Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships
Employee Status: Exempt
Senior Director, External Affairs
Duties and Responsibilities
As we approach our 60th Anniversary season, we are poised to take on an ambitious slate of artistic programming, to expand our educational resources that reach a broader community, while prioritizing vital investment in infrastructure.
The Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships provides a pivotal role in activating community investors, aligning Ballet West’s mission and values with those of Individual and Corporate supporters. Operating as a strategist and implementor, the Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorships is charged with generating $900,000 annually.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of forging lasting relationships between staff and funders, a skill for translating mission and programs to those outside of the organization, and a passion for the arts.
Below is a list of key responsibilities.
Annual Fund | Major Gift Program
Manager, Special Events and Benefits
Working Conditions & Expectations
About Ballet West
BALLET WEST is a nonprofit founded in 1963 and is one of America’s leading and largest ballet companies, led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute. The Company boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times, presenting the very best in American classical ballet. More than 64,000 students are served through outreach programs each year, reaching 100% of all Utah school districts. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through the Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses in downtown Salt Lake City, Lehi, Park City, and Trolley Corners. With more than 1,000 students, it is the largest ballet and dance school in Utah. Nearly $400,000 in scholarships are distributed annually to Academy Students.
Ballet West embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Ballet West is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.