OREGON BALLET THEATRE

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EMPLOYMENT


SUMMARY


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. For more information and recent news about OBT, visit our website: www.obt.org.


JOB OPENINGS


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EVENTS AND ANNUAL FUND MANAGER (Posted 11/19/14)
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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks an experienced, driven and detail orientated person to serve as our Events and Annual Fund Manager.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a history of leading fundraising efforts with the coordination of special events, stewardship of annual fund donor benefits and external communication through campaign materials.  Candidates should also be strong communicators with the ability to work alongside diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

We seek candidates who have at least three years of successful experience in fundraising, event coordination and track record of reaching specific goals. While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts. DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interested parties should send resumes to the attention of Human Resources at 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97214 or jobs@obt.org.


MARKETING ASSOCIATE (Posted 11/03/14)
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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Marketing Associate and assistant to the Director of Marketing and Communications.The successful candidate will support the department through the coordination of all promotional activities, development of campaign materials and external communications with media and audiences.  Applicants must also be knowledgeableabout design and the application of web technologies and social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

We seek candidates who have at least three years of successful experience in marketing and communications, and track record of reaching goals. While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts. DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interested parties should send resumes to the attention of Human Resources at 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97214 or jobs@obt.org.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS (Posted 10/31/14)
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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven leader to join the senior leadership team overseeing OBT’s earned income activities, specifically the sales, marketing and brand communications function.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the director will also be responsible for ensuring the company is prominently positioned in Portland and within the national dance community.  In addition the director will work to build brand awareness of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Education and Outreach activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

We are looking for an experienced and collaborative leader who has at least three years of successful experience in marketing, communications and track record of reaching goals. While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts. DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interested parties should send resumes to the attention of Human Resources at 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97214 or jobs@obt.org.

BALLET ACCOMPANISTS


Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking experienced ballet accompanists, minimal hours required.  Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@obt.org.


DANCE-IN-SCHOOLS TEACHING ARTIST
Education Outreach Department


NOTE: Thank you for your interest in working with Oregon Ballet Theatre's Education Outreach department. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in the future!

OBT employs dance-in-schools teaching artists — as part of a cohort of enthusiastic ambassadors for the art form — to bring ballet alive in young learners, primarily Pre-K—8. The central goal of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Education Outreach department is to enrich the lives of children and adults by providing meaningful learning experiences that get people doing, thinking, and wondering about dance. OBT’s Education Outreach programs occur throughout the year: as teaching residencies in public and private schools Pre-K through college; as educationally focused performances; as studio tours and lectures; and as experiential events in community venues.

OREGON BALLET THEATRE
818 SE Sixth Avenue / Portland, OR 97214
(Between Belmont and Morrison)
Administration: 503.227.0977
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