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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: August 5, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
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 ABT’s Board of Trustees:
  • Responsible for all written communications to Trustees, including acknowledgment letters for contributions, solicitation letters, and invitations for cultivation events.
  • Produces invoices for all Trustee dues and batches contributions in Raiser’s Edge.
  • 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.
  • Maintains prospect list for major gifts and Board, and researches prospects as requested.
  • 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.
  • Produces weekly reports during performance seasons to aid in cultivation efforts.
  • Responsibilities also include event registration and miscellaneous benefit fulfillment.
  • Works closely with Board Liaison in CEO’s office on Trustees’ ticket orders

For the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development:
  • Manages the Development Department's master calendar
  • Manages the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development’s calendar and travel.
  • Codes and reconciles monthly expenses for the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of
  • Development, and Development Department at large.
  • Coordinates auction donations to other non-profit organizations and the fulfillment of these donations during performance seasons as requested by Trustees or other VIPs.
  • Contributes to Development team effort by assisting staff with mass mailings, studio visits, special events, and other related tasks.
  • Sorts mail for Development Department. Handles outgoing mail for the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.
  • Tracks comp time and other staffing needs, especially during performance seasons
  • Provides phone coverage for ABT’s Reception desk as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

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 work on multiple projects
  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • Must be an adept problem solver
  • Must act with discretion and respect confidentiality
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours when required
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Development and Chief Advancement Officer

Applications and Inquiries:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to jobs@abt.org with“Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Development” in the subject line. 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 2014 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 us 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.