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 RESPONSIBILITIES, 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.

Company Pianist

 

DEPARTMENT: Artistic
POSITION: Company Pianist
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
POSITION TYPE: Seasonal – Full Time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Company Pianist provides piano accompaniment and musical guidance for rehearsals of ballet repertoire and company ballet classes. This position reports to the Music Director.

TYPICAL WORK ROUTINE INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provides musical accompaniment for rehearsals. Attends dress rehearsal of assigned ballets.
  • Prepares music for rehearsal. Studies and learns (using available audio or video materials) piano reductions of orchestral scores as well as piano scores.
  • Under supervision of conductor, consults with choreographers and rehearsal coaches regarding such musical aspects as tempo, phrasing, counting, cutting music, extending music via repeats or additional pieces.
  • Records choreography in rehearsal scores.
  • Serves as key liaison between choreographers/rehearsal coaches and music librarian and conductor.
  • Selects music for and plays company ballet class.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

Substantial experience playing piano for dancers.

  • Play an average of 4-6 hours of scheduled rehearsal and class in addition to personal practice time.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with choreographers, dancers and rehearsal coaches 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 communicate musical revisions to Music Director/Conductor and seek approval for such revisions on a timely basis.
  • Consistently offer creative and innovative musical repertoire for class.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed descriptions of choreography in rehearsal scores.
  • Be consistently available, ready and prepared for company class, dress and technical rehearsals.
  • Organize and communicate information clearly.
  • Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Be prepared to rehearse/perform all repertoire prior to the first rehearsal.
  • Some travel may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs @paballet.org.

More information about Pennsylvania Ballet can be found at paballet.org. Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Social Media & Promotions Coordinator

 

DEPARTMENT: Marketing
POSITION: Social Media & Promotions Coordinator
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Social Media & Promotions Coordinator position is within the Marketing Department and reports directly to the Public Relations Manager.  The position’s primary responsibility is to plan, develop and execute the social media strategy based on data analyses to increase brand awareness, visibility, patron engagement, and lead generation. This position interacts regularly with all members of the Marketing Department, dancers, artistic staff, and staff members from development, Community Engagement, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and PBII.

Social Media and Promotions

  • Develop social media strategy and plans for Pennsylvania Ballet (all departments) and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Responsible for social media creation, scheduling and posting for all aspects of the Company, School and PBII, obtaining proofreading approvals.
  • Work with digital marketing firm to develop, post, and promote all paid social media campaigns for Pennsylvania Ballet (all departments) and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Primary responsibility for reviewing, editing, suppressing and responding to replies left on social media
  • Work with PR Manager to plan, organize, and execute promotional appearances and opportunities to raise awareness of Pennsylvania Ballet, its productions, activities, and dancers
  • Work with PR Manager to create and execute appropriate promotions for individual ballets
  • Contribute to Marketing Department brainstorms and assist in evaluating projects
  • Understand and abide by all AGMA regulations for photography and dancer appearances

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Fluency across all social network platforms
  • Creativity and storytelling ability
  • Non-profit or arts-related experience and knowledge of dance preferred
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • Strong organizational, project management, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of integrated team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to work some nights and weekends as needed (at performances and promotional events)

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 To apply:

 Please send cover letter and resume to Public Relations Manager Jennifer Wallington at jwallington@paballet.org

 No phone calls, please.

 Deadline for applications is 8/22/2019

 

Audition Information

We are no longer accepting auditions for Pennsylvania Ballet or Pennsylvania Ballet II.

If you are interested in auditioning for the School more information can be found here. 

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