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Opportunities at ABT

Opportunities at ABT

As America’s National Ballet Company®, American Ballet Theatre is proud to represent the apex of performing arts, community, and dance education. Our mission is to preserve and expand the worldwide repertoire of ballet by presenting delightful performances, providing the highest quality dance education, and by incorporating programs that augment diversity and inclusion such as the ABT Women’s Movement and Project Plié.

It takes a top-notch team of innovators, problem-solvers, and art enthusiasts to make our mission successful. That’s why we employ the best and brightest minds in the business from seasoned performing arts professionals to recent college graduates. Whether you’re looking for your first job or your next career, joining the ABT family gives you the opportunity to channel your passion, challenge convention, and most importantly, to make an impact in the global performing arts industry.

This page is continually updated with our current available positions. Take a look below to see how you can get involved today!

Jobs at ABT

Are you interested in working for a vital and thriving arts organization? American Ballet Theatre has exciting job opportunities for experienced arts professionals as well as enthusiastic first-time employees. If you’re ready to make an impact on the performing arts industry by joining an organization of global renown, search our available positions below. Remember, this page is updated as openings become available, so keep checking back.

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Membership Assistant

Department: Development

Last Revision Date: February 2020

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Role

The Membership Assistant provides primary support for the Membership team, including membership acknowledgment letters and renewal solicitations as well as fielding all general telephone inquiries to the Development Department. This position processes all contributions, works closely with the Database Manager and liaises with everyone in the Development Department.

Responsibilities

The Membership Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Processing and recording all donations made to the organization including but not limited to member donations, event registrations and fees, online donations, pledges.
  • Tracking and verifying all incoming Matching Gifts.
  • Preparing, printing and mailing all Dancers’ Circle and Golden Circle acknowledgement letters and thank you gifts in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinating and preparing all Membership mailing including acquisitions, upgrades, and renewals, with the Membership team and volunteers.
  • Providing the highest level of customer service support by responding to inquiries via phone, email and in person at the Membership Table.
  • Actively stewarding and cultivating donors and providing feedback on members’ thoughts, ideas, comments and complaints.
  • Serving as the administrative liaison with the Telefunding Manager to track gifts, resolve issues, and maintain communication.
  • Maintaining inventory of all membership supplies and membership incentive gifts.
  • Leading volunteer coordinator for office volunteers.
  • Serving as a key database user on the Development team – this includes helping to manage constituent records, running simple queries, exporting data, running reports, helping to maintain the integrity of the database and acting as a backup for the Database Manager when necessary.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for the Development Department regarding gift coding and tracking.
  • Reconciling with the Finance Department when necessary.
  • Producing weekly/monthly/annual financial reports for the team and department
  • Staffing development events and functions, including patron rooms, membership table, and other development events.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including excellent telephone manner
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful, and reliable
  • Ability to work collegially across departments and across the organization
  • Must have a high level of discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond creatively, strategically and quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Energetic, optimistic, collaborative, “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach to work
  • Appreciation for, interest in and understanding of the not-for-profit and performing arts sectors a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable.
  • Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours when required.

Primary Reporting Responsibility:  Director of Membership

To Apply: Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and résumé to [email protected]. Please include “Membership Assistant” in the subject line of your email. Regrettably we will only be able to respond to applications of interest. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

American Ballet Theatre offers medical, dental, disability, and retirement plan coverage. 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 and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

Disclaimer

The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role.  From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

Major Gifts Associate

Department: Development

Last Revision: February 2020

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Role

This position reports to the Associate Directors of Major Gifts and supports the Major Gifts team. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented individual with a mind for process, excellent attention to detail, and strong communication skills. We are looking for an individual with an interest in ABT’s mission who is excited to dive into a fast-paced development environment and contribute to the growth opportunities within the area of Major Gifts.

