Internships

José Mateo Ballet Theatre offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in arts administration, development and fundraising, marketing, and overall nonprofit organizational management. Internships are available throughout the year. 

JMBT asks for a commitment of 10-20 hours per week. Interns may receive academic credit for their participation in the internship program. Active interns are eligible for complimentary tickets to performances and free adult ballet classes.

JMBT believes that the educational, health, community building, and cultural value of ballet can be shared and enjoyed by everyone, benefiting constituents regardless of age, body type, or background—economic or cultural.  This belief drives our work, which consists of three interconnected programmatic areas: Performance including our yearly production of The Nutcracker, Education and Training, and Dance for World Community.

Spring / Summer 2024 Internships

Marketing Internship

DESCRIPTION

Interns at JMBT gain a general understanding of arts management and the operations of non-profit organizations as well as the important role marketing plays in the success of every non-profit organization by having a hands-on role in marketing initiatives.

Marketing responsibilities include:

  • Social Media management
    • Maintain social media calendar and posting schedule
    • Taking photos and videos of daily JMBT classes
    • Keep up to date with ongoing social media trends
  • Creation and distribution of marketing materials
    • Assisting in distribution campaigns of flyers
    • Assisting in mailing campaigns of postcards
  • Brand management and market research
  • Database maintenance
  • Completing online marketing listings and ads
  • Assisting with marketing phone calls
  • On-site support for events
  • Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with WordPress, Constant Contact, and Canva
  • Photography and video skills, experience with photo and video editing
  • Exceptionally well organized with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable talking on the phone
  • Background in dance is preferable

DEADLINE

Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY

Submit brief cover letter and resume to Isobel Chang, Marketing Associate at ichang@ballettheatre.org.

Studio Programs Internship

DESCRIPTION

Interns at JMBT gain a general understanding of arts management and the operations of non-profit organizations as well as how school programming plays an important role in the success of our non-profit organization.

Studio Programming responsibilities include:

  • General reception desk duties, including assisting students, parents, faculty, and renters as needed
  • Assisting with scheduling of all studio programs, including Young Dancers Program, Adult classes, Teen classes, YouthWorks, and more
  • Assisting with planning of school activities and other programs, including The Nutcracker, Open Houses, Spring Repertory Concerts, YouthWorks, Year End Demonstrations, and more
  • Responding to inquiries of new and existing students, especially phone calls
  • Assisting in registration, trial and placement classes of new students
  • Database maintenance
  • Organization and care of studio facilities
  • On-site support for events
  • Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with MindBody, Constant Contact, and Canva
  • Exceptionally well organized with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills with parents, students, children, and faculty
  • Comfortable talking on the phone
  • Background in dance is preferable

DEADLINE

Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY

Submit brief cover letter and resume to Rose Lee, Studio Programs Manager at rlee@ballettheatre.org.

Fall 2024 Internships

Development Internship

DESCRIPTION

Interns at JMBT gain a general understanding of arts management and the operations of non-profit organizations as well as the important role development plays in the success of every non-profit organization by having a hands-on role in development, fundraising, and donor cultivation initiatives.

Development responsibilities include:

  • Donor Management
    • Maintain donor database
    • Prospective donor research
    • Assist in donor cultivation efforts
  • Drafting and sending solicitation and thank you letters
  • Assisting with giving campaigns
  • Assisting with development phone calls
  • On-site support for events
  • Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Exceptionally well organized with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable talking on the phone

DEADLINE

Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY

Submit brief cover letter and resume to Vy Phan, Development Associate at vphan@ballettheatre.org.

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