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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Classification: Manager of Institutional Support
(Corporate, Foundation, and Government Fundraising)
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: October 21, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
The Manager of Institutional Support manages all aspects of the program to raise funds from corporate, foundation, and government sources Cultivates and stewards effective relationships with the institutional donor community and the artistic, education, and finance staff to promote and expand Company activities. Seeks new sources of institutional funding, including corporate sponsorship.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Develops strategy to maximize support from foundation and other institutional sources, both for general operating support and for major programmatic initiatives.
  • Manages implementation of institutional fundraising strategy and process by submitting applications and proposals, insuring timely gift acknowledgements, and tendering required reports.
  • Coordinates the involvement of other departments in the institutional fundraising process.
  • Identifies new sources of income.
  • Develops and manages budgets, projections, and income reports.
  • Maintains effective relations with key institutional contacts and prospects.
  • Manages fulfillment activities for institutional support.
  • Tracks and reports on the status and progress of pending institutional requests.
  • Manages and supervises an Institutional Support intern.
  • Assists the CEO, Chief Advancement Officer, and Director of Development with written communications.
  • Participates in department-wide activities such as cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3-4 years experience in institutional giving required.
  • Must have knowledge of general fundraising principles, including the solicitation of corporate, foundation, and government grants.
  • Excellent writing skills and an exceptional capacity for detail are required.
  • Ability to manage and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work collegially across departments, across the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point are required.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable.
  • Some weekend and evening hours are required, especially during performance seasons.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Development

Applications and Inquiries:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org. Include in the subject line “Manager of Institutional Support.” Please include desired salary range. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.



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.


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.