Front Desk Admin / Check-in

Job Summary

SPB is looking for candidates who work well with the dedicated, mindful, and supportive environment at St. Paul Ballet. A successful candidate will be punctual, personable, and able to work in a fast-paced environment while keeping a calm and professional demeanor.

Position is part-time with hourly pay. 1 or more shifts per week, Monday-Saturday, to be determined based on current schedule and availability.

Background of SPB

St. Paul Ballet (SPB) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to lift the human spirit through the art of ballet. This is done through performing a vibrant repertory with a passion for the highest level of excellence, providing the finest dance education, and reducing barriers to involvement in the art of dance.

Founded in 1998, SPB is a performing arts producer and community arts school. St. Paul Ballet has established a reputation for artistic excellence in dance performance, education and outreach for all levels of dance experience, and innovation in utilizing an artist-led model for dance companies. To learn more about SPB please visit

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to: Attn: Andrea Lane. You may call and leave a message for Andrea at 651-690-1588. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul (in the Fairview Business Center just 3 blocks north of the University/Fairview Ave. Greenline LRT station) Phone: 651-690-1588

Saint Paul Ballet is a 501(c)(3) organization.

St. Paul Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at St. Paul Ballet are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Responsibilities


  • Welcome, orient, and maintain positive relations with parents, students, visitors and guests. Maintain positive relations with neighbors and represent SPB to the community.
  • Handle phone calls, emails and other requests from parents and students, corresponding on their behalf as needed. Assisting with programming inquiries, answering phones and returning calls, troubleshooting visitor requests and answering general emails or forwarding to the School Director.
  • Provide referrals to the School Director for placement, scholarships and other specialized information.
  • Sign-in students and check attendance for classes, workshops and events, upholding SPB’s high standard of customer service.
  • Ensure the front desk is organized and that all printed materials are properly stocked, keeping inventory of anything that maybe needed.

Studio / Facility

  • Perform oversight of studio preparedness for classes including unlocking, making sure rooms are neat, lights are on, retrieving lost and found items, trash cans are not full.
  • Assist with daytime and evening operations and facilities needs, keeping open line of communication with teachers (climate control, sound system, accessories, keys, etc.).


A successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Passion for arts and interest in working for a non-profit organization.
  • Promptness, reliability, sound judgment, and excellent attendance are essential.
  • Courteous manner, with strong interpersonal, customer service and phone skills.
  • Interest in working with our community (children, adults).
  • Self-directed, organized and an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office preferrable. Eagerness to learn studio software.
  • Resourceful, creative, and adaptive problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information.


  • High School diploma, equivalent education or experience. Customer service experience helpful.


Salary is hourly. Part-Time Position. FICA and WC included. Free Adult-Teen classes.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to: Attn: Andrea Lane. You may call and leave a message for Andrea at 651-690-1588. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

About St. Paul Ballet

We are in our ninth year of collaboration with other arts and fitness organizations which has been one of the most enriching and rewarding relationships we could have hoped for. Our community extends beyond our studio doors to embrace what looks like the most unlikely partnership on the surface but is actually a shared vision for uniting community around movement, health, hopes and dreams. The things that make communities thrive and make us all stronger and more creative and vibrant.

We strive to create a nurturing environment in which the student’s individual development is supported. The pre-professional program provides students with exceptional clarity and strength while encouraging a life-long love of dance and healthy body image. Live accompaniment, enrichment in modern and character dance along with promotion of health and well-being complete the training.

Students enrolled in the pre-professional program build the foundation for college-level programs, conservatory or a professional career. Over 80 students each year are trained in the Vaganova-based progressive curriculum augmented by modern dance and other genres to create the well-rounded dancer. The training is divided into levels appropriate to the age, maturity and dance expertise of each student. Auditions are required for placement and progressive advancement is based on strength, physical development and mastery.

There is no substitute for actively participating in art. We have found that a welcoming, non judgmental atmosphere is the most critical factor in participation. St. Paul ballet celebrates inclusiveness and values all body types.

Other barriers to participation include location (transportation) and cost. At St. Paul Ballet we have the good fortune of residing just three blocks off the Greenline LRT in St. Paul. In 2019, we will give over $15,000 in scholarships and we always offer the first class free.

The recreational program at the School of SPB serves an additional 200 students from the youngest at 2-1/2 along with their parents to retirees trying dance for the first time. These classes are held in convenient multi-week sessions and on a drop-in basis with class cards at very affordable rates.

SPB also serves the broader population of St. Paul and Minneapolis through:
• Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education
• Free public performances at Toddler Tuesdays, Mall of America semi-annually
• Pay-As-You-Can tickets to performances provided at all of our theater performances.

Board of Directors
Sarah Leismer, Interim Chair, Medtronic
Lillyan Hoyos, Treasurer, Account Director at Altus Marketing & Business Development

Amber Genetsky, Chiropractor, and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, SMSC Wellness Center
Katherine Kreiser, Business Partnership Executive – BioPharma Diagnostics, Mayo Clinic
Christina Onusko, SPB School Director, Director, Block and Grading Services, Alvanon

School Director
Christina Onusko

Executive Director
Lori Gleason

Directors Emeritus
Brianne Bland 
David Trayers

Cathy Gustafson
Marla Murphy-Guddal

Saint Paul Ballet (SPB) sprung from the melding of St. Anthony School of Dance with the St. Anthony Performing Arts Guild in the historic Grand Avenue “studios above the hardware store” where ballet has been taught for over 60 years. The non-profit was originally established in 1998 and in 2013, SPB was restructured with teaching artists as employees and grew exponentially. In 2014, SPB moved to it’s current location at 655 Fairview Avenue N. and in 2019, expanded to three-studios in 5,000 square feet to better serve the community. SPB has always maintained a school with a pre-professional program and avocational classes. Performances feature the students and incorporate professional musicians, actors and other dance community partners to lift the human spirit!