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