Employment Opportunities - José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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Employment Opportunities

José Mateo Ballet Theatre is a vibrant and diverse community of artists, arts educators, students, audience members and partner organizations working at the intersection of artistic excellence, innovation and social change.  Directed by Cuban-born founder José Mateo and incorporated as a non-profit in 1986, JMBT has developed from a single studio dance school into the largest minority-led arts organization in Greater Boston.

JMBT is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs, services and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, economic background, cultural background, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, criminal history or veteran status.


Contact: Scott Fraser, sfraser@ballettheatre.org


This senior position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support the  ongoing operations of the organization beginning in a period of unprecedented change within  both the organization and the sector.  

The Director of Institutional Advancement will work closely with the Founder/Artistic Director,  Managing Director and Board to expand and strengthen the organization’s bases of support through the cultivation of individuals, foundation and corporate relationships.  

Key responsibilities encompass:  

  • Development and implementation of agency communications plan 
  • Annual fund development 
  • Updating and implementation of fundraising processes and systems 
  • Implementation of a major donor program 
  • Leading efforts to move donors to higher levels of giving 
  • Coordinating special events 
  • Engaging diverse board membership in fundraising and the advancement of development  efforts. 


A proven track record of identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual gifts and the ability to  nurture, respect and actualize long-term donor relationships are required of competitive  candidates. 

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree desirable.  

Required experience: A minimum of five years (ten years preferred) of related experience, with  extensive writing experience and a track record of proven donor cultivation and solicitation  experience. Ability to write and speak persuasively – both “from the heart” and with a solid  grasp of data, history, and programmatic details/statistics required. Competitive candidates must  demonstrate strong organizational and writing skills; ability to work with a team in  conceptualizing program elements and translating them into attractive funding opportunities.  Familiarity with fund-raising databases, spreadsheets, etc. is required. Strong leadership skills  and mature judgment are essential.

Diverse candidates strongly encouraged to apply.




September 7, 2021


José Mateo Ballet Theatre seeks classical ballet teachers for the Young Dancers Program and Adult Open Class Program. Teachers will have the opportunity to work with a community of dedicated students and faculty.  

The organization’s current home is the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. Cambridge is renowned for its universities, diversity, and robust arts scene. Our four studios in this location are spacious and welcoming, creating an atmosphere perfect for dance and learning.

Located at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Uphams Corner, our Dorchester studio supports a growing number of young ballet dancers. Uphams Corner has recently been designated as an Arts and Innovation District by the City of Boston and José Mateo Ballet Theatre is very excited to be a part of the community and its future.

The mission of José Mateo Ballet Theatre is to:  

  • Create new ballets of excellence that are stimulating and culturally relevant to diverse audiences 
  • Create an innovative approach to ballet training that welcomes diversity and ensures unanimous participation and achievement by all students 
  • Create sustainable, inclusive and engaging outreach programs that make ballet accessible to participants of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds 
  • Reposition the role of dance in our culture and expand its purpose in the education of youth and enrichment of community locally and beyond 

In keeping with this mission, we would like to be able to offer equitable ballet education to both locations. We would like new members of our faculty to be able to teach at either location depending on our needs. Candidates should have a passion for ballet and the impact that it can have on students of all backgrounds and abilities. In addition to regular teaching, there may be opportunities to engage our communities through Ballet Story Times, partnerships with local schools, and other events.



Candidates should have a classical ballet education and several years of experience teaching.


Dependent on education and experience




Please email your résumé and a short description of your teaching approach to gdomb@ballettheatre.org. Prospective teachers should anticipate attending an interview and teaching a class at the studio as part of the selection process.


José Mateo Ballet Theatre seeks experienced pianists for classical ballet classes in the Young Dancers Program and Adult Open Class Program at our Cambridge studio location. Pianists will have the opportunity to work intensely with a small community of dedicated teachers and students. Please contact Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org for more information.


Must have significant experience playing for ballet classes with regular availability to play for Morning, Afternoon, and/or Evening classes.


Dependent on education and experience




Please email your résumé and a short description of your approach to accompanying ballet classes to gdomb@ballettheatre.org. Prospective pianists should anticipate attending an interview and playing for a class at the studio as part of the selection process.