LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Miami City Ballet, led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, is one of the world’s foremost professional Ballet companies, performing at home and abroad with an artistic influence extending internationally.

Miami City Ballet School is one of the industry’s leading pre-professional training programs, and has launched the careers of multiple generations of dancers gracing stages worldwide.


Dancer Auditions
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Immediate Openings
Miami City Ballet has openings for the following positions:


Community Division Dance and Fitness Instructors

Miami City Ballet School’s Community Division is seeking experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic dance and fitness instructors to partner with us!  If you have a passion for teaching dance or fitness to anyone from toddlers to seniors, we’d like to explore the possibility of creating a special class or workshop for you in this division.  
 
As partners…..
 
MCBS’ Community Division will provide:
 
•      Space in our state-of-the-art facility in Miami Beach
•      Brand recognition
•      Marketing and promotion – website, flyers, and e-blasts
•      Administrative functions – check in and payment processing
 
Potential Dance & Fitness Instructors will provide:

•      Class concept
•      Class syllabus
•      Self-promotion – recruiting new students, building clientele, and retaining a student following
•      Outstanding class instruction
 
The Perfect Candidate:
 
•      Is experienced, motivated, enthusiastic, encouraging, outgoing, punctual, self-directed, friendly and professional
•      Has clear and concise class concept
•      Has a current following of students or has experience building clientele
•      Sees the long-term value in this partnership
•      Considers themselves to be excellent communicators
•      Loves what they do and enjoys sharing it with others
 
Potential  classes  include but are not limited to:
 
•      Hip Hop
•      Pilates
•      Gyrokinesis®
•      Contemporary/Modern
•      Barre Workout
•      Fitness Conditioning
•      Stretch
•      Ballroom
 
Compensation:  Income generated from class or workshop is split 50/50.
 
We are looking to launch several new classes and workshops starting in September.  
 
Please submit your resume as well as a cover letter describing your class concept to Kris Kramer at Kris@miamicityballet.org.   Candidates will be scheduled for an interview and will be required to hold an audition class.  


Box Office and Sales Manager
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Overview:

Miami City Ballet seeks an experienced box office and sales manager to join our team.

The Box Office Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Box including single-ticket and subscription sales, ticketing and CRM database management (Tessitura), inbound and outbound call center and customer service, third-party ticket promotions and remote box office operations.

The Box Office Manager is responsible for maintaining a superior level of customer service at all patron sales touchpoints, including phone, internet and venue.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years senior box office experience required.
  • Superior database and CRM management skills required, Tessitura experience strongly preferred.
  • Superior web/online shopping cart and production skills required.
  • Proven sales team management and customer service experience required. Telesales a plus.
  • Must be a team player, problem-solver, proactive, data-oriented and highly motivated.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and organizational skills required.

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL. Requires the ability to work during performances (evenings and weekends) with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Email a resume and cover letter to marketing@miamicityballet.org.

No agencies or phone calls please.

 


Executive Assistant
Department: Administration
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  1. Scheduling appointments, fielding calls and preparing correspondence for the Executive Director
  2. Acting as liaison between Executive Director and Board of Trustees, handling communication and notices between both
  3. Attending meetings of the Board and recording minutes
Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Sound judgment, trustworthy with confidential information
  • Understanding of how non-profit organizations work and a general knowledge of ballet
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL. The position requires the ability to work during performances (evenings and weekends) with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Email a resume and cover letter to Mary Lynn Hohenstein at marylynn@miamicityballet.org with the subject line "Executive Assistant position".

No agencies or phone calls please.


Grants Writer
Department: Development
Reports to: Foundation & Government Relations Manager

Position Overview:

Miami City Ballet is seeking a Grants Writer to join its Development Department.  This position requires excellent writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.  The Grants Writer will work closely with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager and other Development staff to produce grant proposals/applications, reports to funders, and prospect research.  

Responsibilities:

•    Prepare foundation and government grant proposals to a large portfolio of funders and prospects.
•    Work with the Foundation & Government Relations Manager to prepare all grant-related documents, including: proposals, letters of inquiry, grant applications and reports.
•    Serve as a liaison between Miami City Ballet and funders, when appropriate.
•    Coordinate grant budgets with Finance department.
•    Maintain resources to support institutional research.
•    Conduct foundation research, identify new funders and manage relationships.
•    Coordinate necessary follow up with grantors, including progress and year-end reports.
•    Coordinate and accurately maintain the institutional (foundation, government, corporate) and donor (spotlights, honorees) pages in program book.
•    Ensure that funder benefits are appropriately fulfilled.
•    Fulfill additional grants-related writing projects (e.g. special correspondence with grantors, such as thank you letters and holiday cards).
•    Additional writing assignments may include individual donor proposals and development-related correspondence.
•    Remain current of research tools and be informed of new developments in the field.

Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree:  Journalism, English or related degree preferred.  
•    Two years of grants experience preferred.  
•    Must work well under pressure and write to deadlines.
•    Exceptional organizational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle a variety of efforts concurrently.
•    Knowledge of AP style a plus.  
•    Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and prospect research tools.  

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL, and requires the ability to work occasional special events, with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  Please email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to michele@miamicityballet.org.  
    
