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 Draper

Full-time, Seasonal/Project Based

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Draper in OBT’s Costume Shop. The position is full time for 40 hours per week with some flexible nights and weekends and will have assigned work weeks throughout the season.  The successful candidate will collaborate with Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager to execute rendered designs; draft and/or drape respective costume pieces; direct costume shop staff on accurate costume construction; perform/supervise cutting of fabric from patterns; assist with costume fittings; have a basic knowledge of dye techniques; attend rehearsals and performances to assist with alterations and various other duties in maintaining a costume department.

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates who have a minimum of three to five year experience or formal training in design and construction of theatrical costumes can work well under pressure and meet deadlines.  Successful candidates will have an understanding of how movement from dance relates to theatrical costume constructs.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment are a must.  A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume 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 obtjobs@obt.org