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New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. Founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Widely acknowledged for its enduring contributions to dance, New York City Ballet is committed to promoting creative excellence and nurturing a new generation of dancers and choreographers. The School of American Ballet is the official training academy of the New York City Ballet.

New York City Ballet Education engages students, educators, adults, and families, in a variety of programs designed to increase their understanding of ballet, dance-making, self-expression, and creativity. These programs include multi-week residency programs in NYC public school classrooms, public programs for children and adults at Lincoln Center and in the community, and Access programs for children and adults with disabilities. 

The Education Assistant reports to the Senior Director, Education and Public Programs and serves as the supporting member of a six-person department responsible for producing all public and in-school educational programming for the Company. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, flexible, eager to learn and apply new skills; and is familiar with ballet education. 


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

School Programs

  • Attend and assist with the preparation of teaching artist training, professional development sessions and student matinees.
  • Maintain and update residency program enrollment databases.
  • Assist in the creation of letters of agreements and billing paperwork for school partners.
  • Create media resources to support residency curricula. 

Public and Access Programs

  • Manage all aspects of Working Day and Backstage at the Ballet tours for student groups including marketing, booking, paperwork, volunteer coordination, and assessment.
  • Assist in the preparation of workshops, Family Saturdays, Inside NYCB, and off-site events including preparation of printed materials, research and ordering of props, ticket binders, and communications.
  • Assist in the hosting of online workshops via Zoom, including in-person setup and technical support.
  • Assist in the execution of workshops including setup and breakdown, check-in table, and recording attendance. 

General

  • Manage departmental accounting including processing invoices via Multiview, coding vouchers, AmEx reports, petty cash, and tracking expenses and income.
  • Maintain and update prop inventory and office supplies.
  • Respond to education department general phone and email inquiries.
  • Assist department with reports, presentations, projects, and office management. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Highest moral character and integrity
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum one years of professional work experience
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholder
  • Extremely organized and efficient with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong database and computer skills, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and knowledge of Apple products
  • Ability to periodically work evenings and weekends 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The hours of work are between 10am – 6pm weekdays. The position also includes periodic weekend and evening work, usually when the Company is in season.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to:

  • Office setting
  • Theater and studio settings
  • Offsite venues  

NOTE: New York City Ballet has a vaccine policy that requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID- 19. A medical or religious exemption to this policy may be granted if a reasonable accommodation exists that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. Exemptions or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed.

WE OFFER

  • A salary to match your experience and qualifications
  • A competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Programs
  • Generous paid time off policy including holidays, floating holidays/personal days, sick and vacation time
  • A new hybrid in-office/remote work pilot program, for positions that qualify, beginning in September 2021 

YOU BRING

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail and flexibility
  • Dependability and time management skills 
  • A quality-focused and team-oriented work ethic 

Employment is subject to the completion of due-diligence inquiries, including a background check which will take place after a conditional offer is made. 

TO APPLY

Interested, qualified candidates may apply by forwarding their resume and salary requirements to BalletHR@nycballet.com with Assistant, Education in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

New York City Ballet is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, unemployment status, familial status, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to extent required by applicable law, credit history or any other characteristic protected by law.

New York City Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies in the world, pursues the highest levels of artistic excellence and innovation. Therefore, we seek to attract, retain, and cultivate the most talented dancers, musicians, designers, stage technicians, and arts administrators. To this end, we are deeply committed to creating and sustaining an organizational culture that values diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are inspired by our founders, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, who envisioned an authentically American expression of ballet with a company that reflects the rich cultural diversity of this nation. In pursuit of their vision, we are committed to educating, developing, and supporting an organization that embodies diversity in its many forms.

Learn More About Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion