Company Audition:  2017/18 Season

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Academy of Ballet
2121 Market Street, San Francisco

1:00 pm Registration
1:30-4:30 pm Audition: Including ballet class (women en pointe), partnering and repertoire.

* Note: March 12, 2017 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, so remember to set clocks forward 1 hour.

Smuin Ballet offers 35-40 week competitive dancer contracts, presenting approximately 70 performances per season.


A staple of the San Francisco dance community for more than 20 years, Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly America style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Recent repertoire includes works by: Michael Smuin (founder), Amy Seiwert (choreographer in residence), Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Garrett Ammon, Adam Hougland, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others.

The Patron Services and Administration Associate is a part time position responsible for supporting the Company’s efforts with ticket sales and general administration.  The position reports to the Patron Services Manager.

Overall Job Duties

  • Ticket Sales Support: Provide customer service to sell and exchange tickets over the phone and in theaters during performance times
  • Ticket Database: Maintain and manage the integrity of the ticket/patron database, including the input and processing of patron data
  • Administration Support for Company manager: Data entry for contact sheets, rosters, accounts payable etc., touring research, inventory of costumes
  • Administrative Support for Operations: Special projects for Development, Marketing, Artistic, and Events
  • General office duties as needed.


  • 2 years of experience in customer service and/or administration.
  • Maintain effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in excel and database software; can learn quickly and is comfortable working on multiple projects at once. Knowledge of QuickBooks is preferred.
  • Excel at building and maintaining customer relationships.
  • Possess strong ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and mitigate issues. Demonstrates proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain a positive, constructive attitude working with others to complete projects.
  • An interest in the arts and and non-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications.
  • Experience with databases. Experience with Theatre Manager database a plus.

Position available immediately