Summer Internship

Ballet Chicago seeks Interns for summer 2017. The Marketing and Development interns will report to Margaret Najarian and the School Administrative interns will report to Danny Valente. The ideal candidate will be respectful, hardworking, reliable, willing to learn, self-motivated, self-determined and possess a can-do spirit. As we are a school and have over a hundred students per day, applicants must be good with children. 

Marketing and Development Intern responsibilities are as follows:

  • Marketing Data Collection: “Clean-out” (delete/add/update) mailing and print material distribution lists
  • Social Media Assistant: Gathering, designing and scheduling social media content
  • Mailings: Merging, printing, labeling and stuffing
  • Digital and Print Media Archiving: Data conversion (VHS to DVD to digital files) and filing system development
  • Other duties as assigned.

School Administrative Intern responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assistant for the Children’s Theme Camp
  • Serve as mentor to young dancers ages 7 - 11 years of age
  • Provide front desk duties during employee breaks
  • Assist in studio maintenance, set-up and take-down
  • Chaperone back-stage during performances.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Projects will require a general knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

Dates:  June 19 - August 18, 2017.
Hours: 15-20 hours per week. Exact times are flexible.
Stipend: $7.75 per hour

As Ballet Chicago is a school, all hired interns will be required to undergo a background check.

This program is funded by the Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment Program, supporting summer employment opportunities for high school students. Internships are available for up to 4 students. Recent graduates who have not yet entered college may be included. Students may only participate in one IACA supported position each year.

Applications can be emailed to or dropped off Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm, at the Ballet Chicago office,
17 North State Street, Suite 1900, Chicago Illinois. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

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