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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.


Technical Director


West Australian Ballet (WAB) is the State Ballet company for Western Australia. Based in Perth, and with a proud heritage dating back to 1952, the company boasts a full-time professional troupe of dancers and presents a diverse repertoire of full length and contemporary ballets. Browse our website for further information on this amazing company.

The position of Technical Director will be available in early 2021, and we are pleased to be able to call for applications.

The position reports to the Artistic Director , and is accountable for leading the production team so that designs are successfully realised, shows are effectively toured, and technical implementation is to a high standard in all venues. This includes managing all aspects of the Production Department’s operations, including facilities and stores, stage management, wardrobe, lighting / audio / production and machinery.

Intending applicants should offer relevant high-level industry experience, preferably with tertiary qualifications in technical management for theatre or similar. A successful Technical Director will also bring well-developed people management, interpersonal and communication skills. You must be able to build relationships, work as a member of a high functioning team and be capable of delivering in a high energy and creative environment. Previous experience in CAD (Vectorworks) and in maintaining technical databases is essential. An understanding of Government funding for the Arts Sector is preferred.

If you would like further information, please request a copy of the position description from Lester Blades on (08) 9221 0744 or judith@lesterblades.com.au

Initial enquiries to Geoff Blades are also welcome.

Confidential applications should be forwarded to Lester Blades - Executive Search & Board Advisory in MS Word format to applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302499. We would prefer to receive your application by mid-January 2021.




Executive Director


On behalf of the Board of West Australian Ballet, we are delighted to invite applications for the position of Executive Director, with a view to the person appointed commencing in the role in early 2021.

West Australian Ballet (WAB) is the State Ballet company for Western Australia. Based in Perth, and with a proud heritage dating back to 1952, the company boasts a full-time professional troupe of dancers and presents a diverse repertoire of full length and contemporary ballets. Browse our website for further information on this amazing company.

Reporting to the Board, and working alongside the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will build on the company’s outstanding reputation and impressive box office and commercial achievements over recent years.

This is a position for someone who already offers the full suite of Chief Executive Officer competencies, particularly around strategic and people leadership, financial and corporate management, business development and marketing, and operations.

Like many Arts organisations, West Australian Ballet owes much of its success to the quality of its partnerships. The incoming Executive Director must have outstanding relationship development and management skills, able to work effectively with a professional Board, with all levels of Government, the corporate sector, donors / philanthropists, the dance community and lovers of ballet.

People interested in being considered for this opportunity are encouraged to have a preliminary confidential discussion with Geoff Blades on +61 8 9221 0744 or geoff@lesterblades.com.au A copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria is available.

Confidential applications should be forwarded to Lester Blades - Executive Search & Board Advisory in MS Word format to applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302500. We would prefer to receive your application by mid-January 2021.




Administration & Ticketing Assistant


West Australian Ballet (WAB) is the leading Flagship Company for the State, performing a dynamic and extensive series of ballet and contemporary dance works and programs in metropolitan Perth, regional Australia and internationally.

WAB is currently seeking a friendly and enthusiastic new team member to take on the important dual role of Administration and Ticketing Assistant. This role is responsible for providing exceptional management of our front of house Reception and providing Ticketing sales and support for West Australian Ballet.

The Administration and Ticketing Assistant will be the first point of contact for guests to the ballet centre as well as receiving and managing all incoming calls and correspondence. Daily processing of ticketing requests by the general public, processing subscriptions to our season packages, as well as assisting internal staff with their ticketing requirements is a high priority of this position. The Administration and Ticketing Assistant is also responsible for general office administration, maintaining office and kitchen supplies, assisting with catering and events and generally supporting the wider Administration team.

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

The person we are looking for will be highly personable with a bright and friendly personality, eager to please, willing to learn and enthusiastic about working in an important support role within our busy and highly driven team.

ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Exceptional presentation and customer service skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail (including quality checking of work/proof reading).
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work to strict deadlines.
  • Highly professional and confident engaging with a broad range of stakeholders across a variety of industry sectors, including the general public.
  • A desire to learn and develop professionally.
  • 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.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • General experience in ticketing and ticketing systems will be valued but is not essential to this role as full training will be provided.
  • General knowledge of the arts sector.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume, as well as a written response to each of the essential selection criteria to:

Ms Kellie Elia - Executive Assistant, email: recruitment@waballet.com.au

Applications close: Friday 05 February 2021.

A copy of the full job description can be downloaded here.

The Administration and Ticketing Assistant position is a full-time fixed-term contract (12 months) with the opportunity for appointment in a permanent position pending funding outcome.