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Development Intern

Philadelphia Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the country’s leading ballet companies, seeks a Development Intern for the 2017-18 season. The Development Intern will report directly to the Manager of Corporate Sponsorship & Special Events, and provide support to development department initiatives.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with special event coordination for the ballet’s annual Fall Gala, Nutcracker Magic, Swan Lake Dinner and Jewels Luncheon.
  • Perform data entry and maintenance of the ballet’s windows-based fundraising database, Tessitura.
  • Organize and schedule the fall online auction.
  • Provide general support of department initiatives.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and internet applications (for Windows).
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Available to work some nights and weekends during ballet events.
  • Friendly, outgoing, and eager to learn more about arts administration.
  • Knowledge of ballet or the performing arts a plus, but not required.

Benefits Include:

  • Free performance tickets.
  • Opportunity to work with a creative and energetic team of arts professionals.
  • Networking opportunities with leading arts organizations across the city.

Applicants must be available to work 15-20 hours per week, plus a few additional nights and weekends during ballet events. Length and content of internship can be tailored to fit course and requirement needs.

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rachael Glashan Rupisan. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Email only, no phone calls please.

Rachael Glashan Rupisan
Pennsylvania Ballet
100 S. Broad St. Suite 2226
Philadelphia, PA 19107