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.

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Academy Part-Time Faculty Member

REPORTS TO: Academy Artistic Directors

DEPARTMENT: Academy

STATUS: Independent Contractor

SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECK: Required


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for a part-time faculty position. This faculty member will be responsible for teaching approximately 15-20 hours per week primarily in the Academy's Pre-Professional Division. 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.

EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 2-5 years, minimum, teaching experience in classical ballet
  • Must have a strong technical background in classical ballet 
  • Work exceptionally well with young students (ages 9-17)
  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
  • Complete paperwork and input payroll hours, as needed


Applications should be submitted for consideration to HR [at] joffrey [dot] org.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendations.

Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in business administration preferred

 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • 2+ years in an administrative position, preferably with a non-profit organization
  • Experience using Financial Edge and ADP
  • Experience processing payroll for union employees
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and analytical

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate processes accounts payable and payroll and prepares related reports. Other key responsibilities include completion of month-end tasks and preparation of files for annual audit and tax return. S/he is available to assist with other tasks in the Finance Department as needed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process payroll for union and non-union employees including review of timesheets, calculations for adjustments, reimbursements and benefits
  •  Process accounts payable including review of invoices/check requests for accuracy in amount and coding
  • Complete month-end close tasks related to accounts payable
  • Prepare 1099s
  • Maintain vendor and payroll files
  • Make regular cash deposits
  • Assist with preparation of client prepared schedules for annual audit and tax return
  • Provide support during workers’ compensation and other external insurance vendor audits
  • Deliver superb customer service to all employees and vendors
  • Cross-trained in treasury responsibilities including daily cash, wire initiation and monthly sales tax filing
  • Other duties as assigned by Controller and CFO

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to: HR [at] joffrey [dot] org

Development Internship

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.

Specific Responsibilities

  • 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 distrubution (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

  • 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.

Time commitment

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

Applicants

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Donor Acknowledgement Letter (150 max.)

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating their areas of interest and the dates/hours the applicant is available to work to Human Resource Administrator at hr [at] joffrey [dot] org. College credit available.

**Now accepting Summer Interns for 2015. Please indicate on application if applying for the Development Summer Internship.

 

Institutional Giving Manager

EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree required.

EXPERIENCE: 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. 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 institutioanl funding community and embrace opportunities to learn. 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.

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

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare grant proposals, solicitations, letters of intent, invoices and reports in accordance with funder and Joffrey standards.
  • Work closely with institutional donors to develop personalized recognition and sponsorship activation plans, ensure that all recognition and benefits are delivered as promised.
  • Manage donor cultivation and stewardship activities, including: staff regular face-to-face meetings with current and prospective funders, participating in person and/or staffing senior leaders and volunteers; produce personalized and general communications to institutional funders and prospective funders (e-news, website, social media); invitations to participate, as donors and guests in Joffrey fundraising and stewardship events.
  • Identify new grant and sponsorship opportunities, research funders and match with Joffrey programs and initiatives and prepare institutional donor profiles.
  • Maintain accurate institutional donor contact information, solicitation and stewardship plans in Raiser's Edge.
  • Manage grants calendar; track all deadlines for applications, solicitations, invoices and reports.
  • Maintain library of materials to be submitted with proposals and reports (i.e. articles, budgets, Board lists, etc.).
  • Prepare personalized acknowledgement letters to institutional funders for Executive Director's signature.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual development plan with goals and strategies for the corporate, foundation and government areas of the Joffrey's fundraising effort.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Additional responsibilties include:

  • Represent the Joffrey and its programs at Joffrey performances and events.
  • Assist in development and marketing department activities as needed to achieve the Joffrey's fundraising goals.

