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

 

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

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Academy Director

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


The Academy Director works as a thought leader and directs the strategic planning for The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and its related program growth and development. This position works collaboratively with staff and board to establish, plan, lead and implement the Joffrey’s long-term goals and objectives in the Academy and other related programming initiatives, including school/youth/adult/family programs, teacher training, and ballet training of the highest caliber. The Academy Director represents the Joffrey Academy internally and externally in areas of dance training, program partnerships, philanthropic outreach and arts advocacy. 

Key qualifications will include an understanding of the key drivers of success, including strong team management skills, positive constituent relationships, including with Joffrey students and their families; Joffrey board members and Academy committee members; external partners and funders. This position works collaboratively with various departments within the organization to achieve strategic objectives, including Marketing, Development, Community Engagement and the Company.  

 

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

Assistant Director of Grants and Partnerships

Development

The Assistant Director of Grants and Partnerships reports to the Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships and is responsible for raising funds with a focus on corporate, foundation, and government funders and prospects. This includes managing the production of proposals, grants, reports and stewardship, while meeting all deadlines. This position works closely with the development team, senior leadership, Board Directors, and executives to effectively communicate, build relationships, and solicit support of the Joffrey.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage grant and sponsorship calendars; coordinate and communicate with senior leadership and volunteers to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Prepare grant proposals, solicitations, letters of intent, invoices and reports in accordance with funder and Joffrey standards.
  • Ensure that donor and sponsor recognition and benefits are delivered as promised.
  • Staff senior leaders and volunteers for meetings and communications with current and prospective funders.
  • Conduct research to identify new grant and sponsorship opportunities, match with Joffrey programs and initiatives, and prepare donor profiles.
  • Maintain accurate donor contact information, solicitation and stewardship plans in Tessitura.
  • Maintain library of materials to be submitted with proposals and reports (i.e. articles, budgets, Board list, etc.)
  • Prepare personalized acknowledgement letters for signature by Chief Development Officer, President & CEO, and volunteer leaders.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual development plan and budget with goals and strategies for grants and sponsorships.
  • 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 fund raising goals.

  

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and cover letter 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

Academy Receptionist/ Facilities Coordinator

Dual Position (Part-Time)


MAJOR RECEPTIONIST ACCOUNTABILITIES

While working as the Academy Receptionist, primarily responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Academy front desk on a daily basis. Responsibilities for this part-time, hourly position include managing the regular activity in the Exelon Education Center to ensure students and families are well-informed, being the first point of contact for the Academy, and assisting with special projects to support the administration of successful programs in the Academy.

The Academy Receptionist works 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.

 

MAJOR FACILITIES COORDINATOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

While working as the Facilities Coordinator, report directly to the Director of Facility Operations and interface with all staff members and departments on facility and operational needs, particularly with the Receptionist. The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for the general coordination of maintenance of the offices and studios both during and outside of regular business hours.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: Approximately 10-30 hours per week primarily weeknight evenings and weekends, with occasional weekday vacation coverage.

 

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and cover letter 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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Marketing Intern

The marketing team is seeking an intern to support and assist the department on various projects. Some duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and file print advertisements, press clippings and marketing collateral archives
  • Assist with distribution of marketing collateral
  • Assist with website updates: adding news items, photo galleries, and additional information
  • Assist with creating and printing casting inserts
  • Assist with developing original copy and strategy for social media platforms
  • Interpret social media analytic data and create monthly reports
  • Assist with merchandise inventory and sales reports
  • Conduct research for season information about ballets, choreographers and composers
  • Research industry market trends
  • Assist with a wide array of day to day operations and marketing duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

A smart entry-level candidate who is driven, curious, self-motivated, analytical and detail oriented, a strong writer, and possesses interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.  Understanding of digital media platforms and highly computer literate. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion and equity. An undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, marketing or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.   


WORK SCHEDULE:

A minimum of 16 hours per week, exact schedule is open for discussion. 


APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

General mobility in office areas.  Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

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

Artistic and Production Intern

The Artistic and Production Intern is responsible for compiling, archiving, and organizing information related to Artistic and Production duties in the Artistic department and assisting with miscellaneous projects as needed.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and distribute tour and travel arrangements.
  • Assist with creating wellness schedules, including physical therapy and doctor clinics.
  • Support the Company Manager with preparing Artistic documents and calendars for future seasons.
  • Responsible for completing tasks related to organizing, labeling, filing, and other administrative duties, which may be at Joffrey Tower or the local performance venue.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Company Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials is required with a focus on arts administration is preferred. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required, with demonstrated working ability in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Basic knowledge of dance is preferred. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.


WORK SCHEDULE:

8-12 hours per week during normal Artistic office hours of 9:30 – 6:30pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to performances and auditions. 


APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

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

 

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

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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:

Part-Time Positions:

Internships:


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