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Job Opportunities

New York City Center is looking for professional, enthusiastic, creative individuals to join our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Full-Time Employment


This position serves as a member of City Center’s development team and is responsible for helping manage all facets of the institutional giving program at New York City Center.  He/she plays an integral part in helping to achieve contributed income targets in terms of corporate, foundation and government support and will be responsible for a variety of fundraising, benefit oversight, and organizational activities. Together with the Assistant Manager, the Manager of Institutional Giving will oversee an intern, as needed.

Reports to the Director of Institutional Giving


  • Manage a grants portfolio of current corporate, foundation and government donors.
  • Develop corporate strategy with Director and lead implementation, including crafting proposals, reporting, and solicitation efforts.
  • Actively build corporate portfolio and identify sponsorship/membership opportunities through prospect research and development.
  • Steward current relationships and oversee appropriate cultivation, including attending and securing meetings for CEO, VP, and Director.
  • Develop, draft and edit proposals and applications for foundation and government funders.
  • Draft and submit interim and final reports for grants received, including leading key reports such as the Cultural Data Project
  • Support Director in developing and reaching financial goals for Institutional Giving.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure optimum implementation of fundraising program, including budget development, report accuracy, and recognition and benefits activation.
  • Draft general Institutional Giving correspondence, including acknowledgements and invitations
  • Attend and support overall development department activities, including special events and occasional evening and weekend performances and activities


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience
  • Experience and/or interest in performing arts administration is essential
  • Experience with Tessitura or other fundraising software is preferred
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, excellent customer service, great computer skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
To be considered, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jane Penn at

Volunteer Opportunities

New York City Center welcomes a select few volunteers to assist with audience survey distribution and collection during evening and matinee performances of the annual Fall for Dance Festival, as well as to provide clerical support during business hours for special projects. For further information, please e-mail our Marketing Department.