Ballet Austin is a 59-year old nonprofit organization that 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.
Director of Academy
Full-Time; 34-week Academy school year, 6-week Summer Intensive
Commensurate with experience
The Resident Instructor of Dance will teach ballet technique and related styles (pointe, variations, partnering) to Ballet Austin Academy Lower and Upper School students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; the position also maintains a commitment to teaching the core curriculum and syllabus prescribed by Ballet Austin artistic staff (influenced by the teaching of Truman Finney and Marcia Dale Weary). The successful candidate will demonstrate ballet as a first language, work well in a collaborative work environment, be committed to a cohesive approach to training, and exhibit a breadth of understanding of newer disciplines in addition to classical ballet.
PREFERRED START DATE:
On or before September of 2016
Please send application and resume, three current letters of recommendation and list of references to:
ATTN: William Piner, Academy Director
501 W. 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
Vicki Parsons, Director of Resident Life, Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive
Director of Resident Life and Resident Life Chaperone Team Leader
FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION:
Approx.. 6 weeks: Summer Intensive Dates*:
Resident 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 dorm halls 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, & ABILITIES:
TRAINING & ORIENTATION:
Chaperones participate in a mandatory two-day training and orientation (June 23 and 24, 2016) prior to the arrival of Summer Intensive students on June 25, 2016. This training, coordinated by Director of Resident Life, 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 Director of Resident Life prior to interview/hiring process.
Ballet Austin is located at 501 W. 3rd St., Austin, Texas 78701. Chaperones reside in The Callaway House dormitory, 505 West 22nd St, Austin, Texas 78705.
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 about 9 chaperones are hired to work the full 6 weeks (46 days) of the Summer Intensive program. One Chaperone will be hired as Lead Chaperone and compensated as the Team Leader.
The following is provided so you will know what is expected of our chaperones and the commitment before 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.
*Chaperones must be available for the full period of employment, June 23 – August 6, 2016
**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 a specific day off must be directed to the Director of Resident Life and coordinated with the Resident Life Chaperone Team Leader)
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.
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 Summer Intensive 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.