Join Our Team

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet is searching for new additions to our organization who align with our Mission, Vision, and ValuesInterested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and two references to Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, PO Box 6118, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Forward questions to info@ketchikan.dance or 907-225-9311.

Business Manager

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet (KTB) has been teaching discipline, a strong work ethic, and cooperation while inspiring creativity through dance to youth in Ketchikan, Alaska for nearly 55 years.  The Business Manager is primarily responsible for office, and records management while supporting our faculty in teaching and productions.  The position requires a highly organized and detail orientated person with excellent bookkeeping and computer skills.  The Business Manager must be able to manage a variety of projects and tasks at once and exhibit excellent communication skills.  A love for the arts is a plus.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and administer KTBs operating budget under the direction of the Board.
  • Process accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Manage tuition payments, ticket sales and fundraising activities.
  • Manage student, employee and organizational records.
  • Staff the office and answer phones, relay messages and respond to correspondence.
  • Help to recruit new students and retain existing students to meet enrollment goals through marketing and customer service.
  • Support the Board and manage volunteers.
  • Produce publications including advertisements, handbooks, mailers, posters, programs and newsletters.
  • Serve as house manager for all of KTBs productions and provide support to faculty.


Skills/Qualifications

  • Associates degree in accounting or a closely related field. Experience in lieu of education may be considered.
  • Extensive computer skills required including QuickBooks Online, Excel, and Word. A working knowledge of Publisher and Web sites maintenance required.

Qualified individuals must have a minimum of two years of bookkeeping and records management experience.  Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, be highly organized and exhibit the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.

Must demonstrate ability to create flyers, newsletters and posters using photos, clip art, and scanned artwork. Must be able to enhance and edit digital photos. Must be able to organize and delegate; work under stress and meet deadlines, establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, colleagues, and subordinates; operate a 10 key calculator; and use network computer system.

 

Working Conditions

Hours will be 40 hours a week and will include evenings and some weekends.  Extra hours will be required during registration, rehearsals and productions.


Compensation

$16 per hour, plus paid time off

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet shall not discriminate against any director, officer, employee, applicant or participant on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, ethnicity or national origin.

Artistic Director

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet (KTB) has been teaching discipline, a strong work ethic, and cooperation while inspiring creativity through dance to youth in Ketchikan, Alaska for nearly 55 years.  We are looking for a passionate Artistic Director (AD) with a strong technical background to teach our upper division classes while providing the management skills to meet the mission, vision and values of our studio.  The AD will play a key role in working with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure a focus on high quality instruction while maintaining the financial stability and growth of this nonprofit dance education organization.  A minimum of a B.A. or B.F.A in dance is strongly preferred.  A combination of education and/or comparable professional work experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.  A love and passion for teaching is a must!

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Teaching / Production

  • Primary responsibility for overall safety, growth and enjoyment of the student body through the hiring, placement, training, supervision, and evaluation of all teaching staff.
  • Teach a majority of our courses. Classes are afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.
  • Run company rehearsals weekly.
  • Substitute teach for absent instructors when possible.
  • Maintain overall responsibility for all performances.
  • Produce, direct and choreograph for Ketchikan Theatre Ballet productions.
  • Complete evaluations of all students taught each semester.

Management

  • Reports to the Board of Directors, serving as an ex-officio (non-voting) board member.
  • Serves as the principle lead in the development of an artistic vision for, and growth of, the studio while staying within the financial constraints of a not-for-profit dance school.
  • Is responsible for keeping the board informed of pertinent human resources issues, financial concerns and opportunities as well as artistic issues and opportunities.
  • Works with board and staff to promote dance education, increase enrollment and increase KTBs visibility in the community.
  • Works with the Treasurer and Business Manager to develop the annual budget to present to the Board of Directors.

 

The Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A. or B.F.A in dance is strongly preferred. A combination of education and/or comparable professional work experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience focused on strong technique.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of skill and interest level.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a dance program or organization.
  • Professional choreographic and/or performance experience preferred.
  • A leadership and teaching style that successfully balances high expectations with an encouraging, nurturing personal approach.
  • A desire to work cooperatively with other arts organizations.
  • Experience in planning and executing productions that highlight and appropriately challenge dancers while entertaining audiences.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and financial targets.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role that arts and culture play in social change.
  • Passion for teaching youth, working with families and the community of Ketchikan.
  • Development and fundraising experience with a non-profit arts organization is desirable.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position and therefore ineligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 Ketchikan Theatre Ballet shall not discriminate against any director, officer, employee, applicant or participant on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, ethnicity or national origin.