movement and ballet in the afterschool setting. The majority of teaching time occurs between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays with occasional daytime and weekend hours. The position has hourly rates for student teachers, assistant teachers, and lead teachers as well as opportunities for administrative time.  

The position reports to the Manager of Education & Community Engagement and may work directly with other department staff and Teaching Artists. Teaching Artists will work offsite from the Colorado Ballet studios and offices at schools and community centers, may teach virtually via Zoom, and will work with students of a variety of ages, experience, abilities, and backgrounds.   

In order to fulfill our mission, Colorado Ballet is dedicated to building and sustaining an organizational culture grounded in diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging. We are committed to hiring people who reflect and represent the rich diversity of the children, families, and communities with whom we work. Black, Indigenous, people of color, persons with disabilities, persons from underrepresented ethnic groups, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ persons are especially welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. 

Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement Curriculum 

Colorado Ballet Teaching Artists utilize a codified curriculum for the afterschool program, Every Body Dance! This curriculum was created in order to provide a consistent program throughout the Denver metro area. A typical  afterschool program provides dance classes that focus on creative movement and ballet. Utilizing Anne Green Gilbert’s methodology, we utilize Brain Compatible Dance Education techniques to create and develop the curriculum for our afterschool classes, as well as many of our workshops. These effective teaching techniques equip our Teaching Artists to engage and motivate students of all abilities in school in community settings. Colorado Ballet’s afterschool curriculum is designed for students to study a variety of dance concepts while also improving important life skills such as problem solving, spatial awareness, social and emotional learning, and strengthening the body and brain all through the art of dance. 

Information about the Teaching Artist role 

Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement Department Teaching Artists: 

  • Are practicing artists, who have professional performing experience and/or training 
  • Come from a variety of artistic traditions and have the desire to share their unique artistry with children, youth, adults, and beginners 
  • Are as passionate about the art of teaching as they are about their art form 
  • Exude joy and love of dance 
  • Are dynamic, expressive, and energized movers 
  • Have experience creating choreographic phrases 
  • Have strong musicality 
  • Have a confident presence and positive and inclusive classroom management skills 
  • Understand the developmental needs of children and are capable of tailoring instruction to support different learners 
  • Are committed to anti-racist education 
  • Are committed to culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices, and to creating classrooms in which every student is seen, valued, and feels that they belong 
  • Have experience with (or a willingness to learn) lesson planning and designing units of instruction 
  • Are reflective practitioners who seek opportunities for continuous learning 
  • Are collaborative; thrive in a team dynamic in which power and responsibility are shared 
  • Are flexible, and able to adapt to the needs and strengths of different school communities 
  • Believe that all children are dancers and capable of achieving success in and through dance 
  • Believe that being in the presence of children is a privilege 

Requirements to Apply 

  • Have an understanding of and commitment to the mission of Colorado Ballet as well as the Education & Community Engagement Department with a deep passion for dance and a dedication to values of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Experience in dance education (Tier 1: including creative movement and ballet) with considerations for social and emotional learning 
  • Reliable transportation/ability to travel throughout the Denver metro area. 
  • Availability for paid professional development workshops as well as individualized training during the school year. 
  • Must be reliable and punctual. 
  • Tier 1: Ability to make a solid commitment to teaching during the afterschool time frame, at least one day per week, ideally for the duration of the school year (early October to early or mid- June). 
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No visa sponsorship is available for this position. 
  • Offers for employment are contingent upon successful completion of a state and federal fingerprint level background check and mandatory reporter training. 

Relevant Experience 

  • Proficiency in other dance idioms (West African, Bharatanatyam, Ballroom, Hip Hop, etc.) 
  • Background in dance, experience teaching dance (in public schools or non-traditional settings preferred), or formal education in dance/dance education 
  • Proficiency in Spanish or another language  

Compensation 

  • Part-time, hourly rate: lead teaching rate begins at $30 - $35/hour 
  • Hours: approximately 1-3 hours per week, primarily between 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, some weekends and daytime hours available.  
  • Benefits: complimentary and discount tickets to Colorado Ballet productions, paid professional development time, access to free professional continued learning, increased pay rate for outer range locations, access to free or discounted adult classes in the Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy 

Application 

Application deadline is August 15th, 2022. Please send your resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org. Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

What’s Next? 

  • Colorado Ballet will review applications and schedule final candidates for an interview/audition on Zoom (or in-person if applicable) in June/July/August. 
  • Candidates who are selected and available will begin teaching in schools starting in September 2022. 

Please contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org with any questions. Thank you for your interest in teaching with Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement Department! 

security guard

Company Overview

Colorado Ballet Company is a Denver based non-profit organization celebrating over 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.

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 students, teachers, families, people with disabilities, and lifelong learners, making more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually. Please visit www.coloradoballet.org for more information.

Position Summary

The Security Guard is a part time position (approximately 20 hours/week), responsible for periodically foot patrolling the parking lot and perimeter of the building, assisting staff or customers with any security concerns, clearing the building at the end of the night, occasional special events outside regular hours.

Position Requirements

• Minimum 1 year security guard experience
• Denver Security Guard license (preferred)
• CPR/First Aid certified (preferred)
• Clean criminal background
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to adapt to staff, students, families and customers Position Duties and Functions
• Foot patrol the outside of the building at least twice per hour
• Monitor car and foot traffic in our parking lot
• Monitor foot traffic surrounding the building, including secondary exits
• Upon request, accompany staff or customers to their cars after dark
• Sweep the building in the evening after all clients have left
• Occasional security for events extending beyond normal hours Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) Information: Part-time pay range: $18 - $22/hour Work Hours (approximate):
• Monday thru Friday from 5:00PM-9:00PM
• After hours events on as needed basis

Application:

Application deadline is April 1, 2022. Please send your resume and cover letter to: HR@coloradoballet.org

Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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