Intern: Patron Services Enhancement


Ballet BC


Dec. 1, 2017

Organization Description: 

The largest dance organization in British Columbia, Ballet BC is a professional contemporary ballet company located in the heart of culturally vibrant and cosmopolitan Vancouver, recognized as one of the world's most livable cities surrounded by wild, natural beauty.

Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility. Ballet BC is a company of 20 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreographers. Ballet BC continues its commitment to perform highly acclaimed productions on regional, national and international tours, in addition to its regular performance season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.


Job Description: 

Ballet BC is seeking an intern to analyze the current patron experience, research patron services in the arts, and design, as well as begin implementation of a patron services enhancement program.


  • Evaluation of current ticket buyers, subscribers & donors (determine tiers of patron enhancement;create target segments for personal attention)
  • Evaluate customer service delivery & capacity at BBC
  • Propose patron enhancement deliverables for different tiers
  • Develop a plan (short-term & long-term) for patron enhancement to be executed; include resources needed for plan execution
  • Develop a measure of success for the patron enhancement program
  • Begin to execute the patron enhancement program


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent experience;
  • Able to set priorities, balance demands of multiple tasks, and meet deadlines;
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to balance multiple projects, competing demands and changing priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively as part of a professional team;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent computer skills with a high proficiency in MS Office applications; familiarity with GiftTool and Tessitura an asset.
  • Outstanding communication skills, ensuring a professional quality in all communications:electronic, written, oral;
  • Passion to work in the arts and with artists is preferred, with particular interest in the mission, programs and future plans of Ballet BC;
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to balance multiple projects, competing demands and changing priorities;

How to Apply: 

Please send your CV and letter of intent by noon on December 1, 2017 via email to:, "Attention: Intern Position"


4-8 month contract; salary and/or course credit negotiable

Contact Name: Curtis Wong
Contact Email:

©2017 BC Alliance for Arts + Culture. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy