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


Costume Project Supervisor

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking a dynamic individual with prior experience in costume shop management with a proven track record of success in a highly dynamic environment. The role will have a creative sense to understand, adapt, and realize the vision of the choreographer and Artistic Director; and be able to prepare realistic costume project schedules and adhere to company expense policies and procedures. Employment is part-time, project-related for Swan Lake (January 16, 2017 – February 12, 2017) and/or Terra (March 6, 2017 – April 9, 2017).

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We are seeking candidates who are dynamic and demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of assigned costume builds working independently and in coordination with existing costume shop; hire and manage seasonal costume shop staff to complete the costume builds; and have a strong aptitude to manage deadlines and budgets. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing a costume shop – proficiency in cutting, hand and machine sewing, dyeing, painting, and decorating fabrics and costumes; creating costumes without the aid of a prepared pattern; and conducting fittings with maturity and sensitivity. Proficiency is Microsoft Office Suite applications and a valid driver’s license are required.

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


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