Dayton Ballet School Registrar

POSITION: Dayton Ballet School Registrar
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director, Dayton Ballet, and the Vice President of Learning and Community Engagement
STATUS: Part-time, non-exempt
SCHEDULE: Monday to Thursday; 4 pm to 9 pm

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance encompasses the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and a wide range of learning programs for children, youth, and adults. In peak years the organization’s education programs reach almost 75,000 students in 14 counties around the Dayton area. The annual budget is in the range of $7-8 million.

As a member of the Learning Department and Dayton Ballet School, the Registrar is responsible for the following:
– Participates in the annual goal setting and evaluation process for his/her position with the Ballet School Education Manager and Dayton Ballet Artistic Director
– Attends departmental staff meetings as convened by the Ballet School Education Manager and Dayton Ballet Artistic Director
– Attends any DPAA Staff or Board meetings when necessary
– Participates in the DPAA’s strategic planning process and leads any strategic planning activities assigned to him/her
– Manages any special projects and priorities as requested by the Ballet School Education Manager and Dayton Ballet Artistic Director


School Administration:

  • Maintain and update the School database throughout the year
  • Keep track of class information, attendance, delinquent accounts, and roster changes
  • Post tuition and process payments
  • Work with Ballet Education Manager to communicate pricing schedule
  • Administrate scholarship programs and track recipients
  • Collect yearly Class Level change information
  • Act as manager for the Ballet School Receptionist and maintain the schedule
  • Maintain teacher roster and work with Ballet Education Manager to collect and communicate required teacher information (eg. background checks and DPAA’s Child Protection Policy)
  • Act as School receptionist 3-4 evenings per week and Saturdays

Customer Service and Marketing

  • Receive and handle all customer inquiries
  • Communicate with families as needed and through a bi-monthly newsletter
  • Schedule and hold an annual Open House

School and Company Performances:

  • Support the Ballet Education Manager for School and Company productions as directed
  • Assist with auditions
  • Oversee production shoes/tights – ordering, fitting, distributing, processing payments
  • Work backstage as needed

Partner Relationships:

  • Act as a liaison between School and vendors such as dancewear company, videographers, photographers, printers, etc.
  • Support Dayton Ballet School Parent Association

The effectiveness of the Ballet School Administrator will be assessed against the following standards:

  1. Favorable evaluation and receptivity of Dayton Ballet School within the School, Company, and the community.
  2. Positive feedback of parents, students, and teachers served by the School.
  3. Collaboration with the Artistic Director, Ballet Education Manager, and Vice President of Learning and Community Engagement to promote and grow the School.
  4. Student retention, growth in census, achieving revenue goals
  5. Teacher retention and development.


  • Significant evening or weekend functions, meetings, appointments, or performances.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Moving/lifting objects, boxes, and furniture as needed/allowed, not to exceed 20 lbs.

This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Nothing in the position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to the position at any time.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Today, the DPAA is the largest performing arts organization in the greater Dayton community, with a mission to be the community’s indispensable source for traditional, diverse, and innovative experiences in ballet, opera, and orchestral music. DPAA performances reach an audience of more than 90,000 people annually, and its rich arts education programming serves over 60,000 schoolchildren in 150 schools in the Miami Valley.


To apply, please submit a letter detailing reasons for interest in this position and addressing the specific qualifications outlined above, along with salary requirements and four professional references by email only to  [email protected].

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, the DPAA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, non-job-related handicap, or any other protected characteristic. This applies to all areas of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, selection, promotion, compensation, and termination.