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.

Senior Campaign Manager


THE POSITION:

Pennsylvania Ballet seeks an accomplished, energetic development professional for the Senior Campaign Manager position. The role will be responsible for driving all campaign activity, playing a tactical role in devising and implementing campaign strategy. The position spans all areas of a capital campaign from the leadership gifts phase through the public launch.

The Senior Campaign Manager will be responsible for spearheading campaign activity on all fronts: orchestrate donor stewardship efforts, staff and lead organizational and volunteer leaders in prospect meeting strategy, deepen the prospective donor pipeline, drive forward engagement strategies and implementation, and strategically and comprehensively develop campaign policies, recognition opportunities, and phasing.

This position reports directly to the Director of Development and will work in close collaboration other fundraising staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Effectively and tactically craft and implement campaign strategy; nimbly revise campaign plans as needed. Collaborate with the Executive Director, Director of Development, and volunteer campaign leadership when needed.
  • Sequence and drive activity for a robust portfolio of donors; develop and execute strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and new donors.
  • Staff Artistic Director, Executive Director, Director of Development, and volunteer campaign leaders on campaign asks; orchestrate strategy and ensure thorough and accurate research, objectives, and talking points for every campaign meeting. Perform additional campaign research profiles as needed.
  • Craft bespoke solicitation materials for volunteers and staff to use for meetings.
  • Collaborate closely with Director of Development to drive forward principal gifts pipeline.
  • Continually refine the annotated table of gifts, prospect pipeline, and master prospect list. Input campaign activity into Tessitura database.
  • Update Campaign Cabinet and organizational leadership on key campaign stats and activity.
  • Produce and drive all campaign correspondence, including case materials, brochures, and newsletters, as needed. Collaborate with Marketing and outside design firms, as needed.
  • Lead campaign cultivation and recognition events in collaboration with organizational and volunteer campaign leadership.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 5+ years of development experience with success in meeting fundraising goals. Experience with capital campaigns required.
  • A proven track record for developing and driving campaign and solicitation strategies.
  • Experience building robust principal and major-donor relationships.
  • An ability to work proactively and independently while seamlessly communicating with a team.
  • An ability to evaluate a situation, prioritize needs, and nimbly shift focus while meeting deadlines and ensuring vigilant follow-through.
  • The necessary poise and judgment to work with Board members, senior management, colleagues, and support staff.
  • A creative, entrepreneurial thinker.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Superior writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Superb organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and database management.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Tessitura experience preferred.
  • A heartfelt appreciation for the performing arts.

Candidates should send their cover letter and resume via email:

 Jane M. Kamp
Director of Development
Pennsylvania Ballet
jkamp@paballet.org
(No phone calls please)

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.

Pennsylvania Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Junior Graphic Designer



GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Junior Graphic Designer reports directly to the Graphic Designer and interfaces regularly with members of the marketing team. The Junior Graphic Designer is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of marketing, and in-house design initiatives, as well as maintaining the highest quality brand standards according to the ballet’s visual identity.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating and updating marketing collateral (posters, flyers, brochures, invitations, etc.) for in-house direct mail projects and other uses within various parts of the organization
  • Maintaining and creating visual assets for Pennsylvania Ballet’s website and social media
  • Assisting with email campaigns
  • Offer input in creative meetings and sharing ideas
  • Communicating with team members to receive feedback
  • Supporting the marketing team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
  • Managing all logos for Pennsylvania Ballet and for outside sponsors, organizations, and partners
  • Produce and re-stock Pennsylvania Ballet branded stationary (letterhead, envelopes, business cards, nametags, etc.)

 REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Personal MAC laptop with Adobe CC
  • Associate degree in Graphic Design, relevant professional experience or pursuing a degree in Art & Design or other creative field
  • Basic layout and typesetting skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign)
  • Basic photography and photo editing skills
  • Ability to prepare design files for professional printing
  • Experience using social media in a professional environment
  • Experience with popular team messaging and collaborative apps or management systems (Basecamp, Slack, Air Table, etc.)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to multitask and stay organized

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Kyle Confehr, Graphic Designer | Creative Services
kconfehr@paballet.org

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.

Audition Information

If you are interested in auditioning for Pennsylvania Ballet or Pennsylvania Ballet II, please send an email to audition@paballet.org with the following information:

  1. Resume: including name, age, height, nationality, training, featured roles etc
  2. Photos: Headshot, arabesque, others if desired
  3. Videos: Classical and contemporary

More information about a Pennsylvania Ballet II audition will be posted here.

No open audition will be held for the company.

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