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Nashville Ballet currently has openings for these positions:

 

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:

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

  • reet and direct parents and students upon entry

  • se 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).

 

Head ChaperonE

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator and Associate School Director

Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet (SNB)

Wage Classification: Non-Exempt

Emphasis: Summer Intensive

Position Summary: Nashville Ballet seeks a mature, experienced, and energetic Head Chaperone to support our Summer Intensive and lead the team of General Chaperones. School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Intensive is a residential training program with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student. Summer Intensive Chaperones oversee the students and are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing residential environment for youth and young adults living away from home. These chaperones also supervise the students any time they are outside of the studio. They live in residence halls, organize social and recreational activities, serve as role models, and enforce behavioral guidelines. The Head Chaperone will lead all of these efforts and ensure all chaperones are compliant.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Demonstrate maturity and interpersonal skills with a true and deep desire to work with youth and young adults, acting as an outstanding role model at all times

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including phone and email communication with supervisors; provide daily updates on students’ and General Chaperones’ well-being

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills while overseeing a team of General Chaperones

  • Welcome students and families enthusiastically, creating a safe, caring, and responsible environment

  • Possess an awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents, recognizing that each student will respond to situations and environments differently

  • Manage various situations and needs. Examples include, but are not limited to: discipline, boredom, home sickness, adjusting to a new environment, etc.

  • Serve as point person for Belmont University and Nashville Ballet for Summer Intensive boarding students

  • Work in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator to compile all necessary forms (medical, roommate, emergency contact, etc.) for each boarding student prior to their arrival for Summer Intensive

  • Evaluate student requests and respond in accordance with Belmont and SNB rules and policies

  • Ensure maximum safety of all program participants at all times

  • Command the attention of groups of children and young adults

  • Prioritize demands and work flows to assure deadlines are met

  • Live in a campus residence hall and be available for students and emergencies on a full-time basis, including rotating overnight hours, throughout the duration of the program

  • Drive student shuttles on a daily basis (typically a 15-passenger vehicle)

  • Represent Nashville Ballet in a positive and professional manner throughout term of employment, including off hours

General Responsibilities:

  • Accept responsibility and act as a parental figure for all students

  • Monitor safety and well-being of students

  • Facilitate fun, safe, and age-appropriate activities for students in the Nashville community, residential apartments, campus area and on field trips

  • Provide support and direction to General Chaperones on management of students; assure they carry out their responsibilities appropriately

  • Enforce SNB and Belmont University rules and policies

  • Check students in and out of lodging based on established rules and regulations

  • Provide and organize transportation as needed to airport, daily trips to and from studios, medical needs, and bi-weekly store runs utilizing a Nashville Ballet vehicle

  • Organize events and transportation for weekend outings; accompany students with General Chaperones to meals and on weekend outings to ensure student safety and oversee logistical details

  • Maintain upkeep of Nashville Ballet vehicles during intensive (ensure gas tanks are full and vehicles are clean)

  • Report any issues that occur at the dorms or on field trips to the Youth Programs Coordinator and Associate School Director and provide updates as necessary

  • Participate in a Summer Intensive wrap-up meeting to brainstorm ideas that will help to improve the over-all experience for attendees

  • Attend any and all required meetings leading up to and during the Summer Intensive (staff, school, etc.)

  • Interface with all departments of the organization as needed

  • Ensure students keep apartments in a clean and orderly fashion

  • Transport and chaperone students during physician appointments and urgent care visits in the event of minor illness or injury

Work Hours:

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

Important Dates (you must be available for all):

  • June 10 — Head Chaperone move-in date

  • June 11-14 – Chaperone move-in and orientation, schedule TBA

  • June 16 – Sessions I & II student move-in

  • June 17 – First day of classes for sessions I & II

  • July 26 & 27 – End of program and student move-out

  • July 27, no earlier than 7pm – Head Chaperone and General Chaperone move-out

Work Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Age /Education: At least 21 years of age and a high school diploma.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to provide leadership and manage

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience: All chaperones must have experience with leadership and/or working with youth and young adults ages 11 – 22. Individuals with experience in child development, social work, recreational programs, nonprofit programs, conflict resolution and education are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • First Aid and CPR certification is required. Online training will not be accepted.

  • Equipment: operate a 15-passenger van; utilize Microsoft Office suite programs, standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.

  • Background check: all candidates must pass a criminal background check.

  • Driver’s License: all candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

  • Dance experience is not required.

Compensation: Starting at $350 per week. In addition, housing is provided, as well as all meals Monday-Friday and breakfast and dinner on the weekend. Chaperones may also take School of Nashville Ballet adult classes free of charge. Salary commensurate with experience.

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 “Head Chaperone” as the email’s subject line.
1.  A substantive cover letter including the following information: where you found the position listed, your interest in the position and the organization, the date you are available to start, and contact information for 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 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.

