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Nashville Ballet currently has openings for these positions:

 

Director of Production

Reports To:  Associate Artistic Director

Area of Responsibility:  Artistic

Wage Classification:  Exempt

Position Summary:  The Director of Production’s main focus is to oversee management of all aspects of Company productions including, but not limited to, financial planning and oversight, contract administration, management of staff and guest artists, logistical coordination, long-term strategies and planning, and serving as liaison to all outside vendors used as a part of the production process.  The Director of Production works closely with the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and production staff to coordinate, implement and manage all aspects of production for the main Company, NB2 and School of Nashville Ballet.  In addition the Director of Production is a critical member of the company’s executive management team. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·         Creates and manages all aspects of the production budget

·         Assures effective direction of all staff and contractors working on the production team; attentive to presenting the highest quality artistry within budget constraints and with a constant vigilance to safety

·         Effectively manages direct report staff members (Costume Shop Manager, Technical Director) to assure overall team success and individual professional growth and development

·         Manages the execution of all contracts related to production (guest artists, set rental, etc.) from initiation to completion and coordinates the thorough completion of all contract elements such as travel arrangements, payment requests, etc.

·         Acts as the primary contact with all production venues to assure mutual needs are addressed and met

·         Schedule and direct production meetings in advance of all productions to assure thorough knowledge and communication among all necessary individuals

·         Coordinate communication with designers, guest artists and musicians to assure all necessary information is exchanged in a thorough and timely manner

·         Oversees all new production builds to assure timely completion within budget constraints

·         Supervise performance and show rehearsals and shows with particular attention to maximizing use of all participants’ time

·         Coordinate and manage the load-in and load-out for all productions, including coordinating with administrative staff to manage their load-in needs for productions as well as front of house needs

·         Supervise creation of prompt scripts, cue sheets and associated paperwork including but not exclusive to line schedules, rail sheets, run sheets and prop lists for all productions; includes Company shows, Company tours and School shows

·         Supervise creation of dancer tech schedules and crew schedules with attention to accuracy and timely distribution

General Responsibilities:

·         Manage rentals of sets, props and costumes to other companies

·         Maintain and organize video and music archives

·         Assure up-to-date inventory records of all sets, props and costumes

·         Organize warehouse and assure it is a safe, productive work environment

·         Attend Board meetings and Board committee meetings 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 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 or equivalent experience

2.       Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Excellent written and 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.

3. Experience: 5 years management experience required, preferably in ballet school or ballet company environment

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).

 

 

 

Faculty (Full Time)

Reports To: Academy Principal
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 (School, Academy, PTD program) as directed by the Academy Principal
• 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
• 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 curriculum 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, design and coordinate other School performances/presentations
• Participate in audition/rehearsals/performances for local children’s cast of The Nutcracker and Academy Showcase as needed.
• Participate and help shape the syllabus as needed by the Academy Principal

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.

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

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).

 

School Associate

Reports To: School Registrar
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:

  • Greet and direct parents and students upon entry

  • Answer phones and handle a large volume of questions about School of Nashville Ballet and Nashville Ballet, and forwarding inquiries as necessary

  • 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: standard office equipment, including computer software, phone, copier, etc.

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 school@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.

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).

 

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.