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.

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.

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.

Trumpet Private Instruction and Section Teacher, Q the Music (Edwin Joel Brown Middle School)

This position is a part-time, seasonal position from January 2023 to May 2023, with contract renewal likely for the following school year. On-site hours will be from approximately 3:45 – 6:00pm Tuesday-Fridays with occasional nights and weekends for special concert events and performances.

Program Manager, Q the Music

The Program Manager will be responsible for the administration and ongoing oversight of both Q The Music programs at Ruskin Elementary and Edwin Joel Brown Middle School. The initial concentration of time will be focused on the Pilot program at EJ Brown and then both schools in late spring for implementation of the 2023-2024 school year. They will work closely with the Q program staff, After School Partners Miracle Makers (Ruskin), and Scholars of Hope (EJ Brown), to set schedules, plan, implement, contract instructors, facilitate curriculum meetings, and set weekly and daily objectives.