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:

  • Staff Accountant

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Summer Intern
  • Academy Summer Intern- Video
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Summer Intern
  • Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperone
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant is responsible for treasury management, month-end close, postings to general ledger, inputting monthly journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, miscellaneous financial reports as requested, and providing back-up for other functions within the Finance Department. 

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; oversee daily cash management, maintain bank accounts and act as a liaison between The Joffrey Ballet and financial institutions, prepare and file pre and post production reports, record all payroll activity in Financial Edge and perform quarterly payroll reconciliations and analysis of fees, taxes, etc., record all cash transactions, record account transfers, bank fees and electronic payments, assist with preparations for annual audit and form 990 and provide support during audit fieldwork.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred. Minimum of 2 years as a Staff or Treasury Accountant, preferably with a nonprofit organization.  Experience with gathering and evaluating financial information and making accountable recommendations to senior leadership. Experience in inputting and processing journal entries in a computerized accounting system, as well as a solid understanding of general accounting principles. . Ability to analyze and reconcile balance sheet accounts and bank statements. Excellent computer and superb Microsoft Excel skills required.  Must be professional, analytical, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Blackbaud Financial Edge, Tessitura and treasury experience preferred. Background and credit check required. Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.


WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume 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, 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 resume, cover letter, salary history, and two letters of recommendations to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Academy Summer Intern

The Academy Intern is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and organizing information related to the Joffrey Academy of Dance.  Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; compile and analyze information related to the Joffrey Academy of Dance, organize and maintain costume inventory, completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and mailing information, provide aid before and during dance performances and assist with check in and distribution of items to Academy students. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Strong analytical and research skills desired. An active and energetic mind and demeanor. 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 performances and auditions.


TO APPLY:

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

 

 

Academy Summer Intern- Video

The Academy Video Intern is responsible for compiling, archiving, and organizing information related to Production in the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; create video archival database from Academy performances, create digital copies of Academy performances for our video server using VidCoder or other program, maintain inventory process and assist with organizing, cleaning, managing costumes during Academy productions. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.

 

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

 

SCHEDULE:
16-24 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to performances and auditions.
 

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

Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member

The Community Engagement Teaching Artist reports directly to the Director of Community Engagement and is responsible for planning, implementation, and instruction of educational programs in accordance with the syllabi established by the CE staff.  The CE Teaching Artists must work closely with CE staff as well as teachers and coordinators at the schools or organizations where the programs are taking place.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to;  read, understand and properly deliver material from a syllabus, instruct students in a manner that is interesting and keeps them engaged throughout the class , maintain constant and clear communication with the teachers or coordinators at the school or organization where the program is being facilitated, maintain constant and clear communication with CE staff to ensure they are always aware of how the program is running and able to assist if necessary, complete forms and paperwork in a thorough and timely fashion according to set deadlines, attend meetings and workshops to complete the training required for teaching various syllabi, prepare materials in advance of classes for distributing to students, travel and arrive on time at various locations throughout Chicago where programs are held, use e-mail as needed from personal computer.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Professional dance experience required, undergraduate degree recommended.  Must have 3-5 years of performance, coaching and teaching experience in the area of dance.  In addition to choreographic and improvisational skills, must have extensive knowledge of a variety of dance styles.  Must have experience in working with children in a public school setting.  Strong communication, presentation and group management skills are recommended.  Strong organizational skills and computer skills, and excellent writing and oral skills are recommended.  Should be able to think quickly and creatively and adapt to new situations in a fast-paced environment.


TO APPLY: 

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

Development Summer Intern

The Development Intern is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and organizing information related to the Development department. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; 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 and be responsible for completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and mailing information. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills are 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:

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

Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperone

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.

 

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; 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 housing program and its activities, supervise and support students, and oversee activities during weekends and evenings, enforce Joffrey Academy and Housing rules and regulations, plan and organize activities with core group of students, accompany students to and from studio and dorms each day, supervise hallways, studios, and common areas on-site at the Joffrey Tower and any Studio Locations used by the Joffrey Academy, 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 Head Chaperone and Academy Director and chaperone weekend activities, including taking students on public transportation, walking around the city, going to performances, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 
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. Interested candidate should have 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 2017 Joffrey Academy Summer Intensive Programs, but may take dance classes if time allows and chaperone is approved by the Academy Artistic Team. Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is required

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to physically assist an injured student which may include lifting and/or supporting their weight (minimum weight lifting requirement: 40 lbs), 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 Dormitory 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 activities is not provided.

 

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:
Please submit a Chaperone Application as well as a resume and cover letter, by March 15, 2018 to: hr [at] joffrey [dot] org – subject line Summer Intensive Chaperone

 

 

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 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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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:

  • Staff Accountant

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Summer Intern
  • Academy Summer Intern- Video
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Development Summer Intern
  • Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperone
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.