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:

  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Sponsorship Director


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Part-Time Receptionist 
  • Patron Services Associate -Part Time
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Lighting Supervisor

The Lighting Supervisor works closely with the Production Manager, Director of Artistic Operations, and Artistic Director to plan, coordinate, supervise, and implement all aspects of The Joffrey Ballet’s lighting and video needs for all performances (and events, as needed). Possibility for original lighting design opportunities. Must have an interest in playing an active part in the creative process and collaborating with a variety of artists.  This individual must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication and personnel management skills; work with people of varying backgrounds and experience levels; be extremely organized and work in a timely manner; and gather/analyze information skillfully. This is a full-time position with benefits.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree preferred (not required, but job experience as a Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, Lighting Supervisor a must). 5 to 7 years of professional experience in lighting, ballet preferred (but not required). Should have national and international touring experience, shown a willingness to take initiative; demonstrated leadership qualities and problem-solving skills; be familiar with working with various union contracts; possess strong computer skills (MS Office 360, Vectorworks, and 3D drafting capabilities). Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is required. 


WORK SCHEDULE: Cyclical working hours depending on season. Touring requires long days. Work schedule will fluctuate to coincide with crew and performance hours. Includes evening and weekend hours. 


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

Sponsorship Director

The Sponsorship Director manages the overall sponsorship program by identifying, cultivating, and stewarding corporate prospects and donors to maximize sponsorship revenue. This individual is responsible for an annual fundraising goal as well as the strategic expansion of the program while working closely with the Chief Development Officer, Development, and Marketing teams.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 5 years of experience in corporate, advertising, or sports marketing or sponsorship is ideal. Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong analytical and research skills are essential. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, organized, and highly computer literate. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity. Tessitura experience is preferred. An undergraduate degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.   


WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.


TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements 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, experienced 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.

Academy Part Time Receptionist

The Academy Receptionist is primarily responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Academy front desk on a daily basis. Responsibilities for this part-time, hourly position include managing the regular activity in the Exelon Education Center to ensure students and families are well-informed, being the first point of contact for the Academy, and assisting with special projects to support the administration of successful programs in the Academy.

The Academy Receptionist works with the Academy Director and Academy Staff to coordinate reception responsibilities appropriately and enforce policies and procedures that support the most efficient and stable functioning of the Academy. This position works closely with the Academy staff and faculty at The Joffrey Ballet.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

College graduate with strong academic credentials preferred. 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.


WORK SCHEDULE:

Approximately 8-12 hours per week. Must be available Saturdays from 8am to 5pm with the potential for an additional evening and/or weekend shift.


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

Patron Services Associate - Part Time

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for handling all customer service and duties that relate to the Joffrey’s subscribers and box office.  This position serves as a staff contact for internal and external ticketing-related issues; processes subscription, single ticket, group and exchange orders daily, including database entry and record keeping; updates sales reports; handles incoming and outgoing customer services calls, letters and emails; and staffs the Joffrey box office at 10 East Randolph St.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:  Non-profit experience a plus. B.A. in dance or other performing arts field preferred, experience with Tessitura or similar box office software preferred, excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Great organizational skills with a keen eye for details, able to work well independently and collaboratively as well as handle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  Proficient with Microsoft Office and other PC programs. Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is required.


WORK SCHEDULE: A minimum of 16 hours a week. Must be available to work during all Joffrey performances.

 

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:

  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Sponsorship Director


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Academy Part-Time Receptionist 
  • Patron Services Associate -Part Time
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.