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.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
DESCRIPTION

This is a part-time, hourly position. Part-time staff members attend/staff up to 10 events per year.

DUTIES

Program Support: The Ballet School

  • Act as the face of the organization with students, parents, and renters
  • Manage schedule of educational program staff including faculty and pianists
  • Maintain the school’s MindBody database, including but not limited to backend management, attendance records, enrollment, payments, and scheduling
  • Oversee work study students
  • Oversee scheduling requests for faculty and outside rentals

Administrative Support

  • Serve as receptionist, answering phones and welcoming visitors and clients
  • Manage office supplies, materials, equipment, phone system, and other technology needs, as well as adherence to office budget
  • Act as accountant assistant by reconciling all money received on a weekly basis
  • Provide administrative support to other departments as needed
  • Manage custodial staff and bring facility concerns to staff meetings
QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have strong verbal and written communications skills, enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment and excel as a member of a team. Familiarity with dance education and performance is a plus.

SALARY

20 hours per week at $15 per hour

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your résumé to Studio Programs Manager Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org.

DATES

August 15-December 31, 2021

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Contact: Scott Fraser, sfraser@ballettheatre.org

DESCRIPTION

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

SALARY RANGE

Competitve

START DATE

September 7, 2021

CLASSICAL BALLET TEACHER
DESCRIPTION

José Mateo Ballet Theatre seeks classical ballet teachers for the Young Dancers Program (for students ages 3 to 18) and Adult Open Class Program at our Cambridge studio location. Teachers will have the opportunity to work intensely with a small community of dedicated students. Please contact Gabrielle Domb at gdomb@ballettheatre.org for more information.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have a classical ballet education and ten or more years of experience teaching.

SALARY

Dependent on education and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY

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.

PIANIST FOR CLASSICAL BALLET CLASSES
DESCRIPTION

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

SALARY

Dependent on education and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY

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.