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: Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development
Department: Development
Last Revision Date: July 6, 2015
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
General Description: Acts as assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development and facilitates the day to day operations of the Development Department.
Specific Responsibilities:
For the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development:
  • Manages the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development’s calendar and travel.
  • Manages the Development Department’s master calendar.
  • Codes and reconciles monthly expenses for the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Development, and Development Department at large.
  • Sorts mail for Development Department. Handles outgoing mail for the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.
  • Manages campaign and board contribution tracking reports.
  • Handles all ticket requests for the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Development and their guests during performance seasons.
  • Tracks comp time and other staffing needs, especially during performance seasons.
  • Coordinates auction donations to other non-profit organizations and the fulfillment of these donations during performance seasons as requested by Trustees or other VIPs.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for general development inquiries and the development liaison between departments.
  • Coordinates special projects between departments.
  • Provides phone coverage for ABT’s Reception desk as necessary.


For ABT’s Board of Trustees:

  • Responsible for written communications to Trustees, including acknowledgment letters for contributions, solicitation letters, invoices for Trustee dues, and invitations for cultivation events.
  • Serves as Secretary for the Board of Trustees’ Development and Nominating Committees. Responsibilities include preparing materials, taking minutes, and coordinating follow-up actions for Committee members.
  • Coordinates cultivation events including dinners, cocktail parties, backstage tours, etc. for Board, VIPs, the Chief Advancement Officer, and Director of Development, especially during performance seasons and often in coordination with other staff.
  • Maintains Playbill listings and other crediting protocols for Trustees, Honorary Trustees, and former Trustees.
  • Works closely with Board Liaison in CEO’s office on Trustees’ ticket orders.


This position requires weekend and frequent evening work during NYC performance seasons.

Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree is required with and 1-3 years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable
  • Experience working with high net worth individuals preferred
  • Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • Must be an adept problem solver and multi-tasker
  • Must act with discretion and respect confidentiality
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours when required
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Chief Advancement Officer
Director of Development
To apply: To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample with the subject line of “Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development” to jobs@abt.org. Salary requirements must be included. No phone calls, please.


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.