 

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer

SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECK: Required

 

LASDI Summer Chaperone, Joffrey Academy

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperones will assist with all aspects of student life for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet Los Angeles Summer Dance Intensive in California. Chaperones are primarily responsible for surpervising young dance students ages 9-21+ who are participating in Joffrey Academy summer intensive programs and living in the housing facilities throughout the duration of the program. Chaperones work closely with the Academy Managing Director, Joffrey Faculty, and the Joffrey Academy administrative staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a group of 8-30 students, and be responsible for the well-being of the students ensuring the safe and smooth operation of the program and its activities.
  • Supervise and support students' day-to-day needs and activities.
  • Enforce Joffrey Academy and Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) rules and regulations.
  • Plan and organize activities with core group of students (5-12 students/chaperone).
  • Accompany students to and from studio and dorms each day. Supervise hallways, dorms, studios, and common areas on-site at CSULB and any studio locations used by the Joffrey Academy to ensure student safety and timeliness.
  • Communicate with students, parents, Academy staff, and other chaperones regarding schedules, attendance, program, and dorm information.
  • Monitor dancers' conduct and behavior and report any problems or concerns to the Managing Director.
  • Supervise and support activities during weekends and evenings, including taking students on public transportation, waling around the city/campus, going to performances, leading group activities in the dorms, etc.
  • Work with other chaperones as a team environment. 
  • Maintain positive and supportive attitude to promote fun and safety in Long Beach and in the Joffrey Summer Intensives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE: Interested candidates should be mature, responsible individuals, preferably with prior Resident Assistant, Camp Counselor, or teaching experience. Dance experience is not required, but an interest in the performing arts is a plus. Experience interacting with students and parents and ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Chaperones must be at least 19 years old at the start of the program. Chaperones cannot be students enrolled in the 2015 Joffrey Academy summer intensive programs.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITY:

  • Must be able to physically assist an injured student, which may include lifting and/or supporting their weight (minumum weight lifting requirement: 40 lbs.).
  • Must be able to assist students to climb/descend stairs if normal exit routes become unavailable, such as in an emergency.
  • Operate an automobile.

COMPENSATION: $400 per week fee will be paid bi-weekly. Chaperones must live in the CSULB Housing arranged by the Joffrey Academy. Meals will be provided as follows: breakfast, lunch, dinner Monday-Friday; brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. Transportation to and from LA, and outside of Joffrey Ballet weekend  is not provided.

SCHEDULE: Joffrey Academy Chaperones are temporary full-time employees, and must be available 24 hours per day for teh duration of the program. Chaperones cannot have any other commitments such as classes, part-time positions, etc. Chaperones must live in the housing facility with the students and supervise them at all times when the students are not in class. Evenings and weekends are occupied with supervision of the students. Chaperones will schedule mutually agreed upon time off.

 

To apply, please submit a Chaperone Application, as well as a resume and cover letter, by April 1, 2015 to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org with the subject line: Summer Intensive Chaperone.

Or mail to:

Summer Intensive Chaperone

The Joffrey Academy of Dance

10 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

 

SECURITY BACKGROUD CHECK: Required

DATE AVAILABILITY: Chaperones must be available June 20 - July 11, 2015. Chaperones may not have prior commitments such as classes, part-time jobs, or other conflicts during the program weeks.

Marketing Internship

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.

Production Internship

 

Production Internship

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an intern for the Production Department. An internship with the Joffrey offers valuable work experience in a vibrant and exciting environment at one of the top ballet companies in the country. College credit is available. Other opportunities within the organization may become available depending on the intern’s availability and interest.


Responsibilities

The Production Intern will assist the Director of Production in the normal day to day activities of the department including but not limited to:

  • Development of schedules for each of the performance venues
  • Planning and budgeting of technical requirements related to performance programming
  • Execution of agreements for designer contracts
  • Management and supervision of design process including identifying and hiring of designers

 

Qualifications

  • Late career student or recent college graduate
  • Interest in production management, stage management or general management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other typical office software

 

Time Commitment

  • 15-20 hours per week
  • Minimum four month commitment corresponding to the typical academic calendar (Sep-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun, Jun-Aug)
  • Specific dates may be adapted to meet the needs of the Joffrey and the qualified candidate

 

Applicable Physical Capabilities

  • General mobility in office areas
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs
  • Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment

 

For consideration submit cover letter and resume to HR [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Social Media Intern

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. 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 Associate with implementing a social media strategy to increase visibility and traffic in relation to performances, special events and the Joffrey Academy

  • 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

 

The Social Media Intern is a part-time, unpaid position.

