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Herman Cornejo in Seven Sonatas.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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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,
so keep checking back.




SUMMER INTENSIVE ASSISTANT

Classification: Summer Intensive Assistant
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 25, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
This position is responsible for generalized and clerical support to the Summer Intensive Director. The successful candidate will be energetic, organized, detail oriented, and will have the ability to interface with a wide variety of individuals.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Summer Intensives Director in organizing and planning all aspects of ABT’s 30+ city Summer Intensive audition tour.
  • Maintain audition tour databases and all paperwork for ABT’s New York, Collegiate and satellite Summer Intensive and Young Dancer programs.
  • Answer student, parent or dance school calls, mail and e-mails regarding information about pre-registration, auditions, registration and general Summer Intensive program questions.
  • Data processing of all students (4,500+) on the national audition tour and their audition results, merge results and generate notification emails to students.
  • Monitor and process payments and maintain enrollment spread sheets for approximately 1,200 enrolled students.
  • Assemble and distribute student handbooks, evaluations, and housing information to enrolled students.
  • Monitor students in the National Training Scholar program and report their progress to the Summer Intensive Director and Artistic Director.
  • Generate payment reports for enrolled students.
  • Provide general administrative assistance during the Collegiate and New York Summer Intensives and Young Dancer Summer Workshop, including creating weekly schedules, taking attendance, monitoring counselors and studios and managing the back stage area during studio rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and the final performance.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Training and Summer Intensives Manager.
 
Position Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work productively with artists. Ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Experience interacting with students and parents. Must be familiar with: Word, Excel & Power Point. Experience with FileMaker Pro and Education Edge is a plus. Periodic evening and weekend hours. Bachelor’s Degree required. Must be committed to serving the institutional efforts of American Ballet Theatre and to furthering its educational mission through its training programs.
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Summer Intensive Director
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Aymong via fax at 212.419.4396 or email at EAymong@abt.org.



PROJECT PLIÉ COORDINATOR

Classification: Project Plié Coordinator
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 24, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
This full time position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Project Plié Initiative. The successful candidate will be energetic, organized, detail oriented, and will have the ability to interface with a wide variety of individuals.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Design and coordinate all Project Plié recruitment efforts for the ABT JKO School, Summer Intensive and National Training Curriculum, as well as the new ABT JKO School bridge program to debut in Fall 2015.
  • Act as primary liaison with ABT’s Development staff, Press and Public Relations, as well as Education staff in the JKO School, Summer Intensive, NTC and Outreach.
  • Maintain reports on participation and enrollment in all Project Plié programs.
  • Organize the Project Plié Partner Companies quarterly forums.
  • Work directly with the Boys & Girls Club to coordinate Project Plié Master Classes at Boys & Girls Club locations
  • Communicate with Project Plié Partner Schools and Teachers to arrange for instructors and scholarships for promising dancers of color identified at Boys & Girls Club Master Classes and other ABT-organized classes and workshops.
  • Coordinate applications for Project Plié teacher scholarships to be awarded annually for the NTC Teacher Training Program.
  • Serve as liaison with all Project Plié Interns, including any necessary travel or housing arrangements.
  • Track and maintain ongoing communications with all scholarship recipients.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills and organizational skills. A demonstrated ability to work productively with artists. Ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Must be detail oriented and computer literate: Word, Excel & Power Point. Periodic evening and weekend hours. Some travel will be necessary. Bachelor’s Degree required. Must be committed to serving the institutional efforts of American Ballet Theatre and to furthering its educational mission through its training programs.
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training &
Artistic Coordinator of Educational Outreach
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resumé to jobs@abt.org with "Project Plié Coordinator" in the subject line. Please do not call. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.



NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE COUNSELOR

Classification: Counselor, Summer Intensive
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 23, 2015
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 22-July 24, 2015. This position works closely with the Summer Intensive Director, 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, 2015.

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 23, 2015
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 12-18 from July 20-August 7, 2015. 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 18, 2015 to Saturday, August 8, 2015. 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, 2015.

