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Development Coordinator

Our Mission: We create, perform, teach and promote dance as an essential and inspiring element of our community.

Culture: Everything we do at Nashville Ballet we do in furtherance of our mission. It is why we exist. Our Vision for 2020 is that Nashville Ballet will be recognized internationally as an artistically excellent center of dance that is innovative, influential and financially strong. Every employee at Nashville Ballet is in the unique position to live, impact and lead our culture.

Enduring Values: We believe in:

·         The classic foundations of ballet and the creativity inherent in contemporary dance.

·         The transforming power of art.

·         Inspiring the love of ballet and dance.

·         Excellence and integrity in all we do.

·         Dance and dance education as building community and inclusive service to all.

·         Communication, transparency and respect through stakeholder culture.

·         Financial and personal investment in our mission and vision.

·         Artistic focus and revenue needs coexisting in a balanced organization.

 

The understanding of and the ability to not only support but celebrate our culture is essential to each and every person at Nashville Ballet.

Job Description for Development Coordinator

Reports To: Strategic Development Manager

Area of Responsibility: Development

Wage Classification: Full Time, Non-exempt

Position Summary: The Development Coordinator is a key member of the development team, responsible for all aspects of donor database management, donor and gift reporting, creation of acknowledgement letters, data entry, filing/record keeping, assisting with prospect and lead generation, in addition to other administrative duties. Through the coordination of data entry and extraction of the database and requisite donor correspondence related to gifts, this role supports many aspects of donor relations for the Development department, including membership, sponsorship, fundraising, stewardship and donor events.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

DATA ENTRY AND EXTRACTION

·         Collect and maintain all donor and prospect information in the database

·         Serve as a “power user” of database, leading staff on constituent record maintenance, data extraction, network upgrades, innovative uses for efficiency and effectiveness

·         Enter all gifts, pledges, pledge payments and in-kind gifts into donor software within established timeline

·         Effectively carry out system for timely and IRS-compatible acknowledgement of gifts and pledges

·         Process and prepare all renewal communication efforts, including generating renewal lists and preparing requisite mailing needs

·         Update donor records as needed and keep current with supplemental information, by way of data imports, such as their participation in School of Nashville Ballet, youth casts, attendance at events, assignment of constituency groupings, and other critical information

·         Work with Events Coordinator to transfer all event-related data to database

·         Continual strategic vision to identify ways to use Tessitura or refine in-house processes/practices to improve data sophistication/ability

·         Attend Tessitura User Group & Data Committee meetings as Nashville Ballet liaison and continually maintain/improve the standard operating procedures used by all staff

·         Set up new staff with Tessitura and Parallels access

 

REPORTING & RECORD MAINTENANCE

·         Assist Strategic Development Manager with special data extraction reports as needed

·         Route daily cash receipt and pledge receipt reports to finance department

·         Assist Development team with creating constituent lists as needed, including invitation lists, appeal recipient lists, etc.

·         Deliver donor pledge reminders and invoices as needed

·         Prepare donor listings for performance programs

·         Create month-end pledge reconciliation reports for Strategic Development Manager and Director of Development review

·         Work regularly with the finance department to generate reports necessary for general ledger reconciliation, audit preparation, tax return preparation, data analysis, budget and grant preparation and reporting

 

GENERAL REPONSIBILITIES:

·         Operate with a virtual 100% accuracy and data-entry integrity

·         Possess desire and ability to self-check work

·         Regularly demonstrate sound judgment and discretion with confidential information

·         Work as part of a team to engage in strategic and purposeful use of Tessitura database to strengthen development practices

·         Serve as a knowledgeable resource to all staff regarding data availability, manipulation and extraction from Tessitura

·         Keep all documentation organized to be easily accessible by all users

·         Possess a desire to develop a foundational understanding of Development and an appreciation for the importance of donor relations information management

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 of 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Effective project management skills, including setting and meeting deadlines

