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Interested in a career at the Ballet of Idaho? View the available positions below. 

Available Positions



Executive Director

Offering a unique opportunity to play a leading role in Boise’s vibrant arts and culture community, Ballet Idaho (BI) seeks to hire a new executive director starting in the 2023-24 season. Celebrating 51 years, BI is the only professional ballet company in the state, boasting a vibrant Academy and Trainee Program. Housed on the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy campus in the BoDo District, BI dancers and staff work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill the organization’s mission to engage with Idaho communities to create immersive dance performances and educational experiences that are accessible to all.

The Executive Director manages Ballet Idaho’s strategic direction, day-to-day activities and resources, maintaining fidelity to the organization’s mission, vision, values and goals. Specifically, the Executive Director is responsible for general operations and administration, human resource management, and the oversight of marketing, development, and financial operations.


Board Management

  • Serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Personnel Committee
  • Works with Board President to actively engage and energize Board members, fostering Directors’ ability to leverage their talents and experiences to benefit of the organization
  • Manages Board Meeting schedules and works with Board President to draft meeting agendas and send out materials prior to Board meetings
  • Works with Nominating Committee to assess organizational needs and identify opportunities for board development
  • Facilitates onboarding and orientation of new Directors


  • Provides practical oversight and direction for all areas of the operation
  • Acts as BI liaison with AGMA Western Executive and oversees execution of AGMA Collective Bargaining Agreement as it relates to administration, finance, marketing, development and human resources
  • Acts as BI liaison with the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, communicating organizational requests and priorities
  • Reviews and executes all agreements, including but not limited to venue and vendor contracts, guest artist agreements and housing contracts

Human Resources

  • Ensures proper structure and staffing levels of the organization as well as appropriate supervision, development and support of staff
  • Maintains and updates Employee Handbook
  • Serves at point of contact for health insurance agent to facilitate administration of BI’s health insurance plan
  • Oversees and manages the hiring, discipline and firing of employees as needed


  • Oversees financial matters and reporting requirements to ensure the protection of the organization’s non-profit status
  • Oversees the annual budgeting process
  • Reviews monthly financials with Finance Director and Finance Committee to ensure alignment with budget and monitor progress towards financial goals


  • Oversees Development activities, working closely with the Development Director and Artistic Director to build and foster healthy donor relationships
  • Works with Development Director to set annual fundraising goals and monitor progress towards goals


  • Oversees Marketing Activities, reviewing promotional materials and communications before dissemination
  • Oversees Box Office, working with team to determine ticket pricing and sales projections
  • Works with Marketing Director to set annual ticket sales goals and monitor progress towards goals

Public Relations

  • Attends each performance, overseeing Front of House activities and ensuring that patrons are greeted and acknowledged appropriately
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key constituents


The successful candidate will have at least five years of progressive senior management experience that includes solid financial management and expertise in building and strengthening strategic partnerships. Experience in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field is preferred. Active participation in the arts community, a track record of nonprofit fundraising success, and experience guiding strategic plan development and implementation are ideal. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking experience, are expected.


A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required



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