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The Sarasota Ballet is a nationally and internationally renowned ballet company, focused on bringing the highest quality of dance to Sarasota and the nation. Having received rave reviews in many of the nation's most acclaimed dance publications and with invitations to perform at some of the country's most prestigious dance venues, The Sarasota Ballet's reputation for excellence and integrity to the art form is recognized across the globe.

Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to continue to grow the Company, season after season, and to match the professionalism and hard work that our audience members see on stage every performance.

Current Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant – Finance & Development

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for an exceptionally detail oriented and self-motivated individual to join our administrative team as an Administrative Assistant to the Finance and Development departments.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Finance Director, Development Director and Executive Director (as needed).  This position supports the overall needs of the Finance and Development departments by providing efficient and accurate data entry and clerical support for accounting, development and executive daily operations as well as additional assigned projects.


  • Ensuring data is entered into the appropriate database in a timely manner completely and accurately.
  • Identifying any problems with the database and taking appropriate action in discussion with your manager.
  • Assisting in month end reporting.
  • Processing accounts payable and receivables as needed.
  • Perform all necessary account, bank and other reconciliations.
  • Prepare credit card statements and expense accounts for Finance Director.
  • Maintain vendor files.
  • Copy checks received, code and enter into donor database.
  • Provide reports with required information as requested from donor and finance databases.
  • Performing administrative tasks for the Executive Director.
  • Ensuring that the on-going reports for specific projects are kept up-to-date.
  • Maintaining adequate records, keeping an up-to-date filing system.
  • Sending standard letters and reports.
  • Taking brief notes at Project Team Meetings.
  • Assisting the team with large mails.
  • Photocopying documents for dissemination / circulation.
  • Assisting in the organization of meetings, including confirming dates, sending information to attendees, booking rooms and ordering refreshments.
  • Maintain office supplies as required.
  • Coordinate and manage all IT concerns as requested.
  • Additional duties as required.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; may substitute combination of education, training and expertise.
  • Minimum of two years of administrative experience.
  • Data entry experience with an ability to record data accurately and timely.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to find and correct data mistakes.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a fast paced office environment and dealing with high stress situations effectively.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel.  DonorPerfect a plus.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Be prompt and dependable.
  • Maintain professional appearance and attitude.

For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Female Classical Teacher

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for a Female Classical Teacher for the 2018 - 2019 Season. The Teacher will work closely with the Director of Education and will teach students in the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory and The Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company. In addition, the Teacher will be responsible for staging repertoire for education performances and present lecture demonstrations as part of our Outreach Programs. Ideally, Teacher will also assist with scheduling, student assessment and other administrative duties.  Teacher must have experience as a professional dancer and teacher.  

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to Christopher Hird, Education Director, at

Ballet Master

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for a Ballet Master for the 2018 - 2019 Season. The Ballet Master will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director teaching Company Class, Company Rehearsals and assist with scheduling. The Sarasota Ballet's upcoming 2018 - 2019 Season will include works by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Martha Graham, Christopher Wheeldon, David Bintley and Sir Peter Wright. Further information on the position is available upon request.

Please send your Resume to Barbara Epperson, Administrative Assistant, at

Company Pianist

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for a Company Pianist to play Company Rehearsals as well as to perform both Solo and in Full Orchestral works during The Sarasota Ballet's Season. Further information on the position is available upon request.

Please send your Resume to Barbara Epperson, Administrative Assistant, at

Seasonal Part time Driver

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for seasonal, part time, week day drivers for our Dance - The Next Generation program. Drivers will be responsible for picking up students at their respective school and transporting them to our Dance - The Next Generation facility. Students are picked up in Ford Transit 14 passenger vans with a heightened room. Hours of work are Monday through Friday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. beginning the first week of September and ending at the beginning of May. Candidates must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and able to pass a background check. Candidates must be dependable, trustworthy and have the ability to work with children and adults within a diversified arts organization. Compensation is to be discussed. 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

The Sarasota Ballet is currently looking for volunteers to help in two vital areas of the Company. We are looking for volunteers to assist in our Box Office, where you will work with our Box Officer Manager Rod Kelly to provide our patrons the highest quality of customer service to help. We are also looking for volunteers to work with our at-risk students at Dance - The Next Generation, where you will work with DNG Program Director Lisa Townsend to create for our students a fun, stable and constructive environment as they explore the world of dance with The Sarasota Ballet.

For information on volunteering in our Box Office, please contact Rod Kelly at

For information on volunteering at Dance - The Next Generation, please contact Madonna Schaeffer at

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243