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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.

UPDATED 1/16/22: There are no company contracts available for the 2021-2022 season. SF BALLET IS CAREFULLY MONITORING THE EVOLVING PANDEMIC SITUATION, AND WILL RESUME IN-PERSON AUDITIONS WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. Prospective auditionees ARE STILL WELCOME TO SUBMIT THEIR MATERIALS USING THE GUIDELINES BELOW, AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES.

 

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 (YouTube or Vimeo only) or DVD

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

Note that an audition is not guaranteed. An audition will only be granted after the artistic staff 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, 2022, or candidate’s earliest availability.

Principal Bass

Auditions are scheduled for February 15–18, 2022
2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $78,317.
Which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.
(a new CBA for the 2022-23 Season has yet to be negotiated)
Full season is December – early May.
Benefits include: 15.59% 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

San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Bass Audition List, 2022

Applications must be received by December 15, 2021.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
The San Francisco Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.


Principal Clarinet

Auditions are scheduled for March 22–26, 2022
2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $78,317.
Which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.
(a new CBA for the 2022–23 Season has yet to be negotiated)
Full season is December – early May.
Benefits include: 15.59% 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 14, 2022.

San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Principal Clarinet Audition List, 2022

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
San Francisco Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.


PRINCIPAL TIMPANI

Auditions are scheduled for April 18–21, 2022.
2019–20 Minimum Compensation Guarantee for this position: $78,317.
which includes Vacation Pay and EMG/Special Projects Guarantee.
(a new CBA for the 2022–23 Season has yet to be negotiated)
Full season is December – early May.
Benefits include: 15.59% 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 February 18, 2022.

San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Principal Timpani Audition List, 2022.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility document form upon hire.

San Francisco Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

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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