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At Colorado Ballet, you will enjoy the confidence and security of working with a dynamic growing arts organization that has been part of the Colorado arts community for more than 50 years. We have an exciting array of employment opportunities. From experienced performing arts professionals through entry-level positions, Colorado Ballet seeks out the most talented and enthusiastic people to join our organization. We offer a benefits package for our full-time employees and all staff have the opportunity to attend the productions they help bring to life! Colorado Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

*If you are a dancer seeking employment, please refer to our audition schedule.

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Current openings:

  • Academy Administrator
  • Associate Director of Development

Academy Administrator

Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Their mission is to present exceptional quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education programs that are integral to the cultural life of our community. 

Colorado Ballet Academy is a department within Colorado Ballet. Its mission is to provide the highest quality training for dancers wishing to pursue a career in ballet as well as offering community classes that are geared toward children, youth, and adults who want to explore an interest in dance in its many and various forms.

Position Summary
The Colorado Ballet Academy Administrator is responsible for the day to day business operations of the academy. Job duties include registering students for classes, collecting/processing payments, interacting with students and parents in a professional way, scheduling of dance studios, and organizing various academy performances and events. This position reports directly to the Academy Principal and also works closely with the Academy Director and Academy Business Manager.

Position Requirements 

  • Minimum 2 years general office experience
  • Bookkeeping and/or basic accounting skills
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Proven experience working with a customer data base
  • Strong organizational skills
  • History of customer service in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Dance background, HTML experience, and photography are all a plus

Position Duties and Functions 

  • Responsible for registering and tracking students, including data entry of customer information, logging attendance, and processing payments
  • Coordinating instructor teaching schedules including helping to find substitutes
  • Collecting instructor timesheets and submitting for payroll
  • Communicating with parents, students, instructors, and other staff in a variety of ways including face to face, phone calls, email, etc.
  • Creation and dissemination of periodic communications with parents and students about upcoming events, academy newsletter and maintaining social media channels
  • Simple maintenance of the academy website
  • Maintaining the master schedule for all dance studios
  • Tracking and following up on student evaluations
  • Generating various management reports from the academy database
  • Coordinating internal academy events such as student performances
  • Organizing external performances by the academy students including ordering costumes, securing an event space, arranging logistics for the day of performance, point of contact for academy children involved in Colorado Ballet professional company performances
  • Performing receptionist duties
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Salary – commensurate with experience
  • Benefits – medical, dental, 401(k), vacation

Work Hours (approximate):

  • Tuesday thru Friday from 12:30-9 p.m., Saturday from approximately 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Application deadline is May 12, 2017. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Submissions without these items will not be considered. No phone calls please. All submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Director of Development

The Position:  
The Associate Director of Development is an integral member of the Development Department and works collaboratively with the Director of Development and other development staff to create and execute a comprehensive annual development plan addressing individual, corporate and foundation giving, as well as events aimed at achieving the development department’s goals of raising $2.25-$2.5 million annually.  The position is full-time and benefited with an annual salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Establish strong relationships with fellow staff, members of the board of directors, major donors and patrons of Colorado Ballet.
  • In collaboration with the director of development, design and implement strategies that include measurable targets for self and direct reports. 
  • In collaboration with the director of development and other development staff, maintain and manage a major gifts program which retains donors from year to year and upgrades major gifts as appropriate.
  • With the director of development, create metrics for measuring department performance. 
  • Manage a portfolio consisting of 75 or more qualified donors and prospects (individual and corporate) capable of making significant gifts, including the setting of individual goals.  
  • Identify, research and cultivate potential new corporate partners and individual donors. 
  • Generate monthly reports that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance. 
  • Utilize Colorado Ballet’s donor database for all aspects of portfolio management including timely, accurate and thorough documentation and recording of actions taken with prospects.   
  • Assist in stewardship plans to ensure appropriate recognition of donors at all giving levels. 
  • Support written efforts to solicit donors and ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, gift agreements and reports. 
  • Ensure development materials are compelling, complete and up-to-date. 
  • Be a positive face and presence at Colorado Ballet performances, academy events and performances, and development events throughout the year. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in fundraising/sales experience or equivalent.
  • Experience with six figure (or larger) gifts or equivalent. 
  • 2 years of experience supervising staff. 
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. Local travel as necessary.  

Ideal Candidate will have: 

  • Experience with Tessitura (or similar donor database) is highly desirable
  • Proven interpersonal skills that build confidence and trust with donors, colleagues and senior leadership.
  • Strong written and oral communication, negotiation, organizational, analytical and fundraising skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, frequently under time pressure.
  • Ability to maintain and protect confidentiality of sensitive materials.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to  Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged.  Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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