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:

  • Executive Assistant


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Special Events Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is responsible for coordinating the Executive Director’s calendar and scheduling on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, as well as assisting in maintaining the Executive Director’s social calendar as it pertains to business engagements. This individual will work closely with the Board and Committees Manager, primarily with communications and board events. The Executive Assistant will also coordinate correspondence, inter-departmental meetings, expenses and ticketing as it pertains to the Executive Director. Some evening and weekend work is required as performances and events occur.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate degree required. Knowledge with non-profit fundraising models and database policies and procedures is preferred. Proficiency and technical expertise with Microsoft Office is required and Tessitura is preferred. Candidate must possess excellent written and oral communications, ability to manage multiple projects, strong presentation and organization skills, keen attention to detail, ability to anticipate others’ needs, sense of humor, and enjoy being part of a team. Has a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

SCHEDULE:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, with additional hours as required for special events, meetings, some performances.

 

TO APPLY:

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

 

 

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 Intern

The Development Intern will conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries, maintain and update donor files and other Development materials, assist with updating donor database, draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals, be responsible for completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and mailing information, and provide additional Development staff support at special events and meetings, as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Interest in the arts and committee experience is preferred. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

SCHEDULE:
20-30 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to events and meetings.

 

TO APPLY:

 

Submit cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org

Human Resources Intern

The HR Intern will assist with full cycle recruiting including; posting available positions, reviewing resumes, and coordinating interviews, prepare information for the onboarding process, assist with employee benefits open enrollment, compile reports for the Affordable Care Act and other required data, and review and organize various Human Resources files and other administrative duties.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Strong analytical skills desired. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

SCHEDULE:
10-20 hours per week during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

TO APPLY:

 

Submit cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org

Marketing Intern

The Marketing Intern is responsible for archiving and filing ads, print collateral, and other media, updating content on website and for other communications, such as dancer bios, fact checking and general research for content related to the Joffrey, maintaining inventory, displays, creating reports and updating the website for the Joffrey store, responsible for completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and mailing information, providing additional marketing staff support at special events and performances, and assist with social media campaigns and engagement as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications along with an interest in the arts is preferred. Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills. Able to work well independently, collaboratively and enthusiastically to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office, internet and social media platforms.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

SCHEDULE:
15-20 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. Additional hours as required.

 

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

Season Ticket Sales Agent

We are building a staff of amitious, energetic telephone sales agents to sell season ticket packages for The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-2017 season. The team makes outbound calls to Joffrey patrons with the goal of increasing the Joffrey's subscription base. Do you easily make conversation? Have non-profit experience? Let us know why you'd be the next sales star for The Joffrey Ballet!

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • An appreciation of the arts is preferred (complimentary tickets available to all staff).
  • Immediate start. Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
  • Flexible schedule is perfect for graduate students, actors, and artists of all kinds.
  • Friendly environment, conveniently located in downtown Chicago.


TO APPLY:

Please address resume to The Joffrey Ballet and send to priorityseating [at] joffrey [dot] org.

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Social Media Intern

This internship will assist the Marketing Manager with implementing a social media strategy to increase visibility and traffic in relation to performance, special events, and the organization as a whole, help develop and implement social media campaigns and day-to-day engagement on current platforms, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., help develop and maintain a presence on other platforms including but not limited to: LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. 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 website content and resize images for posting on website, social media platforms.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications along with an interest in the arts is preferred. Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills. Able to work well independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office and all social media platforms.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

SCHEDULE:
15-20 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. Additional hours as required.

 

TO APPLY:

 

Submit cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org

Special Events Intern

In our Development department, the Special Events Intern will assist with planning and executing donor events and other activities by preparing and printing packets, badges, etc, assist with preparations for Women’s Board meetings and events, draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals, maintain donor files and other Development materials, conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets, and industries, assist with updating donor database, be responsible for completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and mailing information and provide additional Development staff support at special events and meetings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Interest in the arts and committee experience is preferred. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

SCHEDULE:
20-30 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to events and meetings.

TO APPLY:

 

Submit cover letter and resume 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:

  • Executive Assistant


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Intern
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Special Events Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.