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

Regular Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources at  jobs@obt.org


Costume Stitcher

Seasonal, Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Effective Date: August 20, 2018 – September 30, 2018

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Stitcher in OBT’s Costume Shop.  The position is temporary, full time for 40 hours per week with some flexible nights and weekends and will have assigned project dates.  The successful candidate will be responsible for construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper and Costume Shop Manager.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of construction, alteration and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing, steaming and rolling of fabrics; and correct labeling of finished costumes.

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates who have a minimum of two years’ experience in the construction of theatrical costumes or formal training in design and construction of theatrical costumes, and 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources at  jobs@obt.org


Customer Service Representative

Regular, Part-time, Non-Exempt

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Customer Service Representative in OBT’s Box Office and performance venues under the Audience Services Manager in our Marketing Department.  The position is part time for 20 hours per week with some flexible nights and weekends.  The successful candidate will support the department through processing the purchase of subscriptions and/or single tickets via phone, email and in person.  Applicants must also be knowledgeable in the basic operation of TicketMaster’s Archtics system.

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates who have a minimum one year customer service experience in a sales role and a proven ability to deal with ticketing problems, customer complaints, or other conflicts.  While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources at  jobs@obt.org


Patron Services Lead

Regular Part-Time, Non-Exempt

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Patron Services Lead in OBT’s Box Office and performance venues under the Audience Services Manager in our Marketing Department.  The position is part time for 20 hours per week with some flexible nights and weekends.  The successful candidate will support the department through processing the purchase of subscriptions and/or single tickets via phone, email, online, and in person.  Candidates must exhibit the highest levels of customer service with demonstrated ability to resolve customer service issues quickly and positively.  This position will open and distribute company mail, record donations and prepare daily sales deposits and assist the Audience Services Manager with assigned duties in marketing, promotion and communications.  Preferred applicants will also be knowledgeable in the basic operation of TicketMaster’s Archtics system.

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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
We seek candidates who have a minimum two years’ experience as a customer service representative, preferably at a performing arts organization and a proven ability to deal with ticketing problems, customer complaints, or other conflicts.  Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience is required.

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.

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