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Jobs At ABT
Are you interested in working for a vital and thriving arts organization? American Ballet Theatre often has exciting job openings for experienced arts professionals, as well as entry level positions for enthusiastic first-time employees. Please look below for the exciting employment opportunities available at ABT. Remember, this page is updated as openings become available, so keep checking back.


Classification: Database Manager
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: May 10, 2016
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:

The Database Manager maintains and manages American Ballet Theatre's Development database system on Raisers Edge and helps staff best utilize the fundraising systems in support of department-wide goals and functions. Primary responsibilities include but are not restricted to: the maintenance, management and integrity of the database; developing new functionality and business rules to enhance the use of the donor data; large data imports; the production of all financial reporting for the Development department; oversight for the processing of gifts and generating donor lists; and, training new users.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Database Management
    • Oversee all aspects of the Raiser's Edge database including timely and accurate data entry, NCOA and phone append updates, coding, and overall database credibility and maintenance.
    • Recommend and provide leadership support on data cleanup efforts that will eliminate errors and make processes more efficient as well as maintain gift entry system and add appeals and packages when needed.
    • Import donor/prospect subscription/single ticket data from touring engagements and all special event, telefunding and direct mail solicitation codes.
    • Provide support to department staff by creating advanced queries/exports.
    • Process and batch gifts when necessary.
  • Reporting/Financial Management
    • Produce weekly and monthly reports for Finance and Chief Advancement Officer on income, cash flow and expenses. Update membership report and appeal analysis at the close of every month.
    • Oversee monthly reconciliation with Development Assistant and Finance.
    • Create other ad hoc reports as requested by staff.
  • Direct Mail
    • Create queries/exports and segment mailing lists related to all fundraising activities which include direct mail appeals, event invitations, two telefunding campaigns, and various other mailing lists. Import appeals and packages into donor records to track response rates.
    • Direct, organize, and manage proofreading of donor Playbill listings.
  • Training
    • Develop and update training information for database operations and lead training of all staff and interns.
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Maintain working relationships with Finance and Marketing and collaborate on projects as needed.
    • Participate in development run Membership and Special Events as a representative of the Development team, as necessary.
    • Fulfill other tasks assigned by the Director of Membership.
Position Qualifications:

Expertise in Raiser's Edge or similar donor database and proficiency in Excel is required, and working knowledge of Crystal Reports is preferred. Highly developed understanding of database operations; expertise in queries, importing/exporting and reporting functions. Problem-solver and strategic thinker with the ability to organize, streamline and implement processes and procedures. Bachelor's degree and three to five years of professional experience is required. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks to meet assigned deadlines. The successful candidate will be willing to work evening and weekend hours on occasion.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership
To apply: To apply, please email cover letter, salary requirements and resume to jobs@abt.org. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


Do you want to share your love for the ballet and enjoy speaking on the phone? ABT seeks phone representatives to work with our telemarketing vendor to sell subscriptions to our upcoming 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. Each telemarketer is required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Weekday afternoon/evening and weekend shifts are available. Base salary plus commission. Training provided. Call ABT's telemarketing center at 212.564.5396.


Classification: Telefunding Representative
Department: Development/Membership
Last Revision Date: September 14, 2011
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
We looking for part-time representatives to work with our telefundraising vendor for American Ballet Theatre’s fall fundraising campaign. We're looking for reliable, articulate representatives to generate support for ABT's membership programs. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Evening and weekend shifts available. Flexible scheduling, friendly work environment, and the opportunity to help support America’s National Ballet Company®. Hourly base pay plus commission.
Position Qualifications:
Telephone skills and light computer skills are necessary. Sales or fundraising experience, knowledge of classical ballet, and/or appreciation for the arts is a plus.

Applications and Inquiries: Please leave a message at 212-477-3030, ext.1190 or send a resume to membermgr@abt.org


American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.