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:

  • Artistic and Production Assistant
  • Institutional Giving Manager

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

 

In a positive, helpful and timely manner, the Artistic & Production Administrative Assistant is responsible for administrative and logistical matters pertaining to the Artistic and Production departments and will work closely with the Company Manager, Director or Artistic Operations and Director of Production.

 

This individual is responsible for tracking and reconciling the department budgets & expenses, assisting the artistic and production department with various contracts, licensing and rental agreements, collecting, tracking, and distributing touring specifics as well as overseeing the administrative duties (scheduling, preparing documents, filing, communicating with other departments) for the artistic and production department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:  

2 years in a similar position, preferred

Production related experience/background, preferred

Knowledge and enthusiasm for the art form

Exceptional organization skills with acute attention to detail.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Ability to work under pressure with a wide variety of personalities, exhibit patience, understanding, and a sense of humor.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Cyclical working hours depending on season. Touring requires long days and may involve driving. Must be present during dancer work hours. Work schedule will fluctuate to coincide with rehearsal and performance hours. Includes evening and weekend hours.

 

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

Institutional Giving Manager

 

The Institutional Giving Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for raising funds from corporate, foundation and government sources. This position works closely with the Executive Director, volunteer Board leadership, Chief Development Officer and the other members of the development and marketing departments.

 

The ideal candidate will have exceptional ability to speak and write persuasively with donors and prospective donors about the needs and goals of The Joffrey Ballet. He/she will be prepared to take an active role in solicitations and confidently lead, inspire and organize Board and volunteer leadership. He/she will be a self-starter with the ability to make decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, be knowledgeable about Chicago's institutional funding community and embrace opportunities to learn.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Undergraduate degree required.
A minimum of three (3) years of development experience necessary, with a proven track record of accomplishment and success in fundraising in a major arts or related organization.
Excellent strategic, technical, organizational, and computer skills required.
Must be professional, detail-oriented and have excellent communications skills.
Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser's Edge, Tessitura or other development information systems a plus.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to

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

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.

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.

 

 

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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:

  • Artistic and Production Assistant
  • Institutional Giving Manager

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.