Job opportunities at the Joffrey

The Joffrey Ballet is committed to providing equal opportunity employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships
  • Company Pianist


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Intern - Video and Costumes
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships

The Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships reports to the Director of Major Gifts and is responsible for raising funds with a focus on corporate, foundation, and government funders and prospects. This includes managing the production of proposals, grants, reports and stewardship, while meeting all deadlines. This position works closely with the Sponsorship Director, senior development officers, and executives to effectively communicate, build relationships, and solicit support of the Joffrey.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate degree required. A minimum of three (3) years of development experience necessary, with a proven track record of accomplishment and success in fundraising in an arts or related organization. The ideal candidate will have exceptional ability to speak and write persuasively with donors and prospective donors about the needs and goals of The Joffrey Ballet. He/she will be a self-starter with the ability to make decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, be knowledgeable about Chicago’s institutional funding community and embrace opportunities to learn.  Excellent strategic, technical, organizational, and computer skills required. Must be professional, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Tessitura or other development information systems a plus. Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.


TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org 

Company Pianist

The Joffrey Ballet greatly values live music in rehearsals and performances and is seeking a full-time Company Pianist who will share responsibilities to play for daily company classes and rehearsals for the world-renowned ballet company. At least one full-length ballet in addition to The Nutcracker plus a range of shorter works are presented each season. Daily responsibilities include playing classes and rehearsals as well as administrative duties. Opportunity for additional work in live performances.

Successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Artistic Operations and the Music Director on rehearsal and performance needs. This is a 52-week position with full benefits.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: 
Audition Required. Successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to play for ballet class at the highest level, possess a strong technique and an ability to play a variety of music while being aware of the needs of individual dancers and choreographers. Attention to required tempo is essential. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion and equity.
 

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 9:45am-6:30pm, additional hours as required.  Actual schedule will fluctuate to coincide with rehearsal and performance hours. Will include evening and weekend work.
 

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org 

 

Academy Intern - Video and Costumes

 

This internship is responsible for compiling, archiving, and organizing information related to Production in the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Responsibilities include create video archival database from Academy performances, create digital copies of Academy performances for our video server using VidCoder or other program, update costume inventory lists, create and maintain costume inventory process – include photos, quantities, locations, assist with organizing, cleaning, managing costumes during Academy productions and other projects or duties as assigned by the Academy. This is an unpaid internship.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Strong analytical and research skills desired. Demonstrated working ability with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.  Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity

 

SCHEDULE: 16-24 hours per week during normal office hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to performances and auditions.

 

 

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org 

Academy Part-Time Faculty Member


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is continually seeking talented, experiences classical ballet teachers for part-time faculty positions. Faculty members are responsible for teaching anywhere from 1-20 hours per week in the Academy's Children's, Youth, Adult and/or Pre-Professional Divisions. Part-Time Faculty members work closely with the Academy Artistic Directors to maintain the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus and uphold the artistic excellence for the Joffrey Academy. Part-Time Faculty members are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the Joffrey Academy of Dance. 


Responsibilities include; prepare and teach ballet, pointe, and classical repertoire classes at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, as scheduled by the Academy Staff, maintain a strong knowledge and understanding of the Joffrey Academy syllabus, serve on the substitute list for ballet classes, as availability permits, complete student evaluation forms for students in the Fall and Spring semesters, maintain a positive and structured classroom environment, teach private lessons, as needed and as availability permits, communicate regularly with Academy Artistic Staff and Faculty, Academy Administration, and other Joffrey Ballet staff members, meet with Artistic Staff and students/families, as needed, attend faculty meetings throughout the year, as availability permits, and complete paperwork and input payroll hours, as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
2-5 years, minimum, teaching experience in classical ballet
Must have a strong technical background in classical ballet 
Work exceptionally well with young students
Have a desire to learn the Joffrey Academy’s syllabus
Enjoy working in a collaborative environment as a team player
Be able to take constructive feedback to achieve high artistic standards

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 
Schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the Joffrey Academy and the Faculty Member. Hours primarily after 4pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends. Teaching schedule may vary each semester.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit resume, cover letter, salary history, and two letters of recommendations to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Season Ticket Sales Agent

We are building a staff of amitious, energetic telephone sales agents to sell season ticket packages for The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-2017 season. The team makes outbound calls to Joffrey patrons with the goal of increasing the Joffrey's subscription base. Do you easily make conversation? Have non-profit experience? Let us know why you'd be the next sales star for The Joffrey Ballet!

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • An appreciation of the arts is preferred (complimentary tickets available to all staff).
  • Immediate start. Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
  • Flexible schedule is perfect for graduate students, actors, and artists of all kinds.
  • Friendly environment, conveniently located in downtown Chicago.


TO APPLY:

Please address resume to The Joffrey Ballet and send to priorityseating [at] joffrey [dot] org.

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The Joffrey Ballet is committed to providing equal opportunity employment opportunities to candidates and employees without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, national origin citizenship, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships
  • Company Pianist


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Intern - Video and Costumes
  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.