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Nashville Ballet currently has openings for these positions:

 

Full Time Faculty

Reports To: School Director             
Area of Responsibility: Artistic    
Wage Classification: Exempt        

Position Summary: The Full-Time Faculty’s main focus is to educate all levels of students within the School of Nashville ballet with skillful knowledge of technique and artistry, propelling students to high levels of artistry while cultivating their fullest potential.  They work closely with the School Director and Academy Principal to promote and maintain the training at the level of artistic excellence established by Nashville Ballet’s Artistic Director.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

•    Teach in the School as directed by the School Director and Artistic Director
•    Serve as an advocate to the students and parents of the School of Nashville Ballet in order to assure they maintain confidence in the value of the educational opportunities provided as indicated by their continued enrollment in our programs
•    Work with the Academy Principal to refine, develop, implement and evaluate School curriculum and syllabus maintaining training at the level of artistic excellence established by the Artistic Director of Nashville Ballet
•    Preference given to male candidates, but all applicants must have experience and be able to teach men’s class, and pas de deux, 
•    Participate in student auditions and placement including school year placement, summer intensive audition tour and summer intensive audition placement.
•    Assist Academy Principal in the design of classes and programs of study for the academy
•    Recruit, supervise and evaluate faculty for both curriculum and recreational/open/fitness programs
•    Recruit students locally and nationally
•    Conduct student/parent meetings and individual conferences
•    Create written evaluations for School students on a regular basis
•    Represent School at workshops/meetings as assigned
•    Along with Academy Principal, design and coordinate year end program
•    Along with Academy Principal and School Director, design and coordinate other School performances/presentations
•    Participate in audition/rehearsals/performances for local children’s cast of The Nutcracker as needed.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 


Work Requirements and Qualifications:

1.    Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
2.    Teacher training certification preferred
3.    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  
       Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
       Ability to provide leadership and manage.
       Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
       Word processing/spreadsheet/database skills. 
       Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
4.    Experience: Professional classical ballet dance experience, 5 years classical ballet teaching experience in a ballet school and company environment
5.    Equipment: in addition to studio sound equipment, standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.

         
Disclaimer Statement:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, or to require that other, or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).
 

 

Part Time Faculty (Academy)

Reports To: School Director and School Principal
Area of Responsibility: Artistic
Wage Classification: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The part-time Academy Faculty member’s main focus is to implement School of Nashville Ballet’s instruction and ballet curriculum at the assigned level(s). The Academy Faculty member will work with the School Principal and fellow Faculty members to design, implement, and manage syllabus, to prepare students for advancement towards a professional career.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Teach in the School as directed by School Director
  • Exhibit a strong knowledge of Classical Ballet
  • Learn and implement syllabus for Academy Division, ensuring that program of study follows the artistic vision of Nashville Ballet
  • Possess strong awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents
  • Recognize that children respond to situations and environments differently
  • Actively participate in individual and group faculty meetings and workshops regarding syllabus development and implementation
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance and performance in class
  • With the supervision of the School Principal, coordinate parent/student conferences and/or communication related to student performance as needed
  •  Assist School Principal and artistic staffin the coordination and direction of all student performances
  • Enforce school uniform and grooming policies
  • Other duties as needed

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Work Requirements and Qualifications

1.       Education:
        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
        Pedagogy training requireD

2.     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
        Ability to provide leadership
        Ability to make decisions and solve problems
        Previous experience teaching children

Disclaimer Statement:
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, or to require that other, or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

To Apply:
To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename (i.e. JohnSmith.pdf) to careers@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Academy Faculty” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three references (ideally professional references).
  2. A résumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No phone calls, please. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration.

 

Part Time Faculty (Children's Division)

Reports To: School Director and School Manager
Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet (SNB)            
Wage Classification:  Non-Exempt  
Emphasis: Children’s Division
Concentration: Pre-School and elementary aged children

Position Summary: The position of part-time Children’s Division faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director.  The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet.  In addition, the part-time Children’s Division faculty member will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Possesses strong awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents
  • Recognizes that children respond to situations and environments differently
  • Ability to handle various classroom outbreaks and needs such as, but not limited to: discipline, meltdowns, shyness, redirection, spontaneity, etc.
  • Takes into account the basic developmental stages of children (physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and communication)
  • Possesses tools to greet a new child and family enthusiastically, creating a safe and welcoming environment
  • Fun loving and outgoing personality with a true and deep desire to work with pre-school and elementary aged children
  • Strong knowledge of Classical Ballet
  • Knowledge or exposure to different styles and techniques of Ballet, along with exposure to various forms of dance and music
  • Ability to infuse creativity into the instruction of ballet and other dance forms with age appropriate engagement for classes in SNB Children’s Division as assigned
  • Creates and delivers material that illustrates progression of curriculum in your students
  • Extensive knowledge about gestures, body movement and language, along with the ability to translate that information to pre-school and elementary age children
  • Ability to enthusiastically and effectively engage parents, and organize students to execute successful parent observations and special events, showing progression of curriculum in your students
  • Promotes SNB in the community at special events in ongoing effort to increase School enrollment  
  • Serves as an advocate to the community, students and parents of the SNB in order to assure they maintain confidence in the value of the educational opportunities provided as indicated by their continued enrollment in our programs

