Production Director - Richmond Ballet

Production Director

Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia, seeks a Production Director to join a dynamic and diverse organization celebrating its 65th year as one of Richmond, Virginia’s most treasured organizations and currently among the country’s most admired and accomplished regional ballet companies. Located in its own 60,000 square foot renovated building downtown, steps away from the James River, the Company employs more than 100 full and part-time staff, performs for and educates tens of thousands of people each year, trains avocational and pre-professional students through the School of Richmond Ballet and Minds In Motion, and tours nationally and internationally.

Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director, Stoner Winslett, and newly appointed Associate Artistic Director, Ma Cong, the Professional Company has a well-established reputation for artistic innovation and excellence. The role of Production Director is critical to the artistic success of the Company and is responsible for all aspects of producing Richmond Ballet’s professional and educational performances and events. The Production Director plays a key role in creating the visual representation of the Company’s mission to awaken, uplift and unite the human spirit. The Production Director makes magic and miracles happen and creates an artistic vision for all aspects of productions for the Company and education programs.

The Production Director works closely with the artistic staff, including guest artists, to ensure the highest quality production values. The professional Company’s home season consists of two or three productions with full symphony orchestra at the Dominion Energy Center (an IATSE house), four productions in the Company’s Studio Theatre, and several annual tour dates, including the renowned Filene Center at Wolf Trap in August of 2023.  The Company will soon move its Studio Theatre Series to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Leslie Cheek Theatre, currently undergoing major renovations, in part, to accommodate a permanent home for Richmond Ballet’s innovative repertory productions. The second company, “RB II”, performs in a variety of community and regional venues as well as presenting lecture demonstrations in schools throughout Virginia. Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program, Minds In Motion, and the School of Richmond Ballet, also present end of season performances, which are produced under the leadership of the Production Director.

The Production Director must be a driven, self-motivated individual with an enthusiasm for Richmond Ballet’s mission. They will be solution focused, leading a team of professionals in stage management, lighting and costume design, while partnering with artistic leadership to bring new ways to educate and uplift through the highest levels of dance. An approachable and broad minded communication style will be essential in this role with an emphasis on skill sets related to collaboration, inclusivity, and creativity in order to bring Richmond Ballet’s stage to life with overall artistic vision.

The ideal candidate will have a BA or BFA in theatre or dance, with a concentration in technical production, ten or more years in production related roles for an arts organization, preferably ballet or dance, and at least three years as a Production Director.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced production professional to join a close-knit group of artists and enthusiasts as Richmond Ballet embarks on a new chapter in the history of the organization.

Employment Details:

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D, Long-Term Disability, Accidental/Critical Illness insurance policies, Health Savings Account, 403(b) Retirement Account

Location:  Richmond, Virginia, United States

This is a salaried, exempt position requiring some night and weekend work. Eligible for full benefits package including health, retirement and PTO. Prospective candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by email to jobs@richmondballet.com. EOE

The Richmond Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to embracing and promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout the organization including talent recruiting and retention, training, artistic programming, community outreach and workplace culture.

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