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:

  • Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Associate Director, Planned Giving and Major Gifts

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Artistic and Production Intern
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.

 

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Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships

Develops the overall sponsorship program by identifying, cultivating and stewarding corporate prospects and corporate donors to maximize sponsorship revenue. This individual is responsible for an annual financial goal as well as the strategic expansion of the program while working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Development and Marketing teams.


QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 3 years of experience with demonstrated success in external relations, fundraising, corporate marketing or business development is ideal. Experience working with a cultural organization is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong analytical and research skills are essential. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, organized, highly computer literate and able to work creatively within a group. Display knowledge of and interest in the corporate sponsorship and giving community. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion and equity. Tessitura experience is preferred. An undergraduate degree in public relations, communications, marketing or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.   


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


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

 

Associate Director, Planned Giving and Major Gifts

The Associate Director of Planned Giving is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of planned giving donors and prospects. This newly created position manages strategic planning, solicitation process, direct communications, and stewardship activities to retain and acquire donors for planned giving campaigns. Collaborate with Development team for support of special campaigns.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Undergraduate degree preferred. 3+ years of experience working with high-net-worth individual donors, with demonstrated ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Joffrey. Interest in dance, dance education and outreach, and in building donor relationships in support of the Joffrey’s mission is highly desirable. Tessitura experience preferred. Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.   


WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements 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.

Artistic and Production Intern

The Artistic and Production Intern is responsible for compiling, archiving, and organizing information related to Artistic and Production duties in the Artistic department. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to; organize and distribute tour and travel arrangements, assist with creating wellness schedules, including physical therapy and doctor clinics and to support the Company Manager with preparing Artistic documents and calendars for future seasons. This internship will run from early January through end of February 2018.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
College Undergraduate with strong academic credentials is required with a focus on arts administration is preferred. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required, with demonstrated working ability in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Basic knowledge of dance is preferred. Must have a solid commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

8-12 hours per week during normal Artistic office hours of 9:30 – 6:30pm. May have occasional hours in evenings and weekends for duties related to performances and auditions.

 

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 amitious, energetic telephone sales agents to sell season ticket packages for The Joffrey Ballet's 2016-2017 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:

  • Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Associate Director, Planned Giving and Major Gifts

Part-Time Positions:

  • Academy Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Artistic and Production Intern
  • Community Engagement Part-Time Faculty Member
  • Season Ticket Sales Agent

 

Full job descriptions for all available positions are below.