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Executive Director
Portland Ballet

Portland, OR

Founded in 1980, Portland Ballet serves to enrich the community through training, performance, education, and outreach in classical and contemporary ballet. The organization is comprised of a professional company, the Portland School of Ballet (including a pre-professional program) and a studio theater. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies for future growth. Appreciation of dance is required and experience in a dance organization is strongly preferred. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overall administration of the organization, in conjunction with the Artistic Director,  including supervision of the three arms of the organization (Company, School, and Theater).
  • Working with and reporting to the Board, providing visionary leadership, and holding the organization accountable.
  • Overall fiscal management of the organization, including leading annual, endowment, capital, and other fundraising efforts in order to sustainably increase the financial resources available to the organization.
  • Assisting in planning, budgeting, and implementation of performances, special events, and fundraisers.
  • Overseeing publicity and marketing activities with Board and staff support. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) via email (


Deadline: 12-30-2017

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