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 nearly 60 years. From experienced performing arts professionals to 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.
Education Department Head
Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization. Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative
dance through performances, training, and education and community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community.
The head of the Education department oversees all education programs, manages the education staff, develops programming and community
relationships, and directs overall department strategy.
The Education Department head is responsible for all education programming (both content and
delivery) for Colorado Ballet, as well as community engagement programs; overall business management of the department; and managing
one full time staff person and 25-30 part time instructors. The position reports to the Managing Director.
Below are the various job functions in more detail:
Administration: creating and managing to an annual department budget; maintaining detailed records of department activities
and schools served for use in funding proposals and reports; developing department branding, collateral and social media presence;
and maintaining an event summary for each year tracking over 35,000 contacts in the community;
Hiring/Supervision: hiring, training, and evaluating the Education Programs Manager; hiring, training, and evaluating
part-time Outreach Instructors; conducting an annual training session for staff including current education trends and curriculum
Pedagogy and Curriculum Development: developing, scheduling and leading classes, workshops, discussions and demonstrations
on a wide range of topics for a variety of audiences (ECE-adults); developing dance and dance integrated classes and workshops
in a wide range of styles to a variety of age groups/abilities; staying abreast of trends in dance education and dance therapy
for populations with special needs; teaching in-school or after-school classes as desired;
Student Matinees/Live Streaming: marketing, scheduling, and facilitating three annual performances for student groups
at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, organizing bus parking, security, and staffing; marketing, coordinating, and facilitating up
to three annual live streams of student matinee performances with upwards of 10,000 viewers; creating study materials for K-12
classrooms that support Colorado Ballet’s season productions
Accessibility: writing, translating, and determining performance caption cues for the Figaro seatback titling system;
operating the Figaro system and hiring and training its operators; audio-describing performances for blind and visually impaired
patrons; supporting and facilitating longstanding partnerships with various institutions to provide access to dance for special
populations (Be Beautiful Be Yourself dance program, Warren Village creative movement classes, Rhythm & Grace dance program,
Five by Five classes)
Community Liaison: representing Colorado Ballet and dance/dance education in the cultural, education, and human service
communities at appropriate venues, meetings and events; working with other organizations to develop collaborative projects and
partnerships to enhance arts education; serving as the Colorado Ballet representative for Colorado Department of Education events/curriculum
Qualifications: This position works closely with children, teachers, school administrators, and other partners in
education and the arts. It requires a strong background in dance education and arts administration; a detail-oriented, self-motivated,
and strategic thinker; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with diverse audiences; ability to work
some evenings and weekends.
The Education Department Head must have:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, Dance Education, Education and/or Education Administration
- Minimum 3 years of experience working in public schools
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary
expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.