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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

Education Administrator

The Sarasota Ballet is looking for a dynamic self-starter for our Education department.  The ideal candidate is one who will utilize their love of the arts, take the lead on assigned projects, demonstrate initiative and provide support to the organization as needed. Although no experience in dance is necessary, an interest in the arts is desired.

Reports to the Director of Education.
Maintain, manage and report on financial aspects of department.
Assist with development of annual budget, as well as implementation and tracking of annual budget.
Provide administrative, logistical and practical support to department.
Maintain database and record management in a timely and efficient manner.
Monitoring, improving and creating new systems, policies and procedures as needed. Brainstorm new ideas and assists in implementing them.
Ability to manage and follow through with assigned projects.
Manage part-time staff hours, as well as documenting and reporting payroll for processing.
Assist in writing copy for marketing of department.
Act as an ambassador for the organization including attending special events, performances, some of which may be after regular hours and on weekends.
Ability to act as a backup driver during the school year and summer programs.
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Highly organized, proactive with a positive, helpful attitude at all times.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining a professional demeanor.
Effective and clear communication with internal and external constituents, including coworkers, students and parents.
Bachelor’s degree in arts management, education or related field preferred; plus two years of professional work experience.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new programs.  Jackrabbit experience an asset.
Must be able to pass a background check and have a clear driving record.
Position requires working a variable schedule at times that may include working evenings and weekends.

When applying for this position please include a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for The Sarasota Ballet along with your salary expectations. Please submit cover letter and resume to

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