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.

 

To learn more about the Joffrey's mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values, click here

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Academy Summer Intensive Chaperones
  • Academy Partnerships & Production Manager

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Receptionist
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent
Internships:
  • none at this time

See position details below. Full job descriptions can be found by visiting our Career Center

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Academy Summer Intensive Chaperones

Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperones will assist with all aspects of student life for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive Programs.


Chaperones are primarily responsible for supervising 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 Head Chaperone, the Academy Director, and the Joffrey Academy administrative staff.


DATE AVAILABILITY: Chaperones must be available June 12 – July 18. 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 19 – August 8.


SCHEDULE: Joffrey Academy Chaperones are temporary independent contractors, and must be available 24 hours per day for the 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: Submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Center by March 1, 2020

Academy Partnerships & Production Manager

The Academy Partnerships and Production Manager is responsible for oversight of all Joffrey Academy productions and schedules. This includes schedules and production for events both at Joffrey Tower and alternate venues. Responsibilities include handling details of the Academy student’s involvement in company's productions and events, managing all Joffrey Academy productions and scheduling, as well as exploring, proposing, and launching new programming for the Academy.


This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Academy Director, working directly with the Academy Artistic Team, and interfacing with the production and artistic staff to coordinate Joffrey Academy students’ involvement in company productions. This position also works closely with the Academy Staff, Faculty, Reception and Facility Director to maintain the Joffrey Academy’s schedules. 

 

TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Center

Academy Receptionist (Part-Time)

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

Academy Receptionists are primarily responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Academy front desk each day. Academy Receptionists manage all activity in the Exelon Education Center to ensure students and families are well-informed. Receptionists are the first point of contact for the Academy, and they assist with special projects to support the administration of successful programs in the Academy.


Academy Receptionists work with the Academy Director and Academy Staff to coordinate reception responsibilities appropriately and enforce policies and procedures that support the most efficient and stable functioning of the Academy. This position works closely with the Academy staff and faculty at The Joffrey Ballet.  


WORK SCHEDULE: Approximately 10-15 hours per week, primarily Saturdays from 7:30am - 5pm, with occasional weekday coverage.  

 

TO APPLY: Submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Center

Academy Part-Time Faculty Member

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is continually seeking talented, experienced 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 your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation through our Career Center

Season Ticket Sales Agent

We are building a staff of ambitious, energetic telephone sales agents to sell season ticket packages for The Joffrey Ballet's 2018-2019 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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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.

 

To learn more about the Joffrey's mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values, click here

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Academy Summer Intensive Chaperones
  • Academy Partnerships & Production Manager

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Receptionist
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent
Internships:
  • none at this time

See position details below. Full job descriptions can be found by visiting our Career Center