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:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Director of Production


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Intern - Video and Costumes
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Summer Chaperone
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and the Chief Marketing Officer.  Duties performed are scheduling and coordination of meetings, filing, financial record keeping, and working on special projects.  Also, answers correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information.  Deals with a diverse group of important callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree preferred.Two years of administrative experience in a nonprofit or hospitality setting, preferred. Must be extremely organized, professional, detail orientated, able to multitask, show initiative, be flexible, and have excellent communication skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel. Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

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

 

TO APPLY:

 

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

Director of Production


The Director of Production must have an interest in collaborating with a variety of artists and playing an active part in the creative process. The Director of Production works closely with the Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Operations to coordinate and supervise all aspects of the production department including the needs for all performances (and events as needed), create budgets and plan for the future, scheduling, and staffing. S/he must have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication and personnel management skills; work with people of varying backgrounds and experience levels; be extremely organized and work in a timely manner; gather/analyze information skillfully; be able to develop, work within and report on approved budgets; manage multiple projects; respond quickly to any new developments; and possess a sense of humor. 

 

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; creating detailed production schedules, scheduling/leading meetings to plan productions and tours, obtain and review bids, drafting stage layout, ensure equipment rental and supervise load in and out, create and manage production budget, create weekly payroll, oversee the organization and maintenance of scenic and wardrobe, plan and oversee building of sets, costumes and props and oversee hiring of production staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: 
Undergraduate degree preferred (not required, but job experience as a technical director, production manager, or production supervisor a must).  7-8 years of theatrical production management or stage management experience at a professional level, ballet preferred (but not required).  Should have national and international touring experience, shown a willingness to take initiative; demonstrated leadership qualities and problem solving skills; be familiar with working with various union contracts; possess strong computer skills (MS Office 360, Vectorworks and 3D drafting capabilities).  Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is required.

 

SCHEDULE:
Cyclical working hours depending on season. Touring requires long days and may involve driving. Work schedule will fluctuate to coincide with crew and performance hours. Includes evening and weekend hours.

 

TO APPLY:

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

Academy Intern - Video and Costumes

 

This internship is responsible for compiling, archiving, and organizing information related to Production in the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Responsibilities include create video archival database from Academy performances, create digital copies of Academy performances for our video server using VidCoder or other program, update costume inventory lists, create and maintain costume inventory process – include photos, quantities, locations, assist with organizing, cleaning, managing costumes during Academy productions and other projects or duties as assigned by the Academy.

 

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 

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.

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.

 

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 housing program and its activities. 
  • Supervise and support students, and oversee activities during weekends and evenings. 
  • Enforce Joffrey Academy and Roosevelt Housing rules and regulations.
  • Plan and organize activities with core group of students (8-13 students/chaperone).
  • 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 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 Head Chaperone and Managing Director.
  • Chaperone weekend activities, including taking students on public transportation, walking around the city, going to performances, etc.
  • Work with other chaperones in a team environment.
  • Maintain positive and supportive attitude to promote fun and safety in Chicago 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. 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.

 

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITY

  • Must be able to physically assist an injured student which may include lifting and/or supporting their weight (minimum 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 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, 2017 to: hr [at] joffrey [dot] org – subject line Summer Intensive Chaperone.

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

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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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:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Director of Production


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Intern - Video and Costumes
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Summer Chaperone
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.