Work with Ballet BC

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

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are looking for audition details, please visit here.
For additional inquiries, please contact us at info (at) balletbc.com.

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please visit here.

Careers

Artistic Director

Ballet BC is seeking an Artistic Director to lead its artistic team. The Artistic Director will build on the legacy developed over 10 years by outgoing Artistic Director Emily Molnar and expand it with their own artistic vision to maintain the highest possible presentation and production standards for the Company.

This position is an exceptional opportunity to inspire and lead Ballet BC’s collective work to investigate and develop a diverse repertoire of works at the forefront of contemporary ballet that communicates and contributes in meaningful ways to the future of dance, dance artists and audiences in Vancouver, Canada and internationally.

Building on Ballet BC’s strong brand and critical acclaim, the Artistic Director works in strong synergistic partnership with the Executive Director to support the activities of the organization, fostering a collaborative environment in which the creative and administrative teams work effectively together to realize the Company’s ongoing, evolving vision of excellence.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

Artistic programming:

  • Conceives, develops and delivers the company’s artistic vision and programs consistent with the company’s Strategic Plan as it evolves under new leadership
  • Remains up to date with the latest developments in the national and international contemporary dance fields
  • Curates the creation, staging, and production of new and existing works for Ballet BC
  • Ensures the highest level of excellence in all artistic production, touring, programming, and outreach activities within the parameters of the established annual financial plan/budget, internal policies and the company’s Strategic Plan as it evolves under new leadership
  • Develops and maintains effective and healthy collaborative relationships and partnerships in support of programming
  • Assists in the process of negotiating and securing touring contracts within the parameters of the established financial plan/budget and internal policies

Artist administration, budgeting, and human resources:

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates artistic programs and tours for each season and takes a multi-year perspective
  • Works with the Executive Director to develop annual program and artistic and production budgets in advance of each fiscal period
  • Manages certain human resources by conducting auditions and selecting dancers, choreographers, rehearsal directors and teachers and other artistic staff; supervises, mentors and evaluates dancers and artistic, production, technical and artistic support staff
  • Maintains an effective and healthy work environment for artistic, production, and artistic support staff best suited to their creative development

External relations, development, and community leadership:

  • Represents Ballet BC and serves as an effective spokesperson on local, national and international forums
  • Takes a leading role in promoting Ballet BC
  • Assists as required in development activities
  • Fosters the development of good relationships with other dance, arts and cultural organizations locally, nationally and internationally
  • Promotes public interest and appreciation for dance arts

Ballet BC is committed to an inclusive and collaborative workplace. The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors and carries out all responsibilities consistent with the overall goals and objectives of the Ballet BC and the general artistic, financial, marketing and development policies established by the Board of Directors.

Anticipated Start Date

May 1, 2020

Application Submission

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12pm PST, by confidential email to HR (at) balletbc.com, Attention: Melina Buckley, Chair, Artistic Director Search Committee.

Consideration of applications will begin as soon as they are received. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full Job Description

Marketing Coordinator

Ballet BC is seeking a marketing professional to support the marketing department and marketing needs of this leading contemporary ballet company. This role serves to support the marketing department and service the marketing needs of the other departments. The Marketing Coordinator will execute the digital marketing strategy outlined by the marketing department as well as organize and streamline marketing processes for external and internal marketing requests.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Collateral organization for all departments — development, artistic, corporate
  • Collateral distribution — dance schools, community centres
  • Web updates
  • Organizing, re-sizing, distribution of marketing assets to suppliers
  • Contesting details to suppliers
  • Performance archiving
  • Electronic newsletter scheduling, creation & distribution
  • Survey distribution & reporting
  • Organization and distribution of touring kits
  • Strategy execution for social channels and paid digital advertising
  • Periodic goal setting with Marketing Manager with clear KPIs against all channels and campaigns
  • Data reporting with insights on digital activities

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in WordPress
  • Working knowledge of Constant Contact or related platform
  • Social and digital media expert with 2-3 years experience
  • Understanding of how social media fits within marketing and communications mix
  • Experience with social media scheduling, Google Analytics, Google Adwords
  • Working knowledge of Facebook advertising, remarketing and conversion tracking
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
  • Diploma in Marketing / Communications is preferred
  • Experience in copywriting
  • Ability to meet hard deadlines with strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanour for events with board members, donors, patrons
  • Passionate about customer service and creating positive experiences for communities
  • Interest in non-profit arts management and dance
  • Comfortable working evenings and weekends when required

Application Submission

Please send the following via email to info (at) balletbc.com with subject line “Attn: Marketing Manager” by August 27, 2019 at 5pm PT:

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • (2) Writing Samples

Consideration of applications will begin as soon as they are received. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Full Job Description


At Ballet BC, we live, create, and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.