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EMPLOYMENT & AUDITIONS

EMPLOYMENT & AUDITIONS

As one of the largest ballet companies in the United States, San Francisco Ballet offers an exciting array of employment opportunities. From experienced performing arts professionals through entry-level administrative positions, SF Ballet seeks out the most talented and enthusiastic people to join our company and help us define the future of ballet in America.

COMPANY AUDITIONS

This is your time to shine. SF Ballet is a professional classical ballet company with a guaranteed minimum 42-week-per-year AGMA contract. At this time we are not holding open auditions. Auditions for the Company are by invitation only.

**San Francisco Ballet seeks a male principal dancer with exceptional partnering skills and strong classical training. Candidates must be versatile and accomplished with significant professional company experience that includes both classical and contemporary repertory. Preferred height is 6’ and above.

Auditions will be scheduled for qualified candidates on an individual basis. To be considered, please email auditions@sfballet.org with CV or resume; head shot and dance photos; and links to performance footage.

GENERAL COMPANY AUDITIONS

Take a bow. San Francisco Ballet is home to more than 70 dancers including apprentices, corp de ballet, soloists, principal characters, and principal dancers. As a company, we value excellence, exuberance, diversity, and personal expression above all else. We look forward to meeting you.

AUDITION AVAILABILITY

San Francisco Ballet is accepting audition materials from experienced professional dancers.

Auditions for the Company are by invitation only. If you’d like to audition, please send the following to auditions@sfballet.org.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Resume or CV: include all performing experience with a professional ballet company, training, age, height, awards received, etc.

Performance footage (two classical and one contemporary) via email links or DVD (YouTube or Vimeo only)

Dance photos (two to three different full-body views)

Note that an audition is not guaranteed. An audition will only be granted after our ballet masters have reviewed your materials and feel that you may be an appropriate candidate.

SF Ballet is a professional classical ballet company with a guaranteed minimum 42-week per year AGMA contract. A limited number of apprenticeships are available each contract year, mainly offered to students from San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program.

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

San Francisco Ballet is proud to deploy a full orchestra for every performance we stage. Join a core group of 49 regular members, augmented to 65 players for certain productions during a performance season that includes an annual production of Nutcracker and a repertory season from winter through spring.

Martin West, Music Director

Announces the following tenure track vacancy starting December 1, 2020 or candidate’s earliest availability.

Cello (5th Chair)

Auditions are scheduled for February 26–28, 2020.

2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $61,366, which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.

(A new CBA starting 12/1/20 has yet to be negotiated).

Full season is December – early May.

Benefits include: 14.17% AFM-EPF pension, sick/personal leave; paid medical, dental and instrument insurance; paid parking.

To apply please email a one-page resume to: tdavis@sfballet.org

Applications must be received by January 10, 2020.

Cello Excerpts 2019

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Announces the following one-year positions

Period of Employment: December 1, 2019 – May 10, 2020.


Principal Timpani

Auditions are scheduled for April 6–9 2020.

2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $78.317, which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.

(a new CBA starting 12/1/20 has yet to be negotiated).

Full season is December – early May.

Benefits include:14.17% AFM-EPF pension, sick/personal leave; paid medical, dental and instrument insurance; paid parking.

To apply please email a one-page resume to: tdavis@sfballet.org

Timpani Audition Excerpts

Applications must be received by February 14, 2020.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Join us and share the glory when the curtain goes up. The most exciting seat in the house might not be in the house. It just might be across the street in our administrative offices at 455 Franklin Street. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated, talented arts administrators committed to advancing the art of ballet in America.

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