·         Ability to make decisions and creatively solve problems

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

·         Attention to detail

·         Aptitude with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and database management, preferably Tessitura

·         Above-average knowledge of Excel

·         Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the organization

3. Experience:

·         2+ years administrative/support experience

·         Experience working with major databases and confidential information

·         Experience in a nonprofit or arts setting preferred

4. Requirements:

·         Ability to work some evenings and weekends for events and performances

Compensation: Starting salary range is $28,000 to $32,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401k plan, vacation and sick days and a casual but hard-working, friendly and supportive environment. Plus, complimentary tickets to Nashville Ballet performances and free classes at School of Nashville Ballet!

To Apply:

To be considered for the position, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to careers@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Development Coordinator” 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 professional references.

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

3. The following three assignments demonstrating your communication abilities and handling of data:

a) Nashville Ballet is preparing to thank its donors who contributed to the Annual Fund this year (FY17), and send an Annual Fund solicitation letter to those who donated last year (FY16) but not yet this year. Using the below information (“DATA”) as your data source, perform the following:

·         Import the below data into a spreadsheet to use for a mail merge

·         Review your data for inaccuracies, make any data changes necessary for a formal letter

·         Identify in your spreadsheet who is receiving a thank you letter and who is receiving a solicitation letter

·         Craft a thank you letter and set up a mail merge template to use for the appropriate donors (leaving the mail merge fields visible in the final document), using all relevant information

·         Craft a solicitation letter for an Annual Fund gift and set up a mail merge template to use for the appropriate donors (leaving the mail merge fields visible in the final document), using all relevant information

·         Submit three files: Excel Spreadsheet, thank you letter set up for mail merge, and solicitation letter set up for mail merge

 

DATA:

Constituent 1:

·         Last Name: Abra

·         Addressee: Lisa and John Abra

·         Salutation: Lisa and John Abra

·         Address: 1 Alpha Lane

·         City: Anywhere

·         State: USA

·         Zip: 02241

·         FY16 Gift: $10

·         FY17 Gift: $10

·         FY17 Gift Date: 10/1/16

·         FY17 Check Number: 5543

Constituent 2:

·         Last Name: Billings

·         Addressee: Mr. Jose Billings and Mrs. Judy Billings

·         Salutation: Judy and Jose

·         Address: 2 Bravo Avenue

·         City: Anywhere

·         State: USA

·         Zip: 02241

·         FY16 Gift: $500

·         FY17 Gift:

·         FY17 Gift Date:

·         FY17 Check Number:

 

Constituent 3:

·         Last Name: Continental

·         Addressee: Jenni Parker and Allison Continental

·         Salutation: Jenni and Allison

·         Address: 3 Crane Blvd

·         City: Anywhere

·         State: USA

·         Zip: 02241

·         FY16 Gift: $60

·         FY17 Gift: $50

·         FY17 Gift Date: 10/2/16

·         FY17 Check Number: 584

 

Constituent 4:

·         Last Name: Dillard

·         Addressee: Mr. Bo Dillard

·         Salutation: Mr. Dillard

·         Address: 4 Delta Circle

·         City: Anywhere

·         State: USA

·         Zip: 02241

·         FY16 Gift: $1,000

·         FY17 Gift: $50

·         FY17 Gift Date: 10/31/16

·         FY17 Check Number: 1122

Constituent 5:

·         Last Name: Eifel

·         Addressee: Mrs. Kacy Eifel

·         Salutation: Mrs. Kacy

·         Address: 5 Elvis Road

·         City: Anywhere

·         State: USA

·         Zip: 02241

·         FY16 Gift: $500

·         FY17 Gift:

·         FY17 Gift Date:

·         FY17 Check Number:

 

b) Nashville Ballet is organizing a major campaign to close out the fiscal year. We are looking to engage constituents who have recently attended performances OR are enrolled in School of Nashville Ballet but have not made a charitable contribution in the past two years. The development staff will want to pull a list of constituents from the database that meets these criteria but also provides additional information relevant to paring the list down to “hot” prospects and understanding “who” these individuals are. Submit a document that lists the types of database fields/categories/descriptors you would be interested in seeing exported for this project. There is no one correct answer, please just demonstrate your understanding of donor identification and solicitation and knowledge of/use of database-type information to effectively do so.

c) Draft a script of a thank you call that you will follow to thank a donor who just gave $500, an increase over last year’s gift.

