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:

  • Database Analyst


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Development Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Database Analyst

The primary responsibility of the Database Analyst/Administrator is to serve all data analysis needs internally in the forms of requests for data, reporting, cleanup, deduplication, and forensic analysis.  This role will also investigate and identify data spaces, trends, and anticipate potential problems before they become critical.  This will be a highly visible role in the organization with exposure to just about every facet of the operation. This person will need to be able to interface in a friendly way with all skill levels of technology.

 

Secondarily, this role represents the IT department and will be responsible for supporting Joffrey staff on tech issues.  This person should have a willingness to branch out of silo'ed responsibilities and be willing to learn other admin tasks through cross-training and coverage.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

1-2 years of experience in a similar role. Strong knowledge and experience with MSSQL queries, analysis, and reporting, data research, SSRS web interface and report scheduling, building dashboards, and data disaster recovery scenarios is required.  Preferred experience with MySQL, SQL server administration, performance tuning, interface building, Tessitura 12, and modular CMS systems.  Additional knowledge of PHP5, Linux command line and scripting, Windows server admin, networking, and virtualization is desirable.

 

This individual should possess the proper skills to handle all internal data analysis and admin needs but also have a deep appreciation of the arts with a mission to help us maximize the power of technology and data for the furtherance of The Joffrey Ballet, the City of Chicago, and the arts in general.


SCHEDULE:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, with additional evenings and weekends, as needed.

 

TO APPLY:
Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history 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.

Community Engagement Intern

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an Intern in Community Engagement. Responsibilities include compiling, analyzing, and organizing infromation related to Community Engagement and Chicago Public Schools, as well as overseeing costume inventory, assisting before and after CE performances and other special projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will be a college undergraduate with strong academic credentials, as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, research, and writing skills. Demonstrated working ability with the Mac platform, Excel, and Word is a plus.

 

INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE:

10-15 hours per week and requires availability on Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org.

 

Community Engagement Teaching Artist

 

The Community Engagement Teaching Artist reports directly to the Director of Community Engagement and is responsible for planning, implementation and instruction of educational programs in accordance with the syllabi established by the CE staff.  The CE Teaching Artists must work closely with CE staff as well as teachers and coordinators at the schools or organizations where the programs are taking place.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;  read, understand and properly deliver material from a syllabus, instruct students in a manner that is interesting and keeps them engaged throughout the class , maintain constant and clear communication with the teachers or coordinators at the school or organization where the program is being facilitated, maintain constant and clear communication with CE staff to ensure they are always aware of how the program is running and able to assist if necessary, complete forms and paperwork in a thorough and timely fashion according to set deadlines, attend meetings and workshops to complete the training required for teaching various syllabi, prepare materials in advance of classes for distributing to students, travel and arrive on time at various locations throughout Chicago where programs are held, use e-mail as needed from personal computer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Professional dance experience required, undergraduate degree recommended.  Must have 3-5 years of performance, coaching and teaching experience in the area of dance.  In addition to choreographic and improvisational skills, must have extensive knowledge of a variety of dance styles.  Must have experience in working with children in a public school setting.  Strong communication, presentation and group management skills are recommended.  Strong organizational skills and computer skills, and excellent writing and oral skills are recommended.  Should be able to think quickly and creatively and adapt to new situations in a fast-paced environment.

 

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

Development Intern

 

Applications for 2016 Spring and Summer Internships open.

 

An internship with the Joffrey offers valuable experience working in the vibrant and exciting environment of one of the top ballet companies in the country.  Development Interns will gain an excellent overview of nonprofit fundraising and donor communications, hands-on experience with volunteer board members and special events, practical experience with the Joffrey’s donor database management software, and much more. In this role, you will be providing administrative assistance to the Development Department's stewardship and fundraising initiatives.

 

Responsibilities include; Assist the development staff in entering data into The Joffrey Ballet's donor database, conduct preliminary research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries, prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use, draft correspondence, reports, proposals, and donor appeals, assist with donor events, including preparation and day-of logistics, maintain donor files and other development materials, attend department and staff meetings, assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed, continually update and correct database records, prepare communication materials for distribution (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, emailing), help handle administrative details associated with committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.), other duties as assigned by the Development Department.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Strong writing and research abilities.
Desire to learn more about fundraising and philanthropy.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Experience with databases is a plus.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
High level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
Solid oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to following through on tasks as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE:
Minimum of 15 hours per week.
Minimum 3 month commitment, with option to extend intern experience.

TO APPLY
Submit resume, cover letter, and a sample donor acknowledgement (150 max), and internship availability to hr [at] joffrey [dot] org

Production Intern

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an intern for the Production Department. An internship with the Joffrey offers valuable work experience in a vibrant and exciting environment at one of the top ballet companies in the country. College credit is available. Other opportunities within the organization may become available depending on the intern’s availability and interest.

 

Responsibilities include assisting the Director of Production in the normal day to day activities of the department including but not limited to; development of schedules for each of the performance venues, planning and budgeting of technical requirements related to performance programming, execution of agreements for designer contracts, and management and supervision of design process including identifying and hiring of designers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Late career student or recent college graduate
Interest in production management, stage management or general management
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other typical office software


INTERNSHIP SCHEDULE: 
15-20 hours per week
Minimum four month commitment corresponding to the typical academic calendar (Sep-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun, Jun-Aug)
Specific dates may be adapted to meet the needs of the Joffrey and the qualified candidate.

 

TO APPLY
Submit resume and cover letter 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:

  • Database Analyst


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Development Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.