Join our expert team of artists and administrators, committed to the highest standards of excellence.

The Joffrey Ballet is an equal opportunity employer, providing 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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Fellowship Opportunities

We are excited to launch our Joffrey Ballet Fellowship, designed to continue the Joffrey's longstanding commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion, and expand opportunities for candidates pursuing a career in arts management. During the 9 to 12-month Fellowship, the Joffrey Fellow will gain hands-on experience with various departments across the Joffrey Ballet to learn what it takes to operate a world-renowned ballet company, enabling Fellows to learn and grow in their careers.

For the inaugural year, a selected Joffrey Fellow will work full-time on various objectives, alongside leadership in the organization's Advancement Department, focusing on fundraising and marketing strategies. Through the Fellowship, the Joffrey Ballet continues its efforts to develop the next generation of arts leaders, who, upon completing the program and learning an abundance of transferable administration skills, will enter the field demonstrating exceptional talent.

Alongside being a fully paid, benefits-eligible position, the advantages of the Fellowship include gaining firsthand experience in arts management, feedback from industry experts, and access to performances, rehearsals, workshops, networking opportunities, and professional development resources.

TO APPLY: please visit our Career Center for more details and to submit your application materials.

Contracted Positions

The Joffrey Ballet is seeking Teaching Artists to join our Community Engagement team. Community Engagement Teaching Artists (TAs) are independent contractors who teach exceptional arts education classes for Chicago Public Schools through in-school programming in multiple styles of dance including African, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and Latin. TAs offer highly structured dance experiences, encouraging students to develop technique, creativity, and life skills. Programs often last the full school year, though shorter residencies occur.

TO APPLY: please visit our Career Center for more details and to submit your application materials.

Each spring, 6-10 Joffrey Academy Summer Chaperones, including one Head Chaperone, are contracted to assist with all aspects of student life for the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive Programs.

Chaperones are primarily responsible for supervising young dance students ages 9 to 21+ who are participating in Joffrey Academy summer intensive programs and living in the housing facilities throughout the duration of the program. All Chaperones work directly with the Joffrey Academy’s Student Services Specialist, and work closely with the Abbott Academy Director and the Joffrey Academy administrative staff.

DATE AVAILABILITY: Chaperones with full availability from June 20 – August 17, 2024 are strongly preferred. Chaperones may not have prior commitments such as classes, part time jobs, or other conflicts during the program weeks. Additional Chaperone positions are also available from June 20 – July 27, 2024, June 30 – July 20, 2024, and July 28 – August 17, 2024.

TO APPLY: please visit our Career Center for more details and to submit your application materials. Please submit your resume and letter of interest by March 22, 2024. Contracts will be issued on a rolling basis until all coverage needs are met.

Company Positions and Auditions

We receive and review audition material throughout the year.  If you wish to be considered for a possible position with the Joffrey Ballet Artistic Team, please complete this form and include your CV, photographs and headshot, and artistic reel.  The Joffrey no longer accepts auditions submitted by postal service or courier delivery.

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