Please send resume and cover letter to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

 

Summer Chaperone, Joffrey Academy

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperones will assist with all aspects of student life for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet Los Angeles Summer Dance Intensive in California. Chaperones are primarily responsible for surpervising young dance students ages 9-21+ who are participating in Joffrey Academy summer intensive programs and living in the housing facilities throughout the duration of the program. Chaperones work closely with the Academy Managing Director, Joffrey Faculty, and the Joffrey Academy administrative staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a group of 8-30 students, and be responsible for the well-being of the students ensuring the safe and smooth operation of the program and its activities.
  • Supervise and support students' day-to-day needs and activities.
  • Enforce Joffrey Academy and  Roosevelt University rules and regulations.
  • Plan and organize activities with core group of students (5-12 students/chaperone).
  • Accompany students to and from studio and dorms each day. Supervise hallways, dorms, studios, and common areas on-site at the Joffrey Tower and any studio locations used by the Joffrey Academy to ensure student safety and timeliness.
  • Communicate with students, parents, Academy staff, and other chaperones regarding schedules, attendance, program, and dorm information.
  • Monitor dancers' conduct and behavior and report any problems or concerns to the Managing Director.
  • Supervise and support activities during weekends and evenings, including taking students on public transportation, waling around the city/campus, going to performances, leading group activities in the dorms, etc.
  • Work with other chaperones as a team environment. 
  • Maintain positive and supportive attitude to promote fun and safety in Long Beach and in the Joffrey Summer Intensives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE: Interested candidates should be mature, responsible individuals, preferably with prior Resident Assistant, Camp Counselor, or teaching experience. Dance experience is not required, but an interest in the performing arts is a plus. Experience interacting with students and parents and ability to manage multiple activities in a pressured environment. Chaperones must be at least 19 years old at the start of the program. Chaperones cannot be students enrolled in the 2015 Joffrey Academy summer intensive programs, but may take dance classes if time allows and chaperone is approved by Artistic Academy Directors.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITY:

  • Must be able to physically assist an injured student, which may include lifting and/or supporting their weight (minumum weight lifting requirement: 40 lbs.).
  • Must be able to assist students to climb/descend stairs if normal exit routes become unavailable, such as in an emergency.
  • Operate an automobile.

COMPENSATION: $350 per week fee will be paid bi-weekly. Chaperones must live in the Roosevelt Dorm Housing arranged by the Joffrey Academy. Meals will be provided as follows: breakfast, lunch, dinner Monday-Friday; brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. Transportation to and from Chicago, and outside of Joffrey Ballet weekend  is not provided.

SCHEDULE: Joffrey Academy Chaperones are temporary full-time employees, and must be available 24 hours per day for teh duration of the program. Chaperones cannot have any other commitments such as classes, part-time positions, etc. Chaperones must live in the housing facility with the students and supervise them at all times when the students are not in class. Chaperones are allowed one day off each week, which is always on a weekday. Time off schedule will be assigned prior to the start of the program. Evenings and weekends are occupied with supervision of the students. Exact schedules may vary.

 

To apply, please submit a Chaperone Application, as well as a resume and cover letter, by April 1, 2015 to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org with the subject line: Summer Intensive Chaperone.

Or mail to:

Summer Intensive Chaperone

The Joffrey Academy of Dance

10 E. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL 60601

 

SECURITY BACKGROUD CHECK: Required

DATE AVAILABILITY: Chaperones must be available June12 - July 18, 2015. Chaperones may not have prior commitments such as classes, part-time jobs, or other conflicts during the program weeks. Additional Chaperone positions are also available from July 18 - August 8, 2015.

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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.