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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: Press Assistant
Department: Press and Public Relations
Last Revision Date: August 7, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
General Description:
American Ballet Theatre is seeking a full-time Press Assistant to support its fast-paced press office. The Press Assistant reports to the Director of Press and Public Relations and performs a wide variety of assignments in ABT's New York offices and at some tour venues. Candidate must possess excellent writing skills, be comfortable working on a team and collaborating inter-departmentally, and be able to work evening and weekend hours when needed.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating interviews with ABT’s artists, artistic and executive staff
  • Writing press releases in conjunction with Director of Press
  • Maintaining ABT photo database
  • Researching and writing copy for internal and external publications including ABT’s On Point newsletter, copy for Playbill, special publications for the fundraising or education departments
  • Writing general letters of inquiry to media outlets
  • Answering telephone and electronic inquiries sent by members of the press
  • Assisting at and arranging photo shoots when necessary
  • Organizing and arranging publicity files
  • Assisting tour venue publicity needs and acting as Company liaison at tour venues
  • Covering and attending performances in New York
  • Assisting and generating content for ABT’s social media platforms
  • Coordinating with outside PR firms
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of experience in a public relations or media environment.
  • Knowledge of Word, Photoshop, Excel
  • Knowledge of electronic communications and Social Media platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Press and Public Relations

Applications and Inquiries:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@abt.org with "Press Assistant" in the subject line. Please do not call. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.


Classification: Telefunding Representative
Department: Development/Membership
Last Revision Date: April 10, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
We looking for part-time representatives to work with our telefundraising vendor for American Ballet Theatre's 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  212-279-5137 or send a resume to JRoot@dcmtm.com.


American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.