AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Dorm Supervisor Positions
2021-2022 School Year
Manhattan School of Music Dormitory (ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School)
92nd Street Y Residence (ABT Studio Company)
As America’s National Ballet Company®, American Ballet Theatre is proud to represent the apex of performing arts, community, and dance education. Our mission is to preserve and expand the worldwide repertoire of ballet by presenting delightful performances, providing the highest quality dance education, and by incorporating programs that augment diversity and inclusion such as the ABT Women’s Movement and ABT RISE.
It takes a top-notch team of innovators, problem-solvers, and art enthusiasts to make our mission successful. That’s why we employ the best and brightest minds in the business – from seasoned performing arts professionals to recent college graduates. Whether you’re looking for your first job or your next career, joining the ABT family gives you the opportunity to channel your passion, challenge convention, and most importantly, to make an impact in the global performing arts industry.
MISSION: To create, to present, to preserve and to extend the great repertoire of classical dancing, through exciting performances and educational programming of the highest quality, presented to the widest possible audience.
VISION: As America’s National Ballet Company® our vision is to engage and inspire communities through the diversity, dynamism and power of world class dance.
ABOUT ABT: In 2006, by an act of Congress, American Ballet Theatre became America’s National Ballet Company® and ABT is one of the most revered dance companies in the world. Few ballet companies equal ABT’s combination of size, scope and outreach. Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States and is the only major U.S. cultural institution to do so. Although headquartered in New York City, during its 80 years as a touring company, ABT has appeared in a total of 132 cities in 45 countries and has performed in all 50 of the United States.
Classification: JKO School Dormitory Chaperone & ABT Studio Company Residence Assistant
Department: Education and Training
Reports to: Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs and Student Life Coordinator
The primary responsibilities in both roles are geared towards serving and enhancing the living experience on the premises, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.
The JKO School Housing Chaperone is responsible for supervising approximately 15-20 ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division students between the ages of 15 and 19 at the Manhattan School of Music dormitory. This position requires living at the ABT JKO School dormitory at the Manhattan School of Music for the entire fall and spring semesters (October through May).
The ABT Studio Company Residence Assistant is responsible for supervising 11 ABT Studio Company dancers between the ages of 17 and 21 at the 92nd Street Y Residence. This position requires living at the Studio Company housing at the 92nd Street Y for the entire fall and spring semesters (September through May).
For both roles, housing in a single room (shared bathroom) will be provided, along with a stipend. Chaperones at the Manhattan School of Music are also provided a Meal Plan.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
· Work with JKO School / ABT Studio Company staff to ensure the wellbeing of student life in the housing and provide regular reports to Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs.
· Accept responsibility for and act as a supportive authority figure for all residents.
· Be familiar with and uphold the relevant ABT regulations, policies, code of conduct, and house rules, and be able to explain them to the residents. Maintain discipline and enforce rules in a compassionate and assertive manner, such as a curfew, quiet hours, and resident cleaning responsibilities.*
· Supervise and monitor the residence during designated hours.*
· Use conflict resolution and mediation skills to assist residents with housing-related problems. Inform Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs of problems that may interfere with the well-being of student life in the dorms. If necessary, complete incident reports in a timely manner and submit them to the Student Life Coordinator.
· Be on-call for residents and emergencies on a full-time basis during the semester (throughout the duration of the programs) and accompany sick or injured residents to medical facilities as needed. Notify parents or guardians of sick or injured resident should such a trip to a medical facility occur.
· Ensure habitable maintenance of the residence. Notify appropriate parties when maintenance or cleanliness issues need to be addressed.
· Facilitate new resident orientation and weekly or bi-weekly resident meetings, as needed.
· Track the travel of each resident and ensure they check-in/out as planned.
· Accompany underage JKO students who are performing as supernumeraries during the ABT Met season back to the dorm after evening performances.
· Be on-site to welcome residents during move-in.
· Provide opportunities for residents to get to know one another.
· Inform residents, housing location staff, ABT staff, and any additional authority of emergency and crisis situations immediately.
· Be willing to undergo regular statutory training as well as role-specific training such as First-Aid, Fire Awareness, CPR, et cetera.
· Other duties as assigned by the ABT JKO School Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs
*Specific housing rules and policies may vary between the ABT JKO School and ABT Studio Company residences, and thus the extent of and type of rule enforcement between the two positions will vary accordingly.
· Due to the supervisory nature of this position, candidates are required to be at least 21 years of age. For ABT Studio Company Resident Assistant, age 22 or higher is preferred.
· Experience as a dorm parent / resident assistant, teacher, chaperone, camp counselor, or related experience working with teenagers.
· Excellent communication and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work productively with students, parents, and staff.
· Friendly and nurturing personality with the ability to support students and command respect, providing a good role model.
· Conflict resolution skills and the ability to mediate situations as they arise.
· Ability to respond appropriately in disciplinary and emergency situations.
· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
· Candidates with foreign language skills strongly encouraged to apply.
· For JKO School Chaperone: Regular work schedule is generally Monday – Friday from late afternoon/ evening until mid-morning with occasional daytime hours (based on the students’ class/ rehearsal schedule). Evenings and weekends should be spent primarily on-site and chaperone must be on-call.
· For ABT Studio Company Resident Assistant: Must be on-site and on call daily from evening through early morning, unless the Studio Company is on tour or if all dancers are otherwise checked out of the residence. Substitutes can be arranged with reasonable advanced notice.
· Must be committed to serving the institutional effort of American Ballet Theatre and to furthering its mission through educational programs, and the training of young dancers of the highest quality.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ABT Dorm Supervisor Positions” in the subject line. Please do not call. We apologize in advance that we can only contact those candidates moving forward in the search. Final candidates who are offered a position will be required to undergo a background check prior to finalizing the hiring process.
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