José Mateo Ballet Theatre

400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
October 31, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Ballet Theatre School /Studio Administration Internship


Gain incredible work experience in the arts field!

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

AboutJose Mateo Ballet Theatre

In 1986, José Mateo founded José Mateo Ballet Theatre (JMBT) on the principle that access to dance could transform lives. Thirty three years later, JMBT continues their annual holidayThe Nutcrackerat the Emerson Majestic Cutler Theatre and Strand Theatre. The JMBT School also provides ballet training for over 600 students annually and hosts an annual dance festival that strives to reposition the role of dance in our culture to enrich our communities, locally and beyond.

Interns will work on a variety of projects in support of the activities of José Mateo Ballet Theatre.

School/ Studio Administration tasks include:

· General Reception desk tasks including answering the phone and assisting studio manager and administrative assistant as needed.

· Data entry into our live theater ticketing database (OffStage) for The Nutcracker production

· Assist with studio database management for school programs

· Miscellaneous administrative tasks

· Start immediately! 20 hours per week preferred.

· Options available: Short term (November 5 through December 22) with the option to continue through the spring semester


Interns should have experience with Microsoft Office and good proof-reading skills. Please be comfortable with talking on the phone.Ideal for an organized and detail-oriented person with an interest in arts administration and/or studio management. This internship offers experience in the arts field, as well as course credit and community service hours. Although internships are unpaid, participants are welcome to take ballet classes and attend The Nutcracker performances.  We are located in Harvard Square, easily accessible by train or bus. Students of all class years are welcome to apply!

How To Apply:

To apply submit a brief cover letter and resume to:

José Mateo Ballet Theatre

(617) 354-7467

Apply by:
November 02, 2018
unpaid internship
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.