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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: Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusion
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: August 15, 2016
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:

This full time position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Project Plié Initiative. The successful candidate will be energetic, organized, detail oriented, and will have the ability to interface with a wide variety of individuals. This position works closely with the Director of Training Programs and the Directors of ABT Summer Intensive, and the ABT JKO School (Pre-Professional and Children's Division).

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Design and coordinate all Project Plié recruitment efforts for the ABT JKO School, Summer Intensive and National Training Curriculum, as well as the new ABT JKO School Children's Division Bridge Class.
  • Coordinate all logistics for the Bridge Class families to include travel plans, parent chaperones, Metrocards, stipends, uniforms, tights, and shoes. Maintain relationships with Partner Teachers that have students participating in the Bridge Class.
  • Act as primary liaison with ABT's Development staff, Press and Public Relations, as well as Education staff in the ABT JKO School, Summer Intensive, NTC and Outreach.
  • Maintain reports on participation and enrollment in all Project Plié programs.
  • Organize the future Project Plié Partner forums with teachers and companies.
  • Work directly with the Boys & Girls Club to coordinate Project Plié Master Classes at Boys & Girls Club locations.
  • Communicate with Project Plié Partner Teachers and Companies to arrange for instructors and scholarships for promising dancers of color identified at Boys & Girls Club Master Classes and other ABT-organized classes and workshops.
  • Coordinate applications for Project Plié teacher scholarships to be awarded annually for the NTC Teacher Training Program.
  • Manage Internship Fellowship recipients, recruitment measures, and relationships with partner universities. Facilitate mentoring opportunity for participating interns.
  • Follow up with scholarship recipients, ABT JKO School and Summer Intensive students, and alumni.
  • Development of marketing materials to present Project Plié, its service, and its programming to Project Plié Partner Teachers and Companies, Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Plié Advisory Committee members, and current and potential donors. Marketing tools include the Project Plié quarterly e-newsletter, PowerPoint presentations, flyers, programs, and informational brochures.
  • Communication with the Project Plié Advisory Committee and coordination of events with their involvement in the initiative.
  • Maintain expense budgets, program actuals, and numbers served for individual grants in conjunction with the Manager of Institutional Support.
Position Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills and organizational skills. A demonstrated ability to work productively with artists. Ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Must be detail oriented and computer literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database software. Periodic evening and weekend hours. Some travel will be necessary. Bachelor's Degree required. Must be committed to serving the institutional efforts of American Ballet Theatre and to furthering its educational mission through its training programs.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training
To apply: To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org with "Coordinator, Diversity and inclusion" in the subject line. Please do not call. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.


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.