Responsibilities:

The individual’s main responsibilities will be to supporting the Major Gifts team by executing processes that ensure successful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of ABT donors. The Major Gifts Associate will be responsible for:

  • Tracking renewal calendar, drafting letters and generating renewal mailings.
  • Drafting and generating acknowledgement letters for Chief Philanthropy Officer and Executive Director.
  • Coordinating with the donor relations team on major donor ticketing requests and benefit fulfillment.
  • Organizing and maintaining accurate major donor records in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Generating constituent queries and reports from Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Liaising with marketing, event, and program staff to produce communication materials for donors, including emails, reports, and proposals.
  • Maintaining the Major Gifts prospect pipeline and generating prospect research as requested
  • Supervising the Major Gifts intern.
  • Providing general administrative support for Major Gifts office and Development department at large.
  • Attending ABT performances and special events (on evenings and weekends) as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 2-3 years fundraising experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful, and reliable
  • Ability to work collegially across departments and across the organization
  • Must have a high level of discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond creatively, strategically and quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Energetic, optimistic, collaborative, “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach to work
  • Appreciation for, interest in and understanding of the not-for-profit and performing arts sectors a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable.

Primary Reporting Responsibility:  Associate Directors of Major Gifts

 

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a brief writing sample to [email protected]. Include in the subject line “Major Gifts Associate.” No phone calls or recruiters, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

American Ballet Theatre offers medical, dental, disability, and retirement plan coverage. 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 and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

Disclaimer

The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role.  From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

Administrative Coordinator

Department:              Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Last Revision:             October 2019

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt

The Role

The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Chief Administrative Officer’s Office with matters relating to the Legal, Human Resources and Strategy functions at ABT. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) supports all of ABT’s departments by providing general strategic advice on a variety of topics, developing policies, practices and procedures to govern the daily aspects of the business and providing counsel on a wide range of legal issues. The overarching purpose of this role is to facilitate the execution of the CAO’s goals and priorities for the Administrative function and to stay abreast of the ways employment at ABT can be improved and execute to facilitate.

Primary Responsibilities:

Daily Operations:

  • Manage the CAO’s calendar of activities: schedule appointments, process correspondence, and arrange agendas.
  • Attend to basic tasks to maintain efficiency and organization within the CAO office, such as scheduling, fielding and drafting various forms of correspondence, and maintaining filing system.
  • Answer all phone calls and prioritize communications for CAO.
  • Act as a liaison for CAO with staff, dancers, donors, and external parties.
  • Provide CAO administrative support: complete expense reports, maintain and organize digital and physical files.
  • Develop and maintain a document/project management system to track and facilitate progress of the high volume of matters which flow through the CAO office.
  • Provide information by answering questions and requests relating to the Legal, Human Resources and Facilities functions.

Legal and Contract Management Functions:

  • Centralize the workflow of contracts to ensure all required information needed to complete the contract is obtained in a timely fashion in order to finalize contracts/negotiations in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with contract revision, drafting and processing.
  • Communicate contract status to the appropriate parties.
  • Maintain up-to-date lists of firms and consultants in ABT’s Barre Association who support ABT on a pro-bono basis.
  • Organize and maintain communication and request submission process for the Barre Association
  • Ensure ABT is aware of all New York State, New York City, and federal laws through communication with outside counsel and other research.

Human Resources:

  • Assist with the creation and revision of systems, policies and procedures by analyzing operating practices and helping to implement change.
  • Execute established Human Resources processes relating to hiring, onboarding, training, separation, etc. including serving as the first point of contact for HR purposes
  • Help guide Human Resources activities by researching and updating administrative policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating developments to management and other staff in conjunction with ABT’s Finance Department and otherwise.
  • Assist with professional development and staff relations programs and activities by providing information, identifying and organizing such activities and opportunities.
  • Maintain staff section of ABT’s website as well as ABT’s internal sites and staff phone lists.
  • Facilitate company-wide communications through email on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.
  • Assist in the preparation for All Staff meetings.
  • Assist in the development, execution and coordination of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives including scheduling meetings, organizing and executing events, coordinating ticket purchases, and facilitating internal processes and training efforts.
  • Act as a resource for colleagues on Human Resources policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or paralegal certification is required.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful, and reliable.
  • Must have a high level of discretion with confidential matters.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Exceptional capacity for detail.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to respond creatively, strategically and quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work collegially across departments and across the organization.
  • Energetic, optimistic, collaborative, “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach to work.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point are required.
  • Interest in and understanding of the not-for-profit sector, the performing arts and/or the HR industry, a plus.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Chief Administrative Officer

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a brief writing sample to [email protected]. Include in the subject line “Administrative Coordinator.” No phone calls or recruiters, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

American Ballet Theatre offers medical, dental, disability, and retirement plan coverage. 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 and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

Disclaimer

The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role. From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

ABT JKO School Accompanist

Department:                Education and Training

Last Revision:             December 2019

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt

The Role

The American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School is seeking experienced accompanists (pianists and drummers) to join its team to provide services for the year-round school (September-May) and the NYC-satellites of the ABT Summer Intensive, Collegiate Summer Intensive, and the Young Dancer Summer Workshop (June-August).  This is a part-time position primarily serving the ABT JKO School at the ABT 890 Broadway Studios, although master classes, workshops, and other events may become available in the schedule and may take place at other locations.

