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Employment Opportunities

All current employment opportunities are listed below.

  • Head Electrician


    The Head Electrician for Pennsylvania Ballet is in charge of the electrics department that includes all lighting, video projection, video monitors and audio for all ballet productions. The position reports to the Director of Production and Lighting. 






    • Supervise assistant electricians and extra crew at shop
    • Determine equipment needs based on design (in conjunction with lighting director)
    • Prepare color order and expendables list
    • Supervise and direct prep of production at Pennsylvania Ballet shop (in conjunction with department crew heads)
    • Build/create any electric practical’s or special effects as needed
    • Check in/out of rental equipment for productions
    • Maintain lighting and video equipment owned by Pennsylvania Ballet during scheduled work
    • Assist and direct crew in loading of lighting trucks for rentals and for productions to & from the shop
    • Work with Director of Production and Lighting to devise labor and time allocation for load in and focus


    • Working with Head Carpenter and House Electrician: direct and manage IATSE crew in theater for the load in, hang, focus and strike of production
    • Manage crew as needed to ensure safe completion of load in of lighting, video and sound
    • Supervise install of any practical’s, cue lights, communication and video systems
    • Work with ALD to ensure a quick safe and efficient focus
    • Manage deck and electrics running crew during rehearsals and run of show
    • Supervise assistant electrician/programmer/spot light operators, assist as needed
    • Special projects as assigned.




    Ability to read a light plot and lighting paperwork

    Expertise in entertainment electrics (dimmers, distros, power loads, ect..)

    Highly skilled proficiency in Lightwright 5/6, Vectorwoks 2016, ETC EOS offline software

    Ability to layout a show within a repertory setting

    Ability to operate and program ETC EOS console

    Strong knowledge of DMX protocols/networking including ETC Net3, ArtNet, etc…

    High knowledge of moving light fixtures/leds/dimmable fluorescents/HMI fixtures

    Member of IATSE Local 8, or be willing to join


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to  by September 15, 2016.


    More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at

    Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Marketing Intern

    Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2016


    Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country's leading ballet companies, seeks a Marketing Intern for Fall 2016.The Marketing Intern works closely with all members of the Marketing Department (Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Group Sales Manager, Graphic Designer, and Junior Designer and Content Coordinator).


    Responsibilities include:

    • Representing Pennsylvania Ballet at publicity events
    • Assist with ticket donation filing
    • Contributing to Pennsylvania Ballet's social media sites
    • Brainstorming new marketing initiatives
    • Organizing office files (including CD and DVD library)
    • Data entry
    • Assembling press kits
    • Scanning archival photos for #tbt posts
    • Organizing image bank
    • Handing out flyers around the city
    • Assisting with various projects as needed


    Skills needed:

    • Must be available to work some nights and weekends
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Customer service skills
    • Friendly disposition/outgoing personality
    • Reliability
    • Ability to work independently
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and internet applications
    • Interest in performing arts a plus


    A mutually-agreeable schedule will be devised by the Marketing Intern and the Marketing Department. Interns are compensated with tickets to Pennsylvania Ballet performances.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:


    Emily Hart
    Marketing Coordinator
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    100 S. Broad Street
    Suite 2226
    Philadelphia, PA 19110



  • Individual Giving Manager


    The Individual Giving Manager will plan and manage all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising program for individuals targeting donors and prospects giving or capable of giving up to $10,000 annually to Pennsylvania Ballet.  Working closely with the Director of Development, the Manager will also be a frontline fundraiser and part of the team managing Campaign solicitations.  The Manager must be knowledgeable about mail, email, online and telefunding campaigns and frontline fundraising experience is a plus.  The Manager will work with the Director of Development and other Development colleagues on the overall development plans for Pennsylvania Ballet.  The Manager reports directly to the Director of Development.



    • Establishing a comprehensive and personalized calendar of solicitations and stewardship activities for Annual Fund donors.
    • Primary responsibility for the cultivation, appeals, engagement and stewardship of the leadership giving circle – gifts to the Annual Fund of $2,500 and above.
    • Member of the staff major gifts team for the Campaign – planning, cultivating and soliciting donors to the Campaign.
    • Planning and managing the implementation of all direct mail and email solicitation and stewardship programs.
    • Planning and managing the implementation of cultivation and stewardship events for Annual Fund donors and prospects
    • Overseeing the Annual Fund Coordinator in the management of the telefunding team and working with the telefunding manager to maximize returns.
    • Managing the creation of all printed materials necessary for Annual Fund mailings.
    • Special projects as assigned.



    Successful candidates will have at least three to five years of experience with annual funds.  He or she must have truly superior verbal and written communications skills, superb organizational skills, strong analytical and reporting skills, and a heartfelt appreciation for the performing arts.  Knowledge of the database system Tessitura is preferred though not required, as is familiarity with the art form of ballet. This position may require irregular working hours and days as needed for events.


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to  by August 31, 2016.


    More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at

    Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


  • Special Events & Development Intern Position

    Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country's leading ballet companies, seeks a Speical Events and Development Intern for the Fall 2016. The Special Events and Development Intern will assist with all aspects of preparation for the Ballet's upcoming special events as well as provide support to the Development Department. 



    • Assist the Corporate Sponsorship & Special Events Manager with Special Events planning and coordination
    • Represent the Development Department as special events, performances, luncheons, donor events, etc. as requested.
    • Perform data entry and maintenance of the Ballet's fundraising database Tessitura.
    • Provide general support of Development Department initiatives.
    • Special projects as assigned.



    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and internet applications. 
    • Friendly and outgoing disposition.
    • Hard working and responsibile. 
    • Able to work independently.
    • Available to work some nights and weekends. 
    • Knowledge of ballet or performing arts preferred, but not required. 


    Applicants must be available to work at least two days a week, plus a few additional nights and weekends during the season as requested. Length and content of internships can be tailored to fit any course requirement needs. Benefits include free performance tickets, participation in special events and activities and the opportunity to work with a creative and energetic team. 


    To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Olivia Steffan at - please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.