José Mateo Ballet Theatre

400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
November 07, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Needs Volunteers in November-December!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre. We have two incredible volunteer opportunities that will give you an insider view into an established non-profit cultural arts institution that continues to thrive after 33 years in business.

Gain incredible work experience in the arts field!

1) Help with folding letters and stuffing envelopes to raise scholarship money for children as we work on our Annual Appeal fundraiser mailing!

· Volunteers are needed from Thursday, November 15 through Friday, November 30, 2018

· Location: Harvard Square, 400 Harvard Street Cambridge

· For more information, contact Ophelia at 617-354-7467 or

Volunteers can choose their work times. No experience required. Contact us to register for a shift or two!

2) Help with data entry into our live theater ticketing database (OffStage) for our upcoming The Nutcracker production at the Emerson Cutler Majestic and Strand Theatres

· Valuable work experience for learning to work in the theater field!

· Start immediately! Approximately 8-10 hours per week, flexible. 

· Options available: Short term (November 5 through December 22) with the option to continue through the spring semester (Jan 2 – May 22)

Please have experience with Microsoft Office and strong organization and proof-reading skills. Position is volunteer (unpaid) but you are welcome to take ballet classes and attend The Nutcracker performances!

We are located in Harvard Square, easily accessible by train or bus.

See above for any requirements or qualifications. 
How To Apply:
Contact Greg or Ophelia at 617-354-7467 or
Apply by:
December 28, 2018
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.