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


MANAGER OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Classification: Manager of Special Events
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: February 5, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
Manage all aspects of planning and execution of special events. Annual program includes 3-4 major fundraising events which gross over $3-4 million, including two major performance galas in NYC, an annual event in Los Angeles, and several smaller events (cocktail receptions, etc.) in NYC and ABT tour cities.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with external event consultants in special event implementation including ABT’s Spring and Fall Galas in New York and other major fundraising events held throughout the year
  • Create a master events schedule with deadlines for leadership recruitiment, solicitation letters for committee membership, underwriting commitments, invitation design, printing and mailing, tastings, follow-up calls, and post-event acknowledgement letters
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with event leaders and event consultants
  • Organize and maintain accurate RSVP lists for all special events
  • Prepare theater ticket holds and theater seating; coordinate ticket hold needs with Company Management to ensure the best availability
  • Act as staff liaison to artistic and production staff regarding events
  • Draft copy for invitations, ads, dinner programs, acknowledgement letters as well as all other printed materials for each event
  • Manage the timely execution of all materials to maintain strict adherence to established deadline
  • Draft briefings, including bio research for guests, and distribute to appropriate staff 48 hours prior to each event
  • Act as liaison with external PR agencies and external event consultant at major ABT events
  • Create and manage detailed budgets for each event – both for revenue projection and anticipate expenses – and work to minimize expense without sacrificing event quality
  • Track and maintain all special event office spending; submit invoices and check requests to the Finance Department
  • Coordinate billing and collection of event pledges; ensure that financial information is entered into Raiser’s Edge accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Plan, coordinate and execute smaller ABT events in collaboration with the Education and Artistic departments
  • Coordinate development staffing for events
  • Coordinate special event mailing lists with Database Manager
  • Coordinate pre-event and invitation mailing
  • Schedule various meetings with volunteers, event leadership and staff, and provide related materials for such meetings
  • Coordinate and mail event acknowledgments on a timely basis
  • Maintain ABT event listings in various publications (i.e., Events Register, MasterPlanner)
  • Perform administrative functions including photocopying, faxing and maintaining electronic and hard copy files
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Three to five years fundraising/event experience is required. Enthusiasm and imagination are vital to the role, as are superb communication skills and an orientation to success and flexibility. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects to meet assigned deadlines. He or she must interface effectively and appropriately with trustees, donors and prospects, volunteers, and other staff. Computer facility and ability to function in a networked PC environment are necessary. RaisersEdge knowledge a plus. Periodic travel; evenings and weekend hours as needed.
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Development
To apply: Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and résumé to to jobs@abt.org. Please include “Manager of Special Events” in the subject line of your email. Regrettably we will only be able to respond to applications of interest. No phone calls, please.


DATABASE MANAGER

Classification: Database Manager
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: January 13, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
The Database Manager maintains and manages American Ballet Theatre’s Development database system on Raiser’s Edge and helps staff best utilize the fundraising systems in support of department-wide goals and functions. Primary responsibilities include but are not restricted to: the maintenance, management and integrity of the database; developing new functionality and business rules to enhance the use of the donor data; large data imports; the production of all financial reporting for the Development department; oversight for Net Community web/email functionality; oversight for the processing of gifts and generating donor lists; and, training new users.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Database Maintenance, Management & Integrity
    o Oversee all aspects of the Raiser’s Edge database including timely and accurate data entry, NCOA and phone append updates, coding, and overall database credibility and maintenance.
    o Protect database credibility by maintaining the data correctness, routinely checking for errors and duplications, and maintaining files and file structure.
    o Coordinate updating of all database software with IT staff.
    o Import patron and donor lists and subscription data from touring engagements and New York seasons.
    o Direct, organize, and manage proofreading of donor Playbill listings.
  • Financial Reporting
    o Work with the Development staff to eliminate duplications and errors, change processes that cause errors, and provide leadership on Development team with data cleanup efforts.
    o Produce weekly and monthly reports on Development income, and other ad hoc reports and analysis.
    o Monthly reconciliation of contributed income with Finance department.
  • Gift Processing & Appeals
    o Create advanced queries and exports related to all fundraising activities including membership, direct mail appeals, event invitations, telefunding campaigns, and various mailing lists.
    o Process and batch gifts and online transactions when necessary.
    o Use Raiser’s Edge NetCommunity to build fundraising and event web pages and targeted mass emails.
    o Work with Special Events staff to best utilize the events module to track guests and seating and to create custom reports and standard, real-time reports for use at events “day –of” (eg. Seating and guest lists)
  • Training
    o Develop and update training information for database operations and lead training of all staff and interns.
  • Other Responsibilities
    oParticipate in Special Events and fulfill other ABT performance-related duties as a representative of the Development team, as necessary.
    o Fulfill other tasks assigned by the Director of Membership.
 
Position Qualifications:
Expertise in Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required, and a working knowledge of Crystal Reports is preferred. Highly developed understanding of database operations; expertise in queries, importing/exporting and reporting functions. Problem-solver and strategic thinker with the ability to organize, streamline and implement processes and procedures. Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of relevant professional experience is required. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to flexibly organize and prioritize multiple tasks to meet assigned deadlines. The successful candidate will be required to work evening and weekend hours on occasion.
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership
To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org with "Database 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.


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 2015 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 ABT's telemarketing center at 212.564.5396.
 
 


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.