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Closing Date:  11 Oct, 2019

Dance Educator

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The Australian Ballet’s innovative dance education program is seeking Dance Educators for the 2020 touring program. We’re looking for dancers with a comprehensive background in and high standard of classical and contemporary technique, a high level of fitness, performance experience and an ability to work to a high standard representing Australia’s National Company. You must have excellent communication skills, teaching experience or a strong desire to learn to teach.

Full Details

The Company 
The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading national dance companies and a globally recognised performing arts organisation. Each year the company presents upwards of 220 performances through its main stage seasons in Australia along with public programs, special events, an extensive regional tour, a Children’s Ballet and Education programs and regular overseas tours.  

TAB Education  
The Australian Ballet's Learning and Development programs include workshops for primary and secondary students, creative residencies and performances in schools. The Education team also deliver Teacher Professional Development (designed for generalist and specialist teachers) across Australia. 
 
To see our programs in action please visit our website for our education case studies.   
 
The Role  

The Australian Ballet’s innovative dance education program is seeking Dance Educators for the 2020 touring program. We’re looking for dancers with a comprehensive background in and high standard of classical and contemporary technique, a high level of fitness, performance experience and an ability to work to a high standard representing Australia’s National Company. You must have excellent communication skills, teaching experience or a strong desire to learn to teach. 
 
Candidates should have a base in Melbourne but this is a touring role with regional and interstate touring throughout Australia. A valid driver’s licence is preferred. 
 
The contract will run for 40 weeks commencing 3 February until 6 November 2020, including some weeks of Professional Development training in teaching and performance and ongoing training throughout the year. 
 
For the complete Dance Educator Position description, please visit our website.
 
Tour Schedule  

The Australian Ballet Education team reaches over 20,000 children every year in remote, regional and metropolitan areas. We go further and wider than any other company does with our FREE program to break down the barriers of financial, social and geographical disadvantage. 

 The Education Team are based in Melbourne and travel interstate approximately 16 weeks of the year. You could be away for up to 5 weeks at a time and there are two 5 - 6 week blocks in Melbourne each year. The Education team members are also featured at key sponsorship events, press and photo shoots when required. There is some travel on weekends and evenings but you are always given this time back in Time off in Lieu. 
 
Applications 

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining why you want to join The Australian Ballet in a teaching/performance position and what experience you would bring to the position. 
 
Candidates should also submit a YouTube or Vimeo clip of a short ballet performance or class (barre and centre work example). 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2019 at 5:00pm and applications should be sent to jointheteam@australianballet.com.au  
 
Audition Process

Auditions will be held in our Southbank studios by invitation to company class on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at 10:30am.This will be followed by an interview with Head of Education and Community and the Human Resources Consultant. Should you be called for an audition interstate we will reimburse your costs on provision of receipts.
 
Enquiries about the position can be made directly to;

 Katy McKeown, Head of Education at 0447087009 or katymc@australianballet.com.au or  Kate Reilly, Human Resources Consultant at jointheteam@australianballet.com.au