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Nashville Ballet currently has openings for these positions:

 

Stage Runner

Reports To: Director of Artistic Operations

Area of Responsibility: Artistic and Productions Departments

Wage Classification: Seasonal, Part-Time, Hourly, Non-exempt

Compensation: $10/hour and free parking downtown

 

Position Summary: The Stage Runner is responsible for leading members of Nashville Ballet’s youth cast from the dressing rooms up to the stage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and vice versa. Nashville Ballet seeks a focused, motivated individual with attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, flexibility, and ability to problem solve. Should either have a working knowledge of the basic operations of a theater production, or present a willingness and ability to learn. Theater experience, dance experience, or a familiarity with Nashville’s Nutcracker are all a plus.

 

Essential Functions and Competencies:

 

  • Maintain strong internal communication with staff of Nashville Ballet, including but not limited to reading all materials provided to you via email, such as schedules, job description, updates, and/or notes.
  • Wait at the stage door as youth cast members arrive and take groups of children and their chaperones down to the dressing rooms, as assigned by the Stage Door Attendant.
  • Once all the youth cast members have arrived and you have taken them all to the dressing rooms, stay near the dressing rooms where you can hear the calls from the stage manager. 
  • Using the cast list that is assigned for the rehearsal or performance, bring each group out of the dressing rooms and into the hall.
  • Count the youth cast members to make sure you have everyone.  Double check that they leave their eyeglasses in the dressing room and that no one is chewing gum or missing a costume piece, shoes on, etc.
  • When the Stage Manager calls for a group of students, bring them upstairs in the correct order while utilizing the provided Track Sheet.
  • Distribute props as necessary backstage. Stay with youth cast members and keep them quiet and focused prior to their entry onstage. Keep yourself and the group far enough back in the wings that you are not seen from the audience.
  • Once the children go onstage, follow instructions on your provided Track Sheet and prepare to meet them as they leave the stage for the last time. You will then bring them back downstairs to their dressing rooms.
  • At the end of the production, report back to the dressing rooms and assist with leading the groups back up to the stage door with their chaperones for dismissal.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Work autonomously as a member of a group, exhibiting both teamwork as well as the ability to take leadership of a group.
  • Listen attentively to the stage managers calls and keep track of when and where each group needs to be.
  • Be informed about your assigned Nashville Ballet production. Learn the separate roles, which groups are in which Act, etc.
  • Be respectful of the Stage Door Attendant and the Professional Dresser. Be prepared to assist where needed and/or as assigned by the Professional Dresser, Stage Door Attendant, Nashville Ballet Production staff, or Artistic staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to command the attention of groups of children, keeping them quiet, focused, and smiling.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Ability to focus on the task and hand and follow through to completion.
  • Ability to perceive and assist when help is needed.

 

Work Schedule:

This position is seasonal. You may not be scheduled on all of the dates below, but you should be prepared to make yourself available for any of them. In the event another Stage Runner is sick, you may be asked to cover a shift.

 

  • Wednesday, November 29 (Mandatory Stage Runner training)
  • Thursday, November 30
  • Friday, December 1
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017
  • Friday, December 8, 2018
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017
  • Friday, December 22, 2017
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017

 

Shifts will be for the duration of a Nashville’s Nutcracker show or dress rehearsal, which run anywhere from 3-6 hours (including youth cast arrival, dismissal, and dancer warm-up time.)

 

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, climb up and down stairs, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee may be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to youthcast@nashvilleballet.com with the title “Stage Runner Application.”

 

 

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

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:
S
tandard 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).

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

 

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.

 

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.