Job opportunities at the Joffrey

The Joffrey Ballet is committed to providing equal opportunity employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • There are no full-time positions available at this time

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Patron Services Associate
  • Production Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing
  • Women's Board Coordinator

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Academy Part-Time Faculty Member


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is continually seeking talented, experiences classical ballet teachers for part-time faculty positions. Faculty members are responsible for teaching anywhere from 1-20 hours per week in the Academy's Children's, Youth, Adult and/or Pre-Professional Divisions. Part-Time Faculty members work closely with the Academy Artistic Directors to maintain the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus and uphold the artistic excellence for the Joffrey Academy. Part-Time Faculty members are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the Joffrey Academy of Dance. 


Responsibilities include; prepare and teach ballet, pointe, and classical repertoire classes at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, as scheduled by the Academy Staff, maintain a strong knowledge and understanding of the Joffrey Academy syllabus, serve on the substitute list for ballet classes, as availability permits, complete student evaluation forms for students in the Fall and Spring semesters, maintain a positive and structured classroom environment, teach private lessons, as needed and as availability permits, communicate regularly with Academy Artistic Staff and Faculty, Academy Administration, and other Joffrey Ballet staff members, meet with Artistic Staff and students/families, as needed, attend faculty meetings throughout the year, as availability permits, and complete paperwork and input payroll hours, as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
2-5 years, minimum, teaching experience in classical ballet
Must have a strong technical background in classical ballet 
Work exceptionally well with young students
Have a desire to learn the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus
Enjoy working in a collaborative environment as a team player
Be able to take constructive feedback to achieve high artistic standards

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 
Schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the Joffrey Academy and the Faculty Member. Hours primarily after 4pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends. Teaching schedule may vary each semester.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit resume, cover letter, salary history, and two letters of recommendations to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Development Internship

 

Applications for 2015 Summer Internship has been closed. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015 Development interns.

 

An internship with the Joffrey offers valuable experience working in the vibrant and exciting environment of one of the top ballet companies in the country.  Development Interns will gain an excellent overview of nonprofit fundraising and donor communications, hands-on experience with volunteer board members and special events, practical experience with the Joffrey’s donor database management software, and much more. In this role, you will be providing administrative assistance to the Development Department's stewardship and fundraising initiatives.

 

Responsibilities include; Assist the development staff in entering data into The Joffrey Ballet's donor database, conduct preliminary research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries, prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use, draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals, assist with donor events, including preparation and day-of logistics, maintain donor files and other development materials, attend department and staff meetings, assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed, continually update and correct database records, prepare communication materials for distribution (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, emailing), help handle administrative details associated with committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.), other duties as assigned by the Development Department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Strong writing and research abilities.
Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Experience with databases is a plus.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
High level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
Solid oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to following through on tasks as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE:
Minimum of 15 hours per week.
Minimum 3 month commitment, with option to extend intern experience.

TO APPLY
Submit resume, cover letter, salary history, a sample donor acknowledgement (150 max), and internship availability to

Marketing Intern

 

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an energetic marketing intern to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned ballet company. This is an unpaid internship. Credit hours are available.

EDUCATION: Studying in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Non-profit or dance experience a plus. Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, able to work well independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

WORK SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week, part-time weekdays, schedule to be determined. Additional hours as required.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: General mobility in office areas.  Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with special event planning for audience development initiatives
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the Joffrey Store
  • Maintain press kits and media archives
  • Assist with website maintenance
  • Develop creative ideas for promotion and social media efforts
  • Develop and implement various promotional opportunities
  • Assist the marketing staff with various projects

Candidate must possess strong computer, communication and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Patron Services Associate (Part-time)

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for handling all customer service and duties that relate to the Joffrey’s subscribers and box office. This positionserves as a staff contact for internal and external ticketing-related issues; processes subscription, single ticket, group and exchange orders daily, including database entry and record keeping; updates sales reports; handles incoming and outgoing customer service calls, letters and emails; and staffs the Joffrey box office at 10 E. Randolph St.

EDUCATION:

B.A. in dance or other performing arts field preferred

EXPERIENCE:

Non-profit experience a plus. Experience with Ticketmaster or similar box office software preferred, excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Great organizational skills with a keen eye for details, able to work well independently and collaboratively as well as handle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficient with Microsoft Office and other PC programs. The availability to work additional hours some evenings and weekends, primarily during performances.

WORK SCHEDULE:

At least 18 hours a week including two noon until six box office shifts during the week.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

General mobility in office areas. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

TO APPLY:

Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Production Internship

 

Applications for 2015 Summer Internship has been closed. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015 Development interns.

