Artistic Director, Dayton Ballet

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Artistic Director of Dayton Ballet will provide inspirational leadership, creating a clear artistic vision that respects the legacy of ballet and DPAA’s history while imagining an exciting future in the evolving world of dance. They will curate a robust mix of dance programming that grows and diversifies audiences. They will recruit and mentor highly skilled dancers and create deep and meaningful community partnerships with local organizations. As a key member of the Artistic Leadership Team (ALT), the Artistic Director will ensure that ballet programming is integrated with that of the other art forms, fulfill DPAA’s shared purpose, nurture loyal audiences, and appeal to new lovers of ballet.

As the public face of the Dayton Ballet, the Artistic Director will engage with audiences, donors, funders, students, the media, and other community members, amplifying the company’s reputation and brand locally, nationally, and internationally. Committed to making ballet accessible to people from all backgrounds, the Artistic Director will be at the forefront of equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, ensuring that Dayton Ballet is a place where everyone feels welcome and has a sense of belonging.

Marketing & Patron Acquisition Manager

The Marketing & Patron Acquisition Manager works to implement initiatives to build audiences for all DPAA performances and programs. The Manager works collaboratively with department peers to devise strategies that attract first-time ticket buyers and foster conversion toward multi-ticket and subscription purchases using principles from The Long-Haul Model.

The Manager is a key contributor to the planning process: they help to outline strategy and are responsible for proposing tactical methods to achieve department goals. They maintain a budget and work with a team of vendors—printers, photographers, designers, and the like—to output supporting collateral. Finally, the Manager analyzes results, reports on campaign effectiveness, and proposes the next steps.

Director of Engagement and Patron Services

The Director of Engagement & Patron Services plays a vital role within the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Marketing team. The Director is charged with improving the customer experience through events, programs, and box office/front-of-house operations. Given the nature of the performing arts, this position will be required to work onsite during evenings and weekends throughout the season, with a flexible schedule during the week. The Director of Engagement & Patron Services may also work remotely on occasion.

Engagement Programs Manager

The Engagement Programs Manager is a collaborative and dynamic member and Leader in the Learning Team who manages Q the Music, the Youth Orchestras Conductors, and works closely with volunteers, parents, and other staff to ensure the Alliance’s programs operate smoothly while cultivating and developing ongoing relationships.  The Participatory Learning Programs include Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Strings, and Junior Strings, Q the Music programs, Auditions for Youth Orchestra, Tri-State Vocal Competition, Concerto Competition, Backstage Tours, and Community Engagement activities.  S/he serves as the primary interface between the Alliance, Artistic Directors, Conductors, families, volunteers, schools, and communities that we serve. S/he is responsible for increasing participation, strengthening existing relationships, and achieving annual revenue and participation goals.

Learning Programs Manager

The Learning Programs Manager is a collaborative and dynamic member and Leader in the Learning Team who manages the daily functions of the Experiential Learning Programs: Artist-in-Residence, Ballet 101, Philharmonic Ensembles, Magic Carpet Concerts, Young People’s Concerts, Sensory Friendly events, and Stories in Motion, for all activities both in-school and field trip programs. This role serves as the primary interface between the Alliance, schools, and community organizations that engage our in-school and field trip programs and works closely with volunteers and other staff to ensure the Alliance’s programs operate smoothly.  The successful candidate will help cultivate new and strengthen existing school and community relationships to achieve annual ticket revenue and participation goals.

Ballet School Substitute Instructors

Reporting to the Co-Directors of Dayton Ballet School, substitute instructors will provide technical training in the styles of Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, and PreSchool dance to various ages and skill levels.