The successful candidate will be energetic, musical, experienced, flexible and have the skills necessary to interact productively and collegially with a wide variety of individuals such as teachers, students, artists, administrators, and ABT leadership.  Accompanists experienced in playing for classes from the Pre-Primary (age 3) level through the Pre-Professional training level, including variations, modern, and character classes are invited to submit their materials.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide accompaniment during ABT JKO School classes throughout the school year with the possibility of taking advantage of opportunities to provide accompaniment for other ABT education and outreach programs.
  • Attend Faculty and Accompanist professional development sessions as well as any relevant planning meetings as scheduled by the ABT JKO School and ABT Education Staff.
  • Work closely and communicate with Education Staff and collaborating faculty to coordinate final performance rehearsals and showings, when necessary.
  • Work alongside and in concert with the Education Staff and Faculty to help provide a high level training experience to all students attending ABT programs.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Proven ability to play for all levels (age and technical) including Primary-age students (3-7), elementary and middle school age (8-12), and Pre-Professional dancer (12-18) in a variety of classes including ballet technique, pointe/variations and men’s class, pas de deux, character class, modern, and repertoire.
  • Strong commitment to playing and a demonstrated interest in the field of arts education.
  • Knowledge of ABT’s classical repertoire and classical ballet.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to engage and work effectively with diverse youth and adult populations.
  • Afternoon and evening hours (through 7:30 PM) during the work-week with additional Saturday hours during the academic year required.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Directors of the ABT JKO School Pre-Professional and Children’s Divisions, respectively

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and a references to [email protected] include in the subject line “ABT JKO School Accompanist.” Optional: portfolios or other samples of professional materials.  No phone calls or recruiters, please.  We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.

Note: All employees will be subject to a background check. If you have already been fingerprinted through the DOE, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

Disclaimer

The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role.  From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

Teaching Artist

Department:                Education and Training

Last Revision:             July 2019

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt

The Role

Teaching Artists primarily serve the ABT at School residency programs within the five boroughs of New York City. This part-time position will facilitate school residency programs through the facilitation of short-term and long-term ballet programs designed to guide student experiences at ABT performances and cultivate engagement with the art form of ballet.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage students in the seven movements of classical ballet and classical vocabulary.
  • Create age appropriate lesson plans in line with ABT’s education mission.
  • Follow program guidelines as designated by the Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach.
  • Design movement exercises which foster critical thinking literacy and facilitate exploration and creation.
  • Attend Teaching Artist professional development sessions and any relevant planning meetings.
  • Complete administrative duties including the submission of evaluations, schedules, etc.
  • Work closely and communicate with ABT Education department staff and partnering school teachers/personnel to coordinate aspects of presentations, schedules and rehearsal periods.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Strong commitment to teaching and a demonstrated interest in the field of arts education.
  • Proven ability to interact clearly and effectively with a diverse youth population.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout NYC’s five boroughs.

Experience

  • Relevant teaching experience in artist-in-school programs, ballet studios, public schools or similar community-based programs (Relevant teaching in NYC public schools is preferred).
  • Experience teaching with diverse populations, i.e., early childhood, special needs, participants with disabilities, and multilingual learners is a plus.
  • Awareness of social issues affecting NYC youth; background in social justice work is a plus.

Personal Qualities

  • Collaborative team player – energetic, enthusiastic, positive, and personable.
  • Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Education/Training

  • Knowledge of classical ballet; dance degree preferred or equivalent professional dance training/experience.
  • Familiarity with the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Dance, and the New York State Arts Standards.
  • Knowledge of ABT’s classical repertoire is a plus.
  • Ability to teach in Spanish, Mandarin, and/or other languages is a plus.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Artistic Coordinator for Educational Outreach

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references through August 2019 to Amanda Tomera, Education Associate, [email protected]. Optional materials: Samples of professional and teaching materials. No phone calls or recruiters, please. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search.

