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Careers with BBASI

Why join our RAF/BBASI team?

  • Be part of an acclaimed, non-partisan, US- Russia cultural initiative

  • Support the love of ballet among the next generation of dancers

  • Experience the role arts play in early childhood education

  • Strengthen and expand your own skills in critical areas: leadership, communication, multitasking, succeeding in dynamic environments, problem-solving and more!

  • Learn from healthcare professionals in areas such as Athletic Training, Nursing, and Nutrition

Benefits of Working at RAF

  • Professional reference from an internationally respected non-profit/NGO

  • Competitive wages

  • Opportunities for year-round employment consideration

  • Friendships with peers of similar interests in Slavic Studies, Int'l Relations, and Performing Arts

After a successful Summer ‘21 in-person, we are excited for a Summer ‘22 full of valuable opportunities for our Program participants and staff.
REQUIRED: Fully vaccinated status, boosted if appropriate.
How to Apply:

If you are interested to learn more about any of the available positions, please send your cover letter and resume to: careers@russianamericanfoundation.org.  Specify which position is of interest to you. Please note that you MUST have legal authorization to work in the US.  RAF does not hire staff from overseas. 

We look forward to getting to know you!

Open Positions

Program Assistant - BBASI CT

The PA will be responsible for supervising participants (ages 9 -15yrs), as well as running some extracurricular/ non-ballet activities (outdoor games, arts & crafts, etc.). PAs will work as a team of 3-4 and will report to the Program Director. This position is well-suited for candidates with strong academic or career interests in: performing arts, global languages/cultures (especially Russian), sports medicine, and/or child education.

REQUIRED: Residency on campus (single AC rooms), experience with overseeing youth. 

Russian Language Teacher - BBASI CT

The Russian Language Teacher will be responsible for introducing dancers (ages 9-15) to Russian language and culture in a fun, interactive, and engaging manner. The teacher will have about 4-5 groups/day, with each group for about 1hr class/4-5 times per week. Some participant supervision duties will be assigned also.


REQUIRED: Residency on campus (single AC rooms), experience teaching Russian at a novice level.

Interpreter - BBASI CT & NY*

The interpreter will be responsible for interpreting during ballet classes from Russian to English language. Interpreters may have 4-5 classes per day and a 5 day week. To be successful in this position, candidates should have advanced proficiency in both languages, be able to quickly switch between them, and be able to sustain focus for the duration of class lasting approximately 1.5 hrs. Russian language reading & writing capacity is preferred. The ability to conduct a stretch class for dancers is a plus. 

REQUIRED: Advanced proficiency in English & Russian, knowledge of ballet terminology preferred. For CT - Residency on campus.


"Working at RAF not only prepared me well for my future career, but also informed its trajectory. Being hired as a Program Assistant and exposed to Russian culture inspired me to study Russian language in college.


Later joining the leadership team as BBASI Director, I learned how to work successfully in a fast-paced environment. Currently as a consultant for the Federal Gov't, I routinely call upon the critical thinking skills I developed during my formative years at RAF."

- Graduate of Grinnell College and Columbia University

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