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


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.

Manager, Foundation and Government Relations



Pennsylvania Ballet seeks an accomplished development professional to serve as Manager, Foundation and Government Relations and be an integral part of our development efforts.  This position will report to the Director of Development and be responsible for researching, gathering data, writing and submitting all proposals and reports to institutional funders as well as managing their relationships.  Experience with managing government capital funding proposals and reporting, such as RACP and New Markets Tax Credits, is desired.


  • Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to corporate foundations, foundations and government sources.
  • Perform prospect research on corporate foundations, foundations, and government funding streams to evaluate prospects for funding.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to institutional funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by institutional funders – including RACP.
  • Provide stewardship to current institutional donors including regular written updates and invitations to programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of both institutional history and current programs.
  • Serve as primary writer/reviewer for the department, working closely with artistic staff, marketing, community engagement and the School to provide consistency in messaging.
  • Provide staff support at Ballet fundraising events and during performance runs, as needed (evening and weekend hours) and other duties as assigned.


  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize their workload.
  • Investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format.
  • Work in a deadline driven environment with attention to detail.
  • Proficiently work with Microsoft office and databases.
  • Maintain discretion with institutional information which is often confidential.


  • Minimum of two to four years fundraising experience, primarily in grant writing.
  • Experience with relationship management and growing foundation and government grant programs strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • A heartfelt appreciation for the arts.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and a sample grant proposal:

 Jane M. Kamp
Director of Development
Pennsylvania Ballet
(No phone calls please)


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.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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