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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: Bursar/Payroll Specialist
Department: Finance
Last Revision Date: January 11, 2016
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:

American Ballet Theatre seeks a Bursar/Payroll Specialist to join its Finance team. Reporting to the Controller, this full-time, salaried position helps administer ABT's growing training programs and assist with finance and payroll tasks.

American Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope, and outreach. In 2006, ABT was designated “America’s National Ballet Company”®.

With a repertory of the great full-length classical ballets and contemporary one-act ballets, ABT’s performance season includes an eight-week Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House and a Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater. ABT also performs extensive touring in the US and abroad. ABT has a robust Education program which includes the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School at ABT; Summer Intensive programs across the US and ABT National Training Curriculum, a training program for dance educators.

Ideal candidates have relevant experience as a Bursar and/or ADP Payroll Specialist and a strong interest in the performing arts.

Specific Responsibilities:
I. Payroll
  1. Under supervision of the Payroll and Benefits Manager, perform payroll functions for ABT’s Education programs including; the JKO School, National Training Curriculum, and Summer Intensive programs. Work with Education program managers to ensure accuracy of payroll; communicate with Education staff members on their payroll questions. Form weekly schedules and calculate JKO School payroll.
  2. Assist and process semi-monthly payroll for ABT’s Staff payroll.
  3. Enter all payroll journal entries into Financial Edge.
  4. Input new hires, personnel changes including wage garnishments, and maintain current W-4 and I-9 forms
  5. Respond to outside inquiries from state agencies requiring payroll information
  6. Assist in preparing invoices and reports for payment to various vendors
II. The JKO School
  1. Process tuition payments (NetCommunity and BlackBaud Merchant Services)
  2. Prepare tuition payment reports
  3. Allocate tuition income to appropriate account, project, and fiscal year.
  4. Reconcile tuition accounts at the end of each term
  5. Interact with parents on tuition payment schedules and other payment-related questions.


Position Qualifications:


  • Relevant experience as a Bursar (Accounts Receivable) and/or ADP Payroll Specialist
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud’s Education Edge and/or Financial Edge (preferred)
  • Familiarity with ADP payroll system
  • Fluency in Microsoft Suite and familiar with database concepts

Ability To:

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and high standards, including quality customer service to ABT’s constituents (staff, artists, students’ parents, vendors, etc).
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Utilize excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Display confidence in using technology.
  • Pay acute attention to detail.
  • Prioritize and organize work to effectively balance multiple assignments, set priorities and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Work independently as well as a strong team player.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Controller
To apply:

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

American Ballet Theatre offers a competitive salary and medical, dental, and disability benefits, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan. Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to ABT performances and events, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.


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.