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Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) is a classically-based professional ballet company, established in 1989, in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs at the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre while participating in many community events as well as regional and national touring.

OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance, as evidenced by the invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2008, as part of the “Ballet Across America” series in 2013 and Wolf Trap in 2014. The recent additions of Artistic Director, Kevin Irving, and Executive Director, Dennis Buehler, position OBT for significant growth opportunities in the years to come.

In addition to the performing company, The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s mission also includes a far reaching dance education and outreach program throughout Portland and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an annual budget of more than $5 million. For more information and recent news about OBT, visit our website: www.obt.org.


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Posted 2/16/15 / JOB DESCRIPTION


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks an experienced, driven and detail orientated fundraiser and event planner to serve as our Donor Relations and Events Manager.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate a successful history of annual fundraising efforts through the coordination and stewardship of annual fund drives, donor benefit fulfillment, external communication through campaign materials and special events.  

Candidates should also be strong communicators with the ability to work alongside diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders.


We seek candidates who have at least three years of successful experience in fundraising, event coordination and track record of reaching specific goals. While not required, successful candidates will have specific experience within dance and the arts.  A full job description can be downloaded HERE.

Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter to the attention of Human Resources at 818 SE 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97214 or jobs@obt.org


Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking experienced ballet accompanists to play for School of Oregon Ballet classes on an hourly basis, afternoons, evenings, Saturdays and summer.  Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@obt.org.

Education Outreach Department

NOTE: Thank you for your interest in working with Oregon Ballet Theatre's Education Outreach department. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in the future!

OBT employs dance-in-schools teaching artists — as part of a cohort of enthusiastic ambassadors for the art form — to bring ballet alive in young learners, primarily Pre-K—8. The central goal of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Education Outreach department is to enrich the lives of children and adults by providing meaningful learning experiences that get people doing, thinking, and wondering about dance. OBT’s Education Outreach programs occur throughout the year: as teaching residencies in public and private schools Pre-K through college; as educationally focused performances; as studio tours and lectures; and as experiential events in community venues.

818 SE Sixth Avenue / Portland, OR 97214
(Between Belmont and Morrison)
Administration: 503.227.0977
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