No agencies or phone calls, please.


Development Manager
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development

Position Overview:

Miami City Ballet’s Development Manager works to advance the Department’s goals and supports fundraising efforts from individual, corporate, foundation and government sources.

Responsibilities:

• Manage and maintain the Tessitura database
• Handle donor ticket requests for Artist’s Circle Members, Trustees and Major Donors
• Provides onsite ticket support for donors at all performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
• Process contributions
• Manage gift acknowledgement process
• Process Artist’s Circle and Friends memberships
• Manage Friends Membership
• Generate renewal letters and manage renewal process
• Generate reports and provide data analysis
• Oversee benefit fulfillment for individual donors and institutional funders
• Manage subscription renewal process for Artist’s Circle Members, Trustees and Major Donors
• Oversee mailings
• Manage special projects
• Assists with special events
• Create and write content for development collateral and correspondence including letters, solicitations, emails • Produce mailing/call lists for communication with funders and donors
• Work collaboratively with the Marketing department to develop donor communications
• Maintain the donor listings in the program book
• Respond to general inquiries from ballet patrons • Assist the Director of Development and Gift Officers with prospect research

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college;
• Three years of experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably in fundraising

Professional/Technical Competencies:
• Superior writing and verbal communications skills
• Strong administrative skills and computer literacy
• Excellent customer service skills
• Bilingual (English, Spanish) preferred
• Knowledge of database management; proficiency in Tessitura, a plus
• Familiarity with the South Florida funding community, a plus
• Exceptional organizational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle a variety of efforts concurrently

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL. The position requires the ability to work during performances (evenings and weekends) with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Email a resume and cover letter to development@miamicityballet.org.

No agencies or phone calls please.



Special Events Manager

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development

Position Overview:

Lead the planning, logistics management and implementation of fundraising events and other special events/projects in support of the mission and goals of Miami City Ballet.

Responsibilities:

• Manage all special events including four opening night receptions in each county, annual galas, meetings, etc.
• Responsible for event set up and break down including site selection, contract negotiation, catering, vendor,
volunteer management, event staffing, décor, invitations, prize acquisition, etc.
• Manage relationships with outside vendors to ensure efficient and cost-effective events
• Develop, maintain, and update the event invitation, registration, and attendance lists.
• Work with appropriate development team members to procure sponsors.
• Develop and monitor budget for special events including expenses and contributed income.
• Participate in donor prospect discussions to provide insight, as appropriate, on key leadership volunteers as it
relates to their financial inclination to support the organization.
• Maintains annual calendar of events, ensuring accuracy and currency. Responsible for distributing event
calendar information to MCB staff on a regular basis.
• Travel to support regional events and activities as required
• Coordinate special donor recognition items such as awards, plaques, flower presentations, etc.
• Serve as a liaison to event chairs and MCB board members and involved in special events and projects.
• Provide regular updates to Director of Development, Executive Director, and Artistic Director as needed.
• Create effective written materials to support special events and development activities including, but not
limited to: solicitation appeals, event programs and scripts, and website content.
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with board, donors, prospects, and constituents.
• Work with Marketing and Press Department to coordinate event-related marketing and public relations.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college;
• Three years of experience in events management, preferably in the nonprofit sector
• An event planner certification from recognized trade organization is desirable

Professional/Technical Competencies:
• Events Planning and Management
• Superior writing and verbal communications skills
• Strong administrative skills and computer literacy
• Excellent customer service skills
• Bilingual (English, Spanish) preferred
• Knowledge of database management; proficiency in Tessitura, a plus
• Familiarity with the South Florida funding community, a plus
• Exceptional organizational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle a variety of efforts concurrently

This is a full-time position at the Miami City Ballet offices in Miami Beach, FL. The position requires the ability to work all special events (evenings and weekends) with travel in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
Email a resume and cover letter to development@miamicityballet.org.
No agencies or phone calls, please.


Customer Service Representatives
Department: Box Office
Reports to: Box Office Manager 

Miami City Ballet is seeking customer-service oriented highly motivated individuals to fill several part-time in season positions in its Box Office.

The successful candidate will represent Miami City Ballet in a professional manner by providing excellent internal and external customer service. Must be computer literate, possess excellent customer service/interpersonal skills, detail oriented and organized. Customer service experience is required.

Position duties included answer incoming telephone calls and greet visitors. Process in-bound (phone, mail, fax, e-mail and walk-up) subscription and single ticket orders. Provide daily payment settlements to immediate supervisors. Provide ticket holder services to existing ticket holders (subscribers, group members, and single ticket purchasers) such as ticket exchanges and duplication of lost/stolen tickets. Maintain customer records both computerized and hard copy. Act as sales clerk in in-house or traveling merchandise boutique. Provide support assistance to receptionist.

This is an in season position with hours offered on an as needed basis for the months of October through May only. Nights/Weekends possible with limited travel in South Florida to provide customer service at performance venues. Compensation is an hourly rate of $10.

Applications for the customer service representatives are accepted in person only at 2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. If you prefer to submit a resume, please email it to boxoffice@miamicityballet.org . EOE

 
MCB Dancers in Jewels. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Joe Gato.