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Herman Cornejo in The Sleeping Beauty.
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Jobs At ABT
 
Are you interested in working for a vital and thriving arts organization? American Ballet Theatre often has exciting job openings for experienced arts professionals, as well as entry level positions for enthusiastic first-time employees. Please look below for the exciting employment opportunities available at ABT. Remember, this page is updated as openings become available,
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NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE COUNSELOR

Classification: Counselor, Summer Intensive
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 11, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
The Summer Intensive Counselor will assist with all aspects of American Ballet Theatre’s New York City Summer Intensive Program from June 23-July 25, 2014. This position works closely with the Summer Intensive Manager, faculty, students and ABT administrative staff.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with a group of 30-35 students attending the New York Summer Intensive to monitor behavior, attendance and general well being of the students.
  • Assist Summer Intensive staff with planning and daily activities of New York City Summer Intensive such as schedules, faculty changes, rehearsals, studio showings, data entry, daily attendance, health of students, etc.
  • Communicate with parents, students, and faculty regarding Summer Intensive schedules, student attendance and final performance information.
  • Act as an on-site chaperone to report any physical or psychological issues or problems that arise with the student body.
  • Monitors dancers' conduct and behavior and reports any problems or concerns to the Summer Intensive Coordinator.
  • Chaperone students on the subway to the ABT Summer Intensive final performance and work closely with Production staff to ensure a smooth dress rehearsal and performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Qualifications:
Seeking college dance and arts administration students. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work productively with artists. Experience interacting with students and parents. Ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement. Due to a high percentage of international students, proficiency in multiple languages, specifically Japanese, is a plus.
 

Compensation:

Honorarium of $200 per/week. Counselors may participate in ballet technique class with their assigned group when other responsibilities do not interfere. Housing and travel are not provided.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Summer Intensive Manager
To apply: Download Application (pdf)

Applications are due by March 31, 2014.

Please send application and resume to Elizabeth Aymong at eaymong@abt.org or to:

American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Elizabeth Aymong



CALIFORNIA SUMMER INTENSIVE COUNSELOR

Classification: Counselor, Summer Intensive
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 11, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
American Ballet Theatre is seeking resident counselors, males and females, for the Orange County Summer Intensive Program. Counselors will reside on the University of California, Irvine campus and supervise young male and female dancers ages 11-18 from July 28-August 15, 2014. Counselors will be on duty for the entire duration of the program.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Enforce dormitory rules and curfews.
  • Plan and organize dorm activities (e.g. movie and game nights).
  • Accompany students to and from the studios and cafeteria and on off-site
    weekend trips.
  • Assist in the Summer Intensive office (e.g. posting weekly schedules; escorting
    students to medical appointments; arrangements for the final performance).
  • Maintain a positive and supportive environment for ABT students.
  • Communicate with parents, students, and faculty regarding Summer Intensive
    schedules, student attendance and final performance information.
  • Act as an on-site chaperone to report any physical or psychological issues or
    problems that arise with the student body.
  • Monitor dancers’ conduct and behavior and report any problems or concerns to
    the Summer Intensive Office.
  • Work closely with Production staff to ensure a smooth dress rehearsal and
    performance at the end of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Qualifications:
Seeking highly motivated college students, recent college graduates, or equivalent. Previous chaperone and counselor experience and/or work with teenagers, dancers, and education programs are preferred. Due to a high percentage of international students, proficiency in multiple languages, specifically Japanese, is a plus. Counselors must reside on the University of California, Irvine campus for the duration of the position from Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Saturday, August 16, 2014. Counselors must provide their own means of transportation to and from Irvine. Counselors are expected to be on duty at all times, and there will be only limited off time available. Must have completed one year of college or be at least 19 years of age.
 

Compensation:

Counselors will receive room and board consisting of a single room, three meals a day, and a salary of $1200.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Summer Intensive Manager
To apply: Download Application (pdf)

Applications are due by March 31, 2014.

