Joburg Ballet invites applications for a Chief Executive Officer on a 5-Year Fixed Term Contract

  • Available: As soon as possible
  • Salary: Market related
  • Reporting to: Joburg Ballet Board

Joburg Ballet is a full-time professional ballet company based at Joburg Theatre presenting three seasons a year at Joburg Theatre and touring in SA and internationally. A high standard of training is provided to students of the Joburg Ballet School and Academy plus a programme of outreach work via Satellite Schools with emphasis on historically disadvantaged communities.

The successful applicant will provide strategic direction, leadership and effective management within guidelines set by a board of directors and in alignment with good corporate governance.

Experience, qualifications and knowledge should include but not be restricted to experience as a senior executive in a ballet or theatre environment, ballet and dance training and/or experience and a sound knowledge and understanding of the ballet and dance environment and relevant requirements. A Master’s degree coupled with a Ballet Certification would be an advantage. A clear artistic vision for the future of the company and the ability to engage and collaborate nationally and internationally with the intention of expanding the repertoire.

Competencies, skills and behavioural attributes should include but are not restricted to: possessing a strategic perspective, sound knowledge of the business environment, ability to network effectively and sound knowledge and understanding of strategic business alliances; the ability to nurture a people-centred culture embodying the organisational values and principles, guide, direct and influence to achieve excellent outputs, and provide strategic direction, organisational risk analysis and mitigation

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