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Company Dancers

We are always on the lookout for energetic, innovative and passionate artists to join our team.

Auditions for Company Dancers are by invitation of the Artistic Director only.

Suitably experienced candidates may apply at any time to audition@waballet.com.au with the subject line “AUDITION APPLICATION” to be considered for an opportunity to audition. Please note that receipt of an application, does not guarantee that an invitation to audition will be furnished.

Only emails sent to the Audition email address will be reviewed.

Your application should please including the following:

  • Resume
  • Photographs (JPEG preferred)
  • Link to online footage of a Classical variation (Youtube or Vimeo)

After your enquiry has been submitted, please do not send follow-up emails or phone-calls to West Australian Ballet unless you have been asked to do so by a member of the Artistic Team.

Western Australian applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, open auditions are not scheduled at this time. Information about auditions will be posted on the West Australian Ballet Company's website at https://waballet.com.au/careers when new information is available.

Philanthropy Assistant


West Australian Ballet (based at West Australian Ballet Centre in Maylands) is the State’s flagship dance company, performing a dynamic and extensive series of classical and contemporary dance works in Perth, regional Australia and internationally. Our vision is to be recognised for exceptional ballet experiences and leadership within our communities, locally and globally and we are driven by our purpose to enrich people’s lives through dance.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Philanthropy Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and event support to the Philanthropy Team, in particular, supporting the administration of the philanthropy program and providing excellent customer service to donors to provide positive engagement with the company. Specific duties include database entry, producing written acknowledgments using templates, donor communication by mail and phone, assistance with event coordination, support to Philanthropy Manager, Coordinator and Event Coordinator, and general administration. It is incumbent on the Philanthropy Assistant to demonstrate commitment to the mission of West Australian Ballet: “To enrich people’s lives through dance” and at all times demonstrate behaviour consistent with the values of West Australian Ballet: “Access, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity” as outlined in the Strategic Plan.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The position reports to the Philanthropy Manager, with an indirect report to Head of Development, to:

  • Work closely with the Philanthropy Team
  • Provide database, administrative support and event assistance associated with the Company’s
    philanthropy program

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

1. Systems and Database
• Assist with preparation of lists for invitations, letters, mailings, labels and programs as required.
• Regularly refine and enhance donor records.


2. Annual Philanthropy Program
• Work closely with the Philanthropy Coordinator to generate donation acknowledgments fromtemplates.
• Assist with the preparation of donor related correspondence including event invitations, RSVPs and reminders, and other communications.
• Front line customer service to donors by phone and in-person.
• Production of reports from templates.
• Oversight of volunteer activities.
• Assist with the administrative requirements of donor programs

3. Assistance to Development Team
• Meeting set-up and pack-up.
• Assistance with in-house and theatre events as required.

4. Functions and Events
• Work with Philanthropy Events Coordinator to assist in successful delivery of events including the coordination of invitations, RSVPs and onsite assistance as required.
• Assist with the administration of volunteer committee database and communications


KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

• Donation Acknowledgment timelines met.
• Integrity of database maintained, and continuous improvements made to donor records and reports.
• Supporting the Philanthropy Team to achieve set outcomes.
• Good working relationships within the Philanthropy team members and the wide Development Team and with other WAB staff.


ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA

• Ability to engage with multi-level stakeholders across a range of industries and backgrounds.
• Ability to work effectively in fast-paced work environment.
• Experience in database administration.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.


DESIRABLE SELECTION CRITERIA

• Arts industry knowledge and/or experience


POSITION DETAIL

DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy
DIRECT REPORT: Philanthropy Manager (Indirect report to Head of Development)
HOURS OF WORK: Full-time position based on 38 hours per week from 9am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday with a 1-hour lunch break. Some out-of-hours work is required to fulfil the requirements of the role.
LOCATION: West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands and Perth Theatres such as His Majesty’s Theatre, State Theatre Centre, Quarry Amphitheatre
CONTRACT: Fixed Term (6 months)


HOW TO APPLY

  • All applications email to recruitment@waballet.com.au with the relevant job title in the subject line.
  • Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 November 2021
  • 6 month fixed-term contract

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Ticketing Assistant

West Australian Ballet (based at West Australian Ballet Centre in Maylands) is the State’s flagship dance company, performing a dynamic and extensive series of classical and contemporary dance works in Perth, regional Australia and internationally. Our vision is to be recognised for exceptional ballet experiences and leadership within our communities, locally and globally and we are driven by our purpose to enrich people’s lives through dance.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Ticketing Assistant operates as a member of the Marketing & Communications team and is responsible for providing box office and ticketing support to West Australian Ballet under the guidance of the Ticketing & Customer Experience Manager for all season-related performances including corporate partnership and philanthropy events.

The position is responsible for ticket bookings, printing, distribution, liaison with customers and Box Office staff at the direct of the Ticketing & Customer Experience Manager.

It is incumbent on the Ticketing Assistant to demonstrate commitment to the mission of West Australian Ballet: “To enrich people’s lives through dance” and at all times demonstrate behaviour consistent with the values of West Australian Ballet: “Access, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity” as outlined in the Strategic Plan.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The position reports to the Ticketing & Customer Experience Manager and liaises with philanthropy and
corporate partnerships teams to coordinate ticketing requirements for nominated events.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND FUNCTIONS

  • Maintenance of WAB Tessitura/TNEW website requirements
  • Assist with Tessitura management including, but not limited to, builds, modifications and representing WAB within the wider consortium where applicable.
  • Daily processing of ticketing requests from customers both by telephone, event RSVP and face to face.
  • Process ticketing requirements for corporate partnership and philanthropy team.
  • Printing and timely distribution of performance tickets to customers, corporate partners and private donors.
  • Assist with the preparation and processing of WAB Season Packages.
  • Liaise and direct Perth Theatre Trust Ticketing when required.
  • Partner with the Ticketing & Customer Experience Manager to interrogate data for marketing and promotional purposes.
  • Assist with data cleanliness to implement the policies and procedures associated with the CRM (Tessitura).
  • Maintain the integrity of the CRM database by updating ticket-related data in a timely manner to ensure it is an up-to-date resource for all staff.
  • Assist WAB staff with any day-to-day queries regarding use of the CRM system.
  • Other duties as directed by the Ticketing & Customer Experience Manager.

ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar Box Office or ticketing role, preferably using Tessitura
  • Exceptional presentation and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to go above and beyond in approach to work.
  • Ability to take direction and execute instructions in a willing and positive manner.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours (for events).


DESIRABLE SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Tessitura knowledge and experience
  • Arts industry knowledge and/or experience.

POSITION DETAIL

DEPARTMENT: Marketing & Communications
DIRECT REPORT: Ticketing and Customer Experience Manager
HOURS OF WORK: Full-time position based on 38 hours per week from 9am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday with a 1-hour lunch break. Some out-of-hours work is required to fulfil the requirements of the role.
LOCATION: West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands and Perth Theatres such as His Majesty’s Theatre, State Theatre Centre, Quarry Amphitheatre
CONTRACT: Fixed Term (6 months)

HOW TO APPLY

  • All applications email to recruitment@waballet.com.au with the relevant job title in the subject line.
  • Applications close 5pm, Monday 29 November 2021
  • 6 month fixed-term contract

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