Herman Cornejo in Seven Sonatas.
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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,
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Classification: Classroom Assistant, ABT JKO School
Department: Education and Training
Last Revision Date: October 28, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:

The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy School is looking for class assistants for our Children's Division classes on Saturdays.

The ABT JKO School Children's Division is a ballet program for children ages 3-14 that promotes discipline and creativity while encouraging each child to reach his or her highest potential. Classes focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.

Class assistants are primarily placed in Pre-Primary and Primary Level classes (ages 3-8), however, additional classes may be assigned as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

Assistants are responsible for the following:

  • Assist the faculty in the studio by:
    • Taking attendance
    • Demonstrating classroom exercises
    • Keeping order in the classroom
  • Assist in taking students to and from their classes, as well as in the transition between classes
  • Assist with uniform sales, as necessary
  • Assist at Children's Division rehearsals, performances and demonstrations
  • Substitute teaching as necessary when full-time faculty is unavailable (at the discretion of the Director of the Children’s Division and National Training Curriculum Director)
  • Assist Director of Children’s Division, ABT JKO School Director, Children’s Division Manager, and ABT JKO School Assistant as needed
  • 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.  Ideal candidate is interested in teaching ballet and the key elements of the ABT National Training Curriculum, and is currently enrolled in a Dance or Dance Education program in the tri-state area.

Assistants who are interested must be able to commit to a schedule of Saturday mornings from 8:30am-1:00pm for the full spring semester (from January through May).  

All assistants will receive a $250 stipend per semester to offset travel expenses.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT JKO School Director
To apply: To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Rebecca Schwartz, ABT JKO School Director, at jkoschool@abt.org.


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.