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.

Posting Date: January 16, 2017

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017. Early submission is strongly encouraged. Our search will be on-going until we are satisfied we have found a candidate with the right fit for Nashville Ballet.

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 document is intended to be an accurate description of the current job, circumstances may require that other, or different tasks be performed (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technological developments). 

 

Accounting Manager

Reports To: Director of Finance                                

Area of Responsibility: Administration

Wage Classification: Non-exempt                   

Position Summary: The Accounting Manager’s main focus is to execute all aspects of the company’s accounting, financial, and general business matters. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the accounts payable and purchase order process; ensure proper approval and coding, timely entry and payment, and proper documentation of vendor information
  • Manage the cash receipts process; ensure timely deposits of all funds from all departments, prepare deposits for data entry into accounting software, coordinate with school and other areas to ensure timely and accurate reporting of deposit data into Finance
  • Manage the payroll process through ADP; work with managers and directors to ensure accurate data is recorded in time and attendance module, validate time entry and benefits elections, process online payroll and related tax and benefits payments, biweekly reporting to Chief Operating Officer, preparation of import into accounting software and relationship management with ADP
  • Actively manage company credit cards, including credit limits, overall company credit availability, user activation and fraud assistance.  Work with staff to ensure compliance with credit card policies and procedures
  • Prepare all monthly financial statements, balance sheet reconciliations and bank reconciliations
  • Actively manage the execution of the budget process, including preparation of budget spreadsheets for all budget managers, delivery of historical information to aid budget process, compilation of budget during analytical phase, and import of budget into accounting software
  • Serve as an internal and external resource for users requiring financial statements and reports; this includes maintaining bank relationships, insurance relationships, external audit relationships (workers’ comp, 401k, Kraft CPAs), major grant initiatives, budget and forecast process with budget managers, and data gathering as required by Chief Operating Officer and Artistic Director/CEO

General Responsibilities:

  • Execute the directives of the Director of Finance
  • Supervise support staff to assure their success with specific responsibilities
  • Assure all timelines/deadlines are met
  • Keep all documentation organized and efficiently managed; assuring documents are easily accessible
  • Be a knowledgeable financial resource to staff and a peer to all non-director staff

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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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 in accounting

2.       Two (2) years of experience in accounting-related work and financial reporting

3.       Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Prior experience with ADP and ADP Time & Attendance strongly preferred

Experience with module-based accounting; Abila MIP experience a plus

Attention to detail while managing multiple tasks simultaneously

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to follow instructions and anticipate needs

Word processing/spreadsheet/database skills

Strong acumen for financial instructions

4.   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)

 

Accounting Assistant

Reports To: Director of Finance                                
Area of Responsibility: Administration
Wage Classification: Non-exempt, part-time

Position Summary: The Accounting Assistant’s works closely with the Staff Accountant to gather, validate and record financial transactions. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Organize internal purchasing requests, such as Purchase Orders, Check Requests and Contracts, ensuring adequate approval and GL coding.  Refer documents back to departments for completion, when necessary.
  • Maintain a system of organization for credit card receipts submitted by credit card users.  Ensure proper coding, descriptions and signatures.  Key receipts into Excel spreadsheet for import.
  • Key Accounts Payable transactions, including Purchase Orders and Invoices into MIP Fund Accounting.
  • Assist with payment processing, including maintenance of electronic payment data for vendors, validation of remittances and organization of executed payables records.
  • Process incoming departmental mail; match Invoices to existing Purchase Orders, dispatch mail for approval, prepare incoming checks for processing.
  • Process cash receipts; deposit check payments electronically and distribute to departments, validate receipts from other departments such as school and development, reconcile daily receipts to departmental reports.
  • Assist with bank reconciliation process and identify necessary adjustments.

