Thank you for your interest in Pennsylvania Ballet. Below are open positions.


Facilities Operations Manager

The Facilities Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of the PA Ballet facilities – both as a physical asset and as a base of operations. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Human Resources.

DEPARTMENT: General & Administrative
POSITION TYPE: Regular Full Time


  • Schedule, train and supervise front desk/security staff and cleaning staff
  • Monitor and maintain buildings and grounds at N. Broad location
  • Manage sub-contractors and coordinate maintenance projects
  • Manage all annual service and preventive maintenance contracts including HVAC, pest control, alarm systems (fire and burglar), green roof, refuse/recycling collection and piano tuning/maintenance
  • Prepare and maintain a master schedule for all Studio activities
  • Coordinate with Director of Production to manage off-site storage facility in Sharon Hill, PA
  • Develop and implement emergency procedures and evacuation plans including fire drills and implement safety and disaster training for staff
  • Manage capital projects to ensure issues such as waste management, risk management and scheduling are addressed before work begins
  • Manage all Studio rentals
  • Review monthly utility and service invoices and submit check requests to Finance Department
  • Monitor janitorial supply levels and order as necessary
  • Manage a facilities budget


  • College degree preferred. A high school diploma or GED is required
  • A minimum of five years of related experience is required, preferably in an educational setting
  • Aptitude for administration, management, construction, mechanical equipment, landscaping, computer usage, purchasing, supervision, security and general services
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
  • Knowledge of O.S.H.A. and E.P.A. requirements and the ability to routinely follow those guidelines and requirements
  • This position may require irregular working hours and days as needed
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the aforementioned tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all the duties listed, not does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter with the subject Facilities Operations Manager to: No phone calls.

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet Director

Position Title: Director of Pennsylvania Ballet School

General Description:

The PB School Director works in close conjunction with the Executive Director for all administrative and financial responsibilities and with the Artistic Director for all artistic responsibilities and decisions. The PB’s School Director’s primary aim is to lead the School and maintain the primary mission of PB with regards to student training, building enrollment and providing a holistic environment.

FLSA Classification: EXEMPT
Position Type:  Regular Full-Time

Typical work routine includes but is not limited to:

The following positions report directly to the School Director

  • Administrator
  • Registrar
  • Lower and Middle and Upper School Instructors
  • PBII Ballet Masters

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To direct artistic personnel towards PAB’s mission and vision as proposed by the Artistic Director.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate all artistic personnel as directed by the Artistic Director
  • Facilitate and coordinate the following artistic goals
    • Curriculum and Syllabus building
    • Assessing artistic development and wellness for the whole student
    • Directing organizational procedures
    • Oversee artistic/student evaluations, advancements and follow up meetings
    • Summer Intensive: Oversee the Audition tour
    • Nutcracker and other Company Performances
    • Pennsylvania Ballet II
    • Serve as primary liaison between the company and school
    • Artistic Meetings
    • Teaching
    • Guest Teaching Schedule
    • Program Development
    • Attend and adjudicate
    • And other duties assigned by Artistic Director


  • Responsible for the preparation and management of School budget
  • Principal designated school official (PDSO) for Student and Exchange Visitors Program, (SEVIS) for all M1 international students and supervise Designated School Officials (DSO) (when program is put in place).
  • Hire and supervise all personnel for School Administrative staff with approval of Executive Director.  
  • Work with the Development Department to seek funding for all School programs and to build relationships with Board School Committee, Parent Committee, patrons and other constituencies.
  • Oversee Program Development that relates to Academics, Student Services, Career Planning, and other ancillary projects and programs
  • Interdepartmental processes
    • Oversee all Marketing and Public Relations events and publications as they relate to the School;
    • Oversee all Production values as they relate to School;
    • Oversee Registration processes and build interdepartmental systems with data collection (such as Development and Internet Technology);
  • Business development and Strategic Planning pertaining to the long-term School A goals (satellite schools, collaborations, partnerships, etc);
  • Attend and represent PAB at functions relating to School;
  • Attend all pertinent meetings referring to administrative responsibilities as they relate to the School;
  • Other duties assigned by Executive Director.

Required Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Five years management experience
  • Ballet training from a professional school and or company position
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Non-profit management experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with many working styles;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and leadership abilities;
  • Experience with school VISA/ M1 SEVIS helpful;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

To be considered for this position, please e-mail your

Cover letter, Resume, and Salary history to:
Carol Scarazzini, Director of Finance & HR

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School of Pennsylvania Ballet Pianist

Under minimal supervision, the School Pianist provides piano accompaniment and musical guidance for ballet classes. The individual reports to the School Principal.


  • Provides musical accompaniment for classes.
  • Prepares music for classes. Studies and learns (using available audio or video materials) piano transcription of classical ballet scores, orchestral, concerto, operatic, choral scores as well as piano solo scores.
  • Under supervision of the school principal, consults with instructors regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.


Education and Experience:
Substantial experience playing piano for dancers.

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the school principal and instructors and others by building rapport, listening and responding to their needs and being easy to approach.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and tact in all interactions.
  • Continue to practice piano and demonstrate continued technical proficiency.
  • Consistently offer creative and innovative musical repertoire for class.
  • Be consistently available, ready and prepared for class.
  • Organize and communicate information clearly.
  • Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team environment.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of a person in this position.

Candidates should forward their resume to: Joanne Smith, School Manager, Pennsylvania Ballet, 100 South Broad Street, Suite 2226, Philadelphia, PA 19110 or No phone calls, please.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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