Please send application and resume to Elizabeth Aymong at eaymong@abt.org or to:

American Ballet Theatre
890 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Elizabeth Aymong


CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Classification: Chief Advancement Officer
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: November 2013
FLSA Status: Exempt
 

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TELEMARKETING REPRESENTATIVE

Do you want to share your love for the ballet and enjoy speaking on the phone? ABT seeks phone representatives to work with our telemarketing vendor to sell subscriptions to our upcoming 2014 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. Each telemarketer is required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Weekday afternoon/evening and weekend shifts are available. Base salary plus commission. Training provided. Call us at 212.564.5396.
 
 


RESEARCH MANAGER

Classification: Prospect and Donor Research Manager
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: July 25, 2013
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
This newly created position will support ABT’s development department and will be responsible for the overall prospect management and research function within ABT. This will include developing systems to identify, manage, and track prospective donors for upgraded membership (donor segmentation), major gift contributions, and board membership and the creation of in-depth, thoroughly researched profiles of potential major donors. Responsibilities will also include collection and analysis of data and information (including media monitoring) to identify potential new and increased major donors.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with development department managers on their prospect identification, research and development plans. Meet with managers regularly to maintain working knowledge and tracking of managers’ prospect pipelines.
  • Review daily, weekly, and monthly publications, media, news outlets, social media, etc. to uncover timely information about current and known prospective donors as well as identifying new prospective donors – and disseminate and share information with development staff in timely and useful formats.
  • Develop in-depth research profiles of major donors and prospects, including wealth/capacity (assets, income, etc.), inclination to give (other philanthropic, political giving; personal interests), connections or potential connections to ABT/friends of ABT (professional, social, board, alumni associations, etc.).
  • Master the use of research databases/resource tools and search/information gathering and database screening techniques to maximize research efficiency and ensure highest quality content of research results.
  • Work closely with the development department database manager, mine ABT data sources – including donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and ticket purchaser information – to identify, rate, segment, prioritize, etc. prospective donors for campaigns and initiatives.
  • Prepare polished research profiles for sharing with ABT Board of Trustees (including nominating and development committees) and other friends of ABT.
  • Assist managers in prioritizing prospects based on research findings and data analysis. Provide insights into and recommendations for strategies to reach and interest prospects in ABT and our work.
  • Work closely with the events and major gifts teams, develop and maintain biographical sketches for event attendees, and following events, thoroughly research attendees to identify potential new prospects.
  • Manage relationships with vendors of industry-standard research tools. Make recommendations for changes and/or additions to available tools.
  • Execute other departmental duties as assigned, including staffing at special events and at performances as needed (including weekends and evenings).
 
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 2-3 years of fundraising research experience required. Experience with industry-standard research databases and resources preferred. Experience with screening, analyzing, and segmenting large donor data pools also preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize, organize and interpret information from multiple sources into polished presentational reports that are easily understood.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to effectively balance multiple assignments, set priorities and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong initiative; able to assume significant project management responsibility.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge required.
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Manager of Special Gifts and Endowment
 

Applications and Inquiries:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org with "Research Manager" in the subject line. Please do not call. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.

 

TELEFUNDING REPRESENTATIVE

Classification: Telefunding Representative
Department: Development/Membership
Last Revision Date: September 14, 2011
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
We looking for part-time representatives to work with our telefundraising vendor for American Ballet Theatre’s fall fundraising campaign. We're looking for reliable, articulate representatives to generate support for ABT's membership programs. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Evening and weekend shifts available. Flexible scheduling, friendly work environment, and the opportunity to help support America’s National Ballet Company®. Hourly base pay plus commission.
 
Position Qualifications:
Telephone skills and light computer skills are necessary. Sales or fundraising experience, knowledge of classical ballet, and/or appreciation for the arts is a plus.
 

Applications and Inquiries: Please leave a message at 212-477-3030, ext.1190 or send a resume to membermgr@abt.org

 

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.