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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

facilities & production associate

Job Title: Facilities and Production Associate 
Location: In-Person, Denver CO 
Terms: Full-time 
Reports To: Production Coordinator
CDLE COMPS Order: Non-Exempt 

Company Overview 

Colorado Ballet Company is a Denver-based non-profit organization celebrating 62 years of excellence. Colorado Ballet's mission is to present exceptional classical ballet and contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement while inspiring and growing an increasingly diverse audience base. 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 engages with 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 is looking for an individual to join the Production Department at the Colorado Ballet Armstrong Center for Dance. This position supports the production requirements of the Education and Community Engagement Department, the studio needs of the professional company, and the performance needs of the Colorado Ballet Academy. This position also supports the Armstrong Center for Dance facility's needs. Those needs include scheduling maintenance, ensuring permits are current, and troubleshooting issues as they arise. This position requires someone energetic, creative, and good at self-management and multitasking. 

Key Duties and Functions 

Facilities 

  • -Schedule regular building maintenance, including cleaning, fire alarm checks, elevator permitting, and grounds. 
  • -Troubleshoot issues as they arise. Issues may include booking graffiti removal, calling vendors regarding plumbing issues, etc. 
  • -Process invoices for Facilities-related work. 

 

Production 

  • -Look after all technical elements in the ACD Black Box theatre, including lighting and sound requirements for academy performances and outside hires, as well as equipment maintenance. 
  • -Supports the Education and Community Engagement department for school performances. Such duties include booking and driving a truck to performances and setting up the dance floor. Setting up and running sound and lights. Occasionally requires overnight stays. 
  • -Look after technical requirements in ballet studios, including ensuring sound and video equipment is in good working order and troubleshooting any issues. Schedule piano tunings.   
  • -Maintains archival performance recordings. Specifically, loading existing DVDs onto virtual platforms. 
  • -Completing requests from dancers or artistic staff for video or music requirements. 

 

Position Requirements 

  • -Strong theatre technical skills 
  • -Excellent organization and communication skills 
  • -Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance 
  • -Requirement to lift 40lbs 

 

How To Apply 

Application deadline is June 24, 2024. Please send your cover letter and resume to HR@ColoradoBallet.org. 

Submissions must have these required items to be considered. No phone calls, please. 

Colorado Ballet Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are especially welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. 

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

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000 
Competitive paid time off and holidays 
Comprehensive benefits package including LTD, medical, dental, and vision plans 
401(k) retirement plan with employer match 

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. We are currently hiring both Tier 1 and Tier 2 Teaching Artists. Tier 1 Teaching Artists teach regularly, on a weekly basis, 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. Tier 2 Teaching Artists typically teach a specialized form or dance style and only teach when that style is requested. These Teaching Artists teach sporadically throughout the year on an on call basis.

The Tier 1 Teaching Artist 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 typically 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 Tier 1 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 $40 - $55/hour 

  • Hours: For Tier 1, approximately 1-3 hours per week, primarily between 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, some weekends and daytime hours available. For Tier 2, hours vary throughout the year. 

  • Benefits: For Tier 1 - complementary 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. 

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Application 

Application deadline is August 30th, 2024. Please send your resume, cover letter, and sample lesson plan to Emily Herrin at emily.herrin@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 2024. 
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Please contact Emily Herrin at emily.herrin@coloradoballet.org with any questions. Thank you for your interest in teaching with Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement Department!

children's ballet teacher

Job Title: Children’s Ballet Teacher
Location: Denver, CO
Terms: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Lower School Principal
Pay Range: $38 - $48/hr based on experience

 
Company Overview

Colorado Ballet Company is a Denver-based non-profit organization celebrating 64 years of excellence. Colorado Ballet's mission is to present exceptional classical ballet and contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement while inspiring and growing an increasingly diverse audience base. 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, offering programs for toddlers through adults, a 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 and 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 Caulkins Opera House. 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.

 
Position Summary

Colorado Ballet Academy seeks a dedicated and enthusiastic Children’s Ballet Teacher for our Children’s and Elementary Divisions classes for the 2024-2025 Academy year, starting in August 2024. The ideal candidate must be a motivated individual who can create an engaging and supportive learning environment while guiding young students through a Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, or Level 1 curriculum.

Classes currently available in Parent–Tot, Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Level 1:

· Tuesday 6 PM – 7 PM
· Wednesday 3:45 PM – 8:45 PM
· Thursday 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM and 3:45 PM – 7:00 PM
· Friday 3:45 PM – 6 PM
· Saturday 9 AM- 1 PM


Key Duties and Functions

 
· Teach Ballet classes for children ages 3 to 9 and Parent-tot classes for children ages 1.5 to 3. Classes range from 30 to 90 minutes in length.
· Foster a positive and encouraging atmosphere that promotes students’ confidence, discipline, and love for dance.
· Preparation of lesson plans for weekly classes, following a designated curriculum.
· Guide students to perpetually progress through the CBA curriculum.
· Provide feedback to supervisors and guardians to help each student achieve their potential.
· Set and rehearse choreography for end-of-session or end-of-year performance.
· Responsible for appropriate music selection for classes.
· Attend monthly teacher meetings and trainings when offered.
· Opportunities to teach various workshops or camp series at Colorado Ballet Academy will be available.
· Complete a state and federal fingerprint-level background check and mandatory reporter training.


Position Requirement

· Extensive training in classical ballet with a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.
· Certification in ABT NTC, RAD or CCA a plus.
· Strong understanding of child development and the ability to adapt teaching methods to suit different age groups.
· Ability and willingness to work with young students of varied abilities and keep them engaged and stimulated.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Patience, creativity, and a genuine passion for working with children.
· Experience in classroom management and inclusive approach to dance education.
· Ability to inspire and motivate students while maintaining a disciplined and structured classroom environment.


How To Apply

Application deadline is July 15, 2024. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to HR@coloradoballet.org. Submissions must have these required items to be considered. No phone calls, please.

Colorado Ballet Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are especially welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

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