Volunteers in Partnership

Every person who supports DBT is a VIP member.

Durham Ballet Theatre is an all-volunteer organization, meaning we employ no staff and all of our programming, administration and oversight is led by volunteers. We are always seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join us as volunteer board and committee members.

All positions noted on this page are open and in need of volunteers.

To apply for one of our open positions, please submit a resume and brief statement of interest to jennifer@durhamballettheatre.org. Include the position title in the subject of your email. We can’t wait to hear from you!


grant writer

Someone to oversee the exploration of opportunities for grant funding and submission of the necessary information to meet the requirements. Every year we currently submit grants to the Fletcher Fund, North Carolina Arts Council, Durham Arts Council, and City of Durham Annual Fund. The funding for cultural events has become more difficult to obtain in the local community as the requests for funding increases.

marketing coordinator

Assess the current state of marketing and give feedback on how to better share the mission of Durham Ballet Theatre. Assist with promoting the message and the organization in print and online. 



Someone to track expenses and income using QuickBooks. Someone who can track payments due and collected from cast members.  

scholarship funding coordinator(s)

Person(s) who can reach out to local corporations and businesses to attract corporate sponsorships 


volunteer organizer

Someone who can look at the big picture while organizing and delegating the completion of the smaller details. 

props mistress(ES)

Construct or repair properties used in the show, maintain inventory and supervise prop assistants.


tailor(s) and seamstress(es)

We can always use help with construction and repair of our costume inventory!