General Responsibilities:

  • Teach scheduled classes with maturity
  • Manage students in classroom and problem solve as needed
  • Maintain a high level of communication with administrative staff on your class needs, communication of class rosters and students.
  • Interface with all faculty members and staff members with regards to aspects of SNB
  • Appear as a representative for Nashville Ballet or SNB (as needed) in the media

Work Requirements and Qualifications

1.       Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
2.       Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

·         Ability to provide leadership and to manage students and dancers
·         Ability to make decisions and solve problems
·         Ability to exercise flexibility, patience, sound time-management and multi-tasking skills
·         Word processing / spread sheet skills
·         Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
·         Energetic self-starter, able to function comfortably in a fast-paced, team environment and relate well to students/families and customers

3.       Experience: Classical ballet dance experience, preferably 3 years of classical ballet teaching experience
4.       Equipment: basic use of computers (word/excel), knowledge of studio equipment       

Disclaimer Statement:
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, or to require that other, or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

To Apply:
To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename (i.e. JohnSmith.pdf) to careers@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Children's Division Faculty” as the email’s subject line.

  1. A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for three references (ideally professional references).
  2. A résumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No phone calls, please. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration.

 

Head Chaperone

Reports To: School Manager and Youth Programs Coordinator

Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet (SNB)            

Wage Classification:  Non-Exempt  

Emphasis: Summer Intensive

 

Position Summary: Nashville Ballet seeks a mature, experienced, and energetic Head Chaperone to support our Summer Intensive and lead the team of General Chaperones.  School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Intensive is a residential training program with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student.

 

Summer Intensive Chaperones oversee the students and are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing residential environment for youth and young adults living away from home.  These chaperones also supervise the students any time they are outside of the studio.  They live in residence halls, organize social and recreational activities, serve as role models, and enforce behavioral guidelines. The Head Chaperone will lead all of these efforts and ensure all chaperones are compliant.

 

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Have a mature, fun-loving, and outgoing personality with a true and deep desire to work with youth and young adults, acting as an outstanding role model at all times
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including phone and email communication with supervisors; provide daily updates on students’ and General Chaperones’ well-being
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills while overseeing a team of General Chaperones
  • Welcome students and families enthusiastically, creating a safe, caring, and responsible environment
  • Possess an awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents, recognizing that each student will respond to situations and environments differently
  • Manage various situations and needs. Examples include, but are not limited to: discipline, boredom, home sickness, adjusting to a new environment, etc.
  • Serve as point person for Belmont University and Nashville Ballet for Summer Intensive boarding students
  • Work in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator to compile all necessary forms (medical, roommate, emergency contact, etc.) for each boarding student prior to their arrival for Summer Intensive
  • Evaluate student requests and respond in accordance with Belmont and SNB rules and policies
  • Ensure maximum safety of all program participants at all times
  • Command the attention of groups of children and young adults
  • Prioritize demands and work flows to assure deadlines are met
  • Live in a campus residence hall and be available for students and emergencies on a full-time basis, including rotating overnight hours, throughout the duration of the program
  • Drive student shuttles on a daily basis (typically a 15-passenger vehicle)
  • Represent Nashville Ballet in a positive and professional manner throughout term of employment, including off hours

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Accept responsibility and act as a parental figure for all students
  • Monitor safety and well-being of students
  • Facilitate fun, safe, and age-appropriate activities for students in the Nashville community, residential apartments, campus area and on field trips
  • Provide support and direction to General Chaperones on management of students; assure they carry out their responsibilities appropriately
  • Enforce SNB and Belmont University rules and policies
  • Check students in and out of lodging based on established rules and regulations
  • Provide and organize transportation as needed to airport, daily trips to and from studios, medical needs, and bi-weekly store runs utilizing a Nashville Ballet vehicle
  • Organize events and transportation for weekend outings; accompany students with General Chaperones to meals and on weekend outings to ensure student safety and oversee logistical details
  • Maintain upkeep of Nashville Ballet vehicles during intensive (ensure gas tanks are full and vehicles are clean)
  • Report any issues that occur at the dorms or on field trips to the School Manager and provide updates as necessary
  • Participate in a Summer Intensive wrap-up meeting to brainstorm ideas that will help to improve the over-all experience for attendees
  • Attend any and all required meetings leading up to and during the Summer Intensive (staff, school, etc.)
  • Interface with all departments of the organization as needed
  • Ensure students keep apartments in a clean and orderly fashion
  • Transport and chaperone students during physician appointments and urgent care visits in the event of minor illness or injury

