Director of Finance and Operations

Deadline April 30, 2021

Who We Are.
This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), a classically-based professional ballet company established in 1989 in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs 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. While maintaining a strong classical foundation, the company has broadened its contemporary repertory, and produced thematic programs touching on issues such as race, the environment, and gender roles. OBT has developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet.

The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, connecting with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board of Trustees, 200 staff, and an annual budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, visit

OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.

As a member of the Leadership Team, leads and oversees the effective stewardship of OBT’s finances, comprised of: an annual budget approaching $9 million (pre-pandemic); a $5 million building fund; 200 staff; a professional school with 240 students; three collective bargaining agreements; and two leased facilities (office/studios and warehouse). Ensures that OBT remains financially sound, understands its financial data, and uses that financial data to make informed,
thoughtful, and sound short and long-term decisions. Oversees finance-related components of day-to-day operations. Supervises accounting staff, reports to the Executive Director, partners closely with the Artistic Director, supports Department Directors, and staffs the Finance Committee of the Board.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration; 5+ years of successful experience as a finance director of a multi-million organization; expertise in non-profit finance and accounting; 5+ years of successful experience as a manager or supervisor. Helpful: Master’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration; Chartered Financial Analyst certification or Certified Public Account certification.

Submit a cover letter, and resume or CV, and one writing sample to Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available at

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Portland, OR

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