ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AMERICA'S NATIONAL BALLET COMPANY®

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.


MAJOR GIFTS ASSOCIATE

Classification: Major Gifts Associate
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: March 10, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:

Excellent opportunity to join the staff of America’s National Ballet Company® in support of its important fundraising program.  Reporting to the Associate Directors of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Associate will provide administrative and new business support for ABT’s Major Gifts area within the Development Department. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive individual who will work with the Company’s current and prospective donors of $10,000 and above for Annual Fund programs, and for dedicated campaigns such as Production Underwriting, Dancer Sponsorships, and Education Programs and Training Scholarships.

American Ballet Theatre offers a competitive salary and medical, dental, disability, and retirement plan coverage. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to ABT performances and events, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

 
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 2-3 years of fundraising experience preferred.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments, set priorities and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and high standards of customer service. 
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; strong ability to interact with a diverse and broad range of individuals
  • Strong initiative; able to assume significant project management responsibility.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable. 
 
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Directors of Major Gifts
To apply: To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org with "Major Gifts Associate" in the subject line. Please do not call.


NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE COUNSELOR

Classification: Counselor, Summer Intensive
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: February 24, 2017
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 26 – July 28, 2017.  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 Manager.
  • 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.   Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement.  Due to a high percentage of international students, proficiency in multiple languages 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 May 1, 2017.

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 24, 2017
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 24 – August 11, 2017.  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.
  • Monitors dancers’ conduct and behavior and reports 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 language is a plus.  Counselors must reside on the University of California, Irvine campus for the duration of the position from Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Saturday, August 12, 2017.  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 Director
To apply: Download Application (pdf)

Applications are due by April 21, 2017

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

TELEFUNDING REPRESENTATIVE

Classification: Telefunding Representative
Department: Development/Membership
Last Revision Date: Aprile 10, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
General Description:
We looking for part-time representatives to work with our telefundraising vendor for American Ballet Theatre's 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  212-279-5137 or send a resume to JRoot@dcmtm.com.

 

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.