 

Work Hours:

Chaperone hours include mornings, evenings, overnights, and weekends. Students will be in class from approximately 9am – 4pm on weekdays and 9am – 12pm on Saturdays, during which times the Head Chaperone will rotate with the General Chaperones either being on-duty or being on-call for emergencies. Any Chaperone who is not scheduled to be on-duty or on-call may consider these hours their free time and may go off-site, providing they stay within the Nashville area.

 

Important Dates (you must be available for all):

Week of June 4 – Chaperone move-in and orientation, schedule TBA

June 11 – Sessions I & II student move-in

June 12 – First day of classes for sessions I & II

July 20 – End of program and student move-out

July 22 – Head Chaperone and General Chaperone move-out

 

Work Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Age /Education:  21 years of age and a high school diploma.
  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
    • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to provide leadership and manage
    • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  1. Experience: All chaperones must have experience with leadership and/or working with youth and young adults ages 11 – 22. Individuals with experience in child development, social work, recreational programs, nonprofit programs, conflict resolution and education are strongly encouraged to apply.
  2. First Aid and CPR certification is required. Online training will not be accepted.
  3. Equipment: operate a 15-passenger van; utilize Microsoft Office suite programs, standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.
  4. Background check: all candidates must pass a criminal background check.
  5. Driver’s License: all candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.
  6. Dance experience is not required.

Compensation: Starting at $300 per week in addition to housing and most meals. Salary commensurate with experience. Chaperones may also take School of Nashville Ballet Community Division classes free of charge.

Company Philosophy: All employees are expected to promote and advocate for Nashville Ballet and its mission both inside and outside the organization.  Likewise, they are expected to support the following Enduring Values.

  • We believe in the transforming power of art.
  • We inspire appreciation for the art of ballet.
  • We strive for excellence with integrity in all we do.
  • We respect one another and the art form.

 

To Apply: To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename, i.e. JohnSmith.pdf, to summer@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Head Chaperone” as the email’s subject line.

1.       A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for two professional references.

2.       A resumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration. Thank you!

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.

Disclaimer Statement:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, we may require that other, or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

 

General Chaperone

Reports To: School Manager and Head Chaperone and Youth Programs Coordinator

Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet (SNB)            

Wage Classification:  Non-Exempt  

Emphasis: Summer Intensive

 

Position Summary: Nashville Ballet seeks experienced, energetic, and mature Chaperones to support our Summer Intensive.  School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Intensive is a residential training program with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student.

 

Chaperones oversee the students and are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, nurturing, residential environment for youth and young adults living away from home.  These chaperones also supervise the students outside of the studio.  They live in the residence halls, organize social and recreational activities, serve as role models, and enforce behavioral guidelines.

 

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Have a mature, fun-loving, and outgoing personality with a true and deep desire to work with youth and young adults, acting as an outstanding role model at all times
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including phone and email communication with supervisors; provide daily updates on students’ well-being
  • Welcome students and families enthusiastically, creating a safe, caring, and responsible environment
  • Possess an awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents, recognizing that each student will respond to situations and environments differently
  • Manage various situations and needs. Examples include, but are not limited to: discipline, boredom, home sickness, adjusting to a new environment, etc.
  • Assist the Head Chaperone, in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator, to compile all necessary forms (medical, roommate, emergency contact, etc.) for each boarding student prior to their arrival for Summer Intensive as needed
  • Ensure maximum safety of all program participants at all times and report all concerns to Head Chaperone and the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Work well in group settings, particularly in dealing with youth and young adults
  • Prioritize demands and work flows to assure time deadlines are met
  • Live in a campus residence hall and be available for students and emergencies on a full-time basis, including rotating overnight hours, throughout the duration of the program
  • Evaluate student requests and respond in accordance with Belmont and SNB rules and policies
  • Drive student shuttles on a daily basis (typically a 15-passenger vehicle)
  • Represent Nashville Ballet in a positive and professional manner throughout term of employment, including off hours

