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

School of Pennsylvania Ballet Pianist



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

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • 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.

 OTHER RESPONSIBILITES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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.

DISCLAIMER:

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 jsmith@paballet.org. No phone calls, please.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Assistant



GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Development Assistant will support the Director of Development and other Development team members in the overall development plan for Pennsylvania Ballet. Primary focus will be supporting front line fundraisers in prospect management, using our database and other tracking tools. The Development Assistant will report directly to the Director of Development but will resource other members of the staff on projects as assigned.

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

• Primary responsibility for entering prospect research, ratings, inclinations and plans in Tessitura.
• Using a broad spectrum of sources, assist with the research on the financial capacity of individuals who could be supportive of the Ballet.
• Assist front-line fundraisers in tracking plans and inclinations of donors and prospects.
• Assist with special event fundraisers by helping with the tracking of registration, listings and mailings
• Assist in other areas of the department as needed, such as by gathering information for grant reports and proposals.
• Provide support to Director of Development as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

 OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Successful candidates will have experience working in an office environment and a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. He or she must have superb organizational skills and attention to detail, great proficiency with Excel, excellent verbal communications skills, knowledge and experience working with a database (Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge a plus), competent writing skills, a willingness to collaborate, and a heartfelt appreciation for the performing arts. This position will require discretion with valuable and personal donor details that are often confidential. In addition, this position will entail working some evening and weekend hours as needed for events.

DISCLAIMER:

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:

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, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Candidates should forward their resume to: Jane M. Kamp, Director of Development at jkamp@paballet.org. No phone calls, please.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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