General Responsibilities:

  • Be a resource for all staff in executing required Finance documentation and forms
  • Assure all timelines/deadlines are identified, met and/or communicated to Staff Accountant.
  • Keeping all documentation organized and efficiently managed; assuring documents are easily accessible to all users.

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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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: Working toward a business-related degree
2.      One (1) year of experience in an office environment
3.      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
        Attention to detail while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
        Ability to communicate effectively
        Ability to follow instructions and anticipate needs
        Word processing/spreadsheet/database skills
        Strong acumen for financial instructions
4.   Equipment: standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.

Schedule: 15-25 hours per week (flexible).

Compensation: $11-13 per hour.

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

  1. Cover letter indicating your interest and/or background for working in the arts.
  2. One-page résumé including present and permanent addresses, education, and work experience
 

COSTUME SHOP MANAGER

Reports To:  Director of Production
Area of Responsibility:  Production
Wage Classification:  Salary

Position Summary:  The Costume Shop Manager’s main focus is to oversee the creation and execution of all costumes for all Company, NB2 and School of Nashville Ballet productions including, but not limited to, financial planning and oversight, management of cutters and stitchers, logistical coordination, and serving as liaison to the artistic staff and dancers.  The Costume Shop Manager works closely with the Director of Production, the Artistic Director, the Director of Artistic Operations, and the Director of the School of Nashville Ballet to coordinate all costume needs well in advance of each production for the main Company, NB2 and School of Nashville Ballet. This is not a design position. This position’s focus is on shop management and design execution.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·         The Costume Shop Manager shall be responsible for all aspects of costumes, accessories and costume props for Nashville Ballet Company and NB2 performances.  It is                   understood that the goal of the Costume Shop Manager shall be to help create and maintain the “vision” of the Artistic Director, choreographer and designers while providing a             safe working environment for the dancers and crew.
·         Assist in the creation of upcoming costume budget projections; regular monitoring of budget throughout the season.
·         Preparation and upkeep of all paperwork with regards to the costume shop:  inventories, costume plots, accessory lists, show bibles, etc.; or assisting guest designers as                   needed with paperwork for archival purposes.
·         Attendance at production meetings and enough studio rehearsals to have a working knowledge of the performances; attendance at technical rehearsals and performances as               needed or assigned. 
·         Managerial responsibilities include hiring and supervising staff (in-house and for the theater) and creating work assignments for costume shop personnel, backstage dressers and         costume assistants with performance deadlines and efficiency in mind.
·         The Costume Shop Manager will be responsible for overseeing the pulling, restocking, fitting and altering costumes for all appearances, photo shoots, recitals and other events           for marketing, special events, the School of Nashville Ballet and Outreach.
·         Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the costume shop, including all equipment and costume storage.
·         Managing all incoming and outgoing rentals of costumes.
·         Ordering of supplies, materials and notions in a timely manner to keep the costume shop operating efficiently.

General Responsibilities:
·           Assisting dancers with costume needs
·         Maintenance of costume shop equipment
·         Assisting with advancing, set-up and strike, presenting, and overseeing the execution and needs of Lecture/Demonstrations, special appearances by the Company, or other events as             assigned by the Director of Production.
·         Direct and indirect supervision of costume shop and wardrobe personnel.
·         Assist in the development of curriculum for School of Nashville Ballet costume related courses.  May include incidental lecture / demonstration.

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 appreciate for the art of ballet.
  • We strive for excellent with integrity in all we do.
  • We respect one another and the art form. 

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 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance.

