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.

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Academy Part-Time Faculty Member

REPORTS TO: Academy Artistic Directors

DEPARTMENT: Academy

STATUS: Independent Contractor

SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECK: Required


The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet seeks an experienced classical ballet teacher for a part-time faculty position. This faculty member will be responsible for teaching approximately 15-20 hours per week primarily in the Academy's Pre-Professional Division. 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.

EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 2-5 years, minimum, teaching experience in classical ballet
  • Must have a strong technical background in classical ballet 
  • Work exceptionally well with young students (ages 9-17)
  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
  • Complete paperwork and input payroll hours, as needed


Applications should be submitted for consideration to HR [at] joffrey [dot] org.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendations.

Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in business administration preferred

 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • 2+ years in an administrative position, preferably with a non-profit organization
  • Experience using Financial Edge and ADP
  • Experience processing payroll for union employees
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and analytical

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The Accounts Payable & Payroll Associate processes accounts payable and payroll and prepares related reports. Other key responsibilities include completion of month-end tasks and preparation of files for annual audit and tax return. S/he is available to assist with other tasks in the Finance Department as needed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process payroll for union and non-union employees including review of timesheets, calculations for adjustments, reimbursements and benefits
  •  Process accounts payable including review of invoices/check requests for accuracy in amount and coding
  • Complete month-end close tasks related to accounts payable
  • Prepare 1099s
  • Maintain vendor and payroll files
  • Make regular cash deposits
  • Assist with preparation of client prepared schedules for annual audit and tax return
  • Provide support during workers’ compensation and other external insurance vendor audits
  • Deliver superb customer service to all employees and vendors
  • Cross-trained in treasury responsibilities including daily cash, wire initiation and monthly sales tax filing
  • Other duties as assigned by Controller and CFO

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to: HR [at] joffrey [dot] org

Company Pianist/Accompanist

EXPERIENCE: Previous experience accompanying ballet company classes and rehearsals. Audition required.

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

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: General mobility in office areas. In addition to ability to fulfill musical duties, ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: Company Pianist works closely with the Director of Artistic Operations, Artistic Director and Music Director to meet the needs of the Music Department. Daily responsibilities include playing classes and rehearsals as well as administrative duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

COMMUNICATION and RECEPTION

  • Preparing for and playing for company classes
  • Preparing for and playing rehearsals
  • Checking schedules to ensure that all classes and rehearsals are correctly covered
  • Working with the Music Director on rehearsal and performance needs
  • Participating in company tours as scheduled
  • Working with other departments on projects as needed, including playing classes for the Academy when scheduled
  • Participating in special events as needed, including playing and/or speaking
  • Participating in the orgranization and maintenance of the music library and related projects as needed and delegated by the Music Director
  • Working with the Music Director to ensure all needs of the music library are met
  • Participating in the borrowing/renting of scores from outside sources, including inventory of shipments sent and received (such as for touring and rentals)
  • Lending musical expertise to management as needed in regards to long-term planning and immediate needs
  • Working on special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Opportunity for additional work in live performances for qualified candidate

 

Applications should be submitted for consideration to HR [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and salary history.

 

Development Internship

 

The Joffrey Ballet, located at 10 East Randolph Street, Chicago, is looking for an intern for the Development Department.

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, Raisers Edge, and much more.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist the development staff in entering data into Raiser's Edge, The Joffrey Ballet's donor database.
  • Assist the development staff in planning donor events and other activities.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Maintain donor files and other development materials.
  • Attend department and staff meetings.
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Time commitment

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

 

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter stating their areas of interest and the dates/hours the applicant is available to work to Human Resource Administrator at hr [at] joffrey [dot] org. College credit available.

Marketing Internship

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking an energetic marketing intern to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a world-renowned ballet company. This is an unpaid internship. Credit hours are available.

EDUCATION: Studying in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Non-profit or dance experience a plus. Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, able to work well independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

WORK SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week, part-time weekdays, schedule to be determined. Additional hours as required.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: General mobility in office areas.  Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with special event planning for audience development initiatives
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the Joffrey Store
  • Maintain press kits and media archives
  • Assist with website maintenance
  • Develop creative ideas for promotion and social media efforts
  • Develop and implement various promotional opportunities
  • Assist the marketing staff with various projects

Candidate must possess strong computer, communication and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Production Internship

 

Production Internship

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

The Production Intern will assist 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
  • Management and supervision of design process including identifying and hiring of designers

 

Qualifications

  • 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

 

Time Commitment

  • 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

 

Applicable Physical Capabilities

  • General mobility in office areas
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs
  • Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment

 

For consideration submit cover letter and resume to HR [at] joffrey [dot] org.

Social Media Intern

EDUCATION: Studying in the fields of marketing, public relations and/or communications preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Non-profit or dance experience a plus. Must possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, able to work well independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Fluent in all social media platforms.

WORK SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week, part-time weekdays, schedule to be determined. Additional hours as required.

APPLICABLE PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: General mobility in office areas.  Ability to lift 20lbs. Ability to operate data processing and other office equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Marketing Associate with implementing a social media strategy to increase visibility and traffic in relation to performances, special events and the Joffrey Academy

  • Help develop and implement social media campaigns and day-to-day engagement on current platforms, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • Help develop and maintain a presence on other platforms including LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr, and Yelp focused on audience development, engagement and sales
  • Develop weekly and monthly social media reports via Hootsuite Pro
  • Provide additional marketing staff support at special events and live social media coverage (as needed)
  • Update content for iphone/Android App including uploading news, images, etc.
  • Resize images for posting on website, Facebook and App

 

The Social Media Intern is a part-time, unpaid position.

Please send resume and cover letter to hr [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.