Career Opportunities

Sacramento Ballet Seeks Artistic Director

Job Description

The Sacramento Ballet is a growing and nationally recognized fine arts ballet company that provides the finest in dance education and performances in the dynamic Sacramento region.  It seeks an active, prominent artist with a solid background in classical technique who can move dancers to excellence in personal and collective performance.  This candidate shall have a diverse program for an existing and emerging audience through inspiring personal, guest, and dancer initiated choreography.  To capture the gifts of the Cunningham’s, who collectively have transformed us to one of the best regional ballets in the country today, we need an individual who is a hybrid artistic director and an expert in recruiting and managing artistic resources beyond him or herself alone.  This experienced artistic director has managed or led a dance department, or ballet training school, is a candidate who shows artistic control,  a directional choice maker, and has artistic vision.

The successful candidate will personally engage all members of the company with a balance of skill, experience, flexibility, and approachability.  The candidate will be responsible for planning the Company’s season, material staging, handling the hiring of creative production personnel, and the orchestration of special events in support of fundraising efforts.

Our new Artistic Director will also work closely with the Executive Director and Board members in community outreach and donor relations.

Background Knowledge and Qualifications

We are seeking someone with a minimum seven years of professional dance experience and an advanced degree or professional equivalent.  The applicant’s repertoire should include an extensive dance history, stage work in classical ballet, and choreography, and should demonstrate success in collaborative work.

Must demonstrate skills in directing, managing, and openness to input by board members and staff.  The successful applicant will be an exceptional communicator with positive energy to share.


Selection Procedure

Interested persons should contact us in writing at:
Sacramento Ballet
2420 N Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95816