Ballet Austin is celebrating more than 60 years as a nonprofit organization. It is home to one of the largest professional contemporary ballet companies and classical ballet academies in the United States. Led by Executive Director Cookie Ruiz and Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin operates as a 501(c)(3), consisting of a professional ballet company, apprentice company, trainee program, ballet academy and community dance and fitness center that offers a variety of dance and conditioning classes to the general public.
Ballet Austin is committed to enhancing the diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff. Hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of Ballet Austin to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
Billie Bledsoe, Director of Business Development
The Academy Registrar is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations including, but not limited to, maintaining accurate records and accounts in MINDBODY, communicating Academy programs and important information, and financial reporting. The successful Academy Registrar is an individual who is highly organized, has excellent time-management skills, communicates effectively, and who executes all aspects of the position with efficiency and keen attention to detail.
Please email resume and completed Ballet Austin employment application to HR@balletaustin.org
If email is not available, you may also mail a hard copy to
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Ballet Austin provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ballet Austin complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Joshua Piper, pianist coordinator
This is a permanent, part-time position with variable hours.
$15 to $25 per hour, commensurate with experience
The Accompanist will play piano for evening classes at the Ballet Austin Academy, accompanying students in the Lower School (children and young students). The Accompanist may have opportunities to play for other classes and work more hours as needed.
Please send cover letter, resume and Ballet Austin employment application to:
ATTN: Joshua Piper, Pianist Coordinator
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Certified Pilates Instructor
Director Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
Pilates Program Director
Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Pilates Center
Non-exempt, Permanent part-time position (8 to 20 hours per week as scheduled with opportunity to build hours)
Hiring specifically for weekend and evening hours. Some weekdays and early mornings. Please only apply if you are available to work these hours. Other times may be scheduled as needed.
Hourly, Starting at $30 per hour and is commensurate with training and experience. We do not contract with instructors. As employees of Ballet Austin, all payroll taxes and liability insurance is covered.
The Pilates instructor will join a team of instructors and will teach hourly Pilates classes as needed, including mat and reformer sessions, and may teach both private and group reformer classes. This position is open to an individual who is knowledgeable and experienced in the Pilates practice, and is passionate about health and wellness, loves helping clients and customers to achieve their full fitness potential, and would like to work at Ballet Austin’s state-of-the-art Pilates Center, located in downtown Austin.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Teach Pilates classes as scheduled in the Pilates Center, including group reformer classes, private and duet sessions, and Pilates-based mat workouts as needed.
Maintain a safe and clean working environment for clients and visitors to the Pilates Center.
Please email cover letter and resume, as well as the completed application for employment directly to Vicki Parsons, director, Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, at email@example.com.
If email is not an option for you, you may also mail to (or drop off at):
ATTN: Vicki Parsons
Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
501 West 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Resident Life Chaperone
Summer Intensive Program
Bill Piner, Academy Director, Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive
Katelyn Yeary, Resident Life Manager
Resident Life Chaperones are the primary caregivers (adult supervisors) for Summer Intensive students attending Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive program who reside in the dormitory. Chaperones reside in the dormitory with students, supervise students ages 11-17, monitor dormitory area for students 18 and older, accompany students on public transportation, drive students in vans, accompany students to appointments, and coordinate, carry out, and participate with students in evening and weekend recreational activities. Chaperones are responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of the students in their charge on a day-to-day basis. The comprehensive duties and responsibilities of each chaperone may be augmented and/or amended based upon the arising needs during the Summer Intensive.
Chaperones must be available at all times to carry out duties unless it is their scheduled day off. A chaperone has one 24-hour period off each week during the summer program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:
Chaperones participate in a mandatory two-day training and orientation (June 20 and 21, 2019) prior to the arrival of Summer Intensive students on June 22, 2019. This training, coordinated by the Academy Director and Resident Life Manager, provides skills in working with students, strategies, as well as general information and policies and procedures surrounding the Summer Intensive program. Training will also include information about Ballet Austin, The Ballet Austin Summer Intensive, and meetings with key staff members.
Chaperones are expected to attend all meetings and update sessions called by directors throughout the summer. Questions regarding scheduling should be directed to the Academy Director prior tointerview/hiring process.
Ballet Austin is located at 501 W. 3rdSt., Austin, Texas 78701.
Chaperones reside in The Callaway House dormitory, 505 West 22ndSt, Austin, Texas 78705.
Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive 2019
General Information for Resident Life Chaperones
Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive dormitory students reside at The Callaway House, a private dormitory adjacent to the University of Texas campus. Chaperones are Ballet Austin employees who reside in the dormitory and supervise Ballet Austin students during the 6-week program. Chaperones are one of the most valuable assets to Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive residential program. They are supervisors, counselors, drivers, encouragers, leaders, and surrogate moms and dads away from home. Summer Intensive students attend Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive from up to 35 different states as well as other countries. For some students, this will be their first time away from home. Each summer 9 or 10 chaperones are hired to work the full 6 weeks (46 days) of the Summer Intensive program.
Guidelines: The following is provided so you will know what is expected of our chaperones and the commitmentbefore applying. After applications are received and a complete criminal background check has been run, interviews will be scheduled with potential hires. A packet of more detailed information will be provided upon employment. In addition, a comprehensive two day training and orientation will be required at the start of the program. If hired, your training and orientation days are included in your pay.
Summer Intensive Dates*:
*Chaperones must be available for the full period of employment, June 20 – August 4, 2019
*Each Chaperone receives one day (24 hours) off each week. Days off will vary from week to week and will be assigned on the work schedule. Special requests for time off must be directed to the Resident Life Manager.
Chaperone Room and Board: Chaperones must reside at the dormitory except during their designated day off each week. (Chaperones may stay in the dorm during their off duty day if desired) Chaperones will be provided a private dormitory room with bathroom, as well as all meals during time of employment. Some chaperone rooms are adjoined by a common suites area. Chaperones will also have access to the pool, workout facilities and laundry within the dorm.
General Responsibilities: Students attend either a 3-week or 6-week Summer Intensive Session. The Ballet Austin Summer Intensive is an intense level of ballet training where students may train up to 7 hours each day Monday through Friday. For more detailed information about the Ballet Austin summer program, and to watch our videos, visit our website at: https://balletaustin.org/academy/summer-intensive/senior-summer-intensive Chaperones directly supervise students residing in the dormitory ranging in age from 11 to 17. In addition, students 18 and older reside in the dorm as non-minors. They do not require direct supervision, but Chaperones should be aware of their needs as well, and provide assistance as necessary. Each chaperone will be assigned a specific set of dorm rooms and group of SI students, but chaperones are responsible for all the dormitory students. Chaperones have assigned responsibilities each day, which may include, but will not be limited to: chaperoning students on city bus to and from the Ballet Austin studios, driving students in the program van or car, daytime dorm monitor, driving students to medical appointments, leading evening and weekend activities, and chaperoning excursions. Chaperones will have some free time during the day when students are in classes. However, unless a chaperone has a day off, he/she must always be on call to assist students and/or Ballet Austin staff.
CLICK HERE to access the Summer Intensive Resident Life Chaperone application and background verification and email, mail or drop off at:
ATTN: Katelyn Yeary
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701