Overview

Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance, as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, as part of the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013 and Wolf Trap in 2014. The recent additions of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Dennis Buehler, position OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon. OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $5 million. Learn More


Job Openings

Dancer Auditions | Musician Auditions


Ballet Accompanist

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks an experienced accompanist with excellent piano and improvisation skills who, under the direct supervision of the class instructor, can provide musical accompaniment of various styles for dance classes and other dance related performing activities.

The position is Part-Time and Non-Exempt.

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates who have experience as a ballet accompanist in a professional setting with a strong musical sense and ability to adapt and be flexible in a class environment. A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

All applications require a cover letter and resume and can be emailed to the attention of Human Resources at jobs@obt.org


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Teaching Artist:

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Teaching Artist encourages life-long learning about dance through enriching the lives of children and adults by providing meaningful learning experiences; inspiring all students to move, watch and wonder about dance. The Teaching Artist is an ambassador of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Education Outreach programs which occur throughout the year as dance residencies in public and private schools; alternative therapeutic classrooms; educationally focused performances in schools or at local theaters; studio tours and lectures; and as experiential events in community venues. The position reports to the Director of Education Outreach…

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Interested parties are required to send a resume and cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy to:
Human Resources at Oregon Ballet Theatre, 0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239, or you may email all files in a PDF format to jobs@obt.org.


 Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Production Assistant:

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking a dynamic individual with prior experience in stage management and knowledge in the maintenance of theatrical supplies, property and equipment, including floors, sets, lighting, and sound. The role assists in the supervision of rehearsals, performances and events in a theatre environment, covering the professional Company, and as needed the school dance company…

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume:
Human Resources at Oregon Ballet Theatre, 0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239, or you may email all files in a PDF format to jobs@obt.org.


 Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Boutique Manager:

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking a dynamic individual with prior retail and management experience to operate its Boutique pop-up store at performances and other events. Our Boutique is an important component of our brand identification and outreach within the community and serves as a key source of revenue to support our mission and programming…

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Interested parties are required to send a cover letter, resume, and at least three examples of work that demonstrates your level of skill and diversity in design to:
Human Resources at Oregon Ballet Theatre, 0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239, or you may email all files in a PDF format to jobs@obt.org.


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Marketing Associate:

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Marketing Associate reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for project management and analytics of all digital and print materials including e-blasts, banner campaigns, social media ads, playbills, posters, flyers, and postcards. The position assists with external communications and contacts including media representatives, vendors, and collaborating organizations. The Marketing Associate is also responsible for maintaining the media and publication archives, organizing all institutional and promotional events, and works closely with all departments in the coordination of marketing and public relations activities.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Interested parties are required to send a cover letter, resume, and at least three examples of work that demonstrates your level of skill and diversity in design to:
Human Resources at Oregon Ballet Theatre, 0720 SW Bancroft Street, Portland, OR 97239, or you may email all files in a PDF format to jobs@obt.org.