Work with Ballet BC

Ballet BC is committed to a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary ballet.

Careers

Artistic Assistant

Ballet BC is seeking an experienced Artistic Assistant to join our dynamic team. In line with company mandate and objectives, the Artistic Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administrative needs of Ballet BC’s Artistic Director (AD) and being the administrative link between the studio and other Company departments including Administration, Production, Wardrobe, Marketing, Development and Audience Services.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provides administrative support as required by the AD.
  • Produces, circulates and posts the daily rehearsal schedule and casting for works.
  • Communicates all casting changes to the appropriate personnel including the Stage Manager, Wardrobe, Communications and Marketing as necessary.
  • Coordinates the rehearsal activities of guest choreographers and other artists working with the dancers
  • Maintains artistic records and documentation of all works that enter the repertoire
  • Maintains Dancer records of overtime, meal breaks, and changes to the dancers work weeks and changes to days off.
  • Tracks studio hours month to month.
  • Maintain and distribute dancer, administration and production contact lists.
  • Coordinates the hiring and scheduling of guest teachers and pianists for company class.
  • Coordinate media, marketing & communications, photographers, camera operators, and guests with AD, Rehearsal Director, and dancers, during the artistic work day.
  • Assists with letters of recommendation and other correspondence.
  • Coordinate Audition Tour Logistics, advertising, venue procurement, scheduling, travel, attend the tour; retain and catalogue dancer resumes and videos, prepare letters of response.
  • Assists AD and Rehearsal Director with all aspects of Local dancer auditions.
  • Assists in recruiting dancers as required.
  • Works with company Wardrobe Manager on the scheduling of fittings and costume runs.
  • Attends production meetings.
  • Arranges dancer hospitality during local productions.
  • Documents all studio maintenance concerns and remedies.
  • Coordinates complimentary ticket requests for dancers and guest artists/personnel.

Reports to: Artistic Director

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017 12:00pm, via email to info (at) balletbc.com,
Attention: Artistic Director
 
Full Job Description

 

Controller (part-time)

Ballet BC is seeking a Controller to provide operational support to the organization by managing the finance department including general accounting, financial reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting, income and cash projections, cash flow management and payroll. The position oversees the bookkeeper in the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

Financial Reporting, Management, and Controls

  • Working in conjunction with operations, develops the annual operating budget as well as end of year income projections
  • Prepares and analyzes actual performance against budget throughout the year and works with management to take corrective action as necessary to ensure annual financial objectives are achieved
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly/quarterly financial statements and cash flow projections, and reports to senior management and the Board/Finance & Audit Committee
  • Manages cash flow needs in conjunction with ED and other departments
  • Takes ownership of the overall finance function, to ensure the appropriate controls and processes are in place and makes recommendations where gaps are identified
  • Prepares and files any compliance based reports and ensures the organization’s compliance with external regulatory stakeholders including Canada Revenue Agency, CADAC, WorkSafe BC, federal/provincial/municipal grantors, and restricted fund donors, and Ticketmaster
  • Prepares working papers for and liaises with external auditors on the year-end audit

Accounting and Other

  • Maintains general accounting records and is responsible for the overall integrity and accuracy of the Company’s financial records
  • Oversees bookkeeper in banking, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions including monthly all reconciliations
  • Prepares month end journal entries
  • Administers payroll functions including maintenance of employee records
  • Evaluates, negotiates, and recommends coverage for property and liability insurance and employee health benefits.

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsible for: Bookkeeper (part-time)

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017 12:00pm, via email to info (at) balletbc.com,
Attention: Executive Director
 
Full Job Description

 

Intern: Patron Services Enhancement

Ballet BC is seeking an intern to analyze the current patron experience, research patron services in the arts, and design, as well as begin implementation of a patron services enhancement program.

Specifically, the intern would address:

  • Evaluation of current ticket buyers, subscribers & donors (determine tiers of patron enhancement; create target segments for personal attention)
  • Evaluate customer service delivery & capacity at BBC
  • Propose patron enhancement deliverables for different tiers
  • Develop a plan (short-term & long-term) for patron enhancement to be executed; include resources needed for plan execution
  • Develop a measure of success for the patron enhancement program
  • Begin to execute the patron enhancement program

Reports to: Director of Sales & Marketing and Development Manager

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017 12:00pm, via email to info (at) balletbc.com,
Attention: Director of Sales & Marketing
 
Full Job Description

 

COMPANY AUDITIONS

For the 2018–2019 Season, Ballet BC is looking for the following:
 
Full-time artists

Ballet BC is seeking experienced female and male dancers interested in a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance. The artist should display strong classical training, have experience in contemporary dance and a passion for the creative process.
 
Apprentices

Ballet BC is looking for talented, young female and male graduates who have completed a professional training program to join the Ballet BC Apprentice Program. The program will take place between July 2018 and June 2019 and will provide apprentices with a weekly honorarium.
 
Summer Dance Intensive

We are also looking for young, aspiring graduate students who have completed a professional training program to attend our International Summer Dance Intensive in collaboration with Arts Umbrella in August 2018.
 

Open Auditions

Please check back at a later date for more information about our 2018/19 open auditions in Canada, US and Europe.
 

Vancouver Auditions

Auditions are by appointment only. Please email a CV, photos, and video links to
auditions (at) balletbc.com.

CV: Including training, performance experience, full name, email address, phone number, and citizenship.

Photos: One head shot and one full-body dance photo.

Video: Link to high-quality stage or studio video, no more than 10 minutes in length, that displays a range of repertoire in contemporary ballet. Ladies should include use of pointe work.

We welcome and encourage dancers from across Canada.

Auditions take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street.

 

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa in BEGINNING AFTER. Photo by Cindi Wicklund.
Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa in BEGINNING AFTER by Cayetano Soto.
Photo by Cindi Wicklund.

 

THE NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

Ballet BC is excited to present Alberta Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker during the 2017 holiday season!

Alberta Ballet is looking for boys and girls, minimum age of eight at the time of the performances. Height between 4’0″ and 5’10”. Senior roles require three years of ballet training. Applicants may pre-register by emailing auditions@albertaballet.com. Registrations will be accepted at the door.

All dancers must commit to being present at all rehearsals and performances. Performances take place on December 28-30, 2017.

When:
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Where:
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Faris Family Studio

Schedule:
10:00am – 11:00am     Check-in
11:30am – 12:30pm     Heights ranging from 4’0″ to 4’5″
12:45pm – 2:15pm       Heights ranging from 4’6″ to 4’11”
2:30pm – 4:00pm         Heights ranging from 5’0″ to 5’10”

Audition fee:
$20.00 (cash only please)

For more information about the audition, email Alberta Ballet.

 

Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker
Artists of Alberta Ballet in Nutcracker. Photo by Darren Makoivichuk.