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Accept responsibility and act as a parental figure for all students
  • Monitor safety and well-being of students
  • Facilitate fun, safe, age-appropriate activities for students in the Nashville community, residential apartments, campus area, and on field trips
  • Organize distribution of keys, the check-in and check-out process, and meals on campus
  • Enforce SNB and Belmont University rules and regulations including curfew
  • Check students in and out of lodging based on established rules and regulations
  • Formulate spreadsheets for student arrivals and departures and daily check-in/out
  • Provide transportation as needed to airport, daily trips to and from studios as needed, medical appointments, and bi-weekly store runs utilizing a Nashville Ballet vehicle when assigned
  • Facilitate events and transportation for weekend outings; accompany students to meals and on weekend outings to ensure student safety and to oversee logistical details
  • Report to the Head Chaperone and the School Manager any issues that occur at the dorms or on field trips and provide ongoing updates as necessary.
  • Attend any and all required meetings leading up to and during the Summer Intensive (staff, school, etc.)
  • Interface with all departments of the organization on a regular basis to increase the knowledge of daily life for the Summer Intensive students.
  • Ensure students keep apartments in a clean and orderly fashion
  • Transport and chaperone students during physician appointments and urgent care visits in the event of minor illness or injury
  • Participate in a Summer Intensive wrap-up meeting to brainstorm ideas that will help to improve the over-all experience for attendees

Work Hours:

Chaperone hours include mornings, evenings, overnights, and weekends. Students will be in class from approximately 9am – 5pm on weekdays and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays, during which times general chaperones will rotate either being on-duty or being on-call for emergencies. Chaperones who are not scheduled to be on-duty or on-call may consider these hours their free time and may go off-site, providing they stay within the Nashville area.

Important Dates (you must be available for all):

Week of June 4 – Chaperone move-in and orientation, schedule TBA

June 11 – Sessions I & II student move-in

June 12 – First day of classes for sessions I & II

July 20 – End of program and student move-out

July 22 – Head Chaperone and General Chaperone move-out

Work Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Age /Education:  18 years of age and a high school diploma.
  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  
    • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to provide leadership and manage
    • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  1. Experience: All chaperones must have experience with leadership and/or working with youth and young adults ages 11 – 22. Individuals with experience in child development, social work, recreational sports programs, nonprofit programs, conflict resolution, and education are strongly encouraged to apply.
    1. Ability to be a leader as well as a team player
    2. Conflict resolution skills and the ability to mediate as situations arise
    3. Good judgment skills and the ability to respond well in disciplinary and emergency situations
  2. First Aid and CPR certification is required. Online training will not be accepted.
  3. Equipment: operate a 15-passenger van; utilize Microsoft Office suite programs, standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.
  4. Background check: all candidates must pass a criminal background check.
  5. Driver’s License: all candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.
  6. Dance experience is not required.

Compensation: $250 per week in addition to meals, room and board. Salary commensurate with experience. In addition, chaperones may take School of Nashville Ballet Community Division classes free of charge.

Company Philosophy: All employees are expected to promote and advocate for Nashville Ballet and its mission both inside and outside the organization.  Likewise, they are expected to support the following Enduring Values.

  • We believe in the transforming power of art.
  • We inspire appreciation for the art of ballet.
  • We strive for excellence with integrity in all we do.
  • We respect one another and the art form.

 

To Apply: To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename, i.e. JohnSmith.pdf, to summer@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Head Chaperone” as the email’s subject line.

1.       A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for two professional references.

2.       A resumé no longer than 2 pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration. Thank you!

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.

Disclaimer Statement:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, we may require that other, or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

 

Internships at Nashville Ballet

Are you a student excited about exploring a career in the arts?  Do you have an interest in ballet, dance, and classical music? Nashville Ballet’s internship program will provide a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the largest ballet company in Tennessee!

We offer internships in the following areas:  

As an intern at Nashville Ballet, you will be integrated into the department you choose, gain valuable experience, and learn across department lines.  Our staff strives to provide an experience that complements your educational experience and challenges you professionally and personally.  If you have a team-oriented mindset and the initiative to take a project and run with it, we would like to hear from you!  

All internships are unpaid positions, though staff will work individually with students to meet and document requirements for academic credit. Internship positions may be available throughout spring semester, fall semester, or summer. Housing is not included in the internship. 

To be considered for the position, please email the items detailed below with your name as the file name to careers@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Internship Opportunity” as the email’s subject line.

  1. Cover letter indicating your preferred area of interest, your interest and/or background for working in the arts and the term for which you are applying (summer, fall, spring)
  2. One-page résumé including present and permanent addresses, education, and work experience

Incomplete submissions will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No phone calls, please. You may be asked to submit additional information such as references, recommendation letters or writing samples, depending on your area of interest.