Development Director

Under the direction of executive management, the Development Director provides the best possible support to the organization by cultivating and maintaining donor relations; oversees the staff who plan, direct and execute annual fundraising activities, grant and foundation proposals, special events and planned giving programs; and liaises with Director of Marketing to maximize shared opportunities in marketing and development.
Start Date: 9/1/15
Employment Type: Full Time, 40+ hours/week
Salary: Compensation commensurate with education and experience
Serves as principle staff liaison to the Development Committee raising annual operating dollars for Milwaukee Ballet. This includes working to motivate, educate, and train the Committee and all Board members. 
Coordinating the strategic efforts that encourage a mix of annual giving programs, grant submissions, special events, networking and other campaigns necessary to support Milwaukee Ballet.
Cultivates, maintains and recognizes a volunteer base required to implement and execute donor programs.
Supervises the Development Staff on donor stewardship, improving and creating giving programs where deemed necessary.
Serves as the principle staff to coordinate the strategic fundraising efforts between program departments and committees such as artistic, school, education and marketing. 
Works with management, committees and staff to create budget and funding strategies to meet annual goals.
Assists the executive management and associated committees with other major fundraising campaigns (i.e. endowment, estate planning, annual sponsorship, capital etc.)
Works with various constituent groups (internal and external activities) to promote good public relations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Education – Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Creative Writing will be strongly preferred
Experience – Minimum of 10-years progressively responsible professional experience in non-profit fundraising and donor relations
Ability to carry the message of mission and respect within the community
Strong leadership skills with the ability to work on a strategic level
Creative approach to planning and problem solving including the ability to generate new ideas and approaches
Strong, confident communication skills and personality
Experience in major campaigns
Ability to build consistent and strong fund support
Ability to support executive management and Board on major giving, including research, preparation and strategy around major solicitation
Experience with technology campaigns
Knowledge of the community and passion for the art form
Proven strength in working with cross-functional teams
Ability to prioritize staff work to provide a proactive work environment
Experience in guiding a staff in research and development of campaigns (i.e. the Relevè project)
Experience in working thorough a software conversion/implementation a plus
Experience with Tessitura Network Software a plus

Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter to, no phone calls please.


Executive Director

Interested candidates, and recommenders of qualified individuals, are invited to contact Management Consultants for the Arts, the consulting firm conducting the search at: 

Marketing Outreach Intern

The marketing outreach intern works with Milwaukee Ballet’s Marketing Manager and maintains ongoing communications projects, coordinates outreach efforts, provides ticketing and data entry assistance, and assists with events.


• Perform data entry projects

• Street outreach: distribution of flyers, posters; attend community events

• Assist with Ballet event set up and logistics

• Coordinate tickets/package/group promotions among, schools, clubs, retail, etc.

This is an unpaid internship that requires a candidate pursuing degree in advertising, public relations, communications, or similar field. Strong organization and writing skills are a must. Must be comfortable in a PC environment. Experience with arts, cultural and nonprofit groups desired. A vehicle and license are required.

In ONE ATTACHED DOCUMENT, send letter, resume, and two writing-samples to



Are you an accomplished, inspiring pianist who enjoys working with children?
If so, contact Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.
Earn money for doing what you love!

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is seeking musicians with high intermediate/advanced level piano skills who are prompt, responsible, and interested in collaborating with teachers and students to accompany classical ballet classes. Training provided. Benefits include free tickets to Milwaukee Ballet Company performances.

Immediate openings in Milwaukee, Fox Point and Brookfield.

Contact Dan Boudewyns at for more information or to arrange an audition/interview.

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy Part-Time Teachers

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy seeks part-time instructors for a variety of levels.

Applicants must have prior teaching experience in at least one of the following areas:

• Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet for students ages 3-6 years

• Beginning classical ballet for students ages 7-10 years

• Intermediate classical ballet which includes experience teaching beginning pointe

Instructors must attend teacher training in Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy curriculum, participate in required staff meetings, attend Milwaukee Ballet performances (complementary ticket provided), instill proper classical ballet etiquette in the classroom, and teach to students at an age-appropriate level of fun and enjoyment.

Resume and references should be sent to Rolando Yanes, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy Director, at

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy Receptionist

Work in dynamic, exciting, environment surrounded by professional artists, students and live music!
Job Responsibilities include:
  • Customer Service – greeting students and customers at the door
  • Monitoring front door to maintain building security
  • Selling Class Cards
  • Collecting tuition payments
  • Special projects from various Milwaukee Ballet departments
  • Opening and closing the building when applicable
  • Qualifications:
  • Very reliable
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to speak Spanish and a background in dance a plus, but not required

Studio Location: 504 W. National Ave, Milwaukee (corner of 5th & National)
Hours: Weekday late afternoons/evenings; Saturday morning/afternoon; Sunday afternoons
Start Date: August/September 2015
Wages: $8.40 per hour, complimentary tickets to Milwaukee Ballet performances, free dance
classes (outside working hours)
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Renee Griswold, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy General Manager via email.

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