 

An internship with the Joffrey offers valuable experience working in the vibrant and exciting environment of one of the top ballet companies in the country.  Development Interns will gain an excellent overview of nonprofit fundraising and donor communications, hands-on experience with volunteer board members and special events, practical experience with the Joffrey’s donor database management software, and much more. In this role, you will be providing administrative assistance to the Development Department's stewardship and fundraising initiatives.

 

Responsibilities include; Assist the development staff in entering data into The Joffrey Ballet's donor database, conduct preliminary research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries, prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use, draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals, assist with donor events, including preparation and day-of logistics, maintain donor files and other development materials, attend department and staff meetings, assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed, continually update and correct database records, prepare communication materials for distribution (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, emailing), help handle administrative details associated with committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.), other duties as assigned by the Development Department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Strong writing and research abilities.
Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Experience with databases is a plus.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
High level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
Solid oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to following through on tasks as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE:
Minimum of 15 hours per week.
Minimum 3 month commitment, with option to extend intern experience.

TO APPLY
Submit resume, cover letter, salary history, a sample donor acknowledgement (150 max), and internship availability to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Social Media Intern

 

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an energetic marketing intern to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned ballet company. This is an unpaid internship. Credit hours are available.

EDUCATION: Studying in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Non-profit or dance/arts administration experience a plus. Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, able to work well independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Fluent in all social media platforms.

WORK SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week, part-time weekdays, schedule to be determined. Additional hours as required.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: General mobility in office areas.  Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the Marketing Manager with implementing social media strategies to engage, educate and drive audiences to The Joffrey Ballet performances and programs.

  • Help develop and implement social media campaigns and day-to-day engagement on current platforms, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Help develop and maintain a presence on other platforms including LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr, and Yelp focused on audience development, engagement and sales
  • Develop weekly and monthly social media reports via Hootsuite Pro
  • Provide additional marketing staff support at special events and live social media coverage (as needed)
  • Update content for iphone/Android App including uploading news, images, etc.
  • Resize images for posting on website, Facebook and App

 TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Subscription Sales/Telemarketing (Part-time)

 

We are building a new staff of ambitious, energetic Sales Agents to sell Season Tickets for The Joffrey Ballet 2015-2016 Season. Our Sales Team initiates out-bound calls to a diverse audience of Joffrey patrons with the goal of engaging in informative conversations and converting the Joffrey patron from being a Single Ticket Buyer to becoming a Joffrey Subscriber. Joffery Subscribers are a very important and valuable component of The Joffrey Ballet Community.

To prepare you for on-the-job success, we provide: paid orientation geared towards expanding your knowledge of The Joffrey Brand, paid training geared towards helping you develop a confident ability to apply the most effective sales techniques over the phone, while providing superior customer service, on-going training and support.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the fundamentals of marketing, organizational advancement, audience development, and patron services.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
The best candidates offer a high level of professionalism and integrity, are comfortable selling over the phone, self-motivated, goal-oriented, well-spoken, upbeat and personable with a diligent work ethic, basic computer familiarity, strong communication skills, and the ability to remain focused working independently or in a small group.
Inside sales experience is a PLUS
An appreciation of ballet and the performing arts in Chicago
Smart, enthusiastic students and retirees are encouraged to apply
Minimum of 16 hrs per week; Mon-Thurs, 4:00-9:00 PM; some Fridays, 2:00-6:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friendly, business casual environment, conveniently located in downtown Chicago
Compensation is a salary, plus commission commensurate with similar positions within the non-profit performing arts community


TO APPLY: 
Please leave a message at 312.702.0032 and your call will be returned. No resumes. No walk-ins.

 

 

Women's Board Coordinator

The Women's Board Coordinator serves as primary liaison to the Women's Board and is responsible for coordination and support of Women's Board activities. He/She works closely and collaboratively with Women's Board leadership to plan meetings, prepare meeting materials, and coordinate follow-up actions. He/She attends all meetings and prepares meeting sumaries/minutes. This person works closely with the Special Events Manager to coordinate pre- and on-site meeting and event logistics for the Women's Board including, but not limited to, full Board and committee meetings, the annual Spring Gala, Fall Luncheon, and the Nutcracker Family Dinner.

QUALIFICATIONS  /REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate degree required.

Extensive knowledge with non-profit fundraising models and database policies and procedures.

Proficiency and technical expertise with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and development information software required.

Candidates must be detail-oriented, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have the ability to manage multiple projects, presentation skills, a sense of humor and team spirit.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Approximately 20-24 hours a week (8:30AM - 5PM on Thursday required) with additional hours as required for special events, meetings, and some performances.

TO APPLY:

Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

 

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The Joffrey Ballet is committed to providing equal opportunity employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • There are no full-time positions available at this time

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Patron Services Associate
  • Production Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing
  • Women's Board Coordinator

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.