Note: All Teaching Artists will undergo fingerprinting with the NYC DOE. If you have already been fingerprinted, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

American Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

Disclaimer

The job description above is intended to set forth the general nature of the work that will be expected of the person who takes on this role. The job description is not, however, meant to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities required for this role.  From time to time, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

Telefunding Representative

Department: Development/Membership

Last Revision Date: April 10, 2017

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Role

ABT seeks 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 per week. Evening and weekend shifts are available. We offer flexible scheduling, a friendly work environment, and the opportunity to help support America’s National Ballet Company®. You’ll earn an hourly base pay plus commission.

Position Qualifications:

  • Telephone skills and basic computer skills are necessary.
  • Sales or fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of classical ballet, and/or appreciation for the arts is a plus

To Apply: Please call 929.358.7002 and leave a message with your name, phone number and why you think you’d be great at the job.

Audition Opportunities

Whether you have yet to put on your first pair of pointe shoes or you have been dancing for years, we invite you to take part in one of ABT’s many training programs. Click below to explore audition opportunities.

Pre-Primary and Primary levels at the ABT JKO School are open enrollment and no prior dance experience is required. Placement in each level is based solely on student’s date of birth.

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Auditions are required for students intending to enroll in Levels 1A-3 of the ABT JKO School. There are currently no further open auditions scheduled for the Children’s Division for the 2019-2020 school year. Please check back for updates regarding spring 2020 auditions.

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Acceptance to the Pre-Professional Division of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School is by audition only. Prospective students may audition by attending an open audition, select Summer Intensive auditions, submitting a video audition, or by attending an ABT Summer Intensive.

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Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Young Dancer Summer Workshop applicants must be between 9 and 11 years old, or 12-year-olds at the beginning pointe level.

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Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Applicants for all Summer Intensives must be at least 11 years old by their audition date and no older than 20.

Applicants over the age of 18 will be considered for the New York and Collegiate Intensives only.

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Auditions are open to all male and female students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Collegiate Summer Intensive applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24.

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To audition for ABT Studio Company’s 2020-2021 season, you must be between the ages of 16 and 20 years old by September 1, 2020 and have reached an advanced level of ballet training.

Open Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will take place during the ABT Summer Intensive National Audition Tour in early 2020. Video auditions are accepted on a rolling basis starting on September 1, 2019. Space in ABT Studio Company is extremely limited.

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Audition and enrollment information for the ABT William J. Gillespie School is available on the ABT Gillespie School website.

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Acceptance into the program is by application and audition only. The audition is open to applicants for the NYU Master’s Program only and prospective students must have already attained an advanced level of ballet training. Audition registration is required.

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Auditions for the Main Company of American Ballet Theatre are by invitation only. To learn more, please contact us via the link below.

 

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ABT Incubator, a two-week choreographic program directed by ABT Principal Dancer David Hallberg, provides a focused lab to generate and inspire ideas for the creation of new work.

 

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Internships

American Ballet Theatre’s Internship Program was established in Fall 2010 to provide pre-professional nonprofit work experience for university students and recent graduates. To further expand ethnic and cultural diversity in classical ballet, ABT is committed to facilitating inclusive programs through its Project Plié initiative.

Each year, approximately 30 interns join the ABT family, where they partner with a mentor and gain valuable work experience in their areas of interest.

In addition to working with their mentors, interns participate in weekly meetings that promote professional development and provide opportunities to hear from leaders within the organization. Interns may also assist with a variety of special events; gaining exposure to important figures in the arts community.

Applicants may apply for one of three semesters:

Fall

September 11, 2020 – December 11, 2020
Priority Deadline: June 19, 2020
Final Deadline: July 24, 2020

Spring

January 22, 2021 May 21, 2021
Priority Deadline: October 15, 2021
Final Deadline: November 17, 2021

Summer

May 28, 2021 – August 6, 2021
Priority Deadline: February 12, 2021
Final Deadline: March 12, 2021

 

To Apply

Submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Project Plié Scholarship application form, if applicable
  • Resume
  • Cover letter specifying the internship position(s) for which you are applying
  • Letters of recommendation encouraged, but not required

Assemble your application, resume, and cover letter into a single PDF file and send it to [email protected]. You will be notified via email when your application is processed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Available Internships - Fall 2020

Executive Office Internship

Executive Office Internship

Executive Office

General Description: This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. This intern will be exposed to all facets of the organization through this unique internship and have the opportunity to collaborate with many departments.

