Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a



This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), a classically based professional ballet company established in 1989 in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs 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 and developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet. The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, connecting with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, www.obt.org.


OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.


The Stitcher shall be tasked primarily with building, altering and repairing costumes for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Costume Shop and must be able to take direction and work well as a team player, communicating clearly and effectively with other team members. Stitchers must be able to operate a variety of sewing machines, including industrial single needle, zig zag, overlock, and cover stich machines. The position is seasonal, part-time, and project-based May 2, 2022, through May 27, 2022 with an hourly wage of $15.00.


We seek candidates with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the construction of theatrical costumes with demonstrated experience in machine and hand sewing techniques. Successful candidates will also possess knowledge of proper garment construction and finishing techniques. Strong time management skills are necessary, with the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Additional qualifications are listed in the full job description, linked below.


Submit a cover letter, and resume or CV, and one writing sample to jobs@obt.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained at HERE.