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.

 

To learn more about the Joffrey's mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values, click here

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Academy Director

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

Internships:

  • Marketing Intern

See position details below. Full job descriptions can be found by visiting our Career Center

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Academy Director

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet


The Academy Director works as a thought leader and directs the strategic planning for The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and its related program growth and development. This position works collaboratively with staff and board to establish, plan, lead and implement the Joffrey’s long-term goals and objectives in the Academy and other related programming initiatives, including school/youth/adult/family programs, teacher training, and ballet training of the highest caliber. The Academy Director represents the Joffrey Academy internally and externally in areas of dance training, program partnerships, philanthropic outreach and arts advocacy. 

Key qualifications will include an understanding of the key drivers of success, including strong team management skills, positive constituent relationships, including with Joffrey students and their families; Joffrey board members and Academy committee members; external partners and funders. This position works collaboratively with various departments within the organization to achieve strategic objectives, including Marketing, Development, Community Engagement and the Company.  

 

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and cover letter through our Career Center

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 your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation through our Career Center

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.

 

To learn more about the Joffrey's mission and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values, click here

 

Full-Time Positions:

  • Academy Director

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

Internships:

  • Marketing Intern

See position details below. Full job descriptions can be found by visiting our Career Center