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:

  • General Manager
  • Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Business Administrator
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for strategic financial leadership and business administration of the artistic department, including leadership of the annual budget process, negotiating and executing ballet and tour contracts, and other administrative artistic logistics. Works closely with the Artistic Director to set clear goals, plans to achieve those goals, and ensure clear communication and coordination with all other departments.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participate in long-range planning and creation of multi-year budget; negotiate and execute contracts for all ballets; act as project leader for new works; renew licenses for ballets; coordinate department and production meetings; identify capital and technology needs for the department; be the main point of contact for all company touring; and work with Company Manager and Music Director to establish orchestra needs and schedules.


QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Minimum five years directly relevant experience preferred. Innovative and forward-thinking professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a high degree of professionalism and integrity. A track record of successful financial management combined with a comprehensive knowledge of theatre operations and project management. Superb attention to detail and exceptional organization skills. Positive attitude and enjoys working in a collaborative work environment. Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities with grace and humor. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.   


WORK SCHEDULE:

Cyclical working hours depending on season. Touring requires long days and may involve driving. Must be present during dancer work hours. Work schedule will fluctuate to coincide with rehearsal and performance hours. Includes evening and weekend hours.


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

Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator

The Joffrey Ballet seeks a mature individual for the role of Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator. This key member of the finance team is responsible for processing payroll and generating reports for all union and nonunion employees as well as contractors. In addition, s/he processes accounts payable and maintains vendor files. This staff member is responsible for coordinating all calendar year-end tax forms. S/he interacts regularly with other members of the finance department and provides superb customer service to all employees and vendors.

 

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; administration and up-keep of payroll system (ADP), gather timesheets and inspect for accuracy, calculate any payroll adjustments and/or ensure accuracy of deductions for taxes, and benefits (pension, dues, health insurance, flex spending accounts, transit accounts etc.), review invoices for accuracy and ties-out balances to check requests, reviews general ledger coding on all check requests, processes check requests, prepares and process accounts payable checks, makes weekly cash deposits, reconciles are remits payment for all union benefits and dues and assists with preparations and provide support doing the annual audit and Form 990.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree in business or related concentration preferred 3-5 years of experience processing payroll, preferably for union and nonunion employees. Experience using ADP and Blackbaud’s Financial Edge preferred. Knowledge of federal, state and payroll tax law. Detail oriented and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Clear and concise communicator, able to maintain confidentiality. Nonprofit experience preferred. Background and credit check required. Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity required.

 

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

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume 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.

Community Engagement Part Time Business Administrator

The Community Engagement Business Administrator will assist the Community Engagement Manager with the business management of the Joffrey Community Engagement (CE) programs. This position is primarily responsible for data collection and communications related to the CE programs. This part-time position handles program management for all CE programs. 

  

The Community Engagement Business Administrator works with the Community Engagement Manager on all responsibilities related to communications, operations, data, development, and coordination of productions. The Community Engagement Business Administrator will be available to assist at all Community Engagement performances, productions, and events.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
 
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, and Word. Microsoft Publisher preferred. Must possess strong communication and organizational skills. Professional manner, critical thinking, self-motivation, the ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment are essential. Awareness of arts education organizations in Chicago. Prior experience with Chicago Public Schools and Arts Curriculum is preferred. Bachelor degree and experience in a not-for-profit arts organization is preferred. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.   


WORK SCHEDULE:

18-24 hours per week. Some weekend and evening hours involved including evening and weekend performances


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

Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member

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

Season Ticket Sales Agent

We are building a staff of ambitious, energetic telephone sales agents to sell season ticket packages for The Joffrey Ballet's 2018-2019 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:

  • General Manager
  • Payroll and Accounts Payable Coordinator


Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Community Engagement Business Administrator
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.