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:

  • There are no full-time positions available at this time

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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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 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 Internship

 

Applications for 2015 Summer Internship has been closed. Now accepting applications for Fall 2015 Development interns.

 

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

Marketing Intern

 

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.

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

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 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

Social Media Intern

 

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/arts administration 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 Manager with implementing social media strategies to engage, educate and drive audiences to The Joffrey Ballet performances and programs.

  • 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

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

Subscription Sales/Telemarketing (Part-time)

 

We are building a new staff of ambitious, energetic Sales Agents to sell Season Tickets for The Joffrey Ballet 2015-2016 Season. Our Sales Team initiates out-bound calls to a diverse audience of Joffrey patrons with the goal of engaging in informative conversations and converting the Joffrey patron from being a Single Ticket Buyer to becoming a Joffrey Subscriber. Joffery Subscribers are a very important and valuable component of The Joffrey Ballet Community.

To prepare you for on-the-job success, we provide: paid orientation geared towards expanding your knowledge of The Joffrey Brand, paid training geared towards helping you develop a confident ability to apply the most effective sales techniques over the phone, while providing superior customer service, on-going training and support.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in the fundamentals of marketing, organizational advancement, audience development, and patron services.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
The best candidates offer a high level of professionalism and integrity, are comfortable selling over the phone, self-motivated, goal-oriented, well-spoken, upbeat and personable with a diligent work ethic, basic computer familiarity, strong communication skills, and the ability to remain focused working independently or in a small group.
Inside sales experience is a PLUS
An appreciation of ballet and the performing arts in Chicago
Smart, enthusiastic students and retirees are encouraged to apply
Minimum of 16 hrs per week; Mon-Thurs, 4:00-9:00 PM; some Fridays, 2:00-6:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friendly, business casual environment, conveniently located in downtown Chicago
Compensation is a salary, plus commission commensurate with similar positions within the non-profit performing arts community


TO APPLY: 
Please leave a message at 312.702.0032 and your call will be returned. No resumes. No walk-ins.

 

 

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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:

  • There are no full-time positions available at this time

 

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Teaching Artist
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Production Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Subscription Sales/Telemarketing

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.