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Employment Opportunities

Join our team! Current opportunities with American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School are listed below.

Teaching Artist

Position: Teaching Artist
Company: Princeton Ballet Society (dba American Repertory Ballet (ARB) and Princeton Ballet School (PBS) with locations in New Brunswick, Princeton, and Cranbury, New Jersey)
Reporting Relationships: The Teaching Artists reports to the Access & Enrichment Manager
Travel: There may be some regional travel associated with this position
Position: Part-time. Some weekend and evening hours are required

Organization Overview

The Princeton Ballet Society’s mission is to nurture a lifelong love of dance and lift the collective spirit through excellent, relevant, and accessible artistic and educational programs, with a focus on classical ballet. This mission is fulfilled through three distinct but unified parts of the organization: American Repertory Ballet (ARB), the preeminent ballet company in NJ now under the leadership of Ethan Stiefel, Artistic Director; Princeton Ballet School (PBS), one of the largest non-profit dance schools in the nation; and ARB’s Access & Enrichment initiatives, programs designed to enrich students and the local community to the art form of dance, as active participants and informed observers, and to develop life-long dance enthusiasts. It is through these three branches that the organization’s vision is pursued: to entertain, educate, enlighten, and inspire with the beauty and passion of dance.

Designated a “Major Arts Institution” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for two decades, and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts “American Masterpieces” program, the organization plays a leadership role in the dance community. ARB’s annual production of The Nutcracker, first produced in 1963, is the longest-running production in the state and one of the longest-running in the country. ARB’s DANCE POWER program, now in its 37th year, is an in-school dance residency that provides dance education to every 3rd grade student in the New Brunswick public school system, and remains the longest-running arts/community partnership in NJ.

Founded in 1954 by Audrée Estey, the mission of Princeton Ballet School is to create and train professional dancers and to provide age and developmentally appropriate dance classes to the general public for students ranging from recreational beginners to professional artists.

The School has a highly qualified faculty dedicated to providing training for all dancers wishing to appreciate ballet as an art form, a life-long form of exercise and a means in which to find self-confidence and poise. For the gifted student wishing to make dance a professional career, the curriculum and artistic acumen of the faculty have produced dancers who have graduated to the professional level in ballet, modern dance, Broadway and television and film. For the student looking for a bridge from their high school training into their professional careers, ARB offers the Trainee Program which is managed by Princeton Ballet School.

Position Overview

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School seek experienced Dance Teaching Artists for immediate placement in ongoing dance and movement in-school residencies and after-school programs in Central NJ Schools. Teaching Artists lead in-school or after-school dance programs in public/private schools. Each year, we engage approximately 10,000 children and families of varying ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds, and ages through curriculum-based residences, school-time matiness, assemblies, and community events. Currently we have partner schools in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Highland Park, Plainsboro, and Asbury Park. Our programs occur within the school day (between 8am-3:30pm) or after school (3pm-6pm).


  • At least 1-5 days per week available between 8am-3:30pm (in-school programs) and/or 3:00pm-6:00pm (after-school programs) for immediate placement experience in a variety of dance forms such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, Latin and African Diasporic styles, and/or creative dance training for children ages 1-5 years old.=
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance or Dance Education Professional dance background and experience teaching in public/private schools (or similar settings) with pre-school, elementary, middle, and/or high school populations
  • Choreographic experience in a variety of settings for youth
  • Experience teaching a variety of styles of dance
  • Spanish speakers are a plus!

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as under any and all applicable state (New Jersey) and local laws, rules and regulations.

Compensation: $38/hr and includes paid time for curriculum and professional development

To apply, please send a resume to Lindsay Cahill, [email protected], SUBJECT LINE: DANCE POWER Teaching Artist

General Production Support

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School need more hands on deck! The pay for an entry-level position within our Production Department begins at $18/hour and goes up from there depending on skills and experience.

We are looking for responsible and open-minded people in all areas of the Production Department such as:

  • Costumes
  • Electrics
  • Paints
  • Projection
  • Props, sourcing and creation
  • Rigging
  • Run Crew
  • Scenery
  • Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Wardrobe
  • Load in and load out 
  • Truck drivers and loading
  • Storage moves
  • Facilities, dance floor install and maintenance
  • Support for outdoor performances

No prior experience needed, though some work may have specific requirements such as the ability to lift and move objects up to 50 lbs. On-the-job training will be provided. Interested applicants should send an email to [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities

For information about volunteering with the organization, please contact [email protected].

Internship Opportunities

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) internships are for individuals that want to gain practical experience in the non-profit arts world. Interns are given the opportunity to learn how each department contributes to the whole of ARB by working directly with department heads on various projects necessary to the success of the organization.

ARB is currently seeking interns to work on various initiatives and projects in our Marketing, Development, Educational Programming, Production, and Wardrobe departments. Interns will work under the Director of each specific department to develop projects, goals, and timelines best-suited to the organization’s needs and the intern’s skill set.

Internships are part-time (10-15 hrs/week) and unpaid.