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: 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.


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.


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.