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The Russian American Foundation is a respected New York based non-profit, with initiatives in the fields of education, culture, and sports.  RAF is looking for mature, responsible, outgoing individuals to work at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive (BBASI), an internationally acclaimed youth program located on a campus of a prestigious private school in Connecticut ( Staff are required to live on campus and possess sensitivity to/appreciation of other cultures and foreign students.  Following positions are available:   Please note that staff is not allowed to take ballet classes, but will have free time daily to use school's work-out facilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Program Assistant (6/21 – 8/4/18)

Responsible for supervising participants (ages 9 -14yrs), as well as planning and running some extracurricular, non-ballet activities (i.e. - non-contact outdoor games, arts & crafts, etc.).  PAs will work together as a small team of 3-4 and will be reporting to Program’s Coordinating Director.   The program takes place 6 days/week on campus with one day/week dedicated to off-site trips like NYC, family amusement park, etc.

 This position is well suited for candidates with strong academic or career interests in: performing arts, global languages and cultures (especially Russian), sports/dance medicine, and/or child education.


  • Commitment for the whole period with residency on campus.
  • Experience with overseeing children.                       
  • Age 18 or older.



  • $2000 for the period + housing & meals + bonus for exceptional performance of duties
  • 5 days off will be assigned during the period




Please find attached Summer 2018 job postings we thought would be of interest to your students.  We welcome for consideration all students of the performing arts (not only classical ballet) who meet specific job requirements. Please feel free to distribute as you deem appropriate.

Rachel Shafran

Coordinating Director
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, CT
212.687.6118 ext. 208

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