Tasks may include:

  • Organizing and preparing research for internal and external meetings
  • Planning and coordinating staff events and large meetings
  • Assisting with managing event invitations and RSVPs
  • Assisting with VIP hospitality for performance seasons
    • Liaising with various departments to ensure smooth guest experience
    • Assisting with greeting ED’s VIP guests at events and performances
  • Assisting the Executive Assistant with managing administrative tasks for the Executive Office
    • Managing calendars and arranging meetings
    • Making travel arrangements and restaurant reservations o Organizing contact information/details
    • Ordering office supplies
  • Completing expense reports
  • Maintaining databases and filing systems
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and Executive Assistant

Position Qualifications: 

You must be eager to work in a fast-paced environment, handle confidential information with exceptional care and discretion, have excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude. This candidate must be flexible, very organized, and detail-oriented. You must be able to adapt to an ever-changing environment, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be solution-oriented. The ideal candidate is sunny, positive and has a sense of humor!

Computer Literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Executive Assistant

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Marketing Internship

Marketing Internship

Marketing

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting in Social Media and Box Office Strategy in the Marketing Department

  • Drafts social media content
  • Contributes ideas to the social media content calendar
  • Develops reports on social media analytics
  • Researches brand partnership opportunities
  • Assembles and analyzes box offices sales reports to help prepare marketing strategies and objectives
  • Organizes marketing reports and archival documents
  • Researches competitive landscape by identifying and evaluating pricing and marketing best practices in Ballet and other comparable industries
  • Maintains research databases
  • Assists in monitoring season earned revenue budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with projects and goals
  • Participates in creation of a dynamic pricing algorithm for season performances at Met Opera House and Koch Theatre
  • Help with day-to-day tasks and other Marketing duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  This position is available to students in at least their Junior-level year of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate-level students.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Marketing Manager, Box Office Strategy and CRM

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Assistant Manager, Digital Marketing

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Education & Training Internship

Education & Training Internship

Education & Training

General Description: This position is responsible for assisting the entire Department of Education and Training.

  • Assist Associate Director of Education and Training in the organization and execution of ABT’s outreach programs
  • Assist in the preparation of ABTKids and Pre-Performance Workshops
  • Manage dance shoe inventory and sales for students
  • Assist with the maintenance of Educational Outreach database
  • Organize schedules and general communication between patrons
  • Assist in archival of department audio and video
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • 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.  A strong dance background is recommended, as well as an interest in the administrative aspects of Family Programming.

Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Education and Training

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Institutional Support Internship

Institutional Support Internship

Development

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Institutional Support division within Development.

  • Assist Associate Director of Institutional Support and Institutional Support Coordinator in preparing foundation and government proposals for funding
  • Assist in drafting reports to funders and donor acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in preparing Institutional Support mailings
  • Help organize and maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge and Playbill
  • Assist in researching prospective funding opportunities
  • Assist in benefit fulfillment for corporate sponsors
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist in maintaining department filing
  • Support Development Department-wide activities, including special events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Must be at least a sophomore in college at time of application and available for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts preferred.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director, Institutional Support and Special Campaigns

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Major Gifts Internship

Major Gifts Internship

Development

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Major Gifts Team within the Development Department.

  • Assist Associate Directors of Major Gifts and Major Gifts Associate with administrative duties and projects
  • Conduct in-depth online research of high net-worth single-ticket buyers for cultivation and addition into ABT’s Major Donor portfolio
  • Assist in managing portfolio of current and prospective donors, including the organization and maintenance of accurate records for files, Raisers Edge, and Playbill
  • Support Major Gifts and Development Department-wide activities and special events in conjunction with ABT’s annual seasons at either the Metropolitan Opera House or David H. Koch Theatre on a select basis as needed
  • Assist in processing gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in processing donor ticketing
  • Assist in creating and processing mailings
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • College student or recent graduate (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of and interest in ballet and the performing arts desired
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated team player
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptionally attentive to detail with refined communication skills, the ability to interact with a range of personality types, and the necessary poise when interacting with high net-worth constituents.
  • Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with fundraising database systems, such as Raisers Edge, a plus.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week. Academic credit can be arranged.  Internship may be extended for additional months.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Major Gifts Associate

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Associate Director of Major Gifts

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Membership Internship

Membership Internship

Development

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting with all facets of the Membership Department operations, and participates in all department fundraising events and activities.