Disclaimer Statement:

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

 

General Chaperone

Reports To: Youth Programs Coordinator and Head Chaperone

Area of Responsibility: School of Nashville Ballet (SNB)

Wage Classification: Non-Exempt

Emphasis: Summer Intensive

Position Summary: Nashville Ballet seeks experienced, energetic, and mature Chaperones to support our Summer Intensive. School of Nashville Ballet’s Summer Intensive is a residential training program with a comprehensive curriculum designed for the serious ballet student. Chaperones oversee the students and are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, nurturing, residential environment for youth and young adults living away from home. These chaperones also supervise the students outside of the studio. They live in the residence halls, organize social and recreational activities, serve as role models, and enforce behavioral guidelines.

Essential Functions and Competencies:

  • Have a mature, fun-loving, and outgoing personality with a true and deep desire to work with youth and young adults, acting as an outstanding role model at all times

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including phone and email communication with supervisors; provide daily updates on students’ well-being

  • Welcome students and families enthusiastically, creating a safe, caring, and responsible environment

  • Possess an awareness about the various needs and wants of students and parents, recognizing that each student will respond to situations and environments differently

  • Manage various situations and needs. Examples include, but are not limited to: discipline, boredom, home sickness, adjusting to a new environment, etc.

  • Assist the Head Chaperone, in conjunction with the Youth Programs Coordinator, to compile all necessary forms (medical, roommate, emergency contact, etc.) for each boarding student prior to their arrival for Summer Intensive as needed

  • Ensure maximum safety of all program participants at all times and report all concerns to Head Chaperone and the Youth Programs Coordinator

  • Work well in group settings, particularly in dealing with youth and young adults

  • Prioritize demands and work flows to assure time deadlines are met

  • Live in a campus residence hall and be available for students and emergencies on a full-time basis, including rotating overnight hours, throughout the duration of the program

  • Evaluate student requests and respond in accordance with Belmont and SNB rules and policies

  • Drive student shuttles on a daily basis (typically a 15-passenger vehicle)

  • Represent Nashville Ballet in a positive and professional manner throughout term of employment, including off hours

General Responsibilities:

  • Accept responsibility and act as a parental figure for all students

  • Monitor safety and well-being of students

  • Facilitate fun, safe, age-appropriate activities for students in the Nashville community, residential apartments, campus area, and on field trips

  • Organize distribution of keys, the check-in and check-out process, and meals on campus

  • Enforce SNB and Belmont University rules and regulations including curfew

  • Check students in and out of lodging based on established rules and regulations

  • Formulate spreadsheets for student arrivals and departures and daily check-in/out

  • Provide transportation as needed to airport, daily trips to and from studios as needed, medical appointments, and bi-weekly store runs utilizing a Nashville Ballet vehicle when assigned

  • Facilitate events and transportation for weekend outings; accompany students to meals and on weekend outings to ensure student safety and to oversee logistical details

  • Report to the Head Chaperone, Youth Programs Coordinator, and Associate School Director any issues that occur at the dorms or on field trips and provide ongoing updates as necessary.

  • Attend any and all required meetings leading up to and during the Summer Intensive (staff, school, etc.)

  • Interface with all departments of the organization on a regular basis to increase the knowledge of daily life for the Summer Intensive students.

  • Ensure students keep apartments in a clean and orderly fashion

  • Transport and chaperone students during physician appointments and urgent care visits in the event of minor illness or injury

  • Participate in a Summer Intensive wrap-up meeting to brainstorm ideas that will help to improve the over-all experience for attendees

Work Hours:

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

Important Dates (you must be available for all):

  • June 11-14 – Chaperone move-in and orientation, schedule TBA

  • June 16 – Sessions I & II student move-in

  • June 17 – First day of classes for sessions I & II

  • July 26 & 27 – End of program and student move-out

  • July 27, no earlier than 7pm – Head Chaperone and General Chaperone move-out

Work Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Age /Education: At least 18 years of age and a high school diploma.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to provide leadership and manage

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience: All chaperones must have experience with leadership and/or working with youth and young adults ages 11 – 22. Individuals with experience in child development, social work, recreational sports programs, nonprofit programs, conflict resolution, and education are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to be a leader as well as a team player Conflict resolution skills and the ability to mediate as situations arise Good judgment skills and the ability to respond well in disciplinary and emergency situations

  • First Aid and CPR certification is required. Online training will not be accepted.

  • Equipment: operate a 15-passenger van; utilize Microsoft Office suite programs, standard office equipment including computer and software, phone, copier, etc.

  • Background check: all candidates must pass a criminal background check.

  • Driver’s License: all candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

  • Dance experience is not required.

Compensation: $250 per week. In addition, housing is provided, as well as all meals Monday-Friday and breakfast and dinner on the weekend. Chaperones may also take School of Nashville Ballet adult classes free of charge. Salary commensurate with experience.

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

We believe in the transforming power of art.

We inspire appreciation for the art of ballet.

We strive for excellence with integrity in all we do.

We respect one another and the art form.

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

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

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

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

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a non-exhaustive list of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.

Disclaimer Statement:

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

 

Internships at Nashville Ballet

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

We offer internships in the following areas:  

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

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

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

  1. Cover letter indicating your preferred area of interest, your interest and/or background for working in the arts and the term for which you are applying (summer, fall, spring)

  2. One-page résumé including present and permanent addresses, education, and work experience

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