José Mateo Ballet Theatre

400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 10, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Dorchester Studio Administrator


The Dorchester Studio Administrator oversees the Dorchester campus of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, located in Upham's Corner, and reports to and is supervised by the Studio Programs Manager. This is a part time non-exempt position, averaging 16 hours per week. Hours generally fall on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Hours vary depending on the season and include internal and external events.

Key responsibilities include:

Managing Dorchester parental interaction, including:

  • Student payment

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Records

  • Administering evaluations and participation certificates

  • Responding timely to inquiries from new and existing students

  • Helping prospective students navigate the registration and/or financial aid application process

Studio Management, including:

  • Opening and closing the studio

  • Maintaining the bulletin board and information table

  • Managing studio appearance

  • Submitting bi-weekly payroll

  • Running events as assigned

  • Church communication as assigned

  • Tracking metrics as assigned

Supporting the Dorchester Principal to market and promote all school activities, including:

  • Activating current student networks

  • Attending events as the face of the school

  • Recruiting new students from the local community

  • Cultivating contacts and community goodwill

Implement, maintain and update policies and procedures

A pleasant, outgoing, and welcoming personality is the key attribute to success in this position.  Strong candidates will also have strong computer skills and enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment.
How To Apply:
Send resume to  No phone calls please.
Apply by:
August 24, 2018
$15 per hour
About this Organization:
José Mateo Ballet Theatre is a vibrant and diverse community of artists, arts educators, students, audience members, and partnering organizations working at the intersection of artistic excellence, innovation, and social change. Directed by Cuban-born founder José Mateo and incorporated as a not-for-profit in 1986, JMBT has developed from a single studio dance school into the largest minority led performing arts organization in Greater Boston. In the local market, José Mateo Ballet Theatre is the 12th largest performing arts organization. JMBT is the 71st largest dance company, 50th largest ballet company, and 6thlargest minority-led dance organization in America.

The defining feature of José Mateo Ballet Theatre is the successful alignment of excellence, innovation and creativity, social responsibility, and financial sustainability to build and strengthen community. While José Mateo Ballet Theatre is widely recognized as New England’s leading producer of new, critically acclaimed ballets, it is also renowned for its inclusive, humanistic approach to training, extensive outreach to disadvantaged children and families, effective community engagement and the integration of diversity in thought, appearance, ability and cultural backgrounds.

In 2000, the organization secured a long-term lease on Old Cambridge Baptist Church, listed in the Registry of National Historic Places and centrally located in Harvard Square. The facility houses the organization’s administrative offices, four classroom studios and the company’s 6,000 sq. ft. performance venue, The Sanctuary Theatre. Currently, The National Trust for Historic Preservation is developing a case study highlighting the development of José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s home as an outstanding example of “best practices” in adaptive reuses of a house of worship in the United States. 

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, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, criminal history or veteran status.