  • Work with Membership Assistant and Coordinator to collaborate on new ways to steward donors, generate acknowledgement letters, and update membership records accordingly.
  • Work with Assistant Manager of Special Events to assist with logistics of member events including studio visits, receptions, and special lectures.
  • Work with Database Manager to maintain integrity of database and analyze and edit data to ensure accuracy.
  • Work with Membership Coordinator on various ways to target specific donor groups and ensure effective workflow within the department.
  • Supports Membership Associate with member subscriptions and ticketing; preparing, proofing, and customizing orders, data entry, database tracking, mailings, managing and reconciling expenses, and donor confirmations.
  • Help clean and maintain Raisers’ Edge, our Donor Database.

Position Qualifications:

This position is available to students in at least their Junior-level year of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate-level students.  Students must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Excel, and familiarity with databases preferred but not required. This internship will provide a great opportunity to experience how a Membership and Development Department runs in a successful non-profit organization. Students seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Membership

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Membership Coordinator and Membership Assistant

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Patron Services Internship

Patron Services Internship

Development

General Description: This position is responsible for assisting the Assistant Manager, Patron Services in stewarding members of Golden Circle, Majors, and Board of Trustees. General duties include:

  • Assisting with ticket orders for ABT’s Spring and Fall New York Seasons
  • Helps organize and plan donor trips while ABT is on tour both domestically and internationally
  • Monitors and maintains various schedules and calendars
  • Supports the scheduling of backstage tours, meet and greets, and class viewings
  • Aides with planning dinners while ABT is in Season for cultivation events and benefit fulfillments
  • Maintains accurate information in database involving ticketing and Playbill recognition
  • Assists with the editing and monitoring of all ABT Playbill’s and donor crediting across multiple pieces of literature and publication
  • Supports staff with other assigned duties

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has enthusiastic energy, a keen attention to detail, is highly organized and self-sufficient. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Must have stellar interpersonal/customer service skills, the ability to meet strict deadlines, as well as multitask.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or a fundraising database is a plus.

Availability to commit to a schedule of 4-5 days per week. Additional nights and weekends outside of regular office hours may be required to assist with staffing cultivation events. Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Assistant Manager, Patron Services

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Education Media Internship

Education Media Internship

Education and Training

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for all media projects as assigned by the Director of Training Programs and Director, ABT JKO School Children’s Division, for the Education Department which includes but is not limited to film, photography, video editing, marketing materials and archival work.

  • Assist in managing photo and video archives for the Education Department.
  • Film and/or Photograph Teacher Trainings, Weekend Workshops, Summer Intensive classes/rehearsals, JKO School events and other Education Department events as needed.
  • Manage Ed. Dept. video equipment and transport to site specific locations as needed.
  • Film personal interviews to be incorporated into film footage.
  • Communicate and work with appropriate parties to edit and produce footage.
  • Edit and produce promotional and/or educational videos as needed.
  • Develop strategy for marketing projects with the Education Social Media Committee.
  • Stream Facebook Live posts as needed.
  • Assist with and manage student alumni archives which could include, but is not limited to, film, photography, and performance programming to help tell the ABT School narrative.
  • Develop content ideas for @abtschool, the official Instagram of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT Summer Intensive, National Training Curriculum and Engagement Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be organized, have attention to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in Marketing, Digital Media and Dance Film/Photography.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in photo and video editing software. Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement.

Personal laptop with sufficient video/photo editing capabilities and/or camera for dance photography is a plus.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 12-25 hours/week.  Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Training Programs & Director, ABT JKO School Children’s Division

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National Training Curriculum Internship

National Training Curriculum Internship

Education and Training

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting the National Training Curriculum Manager in organizing ABT’s National Training Curriculum (NTC) Teacher Training Sessions, and assisting the Affiliate Exam Coordinator with Affiliate Examinations.

  • Help organize details related to upcoming teacher trainings and examinations
  • Attend and assist in the teacher trainings
  • Help manage NTC boutique sales
  • Research and update mailing lists for marketing
  • Oversee and maintain department filing
  • Help with day-to-day tasks such as copying and assembling materials
  • Assist National Training Curriculum Manager and Affiliate Exam Coordinator as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be organized, have attention to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  A strong dance background is a must, as well as an interest in the Administrative aspects of running a training program.

Must be at least a sophomore in college. Computer literacy is a must, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of dance and performing arts is a requirement.

