Company: Minnesota Ballet
Posted on: July 14, 2019
Entering its 54th season, The Minnesota Ballet, a non-profit ballet
production company and dance academy based in Duluth, Minnesota,
seeks an Artistic Director. Information about our company, school,
and season information can be found at Minnesotaballet.org
POSITION: Artistic Director REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SUPERVISES: Company of (currently) 14 dancers and 5 apprentices.
Ballet Company Dancers are employed 27 weeks annually, but Artistic
Director position is 52 weeks. The Artistic Director is responsible
for conception, development, and implementation of the artistic
vision of the Minnesota Ballet, as well as consistent achievement
of its mission. PRIMARY DUTIES: Artistic Work with the Executive
Director to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision of
the Minnesota Ballet. Develop all season programming/productions of
the Minnesota Ballet. Teach company class and conduct rehearsals
Work with Executive Director and Tour Coordinator to develop
touring possibilities. Assist Principal Teacher in the selection,
evaluation, and supervision of teachers for the School of the
Minnesota Ballet. Prepare, rehearse, and present outreach
demonstrations and other presentations with assistance of the
Outreach Coordinator. Research any and all music and choreography
royalties due within planned performing season. Work with the
Executive Director on artistic needs of fundraisers and events.
Keep Executive Director and board informed on all artistic issues,
needs, and operation of Ballet. Work with Executive Director to
hire and maintain a company of quality professional dancers within
approved budget. Administration Work with Executive Director to
create and maintain a production budget for annual approval by the
Board. Post calendar schedule for artistic employees each week.
Attend Board and Committee meetings as needed. Participate in long
range planning for the organization. Supervise and evaluate company
dancers throughout the season. Marketing and Development Work with
Executive Director to create marketing and advertising strategy.
Assist Executive Director to develop new and maintain current
in-kind and monetary contributing sponsors for season performances
and fundraising events. Work with Executive Director and implement
season marketing plan, season brochure creation; set artistic tone
of ad creations with graphic designer and assist Executive Director
with ad calendar as needed for performances and events in paper,
magazines, and posters, etc. Work with the Executive Director to
help secure items and sponsorships for events and activities. Work
with Executive Director to develop new and maintain current in-kind
and monetary contributing sponsors for season performances and
fundraising events. Actively seek in-kind and monetary
contributions from patrons and contributors. Follow through with
benefits for contributors; tickets, ads, logo placement, etc.
(individual members, corporate support, and foundations)
Participate in setting the artistic tone of brochures for company,
school and events. Assist in assuring credit and recognition for
grantors, sponsors, and contributors in programs, brochures, and
patron email blasts. Represent Minnesota Ballet to community and
region in a positive and enlightening manner. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
Similar experience at a professional dance company is favorable.
Previous supervisory experience is favorable. EDUCATION: Bachelors
in related field is favorable. Previous dance training is required.
HOURS: Flexible, full-time, with short stretches of time annually
where more than 40 hours per week are expected. ENVIRONMENT: The
Minnesota Ballet maintains four dance studios and offices in
Downtown Duluth, Minnesota. COMPENSATION: Dependent upon
qualifications and experience, but competitive with similarly-sized
ballet companies. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send application
materials (CV, cover letter, reference list, and links to three
choreographic samples). Deadline for application is July 26, 2019.
Keywords: Minnesota Ballet, Duluth , Artistic Director, Executive , Duluth, Minnesota
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