ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Daniil Simkin in Everything Doesn't Happen at Once.
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Available Internships - Fall 2015
 
ABT is proud to offer unique educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout our organization. Please look below for the exciting internship opportunities currently available. This page is updated regularly as internships become available.


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Intern, Artistic Department
Artistic
7/13/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Artistic Administrator and Rehearsal Coordinator of ABT’s Artistic Department.

  • Assist Rehearsal Coordinator in publishing and distributing the daily rehearsal schedule
  • Record daily rehearsal schedule into the Master Schedule and compile and analyze rehearsal hours for each ballet
  • Record daily dancer absences
  • Calculate daily projected overtime and report to Artistic Administrator
  • Calculate dancer and pianist overtime submitted and report to Assistant to the Artistic Dept.
  • Assist the Rehearsal Coordinator in updating the Basic Casting for each ballet and distribute to the ballet masters
  • Assist in notifying all personnel concerned (dancers, ballet staff, pianists) of any amendments to the published and posted schedule
  • Assist with updating ABT dancer alumni records
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be organized, have attention to detail and strong analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Work and Excel required. Interest in and knowledge of dance/ballet, and an understanding of the creative process.

Intern should be available for most of the following dates and times:

At ABT Offices -
Week of Aug. 31 – 1 or 2 days (Mon, Tue, Wed or Thu) for several hours in the afternoon
Weeks of Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Tuesdays through Saturdays 4:30-7:30
Week of Oct. 5 – Monday through Wednesday 4:30-7:30
Week of Oct. 12 – Tuesday through Saturday 4:30-7:30

At David H. Koch Theater –
Weeks of Oct. 19 & 26 – Tuesdays through Saturdays 4:30-7:30

At ABT Offices -
Week of November 30 – Tuesday through Saturday 4:30-7:30
Weeks of December 7 & 14 – TBD

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Artistic Administrator
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Department of Education and Training
Education and Training
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is responsible for assisting the entire Department of Educational and Training.

  • Assist Associate Director of Education and Training in the organization and execution of ABT’s outreach programs
  • Assist in the preparation of Fall Young People’s Ballet Workshop program
  • Manage dance shoe inventory and sales for students
  • Assist with the maintenance of Educational Outreach database
  • Organize schedules and general communication between patrons
  • Assist in archival of department audio and video
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work well with children. Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter. A strong dance background is recommended, as well as an interest in the Administrative aspects of Family Programming.

Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week. Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, JKO School
Education and Training
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Manager and Associate of the ABT JKO School in special projects related to the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, including ABT Studio Company, Pre-Professional Division and Children's Division.

  • Chaperone and escort Children’s Division students to and from studios for daily classes
  • Assist ABT JKO School Assistant with JKO School Uniform Inventory and Sales
  • Assist ABT JKO School Assistant in recording of student absences
  • Assist with, organize, and manage ABT Studio Company and ABT JKO School wardrobe/ costumes
  • Assist with ABT Studio Company or ABT JKO School performances and departmental events as necessary
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Update JKO School student profiles through Education Edge
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials for families and faculty
  • Assist in the maintenance and set-up of studios for daily classes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Manager, and Assistant of the ABT JKO School
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal/ customer service skills and work well with children and teenagers.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, have ability to work well in a pressured environment and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in the administrative aspects of running a school. Must be available on Saturday mornings.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Knowledge of dance and performing arts required. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Experience with Filemaker Pro a plus.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT JKO School Director
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, National Training Curriculum
Education and Training
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the National Training Curriculum Coordinator in organizing ABT's National Training Curriculum (NTC) Teacher Training Sessions and Affiliate Examinations.
  • Help organize details related to upcoming teacher trainings and examinations
  • Attend and assist in the teacher trainings
  • Help manage NTC boutique sales
  • Research and update mailing lists for marketing
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist National Training Curriculum Coordinator as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be organized, have attention to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in the Administrative aspects of running a training program.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: National Training Curriculum Manager
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Major Gifts
Development
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Major Gifts division within Development.
  • Assist Associate Director of Major Gifts and Major Gifts Associate with administrative duties and prospective projects
  • Assist in processing gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in creating and processing mailings
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Organize and maintain accurate records for files, Raiser’s Edge, and Playbill
  • Assist in researching current and prospective donors
  • Assist in processing donor ticketing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, on a select basis as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Must be college student or recent graduate, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Excel.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.  Internship may be extended for additional months.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Major Gifts
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.



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Intern, Membership
Development
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting with all facets of the Membership Department operations and also participates in all department fundraising events and activities.
  • Work with Patron Ticketing Associate on projects related to the purchase of ABT subscriptions/performance tickets through Golden Circle and ABT Partners ticket service.
  • Work with Membership Associate to process membership renewal gifts in Raiser’s Edge, generate acknowledgement letters, and update membership records accordingly.
  • Work with Director of Membership to research current members for upgrades, new members, special incentives, and benefits.
  • Work with Member Events Coordinator to assist with planning and execution of member events including studio visits, receptions, and special lectures, among others.
  • Perform other research projects and duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:

This position is available to students in at least their Junior-level year of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate-level students.  Students must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Excel, and familiarity with databases preferred but not required. This internship will provide a great opportunity to experience how a Membership and Development Department runs in a successful non-profit organization. Students seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply. 

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership
Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Membership Associates and
Member Events Coordinator
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


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Intern, Special Events
Development
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Special Events Department in all areas of event planning
  • Process Special Events income and maintain event order records
  • Produce Special Events acknowledgements
  • Process Events invoices and track Events expenses
  • Manage and coordinate event invitation mailings with mail house; secure volunteer assistance for in-house mailings with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Format and edit mailing labels, envelopes, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies (letterhead, brochures, invitations, stamps etc) for Events department; responsible for ordering new materials as required
  • Coordinate gift bags for all events including securing product, transportation of materials, and production and distribution of gift bags at each event
  • Manage distribution of departmental mail; update contact information for returned mail
  • Oversee all departmental filing
  • Assist in designing all in-house event materials such as menu cards, dinner programs
  • Draft event descriptions for ABT website and update all events web pages
  • Serve as primary contact for patron event inquiries
  • Staff all special events
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must be extremely organized, attentive to detail, able to work on multiple projects, and meet strict deadlines.  Must have excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills.  Must have strong interest in non-profit industry; knowledge of dance and /or the performing arts preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with Photoshop and Raisers Edge desired but not essential. 

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week (hours are flexible). Academic credit can be arranged.  Attendance at all events is required.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Manager of Special Events
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.


Classification:
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Intern, Institutional Support
Development
6/17/15
Part-time/Intern
General Description:
This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Institutional Support division within Development.
  • Assist Manager of Institutional Support in preparing proposals and submitting applications for funding
  • Assist in processing gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in preparing Institutional Support mailings
  • Help organize and maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge, and Playbill
  • Assist in researching prospective funding opportunities
  • Assist in benefit fulfillment for corporate sponsors
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist in maintaining department filing
  • Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, on a select basis as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Bachelor’s degree preferred, must be at least a junior in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred. 

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Manager of Institutional Support
To apply: Please follow the Application Process on the
previous page.