Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications

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, the “Ballet across America” series in 2013, Wolf Trap in 2014, and Ballet West Choreographic Festival in 2017.

In addition to the performing company, The Oregon Ballet Theatre School 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.


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven leader responsible for leading a team in their broad based support of implementing policies, procedures, strategies and tactics related to the marketing, sales and communication efforts throughout all aspects of Oregon Ballet Theatre. This individual will work closely with the School, Education Outreach, Community, and Professional Company in order to meet goals and solidify branding and name recognition. The position reports to the Executive Director and works with all departments to meet specific revenue goals including, but not limited to, ticket sales, tuition enrollment, and contributed income. The position will protect and build the Oregon Ballet Theatre brand within the organization, the regional community, state of Oregon, nationally, and internationally.


We are looking for an experienced and collaborative leader who has at least three years of experience and progressive responsibilities in marketing, sales, and managerial experience, with a proven track record of success in a highly dynamic environment. While not required, successful candidates would have specific experience within the field of dance or the performing arts. A full job description can be obtained on the OBT website.

Please review and download full description of position. Interested parties are required to send a cover letter and resume to jobs@obt.org.