General Manager

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General Manager



The General Manager of The Washington School of Ballet provides business leadership and, management to the School, its students, its faculty, and other internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to Managing Director Patrick Mühlen-Schulte, the General Manager works in close collaboration with Artistic Director Julie Kent and school faculty. The GM maintains a positive, safe, and supportive

The Washington Ballet environment that allows the Artistic Director, faculty, and artistic staff to do their best work and enables
students to reach their full potential. The General Manager ensures that TWSB is appropriately staffed to support the students and faculty in the School’s divisions and programs. The GM is responsible and accountable for all aspects of TWSB’s operations and administration, including: strategic planning; budgeting and financial oversight; student recruitment and enrollment processes; recruitment, engagement, and oversight of administrative staff; scheduling; facilities management; health services and human resources management; administration of scholarships and student assistance; marketing and public relations; internal and external communications; student performances; and community engagement. The GM facilitates the internal processes for the recruitment of TWSB faculty and artistic staff and development of the curriculum.

The General Manager is a member of TWB’s executive leadership team that reports to the Managing Director and participates in the overall management of the Company. The GM ensures that TWSB meets and exceeds goals for enrollment and earned revenue from tuition and fees. The GM is an advocate for TWB and TWSB with private and public funders and supports the overall fundraising efforts of TWB.

The General Manager champions the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in dance by nurturing dancers of varied backgrounds and participating in the dialogue about diversity within the larger dance community. The GM ensures that the administrative policies and processes of TWSB reflect the Company’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and access.

The General Manager develops, maintains, and manages the master calendar for TWSB in coordination with TWB. The GM maintains regular communication with the Artistic Director and ensures that the AD has timely and accurate information for appropriate oversight and decision-making about faculty, curriculum, and artistic staff. The GM maintains effective communication with parents and other external stakeholders of TWSB and responds promptly to questions and concerns.

The General Manager oversees the smooth operation of TWSB’s activities at its several facilities including: the school building at 3515 Wisconsin Ave NW; Cathedral Commons; Van Ness Studios; and THEARC in Southeast DC. The GM produces and oversees student performances. The GM maintains a regular on-site presence at the four facilities.

The GM is an active member of the Washington arts and education community and a visible representative and articulate spokesperson for TWSB and TWB.


The annual salary for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
TWB offers a competitive benefits package.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $75,000-$100,000
Experience: -
Education Level: -