Herman Cornejo in Seven Sonatas.
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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.


Classification: ABT JKO School Psychologist/Social Worker
Department: Education & Training
Last Revision Date: May 20, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
The ABT JKO School Psychologist and Social Worker is responsible for ensuring the psychological well being of those enrolled in the ABT JKO School, including Studio Company members and Pre-Professional Division students. This position will work closely with other members of the ABT JKO Wellness team to ensure that students receive appropriate and effective short-term treatment for eating disorders and substance use disorders, as needed. The school psychologist organizes confidential meetings with students and families and serves as the primary liaison between families and ABT administrative staff. Successful applicants will have a keen interest in dance and a familiarity with the demands of classical ballet training and/or performance arts.
Position Requirements:
  • Possess significant clinical experience working with adolescents, including experience dealing with eating disorders, substance abuse disorders and performance anxiety.
  • Understand current nutritional guidelines for healthy eating and work with nutritionists on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on guidelines and research in the field
  • Maintain a strong network of contacts within the professional community; refer students to additional specialists as needed.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Provide supportive treatment and therapy for students, as requested or recommended by families and artistic staff; make appropriate referrals for ongoing treatment.
  • Coordinate care with outside specialists to ensure appropriate treatment is provided
  • Communicate recommendations and treatment plans to JKO staff, as needed
  • Maintain regular communication with parents and families
  • Support JKO’s Wellness Initiative by working with the ABT JKO Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator to organize bimonthly workshops for students and families. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. The dangers of disordered eating
    2. Stress management
    3. Healthy Eating
    4. Parent information sessions
  • Other duties as assigned by the ABT JKO School Director or ABT Physical Therapists
Position Qualifications:
Outstanding written and verbal skills. Excellent organizational skills. Must be detail oriented and Computer Literate: Word, Excel & Power Point. Must be committed to serving the institutional efforts of American Ballet Theatre and to furthering its educational mission through its training programs. Must be an LCSW, LPC, LMHC or a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a valid New York license. This is a daytime position requiring approximately 4 hours/week, 32 weeks per year (14 weeks in the Fall and 18 weeks in the Spring). Salary is dependent on experience.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT General Manager
To apply: Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and résumé to to jobs@abt.org. Please include “ABT JKO School Psychologist/Social Worker” in the subject line of your email. Regrettably we will only be able to respond to applications of interest. No phone calls, please.


Classification: Membership Associate
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: April 10, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
Provides primary support for membership and development programs including batching all department monies, membership acknowledgment mail and renewal mail as well as fielding telephone inquiries from members.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Processes, records and deposits all checks and credit card payments for Dancers’ Circle, Golden Circle, Major donor, Board, Gala and Member Event gifts from phone, web, telefunding and mail.
  • Processes and acknowledges all Matching Gifts.
  • Customer Service support for members --answering inquiries by phone and email; getting to know members and providing feedback on members’ thoughts, ideas, comments and complaints.
  • Produces and executes all Dancers’ Circle (donors $75 - $999) and Golden Circle (donors $1000 - $9999) Renewal appeals and e-appeals.
  • Prepares and prints Dancers’ Circle and Golden Circle acknowledgement letters.
  • Serve as liaison for Telefundraising program, including tracking pledge and payment.
  • Work with Director of Membership on producing, updating, and maintaining annual appeal schedule.
  • Participate as part of broader development team to staff events and functions, including patron rooms and other activities during ABT’s NYC seasons.
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required and 2-3 years of professional experience in fundraising. Must be extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to work on multiple projects and meet strict deadlines. Must have excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable. Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours when required.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership
To apply: Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and résumé to to jobs@abt.org. Please include “Membership Associate” in the subject line of your email. Regrettably we will only be able to respond to applications of interest. No phone calls, please.


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.