The Washington Ballet auditions are intended for classically trained dancers with performance experience with a professional company or school. All dancers must bring a completed registration form, résumé, dance photo and a $20 registration fee to the audition.
For any inquiries, please contact Company Manager, Nick Mullikin, at email@example.com or 202.362.3606 x117.
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develops and executes comprehensive public relations plans for:
-The Washington Ballet
-The Washington School of Ballet
-TWB Community Engagement
- Tasks include, but are not limited to writing and editing press releases and media alerts, pitching story ideas, maintaining the media database
- TWB liaison for all media coverage, including photographers, videographers, print, online, radio and television media
- Track coverage and produces monthly media evaluation reports to gauge public relations and press coverage effectiveness
- Maintain a positive relationship with media to encourage coverage
- Point of contact for TWB photographer and videographer, including:
-Developing and executing contracts
-Producing rehearsal features, highlight reels and inside video blogs
-Managing the photo and video collection, identification and storage
-Disseminates photographic and video content to the media
- Produces copy for TWB and TWSB's program books
- Collect and compile materials for performance programs for TWB, TWSB and Studio Company performances
- Liaison with outside venues' program companies and produces TWB programs
- Develop and execute comprehensive email publications campaigns
- Produce, repurpose content for various media outlets
- Maintain and update email database
- A member of TWB Marketing & Communications team, duties include:
-Providing support to other staff
-Attending and working events (performances, open rehearsals, etc.)
-Assisting with the production and editing of all departmental materials
- A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or a related field
- 3+ years of related experience
- Ballet knowledge a definite plus
- Must be a strong writer
Professional and Technical Competencies:
- Support the philosophy and mission of The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet
- Must be proactive in the search to produce new media outlets and contacts for the promotion of The Washington Ballet, The Washington School of Ballet , and The Washington Ballet’s community engagement activities
- Must possess the ability to think creatively in efforts to widen the Ballet’s exposure locally, nationally, and internationally
- Must possess strong writing skills, as well as knowledge of the AP style guide
- Must be familiar with standard social media platforms (search, monitor, post, edit content as needed)
- Must be a self-starter
- Must possess excellent communications and strong interpersonal skills
- Must possess excellent organizational skills, good collaborator
- Confidentially, and with respect to private/confidential information, communicate and disseminate information or data to appropriate personnel or individuals
- Foster ongoing positive relationships with members of the media and publication partners
- Maintain positive and professional decorum in relation with others
- Work in a detail-oriented manner, is resourceful and flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Must manage demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity
- Work independently and as part of team
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The Washington Ballet @THEARC seeks candidates for the 2013 Fall and 2014 Spring Internships. Students interested in applying should have experience or interest in dance, education and community engagement work. The Washington Ballet @THEARC is interested in hiring candidates who are in college or are 19 years of age or older. The internship includes many facets that The Washington Ballet @ THEARC oversees daily such as programming, marketing, development and administrative work. The largest part of the internship includes summer programming in the areas of children, teens and adult. The youth program consists of a four-week summer dance intensive where students focus on pre-professional ballet training but also take other dance forms, music and art classes. Students who are not accepted into the day program have the opportunity to dance in the evening dance program. Adult classes run for eight weeks over the course of the summer. Interns generally work with the summer program and then add additional areas of interest to the internship, i.e. marketing or development. Students must have interest in working with students, be adaptable to interacting with the staff and faculty of the program and a willingness to learn about the community served through the programs. Persons who are interested in applying for the internship should email a cover letter and their resume to Katrina Toews, Director of The Washington Ballet @THEARC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students receive a travel stipend and the opportunity to take dance classes at The Washington School of Ballet as a part of the internship.
TWB is seeking motivated candidates for an internship opportunity within our Special Events (Development) department. Candidates will have strong verbal and writing skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, experience with Raiser’s Edge database highly preferred, a professional demeanor, and an interest in the performing arts and event planning and operations. Recent college graduates and college seniors are encouraged to apply.
Compensation: Rewarding and career-building experience working for one of the nation’s largest ballet companies and the opportunity to work on a variety of unique and exciting projects. Possible graduate credit if university/college allows. Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet and tickets to productions.
To Apply: Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to the Development Operations Coordinator, Alexandra Neal, at email@example.com. Please include “Special Events Internship” in the subject line.
The Washington Ballet is offering Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 internships, which support The Washington Ballet’s public relations and marketing efforts in the following areas: public relations, publications, copy writing, special projects and social media.
Compensation: Great experience working for the nation’s tenth largest ballet company and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Possible graduate credit if University allows. Free Adult Dance classes with excellent instructors from The Washington School of Ballet.
To Apply: Current undergraduates may apply, but recent graduates and current graduate students preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and writing skills, interest in the performing arts and experience using Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and social media platforms highly beneficial. A professional demeanor and outgoing personality essential. Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to the Public Relations and Publication Manager, Susan Heffren, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Public Relations and Marketing Internship” in the subject line.