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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,
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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


MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATE

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.

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.