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Nashville Ballet

Company Manager

Nashville Ballet


Job Summary

The company manager acts as the administrative support for the organization in its mission to create, perform, teach, and promote dance as an essential and inspiring part of our community. This is achieved through logistical management, scheduling, and human resource support for the company and when appropriate, second-company artists.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide support for Artists engaged by the organization by serving as Artists’ primary contact within the organization – this includes being on-site while Artists are in the theatre.
  • Manage “onboarding” of new Artists, re-engagement, and non-engagement of current Artists including coordinating all evaluations, and contract issues.
  • Manage all immigration and work visas for the organization in a timely manner.
  • Arrange all travel for visiting artists, as well as company members and staff for touring including airfare, hotel, per diem, and ground transportation.
  • Track and manage sick leave, personal leave, and guesting for Artists.
  • Maintain, distribute, and update annual dancer weeks of work, artist contact information, and dancer handbook.
  • Manage all worker’s compensation issues including incident reports, transport to medical care, and monthly calculation of Artist work hours.
  • Respond to inquiries, process, and oversee unemployment for company artists in conjunction with human resources and finance department.
  • Work to encourage communication and a collaborative working environment.
  • Serve as Administration point of contact for Artist needs- interview requests, event appearances, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Rehearsal Directors to create the daily company schedule for the first and second companies.
  • Manage scheduling of rehearsals, costume fittings, in-studio performances, outside engagements, etc.
  • Distribute contracts for designers and guest artists as well as process payments including per diem as outlined in the agreements. This includes providing a final review of all artistic-related contracts, prior to distribution, to ensure consistency.
  • Process license and service fees as dictated in Agreements.
  • Ensure legal obligations are met regarding intellectual property (i.e., choreography, music rights).
  • Coordinate and communicate with all musical guests, including The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, to ensure each performance, company class, and rehearsal, has all required accompaniment.
  • In coordination with the Director of Artistic Operations and Strategy, manage fiscal year budget for all artistic programming, and touring expenses.
  • Track and report on annual Dancer and Artistic budgets.
  • Manage all aspects of processing, projecting, and verifying Artists’ payroll and other compensation, including guest artists.
  • Proofing/copy editing programs and other materials as requested by the administration.
  • Serve as Project Manager for special projects as assigned by the Director of Artistic Operations and Strategy.
  • Assist Administrative staff with standard office duties.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


Work Requirements and Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide leadership and manage employees
  •  Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Word processing/spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience: 5 years of professional arts administration, or equivalent in a similar field with like experience
  • Some travel may be required.

Additional Information


Benefits will be provided per request or when an offer letter is given.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@nashvilleballet.com with “Company Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


  • Date Posted: October 27, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 10/27/2023
  • Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; hours can vary depending on performance season