The Development Director works with the Executive and Artistic Directors and Board of Directors on development activities on behalf of Ballet Idaho. The Development Director is responsible for identifying and cultivating annual operating funds, soliciting and building corporate sponsorships, researching and preparing grant applications, and facilitating special event and campaign fundraising.



Annual Operating and Major Gifts/Fundraising Campaigns

– Cultivate individual donors for annual and major gift support

– Organize and implement fundraising events, individual donor appeals, capital campaigns

– Design short-term and long-term development plans to support the organizations strategic planning goals

– Regularly communicate with individual donors, foundations, partners, and corporate representatives to create, build and sustain relationships



– Develop and implement outreach programs in conjunction with the Executive Director, Academy Director, and Artistic Director

– Develop and manage the development department budget expenses and revenue

– Supervise the Development Assistant


Corporate Sponsorship Management

– Identify relationships with business leaders in Idaho, and develop mutually beneficial partnerships with statewide organizations

– Identify and solicit contributions to support Company operations and initiatives, including education and community outreach


Special Event Management

– Design, plan and implement special events with the purpose of engaging new donors, raising funds, supporting community relationships, and interacting with patrons

– Coordinate outreach events with donors and friends of the Ballet including open rehearsal, pre-performance dinners, and post-performance parties

– Develop and manage special event budgets

– Attend and interact with patrons at all special events


Grant Management

– Manage the annual grant cycle, including, but not limited to: pursuing new grant funding opportunities, writing and or reviewing all grant applications and materials, and complying with individual grant reporting requirements


Other Duties

– Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree; Association of Fundraising Professionals Certification or completion of AFP classes or seminars are a plus
  • Five or more years of experience creating and implementing annual and long-term Development Plans and strategies to meet company financial goals
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with Executive Management, Board of Directors, team members and other organizations to achieve Development goals
  • Proven ability to initiate action and motivate others
  • Proven track record in developing and executing fundraising activities
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Excellent written communication skills including extensive experience with grant application preparation and donor, sponsor and business partner correspondence
  • Excellent presentation and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy including donor database management, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and social media


Apply for a position by emailing your resume to careerinfo@balletidaho.org

Reports to: Executive Director Status: Full-time, exempt


The Business Manager monitors the financial stability of Ballet Idaho by performing and managing accounting activities.



Finance and Administration

– Develops and prepares annual budgets of the organizations and budgets of individual special events and ballet performances.

– Monitors financial condition of Ballet Idaho

– Ensures financial transparency and that accurate information is available to all internal and external stakeholders.

– Prepares and distributes monthly financial statements-cash flow, department, and consolidated reports.

– Coordinates the preparation of taxes, audits, and year-end reports.

– Ensures that adequate internal controls are in place and are followed.

– Attends Special Events and Ballet Performances.

– Presents regularly financial status at Board of Director meetings and Finance Committee meetings

– Supervises clerical staff person


Human Resources/Payroll

– Manages payroll including preparation of payroll checks and direct deposit, tax reporting, and employee changes.

– Oversees the management of and reporting of workers compensation claims to assure care and compensation of claimants.

– Issues employment paperwork.

– Assists Executive Director in implementing Employee Handbook Policies and Procedures.

– Issues Insurance Certificates.


Accounts Receivable/Payable

– Ensure timely payment of invoices for materials and services provided.

– Ensure timely deposits of funds received.

– Ensure timely accurate accounting of funds paid and received.


Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills – detail orientated
  • Ability to problem-solve and facilitate solutions to issues
  • Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and exercise excellent decision making skills
  • High level of computer proficiency with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases



  • Understanding of the various elements of the theatre process – production, technical and performance.
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Valid Idaho driver’s license and available vehicle.


Apply for a position by emailing your resume to careerinfo@balletidaho.org


Reports to: Artistic Director, Executive Director
Status: Full-time, exempt



Our mission is to create inspiring experiences through performance and education. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community. Established in 1972, Ballet Idaho offers a full season of performances from November through May. Dedicated to training the next generation of dancers, the Ballet Idaho Academy provides students with professional training in classical ballet. With a focus on providing access for all to the art of dance, Ballet Idaho also offers extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho.

Currently, Ballet Idaho has an artistic staff of 24 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 18, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project.



The production manager is responsible for realizing the visions of the artistic director and choreographers within the constraints of budget and technical possibility. This position involves the coordination and oversight of the entire production department (scenic, wardrobe, lighting, sound, projection, automation, stage management, etc.). The production manager reports to and collaborates with Ballet Idaho’s artistic director and executive director on all production related aspects of performances, tours, and events.



  •  Develop and supervise production budgets (including some facilities and artistic).
  •  Process, track and reconcile all production department accounts payable.
  •  Prepare, monitor, and submit all production employee payroll.
  •  Develop and administer production calendars and design deadlines for all productions and events.
  •  Attend weekly meetings with AD, ED, and company staff.
  •  Schedule and facilitate all design and production meetings.
  •  Act as the liaison between Ballet Idaho and venue production staff.
  •  Develop load-in, load-out, technical rehearsal and performance schedules in conjunction with artistic director and artistic  associate.
  •  Guide design teams through the design process to guarantee the timely completion of production designs.
  •  Analyze all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, budget, and personnel available.
  •  Hire and supervise all production staff and contractors including, but not limited to designers, full time technical staff, electricians, carpenters, stage managers, production assistants, wardrobe personnel, running crew, artistic consultants and any additional personnel required for specific production needs.
  •  Maintain accurate and updated personnel contact information for all production staff.
  •  Facilitate clear communication between production team members.
  •  Obtain & confirm all performance related artistic licensing.
  •  Attend work and performance calls for all events and performances where production support is required.
  •  Act as a consult for academy production personnel.
  •  Oversee inventory and maintenance of all company owned production equipment and production facilities.
  •  Ensure company compliance with all related federal, state, and union employment laws/rules.
  •  Oversee and maintain a safe workplace in compliance with OSHA, ADA and building fire codes.
  •  Maintain safe working conditions (including temperature) for dancers in venues.
  •  Coordinate and maintain company owned rental inventory.
  •  Preparation of all production run and archive paperwork.
  •  Manage video and music inventory and production for rehearsals and performances.
  •  Oversee facility, scene shop, and equipment rentals.



  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of technical theatre.
  • Experience in all areas of technical theatre.
  • A solid understanding of ETC EOS, Qlab, Vectorworks, and Lightwright.
  • Knowledge of standard theatrical language and terminology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook


Please Note: While this is intended to be an accurate description of the position, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned. Ballet Idaho is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply, send resume and cover letter to: careerinfo@balletidaho.org


All company positions for the 2019/20 season have been filled. Dancers interested in auditioning for the 2020/21 season should send or email a current resume and video between December 2019 and March 2020.

Ballet Idaho auditions dancers only by invitation to company class after viewing video reels. WOMEN: 5 minutes of classwork on pointe, one classical variation or repertory selection, one contemporary variation or repertory selection, partnering work if available. MEN: 5 minutes of classwork including tour en l’air, one classical variation or repertory selection, one contemporary variation or repertory selection, partnering work.

Please address all audition inquiries to amueller@balletidaho.org