Colorado Ballet is a Denver based non-profit organization.  Our mission is to present superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training, and education and community engagement programs that enhance the cultural life of our community. The head of the Education department oversees all education programs, manages the education staff, develops programming and community relationships, and directs overall department strategy.

Job Summary

The Education Department head is responsible for all education programming (both content and delivery) for Colorado Ballet, as well as community engagement programs; overall business management of the department; and managing one full time staff person and 25-30 part time instructors. The position reports to the Managing Director.

Below are the various job functions in more detail:

Administration: creating and managing to an annual department budget; maintaining detailed records of department activities and schools served for use in funding proposals and reports; developing department branding, collateral and social media presence; and maintaining an event summary for each year tracking over 35,000 contacts in the community;

Hiring/Supervision: hiring, training, and evaluating the Education Programs Manager; hiring, training, and evaluating part-time Outreach Instructors; conducting an annual training session for staff including current education trends and curriculum changes;

Pedagogy and Curriculum Development: developing, scheduling and leading classes, workshops, discussions and demonstrations on a wide range of topics for a variety of audiences (ECE-adults); developing dance and dance integrated classes and workshops in a wide range of styles to a variety of age groups/abilities; staying abreast of trends in dance education and dance therapy for populations with special needs; teaching in-school or after-school classes as desired;

Student Matinees/Live Streaming: marketing, scheduling, and facilitating three annual performances for student groups at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, organizing bus parking, security, and staffing; marketing, coordinating, and facilitating up to three annual live streams of student matinee performances with upwards of 10,000 viewers; creating study materials for K-12 classrooms that support Colorado Ballet’s season productions

Accessibility: writing, translating, and determining performance caption cues for the Figaro seatback titling system; operating the Figaro system and hiring and training its operators; audio-describing performances for blind and visually impaired patrons; supporting and facilitating longstanding partnerships with various institutions to provide access to dance for special populations (Be Beautiful Be Yourself dance program, Warren Village creative movement classes, Rhythm & Grace dance program, Five by Five classes)

Community Liaison:  representing Colorado Ballet and dance/dance education in the cultural, education, and human service communities at appropriate venues, meetings and events; working with other organizations to develop collaborative projects and partnerships to enhance arts education; serving as the Colorado Ballet representative for Colorado Department of Education events/curriculum development

Qualifications:  This position works closely with children, teachers, school administrators, and other partners in education and the arts. It requires a strong background in dance education and arts administration; a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and strategic thinker; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with diverse audiences; ability to work some evenings and weekends.

The Education Department Head must have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, Dance Education, Education and/or Education Administration
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in public schools


This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary expectations to Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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