José Mateo Ballet Theatre

400 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
November 08, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Wanted- Fundraising/Development Intern at Ballet Theatre in Harvard Square!


Gain valuable work experience learning how to fundraise and develop resources in the arts field!Interns at JMBT play a hands-on role in fundraising initiatives and gain a general understanding of arts management and the operations of non-profit organizations.

The Development/ Fundraising Intern will work on a variety of projects in support of the activities of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre based on our needs and your interests.

Development projects include:

· Assist with a donor cultivation project (research, writing or planning).

· Assist with a mailing for Annual Appeal Fund campaign in November.

· Assist with special events.

· Research potential grant opportunities.

· Assist with some administrative duties.

We are located in Harvard Square, easily accessible by train or bus. College students welcome to apply!

No previous fundraising experience required. Interns should have experience with Microsoft office and good writing and proof reading skills.Creative, organized, and detail-oriented thinkers with an interest in fundraising and/or arts administration preferred.This internship requires 8-15 hours/week for the fall and/or spring semester.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 performances.
How To Apply:

To apply submit a brief cover letter and resume to:


Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

(617) 354-7467 ext 113

Apply by:
November 26, 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.