Must be able to commit to a schedule of 2-3 days a week.  Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Training Programs

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Special Events Internship

Special Events Internship

Development

General Description: This position is responsible for supporting the Special Events Department in all areas of event planning

  • Assist with mailings such as invitations, photos, acknowledgement letters, etc.
  • Format and edit mailing labels, envelopes, invitation lists, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies (letterhead, brochures, invitations, stamps, seating charts) for Events department; responsible for ordering new materials as required
  • Manage distribution of departmental mail; update contact information for returned mail
  • Coordinate all departmental filing
  • Assist in designing all in-house event materials such as place cards or event signage
  • Draft event descriptions for ABT website and update all events web pages
  • Prospect research as assigned
  • Produce Special Events acknowledgement letters
  • Track RSVPs for events
  • Serve as contact for patron event inquiries
  • Staff all special events
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

Must be extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to work on multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.  Must have excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills.  Must have strong interest in non-profit industry; knowledge of dance and /or the performing arts preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience with Photoshop and Raisers Edge highly desired.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Assistant Manager of Special Events

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Finance Internship

Finance Internship

Finance

General Description: This position is primarily responsible for assisting in the Finance Department   

  • Assist with bank reconciliations 
  • Analyze balance sheet schedules 
  • Assist with journal entry preparation 
  • Assist with the preparation of files needed for state tax returns 
  • Assist the bursar with record keeping for school tuition and scholarships 
  • Process manual credit card payments 
  • Assist the Senior Director of Finance on any other reports as requested 
  • Help with day-to-day tasks and other financial duties as assigned  

Position Qualifications: 

Must have excellent writing and communication skills.  Must be attentive to detail, have ability to meet strict deadlines, and be a self-starter.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of dance and performing arts are helpful.  

Primary Reporting Responsibility: Senior Director of Finance 

Secondary Reporting Responsibility:    TBD 

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Children’s Division Studio Management Internship

Children’s Division Studio Management Internship

Education and Training

General Description: The ABT JKO School Children’s Division is a ballet program for children ages 3-12 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.

Children’s Division Studio Management Interns are primarily placed in Pre-Primary and Primary Level classes to assist faculty, however, additional classes may be assigned as needed. The position primarily reports to the Director of Children’s Division and the Coordinator of the ABT JKO School.

This position is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Taking attendance;
  • Demonstrating classroom exercises;
  • Keeping order in the classroom;
  • Assisting in taking students to and from their classes, as well as in the transition between classes, at the JKO School;
  • Assisting at Children’s Division performances and demonstrations, dates to be provided;
  • Supporting the JKO School administrative staff in the management of studio space & equipment (i.e. ballet barres, pianos, A/V equipment);
  • Substitute teaching as necessary when full-time faculty is unavailable (at the discretion of the Children’s Division Director and Artistic Director of the JKO School); and
  • Creating records that track attendance and behavior and facilitating communication between artistic faculty and JKO Administrative Staff.
  • Assisting the JKO School administrative staff as needed:

Interns may be nominated for a scholarship to attend a National Training Curriculum Teacher Training Intensive or “Raising the Barre” Weekend Workshop to further their education and development in the classroom upon successful completion of the internship.

Position Qualifications:

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work well with children. Ideal candidate is interested in teaching ballet and the key elements of the ABT National Training Curriculum, and is currently enrolled in a Dance Education ore Pre-Professional training program in the tri-state area.

Applicants who are interested must be able to commit to three to five days per week for the entire academic year (September through May). Most Children’s Division classes are in the afternoon/evening hours (4:00-8:00 PM). Saturday mornings are also preferred Academic credit can be arranged.

Primary Reporting Responsibility: ABT JKO Children’s Division Director

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Volunteer Opportunities

It takes an enormous amount of time and effort to efficiently run an organization like American Ballet Theatre. That’s why ABT gratefully welcomes volunteer assistance in its administrative offices. Duties include preparing mailings, making photocopies, filing, and other light office work.

If you are interested in volunteering for ABT, please fill out a volunteer application.

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Supernumeraries

Thank you for your interest in being a Supernumerary with American Ballet Theatre. Supernumeraries also called supers” are background characters used to help create full and lively scenes during our full-length ballets.

ABT is currently looking for Supers for the 2020 season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

Please see the flyer in the link below for more information, and click here to pre-register.

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