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: Minimum of BA or BFA in costuming or similar arts education or equivalent professional experience to be considered to be an expert in this field (MA or MFA                      preferred)
2.      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      a.       Advanced knowledge of the costume construction, fitting and alterations.
      b.     Skilled stitching ability. Strong / advanced patterning ability. 
      c.     Able to work efficiently and effectively with others. 
      d.     Able to direct costume shop personnel, backstage dressers and costume assistants and communicate effectively the requirements of each production. 
      e.     Working knowledge or various sewing machine, sergers and other tools of the trade.  
      f.      Basic shoe painting and dyeing. 
3.      Experience: minimum of 5 years in a costuming position and demonstrable experience in team and project management.
4.      Equipment: Knowledge of various sewing machine and tools used in a costume shop and the safe use of each. Basic knowledge of general office 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 be considered for the position, please email the items detailed below to careers@nashvilleballet.com. Include “Costume Shop Manager” as the email’s subject line.

  1. Cover letter indicating your interest and/or background for working in the arts
  2. One-page résumé including present and permanent addresses, education, and work experience
  3. Salary history
  4. Three professional references
  5. An attachment or link to a portfolio with examples of successful shop management and design execution (preferred)
 

School Associate

Reports To: School Manager
Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet/Administration
Wage Classification: Part-time, Hourly, Non-exempt

Position Summary:

The School of Nashville Ballet seeks an enthusiastic customer service-oriented professional who enjoys engaging with parents and students in a fast-paced team environment. The School Associate will report to the School Manager, with day to day school operations supervised by the School Registrar to ensure accurate and timely entry of information into MindBodyOnline, the school’s primary software.  This position requires a high level of customer service, including extensive written and verbal communication with prospective and current students and their parents, along with the ability to manage multiple projects and maintain a positive solutions-oriented attitude. Additionally, this position will assist the Director of Artistic Operations in coordinating the Youth Cast of specified Nashville Ballet productions.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Answer phones and handle a large volume of questions about School of Nashville Ballet and Nashville Ballet, and forwarding inquiries as necessary
  • Greet and direct parents and students upon entry
  • Use point-of-sale software under the direction of School Registrar
  • Under the direction of the School Manager and Registrar, maintain database records and contact logs for all programs with no less than 95% accuracy
  • Manage School of Nashville Ballet email account, and respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible (same day response preferred, response within 24 hours required), forwarding messages as needed
  • Convey information to appropriate school staff as quickly as possible
  • Maintain and monitor accurate, neat, and efficient electronic and manual filing systems
  • Prepare class rosters in advance for instructors and maintain the accuracy of each class roster throughout the semester
  • Cross-check student attendance with MindBodyOnline software and faculty rosters
  • Follow opening and closing building procedures at the start and finish of each shift as necessary
  • Communicate with Youth Cast parents on behalf of the Director of Artistic Operations, and relay artistic information regarding scheduling, costuming, and other activities as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Support School Manager and Registrar in school projects as assigned
  • Maintain a high quality of verbal and written communication with current and prospective students and parents
  • Work autonomously and as a member of a group to achieve strategic goals
  • Coordinate with other departments to identify communication needs and provide assistance
  • Maintain a positive outlook and a proactive, solutions-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task

Work Schedule (hours as outlined below to be divided between multiple Associates):

  • Monday: 4pm-9pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm-9pm
  • Friday: 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-4pm

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 “School Associate” 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 calls please. Thank you!
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvilleballet.com prior to submitting materials for consideration.

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 40 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

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (preferred but not required) or equivalent experience  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Word processing/spreadsheet/database skills. MindBodyOnline experience preferred 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Experience:

  • 2 to 3 years of customer service and administrative experience
  • Work with children and families preferred
  • Sales and data management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the arts and dance preferred
  • Experience with financial accounting a plus

Equipment: standard office equipment, including computer 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, it may 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).

 

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

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

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).

 

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.